Seattle Car Crash Lawyers
The Seattle car crash lawyers at Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins and Associates help injured people get their lives back on track. With driving being a way of life for most Washington residents, car crashes are unavoidable. Despite significant advancements in vehicle safety, car crashes continue to cause severe injuries, and occasionally result in wrongful death. As a result, serious accidents often pose significant financial and emotional burdens for innocent victims. Our Seattle attorneys have represented victims in thousands of car crash lawsuits and insurance settlements, and they can help you deal with your accident.
Information About Car Crashes in Washington
According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there were 101,576 traffic collisions on Washington roadways in 2010. More than 31,000 caused injuries, approximately 2,100 involved serious injuries, and 422 resulted in fatalities. Despite the fact that accident and fatality statistics have dropped steadily since 2005, far too many people continue to be injured and killed in preventable accidents.
Anything that takes a driver’s attention off of the road has the potential to cause an accident. Drivers are frequently distracted by fatigue, looking at scenery, passengers, talking on cell phones, sending text messages, reading, eating food, putting on makeup, and adjusting the radio. If a distracted driver causes an accident, he or she may be held liable for the accident victims’ injuries.
Other common causes of car crashes that can give rise to a personal injury claim against a negligent driver include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Reckless driving
- Running red lights and stop signs
In addition, vehicle and highway design defects can cause car crashes entitling injured victims to compensation. These defects include:
- Automobile design defects
- Defective tires leading to tire blowouts
- Poorly-maintained roads (bumps, potholes)
- Dangerous intersections
- Sharp curves
Establishing Fault in Seattle Car Crashes
Part of our job as lawyers working for you is proving that another driver or some other entity was at fault in causing your injuries. In every case we carefully analyze the many different factors that can cause a Seattle car crash. If more than one party is responsible for your crash, we can pursue multiple sources of compensation.
Filing claims against at-fault parties helps make the road safer for other drivers. If vehicle design is a safety hazard, then other people may also be at risk. Similarly, holding drunk drivers responsible reduces the likelihood that they will continue to drive under the influence. Of course, filing a personal injury claim can also help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages arising from the accident.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Car Crash Attorney in Seattle, WA
Let us put our experience and proven record of success representing car crash victims to work for you. To discuss your case with an experienced Seattle car crash attorney, please contact us today.
The lawyers at Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins and Associates are experienced personal injury attorneys serving clients in Seattle and throughout the State of Washington.