Car & Truck Accidents
Whether the accident occurred in Seattle, Tacoma, Pierce, King, Snohomish, or Thurston, or any other Washington State County, hiring a lawyer can improve the chances of a successful car accident settlement or jury verdict, and our excellent legal staff also handles all of the heavy lifting that is required for a successful outcome. This allows you and your loved ones to focus on healing and getting your lives back on track.
Being injured in a car or truck accident can easily turn your life upside down. The mounting medical bills and phone calls from insurance adjusters seem never ending, and many accident victims are unable to work due to their injuries. The experienced attorneys and legal staff at Whalley Law can help you recover the highest possible financial compensation for your car accident claim.
Important Steps to Take After A Car Accident in Washington State
Don't apologize or admit fault.
Many accident victims complicate matters by apologizing to the other party, even if they didn’t do anything wrong. It’s important to avoid apologizing or doing anything that could be misconstrued as admitting fault for a collision, as the insurance company may attempt to use that against you.
Decline quick settlement offers.
We’ve seen how insurance companies will attempt to settle claims quickly, even before an accident victim understands the true extent of their injuries or other damages that may result from a collision. Contact an attorney before you sign anything from an insurance company.
Focus on healing from your injuries.
Medical evidence is crucial to any car accident injury claim. It is important that you see a doctor as soon as you are able. Clear and timely medical records can help support your claim and limit the insurance company’s defenses.
Request a free legal consultation
Whalley Law will review your case absolutely free of charge.
What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?
The value of your case depends on a number of different factors, including:
You are entitled to compensation for all medical costs related to the injuries you suffered in a Seattle automobile collision. This includes past and future medical care.
Pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional trauma are common forms of non-economic damages after an accident.
Lost Wages & Earnings.
Compensation for wage loss is usually based on how much money you would have earned if you had not been injured.
At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Coverage.
Our legal team will investigate every possible avenue and source of recovery to ensure that you get what you deserve. If the at-fault driver was carrying a policy with low liability limits, we may be able to identify other sources of recovery.
Your Insurance Coverage.
If you have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, your chances of being fairly compensated fully are much higher. Unfortunately, even your own insurance company is likely to put up a fight over these benefits.
Insurance companies want to avoid the risk of a jury awarding a large verdict to accident victims at all costs. Our experienced trial attorneys can help you get the best possible settlement.