Truck crash tragedy caused by training failures

A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed and usually associated with heavy rain showers. Squalls usually last only a few minutes. In the Pacific Northwest, squalls are not an unusual occurrence. It was late May, near the Washington – Oregon border and a commercial driver trainee was behind the wheel of a big [...]

2020-04-08T20:07:17+00:00Our Cases|0 Comments

Losing a year of college to a traumatic brain injury

The eastern part of Washington State is rural with lots of open roadways. Semi-truck traffic is common, with truck drivers traveling both across the state and down from Canada. What I have seen over my career in handling truck crash cases, is that commercial drivers can often get complacent and allow their minds to drift [...]

2020-04-02T17:05:08+00:00Our Cases|0 Comments

3 important tips for safe driving during the holidays

It is anticipated that more than 104 million holiday travelers will drive to their destinations this holiday season. The National Safety Council estimates that 115 people may be killed and 13,100 seriously injured on roadways between 6 p.m. on December 24, and 11:59 p.m. on December 25. Estimates for New Year's Eve and New Year's [...]

2019-12-24T00:07:43+00:00Safety|0 Comments

Back to Driver’s Ed: Preventing drunk driving crashes

I am continuing my series of blogs about the most common causes of car crashes. You will notice that I don't refer to predictable, preventable drunk driving crashes as "car accidents." Crashes caused by drunk driving are not "accidents": they are entirely preventable.  Drinking impairs your senses (vision and hearing) and results in decreased muscle coordination [...]