Every year millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents. They are the leading cause of injury in the United States for 1-34 year olds. At Buckley & Associates in Seattle, Washington, our auto accident attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of these accidents get the compensation they need to recover from their injuries.
Types of Auto Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents involve more than just car accidents. Any vehicle can become dangerous in the hands of a negligent or reckless driver. You can sustain injuries in accidents such as:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
If you are injured because of a motor vehicle accident, please call (206) 622-1100 today to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney about your case. Consultations with our multi-lingual staff are free.
Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Although many vehicle manufacturers have made safety improvements to vehicles, such as air bags and better tires, and states have passed tougher drunk driver laws, accidents still occur at an alarming frequency. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds.
Auto accidents have three main causes:
- Negligence of drivers who do not exercise reasonable care. This can include distracted driving, such as texting while driving, or carelessly ignoring traffic signals.
- Reckless actions taken by other drivers who know that their actions can cause harm, such as speeding, following too closely (tailgating), and weaving in and out of traffic.
- Strict liability usually occurs because of a defective product, such as the Firestone tire litigation or Toyota unintended acceleration accidents.
Contact Our Experienced Auto Accident Lawyers in Seattle
Are you or a loved one suffering from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident? Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation with one of our experienced auto accident attorneys. We serve clients throughout the Seattle area and the state of Washington. We also have a satellite office located in Tacoma, Washington, for your convenience.