McMenamin Safe Drivers: Teaching Teens How to Drive

McMenamin Safe Drivers- Teaching Teens How to Drive

Teaching teens how to drive in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim, and everywhere throughout Washington can be extremely challenging.  It may be difficult to teach your teen how to be a safe driver; however, it is one of the most important things you can do to keep your child safe from harm. Below are helpful tips for teaching teens how to be safe drivers while retaining most of your sanity in the process. [Read more…]

McMenamin Safe Drivers: How to Get your License on the Olympic Peninsula

The requirements for obtaining a driver’s license on the Olympic Peninsula are the same as the requirement throughout Washington State. However, the requirements for obtaining your first Washington driver’s license vary depending on your age. [Read more…]

Stay Safe on Highway 101 – Tips from a Port Angeles, WA Attorney

Stay Safe on Highway 101

Wrecks and traffic on Highway 101 are so common that people traveling on this dangerous highway in Port Angeles, WA have become accustomed to delays and traffic jams due to accidents. Port Angeles and other cities including Sequim and Quilcene have been active in trying to make Highway 101 safer for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and others. Unfortunately, the number of motor vehicle accidents along Highway 101 in Port Angeles, WA continue to increase. [Read more…]

How to Relax and Recover after an Injury

Picture1How to Relax and Recover after an Accident

Have you been injured in an Olympic Peninsula motor vehicle accident? Are you struggling to recover from your accident injury? A car accident causes much more damage than just physical injuries. Emotional injuries is a type of accident injury that many accident victims fail to recognize. Many people will suffer from negative psychological issues after a car accident. It is important that you know and look for symptoms of anxiety and emotional distress as you work to recover from an accident.

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Questions you should ask your doctor after you’ve been injured

Picture1What questions should you ask your doctor after you’ve been injured in a car accident?

When you are involved in a car accident, it is always in your best interest to seek immediate medical attention. In some cases, you may not be aware that you are injured until weeks or even months after the accident. Delaying medical treatment can seriously jeopardize your recovery as well as potentially hurting your accident injury claim.

Based on our experience as car accident attorneys, below are several questions we believe you should ask your doctor before being treated for injuries sustained in a car accident. The more ‘homework’ you do, the better equipped you will be to choose an experienced accident injury lawyer.

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Holiday Events in the Greater Port Angeles, Washington Area

Holiday Events in the Greater Port Angeles, Washington AreaHappy Holidays! If you are searching for something to do this season, below are some suggestions for holiday events in and around the Port Angeles area.

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Winter Driving Tips for Port Angeles, WA

Winter Driving Tips for Port Angeles, WAIt is winter in Washington, and this means treacherous driving conditions for motorists in the North Olympic Peninsula region and throughout Washington.

The bitterly cold temperatures combined with winter weather can make traveling dangerous. Even if you have lived in Washington your entire life, it is always wise to review tips for safe winter driving as the weather begins to change and road conditions become hazardous for driving.

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Planning Your Day Trip to the Olympic Peninsula

UntitledMaking a getaway to the breathtaking views of Olympic Peninsula, Washington, is a great way to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in all its diverse incarnations. Whether you’re into hiking, bird watching, fine dining, golf, art, or music, there’s something for everyone here—all set against a dramatic backdrop that’s unique to Washington State. Make your next day trip to this incredible location and hit a few of these spots along your way.

Murhut Falls

Located inside Duckabush Recreation area in Brinnon, Murhut Falls is a stunning, thunderous 130-foot waterfall. It’s only just over a mile from the trailhead, but once you see it, the pristine scenery will make you feel like you’ve trekked to another place. Start your morning off with a short hike and wake up to the roar of the water and the crisp, refreshing spray on your face. Just don’t drop your camera over the ledge!

For directions to Murhut Falls and other nearby sites, visit this site. [Read more…]

How Can You Help with the Wildfires in Washington?

UntitledOn August 14, 2015, lightening struck Northern Washington, creating a chain reaction that has left many Washington residents in despair, and even more asking how they can help. The Okanogan Complex is a series of wildfires that has engulfed much of Northern Washington. Since this tragedy began in mid-August, there have been five separate fires within this complex, covering a total of 256,567 acres. This is the largest wildfire complex in Washington’s history, affecting the 9 Mile, Beaver, Twisp River, and Tunk Block areas the most.

There is no doubting how great the Washington Firefighting forces are, now more than ever. Firefighters from throughout Washington, other states, and even New Zealand and Australia have joined forces to take these fires on. They have created a team of 1,250 workers and 700 National Guardsmen that have been working every day to contain the these fires and keep Washington residents as safe as possible. At the time that this article is being written, ten percent of the fires have been contained, with that number only growing.

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Two McMenamin & McMenamin, PS Staff Members Honored at Peninsula College

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 9.53.54 PMFrom McMenamin & McMenamin, PS, we want to congratulate two of our own staff members! One of our case managers, Kim, and our file assistant, Victoria, were recently honored at Peninsula College.

Victoria, 17 years old & graduating with a dual high school diploma and Associates degree, was on the president’s list and honor roll for the last 2 years.

Kim Brisbois is one of this year’s winners of Peninsula College’s Outstanding English Essay Award. These awards are given annually as recognition for excellent academic writing by Peninsula College students. Each year, the PC English division nominates and votes for the best essays written in English classes during the academic year. The submissions must be essays, not poetry or fiction.

This year, Kim won the First Prize of $200 for her essay entitled “A Melting Pot Identity Crisis.” Read the entire press release to find out more.

Congratulations Victoria and Kim!