Seattle Law Firm For Motor Vehicle Accidents

Seattle personal injury lawyer handles car accidents, motorcycle and bike accidents

Car and Motorcycle Crashes
Boating Accidents

Car and Motorcycle Crashes

Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents are far too common in Washington these days. Significant, often permanent, injuries can result from these crashes, including brain and spinal cord injuries, and even death.

Key Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics:

  • The US Department of Transportation found that in 2007, 41,059 people died in motor vehicle crashes throughout the US and an additional 2,491,000 people were injured.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people of every age between three and 34 except for seven-year olds, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
  • A motor vehicle death occurs on average every 13 minutes and an injury every 13 seconds. About 112 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes in 2007.
  • For Washington State, 274 fatal collisions were reported in 2005, resulting in 316 fatalities – almost one per day.
  • Fatalities in 2008 were at the lowest level since 1961, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (NHTSA).
  • The NHTSA projects a significant decline of 9.1 percent in the number of Americans killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2008, compared with 2007, from 41,059 to 37,313.

Car and motorcycle crashes often result in serious injuries and involve complex legal issues. Retaining a skilled, knowledgeable Seattle car accident lawyer can be the key to obtaining proper compensation for the far-reaching results of an accident: medical bills, lost wages during your recovery, car repairs and other expenses. On top of that, dealing with insurance claim disputes which are likely to arise could add even more complexity.

Things you can do to help your car or motorcycle accident claim

  • Take photographs of the accident scene, your vehicle, other vehicles and your injuries
  • Immediately seek medical treatment
  • Take down names and contact numbers of witnesses
  • Get copies of your medical records
  • Take notes on how your injuries hinder your ability to perform daily activities
  • Keep all bills relating to the accident and injuries and document all out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., travel to and from doctor appointments)
  • Keep your documentation in a safe location and make copies for your injury lawyer

Seattle car accident lawyer Pino Certa has the experience necessary to evaluate and successfully pursue every aspect of your motor vehicle accident case. Contact Certa Law Group at 855.838.2500 for a free evaluation of your car accident or motorcycle accident case.

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Boating Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard reported these as the most common causes of boating accidents due to poor operator control:

  • Careless/reckless operation
  • Operator inattention
  • Excessive speed
  • Operator inexperience
  • Alcohol use
  • No proper lookout
  • Rules of the road infraction

Other frequent causes of boating accidents include collisions with other crafts, collisions with piers and docks, passengers falling overboard, skiing accidents and capsizing.

Actions to Take to Help Your Boating Accident Claim:

  • Take photographs of the accident scene
  • Take photographs of the boat damage
  • Take photographs of your and other passengers’ injuries
  • Immediately seek medical attention
  • Get copies of your medical records and receipts
  • Keep receipts of repair work done on your boat
  • Take notes regarding how your injuries hinder your ability to perform daily activities
  • Take down names and contact numbers of witnesses
  • Note bills relating to the accident and injuries
  • Keep your documentation in a safe location and make copies for your injury lawyer

Seattle personal injury lawyer Pino Certa is a skilled litigator for boating related accidents. Contact Certa Law Group today for a free evaluation of your case at 855.838.2500.

Our law firm is conveniently located in Seattle, in the Columbia Center and near City Hall. We have assisted clients from Seattle, Tacoma, Kent, and Everett and throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties achieve successful outcomes to their personal injury cases.

Certa Law Group is experienced in handling personal injury cases including, but not limited to, car and motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, dog bites, elder abuse and insurance claim disputes.

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