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Have You Been Involved in a Pedestrian Accident?

Posted on: March 28th, 2022 by Timothy Hendershot
Pedestrian accidents are shockingly common in Washington. Contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.

Pedestrian accidents are shockingly common in Washington. Contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.

Thousands of pedestrians are critically injured or killed every year when they are struck by a vehicle. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in an automobile accident. If you or a loved one is hurt in a pedestrian accident in Washington, it can affect almost every part of your life – and the lives of your loved ones.

That is why you should speak with a competent and experienced pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. To get started on your claim, call the offices of Cunnane Law now.

After a Pedestrian Accident, What Should You Do?

It’s critical to remember three things once you or a loved one has been hit by a car. It’s critical to avoid moving the pedestrian if at all feasible and instead dial 9-1-1. Obtain the contact information of any witnesses to the collision, as well as the make, model, and license plate number of the vehicle(s) involved, if possible.

When the police arrive at the scene of the collision, give them a statement of what happened, but don’t mention anything that could be construed as an admission of guilt. Finally, even if you don’t think you’ve been hurt, it’s still in your best interest to get medical help right away. Many of the injuries sustained in these types of incidents are internal and life-threatening. As a result, performing a thorough examination could aid in the stabilization of a life-threatening injury. Furthermore, consulting a doctor provides written proof that you sought medical help.

Involved Factors in a Pedestrian Accident

So, who is to blame for these terrible mishaps? There are numerous contributing elements, ranging from the lighting and location of the accident to the age of the pedestrian and the driver.

Time and Location

The accident’s location can have a significant impact. The majority of pedestrian fatalities (26 percent) occur in low-light circumstances, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the NHTSA.

Drug and Alcohol Use

Another unfortunate reality is that drugs and alcohol are frequently involved in pedestrian accidents. Almost half of all pedestrian fatalities (47%) involved a driver and/or pedestrian who were under the influence of alcohol.

Driver inattention is another factor that might contribute to pedestrian accidents. This is frequently due to motorists being distracted by their cell phones or other electronic gadgets, causing them to not notice the pedestrian.

Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney

An experienced personal injury lawyer can give you an unbiased assessment of your case and guide you through each step of the legal procedure.

Our experienced WA personal injury lawyers at the Cunnane Law PLLC work strategically to help our clients receive proper compensation. Joe Cunnane, the firm’s founding attorney, has earned a reputation among insurance companies and opposing counsel as a formidable opponent, having successfully negotiated and contested innumerable personal injury claims and recovered millions of dollars in damages for his clients. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

We Are Your Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys in the Seattle Area

Posted on: February 28th, 2022 by Timothy Hendershot
Look out! Distracted driving accidents are common and dangerous.

Look out! Distracted driving accidents are common and dangerous.

It’s unsurprising that in an age where we have apps, email, the Internet, and Smartphones at our fingertips, we’ve become accustomed to multitasking and staying connected at all hours of the day. Even with this access, though, there is one area where we must disconnect and that’s behind the wheel.

Distracted driving, which includes mobile phone use, is exceedingly dangerous, frequently resulting in serious injury or death not only to the distracted drivers, but also those around them.

If you’re in the Seattle area and you’ve been harmed in a distracted driving accident, it’s imperative that you take the necessary steps to get the compensation you deserve. Don’t put off filing your claim; contact the Cunnane Law Offices today!

Distraction Types

Any distraction that takes your attention away from the road, even if it’s only for a second, increases your chances of crashing.

There are three Distracted driving categories:

  • Visual – shifting your focus from the road
  • Manual – removing your hands from the steering
  • Cognitive – distracting your mind away from the road

If you do any of these things, you could find yourself in serious trouble. It is critical that you remain alert not only for your own safety but also for the safety of others around you.

Using Your Cell Phone

Because of the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, Washington has made it illegal.  However, if you are at least 18 years old, you may use your cell phone as long as you use it hands-free. Minors are not permitted to use a cell phone in any way for any reason, as this age group is more likely to use their phones while driving. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39 percent of high school students who drove over a period of 30 days texted or emailed on at least one of those days.

Texting, calling a number, and chatting on a cell phone can increase the chance of crashing by three times. While this may appear to be a dramatic statement, consider this: If your eyes are taken off the road for 5 seconds to send or read a text, this would be the equivalent of driving the length of a football field while blindfolded at 55 mph.

