Updated on: 4/13/2021
Three people were injured in a collision on I-5 South Monday evening in Federal Way near State Route 18.
State troopers responded to the scene of the collision just south of SR-18 around 7:30 p.m. where a driver attempted to change lanes while speeding and hit another vehicle.
Three people had to be airlifted to Harborview medical center, including the at-fault driver, a fourth passenger was reportedly uninjured.
The 21-year-old at-fault driver is reportedly pending vehicular assault charges once he recovers, no word on the condition of the airlifted victims.
Vehicular Assault Collisions
Knowing a driver involved in a collision has been cited and could be charged with something like vehicular assault can simplify part of the recovery process after a collision, but by no means does that guarantee that the process will be a simple one.
A ticketed driver after a collision means injured victims will at least know that there will be little to no question of liability, with the ticketed driver almost invariably being found at fault.
Beyond this, however, the process of determining available insurance, getting care paid for, and negotiating with the insurance company is still left up for individual victims to navigate along with any council they should retain.
Victims should be focused on seeking all necessary treatment following an accident, making their physical recovery as smooth as possible, and when the time comes where they become stable enough to begin looking in the details of your claim.
While it's advisable to take time to recover, the claim process should not be put of as the statute of limitations in the state of Washington is three years from the date of an accident, and it can take years to properly investigate and prepare a claim.
If you've been injured in an accident and have questions about where to begin, you can request a free consultation from the award winning team of accident attorneys at Davis Law Group by calling 206-727-4000 or using the chat or contact options on this page today.