Sedro-Woolley Personal Injury Attorneys

When a Sedro-Woolley accident causes injuries or death, people need help to protect their rights

After a serious injury accident in Sedro-Woolley, the entire family can be affected, and typical daily life can be disrupted. Injury attorney Bill Coats has vast experience working with injured folks, and he knows what they are facing as they move toward recovery.

Resources that help injured people after a Sedro-Woolley accident

When an injury or fatality accident happens, one thing people need is information – information about the accident itself, and information about what to do next.

The Sedro-Woolley Police Department will respond to an accident scene when the crash occurs within the city limits, and will create a traffic collision report. Contact the department to find out how to get a copy.

The Skagit County Sheriff's Department responds when an accident happens in the county.

The Washington State Patrol is the repository for the state's collision records. The agency receives all Vehicle Collision Reports from law enforcement officers at the state, county, city, and town levels, along with civilians that report their own collisions. These reports are written for each vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to property to $1000 or more. Go here to request a copy of a traffic collision report.

The Sedro-Woolley Fire & Rescue Department provides immediate help for injured victims. Contact them to obtain copies of their records.

The region's medical centers produce records that support your injury claim

Often the first post-crash experience for an injured person is being treated at Sedro-Woolley's largest nearby hospital, PeaceHealth United General Medical Center. Major trauma injuries may be referred to the larger regional medical centers:

Once treatment is finished, attorney Bill Coats will obtain copies of all medical records and bills for his clients, so that he can build a full insurance claim and ensure that all bills are paid in full.

Families can get emotional support after losing someone in a fatal Sedro-Woolley accident

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, many grieving families work with a grief support organization or therapist, to get help recovering and moving forward in life. Go here to learn more about Sedro-Woolley grief support providers.

The Sedro-Woolley court systems help accident victims deal with the civil, criminal, and legal aspects of a crash

The Skagit County District Court typically has authority over minor criminal matters, traffic tickets, and civil lawsuits where a small amount of money is involved. The Skagit County Superior Court handles felony cases and civil cases involving larger amounts of money.

Drunk-drivers continue to be a major safety issue and cause of Sedro-Woolley accidents

Bill Coats Law works with clients every day whose lives have been impacted by the actions of a drunk or drugged driver. We support the efforts of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as they strive to reduce and prevent these collisions. Here's a link to the MADD site which provides great information on their important work.

Bicyclists and motorcyclists are at higher risk of injury and death on Sedro-Woolley roadways

In Sedro-Woolley, bicyclists and motorcyclists face a heightened level of danger due to their lack of protection from the impact of a collision. To improve safety for all road users, learn here about Washington bicycle laws and Washington motorcycle 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.

Worried about handling your own insurance claim? Bill Coats Law can help you

Contact us if you are struggling with the aftermath of an accident and need some support and advice. We know what you are dealing with now, and we know what you will need to deal with in the future.

Here is how Bill and his team can help:

  • Managing all communications with other parties and their insurance companies;
  • Collecting medical records and bills, police reports, and other important documents;
  • Interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence and statements;
  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf;
  • Communicating with medical providers and collections agencies regarding outstanding bills;
  • Bringing your claim to court if a full settlement is not offered.

Contact Bill Coats Law today to begin your recovery

The legal team at Bill Coats Law will provide you with a no cost, no obligation consultation to answer your questions and evaluate your potential claim. If we believe you have a case, we will offer their services and inform you of the next steps.

Get your questions answered and your case evaluated today by contacting us now.

Imagine you're about to change lanes on I-5 to make your exit home to Sedro Woolley. However, the car in the lane beside you is driven by a distracted driver. Just as you're about to pull into the lane behind them, the distracted driver glances up from their phone, not realizing they were about to miss a curve, and their overcorrection means chaos for everyone around them. You're hit, and you're one of the lucky ones, even though the forces of the impact wreak havoc on  your back and spine.

Distracted driving has made driving less safe, even though cars have become safer and sturdier. But if a driver hits you who is not paying attention the impact can be extreme. In worst case scenarios, a fire ignites, and lives are changed forever. Life after a serious car accident means a series of challenging adjustments for Sedro Woolley accident victims. Not only is it hard to deal with the stack of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but if you experience burn scars, there is a constant reminder of your trauma.

Northwest Injury Lawyers Bill Coats and his team are familiar with Sedro Woolley car accident victim's broken bone injuries. It's not hard to imagine why. Let's say you're driving along on a wet, wintry day, and a driver moving towards you at a rate of speed too fast for the conditions loses control. He sideswipes you, and the result is that you break your arm and leg. It's a scenario that no one wants, but with drivers speeding, driving distracted or drunk and simply more cars on the road, car accidents and serious injuries are on the rise.

Sedro Woolley car accident victims who have received a head, neck or concussion injury know firsthand how devastating these injuries can be. Imagine suddenly not remembering simple things in the days or weeks after a car accident, and being unable to turn ones head without pain. These kinds of injuries can go unseen by medical doctors unless they're obvious enough to be noticed by emergency medical techs, which is unfortunate, because they are no less serious even if they aren't as obvious as a broken bone.

Sedro Woolley is the gateway to the Cascades, and one of the entry ways into North Cascades National Park. As such, the town sees a lot of traffic while Highway 20 is open. So imagine if you're heading home after work and another driver fiddling with the GPS plows into you, having neglected to figure out directions before he started his route. It is quite possible that you could have a neck injury or whiplash after your Sedro Woolley car accident. Luckily, chiropractors are able to address soft tissue injuries common in car accidents with great success.

Did you know it is illegal to drive your car in Washington State without liability coverage?

If you are in a car accident in Sedro Woolley, Washington, one or two officers from the Sedro Woolly Washington 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

A car accident is never planned.  There you are, going through an intersection in Sedro-Woolley, Washington when, Wham, a texting teenager broadsides your car.  You are furious but grateful you are not hurt.  However, in the next couple of days, your neck and shoulders start aching and soon you cannot turn your neck.  After x-rays show that there are no broken bones, there are many treatment options for this; one being chiropractic spine manipulation.  Insurance companies will cover this type of treatment.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats represents clients with these types of whiplash

Ms. Brown and her personal injury attorney accepted a settlement of $5,500 offered by the at-fault driver’s insurance company.  The at-fault driver ran a stop sign at an intersection in Sedro-Wooley, Washington.  Ms. Brown’s two children were also in the car, but were not injured.  Ms. Brown suffered a soft tissue neck injury.  Her medical bills were $1,400 and she also claimed 12 hours of work lost.  The Bill Coats Law PLLC firm did not have any involvement in the case.