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Tips for making vacation plans after a divorce

There are many different things that you can do when you are getting ready to go on vacation that will make your life much easier. One of the top things that you can do is to plan ahead. This is especially important if you have children who are part of a child custody agreement.

The issue that comes up when you have a child custody agreement is that you don't have to think about only your own plans. You also have to think about the custody order and your ex. This makes it very difficult to plan, especially if the agreement is especially restrictive.

Is texting the only type of distracted driving?

As a Washington driver, you undoubtedly have seen the public service announcements on television and heard them on the radio: do not text and drive. Everyone knows that texting while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving, but is it the only form?

The answer is no. Distracted driving, which injured 391,000 people and claimed 3,477 lives in 2015 alone, is any activity where your hands are off the steering wheel, your eyes are off the road and/or your mind is off your responsibility to drive safely and defensively

Don't lose focus on your children in child custody matters

Keeping your children at the heart of all child custody matters can help to ensure you are making decisions that are best for them. While it might seem like it is easy to do this, you might find that it is rather challenging at some points. Just the fact that you have to deal with your ex about the children might make this hard.

One of the most important things that you can do is to never fight with your ex in front of the children. Your kids are going through a stressful enough time without having to be privy to the uncensored points of an argument. If you and your ex need to have a discussion that might get heated, it is best to do that when the children aren't around.

All car accidents must be taken seriously

A car accident is an event that you can't ever really prepare for. Even if you have thought about the possibility of being struck and think that you have everything figured out, there is a chance that you have missed out on some important points. One thing that you might not be able to accurately plan for is the financial impact of the accident. We understand this and want you to know that you have options to try and recover the money that you are out of because of the accident.

When you are struck by a vehicle, there is a good chance that you are going to suffer injuries that require medical care. These can be minor injuries like sprains and strains or they can be more catastrophic like brain and spinal cord injuries. The thing that is true in all of these cases is that an innocent person suffered unnecessarily due to the actions of someone else.

A Bellevue street sweeper strikes, kills a pedestrian

A 44-year-old Bellevue man was struck and killed on Monday, Feb. 19, when a city street sweeper put his vehicle in reverse and ran over him.The incident occurred right around 11 a.m. near a construction site at 1375 Northeast 120th Street.

Investigators with the Bellevue Police Department have obtained surveillance camera footage from the area that suggests that the man was potentially crouching down to tie his shoes at the time of the incident.

Address points in your divorce individually

The end of your marriage is difficult for some people to deal with. For some, the thought of ending something that you have so much invested in is disheartening. Still, there are some instances when divorce is in your best interests. We understand that this is an emotional time. While we can't make that aspect of marriage any easier, we can work with you to help you learn about your options for handling the matter.

Two of the biggest issues that you might have to handle when you are going through a divorce are the child custody case and the property division process. Both of these have the possibility of affecting you for years to come.

Compensation might be in order after a big rig accident

We recently discussed distracted trucking and touched on how this can quickly turn deadly. There are some instances in which a trucker's distraction doesn't result in a fatal injury but it does end with an innocent victim having to deal with a life-altering injury like one that impacts the brain or spinal cord. In these cases, the victim might decide to take action in court.

If you were the person who was injured in a crash with a big rig, you probably realize that your life is much different now. From a physical standpoint, you might have injuries that you need to let heal. From a mental standpoint, you might have trouble getting back on the road because of the effects of the accident.

Distracted truckers can turn a big rig into a deadly weapon

Many people acknowledge that driving while distracted is a horrible idea. No matter what type of vehicle you are driving, you are putting lives at risk when you aren't paying attention to the road. Truckers who opt to do things while they drive are putting many people in danger. The size and weight of those vehicles mean that they are potentially deadly projectiles when the driver isn't giving his or her full attention to the road.

One particular hazard for drivers that exists today is the cellphone. Newer smartphones make it easy to check your email, text and even video chat with people, but doing these while you are driving isn't a good idea. In fact, this is such a danger that there are regulations surrounding the use of phones while driving a commercial vehicle.

3 things auto insurance companies do not want you to know

When you get into a car accident, one of your top concerns is how you will pay for the damage to your body and vehicle. You want to receive compensation to cover all the ensuing expenses, which means having to talk to your and the other driver's insurance companies.

Before you do that, you need to know these three secrets of auto insurance providers.

Ending your marriage can be emotional and complex

Coming to the realization that your marriage is over is an emotional discovery. Even if things in your marriage aren't the best, there is still a good chance that you will feel emotional about calling it quits. From the moment that you realize a divorce is imminent, you must start getting ready for the process.

We understand that you might be ready to have the messy affair over with. The divorce process leaves you in limbo until it is finalized. This is why some people are so relieved once it is finally over.

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