Sommer v. MetroMetals NW

(February 2016) A high school student was returning home from cross-country running practice when his car was rear-ended by a fully loaded semi-truck.

His car was pushed into the oncoming lane, where it was struck by another vehicle and caught fire. The student suffered serious burns on his head, neck and hands.

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No tolerance for short cuts in car repair

Posted in Car Crashes on October 10 2017

A jury recently awarded $42 million to a young couple who suffered major burns and crushing injuries after a Dallas body shop fixed their hail-damaged Honda using a cheaper, but untested, method of roof repair. Just before Christmas, the couple was headed for a family visit when a truck hydroplaned and hit the Honda head-on. […]

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This is what a multiple-threat crash looks like

Posted in Pedestrians Seattle Survivor Stories on September 26 2017

On a sunny winter afternoon in Seattle, a kid I’ll call “Marcus” was walking home from middle school. He was with his classmate and good friend. Marcus’ grandmother dropped the boys off to get a soda; they would walk the familiar route home together. At a street corner, the boys waited to cross. An oncoming […]

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Why does BMW want drivers to be (even more) distracted?

Posted in Distracted Driving on August 25 2017

BMW is integrating Skype for Business into new cars.  The features will be integrated into the new BMW series in parts of Europe. Other markets—including the U.S.— should see it soon.  “Microsoft Exchange will also integrate calendars, to-do lists and contacts using the car’s voice and navigation systems,” according to the company’s press release. Here’s why this strikes […]

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