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A Vancouver WA Intersection Accident Attorney Who Gets Results

If you’ve been in a crash, call Colin

Intersections on roadways are very active places. Cars are traveling in different directions and sometimes at high speeds. There are often traffic signs or signals governing these intersections and directing traffic. A negligent driver who is not paying attention can cause a serious car accident that leaves others injured. Vancouver intersection accident attorney Colin Scott of The Scott Law Firm, PLLC fights for the rights of the injured throughout Clark County.

A typical intersection has at least two roads with two lanes of traffic (one lane heading North South and another lane heading East West). In Washington, cars often travel straight through these intersections, or they may turn left or right. It is extremely important for all drivers to pay close attention and drive responsibly.

Traffic law violations, such as running a red light or stop sign, are often involved in intersection accidents. Some of the other leading causes for this type of crash include when a driver:

  • Fails to properly survey the intersection
  • Fails to obey traffic signals
  • Makes assumptions about what other drivers will do
  • Proceeds despite having an obstructed view
  • Makes an illegal traffic maneuver
  • Is distracted
  • Improperly judges another driver’s speed or distance

Negligent driving at an intersection can cause a collision, such as a T-bone accident, rear-end accident, head-on collision or other type of crash. All types of accidents can leave drivers and passengers with serious injuries. Medical expenses can add up quickly. Injured victims may deserve compensation for their pain and suffering or emotional distress, as well. And if an injured victim is unable to return to work, there is less income coming in.

Intersection collisions can be complicated. The accident scene can be very confusing, and police may or may not come to the scene and file a report. Drivers who cause intersection accidents often deny responsibility. Proving they were responsible can be difficult.

Insurance companies are supposed to help, but they are mostly interested with protecting their bottom line. So to keep their profits high, they will often try to keep any payments low. They may question the extent of your injuries, or even try to blame the accident on you. And they often have lawyers looking out for their best interests. Shouldn’t you?

If you’ve been hurt, count on Colin

That’s why you need an experienced Vancouver car accident attorney – someone who knows how to build strong cases that insurance companies will take seriously. Attorney Colin Scott can investigate your accident, look for evidence that establishes liability (who is responsible for causing the accident), and provide an estimate of your total damages. He can review relevant documentation and interviews witnesses as needed. In certain cases, he can also consult with one or more experts who can review the facts and help determine how your accident happened.

Colin knows where to look for evidence that a driver’s negligence caused the accident that left you injured. He can also provide an estimate of the total damages you have suffered. These damages may include medical expenses and lost wages. They may also include noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

When insurance companies see that we have prepared a strong case and are ready to fight for your rights, they often will agree to negotiate a settlement. Sometimes it is appropriate to settle a case before filing suit. But here at The Scott Law Firm, PLLC we are not interested in advising our clients to accept a lowball offer. We are interested in a resolution of your case that, in our judgment, is the best possible result we can obtain. Most importantly, any settlement that is reached must be approved by our clients and satisfy their needs.

If you or a loved one was injured in an intersection accident in the Vancouver area , it’s important to get legal advice from an experienced intersection accident lawyer as soon as possible. Colin can review the details of your case, explain your options and answer any questions you have. Call 360-718-3640 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Vancouver, WA law office.

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