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How to Stay Safe While Driving in the Rain

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Picture this: you’re driving home from work when the skies suddenly open up and a severe rainstorm passes through. You have low visibility through the sheets of rain, the roads are slick with water, and you’re feeling panicked.

Driving in the rain, whether it’s a sprinkle or a downpour, can present many hazards. In fact, rainy conditions boost the rate of auto accidents.

The personal injury lawyers at Maurer Law understand your plight. Use these tips for driving in the rain the next time you’re caught in a storm while out and about. read more

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5 Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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Trucking can be a dangerous job. In fact, of all of the causes of premature death in the United States, the CDC found that road accidents were the third most lethal. By driving on the road professionally, you’re taking a major risk every day. 

But what are the most common causes of truck accidents, and how can they be avoided? Read on to learn what to look out for during your next shift. 

1. Bad Weather: A Common Cause of Truck Accidents

With the average trucker spending up to 70 hours on the road every week, you’ll certainly experience bad weather on one of your driving shifts. These conditions cause serious roadway consequences.  read more

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5 Tips on How to Look for the Right Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident

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Have you been in a car accident? Are you still in shock or denial?

Anxiety and worry are compounded if you have an injury to deal with. You may be wondering how you can afford medical treatment, make up for lost wages, and deal with pain and suffering.

An injury attorney can help you recover the financial compensation you need to get you on your feet.

If you are wondering how to find a personal injury lawyer that will help you win your case, you’re not alone. Here are some tips to help you on your way toward freedom and recovery. read more

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Water on the Road: Tips for Safe Driving in Flood Conditions

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Driving in a flood is extremely dangerous. Did you know that nearly 50 percent of flood-related drownings are vehicle-related? If you find yourself out and about when a storm hits and flash flooding causes water to cover the roads, you need to know how to proceed.  

Here are some tips to help you navigate flooded streets while making sure you stay safe. 

Estimate How Deep the Water Is

As little as six inches of water can damage your car and stall out your engine. Six inches is also enough to make you lose your tire traction and control of your vehicle. A foot of water can make your vehicle float. read more

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Snow Safety: 3 Tips on Winterizing Your Vehicle to Prevent Potential Accidents

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Winter weather is no longer right around the corner, it’s here! That means snow and ice on the roads and drivers who aren’t prepared for winter driving conditions. 

Winterizing your vehicle helps prevent accidents.

Here are 3 snow safety tips to help ensure your car is ready for winter driving. It’s a good idea to read this post before you head out on a snowy day.

Before Your Tires Hit the Road

Take these simple steps to ensure you’re road ready when it comes to your wheels.

Check the tread on your tires. Did you know the state of Washington has laws about tire tread? If a state patrol officer checks and finds a tread depth of less than 2/32 of an inch, they will deem your tire(s) unsafe for driving.  read more

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Staying Safe While Driving on Snow and Ice

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Each year, there are over 156,000 automobile accidents due to icy and slushy roads and winter conditions. Even if you’re a veteran driver, winter weather can bring about challenging driving conditions. It affects both traction and visibility, which can lead to severely dangerous winter driving. 

Therefore, it’s more important than ever to drive carefully and stay vigilant during this season. Check out some of our safety tips below.

1. Keep an Eye Out for Black Ice

They say one of the Devil’s greatest tricks is convincing the world he didn’t exist. The same can be said of black ice.  read more

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5 Vehicle Maintenance Tips to Prevent Winter Car Accidents

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According to statistics, more than 100,000 people were reported injured in vehicle crashes involving snowy, slushy, or icy pavement. And while this number continues to increase as the years go on, it urges drivers to take their defensive driving skills to the next level. 

It’s no secret. Drivers don’t always keep up with the latest accident prevention articles on the web. But with the colder months quickly approaching, winter weather driving tips may be just what you need to keep safe. read more

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‘Tis the Season to Slow Down: 4 Driving Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Did you know 343 people die in traffic-related accidents during the three-day holiday season?

During the holidays, all of us are going crazy. We’re gathering presents and last-minute supplies. We’re rushing to meet with the family. The weather, snow, and ice don’t exactly help. And many of us have to work during this crazy time.

While there are plenty of reckless drivers, you can take your part and be a safe driver during the holiday season. Here are 4 driving safety tips that are perfect for the holidays. read more

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Is Washington a No Fault State?

As you make your way to work, you move to your favorite song. With each beat, you feel as though everything is right with the world.

All of a sudden, though, another motorist hits your automobile. Now, you’re faced with damage to your vehicle on top of pain in your neck. And suddenly, you feel as though your world has come crashing down.

You’re upset, and you wish you could hold the other driver accountable for the damage they have caused. The question is, is Washington a no fault state? read more

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Don’t Panic! What to Do After a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault: A Step-By-Step Guide

what to do after a car accident that's not your fault

You’ve just been in an accident.

You know it wasn’t your fault, you were t-boned as you went through a green light. The other driver ran a red light.

After the immediate shock wears off, you start to regain your senses. But now what? What are you supposed to do?

Keep reading for a step by step guide on what to do after a car accident that’s not your fault.

What to Do After a Car Accident That’s Not Your Fault

Accidents vary in severity of damage both to the vehicles and to the people in them. If you’re seriously injured are feeling shaky and light-headed, we don’t advice getting out of the car unless doing so poses a danger. Wait for emergency responders. read more

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