Car Accident Attorney in Thurston County

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Car Accident Attorney in Thurston County

When you’re driving in Thurston County, scenic mountains and beautiful waterways can take your breath away. You probably never think about the person driving in a nearby lane. Even when you drive safely, you risk an encounter with an unsafe driver. If a crash occurs, it can cause injuries that affect the rest of your life. If this happens to you, Bonin Law’s car accident attorney in Thurston County can intervene on your behalf. We can protect your legal rights and determine if a negligent driver owes you compensation.

Why Choose Bonin Law?

At Bonin Law, we are a local law firm. We use our knowledge and resources to resolve claims for clients in Mason, Island, Thurston, Skagit, and Grays Harbor Counties. We have handled cases involving private passenger vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and commercial vehicles. When you establish a working relationship with our car accident attorney in Thurston County, we take immediate action on your behalf.

Our legal team begins our collaboration by talking to you about your accident. The information you provide gives us essential context which guides our search for relevant evidence.

Car Accident Attorney in Thurston County, WA
Witness statements
Site investigation
Police and EMT reports
Medical documentation
Relevant traffic codes
First and third-party insurer contact
Insurance review: PIP and Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Responsible party identification and notification
When appropriate, we resolve our clients’ injury claims through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

Car Accidents in Thurston County, WA

The Washington Department of Transportation tracks crash statistics, locally and throughout the state. The data shows that accidents don’t occur as often in Thurston County as they do in major metropolitan areas. When you’re the injured victim, it takes only a single crash to change your life.

Thurston County Car Accident Statistics: Total Crashes: 2,341

  • Suspected fatal Injuries: 27
  • Suspected serious Injury: 92
  • Suspected minor Injuries: 237
  • Possible injury: 323
  • No apparent injury: 1,662

As in cities and counties across the country, risky driving behaviors—speed, alcohol impairment, distracted driving—are common factors in far too many accidents.

Who Is Responsible For Car Accident Injuries?

A vehicle driver is legally responsible when they cause an accident. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple if one driver blames the other. Responsibility for injuries also becomes murky when an at-fault driver is operating someone else’s car.

  • An owner’s insurance carrier may assume responsibility for your injuries if the driver was using an insured vehicle with the insured owner’s permission.
  • Owners may have a separate entrustment exposure for an accident if they knowingly allow an unfit driver to use their car.

Commercial vehicle accident liability/responsibility issues are often more complicated. An owner, employer, repair company, or loading contractor may share liability for an accident. Sometimes these parties transfer their legal liability with contracts, hold harmless agreements, and covenants.

When handling an accident, our car accident team investigates and evaluates liability issues to determine fault. We also identify all potentially responsible parties and place them on notice.

Car Accident Injuries

Accident-related trauma differs depending on vehicle size, impact severity, speed, and other factors. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians often sustain life-threatening injuries when a vehicle hits them. They lack the protective devices and structures incorporated in most cars and trucks.
Whether our clients suffer from minor, severe, or catastrophic injuries, we work hard to protect their rights while they rest and recover.

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 resolve a case, we seek all legally recoverable damages.

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

Washington’s Contributory Fault codes allow insurance companies and courts to reduce an injury settlement if the injured person contributed to the accident.

Statute of Limitations

You have three years to settle your claim or file a lawsuit. The clock begins running the day and time your accident occurs. If you don’t take the appropriate action, you lose your legal right to make a claim.

When you’re seriously injured, you can easily overlook this important deadline. That’s why we recommend that you consult with Bonin Law as soon as possible after your accident.

Contact Our Car Accident Attorney in Thurston County

If a negligent driver injures you, you need a knowledgeable attorney working to protect your legal rights. Contact Bonin Law as soon as possible after your accident. We can listen to your story and determine if we can help you. 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