Accidents may be a part of everyday life, but their aftermath is often catastrophic. With healthcare costs approaching record highs, even simple injuries could cost survivors thousands of dollars, threatening their physical health and financial well-being. For many families, even those with robust health insurance policies, the costs of recovery can seem restrictive and, in many cases, insurmountable.
However, Max Meyers Law believes that no Washingtonian should be forced to pay the price for another person’s mistake. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Renton motor vehicle crash, playground accident, or dog attack that was not your fault, our highly experienced team of attorneys could help you secure the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.
Since our founding, Max Meyers Law has striven to protect the rights of Renton-area accident victims—and we have the results to show for it. Please send us a message online or call us at 425-324-3536 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible.
Max Meyers Law Defends the Rights of Renton Accident Victims
Max Meyers Law is committed to defending the rights of Renton-area accident victims. We accept personal injury cases relating to the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Child accidents
- Dog attacks
- Wrongful death
While some accidents are simply unavoidable, many are caused by a callous disregard for the rights, well-being, and safety of others. When reckless motorists, irresponsible corporations, and other wrongdoers fail to take the common-sense precautions needed to protect the public from injury and death, they could be held accountable for their misconduct.
Important Renton Accident Statistics
Renton is among the largest and most densely-populated cities in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. Like any large city, life in Renton is not without its risks. In a single recent year, the Renton Police Department reported nearly 1,500 automobile accidents, out of which an estimated 450 may have resulted in serious, potentially life-changing injuries.
While accident rates across Renton appear to be on the decline, these statistics show that tragedy can strike anywhere, at any time:
- In 2022, there were 1,378 total crashes reported in Renton, a city of 105,000. Of these crashes, 31 resulted in serious injuries, and seven resulted in fatalities.
- In 2021, there were 1,857 total crashes reported in Renton, with 32 resulting in serious injuries and ten resulting in fatalities.
- In 2020, there were 1,494 total crashes reported in Renton, with 32 resulting in serious injuries and six resulting in fatalities.
Accidents may not always be avoidable, but the actions you take in the immediate aftermath of a car crash or other personal injury event could mean the difference between a successful legal recovery and an inadequate settlement.
What to Do After a Serious Renton Personal Injury Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Renton, Washington, accident that was not your fault, you should protect your rights to a legal recovery by taking the following steps:
- Call 911. Washington state law requires that any accident resulting in personal injury, death, or property damage of $1,000 or more be reported to law enforcement. However, even when an accident does not need to be reported to the Renton Police Department, the investigating officer’s field report could still be used in insurance negotiations or at trial.
- Seek immediate medical attention. You should always seek medical attention after any accident, even if you do not believe that you have been seriously injured. Since some accident-related injuries do not present any immediate medical symptoms, a physician could help you identify, diagnose, and treat silent and potentially life-threatening conditions such as internal bleeding or a traumatic head injury.
- Collect evidence from the accident site. If you do not require urgent medical intervention, you could reinforce your claim by collecting evidence from the accident site. Depending on the nature and circumstances of your accident, evidence could include photographs of your visible injuries, pictures of the dangerous condition that caused the accident, and a written record of your post-accident medical symptoms.
- Speak to eyewitnesses. When physical evidence is scarce, eyewitness testimony can make or break a personal injury case. If you believe that a bystander, friend, or colleague may have witnessed your accident, ask them for their full name, phone number, and other contact information.
- Contact an experienced Renton personal injury attorney. Hiring a personal injury attorney could significantly impact your ability to secure a favorable settlement. Numerous studies have shown that plaintiffs with competent legal counsel are far more likely to recover compensation than plaintiffs who try to represent themselves.
Why Max Meyers Law Offers 100% Free Consultations and No-Cost Representation
High-quality legal representation does not have to come at a sky-high cost. Max Meyers Law exclusively represents accident victims. We understand that many survivors face excruciating physical and financial challenges. Instead of asking our clients to part with their life savings, we operate on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we only accept payment as a percentage of your eventual settlement. If we cannot secure the compensation you need and the justice you deserve, we do not bill you for our legal services.
Since our founding, Max Meyers Law has offered accident victims the opportunity to schedule 100% free, no-obligation consultations. During your first meeting with your attorney, you will have the chance to:
- Explain how your accident happened
- Detail your injuries
- Ask questions about Max Meyers Law’s experience, results, and practice areas
- Understand how Washington law could help you recover compensation after an accident
Your Potential Damages After a Renton Accident
Washington state law affords accident victims the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against every person or party who caused their injuries. Washington courts typically award the following damages in personal injury lawsuits:
- Economic damages, or compensation intended to reimburse tangible losses.
- Non-economic damages, or compensation intended to reimburse comparatively subjective losses.
When Max Meyers Law accepts a new case, we work with our clients to assess the totality of their economic and non-economic damages. We can help you secure compensation for expenses and losses including, but not limited to:
- Past, present, and predicted medical expenses
- Physical rehabilitation
- Prescription medication co-pays
- Short-term or long-term assisted care
- Lost income from work
- Exhausted vacation time or paid time off (PTO)
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
- Wrongful death
Washington state does not currently cap the damages available to most personal injury plaintiffs. However, while Washington law does not limit compensation, the Evergreen State has a strict statute of limitations applicable to most accident claims. If you wait too long to take action and contact an attorney, the statute of limitations could lapse, forcing the court to dismiss your claim without giving you the opportunity to tell your side of the story.