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2 killed in train accident despite conductor's efforts to stop

When a fatal accident happens in Washington, the outcome can always be devastating for the people who knew the victim, but it can be equally as startling and saddening to people who witness the accident. In many cases, people who may witness a fatal accident occur are left with vivid images in their head of what happened and some are unable to overcome their anxiety without a professional's help.

What should drivers know about train speeds?

If you live in an area of Washington with a lot of train traffic, then understanding how to properly interact with them is essential to your safety and the safety of your passengers. Too often people make mistakes when it comes to train crossings that cost them their lives. Nobody wants that to happen to you. One of the best ways to keep yourself safe is to understand the concept of train speeds.

Your accident case and your pre-existing conditions

The law allows plaintiffs to recover damages in order to make them whole, as far as possible, from the harm they suffered due to the defendant's negligence. Thus, a plaintiff can obtain compensation for items such as medical costs, pain and suffering and other limitations or expenses his or her injury may entail.

Safety tips for bicyclists and pedestrians

Washington State is a great place for people who enjoy being active outdoors or for utilizing bicycles as a means of transportation to and from work, school or other locations. However, it is important for anyone on a bike or on foot to always be aware of the potential risks around them so they can remain safe.

What is Washington's DUI-E law?

Most people have heard of distracted driving, but many drivers are not familiar with the recently-enacted DUI-E law in Washington. If you live in Seattle, or elsewhere in the state, it is pivotal to be aware of this law and avoid any distractions that could lead to a crash. Furthermore, you should swiftly review your legal options and take action if you are ever struck by a driver who is in violation of the state's DUI-E law.

The dangers of distracted driving and how to avoid them

Each day, negligent and innocent motorists, passengers and pedestrians lose their lives in car accidents stemming from distractions. Though the dangers of distracted driving are well documented, many Seattle drivers dismiss them because they have been fortunate enough to avoid collisions thus far or ended up with relatively few and minor injuries. 

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