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The attorneys at Premier Law Group are passionate about providing legal information and weighing in on the everyday happenings in Washington State. Sometimes, hearing information about an event or situation from a different perspective can be helpful. From car accidents to wrongful death, read what our attorneys have to say. Do you have more questions or need immediate help with your case? Call us at 206-285-1743.

Recent Articles

  • Darryl Parker Discusses Client Maria Morales’ May Day Arrest (q13fox.com)
    Seattle civil rights attorney Darryl Parker represents his client, Maria Morales, in her lawsuit against the city for her false arrest and then involvement in a cover-up. Proof of the incident was caught on video with a cell phone to help solidify their case.
  • NHTSA Fights Distracted Driving
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) is proposing new ways to prevent distracted driving. These new proposals include legal restrictions, as well as car manufacturers changing the way they make their vehicles. Learn more about what you can do to prevent distracted driving and what new guidelines may be put in to place.
  • Keeping Your Child Safe in the Car
    Driving is dangerous for adults, but those dangers only increase for your children. A car accident can injure, or even kill a healthy adult, which means that there is even more risk for a child injury. Learn the different tips an experienced auto accident attorney recommends to keep your children safe in the car.
  • Proper Car Seat Installation
    To properly install a car seat for your child you must educate yourself on the car seat and the vehicle you are installing it in. A Bellevue auto accident lawyer teaches you the proper way to keep your children safe.
  • 5 Tips for Steering Clear of Deer (and other animals) on the Road
    Animals are a danger that many people neglect to think about before getting behind the wheel. However, animals can be a serious risk for a driver who is not paying attention. Learn the various ways to avoid an accident because of an animal on the road from a Seattle accident attorney.
  • New Teen Drinking Laws have Serious Consequences for Parents
    A new teen drinking law passed on Mercer Island can have parents paying a hefty fine if underage drinkers are found on their property. There are many issues the people of Mercer Island have with the new regulations; learn what they are here.
  • How Fast Are You Willing To Drive?
    A Seattle accident attorney will see their fair share of accidents involving speeding. Not surprisingly, the drivers in this area are willing to drive over the speed limit and put themselves, and others, in danger.
  • NHTSA Releases New Report on Distracted Driving
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released reports stating that general car accidents and accidents due to drunk driving have decreased recently. Unfortunately, accidents caused by distracted driving have increased. Understand what you can do to prevent these accidents from happening.
  • So You’ve Been in an Accident…Helpful Tips From a Seattle Acupuncturist
    There are many forms of treatment that can be used after an accident that may be covered under injury law. Discover how places like Glow, a Seattle based natural health center, will work with you to find the right treatment plan for you.
  • Seattle Attorney is Shocked at Percentage of Uninsured Washington Drivers!
    After an accident, the last thing you want to think about is your insurance policy, or lack thereof. There are far too many drivers on the road who do not have insurance, which can put you at risk. However, there are various ways you can make sure you are protected in case of an accident.
  • Seattle Drivers Among the Worst in the U.S.
    “Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers Report” has continued to name Seattle as one of the worst driving cities in America. This may not surprise you with the amount of accidents you see on a daily basis, but there are ways that we can change.
  • Wait! Don’t Sign Anything Yet
    The attorneys at Premier Law Group do not want you to make the mistake of signing a document given to you by the insurance company that may take away from the compensation you deserve. Before signing any forms or talking to anyone at the insurance company, consult with a Bellevue auto accident attorney immediately.
  • How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
    Many people have no idea what to do after they have been injured at the fault of someone else. You also may not know exactly what a personal injury attorney can do for you. From police reports, to medical bills, to witnesses, a personal injury attorney will take on the tasks to help your case run smoothly.
  • Seattle Attorney Proposes Sweeping Changes to Texting While Driving Laws
    The dangers of texting while driving are clear to most of us, but many people still do it. Jason Epstein, a Seattle personal injury attorney, feels passionately about the changes that need to be made to make the roads a safer place.
  • Is Highway 97 A Death Trap
    Highway 97 has taken 16 lives in the past nine years, and many more injuries. A Bellevue wrongful death attorney questions who is at fault for these deaths and injuries.
  • Major League Baseball’s DUI Problem
    Fans of baseball may have differing opinions about the crackdown to eliminate performance-enhancing drugs from the sport. Unfortunately, a new drinking and driving problem has arisen. A Bellevue personal injury attorney weighs in on how Major League Baseball players should be held accountable for their actions.
  • How Social Networking Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim
    After an accident, you may not be thinking about how your actions could hurt your personal injury claim. Many things, including your social networking sites, can harm your case if you are not careful. A Washington State auto accident lawyer describes how these sites can ruin your personal injury claim.

