Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accident Lawyer Mt. Vernon

If you were injured in a car accident it can be difficult to obtain the right medical treatment while fighting for the compensation you deserve. If you’re searching for the most reliable and trusted car accident lawyer Mt. Vernon, Tario is your answer. The dedicated Mount Vernon car accidents lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. will negotiate with the at-fault insurance adjuster on your behalf to ensure that your settlement is fair and covers all of your damages. 

When a car accident causes debilitating injuries we have the skills and experience to handle the plaintiff’s personal injury case from interviewing witnesses, gathering documents, negotiation, and pre-litigation to court trial if necessary. We provide FREE case evaluations, home and hospital visits, and no attorney fees unless you recover damages. Do not delay, contact the most experienced car accident attorney Mount Vernon has today! There is a statute of limitations on filing your car accident injury claim.

If you need help with a car accident claim, you can count on our Mount Vernon car accident lawyers. Here is a review from one of our satisfied car accident clients:

Mr. Tario represented me in a personal injury case against Allstate Ins. Co. After the accident I tried to resolve the injury claim with Allstate ins. co. . Their response was totally unacceptable. At that time I contacted Mr. Tario and asked him to represent me. What a perfect choice! Mr. Tario and his associates worked hard in my behalf and I was awarded an amount well over the policy limit. If I ever need legal assistance again, there is only one choice…..Tario & Associates. – Michael

Experience Matters

Michael Tario opened the prominent Bellingham law firm Tario & Associates, P.S. in 1979, followed by the Mount Vernon office in 1988. Over the years the Mount Vernon auto accident attorneys at the firm have helped thousands of injured parties in Mount Vernon and throughout Skagit County to receive fair compensation and just treatment for their injuries. 

We have the resources, experience and knowledge necessary to represent our car crash clients. Our network of well regarded specialists in accident reconstruction, psychology and engineering serves as an invaluable resource when determining liability and calculating the extent of your injuries and the costs related to your serious injury. With the Tario & Associates, P.S. law team on your side, you will have the experience and knowledge you need to win and receive fair compensation for your automobile accident.



How do I know if I should pursue a personal injury claim for my car accident?

The only way to know for sure if you have a personal injury claim worth pursuing is to meet with one of our experienced car accident lawyers for a FREE consultation. An experienced car accident attorney at Tario & Associates, P.S. will walk you through your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our Car Accidents Lawyers will:

  • Examine every legal angle and piece of evidence available to ensure that you have a strong case against the insurance company.
  • Work with your medical providers to ensure that medical bills are paid.
  • Advise you about what to do with your damaged vehicle or on the fair value of your vehicle if it was totaled.
  • Fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to in a fair settlement with your insurance agency, even if that means going to court or working through mediation or arbitration.

Should I work with my insurance company to settle a claim?

An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If your insurance company has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the full and fair compensation you deserve. During your initial free consultation we can help you determine the best way to proceed. It is not unusual for our attorneys to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times what an insurance company has offered.

How much do I have to pay to pursue a claim?

There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury or accident claim; we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses.

Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced with a percentage of the settlement.

I was in a car accident; do I need a car accident lawyer?

While you technically don’t need a car accident lawyer, you will benefit greatly from the expertise one provides. Injury lawyers are especially qualified to negotiate with insurance adjusters to get you the biggest settlement possible. In fact, studies show that people who hire a personal injury attorney typically receive car crash settlements several times what they could negotiate on their own.

What does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer?

Car accident clients are not asked to pay up-front costs. Instead, the injury lawyer is compensated through a percentage of the settlement. No attorney fees are collected unless a settlement is obtained. Because of this arrangement, the attorney is motivated to settle cases for the highest amount possible.

What kinds of things will a car accident settlement cover?

Car crash settlements typically cover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are losses that can be easily calculated such as medical expenses related to the injury, lost wages, and damage to your vehicle. Non-economic damages may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and disability, and disfigurement.

What should I do in the minutes following a car accident?

For an accident with minor injuries, turn on your hazard lights and call 911; a police report is important for all car accident claims. Unless you are seriously injured, exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver, and write down contact information of any witnesses and the names and badge numbers of the responding officers. You will also want to take pictures of the scene including license plates, skid marks on the road, and any damage to vehicles.

If you are seriously injured, remain in your vehicle and wait for first responders to arrive and treat your injuries.

Do not admit any fault to the responding officer and immediately contact your own insurance company to notify them about the accident. Do not post any details about the accident on social media.

What actions should I take in the week after a car crash?

If you were not fully treated on the day of the injury, seek medical care as soon as possible. As soon as you are able, contact a qualified personal injury lawyer who can discuss your legal rights and help walk you through the settlement process. You may also want to request and obtain a copy of the accident report and a property damage estimate from a qualified auto body shop.

Keep a record of all healthcare visits directly related to the accident and a log of all symptoms and pain that you are experiencing. Keep paper copies of all healthcare receipts, test results, prescriptions, and treatments. Keep track of any missed workdays and additional out-of-pocket expenses. The insurance company for the at-fault party may call you for a recorded statement but you should never agree to this. (Understand that you must give a recorded statement to your own insurance company). Never admit guilt or accept a settlement from an insurance adjuster before talking to a personal injury lawyer about the value of your claim.

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