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Financial liability and seeking compensation after a car wreck

People who are involved in a car crash often feel shaken up at the scene. For some, this can mask injuries that they might have. It is imperative that they seek out medical care, so they can find out what they have going on and how they need to address the injuries.

Car crashes cause brain injuries in several different ways

If you have heard of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulting from car wrecks, you probably think of crashes where someone strikes their head on the windshield or steering wheel. It is also common for people to call to mind situations in which a person gets thrown out of a vehicle during a crash.

Teaching children to cross the road safely

When you are with your young children, you simply have them hold your hand to cross the road. That's a great place to begin, but you also need to work with them on road safety so that they know what to do when you're not around. You won't always be there. Prepare them to stay safe when you're not.

How do you keep teen drivers safe during the holiday season?

As the festive season approaches, typical Washington teens hope to go to lots of holiday parties. Although they are all underage, many of them may still partake in the consumption of alcohol at these events. How can you teach your teen to be responsible during this season of merriment?

Tips for preventing distracted driving among teenagers

Learning to drive is much different for today’s Washington teenagers than it was 10 or 20 years ago, because, back then, distractions such as cellphones simply did not exist. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we understand that, as driving habits have changed through the years, so, too, have the dangers associated with driving. We also recognize that teaching teen drivers about the dangers of distracted driving early on can help them establish lifelong habits that will enhance their safety behind the wheel.

Drivers, cyclists must be vigilant at traffic signals

Even if you are a safe, responsible driver and you consistently follow the rules of the road, you still face unavoidable dangers when other motorists fail to exercise the same level of care behind the wheel. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we understand that the number of fatalities caused by drivers who run red lights is at an all-time high, and that many red-light car crashes are avoidable and caused by the negligence of other motorists.

Automated vehicle levels and safety

Most residents in Washington State have likely heard a lot of talk or read many articles about the emergence of autonomous vehicles. They may not be aware that they have even seen vehicles on the road with some levels of autonomous capability. This is due, in part, to the fact that there are multiple levels of autonomy and some still require the involvement of human drivers. While these vehicles are touted as a means to improve safety on the road, that may not be as straightforward as it sounds and the different levels of autonomy may contribute to that.

Examining the link between safer cars and lower insurance rates

As technology improves and discoveries are being made to create mechanisms to make vehicles safer, people in Washington may be wondering if these discoveries will ultimately lower their insurance costs. While some people believe it will, experts are working to establish a connection between the two and the results may not be quite what people are hoping for. 

Distracted Driving? This Is an Invitation to Change Our Behavior.

Take a drive with me down Rainier Ave. S., deemed years ago Seattle's "most dangerous street," and you'll see many hazards that, encountered by a distracted driver, could easily turn into a tragedy. In just the past two days I've witnessed so many accidents-waiting-to-happen: two people crossed the street at random places with multiple cars zooming up on them; a U-Haul backed carelessly out of a driveway onto Rainier, thick with two lanes of traffic; two cars stopped suddenly in the middle of the road, causing surprised drivers to swerve to miss them; vehicles didn't go when the light turned green and others were barreling toward them from behind.

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