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Dog bite injuries in Lynnwood and your rights

Experiencing a dog bite injury is likely something you never thought about or never thought could happen to you. However, if you have suffered a dog bite injury in Lynnwood, it is important for you to understand your rights under Washington State law.

Here is some information that can help you understand your next steps. It is important that you consider your options and move forward with the appropriate action to ensure you take advantage of the opportunities for compensation that the law may afford you in your case.

Cellphone apps that help to prevent distracted driving accidents

There are plenty of ways to become distracted while driving. Perhaps a driver wants to respond to a text quickly or adjust the radio. No matter what the reason is, all drivers need to keep their eyes on the road at all times.

According to nationwide statistics, distracted drivers caused nearly 3,500 fatal accidents in 2015. It is unknown how many injuries they caused as minor accidents often are not reported.

Right of way laws in Washington for pedestrians

Every year, many pedestrians lose their lives in the state of Washington. That is why people in the state have come together to set realistic goals to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on Washington roadways. This includes a plan to reduce non-fatal pedestrian injuries to 20.3 out of 100,000 by the year 2020. 

One way for residents to reduce the number of injuries is to be cognizant of Washington's right of way laws. There are certain areas where pedestrians can cross the street, and motorists should always remain vigilant of when people enter the road. It is the responsibility of both groups to limit this public health issue. 

Pedestrians vs. motorists: Who has the right of way?

When a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the pedestrian is likely to suffer severe injuries. A human body is not designed to collide with metal and glass, and a collision, even at a low speed, can do serious bodily harm. The increases in distracted driving, coupled with inattentive pedestrians have to lead to a rise in accidents.

Now more than ever, there are plenty of things competing for our attention while we travel throughout the day. Whether it is listening to a podcast while walking or eating a quick breakfast during the morning commute, any act that limits focus on the task at hand increases the risk of an accident.

5 things to do after a car accident

Vehicle accidents are a significant source of injuries and death in the United States. Over 4.6 million Americans suffered injuries from car collisions in 2016, and in Washington state alone, 536 fatalities took place from crashes. 

If you ever find yourself in a car accident, you will understandably feel shaken up. However, it is vital to keep a clear head and follow these steps so you can get through complicated processes more efficiently. 

Whose fault - shoes fault? Insurance may say so if you fall

When you've fallen and you can't get up, it's time to take off your shoes.

You may be thinking "that's strange, why would anyone take off their shoes after a fall? Aren't there bigger priorities at the moment?" Surprisingly, this should be your top priority if you slip and fall in a commercial or residential building that is not your own.