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Driving on Wet Leaves: 6 Fall Safety Tips You Need to Know

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The beautiful changing colors of the leaves during fall is a favorite for many. While the trees are breathtaking to look at, that beauty poses a significant driving risk.

When leaves fall on roadways, they tend to stick together in slick wet patches. These wet leaves present a driving hazard similar to black ice. If you hit a patch, your vehicle becomes harder to control, and the risk of sliding or spinning out is increased.

The good news is there are some fall driving safety tips that can help keep you safe when driving on wet leaves. Continue reading  to learn what those tips are. read more

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Been In A Motor Vehicle Accident? Here’s What To Do Next

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About 65% of Washington mothers think that “everyone uses their phone while they drive”. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make it ok, and it’s cell phone use that’s the cause of many accidents. When you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether you’re at fault or not, there are a few steps you should take. This will ensure everyone stays safe, and you do the thing necessary to get your car fixed. 

Follow this guide the next time you’re in an auto accident.  read more

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What the Discovery Process in a Car Accident Case Actually Looks Like

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At the time of a car accident, the main focus is your wellbeing and that of others who may have been involved. In instances where an injury occurs, your main focus is getting the proper medical attention. 

What happens afterwards includes getting restitution for your injuries and financial losses. We see commercials all the time from lawyers promising the best settlements. What we do not hear a lot about is the discovery process that goes along with filing a lawsuit.

Have you suffered a loss as a result of a car accident? Keep reading to learn more about the forms of discovery. read more

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5 of the Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

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If you’re one of the 3 million people injured in a car accident each year, you know that even minor injuries can have a negative impact on your day-to-day life. Common car accident injuries range from cuts and bruises to severe head injuries and everything in between.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should consider speaking to a personal injury attorney who specializes in car accidents to ensure that you get everything that you are entitled to. Here are some of the most common accident injuries that car accident victims may suffer.  read more

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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 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

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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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