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NORMANDY PARK CAR
ACCIDENT LAWYER

In any given year approximately 100,000 car crashes occur in the State of Washington, according to the 2015 Annual Collision Summary. According to this document, over 40,000 of those collisions took place in Normandy Park and other King County communities. The Collision Summary broke down these 40,962 collisions as follows:

100 of these collisions involved at least one fatality (this number represented one-fifth of all fatal traffic crashes in Washington that year);
490 of these collisions were classified as “serious injury collisions” – about one-fourth of all such collisions statewide; and
Over 12,500 of these collisions were described as “minor injury collisions,” which was about one-third of the total number of minor injury collisions in Washington.

These troubling statistics suggest that residents of Normandy Park may be at a greater risk of being involved in a car accident than residents of other, more rural parts of the state. Just because Normandy Park car accidents may be commonplace, however, does not mean that the pain and trouble you and your family experience after such terrible tragedies is not important. Just as the facts and circumstances of your Normandy Park car accident are unique, the manner in which your accident affects you and your family will also be unique.

Khan Law Firm, PLLC does not believe a “one-size-fits-all” approach is appropriate in Normandy Park car accident lawsuits: instead, we believe that by providing personalized advice and working diligently to help each client achieve his or her maximum recovery, we can employer victims to become survivors and conquerors of their car accident injuries.

 

Common Causes of Normandy Park Car Wrecks

It is unfortunate to know that many of the car wrecks that occur in Normandy Park are not truly “accidents” but rather are the predictable and foreseeable result of careless driving behaviors. In other words, nearly every wreck that occurs in Normandy Park might have been avoided if one or more drivers involved in the wrecks would have exercised greater care and judgment in operating their vehicles.

Examples of careless driver behavior that leads to Normandy Park car wrecks includes:

  • Driving while distracted by a smartphone, cellphone call, the radio, another passenger, or any other distraction that takes the driver’s eyes and/or attention off of the road;
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Even prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are capable of impairing a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle;
  • Disregarding traffic signs and signals or ignoring well-established “rules of the road”;
  • Operating a vehicle that is obviously not in good repair (i.e., the vehicle has tires that are in obvious need of replacement or a windshield that is severely cracked);
  • Driving aggressively by weaving in and out of traffic, speeding to get ahead of traffic, or other similar behavior.

If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a Normandy Park car wreck and the at-fault driver chose to engage in one or more of these behaviors, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation from that driver. Speak with Khan Law Firm, PLLC to determine your exact legal rights and your likelihood of recovering compensation.

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WHAT COMPENSATION MAY I RECOVER?

Washington law permits a Normandy Park car wreck victim to recover monetary compensation for his or her economic and noneconomic damages so long as such damages (1) are connected with and caused by the at-fault party’s careless behavior; and (2) can be quantified with a reasonable degree of certainty. This means the following types of expenses and costs may usually be recovered through a successful Normandy Park car crash lawsuit:

  • Past and future medical bills, treatment costs, prescription drug costs, and therapy expenses;
  • Lost wages and lost future earnings;
  • Loss of the value of household services;
  • Pain, suffering, and anguish;
  • Modifications to your home, if such are necessary in order to make your home more accessible due to a temporary or permanent disability; and
  • Any other similar loss that is attributable to the at-fault party’s careless or reckless conduct.

It is important that you take account of the money that would be necessary to fully compensate you for your past and future expenses as once your car wreck lawsuit has been resolved, you will generally be precluded from seeking additional compensation for the same injuries.

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Khan Law Firm, PLLC’s Seattle personal injury attorneys are standing by waiting to assist you in taking action after your Normandy Park car wreck. Contact our firm by dialing (206) 460-1725 or by writing to us online to schedule your free initial consultation with a car accident lawyer in Seattle.