September 21, 2017 , Personal Injury

A few things you should expect from your personal injury attorney

Accident victims have many questions about the process of hiring a lawyer and preparing for settlement or trial. To help our clients and others understand this process better, the following is a description of some key considerations in hiring a pers...
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September 14, 2017 , Personal Injury

How to find a good personal injury attorney Part 2

So you've read my blog post on how to find a good Bellingham personal injury lawyer Part 1, and you've narrowed your list of favorites down to about three good lawyers. Now it's time to make some phone calls and set up some appointments. Here are som...
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September 14, 2017 , Personal Injury

How to find a good personal injury attorney Part 1

Bellingham offers many personal injury lawyers who can help injured accident victims work through the arduous insurance claims process. If you or a loved one is injured, you may be wondering how to find the best lawyer to help you. Please read below ...
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September 7, 2017 , Personal Injury

Bill Coats is rated as a Super Lawyer. Here’s what that means.

You've probably seen the button on the footer of my website pages. I am listed as a Super Lawyer, but you may be wondering what does that mean? Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers that helps clients find the lawyer best suited to represent t...
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August 31, 2017 , Personal Injury

Top 10 legal movies – vote on your favorite

In no particular order, they are: Legally Blonde My Cousin Vinny The Verdict To Kill A Mockingbird Anatomy Of A Murder Presumed Innocent Kramer Vs. Kramer Amistad The Paper Chase Reversal of Fortune Please vote o...
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July 14, 2017 , Personal Injury

The 100 deadliest days for Bellingham teen drivers are here

School is out of session for the summer, and many teens will enjoy long days without homework and classes. But unfortunately, summer is the deadliest time for them to be out on the roads. Dubbed the "100 deadliest days" beginning Memorial Day,&n...
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July 7, 2017 , Personal Injury

Boating on Bellingham Bay? Tips to keep it safe

We are lucky to live on a beautiful bay off Puget Sound here in Bellingham. The views of the islands and the mountains are breathtaking. Also, Whatcom County lakes can't be beat for a calm ride on a canoe, or a day coasting on Lake Whatcom. Even...
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June 30, 2017 , Personal Injury

High times in Whatcom County leads to more vehicle crashes

Though researchers haven't been able to pinpoint an exact connection between marijuana usage and the increased frequency of car crashes, a recent study from the HLDI shows there is a bump in the number of wrecks in states like ours. Washington, and o...
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June 29, 2017 , Personal Injury

Battle of the sexes behind the wheel

How would you answer the question: "Are women worse drivers than men?" I certainly grew up hearing jokes about how women are bad drivers, but I also know that data tell a different story. A study by MetLife shows that men are 3.4 times more likely th...
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June 23, 2017 , Personal Injury

Top Barbecue Food Safety Tips

We're coming up to a stretch of some very hot days here in Bellingham. What better way to make a great meal without having to heat up your kitchen than a barbeque! Food safety guidelines are just as important out of doors as they are in. Below are so...
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