Need an Injury Attorney for a Car Accident in Washington?
You’ve seen them all over the news and on television shows – car accidents. The ways in which cars can be involved in accidents seems to be endless, each one just as serious as the next. From rollovers to rear-enders and T-bones, any accident can leave a lasting impact on the victim, who could suffer to the most minor to most devastating injuries of all time. According to motor vehicle data on Washington State, there were 508 fatal crashes in 2016 and close to 1,900 serious injuries. 12,314 of these took place due to distracted driving, 18,037 involved a teen driver, and 7,151 involved drinking and driving. These terrible accidents always leave a lasting impact on a driver and their family if they are versed in caring for a loved one after a horrific accident. How can you compensate for injuries when you have been involved in a serious car accident?
You can talk to an experienced attorney soon after your accident to retain your rights and receive the compensation you deserve in your time of need. When you have been injured catastrophically, you may suffer financially, emotionally, and physically, and nobody should have to deal with any of these elements after they have gone through a psychologically draining incident. We can help you understand how you can compensate for damages and prove your case to get the most.
Damages in Car Accident Cases
You may wonder if speaking to an attorney is the first step that you should take after you have become injured, but this is not the case. You should always seek medical attention for your injuries, no matter how minor or extensive. This will help with more than just ensuring that you are safe from harm. You can also use this documentation to show that you took the time to receive treatment and that your injuries are serious because it will help you compensate later down the line. If you do not seek medical treatment and then later find out that injuries are permanent and will have an effect on the rest of your life, your case may not be taken as seriously as you suspected. From economic to non-economic damages, we will take a closer look at damages you may be able to receive.
Economic Damages: Economic damages are commonly referred to as “special damages” and encompass many types of compensation that is monetary in nature. This means that, if you will not be able to return to work, you will seek medical treatment for the entirety of your life, or any other monetary loss that can be measured, you may be able to compensate for these damages.
Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages are “general damages” and are a bit different because they encompass non-monetary losses, which means that they are not as easy to compensate for. You may be able to compensate for things like pain and suffering, or loss of consortium when you and your spouse are no longer able to sustain an emotional or intimate relationship with one another.
How to Prove a Party Liable
How do you prove that a driver was liable for your car accident claim? You need to be able to show that they acted negligently in some way, such as speeding too quickly or drinking before driving. If a defendant breached their duty of care to you as another driver on the roadways, you may have a claim and be able to recover. We, as your attorneys, can help you preserve every aspect of your case and work toward getting you the compensation you deserve in your time of need. Call us for more information on how this works and how we can help you get started.