Automobile Accident Lawyer
Those who are involved in a car accident could find their life changes in a mere second. One moment you are on your way home, thinking about what you will have for dinner, wondering whether you should stop and pick up a movie. The next moment another driver blows through a stoplight, broadsiding your vehicle, and leaving you injured, perhaps even unable to return to work. You could even be left with a permanent disability, all because another driver was negligent.
Whatever the exact circumstances surrounding your car accident, it is almost a certainty that you have questions that require solid legal answers. You may wonder whether you will recover from your injuries? You may wonder whether you will ever be able to work again, and how you will pay your normal monthly expenses, not to mention your medical expenses. To ensure you receive the answers you need contact an attorney from the Kadish Twersky Law Firm.
At Kadish Twersky, we treat our clients with integrity, respect, and professionalism. We have extensive experience representing our clients against insurance companies, corporations, and even governmental agencies. As an added bonus, the Kadish Twersky Law Firm has recently merged with Palace Law, bringing even more legal experience, knowledge, and applicable skill sets to our practice. Kadish Twersky can help you begin the process of professional legal representation for your car accident, ensuring your rights and your future are protected every step of the way.
Will You Be a Statistic?
According to Driver Knowledge, there are as many as six million auto accidents across the United States each year. While this statistic includes all auto accidents, even minor parking lot bump-ins, there will be three million injuries from those accidents, with as many as two million being serious, or permanent. As many as one in seven people do not wear a seatbelt while driving, even though the use of seat belts has been shown to reduce the number of deaths from auto accidents by 45 percent. This same source lists the three top causes of auto accidents as alcohol, speeding, and reckless driving.
According to Forbes, the average driver files an auto accident claim once every 17.9 years. This means, statistically speaking, you will be involved in 3-4 auto accidents over the course of your lifetime. Since insurance adjusters are trained to keep your compensation to a minimum, your Washington state personal injury attorney could be the only thing standing between you and an unscrupulous insurance company. It is important that you never accept a lowball settlement offer, then find yourself struggling to pay your medical expenses and just to get by.
What Causes Car Accidents?
Although every car accident is unique, there are some causes of car accidents that are more likely than others. These include:
- Driver distraction—As a nation of multi-taskers, driver distraction is becoming more and more common. While some officials estimate that as many as a third of car accidents are caused by driver distraction, this is a difficult statistic to prove—after all, few drivers want to admit they were texting, talking on the phone, eating, daydreaming, turning around to check on the children, or fiddling with car controls. Despite the fact that many states have implemented laws against texting and driving, many drivers continue to text and drive.
- Reckless driving—Reckless driving behaviors can lead to serious car accidents. Drivers who weave in and out of traffic, drivers who tailgate those in front of them, and drivers who exceed the speed limit are all exhibiting reckless driving behaviors, any of which can result in a car collision.
- Impaired driving—Drunk driving is one of the deadliest causes of car accidents in the United States. The CDC has determined that 29 people die every day in the U.S. as a result of an impaired driver—that is one death every 50 minutes because of a drunk driver.
- Driver fatigue—Drowsy driving is a major problem in the U.S., with the risks, dangers, and tragic results of drowsy driving being totally alarming. Driving while overly fatigued makes you less able to pay proper attention to the road, slows your reaction times, and affects your ability to make good decisions behind the wheel. The CDC reports that one in 25 adults admit to having fallen asleep while driving within the past 30 days. Remember—this figure includes only those who admit to having fallen asleep. The agency estimates that fatigued or drowsy driving was responsible for 72,000 collisions, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths in 2013, while stating these numbers are likely very
- Inclement weather—Rain-slick and icy roadways, as well as fog, which lessens visibility, can be responsible for serious car accidents. com found that weather-related vehicle accidents contribute to a far higher number of deaths in the U.S. than large-scale weather disasters, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. Rain, snow, sleet, icy pavement, slushy pavement, blowing dust, and contributed to more than 5.8 million vehicle collisions between 2007 and 2016.
- Night driving—The National Safety Council found that depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision are all compromised in the dark, plus the glare of headlights from an oncoming vehicle can temporarily blind a driver. Night driving limits visibility to about 250 feet, creating much less time to react to something in the road, particularly at higher speeds. Those who are 50 and older are likely to have even more difficulty seeing at night.
- Road design defects—Poorly designed roadways and intersections actually cause more car accidents than you might think. When it is unclear whether a road is a one-way or when the curve of a road is much too sharp for the posted speed, then car accidents can occur.
- Construction sites—Construction zones are often set up in a very confusing way. While drivers will attempt to follow the cones and instructions to the best of their ability, there are likely more confused drivers on the same road. This confusion can lead to serious car accidents.
Getting the Help You Need Following Your Car Accident
If you have been injured in a Washington State car accident, you need help—the kind of help Kadish Twersky can provide. We will work aggressively on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. We want to make sure your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering are fully covered, allowing you to move on with your life. Whether your car accident was a rear-end accident, a head-on collision, a side-impact accident, a hit-and-run, or a DUI accident, Kadish Twersky attorneys can help you. Despite the heartwarming commercials you see on television, which claim the insurance company is your “friend,” most insurance companies have little interest in your health and your future. We understand how difficult it can be to wonder if you will ever regain your health and to watch your medical expenses mount alarmingly. Do not wait—contact Kadish Twersky today.