Seattle Auto Accident Attorneys Pursue Payment for Clients
Washington firm represents victims of vehicle collisions
The Seattle auto accident attorney you hire after a crash can make a big difference in the outcome of your legal matters. At Mann & Kytle, our lawyers have more than 70 years of professional experience and litigate vehicle collision claims throughout Washington State. No matter the specific vehicle or type of crash, we are dedicated to maximizing the money you receive in a settlement or judgment.
What is the process for building a car accident case?
There are usually many stages in a car accident claim. Immediately, our firm gets to work investigating each potential factor that led to the crash. From there, we can bring a claim against the liable driver’s insurance company and seek to achieve a prompt, appropriate settlement that addresses the extent of your injuries. If the defendant or their carrier is unwilling to provide fair compensation, our seasoned trial advocates will prepare a comprehensive argument for court.
What are the top causes of auto accidents in Washington?
In 2020, there were more than 80,000 vehicle accidents in Washington State. More than 500 people died in those crashes. Thousands of others were seriously injured. Should a careless driver cause you or someone you love to become part of these statistics, it is essential to find an accomplished lawyer to enforce your rights. Our firm asserts clients’ rights in a wide array of collision claims involving:
- Cars — Washington uses a fault-based auto insurance system, so if you’ve been in a car wreck, you can seek compensation directly from the liable driver.
- Trucks — You can rely on our Seattle truck accident attorneys to deliver strong advice and advocacy in claims against commercial vehicle operators and owners.
- Motorcycles — Injuries that result in motorcycle accidents are generally much more serious than those suffered by people inside cars and trucks.
- Pedestrians — Even now, some motorists are not cognizant of the laws designed to protect pedestrians in crosswalks.
Whether the at-fault driver in your case was speeding, distracted, impaired by alcohol or simply careless, we will take assertive action to help you pursue full financial compensation.
What to do if you have been in a car accident
Emotions often run high following a car accident, but arguing with the other driver about who is at fault won’t advance your potential legal claim. Your first priority should be everyone’s safety. Contact the police and call for an ambulance, if necessary. Should the situation be stable, you can take certain steps that might help you in your upcoming legal proceeding. For example, you can take pictures with your phone, collect contact information from witnesses and write down every relevant detail relating to the crash.
Common injuries resulting from auto accidents
When you’ve been in a vehicle collision, you can suffer countless different types of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage, possibly including paralysis
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
- Muscle and ligament damage
- Internal organ injuries
- Psychological and emotional harm
In cases where accident victims have suffered these types of conditions and others, our firm brings in medical experts when necessary to detail how much the accident has affected their health and their ability to enjoy life.
Damages that can be recovered in an auto accident case
Washington law allows personal injury plaintiffs to win compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are the tangible costs associated with the crash, including medical bills and lost income. Noneconomic damages are for other types of harm triggered by the accident, including the pain, emotional anguish and inconvenience you’ve endured.
Contact an effective Washington auto accident lawyer to discuss your options
Located in Downtown Seattle, Mann & Kytle, PLLC represents Washington clients in claims arising from car accidents and other types of vehicle collisions. To make an appointment for a consultation, please call 206-457-2057 or contact us online.