Car Accident Attorneys

When an injury car accident happens, your life can be thrown into disarray

Attorney Bill Coats has 20 years' experience working with people across the Puget Sound region who have been injured in car accidents. Bill knows how a car crash disrupts life for injured people and their families, and he knows what needs to be done to begin the recovery process.

Bill helps people immediately by managing the legal process

Bill's experience enables him to deliver a complete, persuasive claim to the insurance company. He knows what the insurance adjusters require to settle a claim at its highest value. And he knows how to effectively negotiate to obtain the highest possible settlement or verdict for his clients.

What does Bill Coats Law do to deliver successful car accident claims?

When someone is injured in a collision caused by an at-fault driver, it is important to evaluate the extent of the injuries and other damages, to determine how the injuries will affect life now, and also down the road. Many injuries require expensive, long-term medical care, and Bill Coats ensures that this cost is fully factored into the insurance-claim process. A successful claim is one in which an injured person receives a settlement that enables them to fully recover financially, and compensates them for all current and future losses.

People are often surprised to learn that after a Puget Sound car accident:

  • Your health insurance company expects to be re-paid for any of your medical bills it paid;
  • It is common for the at-fault driver to carry no insurance, or not enough insurance to cover your damages;
  • An injured person is expected to pay for their own medical bills until an insurance settlement is negotiated;
  • Your insurance policy may not have the coverage that you thought it did.

Injury lawyer Bill Coats can work with you to overcome these issues and make good decisions about your options.

Bill Coats Law offers a no-fee guarantee - There is no fee unless we win

Bill Coats handles all of his personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and you pay no fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You only pay if we deliver a successful claim.

Bill helps injured people across Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and Island Counties:

Everett Lynnwood Marysville
Mill Creek Snohomish Anacortes
Mt Vernon Oak Harbor Bellingham
Blaine Ferndale Lynden
Stanwood Burlington Snohomish

While Bill Coats cannot take away the damage, pain, and disruption caused by a car accident, he can help secure the financial future for an injured person and their family.

Reach out to Bill and his team by submitting the contact form on this page. Our experienced legal team will review the details of your case, free of charge, with no obligation. If we can help you, we will.

When Coupeville Washington police are called to the scene of an auto accident, they will be writing up an incident report.  This will include a description of how the accident happened and whose fault it was.  This is not the information that they give at the scene.  It includes much more.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats will order the complete Coupeville Police Report when you make a consultation appointment with him.  To order a Coupeville Police Report directly:

Coupeville WA Accident Report

Kabam!  Your sitting in your crunched car when someone calls the Mukilteo Washington police department.  A Mukilteo police officer arrives at the scene.  After investigating, which includes interviewing witnesses as well as describing the accident and who was at fault, s/he will write up an accident report.  Although you will receive some information at this time, most of this will not be included.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats will order the complete Mukilteo Police Report at your consultation with him.  If you wish to order it yourself, go to this link:

Crash!!  You have just been in a car accident in Monroe Washington.  The Monroe police department is called and a Monroe policeman arrives at the scene.  You are given some information after s/he investigates but a complete accident report will be needed for all of the details regarding the accident.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats often sees clients who only have the information that was obtained at the scene.  He will order the complete collision report for auto injury claims because it describes the complete details of the accident down to what the road conditions were like and the

If you are in a vehicle accident in Lake Stevens, Washington, one or two officers from the Lake Stevens Police Department will show up to investigate.  In their investigation, they will interview the drivers and witnesses and determine who was at fault.  This information will be on an incident report as well as who the registered owner of the car is, the name and policy number of the insurance company and a description of the car accident itself.  The law office of Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats will order this report when you make a consultation appointment with him.  You may also ord

You are in Everett, Washington when the automobile crash occurs.  An Everett police officer will come to the scene and an incident report will be written.  It will not be available immediately although there will be an exchange of some information.  The complete report will be available in several days.  It will include the RCW code for who was at fault as well as insurance information and driver registration.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats will order this if you come for a consultation regarding your auto accident.  To order an Everett Police Report yourself, go to this site:

You have been in an automobile accident in Arlington Washington.  An Arlington policeman arrives at the scene to investigate.  You are given some information at the scene but will need an accident report for the complete details of your accident.  When Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats sees a client who only has the minimal information, he will order the complete collision report for your auto injury claim because it describes the complete details of the accident, as well as the registered owner’s name and insurance company.  To order an Arlington Police Collision Report yourself go to th

You have been in an automobile accident in Anacortes Washington.  An Anacortes policeman is called to the scene of the crash.  You are given some information but will need an accident report for the complete details of your accident.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats often sees clients who only have the minimal information that was exchanged at the scene.  He will order the complete collision report for auto injury claims because it describes the “official” details of the accident as well as the registered owner’s name and insurance company.  To order an Anacortes Police Collision Report

Mr. Garon was traveling northbound on SR 11 in Skagit County, Washington with her 5 children as passengers when she stopped for traffic near the off-ramp to I-5 in Burlington.  Mr. Ludwig rear ended her at a high rate of speed.  Ms. Garon was treated over a two-year period for soft tissue injuries of the neck, shoulder and back. She also had jaw problems (TMJ) as well as headaches. The case was filed in Skagit County: Case No. 10-2-00262-9.  The case went to mandatory arbitration and the arbitrator awarded $36,967 to Ms. Garon.

After a 3-day trial in Mt. Vernon, a jury came back with a defense verdict (i.e. awarding $zero), even though the defendant had admitted fault for the minor collision.  An arbitrator had previously awarded $28,000 to the plaintiff; however, arbitration is not always binding and either side can challenge the award and request a jury trial.  The plaintiff was rear-ended while stopped at a red light, but the defendant contended that her foot had merely slipped off the brake and her vehicle rolled forward, gently striking plaintiff’s rear bumper.

A Whatcom County jury award the plaintiff only $2,500 in damages after hearing the evidence about a collision where the defendant rear-ended him near Front Street in Lynden.  The defendant did not dispute the collision, but did argued that he did not caused the extent of injuries claimed by the plaintiff. Stuart Cadwallader was driving a Ford Windstar on the Guide Meridian Road near Front Street in Lynden, Wash. Cadwallader apparently slowed for traffic when a Ford F350 being operated by Jason Vermulm approached from behind and struck the Windstar.

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