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Any car accident is stressful and extremely frustrating. Even a minor fender bender can ruin your day. Of course, there are also many far more serious car accidents that can cause devastating injuries and significant economic losses. At the Khan Injury Law, PLLC, our experienced car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injured victims recover compensation for these damages. If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident in Renton, our team is ready to help.
Types of Car Accidents
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. While rear-end collisions are often minor, they also have the potential to cause life-altering injuries.
These accidents most frequently occur when one driver attempts to make a lane change without ensuring that the lane is clear. This is negligence and the at-fault driver should be held responsible for any damages caused by a sideswipe accident.
Head-on collisions are relatively uncommon, but they are incredibly dangerous. In fact, head-on collisions are responsible for a highly disproportionate number of catastrophic injuries and highway fatalities. Additionally, these accidents can have unique legal implications because they often involve drunk drivers.
Most frequently occurring at intersections, t-bone accidents occur when one car crashes head-on into the side of another vehicle. Much like head-on collisions, these accidents are relatively uncommon but they also frequently cause severe injuries when they do occur.
Rollovers are another type of very dangerous car accident. Rollover accidents also present some unique legal challenges as they often occur as the result of a single vehicle incident. Victims of single car rollovers may still be entitled to injury compensation. Auto manufacturers have a legal duty to design vehicles that do not easily roll over.
THE MOST CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS
The vast majority of car accidents are caused by human error. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that driver error is responsible for more than 90 percent of all auto accidents. Driver error takes a number of different forms, including:
- Distracted driving;
- Failing to adjust to weather or road conditions;
- Failing to properly yield;
- Making an unsafe lane change; and
- Running through a red light or stop sign;
- Aggressive driving, including tailgating;
- Passing at an inappropriate time.
Ultimately, determining the precise cause of a car accident is extremely important. This is because liability for an accident is based on fault. In the state of Washington liability is assigned using the comparative fault standard. Under this system, liability for an accident will be directly proportional to each party’s fault for the accident. In some cases, two or more parties may share the liability. Sometimes, the injured victim will also share some of the liability for their own accident.
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What You Need to Do After a Car Accident
Too many Renton car accident victims miss out on full and fair compensation because of a simple mistake. It is imperative that all car accident victims know exactly what to do after their wreck. The following is a list four things that you must do after your accident:
Get medical attention
All victims should get themselves checked out immediately after their accident. This is important for several different reasons. First, it will help to ensure a healthy recovery. Even if you do not feel like you are severely injured, it is always better to be safe. Many car accidents injuries, such as soft tissue damage, occur with a delayed onset. You may be far more injured than you appear. Just as important, you need to establish official medical documentation of your injuries. You will only be able to recover fair compensation if you have these records.
Report the accident
Car accidents must be reported to the appropriate authorities. In Washington, this includes both local law enforcement as well as any affected insurance companies. Do not delay in reporting your accident. If you do not know how to report your incident, call a lawyer as soon as possible.
Secure the evidence
It is also critical that you secure relevant evidence. Ultimately, car accident claims require strong supporting evidence. Many forms of evidence will begin to deteriorate soon after a wreck. For example, if you do not take pictures of your injuries, they will soon begin to heal and you will miss out on your chance to fully document that damage.
Consult with a lawyer
Ultimately, the most important thing you can do: speak to an experienced car accident lawyer. Your lawyer can comprehensively review your case and help ensure that you do everything that you need to do so that you can collect the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
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Compensation Available for Injured Auto Accident Victims
In Washington, injured auto accident victims are entitled to recover compensation for the full extent of their damages. This includes damages that have already been sustained as well as likely future damages. More specifically, auto accident victims are entitled to compensation for:
- Vehicle repairs;
- Ambulances and emergency rooms fees;
- Any other hospital bills;
- Necessary medicine or medical devices;
- Costs related to rehabilitation;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future earning power;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Disfigurement or loss of life enjoyment.
We Can Help You Recover Compensation
At the Khan Injury Law, PLLC, our Renton car accident attorneys have helped protect the rights of many victims. Our compassionate legal team will help guide you through the entirely of the legal process. Specifically, we will
- Obtain all necessary evidence;
- Assemble the evidence in a compelling manner;
- Work to establish the negligence of the opposing party;
- Work with medical professionals to ensure that your injuries are properly treated and correctly documented;
- Negotiate with the insurance company, ensuring that they are held fully accountable; and
- Pursue litigation on your behalf.
- Recover testimony from key eyewitnesses and expert witnesses;
- Estimate the total value of your claim;
- Negotiate with an insurance adjuster; and
Further, we will do all of the this without taking a dime out of your pocket. We will review your case free of charge, with no additional obligations. Our firm does not collect legal fees unless we help our clients secure compensation. That is how confident we are in our ability to help our clients. We are willing to take on all of the financial risks associated with taking legal action. To learn more about what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact our team today. We look forward to hearing from you!
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