Updated on: 3/7/2019
Two people were left with serious injuries in a car accident on Pacific Highway South on Thursday night, according to South King County Fire.
The incident occurred around 10 p.m. near 27300 Pacific Highway South.
Both people injured were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
There was no word on the identities of the victims, how serious the injuries were, or the cause of the accident. The highway was blocked in both directions.
The crash remains under investigation.
Location of the Crash
The Most Critical Stage is the Initial Investigation
Immediately after a serious accident, critical evidence begins to disappear. A variety of factors play into this: witnesses leave, the vehicles are moved, the roadway conditions are fixed, people’s memories fade.
Thankfully, police typically arrive on scene within minutes to document what happened. The attorneys at Davis Law Group commend the work of our police departments, but there is additional work that your attorney will do.
- Obtain all evidence the police have. Police reports are great and serve as extremely useful evidence in a personal injury case. But those reports should only be the starting point. We want the police officer’s notes, body camera footage, photographs, memos, and if possible, speak with the officer about what they saw. Additionally, our law firm wants all available surveillance footage on roadways and private businesses.
- Speak with all witnesses. No detail is too small in a personal injury case. There is almost always a neutral third party that witnessed the accident, people such as other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc. Their perspective on the collision could go a long way toward proving your case.
- Conduct an on-site investigation. Yes, the police have already examined the accident scene. But your attorney will also want to go to the scene as soon as possible as well. A private investigator working for your attorney may have a different explanation for the crash, documenting their findings by taking pictures, video, measurements, and samples. Down the line, an accident reconstructionist expert can put the pieces together to prove your case.
The initial investigation done by your attorney should done as soon as possible. But this is just the beginning of your case. The investigation process will continue, and as facts are discovered, your case is strengthened.
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