So, How to Avoid a Distracted Driving Accident?

While we cannot prevent all distracted driving accidents, we can reduce the likelihood of accidents caused by distracted driving by remembering the following.

  • Do not attempt to multitask.
  • Use an app that alerts those attempting to contact you that you are driving.
  • If a driver appears to be distracted, ask them to focus on the road.
  • Assist a driver with navigation so they don’t need to consult a map
  • Set a good example for your children by refraining from distracted driving.

We Advocate for Those Injured by Distracted Drivers.

While we understand that no amount of money can make up for the fact that you were injured in an accident, it is critical that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled in order to move forward with your life.

Distracted driving accidents require expertise in personal injury law and insurance law, both of which we specialize in. These cases frequently necessitate tense and potentially hostile confrontations with your own insurance. We can assist you in navigating this delicate situation.

When involved in a distracted driving accident, the most important thing to remember is to act quickly. Contact the Cunnane Law Office right away to set up a free consultation to discuss your options. We will work to ensure that you or a loved one receives the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Failure to Wear a Seat Belt May Affect Your Car Accident Claim

Posted on: February 22nd, 2022 by Timothy Hendershot
Buckle up! Not wearing a seat belt is dangerous, and can also affect your car accident claim.

Buckle up! Not wearing a seat belt is dangerous, and can also affect your car accident claim.

Seat belts are well known for saving lives. Many people are unaware that whether or not a driver or passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident can have an impact on the outcome of an accident claim.

Even if the accident was not your fault, if you were not wearing your seatbelt at the time of the crash, you may have difficulty getting compensation.

Cunnane Law, a personal injury law firm in Washington, wants to help you understand how not wearing a seatbelt can affect your accident claim. You can also contact us for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your claim.

Ramifications of Not Wearing Your Seatbelt in a Car Accident

The severity of a victim’s injuries is one of the most serious consequences of not wearing a seatbelt at the time of an accident. Those who survive a serious accident while not wearing a seatbelt are more likely to sustain severe injuries, which may include:

  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Road rash

Due to contributory negligence and comparative fault rules, not wearing a seatbelt may influence your ability to seek compensation from the at-fault motorist, as well as the amount of compensation you may be able to recover.

Contributory Negligence and Comparative Fault in Washington

“Contributory negligence” and “comparative fault” are terms that dictate how a personal injury claim will be affected if an accident victim acted in a negligent way that contributed to the accident.

Washington is one of only a few states that still allows contributory negligence. A victim is barred from receiving compensation under a contributory negligence system if they are found to be even slightly to blame for the circumstances of a car accident. If a victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, the contributory negligence rule in Washington can make recovering compensation extremely difficult. Insurers or defendants can argue that the victim’s injuries were exacerbated by their failure to wear a seatbelt and that they should have mitigated the risk by wearing a seatbelt. This may be enough to prevent a person from receiving compensation for their injuries.

Because these are complicated legal issues, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn how these rules may affect your case.

Contact Cunnane Law Offices Today to Learn More

In most cases, not wearing a seatbelt at the time of an accident does not exclude you from receiving compensation. However, it can make your claim much more difficult to prove.

If you were not wearing a seatbelt when you were in an accident, contact the legal team at Cunnane Law right away. We can review your case and assist you in determining your legal options. Don’t give up on getting the compensation you deserve. Make an appointment for a free consultation right away.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Mistakes Many Plaintiffs Make in Personal Injury Cases

Posted on: January 28th, 2022 by Timothy Hendershot
Don’t make a painful situation worse. Avoid these mistakes in your personal injury case.

Don’t make a painful situation worse. Avoid these mistakes in your personal injury case.

A fact of the law is that every case is unique. Each personal injury case has its advantages and disadvantages. However, some of the shortcomings can be avoided.

At Cunnane Law in Edmonds, WA, we see clients make mistakes all the time and that’s perfectly fine. Nobody can claim to be faultless. However, many blunders may be avoided if people just understand how the law works and the ramifications of their own actions (or lack of action).

We believe that by knowing some of these pitfalls, personal injury claimants will be able to avoid them and strengthen their claims, allowing them to receive the compensation they deserve.

