Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Hiring a reliable Yakima personal injury attorney may not be necessary for every type of accident. Yet if you do get into an accident where you’re not at fault, and you sustain injuries as a result, an experienced lawyer can protect your interests and ensure you get properly compensated. Among other things, personal injury attorneys find ways to help you obtain fair settlements from insurance companies. Personal injury laws vary by state and individual situation, so it would be downright difficult for you to tackle the case on your own. Many states also put a time limit on pursuing claims. For these reasons, hiring a qualified legal professional can help ensure that your rights are protected.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Manpower issues have forced the Washington State Patrol to disband its DUI squad, according to KEPR's Vince Sapienza. However, this does not mean drunk drivers can get off the hook that easily. For instance, even without a DUI squad, more than 130 DUI arrests took place in the first six months of the previous year. The Tri-Cities DUI squad is part of Washington's Strategic Highway Safety Plan, also known as Target Zero. The initiative aims to achieve zero casualties on the road by 2030. Impaired drivers, or those who drive while under the influence of alcohol and other substances, account for a little over half of the state's traffic fatalities and are, therefore, top priority for the initiative.