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Accidents and Truck Collisions

  • 6 Tips on Flood Driving
    Driving in the Pacific Northwest holds its fair share of dangers while on the road. One of the riskiest times to drive is during inclement weather. A Bellevue personal injury attorney discusses the risks of driving on flooded roads and the precautions you can take.
  • Accident Prevention Tips
    Many car accidents are preventable. From driving distractions, to not knowing the rules of the road, many people simply need a refresher on how to drive safely. Learn the car accident prevention tips from a Washington State accident lawyer.
  • Adults More Guilty of Texting While Driving?
    Jason Epstein, founder of Teens Against Distracted Driving (TADD), began this quest to stop the growing epidemic of texting while driving. While it is popular to assume that only teens are the ones texting behind the wheel, the Seattle attorney discusses that research has shown this is not the case.
  • Best Way to Prevent 35,000 Deaths
    Advancing technologies are now preventing more and more accidents. However, drivers are picking up new, dangerous habits. A personal injury lawyer reaches out to people, discussing the consequences of these new behaviors.
  • Drugs and Driving
    We all know the dangers of driving while drunk, but we often do not think about the risks of driving while under the influence of drugs. Drugs pose the same risks as driving while drunk and a Seattle personal injury attorney discusses the truth behind “drug driving.”
  • Essay Winner: Making Driving Safer by Clayton Ness
    Clayton is a 13 year old from Bellevue, Washington and the winner of the Premier Law Group’s 2010 essay contest “What would you do to increase traffic safety if you were president”. As winner Clayton will have his essay published in the November issue of the Straight Talk Law newsletter as well as received a $50.00 Target gift card. Congratulations Clayton!
  • Preparing Your Vehicle for a Snow Storm
    A Seattle snow accident attorney understands how dangerous the roads can get in the wintertime. There are many things you can do to prepare yourself for the slippery roads of winter. Learn the most important tips you can follow to keep yourself safe in the winter.
  • Seat Belt Safety
    Because of the safety laws passed in the 1980’s and 90’s, the number of people wearing their seatbelts has steadily increased. A personal injury and accident attorney knows the importance of always wearing your seatbelt and how it can prevent you from serious injuries.
  • The Danger of Cell Phone Addiction
    Cell phones are now a part of nearly every part of everyone’s lives. We seem to think that living without them, even for a car ride, is impossible. Many people are actually addicted to their cell phone, which poses a danger to every driver on the road. One of the Premier Law Group attorneys expresses his concerns with this new danger.
  • The Fight Against Distracted Driving
    The Teens Against Distracted Driving site is full of information for teenagers on the dangers of distracted driving. Over 500,000 people have suffered an injury due to distracted driving accidents and over 6,000 wrongful deaths have occurred. This site gives information to educate teens and adults about the dangers, as well as encourages them to take a pledge to not text and drive.
  • Tips for Increasing Fuel Economy
    Everyone has seen the increase in gas prices over the past few years. A Bellevue auto accident attorney shares his tips for saving money even with rising fuel costs.
  • Top Ways to Spot a Drunk Driver
    Some of the signs pointing to a drunk driver are often misinterpreted as just bad driving. We see bad driving everyday, which makes it even harder to identify someone who is driving drunk. Spotting a drunk driver before they cause an accident will help keep you and other drivers’ safe.
  • What to do if you Hydroplane
    Hydroplaning can be a terrifying experience. Driving in the Seattle area, many of you are used to driving in the rain, but far too many accidents still happen because of losing control of your vehicle because of the weather. A Seattle personal injury lawyer explains what to do in this scary situation.

