If you have been involved in a serious car accident due to no fault of your own, how much are you entitled to recover for your injuries? The answer to this question is extremely important, as the costs you incur during your recovery may be substantial.
For many people, securing just compensation is crucial to their recovery and long-term financial stability. Settling for too little is a mistake that can impact their lives for years to come.
Everyone’s case is different. No two accidents are exactly alike, and no two individuals’ losses are exactly the same. As a result, in order to assess the value of your claim, it will be necessary to evaluate the particular facts and circumstances involved.
An Olympia auto accident attorney at Fuller & Fuller can review the specific details of your case and advise you of the damages that may be recoverable. Keep the following principles in mind when considering what constitutes fair compensation in your case:
1. Car Accident Victims Can Recover Their Economic and Non-Economic Losses
In Washington, car accident victims can recover compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses include direct out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., medical bills and prescription costs) as well as loss of earnings. Non-economic losses include other negative impacts on your life, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, and loss of consortium.
2. Car Accident Victims Can Recover Their Current and Future Losses
When seeking to recover your losses after a car accident, it is important not to focus solely on the present. While it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the current financial and non-financial effects of your injuries, the long-term effects could be far greater.
Washington law permits the recovery of both current and future losses. It is important to work with an experienced attorney who can calculate the full extent of damages in your case and advise you how much you may be entitled to recover.
3. The Insurance Company Says I Am Partially At Fault
In some cases, auto insurance companies will attempt to reduce accident victims’ compensation by accusing them of being partially at fault for their own injuries. While you should not accept the insurance company’s determination of fault, even if you were partially at fault, you can still recover partial compensation under Washington law.
Washington is one of several states that follows a rule known as “pure comparative fault.”
Contact an Olympia Auto Accident Attorney Today
At Fuller & Fuller, Marya Fuller can help car accident victims recover just compensation for their losses. If you’ve been injured, she can help!
Please call (800) 570-4878 today to discuss your case with an experienced Olympia auto accident attorney. Fuller & Fuller has been serving clients throughout Washington since 1972.