Do I Have to Hit My Head in Order to Get a Concussion?

Posted by Scott A. Staples | May 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

A concussion is, "a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth." Many people don't understand the seriousness of concussions. But in reality, concussions can be very serious. In our practice, we often see concussions in auto accidents, falls, workplace accidents, and sports-related injuries.

How Can Something So Small Be So Dangerous?

Posted by Samantha Bulder | Apr 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to City of Vancouver Fire Department Training Captain John Bulder, a car traveling 60 mph, the speed limit on many of our highways, travels 88 feet in one second. Putting it into perspective, that's a little over half a football field in length. Now think about this: The average time...

What If An Insurance Company Isn't Treating Me Fair?

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Apr 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you're feeling like your insurance company isn't treating you fairly, one option is to file a complaint with the insurance commissioner in the state in which you purchased your respective insurance. Each insurance commissioner's office works to ensure that insurance companies are staying in bo...

Pedestrian Deaths Higher in 2016

Posted by William K. Thayer | Apr 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Both statewide and locally, unfortunately, pedestrian deaths increased last year. According to a front page article in the Columbian, Saturday, April 1, 2017, there were 5 pedestrians killed in Clark County last year, and 89 statewide.

Fire Safety and Awareness

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Dec 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the national news focus on the blaze in Oakland and recent fire incidents closer to home, we wanted to share some resources out there that promote fire awareness and safety.  This is especially pertinent given that the holiday season is upon us and families are gathering and spending a great...

An Historical Note

Posted by William K. Thayer | Nov 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

On November 19, 1863, precisely 153 years ago yesterday, President Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech at the site of a Civil War battlefield to dedicate seventeen acres on Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as a national military cemetery.

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