February 14, 2017 , Car Accidents

Why you should see a doctor if you’re involved in a Bellingham car accident

Car accidents are traumatizing events. You can even consider them “exciting”, even in Bellingham, the city of subdued excitement. They don’t have to be catastrophic events to cause injury, because in every accident, there is a lot of force invo...
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February 7, 2017 , Car Accidents

How to gain 40% more from your car accident settlement

Like anywhere in the world, Bellingham drivers will see many fender benders in their lifetimes. Usually these are relatively minor and don’t require emergency medical care, thankfully. It’s usually not until they or a loved one has been in a seri...
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January 31, 2017 , Car Accidents

What to do about chronic pain after a serious car accident

You probably won't have much choice - or awareness - about what kinds of medical attention you'll receive directly after a car accident. Everything happens so fast, and the EMTs will be doing everything they can to stabilize you when seconds count. Y...
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January 22, 2017 , Car Accidents

Proving fault in one-way car accidents in Bellingham

Just the other day I was walking along downtown and noticed someone turn down the wrong way on a one way street. Bellingham is notorious for its one way streets, especially downtown, and while I witnessed no accident, others haven't been so lucky. In...
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May 31, 2016 , Car Accidents

What to do if you witness a car accident

It happens so fast. Everyone involved is traumatized, and yet witnesses must keep a calm, cool response. What you do largely depends on how bad the accident, but here are some things to think about that apply to any motor vehicle accident situation. ...
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February 22, 2016 , Car Accidents

What are the leading causes of car accidents?

90% of car crashes are avoidable. This means that some combination of factors, including human error, led to an accident. Many elements cause or contribute to car accidents: distracted driving drunk driving drowsy driving medical event...
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February 9, 2016 , Car Accidents

Worst case scenario: you’re in a car accident. What’s the ideal vehicle to crash?

Generally, bigger, heavier vehicles keep occupants from serious injury better than smaller, lighter vehicles. This principle was evident in this recent massive crash involving two semi tractor trailers and six cars and trucks. The semi drivers walke...
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November 2, 2015 , Car Accidents

4 Tips for car accident victims where fault is disputed

Car accidents are complicated - hands down. In the blink of an eye, many factors conspire to create a crash, sometimes with devastating chain-link reactions. Often, it's a combination of factors that contribute to a crash, and in these cases, fault w...
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October 19, 2015 , Car Accidents

Who pays after a car accident? [VIDEO]

It's a law, but we all know that not everyone follows the law all the time. Drivers in Washington State must have insurance, but what if they don't, and they hit you? Luckily, lawmakers thought of a way to help accident victims in situations like thi...
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September 3, 2015 , Car Accidents

Bill Coats Knows Hit and Run Car Accidents Are Some of the Worst Kinds

No one will dispute that a motor vehicle accident is traumatic for everyone involved, including the driver who caused it. But fleeing an accident is never a good idea, and makes a tragic situation worse every time. If you have been hit by a hit-and-r...
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