If you were involved in a car accident in Vancouver, Washington, then we can help you recover financial compensation. Whether you were injured or just sustained damage to your property, you may have accumulated costs that are squeezing your budget. These may be costs that someone else is obligated to pay, and we want to help you find out if that’s the case.
Whether you want to seek legal action against a reckless driver who rear-ended your vehicle or file a claim with their insurer, Van Law wants to represent you.
Potential Causes of Car Accidents
The first potential cause of your accident we will investigate is driver error. Your accident may have resulted due to a distracted driver, for example.
It may also have been caused by someone who was driving under the influence, speeding, or breaking other traffic laws. In all of these cases, the other driver would likely be liable for the accident. Even if they weren’t outright breaking a law, they may still be responsible.
Other parties may also be liable, such as:
- The negligent driver’s employer
- A local government agency that oversees the road
- A third party, like an auto parts manufacturer
What Should You Do After a Car Accident in Vancouver?
First and foremost, make sure that you’re safe. And then, if you’re able, take pictures of the damage to your car and the surrounding area. This may help us be able to recreate the accident in court and also show damage to the vehicle.
See a doctor even if you don’t think you are injured. There are injuries that may not be visible or painful immediately after an accident. A doctor’s diagnosis immediately following the accident may help us prove that the accident caused the injury.
It will also give us an idea of how much to pursue based on the medical costs required for that injury.
Our Vancouver Car Accident Attorneys Fight For Fair Compensation
We’re proud of the fact that we’ve been able to recover over 500 million dollars for our clients. We know that the cost of a car accident can be more than just the number on a medical bill.
A lot of times, there is a physical and mental toll that victims of car accidents pay, and that is why we work so hard trying to recover as much compensation for them as we can.
That is why our clients continue to leave us reviews such as these:
- “Involved in a car accident in early November last year. Came to Van Law Firm shortly after. KRYSTA LUNA has been of the utt most professional represenitive for this firm. She has always been very friendly and always let me know what is going on in my case,” said Dorinda Coronado.
Sandy Van is Highly Reviewed
The firm’s founder, Sandy Van, has a long list of accomplishments and accolades. She’s a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers, among others.
Our Services Are Paid For On Contingency
This means that for personal injury cases, we won’t charge you for our services unless we win your case. We understand that for many people who have been injured in a car accident, the decision to pursue legal action can be a difficult one.
People may be unsure of how they’re going to pay their medical bills, and they don’t want to take on any new expenses. With our firm, you don’t have to take on additional financial risks.
Statutes of Limitations Apply to Vancouver Car Accident Lawsuits
Statutes of limitations are very important to know because they are the deadline at which you can no longer file a lawsuit. The timer starts once the accident happens, and the deadline depends on what kind of case you’re filing.
Some likely cases relating to a car accident are personal injury and wrongful death. In Washington, these statutes are three years and two years, respectively, according to RCW § 4.16.080 and Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.080.
You may also be interested in filing a suit against your insurance company if you feel they haven’t been paying you what your policy would entail. These statutes of limitations for such cases may vary depending on the details, but after our consultation, we will have a better idea of the details of your case.
Let Our Vancouver Car Accident Attorneys Explore Your Options
It’s natural for people in these situations to look for any reason not to take legal action. They may be concerned that they won’t be able to afford a lawyer, concerned that their case isn’t winnable, or maybe they just want to put the whole ordeal behind them.
While many of these concerns are legitimate, we believe that everyone owes it to themselves to explore all their options. If there’s a chance you can recover financial compensation that will make your life easier and help you recover from your accident, then we want to make sure you know about it.
Learn More About Our Car Accident Team Serving Vancouver During a Free Consultation
We offer a free consultation for potential clients so that you have the opportunity to discuss your accident and legal options. We will listen to the details of your case and give you an honest assessment of the best path forward, whether that involves a lawsuit or not.
Call us today to learn more about how our personal injury lawyers can help.
Let us help you!