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Car Accident Attorneys in Everett, WA


We’ve Received Compensation For Hundreds Of People. We Can Help You Too.

Unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence. However, you can take legal action if you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence

Here’s what you need to know when looking for a car accident lawyer
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

  • What you need to know about car accidents in Everett

  • Why should I hire Rico Tessandore for my case?
  • How Rico Tessandore will help you in your auto accident
  • Understanding the law of negligence
  • What duties does the driver have?
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Don't Simply Settle for What the Insurance Companies Offer
If you’ve been in an auto accident, you deserve compensation. Insurance companies don’t offer enough compensation to cover vehicle damages and physical and mental stress in many cases. You don’t have to settle for what they offer. An Everett auto accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve to help you get back on your feet after the accident.
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What You Need to Know About Auto Accidents in Everett
Car accidents can happen suddenly and will often leave you in a state of shock as to what happens next. Accidents can cause vehicular damage, personal injury, and even fatalities. The effects can also be even more far-reaching. The damages can be costly, and injuries may place your future in jeopardy.

You may be wondering:

  • Why and how did this happen to me?
  • Was the accident my fault or the other driver’s?
  • How can I see my family through this unfortunate time?
  • How can I cover any costs I may incur due to the accident?
If another driver’s reckless driving or negligence caused an accident that resulted in injury or other damages to you or your family, you might be eligible for compensation. This money can help you with any expenses caused by the accident and secure your family’s future. An experienced Everett auto accident attorney can help you through the entire process.
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Total Auto Accidents in Everett

The Washington State Department of Transportation Crash Data Portal reports information about the number and types of accidents in the city of Everett. In the 2020 report, there were a total of 1,643 auto accidents in Everett. Of those:

  • 7 were fatal accidents
  • 37 were suspected of serious injury crashes
  • 114 were suspected of minor injury crashes
  • 291 were possible injury accidents
  • 1,194 were no apparent injury accidents
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Causes of Auto Accidents in Everett
According to the portal’s 2020 data, there were several causes of auto accidents in Everett. These causes include:
  • Teen Drivers: 211
  • Distracted Drivers: 194
  • Drunk Drivers: 76
Of the crashes caused by teen drivers, there were no fatalities. There were eight suspected severe injuries and 15 suspected minor injury crashes. There were also 35 possible injuries.

Out of the 194 distracted driver accidents, three were fatal, one was a suspected serious injury crash, and ten were suspected minor injury accidents. There were 24 possible injuries.

Of the crashes where alcohol was involved, three were fatal, five were suspected serious injury, nine were suspected minor injury, and 17 were possible injuries.

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Why Should I Hire an Auto Accident Attorney for My Case?
When you call us, you can be confident knowing:
  • We’ve successfully resolved over 1,000 cases.
  • Our Everett auto accident lawyers are top trial attorneys and brilliant litigators
  • We are highly respected in the legal community
  • Your case will become our top priority
  • Our lawyers have over 20+ years of legal experience
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How an Attorney Can Help You in an Auto Accident
Here’s how an Everett auto accident attorney can help you navigate the aftermath of your auto accident
  • The attorney will start by analyzing each piece of evidence to make sure you have the strongest possible case against the insurance company.
  • They will pull together evidence, including police reports, medical records, and any other relevant evidence to help your case.
  • They will help you to get your medical bills covered by working with your healthcare provider.
  • They will guide you on the steps to take to get your vehicle fixed or get a fair value if the car is beyond repair.
  • Above all else, they will help you to get the compensation you deserve. They will take your case to court, mediation, or arbitration if necessary.

Rico Tessandore is a top notch personal injury attorney. Highly professional and extremely friendly and open. Always answered all of my calls, answered any and all of my questions. Rico is extremely knowledgeable and I would not want anyone else to handle my case. I have and will continue to recommend Rico Tessandore to all friends and family.

Artem D

I would highly recommend Rico Tessandore. He's responsive, knowledgeable, professional, ethical, and a pleasure to work with. Rico genuinely cares about his clients, and he works hard to get them the best possible outcome. I consulted with Rico after a tripping-and-falling incident. I had some medical expenses and wanted some advice. Rico listened to what I had to say and went to work for me. I can't thank him enough for all the work he did. He went way above and beyond my expectations. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.

Becky S

Rico is amazing. Such an honest and down to earth guy. Tells you like it is and is fair. Give him a call and schedule a meeting, you wont be disappointed.

Lacey F

Rico represented me in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred just weeks before my wedding. I was injured, stressed, and felt like my life was unraveling. Rico listened to me, and was not just a wonderful attorney, but also a great friend throughout the process. Rico was a tremendous help to me and my family, and I am forever grateful. I could not have asked for a better attorney.

Sonya G

Understanding the Law of Negligence

The person bringing the lawsuit, also known as the plaintiff, is responsible for proving that the person being sued, also known as the defendant, was negligent. As a plaintiff, you must demonstrate all of the following:
The law requires that the defendant is reasonably careful. Drivers must use care when meeting anyone on the road – passengers, persons in other vehicles, and pedestrians. This requirement is known as “the duty of reasonable care.”
The defendant didn’t act in a careful manner, also known as “breaching” the duty of reasonable care. To determine if the defendant went against this duty, the law will ask how a prudent person would act under the same circumstances. If the defendant acted outside of the way a reasonable person would act, they have breached the duty of reasonable care.
The plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s negligence caused the driver’s injuries. There must be no doubt that the injuries resulted from the auto accident and not some other incident.
The plaintiff must show proof of injury or loss. Either the plaintiff has suffered physical injuries or has lost income due to injuries. The plaintiff may also have vehicular damage. The plaintiff must keep records of all medical bills, auto repair receipts, etc.

What Responsibilities Does the Driver Have?

All drivers have legal responsibilities once they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. These duties are considered part of the duty of reasonable care.
Drivers must drive at a safe speed. In some cases, it’s sufficient for drivers to adhere to speed limit laws. However, there are cases where going the speed limit could be considered imprudent. For example, a driver going the speed limit in heavy rain and low visibility is not driving reasonably.
A driver must maintain vigilance while driving. His or her eyes must be on the road. If the driver is not keeping a proper lookout, he or she may be deemed negligent.
The driver must keep the car under control. A driver may be negligent after losing control of the vehicle for no apparent reason.
Drivers are responsible for keeping the car in proper working order, particularly any equipment that affects safety. For example, if lights and signals aren’t working, the driver may be negligent.

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