Car Accident Attorney in Mason County, WA

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Car Accident Attorney in Mason County, WA

Mason County offers a wild and wonderful escape from big city life. Exciting forest trails and mountain paths invite you to hike, bike, or ride the rails. Campgrounds, waterfalls, and oceanside recreation produce memorable outdoor adventures. It’s an ideal place to get away from big-city challenges, but you still can’t avoid car accidents. While most commuters and tourists respect the rules of the road, others speed, drive distracted, and drive while impaired. If a bad driver injures you, a car accident attorney in Mason County can determine if they owe you compensation.

Why Choose Bonin Law?

When you establish a working relationship with Bonin Law, our car accident attorneys protect your legal interests. As a local law firm, we have worked with many injured victims in Mason, Island, Thurston, and Grays Harbor Counties. We have resolved accident injury claims involving private passenger vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and commercial vehicles. We have always worked hard for our clients, providing dedicated legal services when and where they need them.

We talk to our clients to learn as much as possible about their accidents. We use their information as the first step in our independent investigation. We also:

Car Accident Attorney in Mason County, WA
Obtain witness statements
Conduct site investigation
Obtain police and EMT reports
Obtain medical documentation
Review relevant traffic codes
Contact first and third-party insurers
Review auto insurance coverage
Identify responsible parties
When our clients reach maximum healing and settlement becomes a realistic option, we take steps to resolve their case. When appropriate, our car accident attorney may negotiate, mediate, or try their case.

Car Accidents in Mason County

Accidents don’t occur as frequently in Mason County as they do in major cities, but they happen for the same reasons. A recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release explains that speed is a factor in one-third of all fatal accidents nationwide. Impaired, and distracted driving are also problematic.

The Washington State Patrol Annual Statewide Collision Report shares these Mason County accident statistics:

Car Accidents in Mason County

  • Total Collisions: 1,138
  • Collisions with fatal Injuries: 17
  • Collisions with serious Injury: 29
  • Collisions with minor Injuries: 240
  • Collisions with unknown injury: 127
  • Collisions with property damage only: 725

Who Is Responsible For Car Accidents?

Law enforcement agencies document accident causation and statistics, but determining responsibility isn’t always simple. A driver is legally responsible for their actions. An owner’s liability insurance may cover an accident if the driver is using their vehicle.

When a commercial vehicle causes an accident, the owner, employer, repair company, or loading contractor may share responsibility. Contractual relationships sometimes shift the responsibility to other commercial parties. When investigating an accident, we address all possible recovery resources.

Car Accident Injuries

Injuries vary depending on a number of factors. Minor impacts typically cause lesser injuries, but they occasionally trigger long-term recovery issues. When a heavy vehicle strikes a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian, or smaller car, the weight and mass differences often cause severe or catastrophic injuries. When a speeding, distracted, or impaired driver doesn’t pay attention to their surroundings, they can create a forceful impact that increases injury severity.

Our car accident attorneys have resolved cases involving all types of minor, severe, and catastrophic injuries.

Spinal cord and disc injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (including concussions)
Fractures
Traumatic amputations
Internal organ damage
Burns

Contusions

Muscle sprains and strains
Road rash
Fatal injuries

Recoverable Damages For a Car Accident Claim

When we negotiate, mediate, or try a case, we seek all legally recoverable damages.

  • Economic: Medical bills, lost wages, medications, and other costs incurred during treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation.
  • Non-economic damages: The negotiated value of your pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of consortium, and other subjectively assessed damages

In Washington, settlements and judgments consider each person’s degree of fault. If an injured party contributes to an accident, their settlement reflects a reduction equal to their negligence percentage.

Statute of Limitations

Washington statutes allow you three years to settle your claim or file a lawsuit. Your countdown begins on the accident date. If you don’t take action before your deadline, you lose your right to make a claim.

Time seems to pass quickly when you’re recovering from accident-related injuries. To avoid missing this important target date, consult with our car accident attorney as soon as possible.

Contact the Car Accident Attorneys at Bonin Law

If a negligent driver injured you, our car accident attorney can work to protect your legal rights. Contact Bonin Law as soon as possible after your accident. You may reach us at 360.427.7474 or send us a message on our contact page.

Contact Us

If you'd like to speak to one of our experienced Washington State personal injury, estate law or general law attorneys call (360) 427-7474 or fill out the form for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Our Service Areas

Our offices are conveniently located in Shelton WA and Oak Harbor WA. These easy-access locations allow us to provide our clients with Mason County attorneys, North Mason County attorneys, Thurston County attorneys, Grays Harbor County attorneys, Island County attorneys, Skagit County attorneys, and Anacortes attorneys.

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Shelton Location

Bonin Law

424 N. 4th Street,
Shelton WA 98584

Shelton Office

Bonin Law Shelton

424 N. 4th Street,
Shelton WA 98584

Phone: (360) 427-7474

Fax: (360) 427-7475

Email: officeemail@johnbonin.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 783
Shelton, WA 98584

Oak Harbor Location

Bonin Law

32650 State Rte 20 Suite C205,
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Oak Harbor Office

Bonin Law Oak Harbor

32650 State Rte 20
Suite C205
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Phone: (360) 427-7474

Fax: (360) 427-7475

Email: officeemail@johnbonin.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 783
Shelton, WA 98584

Hours

Mon-Fri:
8:30 AM–12 PM
1 PM–4:30 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed