Three Teens Injured After Crash Just Southeast of Tacoma

According to several local news sources, an accident just southeast of Tacoma sent three teens to the Hospital.

The official reports from the Washington State Patrol show that the vehicle driven by an 18-year-old driver crashed into a pole on Highway 161 causing severe injuries to one of the passengers. The accident happened sometime around 12 a.m. on Thursday without involving any other vehicle.

The Washington State Patrol spokesperson stated that alcohol is likely the cause behind this accident. Officers say the driver will probably be charged with vehicular assault. Details regarding how the accident came to be were not disclosed by the authorities. The WSP is still investigating the case.

As a Tacoma car accident lawyer, it saddens me to hear about accidents involving drunk driving. This accident could have been avoided if the drunk teenage driver was in a sober state of mind and aware of his surroundings. I hope the three teens quickly recover from any injuries sustained in this incident. It is now up to the legal system to decide what charges the young man will be faced with.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunken driving accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in your region right away.

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Three Teens Injured After Crash Just Southeast of Tacoma is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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School Bus Hit By Vehicle, No Injuries Reported

According to the local news, an accident involving a school bus and a small vehicle happened last Tuesday sometime around 8:40 in the morning in Pasco, Washington.

The official reports from the Washington State Patrol reveal that the vehicle hit the school bus at the intersection of Fenway Drive and Road 60. The troopers at the scene announced that three students were on board at the time of the accident but weren’t injured in any way.

Paramedics responded to the call and checked the students without having to transport them to the local Hospital. While the authorities cleared up the road, the kids were taken to the school on another bus.

The Washington State Patrol is still investigating the accident. No details on how the accident took place or whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision were revealed to the media.

As a Bellingham car accident lawyer I’m glad to hear there were no injured students as a result of this accident. As a lawyer and a parent, I hold our children’s safety as a priority. I’m certain that the authorities will work hard to investigate this accident and will come to a conclusion on what caused it in a timely manner.

Whenever you or a loved one experiences an accident that was caused by a distracted or erratic driver, contact a personal injury lawyer right away.

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Raw Cookie Dough Behind E. Coli Outbreak

According to several news sources, dairy products or raw eggs didn’t cause the recent E coli outbreak across the nation like the authorities previously thought. Studies prove that raw flour present in prepackaged cookie dough was the real responsible resource of contaminated material.

The study was conducted by the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal and it discovered that the outbreak from 2009 of E. coli originated with the cookie dough that is distributed in several stores nationwide. The news show that over 70 people were allegedly reported to carry illnesses related to the contamination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the ingredient that is responsible for the contaminated cookie dough. Researches firmly believe that the raw flour is the only ingredient that may have gone under the radar while carrying the E. coli bacteria since eggs, sugar and molasses go through a process that kills several pathogens while raw flour doesn’t.

As an Olympia personal injury lawyer I urge all consumers to follow all recall news up closely. If you’re the victim of the negligence of a company that has produced contaminated food items before and that has risked your life or the life of a loved one, do not hesitate and contact a personal injury lawyer to answer to all of your questions regarding your personal injury case.

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Recall Issued For Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Dry Food

According to recent news from the consumer reports, the manufacturer along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recalling a certain type of dog food from the P&G’s Iams brand. The Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry food was found to have high levels of a toxin called aflatoxin that may cause many illnesses in pets.

The FDA has announced that retailers have removed the remaining recalled products from their shelves but that several consumers still own bags of the recalled product in their homes. According to official reports, the illnesses related to the bacteria found in the dog food may cause the dogs to suffer sluggishness, vomiting, lethargy, yellowish tint to the eyes, diarrhea etc.

The article announced that the product was distributed to most states of the country and that the recalled bags have February 5 or February 6, 2013 stamped on their Best If Used By labels.

If your pet consumed this recalled product, take it to a veterinarian as fast as possible. I, a Seattle personal injury attorney and a pet owner understand how important our pet’s health is to our family and us.

Don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer if you ever feel like a defective product has caused you or a loved one to be severely injured. Don’t let the negligence of a big company harm your loved ones.

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Effectiveness of Ban Against Cell Phones While Driving Put to Test

Personal injury lawyers understand that using the cell phone while one’s behind the wheel can cause severe or even fatal accidents. Talking or texting while driving isn’t just a distraction, it’s a life-threatening risk.

