More Americans have died in car accidents since 2000 than the total number of military casualties in both World War I and World War II. More than 600 thousand lives have been lost from car crashes, which is significantly higher than the 500 thousand that were lost in both World Wars. Unfortunately this number will only continue to add up.
Typically, when you are injured in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), you exchange your contact and insurance information with the other driver. If you are injured on someone’s property, such as slipping and falling in a store (premises liability), you fill out an “incident report” or some type of documentation that describes how you were injured and what happened. From the time you first contact the other driver’s insurance company to completing a report about how you ended up on your backside, the insurance company for the driver or the store will be compiling your answers.
If you live in Washington state and are pursuing an injury claim — either with an insurance company or through a personal injury lawsuit in court — you may have some questions about the process and the state laws that will affect your claim. In this article, we’ll explore a few key Washington personal injury laws.