Federal Way Car Accident Lawyer

Injured in a car accident? A Federal Way car accident lawyer can help you file a claim.

Our lawyers have a proven track record of helping victims win fair settlements. While a settlement can’t undo the trauma and injury of an accident, it can help you recover from medical bills, lost wages, and provide a sense of justice. If you’ve recently been in an accident, we urge you to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

4 Things you can Do to Prevent a Car Accident

Of course, it’s always best to do your part to avoid getting in an accident in the first place. Here are a few steps you can take to increase your safety on the road:

  • Drive well rested: When you’re alert, your judgment is sharper, and your reflexes are quicker. Besides this, driving drowsy doesn’t only put you at risk – it puts everyone else on the road at risk, too.
  • Driver sober: Driving drunk is reckless and illegal. Don’t do it.
  • Put away the distractions: We all know that texting and driving is dangerous, but almost anything can become a distraction including fiddling with the radio, eating, or interacting with passengers.
  • Avoid aggressive driving and aggressive drivers: Do your best to remain calm in tense driving situations, such as rush hour or negotiating a tricky left-hand turn. Use your horn sparingly, if at all. Don’t engage an aggressive driver. Instead, give them space, allow them to pass, and avoid eye contact. (Read more on how to handle aggressive drivers.)

Unfortunately, sometimes accidents still happen, despite your safest driving. When this happens, you can rely on our team of lawyers to help fight for your best interest.

Do I Need to See a Doctor After an Accident?

If you have serious or life-threatening injuries after a collision, you already know you should call 911. But what if you think your injuries aren’t that serious? Here’s what we advise: go see your doctor anyways. And do it soon, ideally the same day.

There are two primary reasons for seeking medical care following an accident:

  1. You may not realize the extent of your injuries: It’s not uncommon for adrenaline to mask how much pain you’re in or damage has been done. We’ve had clients experience significant pain days after an accident. A doctor can evaluate and document what’s really going on. Ultimately, this sets you up for the quickest path to recovery
  2. It establishes the basis for your claim: If you end up filing a personal injury claim, having a medical record that documents the extent and severity of your injuries is important. These records serve as useful, objective evidence

Make sure to keep all your scheduled follow-up visits. This aids in your recovery process as well as demonstrates the validity of your claim. While doctor visits may be inconvenient, skipping them could harm receiving the best settlement possible.

Importance of Retaining Legal Assistance

There are several good reasons to involve an attorney to assist with your personal injury claim after an accident.

Here are a few benefits to working with an attorney:

  • You won’t have to deal with the insurance companies directly anymore.
  • An attorney can evaluate the true value of your claim and ensure the settlement is fair.
  • An attorney has access to many experts who can assist in your case.
  • You’ll have legal advice explained to you every step of the way.

Plus, did you know that our attorneys work on a contingency basis? That means you owe us nothing unless we’re able to win your case.

Call a Federal Way Car Accident Attorney Today

Getting started is simple. Call a Federal Way car accident lawyer today to schedule a no-fee, no-obligation consultation about your accident. But don’t wait. In the State of Washington, you have limited time to file a claim (RCW 4.16.080).

One of our attorneys can meet you at your home or hospital if you’re not able to make it into the office. Let us know how we can help.

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