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A car accident, especially one that leaves behind serious injuries, can have a traumatic impact on the lives of everyone involved. Accident victims are often confused about the medical and legal ramifications that the accident causes, and they’re forced to juggle multiple appointments to doctors, specialists and others, all at the while medical bills continue to stack up. Many accident victims are left unable to work and face lack of cooperation from insurance companies when it comes time to cover their expenses. If you have been injured in a car accident, then you need to contact Russell and Hill and our Kirkland car accident attorney right away to discuss your legal options and begin the claims process—your first steps on the road to moving on with your life.

Car Accident Liability

Establishing responsibility in a car accident can be a complex process. Most oftentimes, this is established by police responding to the accident scene. Officers weight the case’s facts based on what involved drivers tell them, what witnesses have to say, and evidence that they obtain at the scene. In particularly serious accidents, police may call in an accident recreationist to recreate what happened during the accident. However, liability is sometimes not so obvious, and police don’t always get it right. In fact, some accidents may not be caused by either driver, such as when debris on the road ends up causing vehicles to lose contact with the road and collide with each other or other objects.

Car Accident Causes

Your accident is unique, but the cause of it may not be. Some typical reasons that people wreck include:

  • Bad weather
  • Driving impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Errors by drivers
  • Inattention by drivers
  • Poor roadway conditions
  • Reacting to road rage
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Texting while driving

Car Accident Damages

Drivers who are injured in motor vehicle accidents may be able to work with their insurance companies to get their expenses covered. This is usually only the case in minor accidents and fender benders. When serious injuries are involved, the help of a compassionate and aggressive attorney is important when you’re dealing with big insurance companies who have top-notch legal representation on their side. Your attorney will likely ask for compensation for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future costs of medical care
  • Future lost income
  • Pain and suffering

Families who lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident may want to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. This type of claim seeks to replace the financial loss incurred by the family due to the family member’s premature death. Wrongful death claims may also award damages for emotional loss, loss of consortium and other losses.

It is important for you to contact Russell and Hill right away following your car accident. Our Kirkland car accident attorney is standing by to help you fight for your rights to recover compensation and get the benefits to which you are entitled to under the law. Reach out for your free, no-obligation case review now.

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