January 11, 2018 , Bicycle Injuries

Steps to take after a Bellingham bike accident

Even though the City of Belligham has worked hard to make city streets safe for cyclicsts, bicycle accidents are a risk for those who live and work here. Bellingham has introduced measures to strengthen awareness of vehicle drivers on how to share th...
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January 11, 2018 , Truck Accidents

Like driving the length of a football field at 55 mph with eyes closed – in a semi truck

Hopefully you are well familiar with this saying: driving while distracted at highway speed is like traveling the length of a football field with your eyes closed. Imagine you're doing so and pulling 80,000 pounds behind you. Now imagine you're not t...
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January 11, 2018 , Car Accidents

Social media posts can impact Bellingham accident victims’ personal injury claims

For most Whatcom County accident victims, social media is the least of their concerns. Paying medical bills, making ends meet despite taking time off work, and healing physically and emotionally are much more immediate needs. However, social media ha...
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January 3, 2018 , Car Accidents

Avoid these prescription drugs if you are driving

All medications that are on the market today have gone through a rigorous testing and approval process and are generally considered to be safe for use as long as they are prescribed by a doctor and used as intended. However, not all medications are s...
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January 3, 2018 , Motorcycle Accidents

Five facts you should know about motorcycle accidents

Riding a motorcycle is a popular hobby—more than 8.6 million motorcycles run on the road. However, accidents do take place, and motorcyclists can unfortunately suffer catastrophic injuries because motorcycles leave them so exposed. If you or a love...
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January 2, 2018 , Personal Injury

How to jump start a vehicle

The average car these days has 20 or more onboard computers. By crossing wires - connecting a positive cable to a negative terminal, or vice versa - you’re going to cause an electrical short that could instantly fry some of those computers. You may...
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December 19, 2017 , Personal Injury

Dashing through the rain… tips for Bellingham drivers

Many Bellingham residents will hit I-5 for some holiday drives in the next few weeks. This can be a stressful time, so here are some things you can easily do to make the trip safe and festive. 1. Don't drink and drive It may be tempting to beat...
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December 17, 2017 , Pedestrian Injury

Bellingham’s City Hall campers are at risk for pedestrian vs. car accidents

The current temporary "tent city" for the homeless outside Bellingham's City Hall reminded me that there are unique issues in car accident cases involving homeless people. Currently there are around fifty people camping in close proximity to busy dow...
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December 15, 2017 , Truck Accidents

The Most Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 415,000 reported crashes involved commercial vehicles in the United States in 2015. Those accidents resulted in a total of 3,852 fatalities, a 22 percent i...
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December 14, 2017 , Personal Injury

The top five hazards in Bellingham homes aren’t what you think

Sometimes, the biggest dangers to your health are the ones you can’t see. Here are five harmful problems that can derail a home, with ways to protect yourself and your family against them. BACTERIA 1. Salmonella and E. coli These two forms...
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