Pasco Car Accident Attorney
As part of the tri-cities area, Pasco is an ideal place to live or work – there’s a lot of economic activity, short commute times, and the city offers a great backdrop for outdoor recreation. But, as part of the tri-cities metro area, Pasco also sees a large amount of traffic, which increases the risk of a car accident. While car accidents are completely preventable, they are still a leading cause of injury and death. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, our lawyers want you to know that you can count on us. Call us today to learn more about your options after a crash.
Causes of Car Accidents in Pasco
As stated, the vast majority of car accidents are preventable. Despite this, however, car accidents happen at an alarming rate, often causing severe damages to those involved. Car accidents are usually the cause of human errors, but can also be caused by vehicle defects or environmental factors. These includes:
- Driving too fast for conditions;
- Driving while fatigued, intoxicated, or otherwise impaired;
- Performing an illegal maneuver;
- Driving aggressively;
- Driving while distracted;
- Defective vehicle parts, such as tire tread separation issues, faulty brakes, defective steering equipment, etc.; and
- Environmental conditions, which might include poor weather, poor visibility, dangerous road conditions, poor signage, etc.
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Who Pays for Damages from a Car Accident?
Liability for the damages resulting from a car accident is based on fault; whoever causes the crash is responsible for paying for it. This might be another driver, the manufacturer of a defective vehicle part, the party responsible for road maintenance, etc.
When you have been in a crash, you maintain the right to file a claim for damages against the at-fault party’s liability insurance, file a claim against your own insurance policy (if you have certain coverage types, such as Personal Injury Protection coverage), or file a lawsuit directly against the responsible party. Typically, the first option–filing a claim against the responsible party’s liability insurance provider–is the first step.
When seeking compensation after a crash, you maintain the right to seek the full value of your damages. This includes compensation for the value of your losses, including your medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage costs, and pain, suffering, emotional distress, and any other economic or noneconomic losses. Our lawyers will help you by investigating your crash and identifying the at-fault party, building your case, calculating your damages, and reviewing and negotiating any settlement offer you receive.
Call Our Pasco Car Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been involved in a car accident, our Pasco car accident attorneys want to help you. We understand what you’re going through and how much is on the line, as well as what you need to improve the chances of recovering the settlement you deserve. To learn more about how we can help, your rights, and how to get started, please reach out to our Pasco law firm directly today by phone or online. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis.