State lawmakers approved stricter distracted driving definitions and penalties for all Washington State drivers. No more loopholes for social media usage, selfies, snapchats, or playing Asphalt-Extreme while behind the wheel.
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Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties comprise the Pacific Northwest Interior
Across these diverse counties, residents and visitors encounter gorgeous mountain views, extensive waterways, the beautiful Puget Sound, and the vast network of San Juan Islands.
Whatcom County, Washington, on the border with Canada, is an established college town with a growing population
The largest industries in Whatcom County include manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare. Whatcom County is the location of Western Washington University.
Island County - A unique and beautiful region composed entirely of islands
As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,506. Its county seat is Coupeville, while its largest city is Oak Harbor. Its name reflects the fact that it is composed entirely of islands. It contains two large islands, Whidbey and Camano, and seven smaller islands - Baby, Ben Ure, Deception, Kalamut, Minor, Smith, and Strawberry.
San Juan County - A beautiful maritime archipelago of 743 islands
San Juan County is a county located in the Salish Sea in the far northwestern corner of Washington State. As of the 2010 census, its population was 15,769. Of the hundreds of islands in the county, only 60 islands are inhabited.
Skagit County - Situated between near the majestic Cascade Mountains, the fertile Skagit Valley, and the powerful Skagit River
Skagit County, with a population of 116,901, is situated in the gorgeous Skagit Valley. The county seat and largest city is Mount Vernon. The majestic Cascade Mountains stand to the east, overlooking a fertile valley boasting a variety of agricultural crops. Running through the valley is the powerful Skagit River flowing westward toward the beautiful San Juan Islands.
Snohomish County - Home of the world's largest aerospace-industry manufacturing facility
Snohomish County, with a population of 772,501, is the third-most populous county in Washington. The county seat and largest city is Everett. The county is located between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Snohomish County begins 12 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula. Snohomish County is home to over 20,000 businesses, ranging from small family farms specializing in organic foods, to the world’s largest advanced manufacturing facility producing state-of art aerospace equipment.
The region's climate can contribute to accidents throughout the Northwest Interior
The climate is generally mild and typical of the Puget Sound region. The year-long average daily high and low temperatures are 59 and 44.1 °F. The western region of the Northwest Interior has a marine oceanic climate that is strongly influenced by the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains, and gets an average of 42 inches of rain per year.
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When someone is injured in an accident in the region, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.
What to do after a serious injury accident in Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Skagit, or Snohomish County
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Pacific Northwest personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
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Even though 99% of drivers say they are not comfortable riding in the car with a texting driver, drivers use their phones on 88% of their journeys.
If you’re on this site, you are getting to know the ins and outs of personal injury law. You may be wondering, what exactly is a personal injury claim?
Loss of earning capacity is another category of compensation that your personal injury attorney will consider. It is a form of harm that you may have suffered from your bicycle accident.
You may also be able to recover monetary compensation for pain and suffering, inconvenience, lost quality of life and emotional distress.
Bill Coats Law helps Bellingham bike accident victims recover lost wages and pain and suffering damages
Here's how these costs are calculated by a personal injury lawyer to help victims financially recover from their bike accident.
There have been recent accidents involving self-driving cars, so imagine a semi-truck with the same limitations involved in a vehicle wreck in Bellingham.
Most recent accident reports
A raft containing four people flipped upside-down on some rapids in the Sultan River near Lake Chaplain shortly after 4:00 p.m.
The adults sustained injuries from the T-bone collision about 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of 56th Street and Highway 9. The surviving adult was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
A vehicle was heading westbound on Highway 104 about 1:40 a.m.
At the intersection of 23rd and Rockefeller not far from Everett High School, three cars collided
At about 3:30am, a semi-truck changing from northbound I-405 to northbound I-5 rolled onto its side, resulting in its cargo, millions of bees in boxes each containing about 5000, being spilled across the freeway.
A car and semi collided on SR 539 at SR 546 (Guide Meridian at Badger Road) in Lynden, injuring three people.
A teenaged driver was killed in a head-on collision with a semi truck on Grandview Road at North Star Road in Ferndale. Dante DeLeon, 16, attempted to turn left onto Grandview from North Star Road just after 3 p.m.
Early in the morning, two men in a Toyota pickup were struck by two men in a Ford pickup that were trying to avoid a deer. Adding further complications, the roads were wet and there was fog in the area.
A large pickup sped out of control in downtown Bellingham early Monday, killing one male pedestrian and injuring three others. The truck, driven by 27-year-old Dustin F. Brown, swerved onto a sidewalk before 2 a.m. and hit three pedestrians.
A man was taken to St. Joseph hospital with life-threatening injuries after rolling his vehicle at 12:01 p.m. Saturday, April 26 in the median of Interstate 5 in Ferndale.
A portion of Lakeway Drive was closed early Thursday morning, April 17, after a woman crashed her SUV into a power pole, according to the Bellingham Police Department.
A police dog sniffed out a felon suspected of causing a hit-and-run crash that injured two people Tuesday morning, April 8, near St. Joseph hospital.