No one expects to get in an auto accident. But if you’ve been injured in a car crash, even a minor one, the effects can be long-lasting and may include long-term pain, months of recovery, a growing pile of medical bills, permanent injuries, lost income, and damage to your relationships with friends, family, and loved ones.
A car accident can change your life in the blink of an eye, and you need someone looking out for your interests and protecting your rights to ensure you get the maximum benefits that you are entitled to.
If you were involved in an auto accident in Northwest Washington, in Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Friday Harbor, or anywhere in Skagit County including Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington, or Sedro-Woolley, you need an experienced auto accident injury attorney on your side, fighting for your rights and the compensation that you and your family need and deserve.
If you were involved in a car accident and think you might have been injured, call an ambulance. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Emergency personnel will know how to treat your injuries and will bring a sense of calm to the scene.
You should also contact the police and make a report. A police report can be critically important to establish who was at fault, and police will get information from the people involved in the collision as well as the names and contact information for witnesses. When you are discussing the accident with people at the scene or when you receive medical treatment after the crash, don’t tell anyone the accident was your fault.
It’s critically important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident, even if your injuries seem minor. Many times, people don’t feel pain or other symptoms until a few days after the collision. Even though you may miss time from work, you need to see a doctor and take care of your health. Getting appropriate medical care is the first step on the road to recovery.
All too often, insurance companies contact auto accident victims in the days immediately following a car crash. They may make a low offer, banking on the fact that you feel like you need money now to pay for medical bills and other expenses. But the road to recovery is a long one, and accepting this initial offer will prevent you from receiving other benefits in the future.
Instead of accepting the insurance company’s low-ball offer, especially when you don’t know the full extent of your injuries or the medical treatment you’ll need, contact an experienced Washington auto accident injury attorney. I will evaluate your case and help you recover the benefits you need to get back on your feet.
I understand that dealing with an insurance company just days after you were involved in a car accident is overwhelming. Let me shoulder the burden of handling the insurance company and protecting your financial future while you focus on regaining your health and getting your life back in order.
A lawyer can help by gathering evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault. This may include photographs of the scene of the collision, your vehicle, and the other driver’s car, as well as accident reports and witness statements.
Your lawyer will also gather evidence that will be used to prove damages. This includes medical bills and records, expert reports that establish that the injuries were caused by the car crash and whether any of your injuries are permanent, information about the projected cost of future medical treatment, and documentation of lost wages. A lawyer will put this information together in a way that best illustrates the full extent of the crash and the impact that it had on you.
Medical providers can legally place a lien on any funds recovered in a car accident claim, and a lawyer will negotiate with the lien holders to try to reduce the amount of the lien and increasing the amount of money that you receive.
Finally, a lawyer will negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company to try to reach a settlement. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer, a lawyer will take your case to trial.
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company for:
Experienced Washington auto accident attorney Justin Campbell will protect your rights and your family’s financial future by fighting for the compensation that you need and deserve.
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