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Automobile Accident Attorneys in Eastern Washington

Automobile accidents frequently happen on our roads and highways. The physical, mental, and financial toll can be stressful and debilitating. Knowing your legal rights and responsibilities is critical regardless of how terrible or minor the accident was.

Auto accidents can significantly and permanently impact the lives of victims and their families. Car accident victims frequently experience physical injuries, emotional trauma, lost pay from missed work, and property damage to their vehicle. In addition, managing insurance claims, talking to insurance adjusters, and navigating the legal system can be challenging, especially for individuals unfamiliar with the process. Let us take this stress off of you and work on your behalf.

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Understanding Automobile Accidents

In just 2021 alone, there have been $51.4 million of medically consulted injuries from motor-vehicle accidents with an overall cost of $498.3 billion. These costs include wages, medical expenses, property damages, and more. These statistics show that you are not an isolated case. The damages you’ve experienced due to the accident are not always clear and obvious.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

The main causes of car accidents are two of the following: drunk driving and speeding. Drunk driving alone causes 35% of fatal motor vehicle accidents, with 67% of collisions occurring at night. Speeding causes 29% of all fatal car accidents.

Common Injuries in Automobile Accidents

Automobile accidents result in a wide range of injuries that can be minor to severe, depending on the circumstances of the collision. Below are common injuries that occur in automobile incidents but are not limited to:

  1. Whiplash: Whiplash is a neck injury from the head jerking forward and backward suddenly. Its symptoms are neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and limited range of motion that can affect how you eat, sleep, and work.

  2. Broken bones: Fractures can happen in various body parts, including the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. The severity of fractures can vary, ranging from hairline fractures to more severe breaks that may require surgery.

  3. Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries involve damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They can include sprains (injuries to ligaments), strains (injuries to muscles or tendons), and contusions (bruising).

  4. Head injuries: Head injuries can be mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). They can occur when the head strikes an object or when a sudden jolt or acceleration/deceleration occurs. Head injuries can have long-lasting effects on cognitive function, memory, and overall brain health.
  1. Spinal cord injuries: Serious automobile accidents can cause damage to the spinal cord. This condition results in paralysis or loss of sensation in various body parts. Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering consequences, impacting a person’s mobility and quality of life.

  2. Internal injuries: Blunt force trauma during a car accident can lead to organ damage, internal bleeding, or ruptured blood vessels. Internal injuries may not always be noticeable and can be life-threatening if left untreated.

  3. Chest injuries: Impact injuries to the chest, including broken ribs, collapsed lungs, or damage to internal organs like the heart or lungs.

  4. Psychological trauma: Automobile accidents can also have psychological impacts, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression, particularly if the accident is severe or results in the grief of losing a loved one.

It’s important to note that the severity and type of injuries can vary significantly from one accident to another. Therefore, seeking immediate medical attention to assess and treat injuries is crucial.

Get the Automobile Accident Attorney Advantage

An automobile accident can negatively disrupt your day-to-day living. It can prevent you from earning your wages. It causes you more expenses because of damage to your car. It can cause chronic pain requiring frequent chiropractor trips, massage therapy, physical therapy, or other doctor visits for months.

Getting fair compensation and a fair settlement can be a complex matter. With a Spokane automobile accident attorney by your side, we will investigate your case, protect your interests, and negotiate with insurance companies to get the actual reimbursement and compensation that you deserve.

You need a Spokane Accident Attorney on your side in order to get an advantage over the insurance company. Adjusters are trained to settle a case for a little as possible so the insurance company can increase their profits. An attorney on your side, who is an advocate for you, is an advantage that you want. 

Here's What To Do Right After a Car Accident

    1. Take a breath and call 911.
    2. Check for injuries on yourself and any passengers. 
    3. Take photos of all vehicles and property damage at the accident scene.
    4. Gather information from any witnesses as well as the other driver(s).
    5. Seek medical attention immediately. Go to the emergency room, urgent care, or another medical facility. Even if you have no injuries, a possible underlying injury can worsen if not treated immediately.

Take these steps to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your losses and protect your rights.

Contact Our Spokane Auto Accident Attorney Today

Time is crucial after a car accident. Follow the steps above and call us today so help you immediately through a free consultation. You are not alone.

Automobile Accident FAQs

You should maintain your composure, analyze the situation, call 911, gather details from the other driver and any witnesses, document the incident and any damage with photos, and seek medical assistance.

You need to get the other driver's name, phone number, insurance information, license plate number, and details on the other cars that were in the collision. Obtaining information from witnesses, such as their names and contact details, is also beneficial. Take pictures so you can show the damage to the vehicles. Pictures will also show any injuries that you or your passengers have due to the impact from the accident.

Even if the other driver has insufficient or no insurance, you may still be able to get your losses covered by your own insurance policy. Contact us so we can find out what insurance coverage is available to you. 

Call the police immediately if you are involved in a hit-and-run accident and tell them what you know about the other car. In many hit-and-run accident cases, you may have to use your own auto insurance policy and your uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to recover damages and obtain a settlement.

Insurance companies often do not offer fair and reasonable settlements to people who are representing themselves and do not have an attorney. The insurance adjuster is responsible for settling the case for as little as possible. They often lowball you because they expect that you don’t know what your case is worth and they pressure you into taking a low settlement. 

We’ve negotiated with many insurance adjusters on our clients’ behalf. Some of our clients received settlement offers of just a few hundred dollars before they contacted us. After we were hired and negotiated on our client’s behalf, we’ve been able to receive settlement offers of 2 times to 10 times more for our client! It’s worth calling us to see if we can help you too.

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Do you want to receive fair and reasonable compensation for your automobile accident? Call us to get a Spokane Accident Lawyer on your side to negotiate on your behalf!

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