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 [...]
At any giving time, a police officer could be responding to a call, checking the in-dash computer – and driving a car. Officers are trained to multitask behind the wheel, but how well does that work? Washington State Distracted Driving Simulator Washington State University in Spokane set up a distracted driving simulation for police officers. [...]
How did a Seattle cabbie steal a $164,000 from an elderly woman – with state investigators watching?
Last week, King County prosecutors filed charges against 56-year-old David G. Money for stealing from an elderly nursing home patient. The two met when Mr. Money picked her up as a fare a few years ago. Since then, the woman has written $164,000 in checks to Mr. Money, and another $90,000 in suspicious checks to [...]
Do you actually understand your car insurance coverage? In my years as a lawyer, I’ve met a lot of smart people who don’t know anything about the insurance policy they spend hundreds of dollars on every month. Here’s a quick-and-easy guide to insurance coverage in the state of Washington. Liability coverage What it does: Pays [...]
It’s a beautiful week in Seattle. Warm weather and clear skies mean more pedestrians, as Seattleites hit the streets for fresh air and exercise. Meanwhile, Seattle is in the midst of a big construction boom. You don’t have to walk far to see a new apartment building going up, or one of the dozen or [...]