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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
When you are dealing with the aftermath of having been involved in a car accident in Washington, there can be a lot of different factors to manage including insurance, medical expenses and treatments, car repairs and general legalities. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we have been able to provide support to countless victims of automobile accidents.
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.
Being involved in a car accident can be an emotionally traumatic event for anyone regardless of their age. However, if you have been in a motor vehicle crash and your children were in the car with you, you may notice considerable changes in their demeanor and reaction to triggers. Understanding how to provide support and comfort to your children after they have been involved in a car crash in Washington is imperative to your ability to help them recover and overcome their fears.
Some auto accident injuries become evident immediately, such as a broken bone or a laceration. However, other injuries may not be noticeable until some point in the future, such as brain trauma. Some car accident victims may walk away from a wreck and believe that they were unharmed in the incident, but these injuries can be very severe and may adversely impact the lives of victims in countless ways. If you are experiencing headaches after a car crash, it is imperative to figure out whether or not you sustained a brain injury or some other type of injury in the accident.