There are more than 2.9 million registered motor vehicles in the Washington State. With so many drivers sharing the roads, it’s easy to see why car accidents in the state have increased over the years. In 2017 alone, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported a total of 120,993 car accidents.
A total of 34,311 were for possible or suspected injury collisions, while 1,932 were for serious injury collisions. Sadly, some 525 of these resulted in fatalities. Driver distraction is among the leading causes – then and now – of road-related incidents.
But this isn’t the only type of negligent driving that results in such preventable accidents. And as someone who has fallen victim to driving negligence, it’s your right to receive compensation.
Before the Lynnwood court awards you that much-deserved compensation, you must first process a claim. And a car accident claim is no easy feat. The state’s negligence laws require you to prove the fault of the other party, and this can be difficult.
This is why The Feldman & Lee Law Firm advises you to hire an auto accident lawyer in Lynnwood immediately. Remember: proving someone’s “at fault” for causing the accident requires in-depth knowledge of what constitutes negligence.
This is something that most average drivers don’t have but is something that can make all the difference in a claim.
Statute of Limitations: More reason to file a lawsuit now
There’s a deadline for filing a lawsuit against the party who caused a car accident. For personal injury and personal property injury, you have three years. This may seem like a long time, and you may think that it’s fine to delay the claim process.
The longer you do though, the less accurate and credible witness testimonies can become. Besides, doing this just prolongs the waiting time for you to receive compensation.
Start the claims process as soon as you can. This way, you have a stronger chance of proving that you’re a victim and that you had no fault in causing the accident.