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Washington State Patrol cracking down on distracted drivers over Fourth of July weekend; know what’s legal and what isn’t.

Put down your phone! The Washington State Patrol will be looking for distracted drivers around the state during an emphasis patrol Friday through Sunday. The state is on a mission to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2030 and, to… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Public Safety, Uncategorized, Washington Law

Blood Test for Concussion

Approval for a blood test that will help aid in detecting concussion in adults has been given by the US Food and Drug Administration to Banyan Biomarkers. The new test is a significant step forward in helping to more precisely… READ MORE

Pete Balzarini / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Brain Injuries, Uncategorized

Washington Amtrak Investigation Focuses On Failure To Use Available Technology

Following the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment, a couple of years ago, the recent Washington State derailment has brought up again the issue of why Amtrak has failed to implement existing technology that could have prevented the crash. The National Transportation Safety… READ MORE

Darrell Bolte / CATEGORIES: Uncategorized

Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

The holidays are coming up fast and that means travel for many people. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe. 1) Take your time. Everyone is rushing around with last-minute things that need to be done… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Uncategorized

WIENER & LAMBKA PS DONATES TO SUNSHINE SUMMER CAMP.

This August, our charitable donation went to Sunshine Physically Challenged Foundation. This amazing program offers children with physical disabilities between the ages of 8 – 18 the ability to participate in many activities they might otherwise be able to join… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Communities, Uncategorized

Insurance Companies “Preferred” Auto Repair Shops

After a car accident occurs, the first thing people want to do is get their car fixed. Insurance companies will recommend “preferred” auto shops. Typically, these shops have relationships with he insurance companies and may not always have your best… READ MORE

Pete Balzarini / CATEGORIES: Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

New Study Finds Mild Head Trauma Often Not Properly Followed Up On

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study in May 2018 examining the treatment patterns from more than 800 people who suffered a mild head injury. The study can be found here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2681571 The study found low rates… READ MORE

James Lambka / CATEGORIES: Brain Injuries, Health Care, Medical Information, Uncategorized

Your List of Fireworks Displays in Washington State for 2018

Happy 4th of July! The following is a list of the fireworks displays in Washington State for 2018. Please double check with the respective City to make sure the time and place are accurate or have not been subject to change. Alger… READ MORE

Pete Balzarini / CATEGORIES: Communities, Uncategorized

Study Finds Many Treatments for Low Back Pain Are Not Effective

I read an interesting article yesterday about how many prescribed treatments for low back pain and ineffective and even detrimental.  The article from NPR, can be found here: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/04/05/597505825/report-ineffective-treatment-often-prescribed-for-lower-back-pain The article points out three interesting things: 1) low back pain… READ MORE

Pete Balzarini / CATEGORIES: Uncategorized

Pedestrian Law Review in Washington –

The Washington State Department of Transportation provides an excellent on-line resource for Washington traffic laws.  From their section on pedestrians, found here:   https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/walk/Laws.htm, the following important laws are summarized: Traffic signals – Pedestrians must obey traffic signals and traffic control devices… READ MORE

James Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Uncategorized

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