Are eBikes the answer to ⬆️ gas prices?

Seattle ebike insurance question

Ebikes are a budget friendly alternative to fuel powered vehicles. They are also climate friendly, as ebikes allow you to bike more without fear of hills. No surprise, then, that ebikes are surging in popularity and are almost as commonplace as regular bikes in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. For recreational use, so many people…

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Lime hit & run – confidential settlement

Teenage boys hijacked a Lime Pod and crashed into Jonathan Gunning’s car at a stop light on Elliott Ave. After a protracted battle with Lime’s insurer, Catherine Fleming obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of Mr. Gunning for his car crash injuries, lost wages, and general damages.

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Serious car crash injures both driver and passenger

Charles & Manuel car crash with severe injuries

This claim involved a motor vehicle accident settlement with a negligent driver and clients’ Underinsured Motorists (UIM) insurance. Charles and Manuel were driving on a quiet road in Issaquah, when suddenly a driver behind the wheel of an oncoming SUV crashed into their car. Both sustained injuries but never expected the size of the settlement…

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Confidential pedestrian v. driver – $490,000

Picture of Fremont Bridge where Fleming Law pedestrian injury client suffered after car hit

Seattle software developer was walking to his job, when a driver hit him with their car near the Fremont Bridge. He lost weeks of work and time to enjoy with his family for the entire summer and fall of 2019. After the injured pedestrian was taken to the hospital, his family contacted Catherine Fleming to…

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SDOT wants to engage!

SDOT Engagement Map

Love SDOT’s Find It Fix It app? I do! Now, SDOT has rolled out its Engagement Hub. This is your time to make your voice heard.  My favorite is the interactive map that allows multiple folks to comment on known and hazardous road conditions. Try it! Document issues about problem spots with SDOT.

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$1,550,000 -Seriously injured cyclist sues Seattle for unsafe road

Daniel Ahrendt, a conscientious bike commuter and web developer, was run over by a bus after his front bike tire got caught in the Seattle First Hill Streetcar track. On a partly sunny May morning in Seattle, Daniel rode his bicycle to his job. He was always careful as a bicyclist, as his friends all…

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Who needs AOC? WA senator for safer roads and rails

Senator photo

Did you hear about the $13.8 million for Western WA to improve rail infrastructure and to prevent landslides? How about her discussion yesterday at the Spokane National Weather Service about improving fire forecasting tools?  In her mild mannered way, she’s successfully pushed for safer roads, rail and communities. Sure, AOC has a flashier way that grabs people’s attention. Maybe…

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Part 1: Seattle street cars and bicyclists

Accident photo at 14th & Jackson

If you ride your bike anywhere in Seattle, you know about road hazards. Potholes, major elevation changes, and streetcar tracks are all bad news. These road hazards cause bicyclists to fall before they can do anything to stop it. Aside from a stream of buses that often share bike paths, Seattle bicyclists must contend with drivers…

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Seattle’s latest transportation plan, “STP3”

Seattle latest transportation plan graphic

For years, the folks who aren’t crazy about bike commuters have complained about Seattle spending too much money, space and resources to its Bicycle Master Plan (BMP). The BMP has served as the main reference for SDOT to plan and design bike projects in the City. The goals were great and lofty. Let’s reduce greenhouse…

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