Serving auto accident victims throughout Bellingham, Marietta-Alderwood, Laurel, Geneva, Chuckanut and surrounding Whatcom County, Washington areas.
Car accidents are not only traumatic and dangerous, they also have the potential to upturn your finances with medical bills, repair costs, and lost wages. These types of wrecks are all too common, and the victim should never be forced to pay for damages caused by another person. At the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek, we know exactly how to help you obtain financial compensation for the many financial difficulties caused by your car accident.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Auto accidents occur every single day for a wide variety of reasons, from black ice to traffic jams. The lawyers at the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek in Bellingham, Washington have decades of experience helping victims of car crashes, especially for these common reasons:
Impaired Driving: You’ve been a victim of an impaired driver if the person who hit you was intoxicated.
Negligent Driving: This form of driving qualifies as speeding, failing to obey traffic signs and signals, driving aggressively, and disregarding basic roadway etiquette.
Distracted Driving: The popularity of smartphones makes distracted driving all too frequent. Texting, talking on a cell phone, and reading GPS directions all fall into this category.
Steps to Take After a Bellingham Car Accident
The golden rule after a car accident is to be sure you do not admit fault. Exchange information with the other car involved and any possible witnesses, then take pictures of the accident scene and your vehicle. It’s also a good idea to verify the accuracy of the police report.
Next, it’s time to give the professional lawyers at the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek a call! We will help you navigate the insurance claim process properly to improve your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve. Time is critical after an accident, the insurance firm for the person who hit you is not there to help you and often times your own insurance company will work against you. Let us help you every step of the way to ensure the best outcome for your situation. With less stress on your hands regarding the accident, you can focus on recovering from what is often a difficult and painful process.
You can receive compensation for far more than just your damaged car after an auto accident. We can help you pursue relief for past and future medical bills, lost income, lost earning capacity due to injuries, pain and suffering, and property damage. In the tragic case of a death during the car accident, we can also help you seek funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.
At the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek, we serve the greater Whatcom County area with our decades of experience. Contact us at (360) 526-8584 to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney who will help you understand your rights and guide you through the complex legal process.