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SEATTLE CAR
ACCIDENT LAWYER

Car accidents are not only scary, they can also cause physical, emotional, and economic damages too. If you have been injured in a car crash that was caused by someone else, our team at the Khan Law Firm wants to make sure you recover your full damages amount.

Types of Car Accidents

While some accidents may occur because of a vehicle malfunction – like a tire blowout – or another unforeseeable factor – like an animal darting out into the road – most car accidents are caused because of driver errors. Driver error is an overarching term that can be used to describe a wide array of dangerous and risky driving behaviors. Some of the most common causes of driver error, which ultimately lead to an accident, include:

  • Distracted driving, including using a cellphone, talking to passengers, eating or drinking, and tending to pets or children
  • Speeding or traveling at an unsafe speed for conditions;
  • Driving aggressively, including tailgating, illegally changing lanes, and unsafely passing another vehicle;
  • Failing to yield at a stop sign, traffic light, or other intersection type; and
  • Driving while impaired, either by alcohol, drugs, or fatigue.

It should be noted that the above list is not inclusive; there are myriad unsafe driving behaviors that may lead to a driver error, which can in turn cause an accident. Again, there are also some accidents that are caused because of factors that are unforeseeable and have little to do with drivers’ errors, such as ice, snow, fog, and other unsafe road conditions.

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CAUSES OF
CAR ACCIDENTS

The cause of the car accident may have some impact on the type of car accident that occurs, as well as the severity of the car accident. Not only can car accidents involve different types of vehicles and victims – i.e. motorcycle accidents, bicycle accident, pedestrian accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, etc. – but they can also happen in a variety of different manners. Some of the most common types of car accidents include:

  • Head-on collisions. Head-on collisions are one of the least common types of accidents, yet one of the most deadly. When a head-on collision occurs, victims are at risk of sustaining severe injuries, some of which may be fatal.
  • Rear-end collisions. Completely the opposite of the above, rear-end collisions are quite common, and rarely result in traumatic injuries. However, they should not be taken lightly; if a rear-end collisions occurs while vehicles are traveling at a high speed, they can be deadly.
  • Sideswipe crashes. A sideswipe accident occurs when two vehicles are traveling next to each other in the same direction, and are common when one vehicle attempts to change lanes without seeing an approaching or parallel vehicle.
  • T-bone collisions. This devastating accident type is often accompanied by tragic injuries. As its name implies, a T-bone collision refers to an accident where one vehicle runs directly (head-on) into the side of another. T-bone collisions are most common at intersections.
  • Rollover accidents. One of the deadliest accident types, rollover accidents can involve two or more vehicles, but are also often single-vehicle accidents. These accidents are more common when cars are traveling at an unsafe speed.

The experienced Seattle car accident lawyers at the Khan Law Firm have seen it all – we can represent you during your car accident claim, no matter the type of accident you have been involved in or the cause. If someone else acted negligently, we are ready to go to work on your behalf.

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What to Do After a Car Accident

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, the question of “What do I do?” will probably be handled for you – it is likely that the accident will be called into the police, who will respond to the accident scene, take notes, file a report, and ask you questions. In many cases, an ambulance may even arrive on scene that transports you to the hospital, especially if your injuries are serious. From there, however, do you know what to do to improve your chances of receiving your maximum compensation amount?

  • Gather evidence at the accident scene. The more evidence you gather, and the sooner that you do, the more likely it is that you will have a strong case. If you are able, get witnesses’ information, take photos of the accident scene and damages, and take notes about what happened.
  • Seek medical care. Even if you do not think that you need to go to the hospital, you should visit a doctor. If you do not have a record of your injuries and medical treatment, receiving compensation for medical bills may be much more challenging.
  • Report your car accident to the insurance company. It is imperative that you report your car accident to the insurance company as soon as possible, otherwise your chance of recovering compensation may be jeopardized. Be sure to never admit fault, and to stick to the facts, when speaking with an insurance adjuster.
  • Contact an attorney. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after your accident is a good idea, especially if your injuries are serious or there is a dispute about fault.

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How an Attorney Can Help You Recover Damages

A Seattle car accident lawyer can be an important resource during the claims process. Not only can an attorney guide you through the legal process and help you to understand everything there is to know about filing a claim or a lawsuit, but an attorney can also:

  • Gather evidence on your behalf;
  • Organize your medical bills and records;
  • Demonstrate proof of the other party’s negligence and fault;
  • 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

At the Khan Law Firm, we know that you probably have dozens of questions about your rights, and how to recover every penny you deserve, after a car accident. We not only have the experience and skillset that your case deserves, but our Seattle car accident lawyers will also never charge you any upfront fees. In fact, your initial consultation with us is 100 percent free, and you will not owe us a cent unless your case is successful. To schedule your free claim review, contact us online or call us directly today.

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"I was in a Motor Vehicle Accident in April 2011. As a result, I was injured. After a year of physical therapy, therapeutic massages, X-rays, an MRI and a few visits to an orthopedic surgeon, my husband asked me to see a personal injury lawyer, Mr. Khalil Khan. It was my pleasure and honor to meet him in September of 2012. He is a great personal injury lawyer. I am very pleased with the result. I would highly recommend the Khan Law Firm."
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