MCCHORD, WA CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
Our community sees its fair share of car accidents each year, just like the rest of Pierce county. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle wreck in McChord, or if you live here and were injured somewhere else, then please contact Khan Injury Law today. We have the right experience necessary to get you the compensation you need following a car crash.
Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents can be very violent, even at relatively low speeds. Many of our clients call us from their hospital bed as they try to recover from serious injuries that have left them in considerable pain. At our firm, we have helped clients who have suffered:
- Broken bones. Any bone in the body can fracture in a wreck, but broken arms, legs, hands, and ribs are common. Rib fractures carry many complications, including a risk of developing pneumonia.
- Burns. If the fuel tank ignites or if battery acid splashes round, then a motorist could suffer a serious burn injury. Many burns require skin grafts and leave permanent scars.
- Amputations. Crushed limbs often need to be amputated when they cannot be saved.
- Whiplash. Any violent tossing of the head can stretch muscles and ligaments in the neck. Whiplash can leave a person immobilized for months.
- Cervical fractures. The vertebrae in the neck could crack, leading to pain and paralysis.
- Traumatic brain injuries. A person can suffer confusion, impaired movement, and speech problems after a serious TBI. Some of the more serious TBIs leave a person in a coma.
- Spinal cord injuries. These injuries can lead to pain and paralysis affecting some or all of the body.
After an accident, please visit a doctor as soon as possible. Remember that some injuries develop slowly over a matter of days.
Complications with Car Accidents
Many people hope to handle their own insurance claims. Yet, car accident cases often are not as simple as we might hope. At Khan Injury Law, our team has negotiated with insurance companies for decades, and we understand the different tactics they use to reduce the amount of compensation a person receives.
One strategy is to delay a claim. You might find that weeks and months go by without hearing from the claims adjuster. By dragging their heels, insurance companies hope to induce injured victims to quickly agree to a low settlement.
Another strategy is to outright deny a meritorious claim. Insurance companies will point to obscure language in policies to swiftly reject your claim, leaving many people unsure of what steps to take next.
Instead of trying to negotiate your own claim, our McChord car accident lawyers encourage you to reach out to us today. Let us collect relevant information and then negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf.
Average Car Accident Settlements
We regularly receive phone calls from members of the public asking what the “average” car accident settlement in Washington state is. Actually, it makes little sense to talk about averages. All accidents are different. When we meet with a client, we carefully review his or her individual case to arrive at an estimate.
Generally, our clients often qualify for compensation to cover:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses. Some clients only need a few thousand dollars worth of care. Others will have lifetime expenses for catastrophic injuries such as severe brain injuries or paralysis.
- Past, present, and future lost wages or lost self-employment income. When an injury prevents our clients from working, we can seek compensation to cover the amount of income lost.
- Property damage, such as damage to our client’s car. The driver at fault for the collision should pay for this damage.
- Pain and suffering. The losses our clients experience go well beyond the amount of money they need to spend on medical care or their lost wages. Every physical injury causes pain, discomfort, inconvenience, and annoyance to some extent. More serious injuries usually warrant more money for pain and suffering.
Limitations on Car Accident Settlements in McChord
No analysis of our client’s case is complete without looking at what can limit or reduce a settlement. There are many factors, such as:
- The amount of insurance the at-fault driver carries. Often, the insurance policy is the only pool of money available, and some drivers carry only the bare minimum required by our state.
- Whether our client has uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. These policies can step in and increase the amount of money available.
- Our client’s percentage of fault for the accident. Washington law reduces the amount of compensation by a corresponding percentage. If you suffered $50,000 in losses but are 50% to blame for the accident, then at most you will receive $25,000.
Contact us today. We will happily go over your case with you during a free consultation.
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