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BOTHELL CAR
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Being involved in any type of traffic collision can be a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. Chances are that all of us will be involved in at least one moderate to serious car crash in our lives, though many people escape unscathed. If you were not so lucky, and have suffered an injury or property damage, you deserve to be financially compensated by the at-fault party. To accomplish this, and to ensure that you get what you deserve and are not short-handed by the negligent party’s insurance provider, you must work with an experienced Bothell, WA car accident lawyer. We encourage you to call the Khan Law Firm today to set up a consultation with one of our professional Seattle personal injury attorneys.

Traffic Collisions and Fatalities Increase in Washington

Unfortunately, traffic collisions are on the rise in Washington and around the country. The problem is growing in Washington faster than almost any other state. From 2014 to 2015, Washington experienced a 22.9 percent increase in traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both 2016 and 2017 have been even worse in terms of number of lives lost and victims severely injured. The cause of this epidemic is still being investigated, though is likely linked to the prevalence of distracted drivers using cell phones, GPS, and other electronic devices while behind the wheel.

Who Caused the Crash?

Determining the cause of the crash, and in so doing the party that caused it, is a crucial step in recovering financial damages through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Typical causes include the following:

  • Speeding;
  • Driving under the influence;
  • Drowsy driving;
  • Aggressive driving; and
  • Impatience and making risky maneuvers.

Distracted Driving

Human error accounts for virtually all motor vehicle collisions, and the predominant cause of crashes is distraction. Because driving is so easy, both physically and mentally, drivers often forget the dangers involved with driving a multi-ton vehicle 50 miles per hour or more. All it takes is a moment of inattention by taking eyes or mind off the road for disaster to strike. Distractions include:

  • Texting;
  • Talking on a cell phone;
  • Other electronic devices such as GPS;
  • Screen dashboards and center radio consoles;
  • Watching TV or using a laptop or tablet, which is more common than you might think;
  • Reaching for something;
  • Becoming overly engaged in conversation with a passenger;
  • Kids in the backseat;
  • Drinking or eating; and
  • Looking out the side window or daydreaming.

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ASCRIBING FAULT: BOTH PARTIES MAY BE NEGLIGENT

In Washington, statute RCW 4.22.070 states that in motor vehicle collisions that involve two or more parties and where more than one party is at fault, the injured party that was less at-fault will be able to receive the available compensation, though only at a reduced percentage. For example, if one party is found to be 70 percent at fault because they were speeding and driving under the influence, and the other party is 30 percent at fault because they were driving without their lights on at dark, the latter party would only be able to receive 70 percent of the damages owed to them, or the inverse percentage of their liability. We work tirelessly to ensure that you are not found partially liable, or that your fault is limited to the smallest degree so that you are awarded everything that you are owed for your considerable damages.

Injuries and Other Damages

There is no way to tell you how much you can receive from the negligent driver right off the bat because that depends on a variety of factors, particularly the insurance policy limits of the other party. Your financial award depends on the extent of your injuries, your pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages, disability, permanent scarring or disfigurement, lost earning capacity, and other damages, not to mention the experience that your attorney has in recovering damages in these types of cases.

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Call the Khan Law Firm Today to Recover Maximum Financial Compensation for Your Damages

Car crash injuries can take months or years to recover from, and the emotional scars may never heal. We realize that no amount of money will erase this tragic event from your life. However, the Seattle car accident lawyers of the Khan Law Firm are here to help you recover as much financial compensation as possible for a better future. We will aggressively pursue everything that you are owed, and value our efficiency as well as our attorney-client relationship. Contact us today to set up a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options.