Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, in 2014 a crash occurred in Washington every 5 minutes. With vehicles on Washington roads travelling over 58 billion miles, it is no wonder collisions are so prevalent. What is more, inattention/distracted driving was the most frequent contributing circumstance among all collisions. In King County alone, over 38,000 collisions occurred, while nearly 12,000 collisions occurred in Pierce County.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. There certainly are instances where retaining an attorney may not make sense. For example, in a car accident that involves only minor property damage or where one’s injuries are very slight, retaining counsel may not be the best option. However, as consultations with our personal injury lawyers are free, it would be prudent to determine whether attorney representation may benefit an accident victim. If our attorneys are not confident that retaining counsel will benefit your case, we will tell you.Vehicle repair, medical bills, wage loss, diminishment of value, insurance paperwork and forms are just a few of the challenges that claimants face when injured in a car accident. It can be very stressful and an immense burden to deal with these issues while also coping with the painful effects of an injury that an accident victim did not cause. Having a lawyer to guide you through these challenges will allow you to focus on the overarching goal of accident victims; a full and healthy recovery.

It is common for insurance companies to make settlement offers to accident victims before the full nature and extent of their injury is known. What most accident victims don’t realize is that injuries caused by a car accident can be permanent and progressive. Moreover, if you settle your case you are prohibited from re-opening the claim again, even if your injury worsens or you require more medical care to treat your injuries.

As most car accidents victims have little knowledge regarding insurance claims, case value and case presentation, there is an imbalance of knowledge and power when insurance companies deal with unrepresented accident victims. Having a lawyer on your side to present the full and fair value of the claim helps to ensure the accident victim receives fair compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering.

How do I choose a car accident attorney?

Meeting your attorney is extremely important before deciding whether to pursue representation. An attorney client relationship involves trust, an open line of communication, and a strong understanding and belief that the attorney you have retained will be acting in your best interests to do the very best they can for you.

At Anderson Law, PLLC, we have been blessed to work on behalf of countless accident victims in Washington State and to help them achieve full and fair resolution of their injury claims. We place one goal ahead of all others; work diligently to ensure we have a happy client. If you have questions about an accident you or a family member were involved in, please contact us toll free at 1-855-754-7282 or (253) 862-1811. We are located in Bonney Lake and serve the greater Puyallup and Auburn, WA area.

Looking for an Auburn personal injury lawyer? Here is why you should consider Anderson Law, in Bonney Lake

Looking for an Auburn personal injury lawyer? Here is why you should consider Anderson Law, in Bonney Lake

Over the course of my career, I have been fortunate enough to represent numerous clients who call Auburn home.  I have also represented a number of clients who have been involved in auto collisions in Auburn.  Retaining an attorney close to home is important.  Having a convenient location is beneficial because following a collision, clients will have a number of things competing for their time and attention, to include: medical care, dealing with insurance companies, the repair or total loss of your vehicle.  Having to drive long distances to meet an attorney can be a burden and inconvenience.  Although our office is only 15 minutes away from Auburn, we understand that those involved in a collision and dealing with injuries may not have 15 minutes to spare.  This is why we offer to come to you.  We are happy to meet at a closer and more convenient location.

When retaining an attorney it is imperative the attorney is familiar with the laws of the jurisdiction the claim arises from.  This means the attorney should be familiar with the laws of the county where the collision occurred. Anderson Law, PLLC has successfully represented the interests of many injured clients from or injured in Auburn, Washington.  Our law office continues to provide the service our clients have come to expect.  This means we emphasize and pride ourselves on our accessibility and communication with our clients.  Moreover, we deliver results.  So when considering an Auburn personal injury lawyer, consider Anderson Law, PLLC in Bonney Lake.

Enumclaw Car Accidents

Enumclaw Car Accidents More Serious Due to Increased Speed

Enumclaw is rural town in King County, Washington with a population of approximately 11,000. Highway 410 is a state route and highway that bisects the city. Most of Enumclaw, including the downtown area is north of 410. However, 410 is an integral artery of travel for most residents of Enumclaw. From Enumclaw, Highway 410 takes skiers and snowboarders to Crystal Mountain.

Beyond Crystal Mountain, Highway 410 leads to Chinook Pass and ultimately Eastern Washington. Travelling westbound from Enumclaw, Highway 410 passes over the White River to Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, and ultimately leads to Highway 167. The busiest part of Highway 410 is along the Sumner Valley, which in 2008 recorded a daily average of 59,000 motorists.

Due to the increased speed limit on Highway 410 in Enumclaw, collisions that occur on Highway 410 tend to be more serious than those that occur on other city or rural roads in Enumclaw. In fact, many of the clients I have represented have been involved in serious accidents in Enumclaw. Most of those clients found it important to contact an Enumclaw accident lawyer. For those clients, it was important to contact an attorney with small town values and small town roots, yet who could stand up and fight for them in the courtrooms of the big cities.

I am from Enumclaw, born and raised. I graduated from Enumclaw High School. I know the area well and have experienced the hard-working nature of Enumclaw residents and the strong sense of community. If you were injured in a collision in Enumclaw, you should consult with an attorney who is familiar with the town, and the jurisdiction your claim will be in. Before entering into an attorney client relationship, you should be able to shake your attorney’s hand, look him in the eye, and have confidence that he will do his best for you. Most importantly, you should consult an attorney who has a track record of successfully representing injured plaintiffs. We have been successfully representing clients from Enumclaw for nearly 6 years.

If you have suffered an injury in Enumclaw, protect your rights. I offer free consultations to clients in a variety of practice areas: car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents, boating accident, and wrongful death. Contact me at (253) 862-1811 or toll free at 1-855-754-7282.

Personal Injury Attorney in Bonney Lake

Personal Injury Attorney in Bonney Lake

I have owned and operated my law practice in Bonney Lake for over 5 years.  I have worked in plaintiff’s personal injury law offices for over 10 years.  I live in Bonney Lake and many of the clients I serve are from or have been injured there.    Many of my clients were involved in collisions on Highway 410, which runs directly through the Bonney Lake area.  I have been a member of the Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce since opening my Bonney Lake Personal Injury Law practice.

Currently, the city of Bonney Lake lacks a downtown in the traditional sense, as most everything is located right on Highway 410.  However, I am encouraged by the city plan that envisions creating a more traditional downtown area in Bonney Lake.  The area is anticipated to include a City Hall, various city buildings mixed with retail and business properties.  The designated area abuts the current Bonney Lake Justice Center.  I believe this would be a wonderful addition to our growing city.  It would keep Bonney Lake modern and contemporary while adding the charm of a traditional downtown area.

If you have questions, or have sustained injury in a Bonney Lake accident, protect your rights.  I offer free consultations to clients in a variety of practice areas: car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents, boating accident, and wrongful death.  Contact me at (253) 862-1811 or toll free at 1-855-754-7282.

My personal injury practice is a local business in Bonney Lake, just off Highway 410.  For a free consultation about your personal injury case, call or stop by today.