His dream was to spread his love and passion of soccer through eleven countries, all the while promoting a cause that was dear to his heart. But 42-year-old Richard Swanson’s hopes were cut short early this month when he was hit by a pickup truck near the city of Lincoln City, Oregon. Swanson was on […]
At Premier Law Group we want to provide for all accident victims and people looking for legal help information about personal injury, employment, wrongful death law around Seattle and in Washington State.
Our goal is to provide readers with legal information and explain things so they will understand the laws for personal injury and employment cases.
The entire Premier Law Group Team is passionate about sharing information with people so they can make better informed decisions about their legal issues.
We encourage you to use the comments section of our blogs, or call us any time, if you don’t find the information you are looking here.
Elderly Woman Dies After Being Hit by Truck | Seattle Auto Accident Lawyer| Blog, Car Accidents, In The News, Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Deaths
Pedestrians must exercise extreme caution when walking, especially in areas with heavy traffic, as was further emphasized yesterday afternoon in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. A 69-year-old woman was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by a 56-year-old man. She had been crossing “at or near the intersection” according to detectives. Not many details have been […]
Teens Who Text and Drive More Likely to Drink and Drive | Seattle Auto Accident Attorney| Blog, Car Accidents, Teens Against Distracted Driving
No parent wants to wake up to a phone call in the middle of the night. Often those calls mean bad news. And with teenagers exhibiting dangerous behaviors now more than ever out on the road, more parents may be getting those horrific calls. It was reported by the Institute for Highway Safety that 11 […]
Party Intervention Patrols Seek to Eliminate Fatalities | Seattle Auto Accident Lawyer| Blog, Car Accidents, In The News
For a large number of teenagers, drinking and partying are normal occurrences on weekends during the high school years. The Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office knows this and is not standing for it. With the drinking age set at 21, anybody under that is breaking the law when consuming alcohol, no matter how harmless the activity […]
Motorcycle Fatalities Send Traffic Death Stats Soaring | Seattle Auto Accident Attorney| Blog, Car Accidents, In The News, Motorcycle Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently released some startling statistics: traffic deaths in the US are up and increasing for the first time in eight years. Yikes. Several different factors are playing into the problem, including an increase in discretionary driving, thanks to an improving economy. But one of the hugest contributors is […]
The Nation’s Dangerous “Epidemic” | Seattle Auto Accident Lawyer| Blog, Car Accidents, In The News
Texting and driving has been called “a national epidemic,” and for good reason. According to a recent survey conducted in the United States, 43% of teens admitted to texting while driving at least one time over the past month. The actual total percentage could be much higher, as some of those surveyed may have tried […]
Chicago Mayor Wants Tougher Fines | Seattle Auto Accident Lawyer| Bicycle Accidents, Blog
The mayor of The Windy City is not taking his fines lightly. He expects a whole series of increases to take place… and soon. Each year there are about 250 dooring accidents in Chicago. This means that a driver opens his or her car door and, with or without realizing it, strikes a bicyclist with […]
Washington to Tax Drivers of Electric Vehicles | Seattle Auto Accident Lawyer| Blog, Car Accidents, In The News
Drivers of electric vehicles reap a ton of benefits. They don’t have to pay taxes at the gas pump, they receive a federal tax credit worth thousands of dollars and cars such as the Nissan LEAF get the equivalent of 129 city MPG. Since electric vehicles don’t run on gas, their drivers are not contributing […]
Connecticut Expected to Crack Down on Drivers Using Cell Phones | Seattle Auto Accident Attorney| Blog, Car Accidents, In The News
Currently, 39 states, in addition to the District of Columbia, have banned text messaging while driving. And yet, it still is a prevalent problem that is costing people a lot of money, and in some cases, their lives. Connecticut is one of those 39 states. The offense is punishable by a fine that can come […]
Gig Harbor Residents Not Pleased with Texting Drivers | Seattle Auto Accident Lawyer| Blog, Car Accidents, In The News, Teens Against Distracted Driving
Any given day, you can probably spot at least a handful of people talking or texting on their cell phones while driving. And a handful is probably a large understatement. Talking and texting on your cell phone while driving are both illegal in the state of Washington, and can result in a $124 ticket. For […]
Multi Million Dollar Payout for Two Los Angeles Women | Seattle Civil Rights Lawyer| Blog, In The News, Personal Injury
It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and now being in that position is paying off for two women in Los Angeles. Margie Carranza, 47 and her mother, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez, were delivering the Los Angeles Times newspaper when their truck was shot at multiple times. The shooters, […]
Elderly Couple Dead After Fatal Bus Crash | Seattle Auto Accident Lawyer| Blog, Bus Accident, Car Accidents, In The News, Wrongful Deaths
An elderly couple is dead after a fatal bus crash that took place around 9:30 last night. Robert Rotta and Elizabeth Rotta were passengers in a Ford Escape that was struck by a Sound Transit bus. The driver of the Escape, Kendall Rotta, 51, is in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center. It has been […]