Eastmont Car Accident Lawyer
If you live in Eastmont, Washington you have likely spent some time commuting on I-5, as well as driving around Eastmont and on the stretch between Everett and Seattle. Since Eastmont is the location of Community Transit Park & Ride, some residents of the suburb do not spend every day commuting alone into Seattle, yet it is a place that requires a motor vehicle for transportation. Anytime a location requires residents to have cars for transportation, there are car accident risks. You should know that collisions can occur on interstates, but they can also occur in neighborhood settings. Whether you were injured while commuting or you were harmed in a car crash that occurred during a community errand, an experienced Eastmont car accident attorney at the Khan Injury Law can assist you with your case.
Common Causes of Eastmont Car Accidents
Eastmont car accidents have many different causes, and in some cases, more than one party may be at fault for a serious collision. To give you a sense of liability, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identifies the following as common causes of traffic crashes:
- Drunk or intoxicated driving;
- Distracted driving;
- Aggressive driving, such as speeding or tailgating;
- Drowsy or fatigued driving;
- Inclement weather;
- Poor road conditions; and
- Defective auto parts, such as defective brakes.
Driver error is the leading cause of motor vehicle collisions in Washington and throughout the country, and those mistakes typically occur as a result of negligent behaviors such as distracted driving, aggressive driving, or impaired driving. It is also important to know that another driver can still be liable for injuries in a collision even if there was inclement weather. While heavy rains may play a role in making roads more dangerous, motorists have a duty to adjust their driving accordingly. As such, if a driver is traveling at a speed that is too fast given the conditions—even if it is within the posted speed limit—that driver can still be liable for any injuries in a collision.
Steps to Take After an Eastmont Car Accident
To ensure that you are eligible to file a car accident claim and that you have the documentation you need to win your case, you should take the following steps after a traffic collision in Eastmont:
- Document the scene where the crash occurred, which should involve taking a variety of photos that show the larger scene as well as close-up images of property damage and injuries;
- Obtain contain information for anyone involved in the crash and anyone who witnessed the collision;
- Report the accident to your auto insurance company;
- Seek a medical evaluation; and
- Hire an Eastmont car accident lawyer to assist you with your case.
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Contact Our Eastmont Car Accident Lawyers for Assistance with Your Case
Do you need assistance with a car crash case in or around Eastmont, WA? One of our experienced and aggressive Eastmont car accident attorneys can begin working with you today on your case. We can assist you at every stage of your car accident claim, from filing an auto insurance claim to taking your case to court in a car accident lawsuit. Contact the Khan Injury Law to speak with one of our dedicated advocates today.