Coluccio Law Blog

Why is it so hard to get help after a brain injury?

Head injuries are common. Many people will experience a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) - a concussion -  at some point in their lives. Children and elderly people are particularly at risk for this type of injury. More severe traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor to about 30% of all injury deaths, according to the [...]

2019-03-26T16:12:03+00:00Brain Injury|0 Comments

Seattle in the snow – not a winter wonderland

Seattle rarely has snow, but, when it does, the city comes to a standstill.  This is true not only in the downtown area, but throughout the local region. Why does Seattle shut down in the snow? Based upon my experience of living in Seattle for nearly my entire life, I think there are a number [...]

2019-02-09T02:17:36+00:00Seattle|0 Comments

A clean water legacy for a teenage crash victim

Garrett was 15 years old when he was killed by a distracted semi-truck driver at 60 mph on a Washington State highway. Before he died, Garrett wrote that “a legacy is something you leave behind.” Garrett knew that his own legacy was still unknown, but wrote that he “planned to change the whole world.”  He was interested in [...]

2018-12-07T18:38:27+00:00Editorial|0 Comments

5 quick tips for preventing a winter weather crash

Snow, freezing rain, and high winds are in the forecast for western Washington State this week. While that shouldn't come as a surprise - it's standard winter weather for most of the Pacific Northwest - there are always too many drivers who are caught off guard. The result is often a slew of predictable, often [...]

2019-02-08T18:52:01+00:00Washington|0 Comments

What you need to know about our pedestrian traffic laws

It seems straightforward: people usually have the right-of-way over motor vehicles. But most of our roadways were designed for the ease of cars, not the safety of pedestrians. As a result, drivers often forget—or simply disregard—the laws protecting the rights and safety of pedestrians. Summary of Washington State pedestrian traffic laws When do pedestrians have [...]