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Spokane, WA Attorney Representing Car Accident Victims

A law firm built on compassion, knowledge and experience

Peltram Law Offices offers quality legal services and compassion to victims of car accidents in the Spokane area. Hiring a competent auto accident attorney who provides diligent representation on your personal injury case is vital to protecting your rights and ensuring that the insurance companies properly handle your claim.

The cause of your auto accident matters

Auto accidents occur for numerous reasons, but many are the result of negligence. The courts take collisions caused by careless drivers seriously — especially when they involve the following:

  • Excessive speed
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Texting while driving
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to obey road signs
  • Low visibility due to weather
  • Improper use of driving signals
  • Highway and road conditions

Even when drivers’ behavior is not overtly irresponsible, they may be held liable for injuries if they do not take reasonable precautions in poor weather conditions. They may also be considered negligent for allowing their attention to be diverted by other passengers, a GPS or even distractions outside their cars.

Car accidents can happen anywhere at any time

Each year, auto accidents cause millions of dollars in personal injuries and property damages. In the state of Washington, the total number of auto collisions reached 98,820 in 2011, with 6,228 of those occurring in Spokane County alone. Fatal car accidents caused 454 deaths, 66 percent of auto accidents involved property damage and 7,855 vehicular accidents caused by distracted driving were reported in 2011, though this factor remains highly underreported.

What happens after the collision?

Most car accidents result in injury and property damage. Even seemingly minor damages can cause extensive and expensive problems later on. Common car crash results include:

  • Neck, back and spine injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Injuries caused by airbag deployment
  • Passenger and bystander bodily injury
  • Property damage

How much compensation should you receive?

Insurance companies commonly dispute compensation claims. An auto accident attorney skilled in injury cases can ensure that your interests are protected from the date of the accident through negotiation and settlement or litigation, even in cases involving uninsured or underinsured motorists.

In pursuing your claim in court, Spokane-based Peltram Law Offices estimates the following:

  • Economic damages — Provable monetary losses, including medical expenses, property repair costs, lost wages and burial costs
  • Noneconomic damages Losses that are not readily quantifiable, including pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and emotional distress

Victims of car accidents become vulnerable to insurance company tactics aimed at minimizing the recovery amount, sometimes leading to an unfairly small settlement payment. Attorneys experienced in accident claims help protect victims’ rights in the following:

  • Coverage of medical treatment expenses
  • Fair compensation for injuries and damages having long-term effects
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Litigation against the insurance company

Let an experienced and dedicated attorney help you after your car accident

Peltram Law Offices offers a free initial consultation for all auto accident cases, which are taken on a contingency basis. Call 509-624-4922 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our conveniently located office in Spokane.