If you have been involved in a car crash, even a minor injury can cause you losses for which you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you have been injured in a car accident call the Longview car accident attorneys at NW Injury Law Center for more information about your rights and legal options.

  • NW Injury Law Center has been helping injury victims in the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years.
  • Our personal injury lawyers have a track record of recovering six and seven-figure awards and settlements for victims injured in car crashes.
  • Our experienced personal injury attorneys care about every individual client and we fight hard to ensure we get the best outcome possible in their circumstances.

When you are in a vulnerable state after your car crash, it is easy to be taken advantage of. At NW Injury Law Center, we fight to protect your legal interests while you focus on your recovery. We offer free consultations to review your case and determine the most favorable legal options in your case. You do not have to give up your right to compensation because you cannot afford legal fees, because at NW Injury Law Center, you pay nothing unless we win.

What You Should Know Before You are in a Car Accident

What you say or do in the aftermath of a car crash may impact the outcome of any car accident claims you may have. It is very important to understand what you are legally required to do after a car crash, and what you must refrain from doing to protect your claim. The following are a few things you should keep in mind if you are in a car accident:

  • If you have been involved in a car crash while driving, you should turn on your hazard lights, safely pull over to the side of the road, and turn off your car engine.
  • Check if you are or anyone else in the vehicle is injured and take standard first aid measures if you are knowledgeable in first aid.
  • Call 911 to report the accident and report any injuries.
  • Collect names and contact information from everyone involved in the accident, including possible eye witnesses.
  • For the cars involved in the accident, be sure that you have their license plate numbers and a description of the car. For the drivers you need their license numbers and car insurance details. If the driver is not the registered owner of the car, you need the name and contact details of the registered owner.
  • Seek medical attention. Even if there are no apparent injuries, you should seek medical attention because you may have suffered internal injuries, which are not immediately apparent.
  • File an accident report to your insurance company as soon as possible.

Washington state is an at-fault car accident state, so it is crucial that you do not discuss the accident with anyone except the police. You do not want to admit fault or make accusations, which may be used against you later.

How Can a Longview Car Accident Attorney Help You?

Statistics from the Washington State Department of Transportation show that in 2021 there were 103,292 crashes throughout the state. There were 596 fatalities, and 2,507 suspected serious injuries. Over a quarter of the reported crashes resulted in either “suspected minor injury” or “minor injury”.  To get compensation for your injury, you must prove that the other parties were at fault for the accident and the resulting damages you suffered. An experienced Longview car accident attorney like the team at NW Injury Law Center has the resources to thoroughly investigate your case and develop a legal strategy to secure your interests. Washington state’s motor vehicle accident laws are complex, but with an experienced attorney by your side, you do not have to worry about taking any missteps in your legal action. Even if you were partly at fault for the accident, you may still be entitled to financial compensation and we will fight to ensure you get fair compensation for your injuries.

Call NW Injury Law Center Today

NW Injury Law Center can help you recover compensation for your damages including medical bills, lost wages, and non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. We offer free consultations and take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay no fees unless we win. Call us today at 360-695-1624 to schedule your free consultation.