Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents happen every day. As we drive to and from work, run errands and cart the kids around to their activities, we deal with drivers that are distracted or impaired in some way. It is critical to find an experienced attorney to protect your rights immediately. The longer you wait to pursue legal action for your damaged vehicle and injuries, the harder it will be to receive the compensation you are entitled to. Medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering are all results from accidents and you owe it to yourself and your future to consult with an attorney, especially when dealing with an insurance company.
At Wheeler, Montgomery & Boyd, PLLC, we give special attention and priority to our auto accident cases. Our goal is to let you focus on getting back to your life while we handle all the paperwork and negotiations that will result in the best possible outcome.
Call us today at 360-690-0064 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are an experienced legal team that handles motor vehicle accident cases, including:
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking and Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Washington’s Pure Comparative Fault Rules
A car accident in Washington is pretty straightforward: you are injured in an accident, you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, and you’re awarded compensation for your damages. This is all good in theory, but what happens when an insurance adjuster or the court decides that you are also partly at fault for the car accident? Washington uses a "pure comparative fault" rule to sort out cases in which multiple parties are found to share the blame for an accident, which means that whatever amount you recover will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you.
Negotiating Claims or Lawsuits with Insurance Companies
Hiring an expert vehicle accident attorney to represent you after a car accident means you have someone working for you who is knowledgeable about the law, which is especially important when going up against big insurance companies. There is a lot of work that goes into negotiating an insurance settlement and it is not in your best interest to tackle this on your own. Our attorneys have the expertise in obtaining the necessary evidence to support your claim, including gathering police reports, witness statements, medical records and bills, and employment and lost wage information. We organize the evidence for you and prepare a settlement demand letter for the insurance company and act on your behalf throughout the entire claims process.
Expert Motor Vehicle Accident Representation
If you have been injured as a result of the actions of someone else or are working with an insurance company for the compensation of injuries you have received, you should never settle a claim until you meet with an experienced Washington car accident attorney to discuss your case first. It’s critical to determine what steps to take and the traps to watch out for when settling insurance claims. No matter how minor your injuries appear at first, or how much you want to settle things quickly and move on with your life, meeting with an attorney when you have been injured is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your family long-term.
The attorneys at Wheeler, Montgomery & Boyd, PLLC are focused on providing the best information, assistance and representation to Washington state citizens who have been injured in an accident. Call us today 360-690-0064 to schedule an appointment or go online and fill out our no-obligation contact form.