However, proving the negligence of the at-fault driver can be difficult without legal representation — and that’s where Jordan, Herington & Rowley come in. Our car accident attorneys have decades of litigation experience, allowing us to advocate aggressively on your behalf.
Why Choose Us?
- We operate on a contingency fee basis for maximum affordability. If we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you do not have to pay legal fees.
- It is not in the insurance company’s best interest to provide you with maximum compensation, but it is our priority. We will evaluate each settlement claim the company provides and advise you on how to proceed.
- Our firm believes in open, honest communication from consultation to settlement. We will always answer your questions and guide you through each stage of the claims process.
Washington’s Car Insurance Requirements
Like many states, Washington operates on a traditional fault-based system when it comes to car accidents. A driver responsible for a collision must pay for the damages suffered by the other drivers and passengers. All Washington drivers must carry the following minimum amounts of insurance to uphold this financial responsibility.
- $25,000 in bodily injury liability per person per accident
- $50,000 in bodily injury liability per accident
- $10,000 in property damage coverage
You have three options following a car accident to claim compensation: you can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, you can file a claim with your insurance company if you have the appropriate coverage, or you can file a lawsuit in civil court. The attorneys at Jordan, Herington & Rowley will examine your case and advise you on your best path forward.
What to Do After a Car Accident in Seattle
After a car collision, it is important to take proactive steps to gather the necessary evidence for your future claim. If you can move around without pain and without putting yourself in danger, take the following steps after the accident to strengthen your case.
- Call 911. Once law enforcement arrives on the scene, make a statement to the responding officer about the accident and collect his or her badge number so you can find the report later.
- Seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Your medical records will be the backbone of your car accident case, and seeking treatment quickly can help solidify the validity of your claim. Save all records you receive from your visits.
- Do not speak about your injuries. Even if you do not feel hurt, you may be in shock or suffering internal injuries you do not know about yet. Admitting you do not have injuries could harm your future claim, so it is best to wait until you visit a doctor before speaking about them.
- Exchange personal information with the other driver. Share your contact details, driver’s license, and insurance information.
- Collect contact information from witnesses in the area. These individuals could provide valuable testimony if your case proceeds to the courtroom.
- Speak to a Washington car accident attorney as soon as possible. Do not speak to any insurance representatives before discussing your legal options with Jordan, Herington & Rowley first.
Contact Jordan, Herington & Rowley Today
If you are suffering from injuries after a Seattle car accident, Jordan, Herington & Rowley can help. We will tap into our wide network of resources and expert witnesses to build a compelling case in your favor, helping you collect the compensatory damages you need to recover.
Schedule your free consultation today with one of our Seattle car accident attorneys and learn more about your legal options.