Motorcycle Accidents

  • What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
    A Seattle motorcycle accident attorney shares the story of his own motorcycle accident and how his experience can benefit you. There are ways to protect your rights after a crash, which will make filing a claim much easier.
  • Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
    Our motorcycle accident attorneys have years of experience representing all types of accident cases. They have skilled knowledge of the complexities and uniqueness of motorcycle accidents. Hiring the right attorney can make all the difference in your case.
  • Anger and Sympathy Are Poor Motivators in Motorcycle Accident Cases
    Despite what you may have previously thought, cases are not won because of courtroom theatrics. Cases are won by having an experienced attorney on your side; one who does not rely on emotions of the jurors to win your case.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
    If you have been the victim of a spinal cord injury, your world may be changed forever. These injuries can be the result of many different types of accidents, with a wide variety of severity.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
    An accident resulting in traumatic brain injury is life changing, no matter which level of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) you have suffered. Depending on how badly damaged the brain is, this can result in a coma, and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered from this terrible injury because of an accident that was caused by someone else, you should speak with an experienced Seattle brain injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Wrongful Death and Fatal Accidents

  • What is a Wrongful Death Case
    Some of the most common cases seen as a Seattle wrongful death lawyer are from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian collisions, defective products, workplace accidents and medical errors. Understand what exactly a wrongful death case is and what situations can cause them to happen.
  • Types of Wrongful Death Claims
    Washington state wrongful death laws leave major gaps in the system that need to be fixed immediately. Learn what the different types of wrongful death claims are from a Seattle wrongful death attorney. Also, understand the attorney’s issue with the way the laws can hurt your claim.

Employment Issues

  • At-Will Employee Rights
    Washington employment lawyer, Patrick Kang, explains what being an at-will employee means for you and how to make sure your rights are not being violated.
  • Family & Medical Leave Act Q&A
    Many employees do not know when their employers are disregarding their legal rights. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) states when an employee is allowed to take time off work and for how long. A Seattle employment lawyer answers your questions.
  • Minimum Wage Q&A
    Every state has a different minimum wage policy, which can leave you wondering why you are getting paid a certain amount and how the state decides on that number. Attorney Patrick Kang addresses your minimum wage questions here.
  • Retaliation in the Workplace
    An employer who retaliates against an employee is breaking the law. However, in cases such as these, there are three things your Washington employment lawyer must prove to win your case.

Construction Site Injuries

  • What to do if you are Injured in a Construction Site Accident
    Construction site accidents have the potential to be deadly because of the high number of hazards involved in the work. If you have been injured in a construction site accident and are injured and/or it has caused you to miss work, a Seattle construction injury attorney can help.

Pedestrian Collisions and Bicycle Accidents

  • Bicycle Accident Prevention Tips
    Bicycles are very common in the Seattle area because they are fun and they allow us to travel without very much traffic. However, riding a bicycle in area populated by many cars can be risky. Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries, or even deaths. Preventing a future bicycle accident is easy if you follow these tips from a Seattle personal injury lawyer.
  • Tips to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents
    Many pedestrian accidents cannot be prevented by the pedestrians, but only by the drivers of vehicles. Yet, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of being hit while walking down the street.

Injuries to Minors and Children

  • Common Child Injuries
    The leading cause of death and injury among children ages 2 to 14 is motor vehicle accidents. A child injury case is different from any other personal injury case because it comes with its own set of regulations, as well as the upsetting affects it can have on the child and their family.

