Seattle Car Accident Lawyer
Have you been the victim of an auto collision? Call our firm!
A car accident is frightening and can cause serious injuries and even fatalities
in some situations. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident
and sustained injuries, it is crucial that you contact a qualified lawyer
without delay. After such an accident, ordinarily your focus is on recovering
from the injury, or helping your injured loved one. However, it is very
important that the claim for damages is handled correctly by a Seattle
car accident attorney.
Hurt in a car accident?
Call our firm to pursue a claim for damages right away!
Why Work With the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC
It is helpful to you during this time to have the assistance of a high-quality
personal injury attorney to assist with this aspect of the accident. This
will be most effectively accomplished with the help of a professional
legal advocate for auto accidents, such as those found at the Law Office
of J.D. Smith, PLLC.
Our lawyers are
former defense attorneys
years of successful trial experience
Our firm has
more than 20 years of collective legal experience
Former insurance claims adjuster and underwriter
He has a perfect
10.0 Superb score from Avvo
We believe in keeping you informed every step of the way and molding our
skills in order to help meet your needs. Do not hesitate to get the legal
representation you deserve.
Most Common Types of Accidents
Studies have observed that the majority of car accidents take place when
individuals are less than five miles from their place of residence. Therefore,
they often occur suddenly and take place when least expected. Accidents
have many different causes but can typically result from negligence or
reckless behavior. Whatever type of accident you have suffered injuries
from, a Seattle personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you obtain
the just compensation that you deserve. Some of the most common car accident
classifications include those listed below.
If the front side of one vehicle hits the back side of another car, it
is called a rear-end collision. Rear-end collisions can either be minor
fender benders or can result in catastrophic accidents. A variety of circumstances,
including speed and distance, can place the victim at severe risk for
injury. Rear-end collisions are among the most frequent type of car accident.
A head-on collision is among one of the most dangerous types of accidents.
When the fronts of two vehicles collide, face to face, catastrophic damage
can happen. Drunk or reckless drivers who swerve into oncoming traffic
are a frequent cause of head-on collisions. Single car head-on collisions
can occur when the driver hits a stationary object.
A rollover accident takes place when a vehicle flips over and lands on
its side or on the roof. Other types of collisions can lead to vehicle
rollovers, or it can take place when a single vehicle turns too quickly.
An accident that involves one vehicle that collides into the side of another
is classified as a side impact. Also called a T-bone, a side impact collision
can take place when a vehicle runs a stoplight or stop sign and collides
into the side of another vehicle. Single vehicle accidents can be considered
side impact if the driver hits an object from the side.
Other Car Accident Classifications
Whether you have been involved in a single-vehicle accident or a pile-up,
you may be entitled to compensation. Other types of car accidents that
commonly occur throughout Washington, include hit-and-runs, high-speed
accidents, aggressive driving incidents, pedestrian accidents, and
Many car collisions are
caused by drunk drivers who can be held criminally responsible for their actions and the injuries
that are suffered by the victim. Identifying the type of car accident
that took place is important because it can be used for police reports,
insurance company documents and personal injury claims. Making a determination
of the type of accident you have suffered injuries from can also be helpful
to prove negligence.
Over Five Decades of Combined Legal Experience
personal injury cases, each case is very unique. No two circumstances are exactly the
same. You should choose a knowledgeable and creative attorney for legal
representation. Our legal team is not only experienced, with having handled
literally hundreds of personal injury cases with successful case results
but we are compassionate and understanding towards our clients as well.
The Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC is uniquely qualified to understand
how insurance claims work and how to aggressively fight to get the maximum
compensation in your case. You will be treated with the priority and interest
that you deserve in your motor vehicle collision case.