AREAS OF PRACTICE / ACCIDENTS

Auto Accident

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Whitfield Coleman Bullock’s auto accident attorneys fight tirelessly for people who have been injured in car, truck, and motorcycle crashes. Our lawyers have long been leaders in this practice area, achieving recoveries for our clients that allow them to bounce back and move on from their injuries. We have extensive experience representing consumers against insurance companies, and a track record of success that shows we won’t settle for less than our clients deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact us to see if you are owed compensation for losses. Our consultations are free, and we get paid only if we successfully resolve your case.

How an Attorney Can Help

After a crash, even one that occurred through no fault of your own, it may be difficult to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Many insurance companies have been known to delay, deny, or undervalue auto accident claims. In these cases, an attorney can be your best friend and advocate. Here are some of the tasks they can undertake on your behalf:

  • Determining how much you are owed for all damages
  • Analyzing police and medical records
  • Consulting with experts
  • Contacting witnesses
  • Reconstructing the accident
  • Filing a formal complaint/lawsuit
  • Negotiating with the insurance company’s lawyers
  • Presenting your case at trial (if necessary)

You should never accept an insurance company’s offer before speaking with an attorney. Even an offer that seems generous could be far less than you are actually owed, and the insurance company could very well be counting on you not knowing the difference.

Why You Can Afford to Hire Whitfield Coleman Bullock

Though many people assume they can’t afford a lawyer, at Whitfield Coleman Bullock, consultations are free and it costs nothing up front to hire us. That’s because we operate on the contingency fee basis, which means that we only receive a fee if we successfully resolve our client’s case via a favorable settlement or jury award. Our payment comes out of the client’s recovery, not their pocket.

How These Cases Work

Though you might expect an injured party to file a lawsuit against the driver responsible for the accident, the truth is that in the vast majority of these cases, the defendant is an insurance company, not an individual. Most of the time, it’s an insurance company that is legally obligated to cover the cost of damages resulting from the accident. (In some cases, if a vehicle malfunctioned in some way, the manufacturer could also be held liable.)

Typically, the injured party hires an attorney, who files a complaint on their behalf against an insurance company. The attorney then negotiates with the insurance company’s lawyers, seeking a full, fair settlement for their client. In the unlikely event that a settlement can’t be reached, the attorney will then present the client’s case at trial, where a jury will determine how much they are owed.

Auto Accident Compensation

Even “minor” auto accidents can have serious, long-term consequences for the drivers and passengers who are injured. A good auto accident attorney will recover all past and future expenses incurred as a result of the crash. These may include some of the following damages:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Cost of repairs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of life’s enjoyment
  • Funeral expenses (in the event of a loved one’s death)

With so many potential damages, some of them lifelong, many people underestimate just how much compensation they’re entitled to after an accident.

Lawsuit Eligibility

Every crash is different, with countless factors determining who is responsible and how much insurance money each injured person is owed (if any). That being said, there are two key criteria that every auto accident case meets:

  • The plaintiff was involved in an auto accident
  • They were injured in some way (financially, physically, or psychologically)

Without any injuries, there are no damages to recover. Without damages to recover, there is no basis for a lawsuit.

The best way to determine if you have a case is to contact a licensed attorney — even if you feel like you were at fault in the crash. Liability in these situations is not always cut-and-dry, and you could still be owed compensation even if you were partially responsible for the accident.s and other large corporations.

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The firm and our associates have been protecting victims’ rights, recovering more than $50 billion for clients across all practice areas. We’re skilled, we’re experienced, and we’re not afraid to take on insurance companies and other large corporations.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if we can help you. These cases are time-sensitive, so don’t wait. Get in touch today.

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(Policy limits) for a wrongful death automobile accident that occurred in Vancouver, Washington, involving a drunk driver.