Vehicle accidents can be scary and confusing experiences for drivers and passengers. This is particularly true for accidents involving injuries. At Olympia Injury Lawyers, our team is standing by to help if you need a Beachcrest car accident attorney by your side. If you or somebody you care about has been injured, we have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into the accident, determine liability, and recover the compensation you are entitled to.
The Beachcrest, Washington area may have a reputation as a fairly calm locale, but the reality is that we have to contend with a significant flow of traffic. Nearby Interstate 5 is the main thoroughfare for north and southbound traffic coming to and from Seattle and other major areas throughout the Pacific Northwest. At Olympia Injury Lawyers, our team is dedicated to helping both residents and passersby if they are involved in an accident.
Why turn to Olympia Injury Lawyers for help with your case?
After sustaining a vehicle accident injury in Beachcrest, Washington, you need to turn to a team of attorneys with trusted experience handling complex injury claims.
- All of the clients at Olympia Injury Lawyers receive personalized attention from a dedicated team of attorneys and professional legal staff.
- Our trial lawyers have won millions of dollars in compensation for injury clients throughout Olympia and Washington.
- Our attorneys have no problem standing up to aggressive insurance carriers, and we are fully prepared to take cases to trial if necessary to ensure our clients are treated fairly.
Beachcrest car accidents can lead to severe injuries
In order to gain a more specific understanding of how car accidents affect residents in and around Beachcrest, we want to pull out and look at total car accident data for Thurston County. According to data available from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, we can see that there were more than 3,400 total vehicle collisions throughout the county during the latest reporting year of data available. Out of these incidents, we know that there were:
- 18 fatal collisions
- 72 suspected serious injury collisions
- 317 suspected minor injury collisions
- 589 possible injury collisions
Unfortunately, many of these accidents result in severe injuries for victims. It is not uncommon for the attorneys at Olympia Injury Law to help clients who have sustained the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Amputations or crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other severe back and neck injury
Additionally, our attorneys also help clients who have sustained significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the accident and their injuries. We strive to recover compensation for every injury that our car accident clients sustain, including those that are visible as well as these hidden emotional and psychological injuries.
Time limit to file a Beachcrest car accident claim?
Car accident victims in and around the Beachcrest area need to be aware that they have a limited amount of time to file lawsuits for these cases. Specifically, victims need to be aware that the Washington personal injury statute of limitations is three years from the date an injury occurs. This means that a Beachcrest car accident victim has a three-year window with which to file a lawsuit in order to recover the compensation they are entitled to. Failing to file the claim within this time frame means that the injury victim will lose the opportunity to recover the compensation they deserve.
Additionally, car accident victims also need to be aware of the deadlines put in place by the insurance carriers. The vast majority of car accident claims will be resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. However, these insurance carriers have fairly strict reporting deadlines. If an accident victim fails to report the incident within a day or two after the collision, this increases the likelihood of the insurance carrier delaying or denying the claim.
What kind of compensation is available for a Beachcrest car accident case?
There may be various types of compensation available for Beachcrest car accident victims. At Olympia Injury Law, our attorneys work diligently to recover full compensation on behalf of our clients. This includes recovery of both economic and non-economic damages.
This is also referred to as special damages, and deals with the types of compensation that are quantifiable in the aftermath of a car accident. This includes things that are relatively easy to calculate using receipts, medical bills, pay stubs, etc. The most common types of economic compensation that we help class recover include the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage expenses
- General out-of-pocket expenses
This is also referred to as general damages, and this deals with the types of compensation that are harder to quantify following a car accident. Non-economic compensation is relatively immeasurable because it deals with what many people refer to as “pain and suffering” types of losses. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Emotional and physiological pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium for a spouse
- Scarring and disfigurement
Calculating economic damages is typically done by adding up all of the quantifiable losses. However, calculating non-economic damages will likely be done using a “multiplier method.” This means that an injury victim or their attorney will add up all of the economic damages and then multiply that total by day set number, usually ranging from 1.5 to 5. The totals of the economic and non-economic compensation will be added together to reach the final amount that will be requested from the at-fault party.
How much does a Beachcrest car accident lawyer cost?
At Olympia Injury Lawyers, we know that car accident victims in Beachcrest, Washington, are often placed into precarious financial situations. With medical bills, lost income, and various out-of-pocket costs to contend with, it can be difficult to afford an adequate legal team. However, our attorneys take Beachcrest car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs for their case. Our attorneys will only collect legal fees after we obtain the compensation that our clients are entitled to.
Reach out to our Beachcrest car accident lawyer for a free consultation today
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a car accident in or around Beachcrest, Washington, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The dedicated and experienced team at Olympia Injury Lawyers is ready to step up and help you through this. We have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into the accident in order to determine liability. Our goal is to secure complete compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Getting to our offices is fairly straightforward. We are sure you know where Interstate 5 and Highway 510 intersect. Well, we are a little bit eastward from there. If you are coming from Beachcrest, you will want to take Meridian Road southbound until you come to Orion Drive. Follow the roundabout and continue south until you cross Interstate 5. Continue south until you come to Martin Way E., where you will take a right, heading west. You will see our offices on the right in the same complex as Curry House, Sushi Train, and Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes.
When you need a Beachcrest, Washington car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 360-459-5600.