1st Mistake: Making Things Up, Guessing and Lying

Lying, speculating, and making things up (particularly under oath during a discovery investigation on the stand during a trial) are all cardinal sins! A Plaintiff’s credibility and likeability will be entirely ruined as a result of this. Nobody believes a liar or someone who fabricates evidence. If a Plaintiff does not know or cannot recall the answer to a question, all they have to do is declare “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember.” That is all there is to it. It’s fine to say you don’t remember something.

2nd Mistake: Delay in Reporting by a Plaintiff and Inaction are Case Killers

Benefits from the insurance company don’t just fall from the sky. In order for a Plaintiff or Long-Term Disability Benefit to get the compensation which they deserve, they need to take action! The Plaintiff must report the accident to the police, and to their insurance company. See a doctor to record their injuries and follow the treatment plan. Also fill out benefit forms, and contact a personal injury lawyer. If a Plaintiff simply sits in bed or stays at home all day and does not reach out for help; then they will get nothing.

3rd Mistake: Failing to Seek Regular Medical Attention

The Plaintiff has the responsibility of proving his or her claims in a personal injury case. That means the Plaintiff must show that he or she is disabled or injured to the Judge and Jury. It is not enough for a Plaintiff to testify that they have been injured or incapacitated. This is self-serving, uncorroborated evidence that will be dismissed in trial.

A Plaintiff will need specialists, therapists, and treating doctors to state that the Plaintiff is injured in order to have a successful personal injury or long-term disability case. It is extremely beneficial to have a doctor/therapist with no stake in the outcome corroborate a Plaintiff’s pain and suffering. In a personal injury case, demonstrating that a plaintiff is receiving regular medical attention/treatment is also very useful. It helps debunk the insurer’s standard argument that a Plaintiff has failed to reduce his or her damages. It also shows a pattern in which, despite receiving regular treatment, the Plaintiff is still injured and that those injuries/disabilities are affecting his or her life.

4th Mistake:  Assuming that the Insurance Company Has Your Best Interests at Heart.

Do not for one moment believe that the insurance company will send a Plaintiff to doctors or service providers who are looking out for his or her best interests. They don’t work that way.

Insurance Medical Examinations are intended to create a paper trail to justify an insurance company’s claim that the Plaintiff/Disability Claimant is not as disabled or as injured as they make themselves out to be.

We Can Help with Your Personal Injury Case

Cunnane Law has extensive experience in personal injury cases for people all over the Puget Sound and Seattle area. To get the help you need, contact us today.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

Posted on: December 27th, 2021 by Timothy Hendershot
Do what you can to stay safe from car accidents and lessen the risks of driving.

Do what you can to stay safe from car accidents and lessen the risks of driving.

Car accidents in Edmonds, Washington happen all the time, and they can leave drivers and passengers with serious, sometimes life-threatening injuries. While other drivers’ carelessness is frequently to blame, there are steps you should take to lessen your risks. Cunnane Law recommends the following New Year’s resolutions for 2022 that will assist you and your passengers stay safe.

Reducing Your Odds of Car Accident Injuries in Edmonds

Even a relatively minor collision can result in medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, while a more serious collision might result in permanent disabilities. Make it a point to follow these six guidelines to lessen your chances of being injured in a car accident in Edmonds WA:

1. Have your car serviced on a regular basis.

Tire blowouts, braking failures, engine problems, and other mishaps that raise your chance of a car accident can all be avoided with regular vehicle maintenance.

2. Be aware of health conditions that may impact your driving ability.

Poor vision is a serious issue that can raise the danger of a car accident, especially when driving at night. If you use glasses, have your eyesight checked on a regular basis and consider investing in anti-glare lenses. In terms of your overall health, talk to your doctor about any medical ailments you have or drugs you’re taking that can affect your driving ability.

3. Steer clear of unsafe driving behaviors.

Avoiding unsafe driving behaviors is one of the simplest methods to lower your chances of being involved in a car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding or driving too fast for the conditions, ignoring traffic signs or signals, and driving while intoxicated are among the major causes of potentially serious vehicle accident injuries.

4. Remain calm when driving.

Tailgating, incorrect passing, and failure to yield are all aggressive driving practices that raise your crash risk. Maintain a calm demeanor while driving to avoid competing with or becoming frustrated by other drivers.

