Kent Car Accident Lawyer

According to WSDOT, there are about 3,000 car accidents every year in Kent. That’s about an accident every 3 hours! When a car crash is serious, the results can be devastating. Victims can sustain severe injuries that require extensive medical care and hospital stays. This can impact returning to work or activities once enjoyed.

If you’ve been the victim of a car crash, a Kent car accident lawyer can help pursue a settlement on your behalf. The key advantage of working with a skilled attorney is to ensure your interests are protected and that your settlement will cover the sum of your losses.

Risky Driving Behaviors that can Lead to Car Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified several risky driving behaviors that contribute to many crashes each year.

These include:

  • Speeding is a factor in about a quarter of all car accidents every year. The greater the speed, the more severe the injuries.
  • Driving under the Influence. About a third of all fatal crashes involve a drunk driver. In fact, the NHTSA estimates that a victim of drunk driving dies every 50 minutes in the US.
  • Driving while distracted. While cell phones can certainly be a distraction, anything that takes your eyes or focus off the road can be risky. For teen drivers, this could mean having other teen passengers in the car. Stereos and navigation systems can also divert drivers’ attentions.

Clearly, many car crashes are preventable. Speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving are negligent behaviors that can cause serious harm or even death to others.

Reasons to Work with a Car Accident Lawyer on your Claim

While the insurance agent might sound like your friend over the phone, nothing could be farther from the truth. The goal of the insurance agent is to reduce their company’s losses. In other words, they’re not working for you. (To learn more, make sure to request our free ebook.)

When you enlist the help of a car accident lawyer, you now have someone fighting to get you every dollar you’re entitled to. Just having a lawyer increases the value of your claim because it sends the message that you’re prepared to go to trial.

Our lawyers will handle all aspects of your claim, including:

  • Gathering key evidence
  • Working with outside experts as needed
  • Collecting witness testimonies
  • Negotiating with the insurance company
  • Taking your case to court, if necessary

A good personal injury attorney will keep you informed about the progress of your claim and your legal options at every turn. While the attorney handles the legal issues surrounding your claim, you are free to focus on your healing. Best of all, you only pay if the lawyer is able to win your case, so you owe nothing upfront.

Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims in Washington

In the State of Washington, you only have three years to file a car accident claim (RCW 4.16.080). However, we don’t want you waiting until the three years are nearly up to start the process!

The sooner you can involve us on your case, the better. There are two primary reasons for this. First, we’ll have access to key evidence (such reports and witness testimonies) while it’s still fresh. This will aid us in building your case. Second, we’ll be able to provide you with the greatest level of guidance through the entire process. It’s easy to unintentionally do or say something that can damage your claim. We know the common tricks and traps and can help you avoid them.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Kent Car Accident Attorney

Please call a Kent car accident lawyer today about what happened to start the claim process. There is no fee for an initial consultation, and you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement.

Unable to make it to the office? Let us know. One of our attorneys will arrange a meeting at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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