When you have been injured in an automobile accident, Spokane car collision accident attorneys know that having an attorney to advocate on your behalf can make all the difference when it comes to securing a full and fair recovery for injuries and damages sustained in the accident. In 2018 there were 3,771 reported car accidents in Spokane with close to 1,500 injuries and 8 fatalities. Even when injuries are not fatal, they can still be severe and life changing.
Car accidents can be the result of a number of causes or combination of causes. Some of the most common causes and contributing factors include the following:
Attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC recommend that those who have sustained injuries in a car accident do not give statements or participate in interviews with insurance companies without first consulting with an attorney. Insurance companies work to settle their claims efficiently and for the lowest amount possible. Interviews that they conduct with injury victims are often designed to limit their own financial exposure by placing blame on injury victims or attempting to minimize the extent of injuries sustained. It is important to remember that insurance companies’ interests are at odds with your own interests when it comes to making insurance claims.
Washington is a comparative fault state which means that being partially at fault in a car accident does not necessarily bar a person from recovering for his or her injuries and damages. In fact, Washington state permits recovery for injured parties who are responsible for most of the accident fault, so long as another person in the accident was responsible for some of the fault, injured parties will be able to recover for damages that will be reduced by their portion of fault. For example, if an injured driver was 75% at fault for an accident and another driver was responsible for 25% of the accident and the injured driver sustained $100,000 of injuries, his recovery would be reduced by 75% due to his fault and he would still be permitted to collect $25,000.
When car accident injuries result in fatalities, families of the deceased may be permitted to recover compensation from the at fault party’s insurance company in some circumstances. Under Washington law, specific close surviving family members may recover under wrongful death claims when someone else’s fault caused their loved one’s death. There may be additional recovery options in fatality cases as well, which is why it is important to speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
Contact a Spokane car collision accident attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC to schedule a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. Our experienced car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping injury victims and their families secure the financial compensation that they deserve.
Russell & Hill, PLLC are very professional and knowledgeable. Jim Hill and Diana represented me in my automobile accident. After 2 years of dealing with an insurance company their best offer was $3,600, I enlisted Jim Hill to represent me. When it was all said and done I received a net check in the amount of $107,000. I highly recommend Russell & Hill, PLLC.
I had a very supportive experience working with Mr. Jim Hill and the rest of the wonderful people at this law firm. They helped me get a settlement throughout a very arduous process, helping me maintain my confidence and esteem. If you come here to have them help with your case, you will not regret it! Also, Ms. Tammy is amazing and won’t get mad at you, even if you bug her daily, like I did on some weeks 🙂 Thank you for everything!
Jim and the team at Russell & Hill are awesome. I was in tough position and they were extremely responsive, navigated the legal challenges, and negotiated a settlement that was better than anticipated. Upfront, honest, great communication, and delivered results. I could not have asked for more!
I have been working with Russell & Hill for over a year and a half. I personally worked with Eric. My case was very complicated. He worked with me. I was approved for disability. He asked me tough questions, he checked in. He cared. I’m so grateful to have worked with him. Thank you so much for your hard work. I appreciate you so very much.
Facing the overwhelming task of filing for disability is not for the faint of heart. My task was to research several disability attorneys. My choice, RUSSELL & HILL, Personal Injury and Disability Attorneys, was a smart one. Thank you, Elizabeth, for info gathering and the time, energy, and frustration you saved me. Thank you, Eric, for doing everything else, submitting my case, resubmitting my case, preparing for trial, preparing me for trial, gathering medical records. I was astounded, relieved, and elated when the Judge approved my disability on the spot, simply based on the brief you wrote. I am now forever grateful. I recommend RUSSELL & HILL to all.
Eric Bessent represented me for my disability hearing and I want to give kudos where they are desreved. He is very patient and answers questions thoroughly. He handled himself very professionally and presented my case with a favorable decision. Thank you to Eric (lawyer), Gabriella (case manager), his firm (Russell and Hill) and all the other staff who’s behind the scenes 😊
Jim and his team are excellent at what they do and also great at communicating what is going on
Eric bessett did a good job on helping me out on my disability was well pleased would recommend them to anybody
Eric Bessent at Russell & Hill was so helpful and resilient in helping me to obtain Social Security after suffering a head injury from being hit ny a drunk driver. His concern for health as well as being conforting and informative regarding the process that takes place to obtain SS was an A+. He walked me step by step through the process encouraging me even when my application had been turned down the first time. Eric walked me through the appeal process with encouragement and still caring about my well being.
After receiving such personal care I whole heartedly recommend Russell & Hill, PLLC to anyone seeking personalized caring attorneys.
I applied For Disability April 2017 I started with Russell & Hill from the get go. I was denied on Intial and Recon I thankfully got a Alj hearing quickly and we won with a Bench Decision thank you to Kim for dealing with all my stress with me and getting my updated records every three months helped a ton. I would also like to Thank Eric Basset that contacted me when I got my court date to update records and make sure I wasn’t messing anything and met with me in person, I met Eric Agian the day of hearing ahead of time to answer any questions before we went in I was very nervous we won and were told right then, thank you to the firm for working so hard and not giving up when I was filled with anxiety, I would recommend Russle & Hill staff to anyone needing help mine was a disability case. They called me back in a timely fashion and a good bye me tell the finish line. Thanks a ton! My best advise they know what they are doing ride the wave it paid off for me in the end. Thanks Agian
Erik did a great job and was willing to take all my calls and questions. He got the job done quickly!!!
Jim is awesome if anything ever happens to me again in the future hes going to be my go to
Jim and Dradin were great to work with! They communicated with me in terms I could understand, and they were able to resolve my case with the best possible outcome! I would recommend them to anyone needing assistance.
I chose Russell and Hill to file my disability paperwork and was approved in around six months without paying a dime. I couldn’t have made a better choice! Due to their knowledge and proficiency (and my bad back), my paperwork sailed through the system in record time. Thank you R&H for your excellent services!