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Bicyclist Killed In Hit-and-Run Accident

By Emerald Law Group |

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a driver who fled the accident scene. According to the reports, a red truck struck the bicyclist from behind as the bicyclist and truck traveled on a highway near the Chelan Airport. The police later found the red truck abandoned in a field. Hopefully the police will… Read More »

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Rolled Tractor trailer

Truck Accident Closes Interstate Near Seattle

By Emerald Law Group |

A truck accident in Bothell resulted in Interstate 405 being closed for several hours. A tractor trailer driver died after rolling his truck at the junction of Highway 522 and Interstate 405. The accident resulted in the cab of the truck falling off the side of the highway. Large trucks are often the cause… Read More »

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Unmarked Crosswalk

Unmarked Crosswalks: Every Intersection Could be a Crosswalk

By Emerald Law Group |

Seattle might be one of the most pedestrian friendly cities in the world. Our pedestrians are notorious for refusing to jaywalk, even when the road is clear. While some people travelling here or moving from out-of-state may find this odd, be aware that the Seattle Police are also known to hand out citations and… Read More »

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Car Bicycle Accident

Watch Out for Bicyclists – Recent Capital Accident Likely Due to Inattention

By Emerald Law Group |

Its summertime and a lot of people are out on their bikes enjoying the nice weather. Even when the weather is terrible, Seattle and the Puget Sound region has an abundance of bicyclists who use our roads and highways for commuting and exercise. If you are driving, the law requires you to keep a… Read More »

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Pokemon Accident

Pokemon Go Accidents

By Emerald Law Group |

If you haven’t heard of the Pokemon Go phenomenon by now, you probably don’t have an internet connection and aren’t reading this. For the rest of us, it has been a non-stop parade of news stories and people of all ages wondering around the streets staring at their phones and walking into people, trees,… Read More »

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Police Report

How Can I Find the Police Report From My Car Accident?

By Emerald Law Group |

Always call the police whenever you are in a car accident. It may take them a long time to arrive and the other driver may try to convince you that there’s no need, but it is important to document the accident. Call 9-1-1 and demand that a police officer come to the scene. The… Read More »

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E-Cigarette Injuries

By Emerald Law Group |

Certain e-cigarettes appear to be suffering from product defects that cause the batter to explode. In the past several months, local hospitals have seen a rise in treatment for burns caused by exploding e-cigarette batteries. According to officials at Harborview, victims have experienced severe burns as a result of the batteries. Burn injuries are… Read More »

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seattle bicycle accident

Seattle Pays Out In Bike Accident Settlement

By Emerald Law Group |

Recently, the City of Seattle paid $375,000 to pay the lion’s share of an injury settlement related to a 2012 bicycle accident. In 2012, Sally Clark, at the time on the Seattle City Council, struck a cyclist who suffered severe injuries. According the Seattle Times article, Clark was unaware that her auto insurance liability… Read More »

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roadside obstruction

Municipalities Held Liable For Obstructions

By Emerald Law Group |

This past February the Washington State Supreme Court held that municipalities can now be held liable for sight-obstructing roadside vegetation that causes accidents. It is a long established aspect of Washington law that municipalities owe a duty to keep roads and sidewalks free from hazards and fit for ordinary use by drivers, bicyclists and… Read More »

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Metro Bus Accident

SUV Crashes into Metro Bus

By Emerald Law Group |

An SUV crashed into the rear of a Metro bus causing several injuries to the driver and passengers inside the SUV and to two people on the bus. The accident happened near Denny and Broadway, near where the new light rail stop is opening. Pictures from the scene show a rather gruesome accident. Life… Read More »

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