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While attempts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act and “Obamacare” — have stalled for the moment in Congress, individual states are taking matters into their own hands to ensure the law remains in effect within their borders. Washington recently joined the list of...
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Losing a son or daughter is possibly the most difficult thing for a parent to face, especially when it could have been prevented. What’s worse, Washington parents have historically had limited legal options. Some provisions of the wrongful death statute have made pursuing damages a frustrating, and sometimes impossible, ordeal. That will soon change. Washington...
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The legal team at Nelson Langer Engle, PLLC had a great time at the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington’s 9th annual Walk, Run & Roll 5K on Saturday, April 27. The event – which took place at the Green Lake Community Center in Seattle – draws over 400 individuals of all abilities to support a...
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In 2012, Washington and Colorado become the first US states to legalize recreational cannabis use. One great concern with this legalization was the fear that more people would drive while under the influence. Since 2012, multiple studies have been done that have tried to determine if legalization created more danger on the roads. Spike in...
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For many residents and visitors of Seattle, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebration with friends and family. Whether it involves a night out at a local pub or attendance to the annual parade, this holiday often involves alcohol consumption. It also ranks the 4th most popular holiday to drink alcohol – behind 4th...
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Seattle isn’t exactly known for its heavy snowfall. In fact, the city only receives an average of five inches of snow yearly, according to BestPlaces. The average yearly snowfall across the United States is more than 25 inches. The city’s yearly average of snowfall was exceeded in one February snowstorm – the biggest to hit...
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A broken bone is a very serious injury, especially after a car accident, and there are a few different types of broken bones, or bone fractures.   A break might just be the beginning If a fracture is not treated or set right, it will not heal correctly and that can cause more problems down the line. That’s why it...
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When a wheel detaches from a vehicle, the consequence can be catastrophic – especially on highly traveled roadways in the Seattle-Tacoma area.  While there haven’t been any recent wheel runoff accidents in the news, let’s not forget the devastating 2016 crash that occurred on Interstate 5, just south of Seattle. After a passenger vehicle lost a wheel, it...
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Seattle winters mean a great many dark, rainy nights. The limited night visibility makes it difficult to notice other cars or pedestrians we wouldn’t have any trouble seeing during the day. In addition to other factors, this increases the risk of getting into a car accident that results in serious injury. Limited visibility On average,...
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There was a very slight reduction of 1.8 percent in traffic fatalities in the United States in 2017. And the trend has continued during the first half of 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): From January to March, there were 8,070 traffic fatalities, a 2.4 percent reduction from the same period...
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