Motorcyclists Don’t Have to Carry Liability Insurance in Washington… But They Should

by Mike Myers February 16, 2017

Motorcyclists don’t have to carry liability insurance in Washington.  So many riders don’t.  But that leaves their passengers exposed. On Sunday, a Renton man was riding his motorcycle in Bellevue.  He crashed into a tree.  His passenger was injured.  Motorcycle accidents with passenger injuries highlight the importance of carrying liability insurance. So why do you […]

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Throwing Fuel on the Fire: Over-Service Claims in Washington

by Mike Myers February 9, 2017

You probably read about it.  A drunk driver killed a motorcycle rider in the University District.  The press has focused—understandably—on the drunk driver.  But he’s not the only one to blame. Bars and restaurants can be held responsible if they let someone have too much to drink.  And the reality is that they have way more […]

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Bad Weather Doesn’t Excuse Bad Driving

by Mike Myers January 31, 2017

A lot of accidents happen during the winter months.  At least half the time defendants blame the weather. “It was raining so hard I couldn’t see.” “The snow was piling up and I couldn’t stay in my lane.” “I couldn’t stop because it was icy.” Defendants think the weather is an excuse for not being […]

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Distracted Driving – The New Drunk Driving: Who Should Pay the Fiddler?

by Mike Myers January 23, 2017

We’ve posted a lot about drunk driving.  Obviously the drunks are responsible.  But frequently the people who serve them “one too many” are on the hook too.  Should that same the same framework apply to distracted driving? Distracted driving entered the national spotlight about a decade ago. The problem started with people making calls and […]

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Various Defenses and How to Overcome Them

by Mike Myers January 9, 2017

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses  When it comes to personal injury cases, especially car accidents, some defenses are more common than others.  Luckily, there are ways to overcome them.  Here are some that stand out: Sudden Medical Emergency We represented a man who was in an accident.  A man failed to stop at a red light and […]

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He Was Trying to Hit Me—He Looked Me Right in the Eye

by Mike Myers January 4, 2017

This is kind of a crazy case of man-bites dog.  Usually we represent motorcyclists who have been hit by drivers making left hand turns.  The common refrain: “The son-of-a-bitch tried to hit me—he looked me right in the eye before he turned.”  And in some respects that’s usually that’s true.  The driver did look directly […]

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