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TRAFFIC DEATHS RISE IN 2021

TRAFFIC DEATHS RISE IN 2021 – KING5 news reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 8,370 people died in car crashes during the first quarter of 2021. This is a rise in fatalities over the same… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / October 27, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Car Accidents, News

TOW TRUCK DRIVERS FACING GREATER CHANCE OF HARM WHILE DOING THEIR JOBS

TOW TRUCK DRIVERS FACING GREATER CHANCE OF HARM WHILE DOING THEIR JOBS – KING 5 reports that four tow truck drivers have been struck on the side of the road in Washington state since December; two of them died, according… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / October 27, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Car Accidents

BACK TO SCHOOL AND SAFE DRIVING TIPS

BACK TO SCHOOL AND SAFE DRIVING TIPS – AAA magazine offers up some excellent tips in its most recent issue (Journey September / October). With school back in session, there are more than just school bus laws to be aware… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / September 28, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Child Safety, Communities

EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS RELATING TO COVID-19 AND VACCINATIONS

EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS RELATING TO COVID-19 AND VACCINATIONS – The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued an excellent set of guidelines regarding what you should know about Covid-19 and what employers and employees need to know about the inter-relationship… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / September 28, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Employment Law, Medical Information, News, Privacy

WHAT DOES PROXIMATE CAUSE MEAN?

WHAT DOES PROXIMATE CAUSE MEAN? –  In the context of personal injury claims, proximate cause is a term used to discuss the relationship between the event and the injuries claimed to have resulted from that event.  The event is usually… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / August 25, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Personal Injury

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS?

WHEN DO YOU NEED TO STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS? – With students returning to in-person classroom learning this fall, it is time to review the rules of the road regarding school bus law in Washington State.   Many studies have… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / August 24, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Child Safety

PUBLIC DUTY DOCTRINE

PUBLIC DUTY DOCTRINE – What is the public duty doctrine? Up until about 1961, the State of Washington enjoyed what was called “Sovereign Immunity.” This meant that one simply could not sue the State (or a local government) no matter… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / July 27, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Public Safety, Washington Government, Washington Law

ImPACT for Concussion Management

ImPACT for Concussion Management – I was at a doctor’s appointment with the good folks over at Proliance Orthopedic Associates and picked up an interesting brochure that they have put out on ImPACT – Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing…. READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / July 27, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Brain Injuries, Medical Information

THE FIVE MAIN CAUSES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS:

THE FIVE MAIN CAUSES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS – Bicycle and vehicle collisions make up a large portion of bicycle accidents.  Bike and car-related accidents often result in serious or even catastrophic injuries – especially if the bicyclist wasn’t wearing a… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / June 25, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Accidents

NEW LAW: WASHINGTON STATE CREDIT SCORING BAN

NEW LAW:  WASHINGTON STATE CREDIT SCORING BAN – Effective on an emergency basis as of June 20, 2021, the use of credit scoring as a rating factor for insurance premiums and coverage is no longer allowed.   The ban affects new… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / June 25, 2021 / CATEGORIES: Insurance Information, Washington Law

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