For many of us, car accidents present the greatest risk of serious injury in our lives. In 2009 in the United States, 30,747 people died in car accidents, and over 2 million people were injured in car accidents. Car accidents are a serious concern here in Washington as well with over 101,576 reported car accidents occurring in 2010. The three most common causes of these accidents were excessive speed, drivers following too close, and failure to yield the right of way. 6,136 of these accidents involved alcohol as a contributing factor.
This is the breakdown of the number of car accidents in our area of Washington in 2010:
As you know if you have been involved in a car accident, your ability to work or to simply enjoy the activities of daily life can be threatened by a negligent or a reckless driver in an instant. Traffic congestion, road rage and the distraction of navigation systems and cell phones have created new challenges to protecting oneself.
Our car accident attorneys understand the injuries that can result from car accidents, and how to obtain fair compensation for our clients who have been involved in car accidents. Car accident attorney James Sorrels has directly handled thousands of personal injury claims and he is recognized as a skilled negotiator and trial lawyer. As an accident attorney who focuses on representing victims who are injured in car accidents, James Sorrels is an expert on the statutes, ordinances, rules of the road and insurance coverage that apply to car accidents.
If you have been in a car accident it is critical that you hire a car accident lawyer who understands the types of insurance that apply to you: Personal Injury Protection, Property Loss, Wage Loss, Liability, Underinsured Motorist, Disability and Health Insurance. On a matter of such importance to you and your family, you can’t afford less than the best. The Law Offices of James S. Sorrels is ready to help you. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.
Law Offices of James S. Sorrels
The Sunset Building
23607 Highway 99, Suite 3E
Edmonds, WA 98026
Law Offices of James S. Sorrels - Seattle
3131 Western Ave., Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98121
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