Seattle Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one was injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you’re not alone. The injury attorneys at Bernard Law Group have helped thousands of crash victims get the compensation and justice they deserve.
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Serving Seattle for over 30 years with over half a billion recovered.
Auto accidents can cause irreparable changes to our lives. In many cases, injuries require months or even years of treatment. This can lead to a mountain of debt that becomes a burden too heavy for the victim to carry on his or her own. If you have been injured in a car crash you do not have to go it alone.
When seeking justice and compensation for an accident injury, you need to find the best Seattle auto accident attorneys. Our firm has been proud to serve Seattle for over 30 years and have recovered record breaking settlements for our clients.
Let Seattle’s best accident lawyers help secure the compensation you deserve to get your life in order. We are available to help 24/7 and if we don’t win, you don’t pay.
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Our Car Accident Lawyers are Here for You
At Bernard Law Group, our attorneys are well aware of how far corporations and insurance companies are willing to go to avoid paying a victim in full. Mistreatment of auto accident victims is too common. Victims struggle to heal while fighting to keep their jobs.
Car accident injuries frequently result in lost wages. Regular monthly bills become burdensome, and even impossible, to pay. This hardship causes further stress, pain, and suffering to the victim and his or her family.
Insurance companies, more often than not, will try to downplay the victim’s injuries, pain, and suffering. That’s why people injured in auto accidents should beware of insurance companies and their tactics. Let our car accident attorneys in Seattle handle them!
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Who Will Be Responsible For Paying Your Seattle Car Accident Medical Bills?
Victims of Seattle car accidents may incur substantial medical expenses following their crashes. It is common for victims to face mounting medical bills, which combined with income losses will cause their financial circumstances to deteriorate quickly. Who will be responsible for paying your medical bills when you suffer personal injury in an accident will depend on a series of factors. First, an attorney will help you to identify who’s at fault. If you were at fault, your medical bills are in the hands of your own medical insurance while you will be responsible for paying your deductibles and copays. But if someone else was at fault, his or her insurance company will be responsible for paying your medical expenses out of the bodily injury coverage on the policy.
Oftentimes, however, car accidents are caused by an uninsured motorist. In this case, the victim can submit his or her medical expenses to their own uninsured motorists/uninsured motorists coverage through their policy — as long as the victim has it. In this case, the insurance company will not pay damages for your medical expenses until your claim is resolved. Your car accident attorney in Seattle can talk to your doctors about your claim. Doctors will often agree to wait for payment until the victim’s claim is resolved. If you’re the victim, you can also submit the medical expenses to your own health insurance company. At a later date, your company can then go after the at-fault party’s insurance company for recovery of its expenditures, but only after your claim is resolved.
What Should You Do If Your Car Accident Was Caused By A Defective Auto Part?
Many Seattle car accidents happen because vehicles experience issues due to defective auto parts instead of through the fault of the driver. If this happened to you and you have been injured in a Seattle car accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the automaker or designer of the vehicle and/or defective component according to products liability laws.
Anyone who designs, manufacturers, sells, and distributes vehicles might be found ultimately responsible for bringing defective products to the market. If this is the case and you were using the defective product when you were injured and the injury is due to the defect, they may be liable under a products liability legal theory. In the past, drivers and passengers have been injured in accidents caused by defective airbags, steering systems, tires, brakes, etc.
What Should You Do After A Car Accident?
Nobody wants to be involved in a car accident but if you do, there are simple steps you should take.
Stay at the scene. Give your name, address, vehicle registration number and drivers license information to anyone who was injured or had their property damaged. However, never admit liability or apologize. After an accident, those involved are often disoriented. Only a thorough investigation will be able to help determine who’s at fault.
Call for help. If you’re able and someone is injured, call for medical assistance. Also, do not move an injured person after an accident, unless there is a fire and the person might be in danger.
Obtain witnesses’ information. After an accident, talk to witnesses and write down their names and contact information.
Photograph everything. After an accident, take pictured of your vehicle, other vehicles involved, people involved, injuries, and the area surrounding the crash.
Seek medical attention. Even if your injuries appear minor at the time of the accident, seek the attention of a physician as soon as possible.
Many injuries are not immediately noticeable and may require treatment.
Keep track of all medical treatments. Injuries sustained in car accidents can be serious. When medical treatment is required, make sure to keep all bills and records from your medical visits.
Keep a written record of all doctors, therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and any other medical professional that helped you recover from injuries sustained in a Seattle car accident. Additionally, write down how your injuries have changed your daily life.
Oftentimes, injuries cause victims to struggle with insomnia, difficulty performing regular daily activities, missed work, etc.
What Can I Be Compensated For?
It is not possible to predict with preciseness what kinds of damages a victim is entitled to recover legally following an accident. There are many factors that will play heavily into the compensations you might be able to receive.
Medical Bills, Physical Pain, Lost Earnings, Property Loss & Damage, Emotional Distress, and more… It just depends on your case, because every car accident case is different.
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We have seen thousands of car crash injury cases up close. Thankfully, our expertise has helped over 10,000 accident victims and their families. We’ve recovered over half a billion dollars in compensation for our clients and have a superb 98% success rate.
You need a lawyer in Seattle who is on your side if you are the victim of a car accident or auto-related injury. You need someone who can fight the negligent parties. Bernard Law Group’s experienced auto accident attorneys have what it takes to get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today!
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Bernard Law Group is Seattle’s most trusted personal injury law experts.
In addition to Seattle auto accident claims, we handle semi-truck accidents, animal attacks, prescription drug claims, and other injury cases.
If the negligence of another party caused injury or damage, we can help.
What Do Our Car Accident Lawyers Do For You?
With your case details in hand, our Seattle car accident lawyers will work on arming themselves with the best information available. Before we go to present your case, we will be incredibly prepared. Our team will look at a number of factors to determine what we’re up against.
We’ll examine the guilty parties and their level of liability. We’ll review your injuries and their lasting impact on your life. The insurance coverage policy limits of all parties involved will be determined by our legal experts. No stone is left unturned.
Negotiate & Investigate
That’s just the beginning. After we take your case, we negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf so you can focus on healing.
This can be difficult but we know how to handle them. In addition to handling the insurance companies, we investigate every aspect of the scene of your car accident to ensure that no detail is overlooked.
Our Seattle legal team researches common safety features whose implementation might have stopped your auto accident in the first place. We work with proven trial experts to make your case.
In doing so, we bring in car accident reconstruction specialists and medical personnel who can provide testimony on your behalf. That, and much more, is what we’ll do for you!
The Deal Is In the Details
The first thing to do when filing a case is to make sure that a detailed record has been kept of all expenses that were incurred due to the car wreck. Proof like this goes a long way toward winning the compensation you deserve.
It’s very important for you to keep a record of things such as:
- Pay Stubs
- Repair Bills
- Medical Bills
- Income Tax Returns
- Items Showing Lost Wages
- Any Related Incidental Expenses
Car Accident Settlements and Verdicts
$7.9 MILLION Settlement
Semi-Truck vs. Auto Accident. Defendant driver fell asleep at the wheel and hit Plaintiff.
$4.4 MILLION Settlement
Automobile accident involving a defective seatbelt in a head-on collision causing traumatic injury.
$1.5 MILLION Settlement
Automobile accident caused by a driver who was over-served alcohol.
$1 MILLION Settlement
Automobile accident caused by a drunk driver. Plaintiff sustained severe injuries which required surgery and facial lacerations.
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