Skagit County Personal Injury Attorneys

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

After a serious Skagit 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

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 Skagit 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.

The major cities in Skagit County are the sites of many serious injury and fatality accidents, including Mt. Vernon and Anacortes.

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Department will take charge of the scene when the crash occurs in county limits. Contact them to request information about an accident.

The Washington State Patrol usually responds to crashes that happen on the interstates. The State Patrol keeps all of the Police Traffic Collision Reports for the entire state. Contact them to get a copy.

The major hospitals in the region include Skagit Valley Hospital. If you were treated at a Skagit County medical center, Bill Coats and his staff will be able to get copies of your medical records and bills.

Getting emotional support after losing someone in a fatal accident in Skagit 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 Skagit County.

Information for Skagit County bicyclists, motorcyclists, and ATV riders

In Skagit 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.

Skagit 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 rookie, the court system can be rather confusing. One possible scenario: You are broadsided at an intersection and are diagnosed with soft tissue back pain. For a several months, you go to physical therapy.  When finished, your total medical treatment is $15k; you lost maybe a few days of work. The general damages in this claim will probably be under $60k.

The chances of a motorcycle accident happening this Sunday, September 25, 2016 increases exponentially as thousands of motorcycles take to the roads of Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties for the 35th annual Oyster Run in Anacortes.  Although there is no official starting point, no time schedule and no required route, Chuckanut Drive, encompassing both Whatcom and Skagit County, will be a favorite on Sunday for thousands of motorcyclists.

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.

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A recent court ruling has made a new decision in drinking and driving cases and even scenarios. If under suspicion of drinking and driving, the Supreme Court decided under the State v. Mecham case, that prosecutors in DUI trials may “admit evidence that a defendant is guilty” just by declining a sobriety test when pulled over. This is seen as evidence of consciousness of guilt.

Distracted driving is a big issue in Washington state. Whether you are in Skagit County, Snohomish County or Island County, there is a fair share of distracted drivers and car accidents.  So the question is, can distracted driving be proven?

Many of these items are usually forgotten about, until the time comes when they are absolutely necessary. While most of you will probably arrive safely to your destination in Skagit County, it is better to be safe than sorry and store some of these items in your car. You never know when a car accident may occur or when your car breaks down.

One of the best ways to protect yourself from a possible car accident is with defensive driving. As we all know, the 100 days after Memorial Day are some of the most dangerous days for driving and potential car wrecks.  By using these driving tips you can help prevent car accidents in Skagit county and across Washington state.

Last week in Bellingham, Washington a cyclist was hit on the freeway. To avoid bicycle accidents in Bellingham and across all of Washington state, here are a few tips.