A car accident can range in severity from a simple fender-bender to catastrophic. In car accident cases, the injured party may experience injuries such as broken bones, traumatic head injuries, organ damage, spinal trauma. If you have been injured in an automobile crash, you should speak to a compassionate and experienced Tacoma car accident lawyer such as Chong Ye, the Founder and Senior Partner at The Ye Law Firm as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights and how you can move forward with a lawsuit.

How Did the Car Accident Occur?

Car accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Some common factors include:

  • Driver error, recklessness, or carelessness
  • Driver negligence, including distracted driving, drunk driving, or even drowsy driving
  • Vehicle defects
  • Road defects
  • Construction crews
  • Government vehicles or work crews

In the aftermath of an accident, it can be difficult to remember what happened. Immediately after the accident, write down as many details as possible. Share the information with a Tacoma car accident attorney and allow them to help file a claim.

Gather Evidence Following an Accident

Evidence gathered during and after an accident is critical to the success of any lawsuit. Your attorney can collect evidence and request a copy of the police report. Victims might also have evidence to share given their experience at the accident scene. Evidence commonly used during a lawsuit stemming from a car accident includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Driver’s statements
  • Medical records
  • Police reports
  • Expert testimony

An accident reconstruction specialist can explain how the crash unfolded. An automotive expert can explain how one of the vehicles was defective, or records obtained from the manufacturer or another entity might demonstrate that one of the vehicles was defective, ill-maintained, or damaged prior to the accident.

The Types of Compensation Available

Compensation after a car accident breaks down into several components, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Recovery costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of consortium

The State of Washington does not provide for punitive damages in personal injury cases. In addition, your attorney needs to file a lawsuit within three (3( years of the accident, per RCW 4.16.080. 

How a Tacoma Car Accident Lawyer Could Fight For You

After retaining an experienced Tacoma car accident attorney such as Chong Ye of The Ye Law Firm, he will gather evidence to file a lawsuit. A seasoned car accident attorney can advocate on your behalf and help you get the compensation you need. The lawyer can support you through a settlement, trial, and even an appeal, where necessary. Contact the team at The Ye Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a consultation with Chong Ye, an experienced Tacoma car accident lawyer.

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