Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the US and result in millions of injuries each year. Despite improved safety standards and enhanced design of vehicles, motor vehicle accidents have not reduced in numbers. This is likely due to increased traffic on the roads, human error and the hurried nature of our culture. Unfortunately, it is also due to people acting irresponsibly and taking unreasonable risks.
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident you likely have a claim for compensation against the person or persons who caused it. To be awarded the most compensation you deserve, it is advisable to hire a team of experienced personal injury attorneys like Tacoma Injury Law Group, Inc., P.S., in Washington.
What Are Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims?
A motor vehicle injury claim is a claim against another person who negligently caused a motor vehicle collision that injured you. If you were in a vehicle accident and the other party was to blame for your accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The at fault driver may owe you compensation for the damage caused to your vehicle and its contents as well as bodily injury to you, including medical expenses, past and future lost wages and pain and suffering. Hiring an attorney with the understanding and experience to determine what type and how much compensation is warranted for an accident victim is essential to the successful resolution of the accident victim’s claim.
Because every motor vehicle accident is unique, the details of the collision can be complex, making a determination of fault as to who caused the accident a challenge. For this reason it is always best to discuss your options with a qualified attorney whose practice focuses on these types of claims. It should also be noted that traffic laws, statutes of limitations and the compensation allowed to victims of vehicle accidents vary from state to state.
Car Accident Claims in Washington State
Washington is a “pure comparative fault” state, which means that you can demand compensation for your injuries even when you share responsibility for your injuries. However, the amount of your compensation will be reduced according to your percentage of responsibility for what happened.
What to do After A Collision in Washington?
If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision in the State of Washington it is important that you call the police to investigate and report the accident and that you obtain all details and insurance information from the other drivers involved. If possible, you should also take photos of the vehicles involved and seek medical attention as soon as possible so that your medical providers can assess and treat any injuries that you sustained as a result of the collision.
Getting an experienced personal injury attorney involved in your cases early on is the best way to ensure a successful resolution to your motor vehicle accident claim. Our experienced and dedicated legal team at Tacoma Injury Law Group, Inc., P.S. has an excellent record in this regard and is always ready to provide a no-cost legal consultation with you if you have been involved in an accident.