A Rear-End Accident Lawyer Who Fights For Your Rights
If you've been injured, count on Colin Scott
You were out driving and a car crashed into you from behind. This type of car accident is very common in Clark County - and can be very serious. Even a seemingly minor rear-end accident can leave you injured. At The Scott Law Firm, PLLC, we know that these crashes can often be more complicated than they appear. A Vancouver, WA rear-end accident attorney can hold negligent parties accountable and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
In general, the driver in the rear "bullet" vehicle is considered to be at fault when there's a rear-end accident. Because of this, these accidents might seem fairly simple to resolve. But attorney Colin Scott knows that many drivers deny responsibility. For example, the other driver may claim you stopped suddenly. Or they may claim they were struck from behind first by another vehicle and propelled forward. You may even be blamed for the crash.
Insurance companies are only too happy to accept the other driver's version of events. They would like to deny your claim or pay as little as possible because it helps keep their profits high. The insurance company may make you a quick offer, hoping you'll accept it and go away. But it's likely not enough money. They may even have an investigator contact you and get you to agree to a recorded phone interview. During such interviews, the insurance investigator may try to get you to admit you did something wrong to cause the accident. Or they may try to blame the accident on someone else. Remember, insurance companies have teams of lawyers who are looking out for their best interests, and their goal is to help insurance companies save money (which often means paying injury victims less).
That's why it's important to have a rear-end accident attorney on your side who will fight for you. We know the impact such accidents can have on your life. You are left injured and face medical bills that add up very quickly. And if you are unable to work, there is less money coming in. The whole experience can be very stressful and upsetting.
Determined to help you get justice
Attorney Colin Scott knows where to look for evidence that can prove the other driver was responsible for your crash. He devotes his own personal time to reviewing documentation, such as accident reports and medical records, so he fully understands the facts in each case. He also takes the time to identify and interview witnesses, as needed, to determine what caused the accident. Colin also hires investigators to interview witnesses in some cases, just like the insurance company does. If called for, he may also consult with one or more experts to determine who is responsible for causing the crash.
As an experienced accident lawyer, Colin has the tools to build a strong case that can prove you were injured because of the negligence of another driver. This gets the insurance company's attention and forces them to take your case seriously. In fact, studies have shown people who hire an attorney generally receive more money than people who do not have an attorney. When insurance companies see that you have hired an attorney, they oftentimes are more willing to discuss a possible settlement.
But any resolution of your case has to be one that meets your needs. Colin considers the current and future medical needs related to your injury. He considers lost wages and property damage to your vehicle. He also considers your non-economic damages, including pain and suffering.
If the insurance company won't agree to a fair settlement that works for you, we have the ability to fight in court. Our goal is to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve to recover from your injuries and move forward.
You can learn more about how we can help during a free consultation with a rear-end accident attorney. Colin will review the details of your case and, if your case is accepted, explain your legal options. He can also answer any questions you have. To learn more about how we can help, call 360-718-3640 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.