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Kirkland Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence the law allows you to make a claim for the financial damages you suffer. Your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of use of property, and mental anguish are some of the recoverable damages you may be entitled to. A Kirkland car accident lawyer can help you understand your rights and get the justice you deserve.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by negligence or recklessness, you do not have to carry the financial burden alone. You deserve justice, and Malcolm Law can help you. For more information about how we can help you, contact the passionate legal team at Malcolm Law. We offer a free 30-minute initial consultation. Contact our Kirkland car accident lawyers to get started.

What You Should Do After a Car Accident

When you have been involved in a car accident, whether it is a minor fender-bender or a serious crash, the steps you take after the accident can impact the outcome of your claim. You may also be exposed to legal sanctions if you do not follow the required legal procedures after the crash. The following are some steps to keep in mind to guard the safety of everyone involved and protect your claim:

  • If you are on the road or highway when the accident occurs, and you can safely do so, you should move your car to the side of the road and turn your hazards on
  • Call the police
  • Attend to any person who may be injured in the accident, and call for emergency services
  • Collect pertinent information from the other drivers involved in the crash including contact details, insurance details, vehicle registration, vehicle make and model, and contact details of the registered owners of the vehicles
  • Collect contact information from eyewitnesses
  • Do not make statements about the crash to anyone except the police
  • Take detailed photos of the accident scene
  • File an accident report with your insurance company, and with the police, if there is over $500 in damages
  • See a doctor as soon as possible, even if you have no visible, external injuries
  • Contact an experienced Kirkland personal injury attorney

How Can a Kirkland Car Accident Attorney Help You?

Washington is not a no-fault state, which means that you can only get compensation for your damages if you can prove that the other party caused the accident. The insurance companies will try very hard to avoid or reduce their fault to avoid paying your damages, but an experienced car accident attorney who understands their tactics can protect your interests and get you the best outcome possible. When you work with the car accident attorneys at Malcolm Law, we will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, identify the legally liable parties, gather supporting evidence, file your claim, and vigorously defend your case. We are not afraid to take your case to trial to get you the best outcome possible.

Call an Experienced Kirkland Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by negligence or wrongdoing, time may be running out in your case. You have three years from the date of the accident that caused your injury to make a claim for your damages. Take action today and call the passionate trial lawyers at Malcolm Law at 206-659-9514 to schedule your free 30-minute consultation.