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How can I take legal action if I was severely injured in a car accident?

Our attorneys suggest certain actions to take immediately after a crash. These include taking pictures of the crash scene, documenting the details, and speaking to witnesses can give your attorney the tools to piece together a solid car accident claim. A crash that results in severe injuries may change the course of your claim dramatically,...

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Another 500,000 Teslas might get recalled for complaints of unintended acceleration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering whether to investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla cars over reports of sudden acceleration. A petition cites 127 consumer complaints to the NHTSA involving 110 crashes and 52 injuries involving Tesla vehicles. Reuters and The Verge, a technology news outlet, reported on the petition. The petition covers:...

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Why many don't feel safe using rideshares

Whether you're a daily commuter or a visitor, rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft offer a convenient and affordable way to get around. While most rideshare drivers behave in a safe and professional manner, some behave erratically. This small handful of drivers has tainted the industry and has even deterred some prospective riders from...

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How can speeding deaths be prevented on Seattle streets?

Speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal crashes in the United States, with more than 9,300 deaths occurring in 2018, according to crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are two primary reasons why speed-related crashes are typically serious or fatal. One is the increased time and distances required to...

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Roadway infrastructure, a leading factor in rising number of pedestrian deaths

Cars are becoming notably safer. With advanced vehicle safety features, roadway infrastructure that favors vehicular traffic, and laws cracking down on cellphone use behind the wheel, traffic fatalities are steadily beginning to decline. For pedestrians, however, the opposite is happening. According to federal statistics, nearly 50,000 pedestrians have been killed on American roads over the...

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Seattle among the top 10 cities with worst traffic congestion, which can lead to serious crashes

Residents of greater Seattle know how bad traffic congestion can get during the morning and afternoon commute. In fact, according to the 2019 Urban Mobility Report, Seattle is among the top 10 American cities with the worst traffic congestion. On average, each commuter spends about 78 hours each year in traffic congestion. When traffic is...

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Seattle attorneys weigh in on the best ideas to prevent drunk and drugged driving crashes

Although drunk driving-related deaths have decreased over the past three decades, they still claim more than 10,000 lives per year — and account for about 29 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States. In 2017, approximately 220 children died in drunk driving crashes. More than half of them were passengers in a car with a drunk...

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