February 14, 2018 , Car Accidents

Bellingham drivers should stay at the scene of an accident they caused – no matter how difficult

Recently there have been some hit and run accidents that hit the news. Earlier this month, a Western Washington University student was hit on I-5, and the driver was later arrested. Last October, this pedestrian was hit but got off lucky. As a dri...
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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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December 6, 2017 , Car Accidents

Causes of neck and lower back pain from car accidents

Car crashes can cause forces that seriously damage the neck and back. Critical to bodily fuction, they are vulnerable to sudden movement and force. Thinking back to high school physics class, picture a car slamming into another object. The inertia of...
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November 17, 2017 , Car Accidents

Top 15 causes of car accidents and how you can prevent them – Part 2

You already know the first seven ways you can prevent car accidents. Here are another eight top causes of car accidents.  8. Design Defects Sometimes vehicles have flaws in their design, engineering, or manufacture. Though rare, it's possi...
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November 17, 2017 , Car Accidents

Top 15 causes of car accidents and how you can prevent them – Part 1

More than nine out of ten car accidents are due to human error in the US. Globally, nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. While these figures are breathtaking, it's also empowering. There ar...
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November 8, 2017 , Car Accidents

Bellingham’s recent cold snap should change the way you drive

There's a sign outside the new Melvyn brewery on Meridian Avenue that reads "Winter is Coming". But recent temperatures sure make it feel like winter is already here. While it's time to consider draining and storing garden hoses and checking gutters ...
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November 2, 2017 , Car Accidents

Protect yourself from future wage loss in car accident settlements

Things can get really complicated when assessing what a car accident victim really loses after a serious car accident. As with any personal injury case, one issue to consider carefully is the income you have lost and the income you can expect to lose...
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October 20, 2017 , Car Accidents

Tips for avoiding collisions with deer in Bellingham and Whatcom County

We have all seen deer lying on the sides of roadways after being hit and killed by a vehicle. According to insurers, the odds of a vehicle collision involving a deer are 1 in 300 in an average year of driving in Washington. In the latest issue of the...
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October 10, 2017 , Car Accidents

Think drowsy driving was a factor in your car accident? Here are some telltale clues

Accident reports are full of facts that can lead Bellingham police, accident investigators, insurers and victims to evidence of drowsy driving. For example, if there are no tire marks on a road but a car plowed head on into a tree or another car...
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