Car Accident Litigation
With a rapidly growing population and a limited geographic area surrounded by water, Seattle experiences an extremely high level of traffic congestion. During rush hour, I-5 is packed by commuters traveling in both directions, often leading to traffic jams that cause your trip home to take an hour or more. Unfortunately, these driving conditions make car accidents a common occurrence on Seattle roads. In many instances, these car accidents result in catastrophic injuries which burden the victims with significant medical expenses, an inability to work, untold pain and suffering, and a life that may be forever altered.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you will be up against incredible odds when seeking compensation. Insurance companies often go to great lengths to unfairly reduce or deny your compensation in an attempt to boost profits. It is important to work with an experienced car accident lawyer who can you ensure you are treated fairly and who can help you maximize the value of your claim. The car accident lawyers at The Hornbuckle Firm have decades of experience helping accident victims seek justice. We are prepared to take your case as far as necessary to ensure you are provided the full compensation you are due.
Proving Liability In A Car Accident Case
Establishing liability is one of the most important tasks in car accident lawsuits. The state of Washington uses a pure comparative negligence system when determining liability in car accidents. This means that your damage award will be reduced proportionally based on the percentage of fault attributed to your actions. For example, if it is determined that you are 25% at fault for the car accident, your damage award will be reduced by 25%. Because Washington is a pure comparative negligence state, you may still be entitled to receive some compensation for your damages even if you are 99% at fault.
As a result, demonstrating that the other driver was at fault is crucial to maximizing the value of your claim. Our attorneys will conduct a comprehensive investigation with the assistance of a team of accident reconstruction experts in order to conclusively demonstrate the other driver was at fault.
Causes Of Car Accidents
Common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving or speeding
- Failure to yield right of way
- Intoxicated driving
- Defective roadways
- Vehicle malfunction
Because car accidents can involve a number of factors, determining liability can often be challenging. Insurance companies will use this knowledge to their advantage in order to convince you to accept a settlement offer that does not represent the true value of your claim. Our lawyers will battle the insurance companies every step of the way to make sure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, please call (425) 679-0742 or contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule a free consultation. The firm has litigated cases in Washington, Tennessee, and Texas. We accept cases from all states across the country.
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