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

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Car Crash Statistics for Washington State

  • Car accidents kill approximately 600 people in Washington State each year
  • Approximately 50,000 more are injured each year
  • Common injuries include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, fractured and broken bones, nerve damage, or torn joints
  • Data shows that car crashes involving lane departure and intersections are particularly perilous

Diagram of intersection injuries and fatalitiesWhy, then, do some people drive like this? Presumably, it’s not because 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 that reveal their indifference, whether or not they like what that says about them. They have chosen unsafe driving behaviors.

Car accidents are preventable. Safe driving is no accident. But 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.

What Causes Car Accidents?

  • Over half of traffic deaths involve an impaired driver
  • Two in five accidents involve a speeding driver
  • One in three accidents involve a distracted driver or pedestrian
  • In nine out of ten traffic fatalities, human behavior contributes to the crash

Often, we term these events “accidents,” when, in fact, they result from poor driving behavior, including negligence, willful recklessness, and/or blatant disregard for traffic safety laws.

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The Impact of Car Accidents in Washington

Statistics cannot tell the full story. 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 a family. Their presence and contributions are greatly needed by their family and community. The loss of even one family member, co-worker, or friend as the result of another’s negligence is devastating. That’s why Sweetser Law Office is dedicated to enforcing the traffic safety rules that protect the community, because every life counts.

At Sweetser Law Office, we put a face behind the figures. Behind each statistic there is a story of a mother or father, daughter or son, sister or brother, grandchild, friend, colleague or classmate whose life was transformed in an instant. We know of the shock that can shatter 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 can 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, that a car accident can leave behind.

Car accident stories and experiences do not discriminate. Victims come from low-, middle- and high-income, no matter the race, color, creed, or religion, from rural to urban area, 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.

How to Recover Compensation

If you believe that you were harmed due to another's negligence, then don't waste another moment. You need the help of a skilled car accident lawyer in Spokane who can help you pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. The insurance company will do everything in their power to pay the least amount to you. This is why an attorney is vital to your case-you need someone who will fight fiercely on your behalf and who knows their way around the territory.

We have over three decades worth of experience winning maximum financial recovery for the victims of Spokane. Contact us today.

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