Lynnwood Personal Injury Attorneys

When a Lynnwood accident causes injuries or death, people need help to protect their rights

After a serious injury accident in Lynnwood, 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood Fire & Rescue Department provides immediate help for injured victims. Contact them to obtain copies of their records.

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

Often the first post-crash experience for an injured person is being treated at one of Lynnwood'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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood.

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

The Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood roadways

In Lynnwood, 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.

It is an unfortunate fact that some Lynnwood car accident victims have learned to never underestimate the impact a concussion or TBI can have on a person's life. Especially when the accident was not the accident victim's fault, the effects can be devastating and long term, and the emotions complex. Luckily, there has been wonderful advancements in the treatment of these injuries, and experts are locally available in Lynnwood.

Some victims of car accidents in Lynnwood sometimes experience broken bones, and their lives are turned upside down. Even a broken finger can bring on intense pain, but all too often car accidents result in fractures or broken bones in larger appendages such as the arms, legs, or neck and back. Medical science has advanced beyond simply helping patients tolerate the pain of recovery with painkillers. Physical therapists can improve the healing and range of motion of car accident victims right here in Lynnwood.

A serious car accident can upend someone's life. It's not just the trauma of the injuries, or the stress of dealing with car insurers, or not being able to work, or any number of other strains that typically impact a car accident victim's life. Sometimes it's just being anxious, or worried. Or, in the event a car accident leaves a Lynnwood victim with burns, it's all of the above. Luckily, there are massage therapists trained in working with car accident victims who can help. Massage therapy increases circulation and helps regenerate tissue.

Backs and spines are notoriously vulnerable to soft tissue and disc damage in a car crash. Lynnwood car accident victims may feel like there's no end to the pain they experience after a car accident. Yet many different alternative medical practitioners have worked for decades on healing these exact injuries. There is no reason that a car accident victim should suffer after a car crash, especially one that occurred because of someone else's negligence. We encourage our clients to seek medical advice after a car accident and follow it.

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

You are in an accident in Washington State.  It is YOUR FAULT.  Your insurance policy will show you how much liability coverage you have.  The law in Washington states that you must have a minimum $25,000/$50,000 liability coverage policy on all of your vehicles.  If you only have the minimum liability coverage, the injured person will only receive up to $25,000 from your insurance policy, despite how hurt they are.  If more than one person is hurt in the same accident, the policy will pay out no more than $50,000 for the total accident.  This could leave you financially vulnerable.  Insura

You have been in a vehicle accident in Lynnwood Washington.  A Lynnwood policeman is called to the scene of the crash.  You are given some information but will need an accident report for the complete details of your accident.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats often sees clients who only have the information that was obtained at the scene.  He will order the complete collision report for auto injury claims because it describes the complete details of the accident down to what the weather conditions were. To order a Lynnwood Police Incident Report go to:

As you drive to your destination in Lynnwood Washington, a distracted driver on his cell phone plows into you.  Happy to be alive, you think you have been lucky.  The following week, as your back and neck pain get increasingly worse, you have X-rays taken. Luckily, nothing is broken but the pain remains. Chiropractors address soft tissue injuries like these.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats represents clients who have suffered whiplash and soft tissue injuries caused by car accidents.

Today many people are using Uber as their designated driver to prevent drunk driving car accidents. Now that Uber is available in places like Lynwood in Snohomish County, it is helpful to prevent car accidents in Skagit County.  80% of Uber riders have noted that the service has helped them prevent drinking and driving. In Atlanta, research has shown that since Uber came onto the scene, DUI charges had a 32% decline over a five-year span since the company started in their region.  

Teen drivers are some of the most distracted drivers on the roads in Snohomish county and in Washington state. Their distracted driving is one of the main culprits of car accidents in Snohomish county and can lead to personal injuries or fatal results. These actions can be devastating, as pictured in this video.

Here are some tips to prevent distracted car accidents for teens in Snohomish.