Even though we are all very aware of these facts, the ban on cell phone use hasn’t been allegedly proved to be as effective as we once thought it would be. According to many news sources, the evidence is simply not conclusive. The reports from the many authorities investigating this show no significant change in the number of crashes due to less cell phone usage on the road.

The news have also stated that the number of cell phones in use since the year of 1990 went from 4 million to 322 million but the number of general car accidents has lowered.

The States where the cell phone usage was banned have seen no difference in the number of crashes, reports the Highway Loss Data Institute. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has noticed an increase in accident claims from drivers hiding their texting because of the ban.

As a Seattle car accident attorney, I understand that distracted driving can lead to many fatal accidents but maybe all we need is some more time to really understand the consequences of the cell phone ban.

Whenever a loved one is involved in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, don’t hesitate and contact a personal injury lawyer right away.

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Man from Ephrata Hits Guardrail on Route 17

According to the Washington State Patrol and local news sources, there was a crash last Friday sometime after 3 p.m. on Route 17. Reports show that the crash happened just north of Moses Lake.

The driver allegedly involved in the one-vehicle accident was a 21-year-old from Ephrata and he was driving a 1992 Cadillac when he fell asleep and collided against a guardrail.

The authorities have claimed that they still don’t know all the details regarding the accident or what caused the man to allegedly fall asleep but an officer from Washington State Patrol says that drugs or alcohol can be possibly related to the collision.

As a Bellingham car accident attorney I understand that many different factors may pose as accident facilitators but I urge all of you to be extremely cautious of drowsy driving. Be aware of the signs your body is getting tired, pull over in a safe place, take a nap if needed but try not to continue to drive if you feel you will not be able to remain awake and alert.

Whenever you or a loved one is involved in a car accident related to distracted driving, remember that the best person you can turn to is a personal injury lawyer in your area. Don’t delay in contacting someone you can trust, right away.

– Kirk Bernard

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Officers Cleared from Accusations after Loud-party Dispute

According to the local news, the federal-court jury has concluded that two Seattle police officers are not guilty to the charges pressed against them. The two officers were allegedly being sued for an accusation related to a loud party that took place in a Queen Anne home back in 2008.

The incident happened when authorities were called to intervene in a loud-party case. What the two officers hadn’t realized was that the two young brothers who were present at the party would be capable of trying to damage their careers later on.

Until this moment both sides argue that they were only acting in self-defense. The officers were considered not guilty and the charges pressed against the brothers who were previously charged with felony assault on an officer were dropped. Insufficient proof is claimed to be the main reason behind the dropping of all charges pressed against the twins but few details regarding the questionable evening are widely known.

As a Seattle personal injury attorney I hope authorities are doing their best to uphold the law and remain fair to all of those involved in this incident. Remember that in any case of personal assault against you or a loved one, you should always contact a professional and reliable personal injury lawyer to edify your doubts regarding your case before acting.

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Woman from Kent Seriously Injured after Lying in Road following an Argument

According to the authorities in Kent, a woman allegedly remained lying in a road after holding an argument with a man. News sources claim that the woman was seriously injured after being run over by a vehicle going southbound on Nisqually Cut Off Road. The Washington State Patrol announced the victim was taken to the Hospital sustaining multiple broken bones and an unfortunate head trauma.

The man arguing with the woman was allegedly her boyfriend. He was later taken by the authorities and is now held under the custody of the police. The WSP claims that he might have been drinking and driving before the woman was found lying in the road.

The accident allegedly happened sometime after 8:40 p.m. when the 47-year-old woman from Kent and the 49-year-old-man from Tacoma were driving together. According to the reports, they were both intoxicated when an argument was initiated leading the woman to get out of the car.

The reason behind her wanting to be lying on the floor amidst the traffic is unknown.

The case is being investigated and no other details were released regarding this accident. The driver who ran the woman over wasn’t injured.

As a Tacoma car accident lawyer I urge all drivers to stay away from your vehicle if you’re going to drink. Never leave the scene of an accident and be especially attentive of the road while driving at nighttime. In the case of an involvement of you or a loved one with a car accident that is not your fault, don’t delay in calling a personal injury lawyer to assist you.

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