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Mike Myers

Injuries at Work–Police and Firefighters

There are special rules that apply to injuries suffered by police, firefighters and first responders. It’s called the Fireman’s Rule.
The Fireman’s Rule stands for the general principle is that a…

Mike Myers

Motorcycle Deaths Linked with Rising Gas Prices

Local media sources have linked motorcycle deaths and accidents to rising gas prices. King 5 television provides the following information:

So far, there have been 49 motorcycle related deaths -…

Mike Myers

Motorcycle Manufacturers Liable for Single Vehicle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents happen for a variety of reasons. We’ve written about several (including the most common: drivers making left hand turns in front of motorcyclists). However, a frequently overlooked cause of accidents relates to the negligent design, repair or manufacture of motorcycles.A recent case involved Honda motorcycles and allegations that the company’s Gold Wing motorcycles has a…

Mike Myers

Motorcyclist Dies in Collision with Dump Truck

Recently, a 44-year-old Seattle man died after a collision with a dump truck. The collision occurred at about 7:40 a.m. at East Lake Sammamish Parkway and 229th Avenue Southeast, just north of Interstate 90. The circumstances of the accident remain under investigation. Left hand turns are one of the biggest threats to motorcyclists. Drivers turn across motorcyclists’ lanes of travel and…

Mike Myers

Motorcycle Crash on West-Seattle Bridge Highlights Importance of Carrying Adequate Insurance

Motorcycle accidents account for almost half of all motor vehicle fatalities. Knowing this, motorcyclists should not only ride defensively, they should ensure that they have purchased adequate insurance to cover themselves, their passengers and their motorcycle in the event of a crash. This advice is underscored by reports of a recent accident. On Tuesday, a motorcycle carrying two men – one…

Mike Myers

Motorcycle Crash on West-Seattle Bridge Highlights Importance of Carrying Adequate Insurance(2)

Motorcycle accidents account for almost half of all motor vehicle fatalities. Knowing this, motorcyclists should not only ride defensively, they should ensure that they have purchased adequate insurance to cover themselves, their passengers and their motorcycle in the event of a crash. This advice is underscored by reports of a recent accident. On Tuesday, a motorcycle carrying two men – one…

Mike Myers

Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Crash in Des Moines, Washington

On September 25th a Des Moines woman was killed in a motorcycle crash on Pacific Highway South and South 226th Street. The 49-year-old woman was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by a 50-year-old man. Both the woman and man were thrown at least 75 feet after their motorcycle collided with a car that was making a left hand turn in front of the motorcycle. The woman was killed and the man was…

Mark McLean

19 Year Old Killed in Motorcycle Accident

19 year old Chantelle Still was killed in a motorcycle accident on I-405 in Kirkland recently. Ms. Still was a passenger on the motorcycle. The driver lost control of the motorcycle at a high speed in a construction zone. Both the driver and Ms. Still were thrown from the motorcycle.In situations like this accident, Washington’s wrongful death statutes allow the victim’s family to pursue a…

Mark McLean

Motorcyclist Killed in Mukilteo Accident

A 29 year-old Bothell man was killed when his motorcycle was struck by an SUV in the 500 block of the Mukilteo speedway recently. The SUV was making a U-turn at the time of the accident.Under Washington law, the families of victims who are killed as a result of someone else’s fault can recover damages under “wrongful death” statutes. These statutes ensure proper compensation for the families…

Mark McLean

Bellingham Man Suffers Possibly Fatal Personal Injuries After Motorcycle Accident

A Bellingham man is fighting for his life in Harborview Medical Center after a motorcycle accident broke his neck in three places and caused serious lung injuries, leading to pneumonia.Accidents on the road, particularly with motorcycles, are often caused by a defective product in the vehicle itself. The Washington Products Liability Act provides for very consumer-friendly laws in these types…