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Drunk Driving Fatalities Spike During the Holidays

Rates of DUIs spike during the holiday season The holiday season is once again upon us. It is a time for families to gather together from near and far - drawn by good food and warm company. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, there are so many wonderful things to look forward to. However, with...

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Electronic Logging Devices Could Decrease Accident Rates

Electronic Logging Devices could prevent accidents It is no secret that the trucking industry is often a very difficult industry in which to work. Truckers are often pushed beyond their limits. They drive long hours without adequate rest breaks in an effort to meet nearly impossible deadlines. Driver shortages and high turnover rates mean that...

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Have Rate of Traffic Accidents Increased After Marijuana Legalization?

How has marijuana legalization impacted Washington drivers? Marijuana became a legal substance in our state three years ago. Since then, the American Public Health Association, as well as many other organizations have been monitoring traffic statistics for any change in the rate of traffic accidents due to an increased legal usage of the drug. Gathering...

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Lane Departure Warning Systems are Proving Beneficial

The latest in a series of studies conducted by Jessica Cicchino, Vice President of Research at the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, examined the benefits of lane departure warning systems. These systems will quickly alert the driver if their vehicle should cross over the line dividing lanes, thereby helping to avoid an accident. Like many...

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Do Not Disturb Features Do Not Protect Spokane Drivers from Injury

Drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are injured every day on the roads of Spokane. Distracted driving has become a problem across the nation, and Washingtonians are not immune to the dangerous effects of this public health crisis. In recent years, tech giant Apple has been involved in many wrongful death lawsuits. The New York...

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Spokane Car Accidents Increase During Summer Travel Season

Millions of Americans take vacations every year - approximately one-third of all American families, according to AAA. Summer is the height of vacation season, with some folks making an annual tradition of taking road trips to Washington state. Although the risk of a car accident exists whether you're traveling 2 miles or 2,000 miles, the...

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Spokane, WA Parents Warned of Uptick in Infant Product Defect Injuries

Baby products are not always as safe as parents rightfully expect them to be and sometimes this leads to tragedy. Many babies are seriously injured every year, and some even lose their lives, due to the failure of products to work as expected. In other instances companies fail to warn of inherent product dangers. Everything from strollers to baby...

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Dog Bites in Spokane Can Have Serious Consequences

A dog attack can be life-changing for the victim. In some cases, dogs have actually caused fatal injuries to humans. Even when a dog attack is not deadly, dog bite incidents can be disfiguring and extremely frightening. Plastic surgery may be required after a dog attack occurs, and bit victims face the risk of permanent...

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