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If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident in Seattle, WA, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You don’t have to deal with the legal process alone. An experienced Seattle car accident lawyer at Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your personal pain and suffering.
Our lawyers have been advocating tirelessly on behalf of injured clients like you since we opened our doors back in 1994. We’ve helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts over the years.
To learn more about your legal options, contact our law offices in Seattle, Washington, to schedule your free consultation today.
After a car accident leaves you injured, money is the last thing you should have to worry about–especially if the crash wasn’t your fault. Unfortunately, many car accident victims do struggle financially. Even with health insurance, medical care is expensive–and if you can’t work, the bills can start to add up fast.
While we all carry car insurance for a reason, dealing with insurance is rarely pleasant. Washington is an at-fault insurance state. You’ll have to prove that you were injured due to someone else’s actions to recover any money at all.
It’s critical to have a skilled Seattle personal injury lawyer representing you throughout the insurance claims process.
Davis Law Group, P.S. is an award-winning Seattle personal injury law firm. Our lead attorney has been recognized as one of America’s “Top 100” Attorneys as well as among the “Top 100” trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.
When you trust us to represent you, your attorney will:
Our Seattle personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims get justice. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial costs alone when you’re already left suffering with painful injuries. To learn more about the benefits of an attorney-client relationship, call for a free consultation today.
The answer is simple: accident victims who hire experienced attorneys almost always walk away with higher compensation awards.
Nearly every car accident case involves filing a claim with an insurance company. Insurance companies aren’t looking out for your best interests. They want to pay you as little as possible and maximize their own profits.
Experienced injury lawyers deal with insurance companies every day. They level the playing field because they understand the tricks insurance companies use to convince victims to settle for less than they deserve.
Your attorney will:
If you aren’t sure whether it makes sense to hire a car accident lawyer, reach out to our law firm today. We offer free case reviews so you can learn about your legal options without risk.
Every car accident case is different. Your case will involve a unique set of facts, circumstances, and injuries. Having a lawyer evaluate your situation is the only way to really understand how much your personal injury case is worth.
That said, there are important factors that are relevant in nearly every case, including:
Calculating your case value can take time. Your lawyer must account for both current expenses and anticipated future costs. Expert testimony may be required to establish the fair value of your non-financial losses and suffering.
After a car wreck, Washington state law gives you three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Once this three-year statute of limitations expires, you can no longer sue the at-fault party for damages.
There are some exceptions to this deadline, but they’re rare. It’s always best to speak with an experienced attorney sooner rather than later. Your lawyer can determine the deadline in your case and help you take legal action before time is up.
Under Washington state law, you can seek compensation for economic damages and non-economic damages. In rare cases, punitive damages may also be available.
Essentially, your settlement or verdict should make you “whole” again. If your case is successful, you should receive compensation for all of your unique losses.
Economic damages are your financial expenses.
While they can vary from case to case, some common examples of the types of economic damages you may recover include:
It’s important to keep your receipts as proof of the types of financial expenses you’ve incurred due to the accident and injury.
Not all losses have a clear-cut financial value. Non-economic damages attempt to compensate accident victims for their non-financial losses.
Some examples include:
Your lawyer’s skill is extremely important when it comes to recovering the full value of your non-economic damages. A lawyer who has handled many cases that are similar to yours will be more prepared to argue for a full compensation award.
You don’t pay anything upfront to hire a car accident lawyer. Instead, our fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement or verdict. A typical fee structure is about 33% of the plaintiff’s compensation, but the percentage can vary depending on the complexity of the case.
This is called a contingency fee arrangement – our attorneys’ fees are contingent on our ability to recover compensation in your case. If we don’t recover compensation, you don’t pay.
We’ll discuss the fee structure in your free case review. That way, you’ll know what to expect.
You can still recover compensation if you share some blame for an accident. As long as someone else was at least partly to blame, you don’t lose your right to compensation.
Washington has a pure comparative negligence law. Each responsible party is assigned a percentage of fault. Your compensation is reduced according to the amount of blame assigned to you. For example, if you’re awarded $200,000 and are found to be 20% to blame, your compensation is reduced to $160,000.
Assigning blame isn’t an exact science. Insurance companies often try to manipulate the evidence to scare victims into taking less than they deserve. Our lawyers are extremely familiar with these and other insurance scare tactics. We know how to protect you, so call for a free case evaluation if you’re being blamed for your own injuries.
It’s always possible that your case will go to trial, but most cases settle with insurance companies out of court. As a general rule, insurance companies don’t want to go to trial. Trials are expensive, time-consuming, and unpredictable.
