Last year there were 122,337 motor vehicle collisions in the State of Washington, resulting in 508 deaths and 27,190 injuries. Fatal and injury-causing collisions are not going away anytime soon, as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and distracted driving while using a cell phone remain significant problems. If you are involved in a collision, there are just a few things to keep in mind to protect yourself and your family.
If you recently moved an elderly loved one into a Washington nursing home, you may have done so with reticence and hesitation. Even though you know that it was the best choice due to the level of care your aging family member needs, you probably hear or see far too many stories of nursing home neglect and abuse, whether in the media or from people you know personally.