Distracted Driving in Washington State

Washington and The New Distracted Driving Law Unfortunately, approximately 9 million people are killed due to distracted driving in the United State according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 1,000 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involved distracted driving. More and more we are hearing about the impacts of…

Bicycle Safety Tips

Tips for Bicycle Safety! Biking is a fun way to exercise, commute, and explore! But collisions and falls can put a quick stop to the fun. The attorneys at Ressler & Tesh have some tips designed to help keep you safe when you’re in pedaling mode! Because bicycles are considered vehicles under Washington law, you…

Rules of the Road: Why Do They Matter?

Rules of the Road Why Do They Matter? When you use a public street in Washington State as a driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian, your conduct is tightly regulated by both state and local law. The rules which apply throughout the state can be found in Chapter 46.61 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). If…

What Is The HITECH Act?

The HITECH Act and Washington State The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, simply known as HITECH, is an extension of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which was the first federal legislation that addressed the protection and access of health information. HITECH, which was signed into law…

When A Dog Attacks

Although dogs are referred to as “man’s best friend,” they can be dangerous. A dog bite can cause serious injury or even death. A person bitten by a dog in Washington is entitled to recover damages (money) from any person legally responsible for allowing the bite to occur. For example, a dog bite victim can…

What To Do If You’ve Been In A Car Accident

Accidents Happen Even the most defensive and alert driver can find themselves involved in a motor vehicle accident.  It’s important for all drivers to be prepared for this.  After all, the average driver, over a long driving career will experience between three and four accidents in their lifetime. It helps to be prepared before an…

Washington Winter Weather Driving Tips

Winter is here! This year winter solstice began on December 21, 2017. Driving in the winter can be difficult. We want to discuss some helpful tips to drive during winter weather. Black Ice We know that it is common in Washington to have black ice. Black ice is a thin coating of glaze ice on…

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