Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatizing and stressful experience, especially if you are seriously injured or lose a loved one as a result of a crash. The award-winning car accident attorneys at Davis Law Group are dedicated to holding people responsible for causing personal injury to others and has helped accident victims in Washington state recover large settlements and verdicts for more than 20 years.
In addition to their injuries, car accident victims also suffer the burden of large expenses, including hospital bills, medical treatments and medication, childcare, loss of personal time with loved ones, and missed time from work. A successful personal injury claim can reimburse you for these expenses, and statistics show that accident victims typically see a much higher recovery when they hire a lawyer.
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Car Accident Settlements & Verdicts
Common Car Accident Legal Questions
- What kind of financial compensation can I receive after an accident?
- What is a fair settlement value for my case? Is there a settlement calculator?
- How much does it cost to hire Davis Law Group?
- How much does it cost for Davis Law Group to review my accident case?
Named Seattle's 'Best' Car Accident Attorneys
Davis Law Group, P.S. founder Chris Davis is one of the most respected and recognized civil litigation lawyers practicing in Washington State. Davis Law Group has been named Best Injury Law Firm in Washington State in AI Global Media's Dispute Resolution Awards. We have also been named 'Best Traffic Accident Firm' in Washington State by Legal Elite for commitment, excellence and outperforming its competitors in the serious motor vehicle collision claims.
Damages Recoverable in Car Accident Claims
There are essentially two types of damages that are recoverable in a car accident claim; economic damages, and non-economic damages. Past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, and the cost of necessary household services are examples of economic damages. Non-economic damages include losses that are more subjective, such as mental and physical pain and suffering, humiliation, emotional distress, and even damage to a person's reputation.
Studies by the Insurance Research Council have shown that on average, automobile accident injury claimants who hired a lawyer received a settlement that was 3 and a half times more than they would have if they had tried to negotiate on their own. Insurance companies are in business to make profit; their largest expense is paying out claims, which means that they have a strong incentive to try to convince accident victims to take lower payouts. You can learn more about this study by downloading our free report: Why Injury Victims Who Hire A Lawyer Receive Larger Settlements.
Most car accident victims don’t understand their legal rights, and the insurance companies use this to their advantage during the negotiations process. At Davis Law Group, we focus treat our clients like part of our family. When you hire us, you can expect:
- Personalized care. Our legal team is very selective and takes on a limited number of cases. That’s because we want to give each of our clients the time and attention they deserve.
- A commitment to justice. We want to make sure each of our clients gets the best settlement or verdict possible. Other firms take on thousands of cases and turn them over quickly, accepting less than each case might be worth for the sake of profitability. We take the extra time to get the best possible results for our clients.
- Constant communication. In addition to working directly with an award-winning attorney, you’ll be given contact information for a paralegal who will be with you for every step of your case. You’ll receive free books and guides about accident law, written in plain English. We don’t just want the best results for our clients--we want to make sure they understand the process from start to finish.
What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?
Every car accident case is different. The total amount of money that you will receive in compensation depends on a number of factors. Some of those factors include:
Medical expenses. Broken bones, a life flight to a trauma center, massive organ damage, a severe traumatic brain injury, and other catastrophic injuries cost a lot of money to treat, and you are entitled to seek compensation for those damages.
Non-economic damages. Sometimes, the suffering you feel after an accident is harder to quantify. You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and other damages.
Your income before the accident. Wage loss compensation is one type of economic loss that may apply to your case if your injuries forced you to miss a significant amount of time from work. Compensation for wage loss is usually based on how much money you would have earned if you had not been injured.
The at-fault driver’s insurance. If the at-fault driver was carrying a policy with low limits, you’re unlikely to receive anything over those limits, unless that driver has significant assets. An entity such as a government department or private company will likely have a higher insurance policy limit.
Your own insurance. If you have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, your chances of being compensated fully are much higher, even if the at-fault driver has minimal insurance.
Whether you’re willing to go to trial. Insurance companies want to avoid the risk of a jury awarding a large verdict to accident victims at all costs. A willingness to go to trial may put additional pressure on the insurance company to settle the case in order to avoid this risk.
The quality of the law firm you hire. Some firms take on thousands of cases at a time and try to settle them quickly, even if that means accepting an offer that is less than the true value of the case. These firms profit from the volume of cases, not because they get the best results for their clients. Davis Law Group is dedicated to achieving the best possible result for each and every one of our clients.