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Summer holidays and drunk driving risks

With summer in full swing, residents in Washington State understandably flock to the outdoors and are ready to celebrate anything from a family event to American Independence Day. These celebrations commonly require people to get in their cars to reach their destinations and to get back home again. The trips to and from these events can sadly become tragic all too quickly when a drunk driver happens to be in their midst.

What is the Glasgow coma scale?

There are many different types of injuries that you might experience after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in Washington State and damage to your brain may well be involved. It is important for you to have an understanding of how a brain injury may be treated or evaluated in the wake of a crash in the event that you or a loved one experience such an injury.

What are the effects of a spinal cord injury?

There are as many as 450,000 people in the U.S. living with the pain and limits of spinal cord injuries, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Each year, another 11,000 are added to that number. The majority of these injuries are the result of automobile accidents.

Driver at large after causing injury crash

Drivers in Washington State know that they are legally mandated to carry automobile insurance when they drive any vehicle. This requirement is intended to protect them as well as anyone else they may be involved in a collision with. While no driver wants to be in a motor vehicle accident, one would at least hope that the at-fault driver would respond honestly by stopping at the scene and that they would carry good insurance.

Some experience long-term problems after whiplash

Anyone who has been involved in or knows someone who has been involved in a vehicle accident in Washington State may well have heard about whiplash. It may be one of the conditions most commonly associated with car accidents, especially if an accident has involved one vehicle being hit from behind by another. It is this type of situation that may result in the neck being jerked quickly back and forth.

Suspected impaired driver underage, causes crash

Many people in Washington State may well have thoughts in their minds about when their risk of being hit by a drunk driver is most likely. Certainly a lot of attention is given to holidays like the Fourth of July or New Year's Eve but the reality is that a drunk driver can be on any road at any time, day or night, holiday or not.

Accident fatalities rise in Washington State

If you listen regularly to local or regional news in Western Washington, you no doubt hear or read many stories recounting serious and even fatal motor vehicle accidents. These reports can make it hard for you to know whether or not efforts to improve public safety are working. Laws may get stricter, safety technology in vehicles may advance and yet people continue to lose their lives in crashes every year.

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.