Car accidents can happen almost anywhere.
You could have been hit while tooling down I-82 or pulling out of the parking lot at the local library.
Car accidents can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your car—and cost even more to treat your medical injuries.
If you have been involved in a crash, you need to meet with an attorney from Kapuza Lighty, PLC. The driver who caused the accident will need to pay compensation to cover your losses.
Proving Fault in Car Accidents
To receive compensation, you need to show that another driver is to blame for your accident. Washington is a comparative fault state, which means that the fault of all parties goes into consideration when it comes to determining who pays compensation.
There are many situations where a driver can be at fault for a collision, including:
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Failing to use turn signals
- Neglecting to use mirrors when passing or backing up
- Reckless driving
Of course, as a comparative fault state, Washington also considers your own negligence. We have seen situations where a client was struck but also made some mistake, such as trying to turn without using a turn signal.
However, you can still qualify for compensation even if you are partially to blame for the collision. You will simply see your compensation reduced by your percentage of contributory fault.
Our attorneys can help you gather the information necessary to convince an insurer who is at fault for your crash. We can use eyewitness statements and physical evidence, such as debris or damage on the vehicle, to help your case.
Car Accident Injuries
Even relatively minor injuries can send drivers and their passengers to the hospital. Injuries can run from relatively minor to life-altering, such as:
- Sprains and strains
- Lacerations or abrasions
- Joint injuries
- Nerve damage
- Facial injuries
- Concussions and other brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
You should go to the doctor or hospital as soon as possible. Some injuries can take a day or two before you notice symptoms, so pay close attention to how your body is feeling in the days following a crash.
The Kapuza Lighty, PLLC Difference
Our client-centered approach focuses on the entire well-being of our clients. We can help obtain compensation to pay for the expenses that suddenly fall on you after a crash:
- Medical bills
- Prescription drug costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Mental health counseling
- Lost wages
- Damage to your vehicle or other property
We help our clients document the extent of their economic losses so they receive the full amount of compensation available.
We are also skilled at maximizing the compensation our clients receive for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering and/or emotional distress. These losses are harder to translate into monetary terms, but we can make a compelling case for why you deserve top compensation.
Contact a Sunnyside Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been in an accident, give Kapuza Lighty PLLC a call. We can swing into action and get you the compensation you need. For more information, call or send us an online message.