Edmonds Personal Injury Attorneys

When an Edmonds accident causes injuries or death, people need help to protect their rights

After a serious injury accident in Edmonds, 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 an Edmonds 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 Edmonds 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 Snohomish 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 Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 provides immediate help for injured victims. Contact them to obtain copies of their records.

The hospitals around Edmonds give top-quality care after an injury accident

Often the first post-crash experience for an injured person is being treated at one of Edmonds's nearby hospitals which include:

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 Edmonds 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 grief support in Edmonds.

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

The Edmonds Municipal Court typically has authority over minor criminal matters, traffic tickets, and civil lawsuits where a small amount of money is involved. The Snohomish 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 Edmonds 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 Edmonds roadways

In Edmonds, 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.

Edmonds car accident victims know that concussion and head injury pain does not end when the swelling goes down. In fact, that can be just the beginning of a months-long recovery process. These injuries are common in car accidents, and even if the head is not directly impacted, pain can surface there in the form of headaches, or other symptoms like dizziness, forgetfulness, and emotional disregulation. Soft tissue damage to the neck can transfer to other places in the  body, including the head.

Imagine you're walking across the lanes at the Edmonds ferry terminal when a distracted driver runs into you. The force of the impact of your body slamming onto the vehicle breaks your leg. It's not just the pain of the injury you're facing, but missed work and a long recovery time before you're back to normal. While you let your personal injury attorneys handle the legal aspects of your recovery, you focus on  your body. Regaining mobility and living pain free should be your top concern after a car accident. Consider working with these Edmonds physical therapists to help you recover.

Car accident victims in Edmonds who have survived a wreck that caused serious burns deal with more than just the physical pain from their injuries. The psychological impairment from these injuries is some of the most profound. Unlike a broken bone, burn scars are visible life long. This can affect car accident victims' relationships to their own body and their loved ones. If the medical professionals have done all they can to heal a car accident's wounds, is there nothing more to be done to return to wellness and pain-free living? Luckily the answer is yes, and it's not a pill.

No one wants to be a car accident victim, in Edmonds or anywhere else. It can change your life, health, mobility and wellness forever. Common car accident injuries are to the neck and back, and can take years to heal. Even though car accident victims may walk away without a broken bone or need to go to the ER, it's still all too likely that the vulnerable bones and tissue in their bodies will need some kind of treatment to regain health. There are many options for treatment, including physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and even hypnotherapy.

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Did you know that it is the law in Washington State to have a minimum of $25,000/$50,000 liability coverage policy on all of your vehicles?  When it is YOUR FAULT in an auto accident, you are liable.  When you are liable and have only the minimum liability coverage, the person you have hurt will only get $25,000 from your insurance policy, no matter how debilitated they are.  If more than one person is hurt, including any of your passengers, the policy will pay out only $50,000 for the total accident.  This could leave you financially at risk.  Insurance companies do offer more than minimum

When Edmonds Washington police are called to the scene of an auto accident, they will be writing up an incident report.  Some of the items included in this incident report will be 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 Edmonds Police Report when you make a consultation appointment with him.  To order an Edmonds Police Report directly:

It was a long day at the office and as you drive to your home in Edmonds, Washington, a car accident is the last thing on your mind.  However, when a vehicle pulls out of a driveway and you hit it, it is now the first thing on your mind.   There is property damage but with the adrenaline pumping through you, you believe that you’re fine.  You wake up with a sore neck, back and headache.  It continues to get worse.

Through the use of Virtual Reality, or VR, Diageo’s Digital and Technology team is taking consumers on a drunk driving journey to show the dangers of what driving drunk is really like. It goes through the whole process, from the beginning to the end to reveal the tragic and even fatal consequences that come along with drinking and driving.  Diageo is a beverage alcohol company and want to teach people to drink responsibly.

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