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Were You Hurt In A Car Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault?

Attorney Colin Scott fights to help the injured recover compensation

You’ve been hurt in a car accident caused by a negligent driver. Since the other driver caused the crash, it seems fair that you shouldn’t have to pay anything. That driver’s insurance company should pay for the damages you suffered. But the reality of recovering fair financial compensation is often much more complicated.

Insurance companies know that without a lawyer you’re outgunned. That’s why you need an experienced car accident attorney who is ready to fight for you. At The Scott Law Firm, PLLC, we know insurance companies try to limit your compensation by putting some of the blame for the accident on you. Attorney Colin Scott builds strong cases and fights back to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

A Vancouver lawyer who knows what it takes to get results

Washington uses a pure comparative fault rule when determining financial compensation after an accident. Both parties can be found responsible for what happened. If you bear some responsibility, you can still recover compensation, but the amount will be reduced by your level of fault. For example, if a jury decides your total damages are worth $100,000 but finds you are 20 percent comparatively at fault, you would only be awarded $80,000.

Insurance companies are aware of how this system works and try to use it to their advantage. The other driver’s insurance company will try to blame you as much as possible for the accident. They know that the more they can blame you for the crash, the less they will have to pay.

Attorney Colin Scott knows how the system works, too. He also knows how to build a strong case built on facts that proves you weren’t responsible for the accident. The driver who hit you may have been speeding, driving recklessly, texting while driving or talking on the phone. They may have fallen asleep at the wheel or were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong to save their own skin and won’t accept responsibility for their own actions. Colin knows how to fight back against these negligent drivers and their insurance companies. Don’t let them attempt to place the blame on you!

Fighting for the best possible outcome

Colin knows where to look for evidence that proves the other driver was negligent. He carefully reviews accident reports, dispatch logs and 911 call records. He identifies and interviews witnesses. In complex cases, he hires experts and other specialists who can get to the bottom of the facts and prove what really happened.

Colin also has significant experience identifying and evaluating damages. He can help you determine the total amount of compensation the law entitles you to receive. This includes past and future medical expenses related to the crash, past lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and other damages, such as pain and suffering. Your spouse may also be entitled to loss of consortium. Colin fights for the total compensation you deserve, whether that comes through a negotiated settlement, arbitration award or jury verdict.

Another tactic used by insurance companies is the lowball settlement offer. They’ll offer you a lump sum to settle your case and promise quick payment. It can seem tempting to accept the insurance company’s lowball offer, especially if your medical expenses are starting to add up. But this is almost always a bad idea. More often than not, the insurance company’s settlement offer won’t come close to covering all the damages you have suffered. Unlike the insurance companies, Colin is only interested in a resolution that meets your needs and compensates you fairly.

If you were hurt in a Vancouver car accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer who is ready to fight for you. Attorney Colin Scott is determined to get the best possible outcome in your case.

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