Lacey Car Accident Lawyer 

Unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence in Lacey. According to WDSOT, the city averages 1,100 car accidents annually, or about three accidents every day.

If you’ve been the victim of a car crash, we’d like you to reach out to a Lacey car accident lawyer. They can help explain your rights and file a claim. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement.

Read on to learn more about how we may be able to help you.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Your adrenaline is pumping right after an accident, and it can be hard to know what to do. Your priority should always be getting medical care if you are injured. After that, here are the steps we recommend.

  • Exchange contact information with the other driver including insurance information.
  • Get contact information from any witnesses at the scene.
  • Call for police to come and obtain a copy of any report generated.
  • Snap photos while the scene is still fresh (or ask a witness or passenger to help).
  • Contact your insurance agency to open a claim.

We also encourage you to involve one of our attorneys at Ladenburg Law as soon as possible. By doing so, we can best assist you through the entire claim process.

3 Things that can Hurt your Claim

Did you know there are things you can do that harm the value of your claim? Unfortunately, we’ve seen it happen before. We advise that clients avoid the following:

  1. Provide a recorded statement to the insurance company. It may seem like the agent assigned to your case is on your side, but remember they work for the insurance agency, not you. Nothing you say in a recorded statement can benefit you. Decline to do this.
  2. Skipping medical appointments. Getting to a doctor early on and keeping follow-up appointments helps ensure your recovery and establish the basis for your claim.
  3. Saying too much on social media. Believe it or not, information you post on social media may be retrieved by the insurance company and used against you. Posts talking about the accident can be detrimental, as well as any posts that could be twisted to disprove the seriousness of your injuries. (Read our blog post called Social Media and your Personal Injury Lawsuit for more on this topic.)

To help you further, one of our attorneys has written an ebook called What Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know. You can request a free copy at our ebook page.

How a Personal Injury Attorney can Help

In our experience, insurance companies routinely offer victims car crash settlement amounts that are too low. Remember, once you’ve accepted a settlement, you can’t go back and ask for more money.

Our personal injury attorneys help calculate the true value of your claim and fight on your behalf to get what you deserve. It’s our goal to make sure the settlement amount you receive will more than cover all your financial losses and compensate you for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced.

Sometimes, we discover that a victim is entitled to compensation from more than one negligent party. For instance, if you’ve been hit by a commercial truck driver, we might be able to recover from both the driver’s personal insurance policy and his company’s insurance policy. You can count on us to seek out all eligible sources of compensation on your behalf.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

The first step is to contact a Lacey car accident lawyer to schedule a free case evaluation. We have two convenient locations, one in Tacoma and one in Olympia. Please let us know which you’d prefer. An attorney is also available to meet you at your home or hospital if you’re unable to make it to an office.

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