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  • Dec 13th, 2023

Car Accident Settlement Process in Washington State

How to Obtain Compensation for Your Accident-Related Injuries

If you are injured in a car accident, one of the first questions you may ask is who will pay for your medical bills and other damages. The settlement process in Washington can be complicated after a car accident, which is why it is strongly recommended that you speak with an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and work to get you the largest recovery possible.

At Ranz Injury Law, PLLC, we provide legal representation for individuals who have been injured in car accidents throughout Tacoma, WA, and the surrounding areas. Our legal team has recovered millions on behalf of our clients. We will work tirelessly for you and your family. Contact our office today at (206) 429-5227 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Obtaining Compensation After a Car Accident

Washington is a tort state, meaning that an injured party may pursue compensation against an at-fault party for their damages. Therefore, if you are injured in a car accident due to another person’s negligence, you can file a claim for damages against the driver that caused you harm. In many cases, this means that you will file a claim against their insurance policy. 

While liability may be straightforward in some cases, it can be disputed. If it is unclear who or what caused the accident and your injuries, there will be an investigation. You will likely be asked to make a statement regarding the accident. It is imperative that you speak to an attorney prior to making any statement or accepting a settlement from the insurance company. What you say can directly impact the compensation you receive in your case. 

Comparative Negligence in a Car Accident

Many people wonder whether they will still be able to obtain compensation if they are partially responsible for the accident. State law allows injured parties to still recover damages even if they are partially to blame for the accident. Your recovery, however, will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of the fault. 

Settlement Timeline

Unfortunately, there are several factors that may impact your settlement timeline. Certain things may make it take longer to receive a payout.

Factors that may impact your settlement timeframe:

  • The severity of your injuries; 
  • If liability is disputed;
  • Whether you are represented by an attorney;
  • The insurance company’s policies;
  • The complexity of the case; and
  • If there were multiple parties involved.

An attorney can help you navigate the claims process. They will help ensure you receive the largest possible recovery in as little time as possible. Even in cases where liability is not disputed, an insurance company may try to delay your settlement or deny your claim altogether. A lawyer will help ensure you get the fair and full settlement you receive.

Contact Our Office to Schedule a Free Consultation

Were you injured in a car accident in Tacoma, WA? Contact our office today at (206) 429-5227 to schedule a free case evaluation. There are never any fees unless we win. Call our office now to speak directly with a member of our legal team. Find out how we can help you get the money you deserve after an accident.

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