Serious Accidents & Catastrophic Injuries

  • Face and Head Injuries
    Face injuries can be the result of a variety of things. The impact of hitting the head upon the steering wheel, dashboard or window can lead to bruising and broken bones, and being ejected from the vehicle or having windows shatter at high speeds can lead to deep open wounds.
  • Neck and Shoulder Injuries
    Neck and shoulder injuries often take a few days to emerge so it is important to pay attention to the symptoms after you are involved in an auto accident.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Auto Accidents
    We often associate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with war veterans, but can be the result of a variety of physical or psychological traumas. Severe auto accidents can cause PTSD in the victims and can have incapacitating results.

Other Premier Law Group Articles

  • 5 Tips Dealing With The Insurance Company
    After an accident, the last thing you want to worry about is dealing with your insurance company. A Washington state accident attorney gives tips on how to handle them.
  • A Guide to Comparative Negligence
    It is not always clear whose fault an auto accident was or what the reason behind the injuries was. Our Bellevue personal injury lawyers explain how liability is determined.
  • Arbitration to Settle a Case
    A Seattle personal injury attorney believes that arbitration is one of the best ways to determine the outcome of a case. Before reaching your trial, this may be the next step to take in order to settle your claim.
  • Auto Insurance Advice
    Sadly, the auto insurance companies are not on your side after and accident. Our Bellevue car accident attorneys have dealt with numerous insurance companies know how you policies can affect the outcome of your claim.
  • Choosing a Lawyer
    Hiring a lawyer can be a daunting experience and is not something that should be decided on a whim. Your compensation is in the hands of your future lawyer, which means you should know what to look for before hiring a lawyer for your case.
  • Courtroom Secrets Divulged
    A Seattle injury attorney addresses the realities of the courtroom process. This process often gets misconstrued because of the portrayal of lawyers in the movies and on television. Learn the truth about what to expect throughout your injury case.
  • Covering Medical Expenses During a Personal Injury Case
    The question of who will be paying for your medical bills while you fight with the insurance company is one that not many people know the answer to. The truth is, who pays is all dependent on what types of insurance you have and what types of insurance the other driver has.
  • Dealing with the Other Insurance Company
    Before you begin dealing with the other driver’s insurance company, you should consult with an attorney. There are a few tactics that the insurance company uses to try to save themselves as much money as possible.
  • Insurance Disputes in Rear End Auto Accidents
    A Seattle personal injury attorney explains that rear end auto accidents are not as clear-cut as many people may think. In the state of Washington, the fault of rear-end accidents is determined on a case-by-case basis, with the insurance company fighting against you.
  • Lawyer Advertising Exposed
    Jason Epstein’s book, “The Shocking Truth About Lawyer Advertising,” uses his experience as a Bellevue car accident attorney to break down confusing lawyer-advertising lingo so everybody can understand what lawyers are saying.
  • Lawyer Advertising Truths
    With all of the advertising done by lawyers, it is hard to distinguish myth from truth. The misleading ads can cause people to hire unqualified lawyers.
  • Medical Error Kills More than Car Crashes
    A Seattle wrongful death lawyer and Bellevue car accident attorney show the comparison of auto deaths to medical error fatalities. There are 42,000 fatal auto accidents every year in the United States. This number, however, doesn’t even compare with the 200,000 fatal medical errors happening yearly in our hospitals.
  • Pip-If I Use it Will My Rates Go Up?!
    Washington State does not allow for your car insurance rates to go up if you use your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) after an accident. Our auto accident lawyer explains the misconceptions about auto insurance.
  • Should You Hire an Attorney?
    One of the most common questions heard by a Seattle car accident attorney is whether or not a certain case requires a lawyer’s services, or if it can be handled without one. If you are even thinking about hiring an attorney, you probably will need their help.
  • Top Auto Insurance Strategies: Deny, Deny, Deny!
    A Seattle auto accident lawyer believes that it is important to inform the public about the different strategies used by Washington insurance companies to deny or lower your claim.