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FEDERAL WAY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

The town of Federal Way in King County, Washington, is the ninth-largest city in the State of Washington. Boasting a population of nearly 90,000 as of the 2010 census, Federal Way is home to the infamous Wild Waves Theme Park and is near Puget Sound and Tacoma. According to statistics maintained by the Washington State Patrol, Federal Way may appear to be safe for motorists – of King County’s 42,125 traffic collisions in 2015, only about 2,300 occurred in Federal Way; however, some of these approximately 2,300 collisions resulted in serious injuries to one or more individuals involved. This means that while drivers in Federal Way may not be as likely as drivers in Seattle to be injured in a motor vehicle crash, Federal Way motorists must be prepared to take action in the event they find themselves injured in a Federal Way car wreck.

The Washington car accident recovery team at Khan Law Firm, PLLC is available to assist injured motorists and their passengers in the confusing and unsettling days and weeks that follow a car wreck in Federal Way. Retaining the experienced and seasoned legal representation of the Khan Law Firm, PLLC soon after your wreck may be able to assist you in obtaining compensation for your injuries and losses in a timely and efficient manner.

What Leads to Federal Way Car Wrecks?

Although many people throughout the country refer to motor vehicle collisions as “accidents,” in many cases car “accidents” are actually events that could have been prevented had one or more individuals involved exercised greater care in driving. In other words, many car collisions are the product of one or more drivers’ reckless or careless decisions, such as:

  • Texting while driving, using a cellphone while driving, or engaging in other behaviors or actions that cause the driver’s eyes and/or attention to be distracted from the task of driving safely;
  • Consuming alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and/or over-the-counter medications prior to driving such that the driver is rendered unable to drive safely;
  • Ignoring or disregarding (whether intentional or otherwise) traffic lights, traffic control signs, or other “rules of the road” by speeding, failing to yield the right of way, or engaging in other similar acts of offensive driving; and/or
  • Failing to maintain one’s car in a reasonably safe condition.

In addition, in some situations a car wreck may be the result of one or more car defects present in one of the vehicles. The driver of a defective vehicle may not know his or her vehicle even has a defect until it is too late. Whether a crash is caused by a miscalculation, reckless behavior, or a vehicle defect, one thing is certain: Had the responsible party exercised a greater deal of caution and care, the accident and the resulting injuries could likely have been avoided.

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DO I HAVE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION?

Drivers and passengers injured in Federal Way car crashes will undoubtedly experience some expenses and financial losses as a result of their injuries. These expenses and losses may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses and the cost of therapeutic services;
  • Prescription drugs and medical assistive devices;
  • Lost past wages and anticipated lost future wages;
  • Lost earning potential;
  • Damage to property;
  • Mental pain, suffering, embarrassment, and the loss of enjoyment of life.

These are all expenses and losses that an at-fault party in a car accident may be ordered to pay. Before such an order will be entered, however, the injured party (called the plaintiff) must produce evidence and testimony that establishes for the court that:

  • The defendant (the allegedly at-fault party) owed the plaintiff a duty of care that required the defendant to act in a reasonable and careful manner. (The duty of care is almost always found to exist);
  • The defendant breached the duty of care by acting in a way that a reasonable person facing the same situation and circumstances would not have acted;
  • The defendant’s breach of the duty of care was the primary cause of the plaintiff’s injuries; and
  • The plaintiff’s injuries can be compensated through a monetary damages award.

Not only must the plaintiff show that the defendant is responsible for causing the plaintiff’s injuries, but the plaintiff must also be able to quantify the amount of harm he or she suffered and express this in terms of dollars. While some damages are easy to express in terms of money – a medical bill is objective evidence of what certain medical treatments actually cost the plaintiff – other losses such as pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life are more difficult to quantify in this manner.

Having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney like a member of the Federal Way recovery team at the Khan Law Firm, PLLC can help ensure your damages are properly quantified and supported so that you are able to have the best opportunity at recovering full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

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WHEN TO CALL A FEDERAL WAY CAR WRECK ATTORNEY

You should contact the Khan Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your case as soon as possible following a car crash in Federal Way. Washington has enacted a statute of limitations that acts to prevent injured motorists and passengers from bringing a lawsuit seeking compensation if too much time has passed since the date of the wreck. In Washington, car crash injury victims have three years from the date of their crash within which to file a claim for compensation. This is not much time considering that one must determine who the responsible parties are in the crash and ascertain the extent of the victim’s losses before filing a claim. If a victim fails to file a lawsuit within this three-year period, he or she may not be able to ever obtain compensation for his or her losses.

That is why it is crucial to call the dedicated and talented Federal Way legal team at the Khan Law Firm, PLLC. We will thoroughly but efficiently investigate your case to help you identify the individuals and/or entities responsible for your injuries so they can be held accountable for their actions. Call our firm today at (206) 472-1255, or contact us through our firm’s website, and let us help you with your car crash claim today.

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