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Seattle Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

If you or your loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver you may be wondering whether you can recover financially from mounting medical bills and lost wages. The short answer is you can, and a Seattle distracted driving attorney from our law firm can help.

With the rise of cell phones we have seen an increase in distracted driving. Distracted driving has increased so much so that the state of Washington has made even holding your cell phone while driving as against the law. The less you pay attention to the road, the more likely you are to get into a car accident.

The Fang Law Firm Can Help Your Distracted Driving Accident Case

  • We have the skills to take on large defendants. Our Seattle accident attorneys have the experience and resources to go up against large insurers.
  • No upfront fees. You won’t pay unless we win!
  • We have significant experience. We have handled distracted driving accident cases for over a decade.

How a Distracted Driving Accident Attorney Can Help You

Under Washington law, drivers are required to carry the following insurance:

  • $25,000 of bodily injury or death of 1 person in any 1 accident.
  • $50,000 of bodily injury or death of any 2 people in any 1 accident.
  • $10,000 of injury to or destruction of property of others in any 1 accident.

A distracted driving lawyer can help you collect the settlement amount you deserve. The insurance company is going to do everything they can to convince you to take a lower settlement amount than you deserve. At the end of the day, an insurance company is a business and they will do anything to protect their most important asset: their money.

Hiring a Seattle distracted driving attorney to manage the claims process and handle negotiations with the insurance company will show the insurers that you are serious and aren’t going to fall for any of their tricks. Specifically, a personal injury lawyer can help you build a case that proves the other drive was distracted and legally responsible for you injury by:

  • Gathering evidence to support your claim including police reports, phone records, and eyewitness statements, and
  • Hiring an accident scene reconstructionist to present to insurers or at trial.

Washington Distracted Driving Law

Under Washington law, distracted driving is illegal. You cannot use OR hold your cell phone while driving, stopped in traffic, or at a stop light. The only exception is if you are calling emergency services.

If you are caught distracted driving you can face a fine of $136 for the first ticket, and $234 for the second ticket.

Cell phones aren’t the only cause of distracted driving. Washington has also passed a law that allows officers to ticket you $99 for grooming, smoking, eating, or reading if it interferes with your driving and you are pulled over for another traffic offense.

What to Do if You’ve Been Hit by a Distracted Driver

  • Copy down the other driver’s contact and insurance information.
  • Call 911 if there are serious injuries.
  • File a police report.
  • Gather witness names and contact information.
  • Take pictures of the accident and the scene.
  • Get checked out at urgent care or the emergency room.
  • Call a distracted driving accident attorney in your area.
  • File a claim with the at-faults insurance company.

Contact a Seattle Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Today

Our distracted driving accident lawyers in Seattle are standing by to assist in recovering from a distracted driver’s insurance company. We have decades of experience in the distracted driving litigation arena. At The Fang Law Firm, we know all the insurance company’s tricks and can cut through their underhanded tactics. Call us today at (206) 489-5140 for your free case consultation. We’ll help you chart a path to financial recovery.

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