Car Accident Lawyers in Seattle, Washington
Seattle car accidents happens very quickly and can upend your life on many levels. Often, this upending was not your fault. When you are injured by another’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation and to be made whole for your car accident damages. At Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher our car accident lawyers will persist and persevere to get you the financial recovery you need to move on with your life. Car accidents are traumatic. Our law firm will lead and guide you through the course of your injury and car accident claim.
Car Accident Injuries:
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident in Seattle, North Seattle or West Seattle it is important to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for your losses. From past and future medical expenses to chronic emotional and personal trauma, to your pain and suffering, these accident losses could affect your life for years or be permanent. If you allow the car insurance companies to control your rights, you will bear the financial and emotional burden of someone else’s wrongdoing. Our law firm will not allow this to happen to you.
Why You Should Consult A Lawyer Specializing In Car Accidents:
We have understanding with essentially every type of car accident, from rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, T-Bone, hit in the crosswalk, trucks, motorcycles, bikes, and uninsured motorists. We also know the details of Washington State Laws and Seattle specific issues relating to car accidents.
Car Accidents: Uninsured Motorist & Under-Insured Motorist
Our lawyers are experienced in obtaining our clients compensation even when the driver that hit you does not have car accident insurance or is underinsured to cover compensating you for your injury claim. If the other at-fault car driver does not have insurance, you may end up filing a claim under the uninsured motorist provision of your own car insurance policy. When it is determined that the driver that hit you is uninsured you should make a claim with your own insurance company under your underinsured motorist policy benefit.
Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher Lawyers Can Help You With Your Car Accident Claim
The insurance company for the person that hit your car is not your friend. They imply compassion in order to settle your car accident case early for a low-ball amount. They prey on the injured party early in the first few weeks or months when you have not healed and are the most vulnerable.
We will help you get clarity in deciding whether you need a car accident lawyer. In most cases, you will want to have a car accident lawyer to get the best settlement possible. We can stop the insurance company from constantly contacting you while you try to heal. Often injuries develop or take longer to heal then you first think. It is not until you have healed fully that you can know about the full nature and extent of your car accident injuries, including if you have any permanent damage. Often, you are not aware of the areas of compensation you are entitled to when you are injured by the car accident and negligence of others. You are entitled to compensation for both your financial losses such as medical expenses and lost income, and your pain and suffering, any permanent injury, scarring and disfigurement, loss of support and companionship, and other non-financial losses as well.
Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher is very familiar with tactics and schemes car insurance companies will attempt to use to settle your car accident case for the lowest amount possible. We know just how much is at stake and are ready to fight aggressively to help you recover the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
Also, when you hire our firm, you will not have to pay lawyers’ fees if we do not win you a successful car accident recovery.
There is no need to settle an injury case right after a car accident. We will fight the insurance company for you!
Damages Our Lawyers May Pursue In A Car Accident Claim
Car accident damages may be economic, which have a calculable financial value attached, and noneconomic, which punish the at-fault car driver for gross negligence. Noneconomic, or punitive, damages may be available when drunk driving or texting caused the crash. Depending upon the circumstances of your car accident case, we may pursue such damages as:
- Lost wages
- Reduction in future earnings
- Medical bills
- Future medical care
- Scars and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
Proving Personal Injury Damages for Your Car Accident
Whether negotiating a settlement with your car insurance company or suing an at-fault driver, you must prove your personal injuries and the resulting damages. Our firm guides you through the process of obtaining evidence to support your claim, including:
- Medical records and Medical Charges. Your doctor’s observations, diagnosis and prognoses are key in supporting your personal injury claim. You should seek medical treatment as soon as practicable after a car accident or pedestrian accident to protect your health and to preserve important evidence to support your claim.
- Car mechanic repair quotes. Experience has shown that how badly your car was damaged bolsters the claim for injuries to the occupants.
- Car accident police reports. Law enforcement provides an objective assessment of the car accident. They are a neutral professional that makes a record of the accident.
- Pictures of the accident scene and damaged cars. Taking pictures of the vehicles and other aspects of the accident scene will help prove the other driver’s fault.