Updated on: 5/14/2019
Emergency officials say that two people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in West Seattle after a man allegedly suffered from a sudden medical emergency while behind the wheel.
According to the West Seattle Blog, the two-car accident occurred near the intersection of 59th Avenue Southwest near Admiral Way just after 9:30 a.m. Monday. Initial reports indicated that two people suffered serious injuries in the collision and had to be extricated from their vehicle before being taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The uninjured driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash spoke with the West Seattle Blog at the scene, telling reporters that first responders believe the other driver may have suffered from a medical emergency in the moments leading to the collision.
Legal Responsibility For A Crash Involving Sudden Medical Emergency
Washington state law permits accident victims to recover damages for any losses they have suffered as a result of an accident caused by another party. The attorneys at Davis Law Group have extensive experience handling car accident injury claims involving collisions that may have been caused by a sudden medical emergency, such as a heart attack, asthma attack, or other types of health complications.
A thorough investigation into the driver’s background is often necessary in order to determine if the driver who caused the collision was negligent in causing the collision, or if the medical emergency was unforeseen. In some cases, insurance companies may deny coverage for victims if the causing driver suffered an unforeseen medical emergency.
Consulting with an experienced car accident lawyer may be in the best interests of an accident victim, especially in cases involving complex legal challenges. Davis Law Group offers free legal consultations and our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no strings attached and you owe nothing until we successfully resolve your case.