Car Accidents

Seattle Car Accident Lawyers

Seattle Auto Accident Litigation

The attorneys at the Bernard Law Group have represented auto accident victims for more than 30 years. These cases include instances of injury, financial and personal loss and future damages arising from the negligence of another party.

Determining negligence requires in-depth understanding of the law. Motorcycle, car and truck accidents, product liability, medical malpractice premises liability, personal injury and nursing home abuse are all common examples of negligence.

Accidents in Washington affect the lives of victims and their families in a myriad of ways. Last year more than 34,000 U.S. residents died in motor vehicle collisions. Millions were injured. If you are hurt in an auto accident, first make sure that you get immediate care for your physical and emotional needs.

In addition to causing immediate pain and suffering, auto accidents can cause loss of income in the short and long term, especially if the victim’s physical abilities are permanently affected. Contact an attorney who specializes in auto accidents as soon as you are able to do so to understand the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.

Remember that once you accept a financial settlement from an insurance agency, you may not be able to collect further damages even if more issues arise in the future directly related to the accident. There are also time limits that apply to filing your claim. (Our car accident FAQ page contains more information to help you understand the full scope of your situation.)

Determining legal responsibility is important in personal injury claims. A qualified attorney will help to establish liability, as well as evaluate and gather evidence to prove damage. This involves an assessment of the sources available in the collection process, including insurance or individual assets, and the actual collection of the damages at the conclusion of the claim.

Numerous factors can help to establish liability ranging from unsafe roadway conditions, inadequate warnings, poor design, and outright driver error. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the importance of preserving evidence. If they do file a claim before the time limits have expired, lack of evidence then makes their case more difficult, or even impossible, to prove.

The time limits the amount of time you have to file a car accident injury lawsuit so call us today at 1-800-418-8282