How Is Fault Determined in a Multi-Vehicle Car Accident?

Determining fault in a multi-vehicle car accident typically comes down to finding which driver initially acted negligently. It is not as easy as deciding who was at fault in an accident involving two cars. In multi-vehicle car accidents, the negligent driver’s actions result in multiple vehicles around them mimicking this action, such as when the … Read more

What do I do after a car accident?

  1. What do I do after a car accident?
  2. Auto Accidents Are Some Leading Causes of Death / Injuries in the US

After a Seattle car accident, it is important to know what to do to protect your rights. Of course, the first step is to contact 911 for police and medical treatment help. Once everyone is out of danger, begin writing down and/or photographing as much information as possible. Information of particular importance includes:

(1) Names, driver’s license numbers, contact information (at least home address and phone number) and auto insurance company information of all drivers.

(2) Information about any witnesses that observed the accident, including names and contact information for all passengers, pedestrians, and witnesses.

(3) Precise location, date, and time of the accident.

(4) A detailed description of the accident. Information such as which direction, at what speed, weather, road conditions, physical and mental conditions, and injuries should all be noted. Drawing a diagram can be very helpful.

(5) Identify all police and rescue personnel at the scene, including towns, ambulance companies, and, if possible, names and identity information for individuals.

Getting Help From Seattle Car Accident Attorney

At Shaw Legal Solutions, Steve Shaw has represented victims of car and auto accident negligence in Seattle for more than two decades. Our personal injury law firm has proven experience and expertise, as well as a background of success in cases involving automobile accidents.

Our Seattle auto accident lawyers are here to help you during the entire litigation process, from answering your questions to enforcing your legal rights. If you or a family member has suffered significant personal injuries as the result of the negligent operation of an auto vehicle, please contact us. You can call us at (425) 214-4946. You may also contact me online.

Choosing a personal injury lawyer

Clients typically find personal injury lawyers by talking to someone they know or by searching on the web. While those methods are good at finding lawyers, they don’t really help you choose one. Whenever I get asked to give my advice on choosing a personal injury lawyer, my response is always the same – be … Read more

What Injuries Qualify as “Emergency Medical Condition” under Washington PIP Law?

When hospitals, doctors and medical staff need to decide whether someone’s car accident injury qualifies as an Emergency Medical Condition (EMC), what criteria do they follow? What types of injuries are they looking for?   Washington PIP Statute §627.732 states it this way: An “emergency medical condition” is defined as a medical condition manifesting itself … Read more


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