5. Give driving your full attention.

While many of us are proud of our ability to multitask, driving demands your undivided concentration. Avoid talking on the phone, texting, changing your GPS settings, changing your appearance, or any other activity that draws your attention away from the road while driving.

6. Wear a seatbelt.

One of the easiest things you can do to lessen the risk of automobile accident injury is to make it a priority to wear your seatbelt at all times while in your vehicle and to require your passengers to do the same.

Allow Us to Assist You Today

Cunnane Law Office is a personal injury law firm dedicated to assisting accident victims in Washington State, whether they were injured in an automobile accident, at work, in a fall, by a healthcare professional, or in any other event caused by someone else’s negligence.

Unfortunately, many injury victims discover that their insurance company refuses to pay all or even any of their medical bills following an event that was not their fault. We’re here to tell you that you’re entitled to compensation for not only your medical expenditures, but also any lost earnings and pain and suffering, and we’re here to make sure you get it. Contact us today.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Stay Safe This Fall and Winter

Posted on: November 17th, 2021 by Timothy Hendershot
It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s Seattle in fall and winter. Stay safe!

It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s Seattle in fall and winter. Stay safe!

Fall and winter are wonderful seasons in Edmonds and the surrounding Seattle area. However, the wet and cold weather can sometimes lead to hazards and potential injuries. To help keep you safe this fall and winter, the personal injury experts at Cunnane Law want to share some helpful tips.

Be Prepared for Snow

Yes, it does snow in Seattle! While the snow is unlikely to linger around for long, it does make the roadways much more dangerous. That’s why the Washington State Department of Transportation urges everyone to prepare ahead of time by packing your car with everything you’ll need if you get stuck, including water, gloves, a blanket, tire chains, and ice scrapers. Drivers are also encouraged to drive appropriately for the weather, slow down, and leave plenty of space between your car and other vehicles. During the winter, slick roads, snow shoveling, and the risk of frostbite are ever-present danger.

Remember:

  • In the snow, drive carefully and avoid driving when the road conditions are very treacherous, and visibility is poor.
  • If you’re shoveling snow or going outside for any other reason, be aware of the risk of frostbite and take frequent breaks to keep your body temperature from dropping too low.

Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Carbon monoxide poisoning is most prevalent in December and January. During the winter, more fuel-heating appliances are used, and individuals are more inclined to start their automobiles in the garage to warm them up before going out into the cold, making Carbon monoxide poisoning more likely.

Those people who heat their homes with oil, propane, or natural gas should make sure their heating system is cleaned. If you don’t do so, carbon monoxide could creep into your home. Similarly, if you start your car in the garage to warm it up before leaving, make sure a window or door to the outside is open to let the fumes out.

We advise Washington State residents to purchase a CO detector to warn them if there is a CO leak in their home. And, of course, remember to replace the battery in your CO detector.

Slippery Conditions and Hot Water

Thousands of Americans are injured each year as a result of slip and fall accidents. Because of the slick, icy sidewalks and roadways, there is a heightened risk throughout the winter months. But there’s also another danger lurking within your house: bathtubs and showers. The appeal of a hot bath or shower is as strong as ever during the winter months. Moreover, it is as hazardous as ever: scalding or overly hot tap water causes at least 3,800 injuries each year. These mishaps are particularly risky for children under the age of five as well as the elderly.

Remember:

  • When walking outside in areas where ice or slippery conditions may persist, use adequate footwear with non-skid soles.
  • Reduce your chance of hot water burns by setting your hot water heater’s temperature to 120°F or lower.

Have You Been Injured?

An injury can occur in any of the situations listed above as a result of your own negligence, but it can also occur as a result of someone else’s negligence. For example, the carbon monoxide monitor you just got may not work correctly due to design flaws. Or perhaps a neighbor may not have cleared ice as thoroughly as he or she should have, causing you to slip and fall.

If you have suffered a personal injury in Washington State due to circumstances beyond your control, consider speaking with an Edmonds personal injury attorney to about your case. To discuss the details of your accident and injuries, contact Cunnane Law personal injury attorneys online or by phone immediately.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Personal Injury Cases are Scary! You Need a Good Lawyer

Posted on: October 28th, 2021 by Timothy Hendershot
Don’t be scared. We’re here to help you win your personal injury case.