There are, however, several situations in which trial might be necessary to get a fair deal, including:
Our lawyers are skilled negotiators. We know how to get the insurance company to take your case seriously. Most of the time, we can avoid going to trial. That said, we won’t hesitate to fight for you before a judge and jury if a trial is necessary to protect your best interests.
Thinking logically after a serious crash can be difficult. After all, you’ve been through a trauma, and the aftermath can be overwhelming. It’s also possible that you were so seriously injured that receiving emergency medical attention should be your only priority.
However, if possible, there are some steps that you can take to protect yourself after a crash:
From that point, schedule a free consultation with an experienced Seattle car accident attorney if you were injured. Your lawyer can advise you about how to proceed and start working to protect your interests immediately.
With decades of legal experience, our lawyers are prepared to handle just about any type of personal injury case.
When it comes to car accident cases, we often handle cases involving:
Rear-end crashes are extremely common. While some may be minor fender-benders, these crashes also have the potential to cause serious and even life-changing injuries. If you were involved in a rear-end crash, call our team at Davis Law Group, P.S. for a free case review today.
Accidents involving more than one vehicle can be especially complicated. Each party may try to pin the blame on someone else. It’s always a possibility that more than one person can share fault for the same accident.
Our attorneys in Seattle can help minimize the amount of blame assigned to you, if any.
Highway accidents can be particularly severe. They often involve high speeds. When high speeds are involved, the victims tend to suffer the most severe types of injury. Contact our lawyers in Seattle right away if you’ve been injured in a crash.
Driver distraction is a leading cause of car accidents nationwide. It can also be extremely difficult to prove.
There are three primary types of driver distraction:
Our lawyers can obtain cell phone records, interview witnesses, and collect any evidence that can be used to prove that driver distraction was a factor.
There’s a lot that can go wrong at an intersection. Drivers often speed up to beat a yellow light. That alone can result in dangerous t-bone crashes and life-threatening injuries to pedestrians trying to cross the street. If you were seriously hurt at an intersection in Seattle, call us for a free case review today.
Other types of car accident claims we handle regularly include:
Regardless of how you were injured, our team is here to fight for you. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options after a crash.
Any party who was even partially responsible for causing an accident can be legally responsible for paying your damages.
Examples of responsible parties include:
Remember, multiple parties can be responsible for the same accident. Someone who wasn’t even at the scene of the accident can be liable for the victim’s damages. Identifying every party who is legally responsible for your damages can be critical to recovering the maximum compensation you deserve.
Most of the time, establishing fault after a crash requires proving negligence, or establishing:
Our lawyers have the skills to gather all evidence to prove your case. Our lawyers will conduct our own investigation into the crash. We’ll examine accident reports, interview witnesses, and analyze the crash scene itself.
Injuries suffered in an auto accident can impact the victim for months or even years. Some injuries are so serious that they result in permanent disabilities. If you were injured, it’s important to have a skilled attorney in your corner.
At Davis Law Group, P.S., our personal inury lawyers in Seattle can represent clients who have suffered:
Unfortunately, car accidents always have the potential to be fatal. Our lawyers can also help you recover compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one.
While accidents can happen for many different reasons, some are more common than others. Most of the time, the root cause of a crash is driver negligence. Someone made some type of mistake and caused the accident. However, it’s not always so simple.
Some of the most common causes of car crashes in Seattle include:
Our legal team has the resources and legal knowledge to determine who and what ultimately caused your accident. We’re ready to begin our investigation today, so give us a call for a free case review.
Car accidents are one of the most common ways people suffer injuries–both in Washington state and across the United States.
The Washington Department of Transportation keeps track of car accidents that occur within the state. According to those reports, 103,296 car crashes were reported across the State of Washington in 2022. Overall, 13,599 of those crashes caused at least one injury. Unfortunately, another 690 motor vehicle accidents were fatal.
Within the City of Seattle alone, 8,406 crashes were reported in 2022. At least 1,429 traffic accidents caused injuries, and 37 fatal car accidents were reported.
Injuries suffered in a car accident can impact you and your family in many different ways. In cases involving the most serious injuries, every aspect of your life can change. Recovering full financial compensation can be the most important thing you ever do. It’s critical to have an experienced Seattle car accident lawyer in your corner.
Our team of lawyers at Davis Law Group, P.S. has the experience to successfully handle even the most complex personal injury claim. We’ll dedicate the time and resources you deserve–so that you can focus on your health and recovery. All you have to do is call us or use our online contact form today to schedule your 100% free consultation.
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