Vancouver Car Accident Lawyer

I am Vancouver car accident attorney Jack Peterson. At my Vancouver, Washington, law office, I represent people who have been involved in car accidents. Often, closer inspection of the evidence reveals that drivers who caused accidents were driving while distracted. Many where talking on their cellphones, texting, applying makeup or interacting with passengers in their vehicles.

Distraction is not a legitimate excuse for causing harm to others on the road. Drivers have the duty to exercise reasonable care while behind the wheel. They have a duty to keep a proper lookout for other drivers and are responsible for traveling at a safe speed. This often means driving more slowly in the rain and fog, when streets are slippery and when visibility is poor. No matter what, drivers have the responsibility to obey traffic signals, including stop signs and traffic lights.

Holding Drivers Responsible For The Damages They Cause

Drivers who fail to exercise reasonable caution and who cause car accidents should be held responsible for any damages experienced by their passengers or by people in other vehicles. Accidents can cause serious injuries, so the damages involved are often severe.

Under Washington state law, judges may order negligent drivers to compensate personal injury victims for their medical bills, lost earnings due to missed work, and physical and emotional pain. Negligent drivers may also be responsible for covering the costs of necessary ongoing medical treatment, necessary modifications to their homes and automobiles, and necessary medical devices.

As an experienced personal injury attorney and former insurance defense lawyer, I know how to maximize the compensation my clients receive. I take effective action in car accident cases, using smart legal strategies to protect my clients' interests throughout the process.

Contact A Battle Ground Car Crash Attorney

Insurance companies will often force accident victims to give statements or to settle rear-end accident claims. Do not accept less than your case is worth. Talk with a lawyer before managing an insurance claim. Let me, trial lawyer Jack Peterson, take the weight off your shoulders so that you can focus on what matters most after an accident: your health. Contact me by calling my Vancouver, Washington, law office at 360-859-5297. Initial consultations are free and confidential.