Personal Injury | May 16, 2022 by JOSHUA D. ANDERSON

Common Accidents Leading to Injuries in Puyallup, WA

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There is nowhere anyone is safe from becoming a victim of an accident. The Internet is full of video clips of unbelievable accidents which happen in the most unexpected and unpredictable circumstances. Some are minor, requiring little more than first aid to take care of, but others are more serious, requiring emergency care. Some injuries are catastrophic, require long-term care, or are simply deadly.

While the list of common accidents that occur in Puyallup is long, some of the most common accidents that happen in this area are below. For assistance with your specific situation, contact a Puyallup personal injury lawyer near you right away.

ATV accidents

All-terrain vehicles or ATVs are three, four, or six-wheeled buggies popularly used in off-road settings. The popularity of these ATVs has been increasing nationwide because of improved designs and aggressive marketing by manufacturers and distributors. With increased popularity comes an increased number of accidents involving these vehicles. This is particularly the case with new or inexperienced drivers who end up in accidents that could otherwise be avoided. Notwithstanding the safety features of these ATVs, when they get in an accident, injuries follow that could be anywhere from serious to deadly.

Car Accidents

Wherever there are drivers, one can expect an accident to happen at one time or another. Car accidents in Puyallup are no different from those that happen elsewhere, and the common causes are carelessness, recklessness, and other bad behavior by drivers who forget that their primary responsibility when driving is to follow the law and stay safe. When a driver fails to follow the law causing injuries to others or worse, they should be liable.

Slip and Fall Accidents

The law requires that businesses and property owners must keep their premises safe from hazards that may cause accidents to visitors or customers. Unfortunately, however, some owners fail to do so, and the outcome is often slip-and-fall accidents. Some of the common causes of slip and fall accidents include unmarked wet floors, icy surfaces, loose carpeting, trash, or other objects on the floor that trip those walking by. A slip and fall can lead to serious injuries similar to any other accident.

Damages for Personal Injury

If you have been injured in any of these or another accident, it would be in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you seek and obtain compensation for your injuries.

The law provides that if you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you are entitled to what is known as “damages,” which is monetary compensation for losses such as medical costs, lost wages, cost of repair, pain, and suffering.

Consult with a Puyallup Personal Injury Attorney Near You

At Anderson Law | Injury Attorneys we have experienced personal injury lawyers ready to help you to obtain maximum compensation for any injuries suffered in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we´ve served Puyallup and nearby residents for over a decade. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The information contained on this website is intended for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice. Nothing in this website establishes an attorney-client relationship between us. Different facts can dramatically affect a legal opinion. You should consult an attorney for legal advice that pertains to your personal situation.


Joshua D. Anderson

Joshua D. Anderson grew up in Enumclaw, Washington with a close-knit family who instilled in him the values of faith, family, and hard work. Since a young age, Josh knew he wanted to be an attorney so he could advocate for others and always knew his focus would be personal injury. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of San Diego and graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law. While pursuing his degree, Josh served as an extern for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office.


This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partiner, Joshua D. Anderson who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.