PROTECTING YOU AFTER THE CRASH
Everyone at Bill Coats Law understands the challenges that can arise after a serious car accident. We have seen the injuries and damage that can result from a collision and understand the difficulties some victims face in trying to recover full and fair compensation from the insurance companies.
There are very specific rules and regulations in Washington State that can complicate an insurance claim and the ability to recover additional compensation for things like disability, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. In cases of severe injury or death, to have the best chance at receiving full and fair compensation for your losses, it is best to contact a local attorney who has knowledge and experience in laws regarding auto accident claims. We are located in Bellingham and serve clients throughout northwest Washington.
Attorneys Bill Coats and Tiffany Bailey focus on automobile accident cases and will help ensure that your rights are protected.
If you’ve been in a car accident and are unsure of your next step, please call to set up a meeting with Bill to discuss your case. There is never any charge to discuss your case. We will review your claim, answer your questions, and determine if we can help.
A Proven Track-Record
BILL COATS TRACK RECORD OF FULL, FAST AND FAIR AUTO ACCIDENT SETTLEMENTS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Bellingham auto accident attorney Bill Coats has spent 20 years working with injured clients to ensure they get the medical treatment they need to recover, to get their medical bills paid, and to deal with auto insurance companies and adjusters to get the optimal settlement. His goal is to obtain the funds needed so clients can recover from their financial losses and move forward with their lives. He’s helped clients dealing with a wide variety of auto accidents, including:
- $745,000 for Michelle, hurt in an auto accident in which the at-fault driver did not carry adequate coverage for the severity of her injuries. Bill was able to find compensation far beyond what the insurance company was at first willing to give.
- $1,000,000 for Jenna, one of the victims in a head-on collision that resulted in extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Our Car Accident Experience
OVER 20+ YEARS OF HANDLING AUTO ACCIDENTS
Even a fairly minor car accident can cause long-term injuries requiring extensive medical treatment – it is crucial to know how to estimate the cost of future medical treatment.
Car accidents are often caused by drivers with no insurance, despite the requirements of Washington State law, so it is imperative to find coverage through any available source.
Many people do not carry enough insurance to cover the damages in a car crash, especially if more than one person is injured or killed.
All insurance adjusters will offer low settlements initially, and it takes an experienced auto accident attorney to negotiate a full and fair settlement.
Some folks have received fairly minor injuries and call with questions about how to deal with property damage, and how to work with insurance adjusters to resolve their own claims. While in some cases it is possible to handle your own claim, for example when there are no injuries, very minor injuries, or minor vehicle damage, it is advisable to have a personal injury attorney review the situation first.
Bill Coats Law focuses upon personal injury and wrongful death law in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County, and our experience has allowed us to help hundreds of clients like you. Contact us today to learn the path to recovery, at Bellingham: 360-392-2833 / Seattle: 206-838-5626.
Many auto accidents involve alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love was involved in a drunk or drugged driving accident, click here to learn more.
With the prevalence of electronic devices, distracted driving and the accidents it causes is on the rise. If your accident involved these factors that contribute to distracted driving, consult with an attorney experienced with handling them.