Personal Injury

Salmonella Outbreak: Over 600 People Sick Over Contaminated Onions

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A salmonella outbreak that is spreading across the country prompted ProSource Inc. to launch a nationwide onion recall. So far, 652 people have fallen ill after being infected with the Salmonella Oranienburg strain that was linked to the fresh whole onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico. Affected products include red, yellow, and white onions with import …

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Three Wildlife-Related Accidents Reported In Whatcom County In One Day

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A day after southbound Interstate 5 was shut down because of a series of accidents caused by wildlife, a second deer prompted another I-5 crash within Bellingham city limits. On the same night, a third deer caused yet another freeway accident just north of Ferndale. According to a Washington State Patrol trooper, officials aren’t used …

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This Fall, Prepare Your Home For Winter To Prevent House Fires

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Fall is the best time to get our homes prepared for winter. All too often, however, we ignore the potential risks of allowing heating units to go unchecked, increasing the risk of house fires. That’s why it is important to check now for any issues. Before temperatures begin to drop dramatically, keep it in mind …

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Washington Officials: Deadly Accidents Involving Emergency Personnel, Tow Truck Drivers On The Rise

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Since December, two Washington tow truck technicians lost their lives, one suffered an injury that led to a leg amputation, and another received injuries to the lower part of his body while assisting a disabled motorist. To those whose work involves helping stranded motorists along the shoulders of our busy roads, these accidents are seemingly …

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Volvo Announces Major Airbag-Related Recall Following Fatal Accident

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Volvo is recalling over 460,000 vehicles over fatal airbag-related issues. The manufacturer stated that because impacted cars come with airbag components that could rupture into metal fragments in the event of an accident, they pose a risk of serious and even deadly injuries.  The firm stated that 260,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in …

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After Eight Deaths, Boppy Recalls Baby Pillows Over Personal Injury Risks

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The tragic deaths of eight infants prompted the recall of 3.3 million Boppy pillows, news outlets have reported. The recall impacts Boppy Original Newborn Loungers, Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. These pillows can pose personal injury risks to babies and should no longer be used by parents and caregivers. …

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Hit-And-Run Accidents Are On The Rise In America

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Hit-and-run accidents are on the rise in America and as we reported recently, they are also impacting Washington State residents.  According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 737,100 hit-and-run accidents in 2015 alone, which translates to one hit-and-run crash happening every 43 seconds. Additionally, at least 2,049 of all hit-and-run crashes reported …

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