Car Accidents in Washington
Following an automobile accident in Washington, people can often be very confused about what they should do next. When a crash results in serious injuries, the problems are frequently compounded.
Need an Injury Attorney Washington helps residents and visitors who suffered serious injuries in collisions caused by the negligence of other parties. Our firm represents individuals in Seattle
Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Federal Way, Yakima, Spokane Valley, Kirkland, Bellingham, Kennewick, Auburn, Pierce, Pasco, Marysville, Lakewood, Redmond, Shoreline, and many other surrounding areas of the Evergreen State.
Washington Car Accident Laws
Revised Code of Washington § 46.29.090 states that automobile insurance policies in Washington must satisfy the following minims
- $25,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person;
- $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons
- $10,000 for injury to or destruction of property of others.
If a driver is uninsured or underinsured—meaning his or her policy limits are not high enough to cover the full costs of the damages caused, the victim may be able to file a claim with his or her own insurance company.
Under Revised Code of Washington § 4.16.080, a person has three years from the date of an accident to bring a civil action. If the individual does not file a legal claim within this time frame, he or she will be unable to recover damages from the negligent party.
Seeking Compensation for Washington Car Accidents
Following most crashes in Washington, the insurance companies for negligent motorists will reach out to victims and try to make settlement offers. Such attempts to quickly resolve cases effectively prohibit the victims from filing lawsuits, and the amounts awarded to victims do not account for the full lifetime of care that may be required.
The experienced personal injury lawyers of Need an Injury Attorney Washington can speak to the representatives of such insurers and negotiate a far more adequate settlement. If an insurance company contends that the victim was at fault or refuses to provide adequate compensation, our firm can file a lawsuit against the insurer to pursue full and fair compensation.
Need an Injury Attorney Washington assists people hurt in communities throughout Campbell County, Laramie County, Natrona County, and several other nearby areas. Lawsuits must be filed in the counties where the accidents took place or the counties in which the victims live.
Types of Washington Car Accidents
Car crashes can involve a variety of different causes. Some of the most common kinds of car accident cases that Need an Injury Attorney Washington handles include, but are not limited to:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) Accidents
- Rear-End Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Multiple Vehicle Accidents
Take Advantage of a Free Consultation
Need an Injury Attorney Washington is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your phone calls. Our lawyers offer a free, no obligation consultation at which we will provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.
Our firm will conduct a rigorous investigation and collect all of the evidence necessary to hold all negligent parties accountable. We also handle car accident cases stemming from product liability issues such as faulty or defectively manufactured parts.