Milton Car Accident Lawyer

It’s not uncommon to read about car accidents in Milton, Washington. Pacific Highway has been noted as a particularly dangerous spot. In addition, you have lots of traffic coming down I-5 and Highway 161. If you’ve been a victim, call a Milton car accident lawyer for help.

Our experienced attorneys have helped hundreds of clients win cash compensation after a motor vehicle collision.

Types of Accidents in Milton

Most collisions are preventable. When you become a licensed driver, you’re agreeing to abide by the rules of the road and take reasonable measures to keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, many drivers make reckless or careless decisions.

Some common collision scenarios include:

  • Rear-endersThese often happen when a driver isn’t paying close attention to the distance of the car ahead of them. Speeding can also play a role.
  • Side-impact collisions (“t-bone”)As car doors offer little protection, being struck from the side can be a catastrophic event. This scenario tends to be common at intersections, when drivers may fail to yield when making left turns or run a red light.
  • Head-on collisions. A head-on collision can happen when a driver makes a sudden lane departure into oncoming traffic. This could be the result of inattention, an illegal pass, or loss of control due to weather.

Of course, many other accident types can happen too. The circumstances leading up to every crash can vary.

When to Call an Accident Attorney

Many times, we have people call us only after they’ve run into trouble trying to sort things out with the insurance company. While we are certainly happy to help pick things up at any point in the process, we encourage you to call us sooner than later.

Some of the things we can do for our clients include:

  • Filing a claim against the insurance company
  • Identifying all possible sources of funds
  • Gathering critical evidence that establishes the value of your claim
  • Communicating with the at-fault party and their representatives
  • Negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company

Just having an attorney on your side increases the value of your claim and the chances of receiving a settlement. Insurance companies understand that at any point the attorney can opt to file a lawsuit – action they’d prefer to avoid. Because of this, we find that we’re often able to settle outside of court.

Statute of Limitations in Washington State

Car accident victims have three years from the accident to file a personal injury claim (RCW 4.16.080). However, you do not want to delay in starting this process. The sooner you can get started with a lawyer, the better chances you have at winning fair compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering.

Let’s Set up a Free Case Review

Ready to reach out to a Milton car accident lawyer about what happened? Call our office today. As a reminder, we offer free case reviews. In fact, we work on a contingency basis which means you’ll only pay us a fee if were able to win you a settlement.

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