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A car accident can strike at any time. Maybe you were pulling out of the grocery store parking lot when someone rear ended you, or possibly you were sideswiped while travelling down the highway. Regardless of how the accident happens, you are probably shaken up and unsure of what steps to take next.
In Washington, injured motorists can receive compensation when someone else is responsible for the collision. But you will probably need an Everett, WA car accident lawyer to help you fully realize the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Some car accidents are so minor that motorists emerge unscathed. Others, however, suffer serious injuries that leave them in considerable pain and often unable to return to work. At our firm, we have had clients suffering from the following injuries:
Receive prompt medical treatment at the closest hospital. Realize that some symptoms take a day or two to develop, so seek out medical care as soon as you realize something is wrong.
Washington is a comparative fault state. This means that anyone whose negligence contributed to the accident could be responsible for paying compensation (called “damages”) to those they injure. In order to receive a settlement, you will need to show that someone’s negligence contributed to the accident and your injuries.
Negligence can take many forms, including:
Finding proof of negligence can be tricky, especially if the other driver denies doing anything wrong. In that case, accident victims usually need the help of an attorney who can search for evidence of wrongdoing.
For example, as part of our investigation, we can:
Once we have found sufficient evidence of the other driver’s negligence, we can argue that you are entitled to compensation in a settlement.
Our clients should not have to suffer the financial fallout from a car accident—especially when another Everett driver is to blame. Instead, the driver who caused the accident should have the bear the financial consequences by paying compensation for the following:
The total compensation one of our clients can receive depends on the details of the collision, including how much money they have lost as a result of the crash. In case you are wondering, there is no “average” compensation since everything depends on the facts of your case.
Over and over, we have seen motorists make simple mistakes in the hours and days following a collision that cost them money. They make simple mistakes that ultimately hamper their ability to get the most favorable settlement they are entitled to.
To protect your rights, avoid the following:
At the Khan Law Firm, we have represented many motorists in car accident disputes, and we have established an impressive track record of success. If you have been injured in a crash, realize that you are not alone. Seasoned legal representation is only a phone call away.
To find out more, please contact one of our car accident lawyers for a free initial consultation. You can schedule yours by calling (206) 430-6096.