Island County Personal Injury Attorneys

When accidents occur in Island County, Bill Coats Law helps injured people and their families

After a serious Island County crash, injured people and their families are forced to deal with the aftermath of the accident. Pain and disability from injuries, medical appointments and bills, loss of income, damaged property, and lost quality of life are common results of a serious injury accident.

At Bill Coats Law, we know how to help now and down the road

Seattle personal injury attorney Bill Coats has vast experience working with injured folks. He knows what you and your family are going through, and he knows what you will be facing down the road. He knows what questions and concerns you will have, often before you know yourself.

Bill Coats serves as your advocate as you move through the insurance claim process after a serious accident

Bill founded his firm on the belief that every injured individual deserves powerful representation equal to the massive corporations, insurance agencies, or government entities they may be confronting. You don't have to endure this situation on your own.  

We help injured people by:

  • offering a no-cost, no-obligation case consultation;

  • providing a detailed explanation of your legal rights and options;

  • overseeing all aspects of your insurance claim including communicating with insurance adjusters, producing all paperwork and documents on time, and negotiating to obtain a full settlement;

  • serving as a buffer between you and the insurance companies;

  • being fully accessible to answer your questions and keep you informed of your case progress;

  • charging no legal fees unless your claim is successfully resolved.

Here is helpful information for people injured in Island County accidents

At Bill Coats Law, we know that after an accident, injured people need access to information and records, so we have provided here links to help, including:

Getting emotional support after losing someone in a fatal accident in Island County is important

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is incredibly helpful for grieving families to work with a grief support organization or therapist who provides help and guidance. Go here to learn more about grief support providers in Island County.

Information for the Island County bicyclists, motorcyclists, and ATV riders

In Island County, bicyclists and motorcyclists face a heightened level of potential danger on the roadways. To improve safety for all road users, learn here about Washington bicycle laws, Washington motorcycle laws, and Washington ATV laws. Also, these great organizations serve as advocates for improved safety, and for better road conditions:

WashingtonBikes.org;

Northwest Motorcycling Sound Rider;

Northwest Motorcycle Association;

Washington ATV Association.

Let Bill Coats Law manage your claim after an accident

While minor crashes can be often be handled directly with your insurance adjuster, major accidents require more assistance.

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.

Reach out to Bill Coats Law to get support and advice after a serious or fatal accident. We know what you are dealing with now, and we know what you will need to deal with in the future. You will know what to expect, you will know what your rights and options are, and you will not have to deal with insurance companies alone.

 

Island County District Court is called a court of limited jurisdiction.  This is the court that you will file in if the civil action is $100,000 or less.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats understands that for the neophyte, the court system can be rather bewildering.  For instance, you are in a minor car crash and begin to have headaches and neck pain.  You see your family practitioner over the course of four months, treating with muscle relaxers and yoga.  When finished, your total medical treatment is $8k; You missed work on and off before healing.

 

Most of the time, driving tips are tips to help prevent a car accident or prevent distracted driving. But, as we are in the middle of summer here in Island County, people are more eager to get out and adventure. While this is always fun, this also means more gas. Here are some tips to help you save on gas this summer in Island County.

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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Truck drivers that suffer from sleep apnea and do not follow their treatment plan are at risk for higher truck accident rates then truck drivers who do not have sleep apnea. A research project was conducted under the Truckers & Turnover Project at the University of Minnesota looked more than 1,600 U.S. truck drivers with disruptive sleep apnea and a group of the equal number of truck drivers without the sleep condition. The group with sleep apnea was prescribed a treatment that kept their airways open when they slept.

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A new IIHS revealed that the increase in speed limits over the last two decades have taken 33,000 lives in the United States. Just in 2013, the increase caused 1,900 additional deaths from car accidents. Maximum speeds are set by the states, so the speed limits may be higher or lower in Washington then in other states.  But in 1973, Congress required states to adopt a 55 mph as the maximum speed if they want to receive their highway funds.  High speed driving is a big issue for car accidents and fatal accidents.

If you witness a car accident in Island County or in Washington State, it may be tricky to know exactly what to do to help those in need. The victims of the car accident are traumatized, the witnesses may be as well, but must remain cool and collected. Here are some things you should know in case you witness any motor vehicle accident in Washington state.