Updated on: 2/5/2021
Four people are injured, two severely after a test drive ended in a violent collision Tuesday afternoon in Everett.
A woman was on a test drive and was reportedly driving recklessly Tuesday afternoon when the test drive ended violently near 3rd Ave SE and SE Everett Mall Way when the Elantra rear-ended a pickup truck at high speed.
The Elantra had the test driver as well as a dealership employee inside, both of whom were transported to Everett hospital with serious injuries while the adult man and child inside the pickup truck reportedly only sustained minor injuries.
Authorities at the scene report that speed appears to have been a factor in the collision and shut down the scene for several hours after the accident for clean up and investigation.
Recovery Options After a Car Accident.
While it appears the at-fault driver in this accident is the woman on the test drive, the dealership employee who was riding with the test driver may also have additional recovery options due to being on the job in a dealership owned vehicle at the time of the accident.
If it is determined that a defect or mechanical issue with the vehicle in question played a role in the collision there may be additional recovery options for the driver on the test drive, or even simply an argument to be made for comparative negligence.
The father and daughter injured in the truck that was struck will similarly have a claim against the at-fault party, and while their injuries may have appeared minor at the time of the collision, should still seek medical attention with their primary doctor and have follow up appointments to ensure they did not receive a soft tissue or even brain injury that can take time before becoming apparent.
Accident victims only have one opportunity to settle a claim so before anyone involved in this accident accepts a settlement it would be in their best interest to review their claim with an expert to better understand their legal options and if necessary, hire a great lawyer.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident and have questions about your claim, the award-winning team of car accident attorneys at Davis Law Group are here to help, offering free case evaluations to accident victims and their loved ones.
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