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The Law Offices of Clayton R. Dickinson

We seek to reach a favorable outcome for our clients, whether that is through skillful negotiations and mediation, or through trial. We want you to know that while we take an aggressive approach in the courtroom, we are compassionate when working directly with clients.

Car Accidents

I Was in a Car Accident in Washington That Was Not My Fault

In 2012, 2,362,000 people suffered injuries or fatalities in traffic accidents across the United States (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Car accident injuries range from mild cuts and bumps to those that are catastrophic or fatal.

Innocent people are hurt every day because of drunken, distracted, or negligent drivers. People cause accidents by texting behind the wheel, drinking and driving, or driving recklessly. If this happened to you, you deserve compensation. A Washington car accident attorney can take over the day-to-day paperwork and phone calls involved in your case — while you focus on your healing.

Types of Damages in a Car Accident Case

After a car accident due to someone else's recklessness, your lawyers will fight for the following compensation for you:

  • Medical bills. Keep track of all your bills and treatment, including physical therapy and rehab.
  • Property damage. Damage to your car is expensive. Get estimates from both your insurance company and your dealer/mechanic of the extent of your losses.
  • Lost wages. You can't work if you're seriously injured, and if you can't work, you can't get paid. This isn't your fault.
  • Pain and suffering. After the physical pain goes away, the emotional pain can last. It's hard to put a price on this, but the courts know how to do it.

Working with a law firm after a car accident is also wise, as insurance companies from the other party employ tactics to get you to settle for a lowball payout immediately. This nullifies your chances of ever bringing a lawsuit, even if serious injuries crop up later.

If you're in an accident that was not your fault, contact a Tacoma car accident attorney and get the compensation you deserve.