Each year across Washington State, around 500 people lose their lives in traffic accidents, while thousands more are seriously injured in car crashes. You may read about these crashes in the new or see them on television, but it is hard to grasp what serious, long-term consequences these accidents have, whether a life is lost or a person is injured.
At Ye Law Firm, our team of experienced, compassionate legal workers are committed to helping the families of those who have been injured or killed in a Seattle, Tacoma, or Federal Way car accident. With personal injury attorney Chong Hae Ye at the helm, we fight insurance companies to make certain that you get the compensation and justice you deserve under state and federal law.
Whether a car accident victim loses their life or suffers a serious injury, these crashes can be devastating, enormously expensive, and extremely painful. For these reasons, personal injury law states that the party responsible for damages is obligated to compensate for their negligence. You may be owed for:
We offer free, private case reviews to those who have been affected by a serious car accident in Washington State. To learn more or to schedule your appointment, please call us today at (253) 946-0577 or fill out our quick contact form.
Car accident happen quickly–and the trauma of the moment can make it difficult to remember exactly what happened and why. In addition, the real cause of the accident may not be immediately clear to either drive, such as in the case of defective auto parts or poor road design. For these reasons, it is important to collect all possible evidence after a crash and not to apologize for the accident even if you think you may have played a part in the crash.
Some of the most common reasons for car accidents in Washington State include:
It’s important to note that a car accident may have multiple causes (like speeding and weather) and that more than one person or entity could be partially responsible for the crash.
Car accidents often happen at high speeds and involve vehicles that weigh many tons. Because of this, it isn’t surprising that catastrophic injuries and even fatalities are a common result of collisions. While some common injuries, like cuts, bruises, and scrapes, will go away in a matter of days or weeks, other injuries could take weeks or months to heal, while still others may be permanent. Some of the most common Washington car accident injuries include:
These injuries can be painful, both when they take place and throughout your recovery. They can also be extremely expensive, including costs for hospital stays, doctor visits, physical therapy, medical supplies, and medication. In addition, these injuries could keep you from your job (either temporarily or permanently) as well as away from the things you love to do most.
What you do in the days and weeks after a car accident is just as important as what you do in the minutes and hours after the crash. While many people know to get help for their injuries and to collect the contact information of any witnesses or key players, fewer people know which steps to take next in order to secure justice and compensation. Here are four steps to take:
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed in the wake of a car accident, especially if you are mourning a loved one or if you are trying to recover from a painful physical injury. But don’t let the task of seeking compensation fall by the wayside. In fact, getting the settlement that you deserve after an accident and injury can relieve the stress of its consequences: you can pay your pile of bills, replace or fix your vehicle, and continue to run your household even if you aren’t receiving a paycheck from work.
Once you hire a Seattle car accident attorney to take on your case, we will take care of the rest. To learn more about what it’s like to partner with Ye Law Firm, to ask us your legal questions, or to schedule a free consultation, please call us today at (253) 946-0577 or fill out our quick contact form.