Puyallup Car Accident Attorney

Car Accident Attorney Serving Puyallup, WA

Car accidents leave many drivers and their passengers severely injured, with mounting medical bills and ongoing pain. If you suffered injuries in a car crash that someone else caused, you have legal options available to you.

The knowledgeable car accident attorneys at Anderson Law, PLLC can review the circumstances of your car crash with you and explore your legal options for moving forward. We can then help you file a timely personal injury claim or lawsuit that seeks the monetary damages you deserve for your injuries.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced injury attorney in Puyallup, please call us at (253) 387-2138 or contact us online to learn more.

Car Accident Injuries

The injuries the car accident victims suffer typically depend upon various factors, including how their body moves in the vehicle, the type of crash that occurs, and the impact force. Common crashes include rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, T-bone or broadside accidents, and sideswipe collisions.

The force of impact in any of these collisions may cause an accident victim’s body to strike something in their vehicle, like the steering wheel, dashboard, headrest, or window, causing serious injuries. At other times, the impact may force an accident victim’s body from side to side or frontwards and backward in an abrupt manner. Soft tissue neck and back contusions may result.

Other potential injuries in car accidents include traumatic head and brain damage, internal organ injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and death.

As soon as possible after a traffic accident, you should seek medical treatment at your local hospital emergency room. This treatment is important even if you are unsure about the extent of your injuries. In fact, minor injuries often become much worse the longer an individual waits to seek medical intervention.

Our skilled team of injury attorneys in Puyallup can start handling the legal aspects of your claim while you focus your attention on making a full recovery.

Car Accident Causes

Car accidents usually occur when drivers operate their vehicles unreasonably, negligently, and carelessly. Some of the most common causes of traffic crashes include operating a vehicle while intoxicated, distracted and inattentive driving, and failing to follow rules of the road – including posted speed limits and right-of-way laws.

If you suffered injuries in a car accident that resulted from another driver’s negligence, you might be eligible to file a personal injury claim with that driver’s insurance company. A knowledgeable injury attorney in Puyallup can help you file the necessary claim or lawsuit to pursue the monetary compensation you deserve.

Pursuing Monetary Damages

In a car accident claim or lawsuit, the accident victim has the sole legal burden of proof. The at-fault driver, on the other hand, does not need to prove anything in the case.

An accident victim must demonstrate that their crash resulted from someone else’s negligence, that they suffered one or more injuries, and that their injuries directly resulted from the accident. To prove medical causation, an accident victim will usually need to have a qualified medical provider on board in their case.

When car crash victims can prove the legal elements of their claim, they become eligible to recover various damages. Every car accident case is different, so the damages that one accident victim recovers may differ from those another accident victim recovers. The amounts and types of recoverable damages depend upon the nature and extent of the accident victim’s injuries, as well as the cost of their medical treatment. Potential damages include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Mental distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Inconvenience
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Loss of the ability to use a body part
  • Loss of spousal companionship

Our legal team will do everything we can to help you maximize your damages and recover the full amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Contact a Knowledgeable Puyallup Car Accident Attorney Today

At Anderson Law, PLLC, our compassionate legal team understands the serious injuries, medical treatment, pain, and suffering that often accompany a traffic accident. Our team can zealously advocate for you during settlement negotiations – and in court – to help you maximize the compensation you recover for your accident-related injuries.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced injury attorney in Puyallup, please call us at (253) 387-2138 or contact us online to learn more.