Dean Standish Perkins & Associates En Español
Talk to our attorney now
206-981-5043
View Our Practice Areas

January 2018 Archives

The dangers of not using turn signals when driving

Car accidents happen so often on the roads in Seattle that many people do not give much thought to the causes. Many individuals assume that excessive speeds and alcohol are the likely culprits in motor vehicle collisions. They might not realize how much of a role turn signals play in car accidents. According to WoodsInsurance.com, “48 percent of motorists do not use their turn signals when changing lanes.” When you take into consideration distractions and other unsafe driving behaviors, the dangers that everyone on the roads faces increase tremendously. 

Avoiding the dangers of drowsy driving

Many motorists in the Seattle area drive when they are feeling less alert and unrested, not realizing the dangers they face and create on the roads. Drowsy driving is dangerous. It can have devastating effects on individuals who end up in motor vehicle collisions with sleep deprived-drivers.

Congress proposes new truck safety guards requirement

Once in a while, politicians set aside party lines to address a situation that deserves a solution. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican Marco Rubio both agree: their proposed bill can prevent some deadly truck accidents.

New technology for cyclists could be a breakthrough

Washington offers lush opportunities for cyclists, whether you’re getting from point A to point B in downtown Seattle or looking for a scenic route along Elliott Bay Trail. Sadly, cyclists also have to be aware of the many dangers around them, particularly motor vehicles.

Grace period ends for new distracted driving law

Washington residents should know not to use their phones while driving by now, according to law enforcement. For the past six months, Washington State Patrol has given warnings to drivers who use personal devices on the road, but this grace period is now over.

How to handle road rage incidents with other motorists

When you think of road rage in Seattle, the first thing that might come to mind is the exchange of angry words and gestures. You might not realize how much of a role an angry motorist's actions can play in fatal car accidents. You likely see it on television all the time; a person cuts off another driver and the driver rolls down his or her window, waves a fist and starts yelling. The person who angered the other driver glares and speeds off. In real life, many road rage incidents do not happen like that. Instead, the raging motorist may speed up to catch the other driver. The result can be a collision that ends in tragedy. 

We Want to Hear Your Story. Tell Us About Your Legal Needs.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Seattle Law Office
119 1st Avenue South, Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-981-5043
Fax: 206-623-2573
Seattle Law Office Map

Mount Vernon Office
1619 South 2nd Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: 206-981-5043
Map & Directions