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Auto, Truck, and Pedestrian Serious Injury or Wrongful Death
When serious auto, truck or pedestrian accidents occur, you may find that you are at odds with insurance companies—perhaps even the insurance company who represents you. As an injured driver, passenger, or pedestrian, you may have received assurance that the driver or drivers at fault are fully insured—only realize that a confrontational approach quickly replaces any initial words of comfort from the negligent parties.
The goal of the insurance company is to persuade you to accept the lowest possible settlement quickly, before you and your physicians can determine the extent of your injuries and your long term medical needs. Too often, inadequate and unfair settlements are pushed upon shocked victims with serious, debilitating long-term injuries.
Insurance companies strategically bombard victims—and their families—with a mountain of requirements. Medical records, unfavorable opinions from “experts” hired by the insurance companies, and endless requests for personal information can overwhelm victims who deserve to be fairly compensated for the costs of their injuries.
Laws about auto insurance, health insurance subrogation, and even the “rules of the road” are complex. Reconstructing events leading to a crash can require sophisticated engineering work. Police may send major automobile incident teams (MAITs) to investigate serious or fatal accidents, but insurance companies may interpret their data in a manner designed to limit your claim. The greater the long-term effects of the accident, the more important it is to seek experienced, local counsel.
Before you sign any papers presented to you by an insurance company, talk to attorney Corrie Yackulic, a Seattle attorney well-regarded for her experience in motor vehicle and pedestrian accident claims. Corrie Yackulic Law has represented those who have been harmed—sometimes permanently—due to driver distraction and negligence for decades.
Corrie Yackulic Law offers a FREE CONSULTATION, and works on a CONTINGENCY FEE BASIS. And, Corrie offers a reduced fee percentage on cases that can be resolved without filing a lawsuit.
Before you sign any papers presented to you by an insurance company, call Corrie Yackulic at CJY Law NOW. Since 1986, Corrie has represented those who have been harmed—sometimes permanently—due to driver distraction and negligence.
$895,000 settlement obtained during trial for a Vietnam Vet, rear-ended by a sleep-deprived driver of tractor-trailer
$200,000 (insurance policy limits) settlement for a bicyclist run over in a cross-walk by driver of a pickup truck—knee reconstruction required
$275,000 (insurance policy limits) settlement for a bicyclist hit by a driver pulling out from a stop sign without yielding the right-of-way—shoulder and clavicle injuries
$230,000 settlement for client with low back injuries related to rear-end accident with minor bumper damage