I've Been Involved In A Redmond, WA Personal Injury Accident, What Steps Should I Take?

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Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Redmond

The attorneys at Max Meyers Law are personal injury attorneys serving the Redmond community. Each day there are a high number of commuters that have increased traffic on several roads around the Redmond area. Commuters who regularly drive on Redmond Way, State Route 202, and State Route 520 are at a greater risk of being in an auto accident.  

Our team at Max Meyers Law is dedicated to helping those in our local community who have been seriously injured in an accident. We are flexible when it comes to making arrangements to speak with you about your accident. We can set up an in person meeting at one of our offices, do a video conference call, talk over the phone, or even drive out to your location to talk. 

You can reach us by sending us a chat through our website, by filling out the Contact Us form on our website, or by giving us a call at 425-399-7000.

Why Choose Max Meyers Law?

Max Meyers Law PLLC has been recognized for our outstanding legal service and has received several awards, including The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 award and Avvo’s Top Attorney rating.

We are local personal injury attorneys who have experience and specialize in the following types of cases:

  • Car accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Child injuries
  • Dog bites

We offer a free consultation, so don’t worry about paying any fees to speak with one of our attorneys. We will listen and give you advice regarding the next steps to take based on your specific situation…whether you hire us as your attorney or not. If you are not able to get to our office for an in-person meeting, we are flexible and can make other arrangements. If you are not able to come to our office, we can come to you.  

Redmond Accident Statistics

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics – Redmond 2019

  • Fatal auto accidents – 2
  • Suspected serious injury – 8
  • Suspected minor injury – 40
  • Possible injury – 184
  • No apparent injury – 652
  • TOTAL CRASHES – 886

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics – Redmond 2020

  • Fatal auto accidents – 0
  • Suspected serious injury – 6
  • Suspected minor injury – 33
  • Possible injury – 64
  • No apparent injury – 340
  • TOTAL CRASHES – 443

What Should I Do After an Accident?

Being in a serious auto accident is never something you expect. It can be shocking and make it hard to think clearly after an accident. This is common because your adrenaline has kicked in and is surging throughout your entire body. We put together these tips (keep them handy) so you know what to do immediately following an accident:

  • First and most important, seek any medical treatment you may need!
  • Take pictures (and video if possible) of the accident scene. If you have your cell phone with you this is a great to use for this. Don’t forget to take pictures of any injuries sustained as well. 
  • Write down the other driver’s name, contact information, driver’s license, and insurance company information. 
  • Write down contact information for any witnesses (names and phone numbers).
  • DO NOT give your opinions about what happened or what you think you saw during the accident. Share only the facts when speaking to police. Talk with an attorney immediately. 

Statute of limitations

In Washington, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against the at fault party. This is called the statute of limitations. This is one of the most important reasons we recommend you contact an experienced attorney as soon as you can following your accident. There are certain exceptions to the statute of limitations where it can be “tolled” (for example, with minors the statute of limitations does not start until their 18th birthday), but it is best to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case. 

Proving Liability

Before you are awarded any monetary losses from injuries you sustained in your accident, you will need to prove that the other party’s negligence caused the accident. You do not have to take on this burden all alone. You will be required to gather evidence against the other party who hit you in order to prove liability. It will also be required that you establish “breach of duty of care” and how this relates to the injuries you sustained in the accident. Contact an experienced Redmond personal injury attorney immediately. An attorney can gather evidence against the other party, contact eyewitnesses to the accident, and organize expert medical testimony if your case goes to trial. We want you to be able to focus on healing from your injuries, so let us take on this burden for you while you recover.

Seek Medical Treatment Until You Are Healed

If you do not seek treatment right away, the insurance company may not think you have any serious injuries. Be sure to see a trained medical professional who can give you an exam and document any injuries immediately following your accident. If you are not diligent about treating for your injuries, the insurance company will try to use that against you when filing a claim. Be sure to go to all of your scheduled doctor appointments. If you can’t make an appointment, then reschedule right away. Make sure that you are completely healed and recovered before discussing any settlement offers. A settlement payout from the insurance company is final, which means that if you experience any medical issues down the road and you have already settled, there will be no more money from the insurance company to cover these additional costs. Take your time to seek treatment and heal fully from your injuries.

Free Legal Consultations for Everyone

Max Meyers Law is a locally based law firm that serves clients throughout Washington state. We are a close-knit team that prides ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service to our clients. If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury from an accident, contact an experienced injury attorney right away. We provide a FREE consultation so that you get to learn a little more about us and we can further discuss the details of your case. Give us a call at (425) 399-7000 to get started with your FREE consultation.

Resources for Accident Victims in Redmond Area


Redmond Police Department
8701 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 556-2500

Redmond Fire Department
8450 161st AVE NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 556-2200

Redmond Medical Records
Evergreen Health Primary and Urgent Care
8980 161st Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 883-3333

 

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Max is a Kirkland personal injury attorney handling cases in Seattle, King County & surrounding in WA State.