One Of Washington’s Most Experienced Car Accident Law Firms
Motor vehicle accidents can affect the lives of not only the parties present during the accident but also their families. Many times, collisions cause injuries that impact work performance, social ties and home life. Accidents can also cause property damage, and emotional and physical trauma.
At Le & Kittleson, we strive to give you the care that you deserve in your time of need. We believe that any automobile accident is devastating to those involved. Our care and knowledge can help you get back on the right track. From our offices in Renton and Gig Harbor, we go above and beyond for clients throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas as well as nationwide.
What Are The Legal Elements Of A Car Accident Case?
When one of our lawyers starts working on a case, he or she considers the legal theory of the case. This theory helps tie a case together from beginning to end.
Some car accidents involve extreme recklessness, but most involve a legal theory called negligence. To establish negligence in a car accident or truck accident case, a lawyer must show the following legal elements:
- As a reasonably prudent person, the defendant had a basic duty to act in a careful manner while driving.
- In some manner, the defendant breached his or her duty of care.
- The defendant’s breach of his or her duty of care directly caused the car accident.
- The victim sustained damages in the car accident.
An attorney at Le & Kittleson can discuss these elements with you to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
What Is A Duty Of Care? What Is A Breach Of Duty?
When someone drives a vehicle, he or she implicitly agrees to follow all traffic rules and take steps to prevent injuries to others. This is called the duty of care.
If a driver fails to act in a reasonably prudent manner such as another person would act under the same scenario, he or she has breached the duty of care owed to other individuals on the roadway.
What Kinds Of Damages Can I Recover In A Car Accident Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury claims can provide financial compensation for the variety of ways that a car accident impacts a person’s life. These can include:
- Medical bills, including the likely cost of future care
- Wages lost as a result of time away from work or the inability to pursue a previous career
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering that resulted from the collision
- The loss of companionship or consortium caused by the crash
The specific damages you can recover in a car accident injury claim depend on the specific challenges you face as a result of a crash.
How Much Is A Car Accident Claim Worth In Washington?
The specific value of your claim depends on the details of the accident you experienced and the impact that it has had on your life. Severe injuries with a lifelong impact could require millions of dollars to care for during a person’s lifetime, and the compensation provided by a car accident claim will reflect that financial impact. Minor injuries will generally lead to much less compensation.
The right attorney can help you determine how much your claim could be worth. Le & Kittleson is proud to pursue maximum compensation for our clients, and we have a strong track record of success. We are proud that our reputation in the legal community has led other attorneys to refer us to their clients, and we have helped people severely injured by car accidents recover six- or seven-figure settlements.
Talk To An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer For Free
If you would like assistance with your motor vehicle accident case or another type of personal injury claim, contact Le & Kittleson in Renton and Gig Harbor. We provide free initial consultations. To reach us, call 425-428-5972 or send the law firm an email. Se habla español.