An accident just happens: it’s not predictable or preventable. Most car crashes are not accidents. They are the predictable result of poorly designed streets, unsafe vehicles—or drivers who are distracted, drive too fast, ignore traffic signals, or drive under the
That’s why we use crash, not accident.
You have the right to talk to a car wreck lawyer before speaking with an insurance company. Often, the other driver admits fault at the scene of the crash. You reasonably believe that your bills and expenses will be covered by the other driver’s car insurance. But once insurance companies get involved, the at-fault driver may change their story or the insurance company may blame you. Many personal injury law firms, including Coluccio Law, offer a free consultation.
You have the right to choose where, and how, your vehicle is repaired. Your vehicle might be a total loss. But many people find that the insurance company recommends repair, and offers a “preferred” auto repair shop. These mechanics may have deals with the insurance company, but you are not obligated to have your car repaired there.
You have the right to have any offers of settlement reviewed by a car crash attorney. Sometimes, people sign away their right to fair compensation without realizing it. Call a car crash attorney, and make sure this settlement offer is the best option for you.
Car crashes happen every day and vehicles can collide with one another in many ways. Oftentimes these different types of car crashes result in serious injury and can even be fatal. Common types of car crashes include:
When you’ve been involved in a car crash, you’re certainly caught off-guard and may be uncertain about what steps you should take next. At Coluccio Law, we want the Seattle community to know how to be best prepared if you’re a victim of a car crash. See four quick steps below:
For more detailed information, review our blog on What to do after a car crash in Seattle.
For more information on what to do after a car crash, check out this article.
If you are injured in a car crash through no fault of your own, you can still get stuck with medical bills, lost wages, lasting injuries or disabilities, and much more. Even if your insurance adjusters “fairly” resolve the personal injury claims, they are ultimately working for the insurance company. Kevin Coluccio, our experienced car crash lawyer, at Coluccio Law will work for you.
We realize that most car accidents are not accidents at all. That’s why we refer to them as crashes. They are caused by someone or something and they are usually predictable. So, we look at all the factors that led to the accident and fight for our clients to get what they deserve.
Because there are many factors that go into the settlement of a car crash case, there is no definitive answer to how long it can take to settle. In Washington State, you have 3 years from the time you were injured in a car crash to file a claim and open a lawsuit. Depending on the severity of the injuries and the lingering effects, we may take all that time to gather relevant information for the lawsuit. Then there are negotiations and mediations, potential trials, and more. We work for you and put in the time and effort it takes to get you the best possible result.
At Coluccio Law, we have a free consultation process where you will talk with one of our attorneys about the crash. If we think we can help, you can hire us on a contingency fee basis. Put simply, we only get paid if you get paid.
It’s hard to say how much money you will get without knowing all the facts, but if you speak with our firm about the car crash, we can give you a better range of what you can expect. Also, check out this post about the different factors that go into calculating a settlement.
A mother was killed, and 2 young children injured, when a driver failed to yield at a stop sign at an intersection on a country road. Attorney Kevin Coluccio represented the surviving family members in a car crash lawsuit.