Car accidents can be scary, life-disrupting events. Besides trying to repair or replace your vehicle, you may quickly find yourself with mounting medical bills from your injuries. If this describes your situation, we urge you to reach out to a Kitsap County car accident lawyer for help.
A skilled lawyer can help determine the facts of the collision and seek compensation on your behalf. Plus, we prepare to take every case to trial if we’re unable to arrive at a fair settlement.
Read on to learn a little bit more about what’s involved with working with a personal injury attorney on a car accident claim.
Anytime you’ve been in an accident, you are welcome to call our offices. It usually makes best sense to work with a personal injury lawyer if you were the victim of an accident that resulted in significant damages. For instance, did you require extensive medical care or time off work? If so, a skilled personal injury lawyer can help you recoup these costs.
One thing that surprises many people to learn is that most personal injury lawyers, including Ladenburg Law, work on a contingency basis. This means you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement. Plus, we always offer free consultations.
You risk nothing to reach out and have us listen to what happened to you.
There are many variables that go into determining settlement values. According to the State of Washington, victims of car accidents are entitled to receive compensation for the economic and non-economic damages they incurred (RCW 4.56.250).
Examples of compensable damages include:
The best way to understand the potential value of your claim is to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Washington is a comparative fault state (RCW 4.22.005). In other words, this allows you to still recover partial compensation, even if you contributed to the collision.
For example, suppose another driver sped through a red light and struck you. However, you were not wearing a seatbelt during the crash. After an investigation, the other driver was determined to be the primary cause of the collision. Yet, your choice to not buckle up contributed to your own injuries. A judge or jury might determine you were 30% responsible for your injuries. In this case, your total settlement amount would be reduced by 30%.
Our personal injury attorneys have experience with cases involving comparative fault. We can work to reduce your liability, which in turn could increase your settlement amount.
The first step is to to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a Kitsap County car accident lawyer. Remember, we only charge a fee if we win you a settlement, so you pay nothing upfront.