Spokane Car Accident Attorneys

Passionately Fighting for Your Rights

Car accidents are the primary cause of catastrophic injuries and death in Spokane. Every day, people are killed and injured on our roads. Countless people walking, riding, biking, or driving to school or work, as well as children crossing the street or families setting out on long trips, will never return home. Thousands of people in Spokane each year will spend weeks in the hospital after severe crashes. Many will never be able to live, work or play like they did before.

The statistics are worse than you might think:

  • Every 4.5 minutes a car crash occurs in Washington State
  • Every 11 minutes a person is catastrophically injured in a car accident
  • Every 12 minutes a car accident is caused by an inattentive or distracted driver
  • Every 27 minutes a car accident is caused by a speeding driver
  • Every 2.5 hours a pedestrian or bicyclist is hit by a car
  • Every 4 hours a motorcycle is involved in a wreck
  • Every 1 ½ days an impaired driver kills someone
  • Every 4 days a pedestrian or bicyclist is killed in total
  • Car accidents kill approximately 600 people in Washington State each year, while injuring approximately 50,000 more

This is too many people dying on our roads and being left disabled for life--caused by spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, fractured and broken bones, nerve damage, or torn joints requiring surgical intervention. Certain types of car accidents are more dangerous than others. Data shows car crashes involve lane departure and intersections are particularly perilous--especially if a driver fails to yield, runs a stop sign, or runs a red light.

Why, then, do some people drive like this? Presumably, it’s not because of their intent is to cause harm to others or themselves. Yet when they deliberately speed, drive under the influence, or pay closer attention to their phone than to the road, they are behaving in ways which reveal their indifference, whether they like what that says about them or not. They have chosen unsafe driving behaviors.

Car accidents are preventable, and safe driving is no accident. However, safe driving does not just happen. The civil justice system is in place to hold accountable those responsible for car crashes. By enforcing the traffic safety rules, Sweetser Law Office does our part to keep people safe on the road every day. Consider this: over half of traffic deaths involve an impaired driver; 2 in 5 involve a speeding driver; 1 in 3 involve a distracted driver or pedestrian. In 9 out of 10 traffic fatalities, human behavior contributes to the crash. Often, we term these events “accidents,” when, in fact, they result from driving behavior, including negligence, willful recklessness, and blatant disregard for traffic safety laws.

The physical, psychological, emotional, financial, and societal loss for every person killed or injured in car crashes is enormous. Car accident injuries leave behind shattered families. More than half the people killed in traffic crashes are healthy adults between 15 to 44 years of age--often the breadwinners in their family. The loss of even one family member, co-worker, or friend due to another’s negligence is devastating.

This is why Sweetser Law Office is dedicated to enforcing the traffic safety rules to protect the community, because every life counts. Over the past 30 years, our firm has been a voice for those injured in Spokane car accidents. Each of these deaths and injuries is not just a number, but an actual person--one who lost his or her life or suffered a severe trauma, and each of those deaths or injuries ripples out to dozens of family members, friends, and loved ones.

At Sweetser Law Office, we put a face behind the figures. Behind each statistic there is a story of a father or mother, son or daughter, brother or sister, grandchild, colleague, classmate or friend whose life was transformed in an instant. We know of the shock which shatters a seemingly ordinary day with disbelief, denial, panic, and rage. We see whole families left with the overwhelming realization that life will never be the same. Those affected often struggle to come to terms with a new reality, one comprised of intolerable grief and loss. There are times that no amount of compensation from the responsible driver can make sense of the senseless. Sometimes no words can adequately convey the profound feeling of helplessness, even years later, a car accident can leave behind.

Car accident stories and experiences do not discriminate. Victims come from all income ranges, all races, colors, creeds, or religions, from rural to urban areas, from residents to tourists, adults and children alike. Their stories serve as a painful reminder of dreams unrealized, hopes unfilled, and the enormous suffering that could have been avoided.

If you or a loved one has been injured at the hands of a negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience by calling