Russell & Hill, PLLC

Getting into a vehicle accident is one of the scariest things a person can go through. Yes, most of us will experience an accident at some point in our lives, but that does not mean we think about them constantly. When they do occur, you need to know where to turn.

If someone else’s negligence has caused you to become injured and you need a Renton car accident attorney, let Russell & Hill, PLLC take a look at your case. Their team will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.

The Stark Reality

When it comes to vehicle accidents in Washington, we want to give you the numbers from the latest reporting year. Out of the 117,053 total vehicle collisions, there were:

  • 49,505 total injuries
  • 551 total fatalities

While most vehicle accidents result in only property damage or minor injuries, we want you to know that even minor injuries can lead to major medical bills. For more severe injuries, ones that require extensive medical care and rehabilitation, the costs can become tremendous.

Will your insurance cover all of these expenses?

What many people often forget about are the hidden costs associated with vehicle accident injuries that are not often factored into insurance settlement calculations. These can include:

  • Lost income if the victim cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional and psychological trauma

The Causes

If we go to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s report for the latest year, we can quickly pinpoint the main causes of vehicle accidents:

  1. Inattention/Driver Distractions – this can include those who are busy sending texts or watching videos on their phones. It can also be other distractions: people in a vehicle, eating, etc.
  2. Excessive Speed – those who make the choice to drive over the speed limit are making the choice to be reckless. High-speed collisions are deadly.
  3. Failure to Yield Right-of-Way – whether drivers are distracted or in a hurry, failing to yield is a common cause of dangerous T-bone accidents.
  4. Following too Closely – this can lead to rear-end accidents and major whiplash injuries.
  5. Under the Influence of Alcohol – drunk driving is irresponsible and deadly. Impaired drivers are the main cause of fatal accidents in the state each year.

Moving Forward From Here

You do not have to deal with the aftermath of a crash alone. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the careless or reckless behavior of another driver, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, you can count on a team being dedicated to making sure you get all the compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses. This includes your medical bills as well as other hidden costs of accidents like loss of income.

When you need a Renton car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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