Seattle Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident is frightening and can cause serious injuries and even fatalities in some situations. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and sustained injuries, it is crucial that you contact a qualified lawyer without delay. After such an accident, ordinarily your focus is on recovering from the injury, or helping your injured loved one. However, it is very important that the claim for damages is handled correctly. When dealing with insurance companies, it can be very frustrating and difficult.
It is helpful to you during this time to have the assistance of a high-quality personal injury attorney to assist with this aspect of the accident. Auto accidents such as drunk driving incidents can lead to injuries that are most often seen in car accidents. These need to be represented by an attorney who is familiar with the laws as they pertain to auto accidents. This will be most effectively accomplished with the help of a professional legal advocate for auto accidents, such as those found at War Smith, PLLC.
Legal Representation for Seattle Car Wreck Injuries
Ward Smith PLLC are dedicated personal injury lawyers who believe whole heartedly in their work. As a former insurance claims adjuster and underwriter, Ward Smith PLLC are uniquely qualified to understand how insurance claims work and how to aggressively fight to get the maximum compensation in your case. Many cases never make it into court, and are settled prior to that. However, in other cases it is necessary to do a full investigation and go to court and fight for fair compensation. When you are searching for a personal injury attorney, it is important that the attorney you choose is a seasoned trial lawyer. Our lawyers are former defense attorneys, and as such, have years of successful trial experience to draw on when handling your specific car accident case. We believe in keeping you informed every step of the way and molding our skills in order to help you meet your needs.
Causes of Car Accidents
There are a number of factors that may contribute to a car accident. This includes the experience of the drivers, the conditions of the road and even the quality of the vehicles being driven. More often than not, one or a few main elements can be pointed out as the contributing factors to a particular accident, which assist in determining the culprit for the accident. The person at fault for an accident can be anyone from the mechanic who just worked on one of the vehicles, the drivers themselves or even the manufacturer that designed the vehicle.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Accidents caused by distracted driving have become increasingly more frequent with the boom of hand held technology developments. Smart phones are credited as one of the biggest distractions that tempt drivers of all ages. Talking on the phone, updating social media and replying to text messages have been found to cause a tragically significant portion of yearly car accidents. Aside from cell phones and smart phones, drivers can succumb to distractions of all kinds including grooming themselves, eating and even interacting with passengers. The fundamental responsibility of a driver is to focus primarily on the road; anything that distracts them from responsibility creates an increased risk of collision.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Perhaps one of the largest contributions to innocent car accident victims is drunk driving. When someone who's ability to comprehend, decide and react to conditions on the road is impaired by drugs or alcohol, they put their lives and the lives of innocent people in jeopardy. According to statistics gathered on drunk driving in the United States, someone is injured in a drunk driving accident every 90 seconds on average.
Types of Car Accidents
For the purpose of more effective car accident claims, there are a few main types of accidents defined based on the speed of the accident, the direction of impact and the number of motorists involved. While any kind of car accident has the potential to be serious, certain types are more dangerous by their nature.
In personal injury cases, each case is very unique. No two circumstances are exactly the same, and one should choose a very flexible, knowledgeable and creative attorney for legal representation. Our legal team is not only experienced, with literally hundreds of personal injury cases successfully completed, but compassion, understanding and care for the clients is part of the focus of our law firm. You will be treated with the priority and interest that you deserve in your motor vehicle collision case. When it comes to fighting for you, however, the attitude is aggressive and motivated. Our firm has the background knowledge and experience to fight for your claim for fair compensation for damages suffered.