It’s remarkable that unsafe lane change collisions don’t happen more often. All vehicles have blind spots, and when we travel at highway speeds, parallel to other cars, with so many drivers shifting lanes, merging, accelerating and slowing down – naturally this put us in dangerous situations. Usually it’s an honest mistake to begin our move into the next lane when suddenly we hear a honk of the horn warning us to get back over. However, if someone is drunk or distracted, or simply reckless, a tragic and unnecessary accident might result in lifelong – or life-ending – changes.
If you have been involved in an accident in which someone recklessly merged into your lane and hit you, causing injury and loss, call attorney Bill Coats. For decades he has represented accident victims to get a full, fast, and fair settlement. With empathy and grit, he gets results for his clients to get them back on their feet, with higher financial compensation than the insurers are ready and willing to give you without help. Call him today to talk about your case. It’s a free call to begin, and if Bill takes your claim, he’s not paid until you are.
With Bill’s help, you may be awarded damages if you experienced one or more of the following after your collision:
- Wrongful death
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy, including chiropractic care
- Wage or job loss
- Chronic emotional or mental anguish
Please keep in mind there is a time limit on all claims you might make. Also known as a statute of limitations, this deadline means that no suits could be filed after it passes. If you fail to submit your claim before the time is up, it could mean a complete loss of the right to file, and any financial compensation that you might have won. Don’t wait; the sooner after the accident the better, though sometimes it takes some time for long term injuries to emerge. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have the right to funding your recovery – for both you and your family. Bill Coats can evaluate your claim, answer any questions you may have, and fight to get you compensation.
I was hit during an unsafe lane change – now what do I do?
First of all, it’s important to have law enforcement involvement, as well as your doctor. If not, make sure you speak to them both as soon as possible. Police reports and medical treatment are critical as evidence in your claim. Additional evidence such as eyewitness reports are important to collect and share with your lawyer. Names and phone numbers, photos of the accident and injuries incurred, and any other documentation regarding your collision all aid your case. Even if it seems like it might not be important, the more backup information you have, the stronger your claim. Let your lawyer parse through it and use all this data to assess your claim.
Call Bill Coats today, at 360-392-2833 or email him through this form here.
For a list of serious traffic violations in the Washington State lawbook, click here.