Don’t be scared. We’re here to help you win your personal injury case.

It’s scary and distressing when you or a loved one gets injured in an accident. Your focus needs to be on yourself or a loved one’s recovery from injuries. You need to allow Cunnane Law’s personal injury lawyers in Edmonds make that situation less scary and difficult.

What’s So Scary About a Personal Injury Case?

The majority of organizations and individuals are covered by insurance against bodily injury claims. Insurance companies have a lot of expertise investigating claims against their policyholders and a lot of resources at their disposal to use against you. They frequently try to exploit accident victims who do not have access to legal representation. Cunnane Law can assist you in defending yourself as well as a loved one who has been injured.

The law imposes time limits on how long you or a loved one has to bring a lawsuit after an accident, and it may also require you to complete specific steps prior to filing a lawsuit. To verify some claims, the law also demands certain types of evidence. Before bringing a lawsuit, it is sometimes necessary to take precautions to preserve evidence. Edmonds WA personal injury lawyers are familiar with these regulations as well as how to investigate and develop your personal injury case.

Many people’s first encounter with the legal system will be a personal injury case. Because we have successfully handled personal injury cases every day for over twenty-five years, Cunnane Law can help you to understand the system and navigate it.

What makes things even more difficult is having to fight an insurance company in order to get the care you or a loved one deserves. Cunnane Law’s personal injury lawyers in Edmonds, WA know how to get their clients the support they need.

So Don’t Be Frightened! Call for Help at 425-672-7100

Personal injury lawsuits can be scary. Don’t complicate the situation by going it alone. Allow Cunnane Law to assist you so that you can concentrate on your life and your loved one.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Avoid These Six Mistakes After a Car Crash

Posted on: June 24th, 2021 by Timothy Hendershot
A car crash is bad enough – don’t make it worse with mistakes afterwards.

A car crash is bad enough – don’t make it worse with mistakes afterwards.

Being involved in a car crash in Washington State is an unexpected stressful experience. However, many drivers make several key mistakes after being involved in a car accident. You should really avoid these top mistakes.

1. Admitting Fault

Whether you caused the accident or not, never say anything that could be taken as admitting fault. In other words, if you were not at fault or if you’re uncertain who was at fault, don’t apologize to the other driver.

When speaking to insurance providers you need to be very careful with what you say. You may invalidate any claims made later by admitting fault to an insurance company, even if you are technically owed compensation.

2. Leaving the Scene of the Accident

If there has been an injury or damage to someone’s vehicle as a result of an accident you have been part of, it is against the law to leave the scene of the accident. You are required to stop and exchange contact information and insurance details for any claim you make later.

It’s also common courtesy to ensure any injured persons receive proper medical attention before you leave the scene.

3. Failing to Gather Evidence

It is important to take photos of the accident scene to submit as evidence later on. Try to take photos or video from as many angles as possible before any vehicles are moved.

It is beneficial to take photos or video of any stop signs, obstacles, and lights that obscure the view of the road. Also, to ensure you have the correct information, remember to take a photo of the other vehicle’s license plate.

4. Not Going to a Doctor

It is critical that you seek immediate medical attention if you’ve been hurt in a car accident, particularly if you’ve sustained a serious injury such as whiplash.

Go to the doctor to get an assessment, even if you think it’s unnecessary. The doctor’s report will provide additional evidence for your case. If you put in a claim for personal injury, this is one of the first documents insurance companies request.

5. Accepting the First Insurance Offer

Insurance companies first settlement offer is almost always lower than they are prepared to pay. Most people, however, accept this immediately. It’s best to have an attorney review the settlement and give you their expert advice because you may be entitled to much more than their offer.

6. Not Hiring an Attorney

Many people filing an insurance claim, believe they don’t need an attorney. But, as we have seen, insurance firms often offer far less than you deserve. Besides, it can be stressful dealing with an insurance company, particularly if you’re recovering from injuries.

