I've Been Involved in a Woodinville Personal Injury Accident, What Should I Do?

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Woodinville Personal Injury Attorneys 

The personal injury attorneys at Max Meyers Law proudly serve clients in the Woodinville area. There are a high number of commuters in Woodinville which has increased traffic on several of the surrounding roads. High traffic areas in Woodinville include SR 202, SR 522, Woodinville Duvall Road, and NE 175th Street. Due to high traffic volumes, drivers are at a greater risk of being in an auto accident in these locations.  

The team at Max Meyers Law represents those in our local community who have been seriously injured in an auto accident. We make it easy to speak with one of our experienced accident attorneys about your case. Our attorneys are flexible and can talk with you over the phone, schedule a video conference, set up an in person meeting at one of our offices, or even drive out to your location for a meeting. 

Contact us today by giving us a call at 425-399-7000. You can also reach us by filling out the contact form through our website, or by using our 24/7 online chat feature.

Why Max Meyers Law?

We are proud to have been recognized by our peers for outstanding legal services and have 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:

Do not worry about paying any fees to speak with one of our attorneys. We offer a FREE consultation to anyone who contacts our office. We will listen to your situation and help guide you through the next steps to take…whether you decide to hire us as your attorney or not. If you are not able to get to our office for an in-person meeting, we can come to you. We are flexible and will work with you to schedule an appointment.  

Woodinville Accident Statistics

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics – Woodinville 2019

  • Fatal auto accidents – 0
  • Suspected serious injury – 8
  • Suspected minor injury – 14
  • Possible injury – 42
  • No apparent injury – 189
  • TOTAL CRASHES – 253

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics – Woodinville 2020

  • Fatal auto accidents – 1
  • Suspected serious injury – 2
  • Suspected minor injury – 14
  • Possible injury – 30
  • No apparent injury – 109
  • TOTAL CRASHES – 156

What Should I Do After an Accident?

No one ever expects to be in a serious auto accident. Many people are in shock and have a hard time thinking clearly after an accident because your adrenaline has kicked in and is pumping through your entire body. We put together these tips as a reference guide, so you know what to do immediately following an accident:

  • First seek any medical treatment you may need!
  • Use your cell phone to take pictures (and video if possible) of the accident scene and any injuries you sustained. 
  • Obtain and write down the other driver’s name, contact information, driver’s license, and insurance company information. 
  • Obtain and write down the contact information for any witnesses (names and phone numbers).
  • DO NOT share your opinions about what happened or what you think you saw during the accident. Give only the facts when speaking to the 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, which is called the statute of limitations. This is why it is very important to 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

You will be required to gather evidence against the other party who hit you in order to prove 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. It will also be required that you establish “breach of duty of care” and how it relates to the injuries you sustained in the accident. You do not have to take on this burden all alone. Contact an experienced Woodinville personal injury attorney immediately. An attorney will help you gather evidence against the other party, contact any witnesses to the accident, and organize expert medical testimony if your case goes to trial. Let us take on the legal burden while you focus on healing and recovering for your injuries. 

Seek Medical Treatment Immediately

It is extremely important that you see a trained medical professional who can administer an exam and document any injuries immediately following your accident. The insurance company may not think you have any serious injuries if you do not seek treatment right away. If you do not follow through and treat your injuries, the insurance company may try to use that against you when filing a claim. Make sure you go to all of your scheduled doctor appointments. If you have to cancel an appointment, then be sure to reschedule right away. You want to make sure that you are completely healed before discussing a settlement offer. Once a settlement payout from the insurance company is made there will be no more money from the insurance company to cover any unexpected costs down the road. Be sure you take your time to treat your injuries and are fully healed before discussing any settlement. 

Free Legal Consultations at Max Meyers Law

We are a locally based law firm that serves clients throughout the state of Washington. We are a dynamic team that maintains a high level of care and customer service availabe to our clients. If you or a loved one has been affected by a serious injury from an auto accident, contact our experienced team of attorneys right away. We provide a FREE consultation so that you get to know a little more about our team and we can discuss the details of your case. Give us a call at 425-399-7000 today.

Resources for Accident Victims in Woodinville Area


Woodinville Police Department (Woodinville City Hall)
17301 133rd AVE NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
(206) 296-3311

Woodinville Fire & Rescue Headquarters
17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 483-2131

Woodinville Medical Records
Evergreen Health Urgent Care Woodinville
16916 140th AVE NE #200
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 488-2273

 


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