Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

Despite public awareness efforts, distracted driving accidents continue to injure and kill people across the Puget Sound region

Personal injury attorney Bill Coats has vast experience helping clients who have been injured in all kinds of motor-vehicle accidents. The most upsetting are the ones caused by a distracted driver, since they are completely avoidable and often very severe.

Distracted driving crashes are one of the most common kinds of motor-vehicle accidents in Puget Sound

With our extensive experience helping injured people after distracted driving accidents, we can help people understand what they will be dealing with throughout both the criminal and civil legal process. We know how to build a compelling claim that will be accepted by the insurance company. We know how to effectively negotiate to obtain the highest possible settlement or verdict for our clients.

How does attorney Bill Coats build successful distracted driving accident claims?

When someone is injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver, Bill communicates with physicians, specialists, and employers, to evaluate the extent and severity of injuries and other damages, to determine how the injuries will affect life now and in the future, to prove lost income, and to demonstrate how the accident has affected the ability to work. Many injuries require expensive, long-term medical care, and Bill documents expected future medical costs to ensure they are 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, as well as their pain and suffering.

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

Bill Coats knows that he cannot take away the pain and damages caused by a distracted driving accident, but he can help secure the financial future for an injured person and their family.

To learn more about how we can help you, simply submit the free evaluation form on this page, and Bill and his staff will review the details of your case, free of charge, with no obligation. If we can help you, we will.

How do you know which attorney to pick after you have been injured in an auto accident?  As in all professions, there are personal injury attorneys who go the extra mile for their clients and others who do not.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats does go the extra mile for his Oak Harbor WA clients.  He has many years of experience negotiating with insurance companies.  His advice is to talk with several personal injury attorneys before you sign up, including him!  Consultations are free.  You don’t want to have to change attorneys after you have hired one.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill C

You may not want to take the time to interview more than one attorney but beware.

Just as in ALL occupations, there are personal injury attorneys who excel and get the best settlements possible and other who don’t.

Simulators may help stop distracted driving in Anacortes.

Driver’s educations has changed over the years to accommodate new and more pressing issues and distractions that cause car accidents in Mt. Vernon.  According to AAA summer is the deadliest times for teens.  But these changes are due to social media and technology which are creating distracted driving accidents. Social media typically is not just a back seat distraction but one that is right in the driver’s seat, even when friends are not around.

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Now that it is summer here in Snohomish County, more people are out and about in Lake Stevens. Whether you are riding your bike or taking a walk, you must always be alert to avoid a pedestrian-car accident, even if you have the right of way. Since distracted driving is a big issue for Lake Stevens and Snohomish County the driver may not be looking and may not see you.

To help protect yourself from a pedestrian-car accident, here are some tips:

A new game and phone app called, Pokémon Go, is creating a new era of distracted driving and walking. Pedestrians are now starting to walking into traffic and more. The Nintendo game is a free download and has taken the world by storm in only a week. The game always players to catch Pokémon characters on the app, similar to the game from the 90’s.  It requires players to walk from location to location and then the character will pop up in a side walk or doorway, or even in the middle of the road.

Almost every week new articles and information comes out about the dangers of texting and driving. Texting and driving easily causes distracted driving car accidents in Skagit County. To help bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and car wrecks, here are more facts about texting while driving.

A teen inventor has created a device to stop texting and driving and prevent distracted driving car accidents. T.J. Evarts created the SMARTWheel at age 14, to keep teens safe while driving. It began when his friends started to drive and he noticed they were getting distracted and would engage in unsafe movements, such as moving hands away from the wheel, which could create a car accident.

American millennials are driving less and less than other generations. Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that over the past several decades there has been a decrease in the number of people getting driver’s licenses.  

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