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In our blog you’ll find opinions and information about accident law from experienced and trusted attorneys who are knowledgeable about accident topics.

Car Accident Statistics in School Zones

Car accident statistics in school zones have dropped over the last 20 years. While this is great news, there are still an alarming rate of pedestrian deaths in school zones. According to studies done by Safe Kids Worldwide, in 2015, 284 teenagers between 12–19 were...

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Slow Moving Vehicle Accidents

Slow moving vehicle accidents are not as common but do happen in Spokane. Just as there are maximum speed limits, there are minimum speed limits. Drivers are not to drive as such a low speed as to impede traffic unless required for safe operation of the vehicle or...

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Driving at Night Without Headlights

Washington State Patrol reported a car accident in Spokane involving a car driving at night without headlights. The car reportedly hit a truck and injured both drivers. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital for evaluation of injuries. WSP say the driver of...

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Why Speed Limits Are Important

Speed limits are important to limit the number of car crashes on Washington roads. Obeying the speed limit not only will help you to avoid a traffic ticket but will also keep you safe from a car accident. In Washington, the speed limit is, in fact, the LIMIT, meaning...

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What is the Rule for Stopping for a School Bus?

Under Washington law, stopping for a school bus is required when the motorist is driving in the same direction as the bus or approaching an oncoming bus. If a driver is heading the opposite direction of the school bus, they don't need to stop unless it is a two-lane...

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Emerging from Alley, Driveway, or Building

When pulling out from an alley, driveway, or building, the rules of the road for Washington requires you to stop before the sidewalk and yield to pedestrians. Only once you have stopped and made sure the sidewalk is clear, may you continue to pull out to the street....

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What to do at a Railroad Crossing

At a railroad crossing, a driver in the state of Washington must stop within 50 feet of the railroad crossing when the warning of a crossing signals a train is approaching. Many serious accidents have occurred near railroad crossings. To avoid an accident or even...

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Is it Legal to Make a U-turn?

Contrary to what some may think, it is legal to make a U-turn unless a sign specifically prohibits such turns. When making a U-turn, be sure to do so only when traffic is clear, and where oncoming traffic can clearly see you to avoid a car accident. Making a U-turn on...

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Turning at an Intersection

When turning at an intersection, Washington law requires you to turn from the lane that is closest to the direction you want to go and turn into the lane closest to the one you came from. When making turns, go from one lane to the other as directly as possible without...

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