Officials with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) say that a person is dead after a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 9 near Snohomish early Friday morning.
According to news reports about the incident, a pickup truck collided with a passenger vehicle just north of the Highway 9 interchange with Highway 2 just before 6:30 a.m. Friday. WSP Trooper Heather Axtman says the there was no additional information available about which vehicle was at fault or who had died in the collision.
Axtman says the circumstances of the collision and any possible contributing factors are currently under investigation. The northbound lane of Highway 9 was reportedly blocked off so that troopers could collect evidence and try to determine exactly what led to the crash.
Importance of Evidence and Acting Quickly
After a serious crash occurs, it is critical for all parties involved in the accident to have an understanding of their legal rights and the important pieces of information that are necessary for protecting themselves in the event that a personal injury or wrongful death claim is pursued. Evidence from the scene of the collision, witness statements, and the results of a police investigation are some of the most important pieces of information that must be collected.
In the end, someone – or multiple parties, in some cases – will likely be held responsible for causing this fatal crash. That could result in criminal charges, but also could serve as the basis for an innocent victim pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If police determine that one of the two drivers involved in Friday morning’s collision were solely responsible for causing the crash, then the innocent victim would likely have grounds to pursue a claim.
Consulting an Attorney for Complex Cases
We often find that the more complex a motor vehicle collision is – meaning the severity of the injuries involved, the results of the investigation, and the immediate response from insurance companies – the more likely it is that an innocent victim or their loved ones would benefit from consulting with a qualified attorney about how to pursue a claim.
Davis Law Group works on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no obligation to consult with our attorneys about the facts of a case and there are no up-front attorney fees owed if we decide to take on the case. Under a contingency fee agreement, all attorney fees and costs are paid after the settlement has been recovered.