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Car Accidents

Whether you see it or not, negligent and dangerous drivers are on the road every day. At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, located in Seattle, Washington, our lawyers aggressively protect the rights of and pursue recovery for car crash victims. Our goal is to make Washington’s roads safer by holding at-fault drivers accountable for causing catastrophic and fatal crashes due to inattentive, impaired, and negligent driving.

Our law firm’s personal injury attorneys have a strong track record helping accident victims obtain full and fair financial recovery for injuries or death caused by someone else’s negligent actions.

Investigating the Claim

Car AccidentsWe conduct thorough investigations to uncover all important facts in a wide range of car crash cases, including but not limited to:

Our investigations often include careful review of witness statements and police reports, tracking down and speaking directly to witnesses, and visiting the scene of the crash. When necessary, we consult accident scene reconstructionists to review wreckage from the scene and piece together factors involved in the collision.

We have experience proving fault, even when liability is initially unclear. If more than one party is at fault for the crash, we diligently pursue compensation from all at-fault parties to ensure that our clients are fully compensated.

In addition, our attorneys take the time to fully understand how your injury, or the loss of a family member, has impacted your life, so that we can properly advise you of the value of your claim. Our legal team will work with your doctors to understand the extent of your medical condition. We may also consult economists and vocational experts to identify how your injuries have affected your ability to make a living. We also speak to your friends and family to find out what changes they have seen in your life as a result of your injuries. Our goal is to help you obtain full financial recovery for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and both past and future medical expenses.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies

If you have been injured in a car crash, dealing with insurance companies and medical appointments can be overwhelming—particularly on top of the mental and emotional stress of being injured. We are committed to helping you get back on your feet without worrying about how you will cover expenses associated with the car crash, so you can focus on healing.

In most car crash claims, the at-fault driver’s insurance company ends up ultimately responsible for paying compensation. Dealing with insurance adjusters directly can be daunting. Without obtaining legal advice, it is difficult for claimants to know how much to settle for. Insurance companies exploit this lack of information, often pushing unrepresented claimants into low-ball settlements that are insufficient to cover many expenses associated with the injuries. Our firm negotiates with insurance companies daily, and we are accustomed to anticipating and responding to these tactics. Through our representation, we provide our clients with the information necessary to make informed decisions about settlement.

Furthermore, if the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy is insufficient to provide full compensation, you may have rights to additional recovery under your own auto insurance policy (under-insured motorist coverage), or under other policies held by the at-fault driver, such as umbrella coverage or home owner’s insurance. Without a lawyer it can be very difficult to understand the coverage available, and how to make claims with the right insurance carriers. Our lawyers know the right questions to ask, and right steps to take to make sure that wherever possible, your recovery is not limited by insufficient insurance coverage. To better understand insurance coverage in the car crash claim context, see our page on The Ins and Outs of Auto Insurance.

Although our office is located in Seattle, we practice all over both Eastern and Western Washington. Call us today for a free consultation at 206.624.8844.

Seattle Injury Lawyer Blog - Car Accidents