October 6, 2017 , Car Accidents

Don’t drive with your eyes closed

We've all by now, I hope, heard of the analogy that driving while texting is like driving with your eyes closed. When your eyes aren't on the road, it's as good as driving blind. Drowsy driving is a more literal take on the idea. Drowsy driving isn't...
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September 7, 2017 , Car Accidents

Overcorrection is a leading cause of fatal car accidents. Here’s how to avoid it.

One of the most dangerous driving maneuvers is overcorrection. Indeed, it is one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents, because it can result in rollover crashes. Just as recently as last month, a Blaine man nearly died in Whatcom County ...
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August 24, 2017 , Car Accidents

Average car accident injury and damage cost estimates

Some things are impossible to calculate. But others are routinely figured, such as the total dollar amounts spent on caring for accident victims. Each year the National Safety Council adds up the amount spent on car accident injuries to generate a pi...
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August 10, 2017 , Car Accidents

How many Bellingham drivers wear their seat belts regularly?

Not enough, I can tell you that much, since it should be each and every time, every person. Just skipping your seat belt once will increase your chance of serious injury or death in an auto accident by half for that quick trip to the grocery store or...
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July 27, 2017 , Car Accidents

A $30 million car accident that did not happen in Bellingham

I feel it's a basic truth that the most expensive car accident, in Bellingham, Whatcom County, or anywhere on the planet, is any car crash that takes a life. After all, how expensive is priceless? However, there is a dollar value assessed to the loss...
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July 21, 2017 , Car Accidents

In a serious car accident? Internal bleeding is highly likely

Because of behaviors like distracted and drunk driving, serious car accidents are on the rise. Last year, traffic deaths increased 6 percent, to 40,200, according to estimates released on Wednesday by the National Safety Council. The two-year increas...
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June 22, 2017 , Car Accidents

Human error causes 94% of car accidents… so here’s what you can do to prevent them

This fact is why car manufacturers and companies like Google are investing heavily in autonomous vehicles. Just think, in just a few years, many car companies will be selling fully driverless cars. Driverless cars will be immune to a driver's human e...
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June 13, 2017 , Car Accidents

Many Whatcom County drivers may be victims in a very scary car accident in the future

We who live and work in Bellingham and Whatcom County live along the Ring of Fire, which isn't just a great song. There are faults all around the underground, which means that we could one day experience an earthquake and/or tsunami event. It's ...
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February 15, 2017 , Car Accidents

Why go to a chiropractor after a car accident?

Chiropractic care has long hovered between being considered standard health care to alternative medicine. This article in Time discusses some of the benefits and why its struggled with acceptance. But is it helpful for car accident victims? Here are ...
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February 15, 2017 , Car Accidents

Bellingham Gone Wild? Spring break can spike car accidents

Actually, probably not. Bellingham is better known for rain and rhodies than beach volleyball and bikinis. But a study found that popular spring break vacation spots share an uptick in traffic fatalities during the last week of February through the f...
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