Auto Accidents

columnsAn auto accident is a traumatic experience. Nobody ever wants to be in a car accident. However, several accidents happen every day in the Seattle area.

In many auto accidents, someone gets injured. The most important thing for any injured person is to seek medical attention as quickly as possible.

If you are involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, medical expenses, loss of earnings, and property damages.

Washington law mandates a certain minimum automobile liability insurance coverage for all automobiles registered in the state. Depending on the terms of the individual policy, liability insurance typically covers the cost of property damages. Liability insurance also pays medical bills and lost wages as a result of injuries from an accident.

Automobile accidents require the guidance of an experienced Washington attorney. Without an attorney, you run the risk of being taken advantage of by the insurance company. An attorney will make sure that you are fully compensated for your damages.

John Rothschild has been practicing injury law in Seattle for more than 30¬†years. Mr. Rothschild’s detailed understanding of Washington’s automobile, insurance, and liability laws enable him to ensure his clients receive maximum damages. There are many different sources of recovery available to car accident victims. There are also various theories of liability that enable clients to collect from parties who cause them harm.

Every individual operating a motor vehicle within Washington state has a duty to exercise reasonable care in driving their car. If someone fails to use reasonable care and causes an accident, Washington law holds this person negligent for their driving. They are then liable for any damage resulting from their negligence.

A skilled attorney can maximize the value of your claim. An attorney knows how to unlock the potential value of your claim by presenting your damages and solidifying the liability aspects. Most claims are settled out of court. For smaller cases in the Seattle area, there is a court process called arbitration. Many cases end up in arbitration. This is a very simple process and much less traumatic for clients. John Rothschild has had excellent success in negotiating these kinds of settlements.

 

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