Puyallup Car Accident Lawyer

There are three accidents on a typical day in Puyallup. Over the course of a year, that’s about 1,100 for just one city in Washington State (source: WSDOT). If you’ve been a victim, your best move is to contact a Puyallup car accident lawyer for help with a claim. Call a skilled attorney today to learn more.

Why Call an Attorney After Your Car Accident?

We understand that you may have never worked with a personal injury lawyer. So, why now? What advantages are there to having us help with your claim?

The biggest reason to call is because insurance companies are likely to offer you far less than your case is worth. With decades of experience, we understand how to calculate the value of a claim and fight for fair settlements. By having a reputable lawyer on your side, you send a message to the insurance companies that you mean business.

You should also know that we work on a contingency basis. This means you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement. We take care of all the upfront costs associated with your claim, including a free case evaluation. This fee structure allows more victims access to justice.

Common Mistakes that can Hurt your Claim

Believe it or not, there are mistakes you can make that can hurt your claim. In many instances, these are things you may say or do without realizing the impact.

Some of these include:

  • Saying too much at the scene of the accident. It’s best to stick to exchanging information with the other driver. Don’t discuss what happened. Avoid making statements such as “I’m sorry” which could be taken as an admission of fault.
  • Posting too much on social media. Don’t put it past insurance agents to search your social media activity as part of their investigation. Anything you post can be used against you. For instance, if you post about going to a party, they may argue you’re not as hurt as you claim. We recommend you consider avoiding posting much (if anything) on social media while your claim is active. (For more information, see our post on how social media can harm your personal injury claim.)
  • Making a recorded statement to the insurance company. If there’s one thing we could caution you about, it’s this. Here’s what happens: the insurance agent, usually sounding concerned about your well-being, will ask to hear your side of the story. They want to know exactly what happened and the impact so they can help you. Then they’ll ask if they can record your statement. While this request sounds innocent enough, decline. Nothing you say in a recorded statement will benefit you. In many cases, it can harm your claim.

We can help you avoid many of these common pitfalls when you involve us early on the case. Not only are we able to provide you with advice every step of the way, we can deal directly with the insurance companies, other lawyers, and liable parties so you don’t have to.

Damages you can Recover in a Personal Injury Claim

Under Washington State law, victims are entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury case. Allow us to explain a little more about each of these.

  • Economic Damages: These include lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses directly tied to your injury. If you can assign a dollar amount to it? It’s likely an economic damage.
  • Non-Economic Damages: This category covers pain, suffering, mental anguish, and other lifestyle impacts the injury has caused you.

When we understand your damages, we can begin to understand the potential value of your claim. One of our skilled personal injury attorneys can navigate this process with you.

Reach out to a Puyallup Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you’ve been in a car wreck, we advise you to contact a Puyallup car accident lawyer for help. As a reminder, we offer free case evaluations, so there is no risk for you to meet with us and share what happened.

There is only a limited time in the State of Washington to file a claim, so don’t wait. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we may be able to offer our assistance.

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