Whether you were in a car, truck, motorcycle, or in a self-driving car accident in the state of Washington it is crucial to get legal representation. Any accident can leave an individual and their family devastated, scrambling attempting to pick up the pieces and get their lives back together. Having an experienced, highly qualified, and skilled lawyer representing your rights and best interest can ensure that you have a speedy recovery while your attorney handles the legal battle.
Motor vehicle accidents are not the only reason a person should retain an attorney. There are multiple situations in which having a personal injury lawyer can help you retain the compensation you deserve. Personal injury is a part of tort law designed to compensate individuals for physical, mental, and emotional damages that resulted from an accident caused by the negligence of another party. For instance, if you were a victim of an accident and suffered injuries on someone’s property, having a skilled attorney can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
Washington state is a beautiful, adventurous, and vivid environment filled with various opportunities and possibilities. Many individuals go for the recreational opportunities and others for employment purposes. In 2019, there were 116,200 construction employment in the city of Seattle (See U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). It is one of the many thriving occupations and industries within the state. However, some employers are negligent, and employees, contractors, supervisors, or subcontractors sustain injuries. Retaining a skilled Washington accident lawyer can assist you throughout the entire process including filing your claim, understanding your legal options, and much more.
If you live in the state of Washington and are a victim to another’s negligence whether it was a product defect, recreational accident, or a catastrophic injury as a result of someone’s negligence, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney. At PNW Trial Lawyers, our experienced Washington accident attorneys can evaluate your case, help you determine a strategy, and what would be the best option for you.
Washington Personal Injury Lawyer
If the negligence of another has contributed to your injury, it is vital to your recovery and future that you retain an attorney. You may have a right to compensation. Suffering through an injury, paying extensive medical bills, and the complications that may come afterwards can feel and seem overwhelming. At PNW Trial Lawyers, our skilled and compassionate attorneys are ready to help you. We will use our combined experience to ensure a favorable outcome in your case, because your best interest is our priority.
We have over two decades of collective past experience, and we are dedicated in using our past experience to help individuals receive just compensation for their loss or injuries. At PNW Trial Lawyers, we specialize in representing people, not companies. We will provide you with our resources, experience, and we will also always pick up or promptly return your call. Contact us at (360) 483-5201 or submit an online form to schedule a free consultation.
We serve clients in Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Anacortes, and in the surrounding areas of Whatcom County, Skagit County, and Snohomish County.
Common Accidents in Washington State
Below are some of the most common categories of accidents in the state of Washington. The state of Washington allows for an individual to file claims that can be brought against a negligent party.
- Motor vehicle accidents – There various types of vehicle accidents, such as motorcycle, truck, and car collisions. In 2017, there were twenty-two fatal collisions involving a motor vehicle and twenty-five fatalities with a child younger than five. Being in any type of car collision can be devastating and life changing. Having a skilled Washington vehicle accident attorney can make sure that you retain compensation for your physical, emotional, and economical damages.
- Distracted Driving Accidents – Currently, many individuals work using their cell phones, tablets, and other technological devices. Driving and commuting from work, to other locations is very common, however, in some cases a person allows themselves to become distracted while driving. By the individual making the poor choice to text and drive, many are at risks. If you sustained an injury because of someone’s negligence and decision to be an irresponsible driver, retaining an attorney as soon as possible can help you determine your legal options.
- Drunk Driving Accidents – Drunk driving is an unfortunate reality of roads in all states across the country, and Washington is not immune. Each year, there are reports of hundreds of drunk driving accidents. Injuries and fatalities are the most common result of DUI accidents. A victim of a head-on or rear-end motor vehicle collision, may be left with catastrophic injuries.
- Driving while under the influence of Marijuana – If you are a victim of a marijuana DUI accident, an attorney can help investigate the circumstances around your accident. Your injuries might seem minor, nevertheless do not underestimate the damages from a vehicle accident as they can lead to long-term medical and sometimes financial complications. In the state of Washington there has been a total of 3,174 surviving drivers that have been tested for Alcohol and Drugs within an 8-year span. That is to say, that from 2008 through 2016, more than one-third of drivers that were in fatal motor vehicle accidents tested positive for alcohol and drugs (See Marijuana Use, Alcohol Use, and Driving in Washington State).
Washington State Informational Resources
Revised Code of Washington (RCW) – The RCW is published by the Statute Law Committee and the Code Reviser. The site provides valuable information on laws that are enacted and currently enforced.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) – The WAC categories into Titles the regulations of executive branch agencies and arranges them by subject or agency. For instance, Title 10 WAC details the rules and procedures amongst other things for the Office of Administrative Hearings.
The Courts of Washington – Follow the link to the Washington Courts website, it has information on the Court of Appeals, Trial Courts, Supreme Court, etc. It also includes resources, such as family law legal publications, courthouses civil arrest, a library tool to look up statutes.
PNW Trial Lawyers | Washington Accident Attorneys
At PNW Trial Lawyers, we serve clients in Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Anacortes, and in the surrounding areas of Whatcom County, Skagit County, and Snohomish County.
If you or a loved one has had an accident in the state of Washington because of someone’s negligence contact PNW Trial Lawyers. Our legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients, we are well-equipped to litigate our clients’ claims. We go the extra mile in to make sure you and your loved ones receive fair compensation. Don’t hesitate to call us at (360) 483-5201 or submit an online form and schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about your legal options.