Car Accident Attorney
Being in a car accident can be overwhelming. David Ranz, a top car accident lawyer based in Federal Way, is ready to help you protect your rights, manage your case, and negotiate your settlement, so you can focus on your recovery and putting your life back together.
Car, truck, and SUV accidents happen day and night in clear weather and in rainy, stormy, and snowy weather. Car accidents occur in heavy traffic and light traffic. Road hazards can contribute to accidents – potholes, loose gravel, bumps, debris, standing water, black ice, and snow. Drivers and passengers involved in the accident may be injured. Some injuries may be evident at the accident scene, and some injuries, such as those from low-impact rear-end crashes, may take days to surface. Property damage to vehicle contents is typical – phones, tablets, laptops, ski racks, bike racks, and other possessions in and attached to your vehicle may be damaged or ruined. Whether someone or something hits your vehicle or your vehicle crashes into something or someone, it is helpful to contact an attorney for legal advice and to protect your rights.
What To Do If You Have Been in a Car Accident
1. Get Medical Treatment Immediately
Your health is a top priority. Go to an emergency room, urgent care, your chiropractor, or your doctor. Prompt treatment is vital to your recovery and establishes a medical record for your case.
2. Talk with an Attorney
Get legal advice and protect your rights.
Call for text attorney David Ranz at 206-429-5227 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
What Happens Next with Ranz Law At Your Side
As your car accident attorney, we work step-by-step to make the process easier.
1. Ranz Law Steps In as Your Advocate
After a car accident, your phone may blow up with calls. We stop that immediately by becoming your contact with your car insurance company, the other party’s insurance company, your health insurance company, medical providers, your autobody shop, your auto repair shop, and other companies involved in your case.
2. Focus on Your Recovery
You can focus on getting better. When you have questions, you can count on prompt answers and honest advice so you know what to expect. Call, text, or email us anytime. Let us know what you need; we are here for you.
3. Collect Evidence for Your Car Accident Case
It is vital to collect your car wreck evidence promptly.
Evidence for your car crash will probably include:
- Photos from your auto accident scene
- Injury or vehicle photos
- Contact information for the other driver and witnesses
- Police reports
- 911 calls – audio and transcripts
- Property in your vehicle that was damaged or destroyed in your car wreck
- Medical reports from your health care team throughout your recovery
- And more
4. Manage Your Case
As you recover, car wreck attorney David Ranz and his team will review the evidence, communicate with your insurance company and the at-fault’s insurance company, stay up-to-date with your recovery, answer your questions, and advise you along the way.
5. Negotiate v. Litigate?
Every car crash case is unique. We carefully and methodically evaluate the facts of your auto accident case to determine the value, then discuss our findings with you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have been in a car accident, you probably have many questions. Here are answers to a few. Have more questions? Contact us for a free case evaluation.
Q. Why Should I Hire a Lawyer Instead of Dealing Directly with My Insurance Company?
A. Your insurance company’s adjusters are trained to settle your car accident case for as little money as possible. They downplay what your recovery will cost and count on your inexperience to get you to settle quickly and for less than you will likely need to fully recover: your health, expenses related to your car accident (including medical bills, car repairs, replacing items in your car that were damaged in your accident, etc.), compensation for lost wages, and more. Car accident attorney David Ranz is specially trained and has extensive experience representing car accident victims. We know what is fair and will help you to get a fair settlement.
Q. What is My Case Worth?
A. A great car accident attorney can maximize your settlement or award by thoroughly investigating your case and effectively negotiating on your behalf. Because every car accident and person is unique, calculating a fair settlement amount requires consideration of many factors. It requires collection and presentation of ALL a person’s damages, the ability to tell YOUR story, skillful negotiation, and possible litigation to get justice and a fair outcome. People who represent themselves in their car accident settlement with insurance companies are at a significant disadvantage. Car accident attorney David Ranz has helped hundreds of clients receive a fair settlement for their car accidents.
Q. Is It Too Late to Call David Ranz if the Insurance Company Offered Me a Settlement Amount?
A. If you have not accepted the settlement and/or signed settlement paperwork, call or text David Ranz and have your case reviewed. Being in a car accident can turn your life upside down. Most of our clients came to us because they were further hurt when the insurance company made its settlement offer. Often, the offer does not cover the medical bills, lost wages, and bills racked up because of the reckless negligence of the at-fault driver. Most people in a car accident want to get on with their lives but cannot accept such an insulting offer and be out of pocket.
In 2019, there were 111,664 car accidents in Washington state – an average of one car accident every four minutes and forty-two seconds. If your car was hit in an accident, call or text Ranz Law, PLLC at (206) 429-5227 to talk with an experienced car accident attorney to get the compensation you deserve to pay your medical expenses, repair or replace your car, and put your life back together.
Conveniently Located Car Accident Attorney Office
Our office is conveniently located in Federal Way though we typically meet clients near their home, work, or medical appointments. Our service area ranges from Tukwila and Burien in South King County to Tacoma and Puyallup in North Pierce County. Let us know what meeting place is convenient for you.