At Cunnane Law, we are expert car crash lawyers. We serve Edmonds, Shoreline, Mukilteo, and all the north Puget Sound area. Get in touch with us today if you have suffered a personal injury in a car crash, and we will handle the case for you and work to ensure you receive the best settlement possible.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

Drunk Driving Statistics Will Shock You

Posted on: June 21st, 2021 by Timothy Hendershot
Drunk driving remains a serious problem in Edmonds and throughout Washington State.

Drunk driving remains a serious problem in Edmonds and throughout Washington State.

Whenever you get behind the wheel of a vehicle in Edmonds you have plenty to worry about, particularly distracted drivers, drowsy drivers, and drunk drivers. We all know that these dangers have been around ever since the invention of the motor vehicle, but drunk driving in particular has become a serious problem in America.

Too Many Drunk Driving Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, states that every day in America approximately 28 people are killed in a drunk driver accident, which equates to one death every 52 minutes. Undeniably shocking statistics, but there is some evidence in the NHTSA statistics that overall drunk driving death rates are dropping. The 2019 statistics show that the number of drunk driving deaths were the lowest recorded in almost 37 years. Even so, in 2019 there were still over 10,140 deaths due to drunk driving accidents.

What makes the aspect of drunk driving so frustrating is that in most cases it is entirely preventable. What possible reason could a person who has had too much to drink and become intoxicated have for getting behind a wheel? Besides being negligent, these drivers are also reckless. They not only endanger their own lives but the lives of everyone else on the roads.

Regardless of the fact that every driver is aware of the extreme dangers of driving after drinking or using drugs, drunk driving accidents are still a serious problem in Edmonds, WA as well as the rest of the Seattle area and the country as a whole. If you have unfortunately been hit by a drunk driver, you can make sure you receive the full compensation you are entitled to by having an experienced car crash lawyer to represent you.

Victim of Drunk Driving? We Can Help.

At Cunnane Law, we work with Edmonds and Seattle-area residents who have been injured in drunk driving motor accidents. We make sure that our clients are fully informed so that they can make the best decisions in a personal injury lawsuit. Call us for a free case evaluation.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

It Was a Minor Car Crash, Do I Need a Lawyer?

Posted on: March 29th, 2021 by Timothy Hendershot
An good car crash lawyer can help you after an car crash – even a minor one.

An good car crash lawyer can help you after an car crash – even a minor one.

Is a lawyer necessary? This is a question many people ask themselves after any type of collision. Individuals may consider a legal representative unnecessary when injuries and damages are minor. There are those who believe there is no reason for a lawyer, and others who may not know that after a car crash they are entitled to a lawyer. However, when any type of collision occurs it is important to contact a professional for assistance, such as the team at Cunnane Law.

Accidents are traumatic and unexpected, causing a situation that involves time, money and energy to deal with. To help ensure that a victim is compensated for the damages suffered in a collision, it is important to obtain an expert car crash lawyer who will be sure to accomplish all the processes correctly and in a timely manner.

Common Situations for Obtaining a Lawyer

  • Legal representation should be considered when there is a dispute about who is responsible, or liability is unclear. Discovering what chain of events led to the injury and clearing any dispute about liability may be assisted by organizing evidence.
  • If there is mostly vehicle damage, an examination by an inspector may be required.
  • If an individual has been served with documentation involving a lawsuit, immediately contact a lawyer to protect one’s legal rights and avoid forfeiting rights.
  • Because adjusters tend to offer less than expected for repairs to property, and for long-term injuries requiring extensive medical treatment, a lawyer should review these settlements to see if they are acceptable. If all the treatment and medical procedures are not covered by the payment, a renegotiation is usually necessary.
  • Countless insurance claims are denied. The reason for companies denying these claims could be technicalities which may be minor or inconsequential, but still cause pain and suffering due to stress. Denials can be contested by a lawyer so entitled compensation for those who have been injured is received.

Hiring a Car Crash Lawyer

No matter how minor injuries sustained in a traffic accident may be, the person should seek a lawyer who is knowledgeable about personal injury and liability to provide legal representation. The retained lawyer should have a working knowledge on different medical procedures that may be implicated, as well as on motor vehicle claims. The legal representative’s case history and reputation are important.

Cunnane Law in Edmonds are expert car crash attorneys. Contact us today, even if you think your accident was minor. You may be in danger of missing out on important and valuable compensation for your damage and any injuries. Don’t go it alone. Let Cunnane Law fight for you.

Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.

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