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What does Washington law say about motorcycle helmets?

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Aug 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle helmets can save lives. In Washington, state law requires bikers to wear helmets in specific circumstances. Currently 19 states require motorcycle helmet use for all riders, while 28 states require helmets only for certain riders (those younger than 21, for example).  Review the motorc...

What are the causes and signs of internal bleeding?

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Jul 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unlike other motor vehicles, when a motorcycle has an accident, there is less protection for the driver. He or she may suffer countless injuries, including internal bleeding.  A motorcycle accident can be a serious source of physical trauma and hence may cause internal bleeding. Trauma induced in...

5 Motorcycle safety tips for new bikers

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle season has arrived. If you're a first-time rider, you're likely itching to answer the call of the open road. But while an exhilarating pastime, motorcycles aren't without serious risks. It's an alarming reality that motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than a person...

Can I be compensated for my injury?

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | May 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you experience injury on the job, you may be eligible for worker's compensation if the injury happened due to an event connected to your employment. However, it is important to understand the basics of workers compensation to understand what would qualify your injury.    In order for worker's ...

Study: Hands-free cellphones and cognitive distraction

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Washington is one of 21 states banning motorists from using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. These regulations were enacted as a way to minimize the number of people who are killed and injured in distracted driving car accidents e...

Washington insurance requirements for motorcycles

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

While liability insurance was once optional for motorcycle riders in Washington state, the law requires this policy for bikers as of summer 2019. If stopped by law enforcement, motorists on a bike must provide proof of a liability policy. With the passage of House Bill 1014, only three remaining ...

Bikers of all age at risk on the road

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | May 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you or someone in your family loves to ride a motorcycle, you will know that living in the Pacific Northwest provides ample opportunity for some of the most spectacular scenery in which to enjoy the great outdoors. From glorious mountains to the Pacific Ocean coastline to rural farmlands and m...

Two crashes occur at same I-5 exit within 24 hours

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Apr 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

By some estimations, Interstate 5 is one of the most dangerous highways in the state of Washington. Therefore, accidents there are not uncommon. However, there were two accidents that recently took place within 24 hours of each other that have certain other features in common. They both occurred ...

3 safety-rating systems for motorcycle helmets

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Mar 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Whether you ride a motorcycle or sit behind a rider, you should always wear a helmet. Put simply, Washington law requires all motorcycle riders and passengers to wear helmets that comply with certain requirements. If you are in the market for your first helmet or a replacement one, however, you m...

Wrong-way collision near Olympia kills 2

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Mar 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most important elements in dealing with a car accident in Seattle is determining fault. Establishing liability must be done before accident expenses can be properly addressed. Oftentimes deciding who was liable can be difficult and requires the intervention of law enforcement officials...

Preparing to legally ride your motorcycle

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Mar 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

We understand the joy of riding a motorcycle through the beautiful state of Washington, but we also understand that riding a motorcycle requires different knowledge than driving a car. There are specific requirements, outlined by the law, that you must meet in order to legally drive your motorcyc...

Benefits available under workers’ comp law in WA

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Feb 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Washington state, like most of the other 49 states and District of Columbia, requires employers to carry workers' compensation insurance. Traditionally, workers' comp insurance covers the cost of medical expenses and lost wages associated with work-related injuries. However, Washington workers' c...

Pedestrians deserve better safety

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Jan 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

People flock to the Pacific Northwest for its amazing scenery and livability. The region lends itself to being outside even during rainy months and many people find walking and running to be fabulous ways to get around and stay healthy. Sadly, these activities which on paper are good for your hea...

What is an intracranial hemorrhage?

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Falls from elevation are among the most common work-related accidents to occur in Washington, including Seattle. Whether you fall from elevation or the same level, you can strike your head on the ground or a nearby object. The force of the blow can cause a potentially life-threatening condition c...

How to choose a motorcycle helmet

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Dec 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Do not just purchase the first motorcycle helmet you find. It may not meet the necessary safety standards, or it may not fit your head properly. Buying a suitable motorcycle helmet is a process that requires due diligence on your part. When it comes to choosing a motorcycle helmet, there are two ...

How can drivers make the road safer for motorcyclists?

Posted by Soholm Law Firm | Dec 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Washington, motorcyclists and other motor vehicle owners can have a tenuous relationship on the road. Motorcyclists are often at a disadvantage compared to other drivers. However, the drivers of other vehicles can take steps to help make the roads a safer place for them. The first thing driver...

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