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Preventing WA Underride Truck Accidents

Cars driving on a highway next to trucks

Underride accidents occur when a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck with a trailer collide. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger vehicles. They are taller with greater ground clearance, which is the most common cause of underriding accidents. As a result, the occupants inside are often severely injured. The National Highway Traffic Safety… Read more »

What Happens if I’m Injured at My Workplace?

Construction worker on the job

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 2.9 million workplace injuries that occurred in the United States in 2015. Injuries on the job are usually covered under the workers’ compensation law. Workers’ compensation provides an injured worker certain benefits regardless of who is at fault in causing the injury. Those benefits typically include medical expenses and… Read more »

Construction Site Auto Accidents: How to Stay Safe this Summer

Road construction zone in Tacoma

A few years ago, there was a marketing advertisement campaign whose slogan was: “Construction Crews: Give ‘em a Break.” It was created as a public safety service in response to the increasing number of automotive accidents that occurred in a construction area on a stretch of freeway. If you live in the South Sound, you… Read more »