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Car Accident Lawyer in Lynnwood, 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 attorney
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

  • What you need to know about car accidents in Lynnwood
  • Why should I hire Rico Tessandore for my case?
  • How Rico Tessandore will help you in your auto accident lawsuit

  • 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
You Deserve To Be Fairly Compensated

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, an accident involving an airplane, cruise ship or public transportation; navigating insurance companies and medical bills can seem daunting and incomprehensible. But you do not have to settle for what insurance companies offer you; the Law Offices of Rico Tessandore can help you be compensated in the way you deserve.

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What you need to know about car accidents in Lynnwood

A car accident can occur in an instant, sometimes causing serious and life-changing injuries. The sad truth is that injuries such as these can have a significant impact on your future, health, or even the well being of your family.

As you struggle to recover, you may have many thoughts running through your mind.

  • Why did this happen to me?

  • What can I do to take care of my family?

  • How will we pay our bills?

  • Who is to blame?

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car accident in Lynnwood that the negligence or recklessness of someone else caused, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the expenses and impacts on your life. Rico Tessandore, an experienced Lynnwood car accident attorney at Rico Tessandore Law can help you every step of the way.

To learn more about how to fight for your legal rights after an auto accident, contact an experienced Car Accident Lawyer like Rico Tessandore.

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Total Auto Collisions in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Transportation Crash Data Portal provides crash information for accidents that occurred statewide. According to the 2019 data, there were 45,524 accidents on all roads. Of those:

  • 235 were fatal crashes
  • 973 were suspected of serious injury accidents
  • 2,798 were suspected of minor injury accidents
  • 9,412 were possible injury crashes
  • 32,106 were no apparent injury collisions
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Causes of Car Accidents

The Portal’s 2019 data shows that numerous factors were involved in statewide accidents, including:

  • Teen drivers: 6,037
  • Distracted drivers: 4,091
  • Drunk drivers: 3,092
  • Teen distracted drivers: 432

Accidents involving teen drivers include 17 fatal crashes, 75 suspected serious injury, and 316 suspected minor injuries.

Distracted driving overall resulted in 33 fatal, 91 suspected serious injury, and 273 suspected minor injury crashes.
In accidents that involved teen distracted drivers, 4 were fatal, 9 were suspected of serious injury, and 27 were suspected minor injuries.

For alcohol-related accidents, 45 were fatal, 219 were suspected of serious injury, and 333 were suspected minor injury collisions.

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Why should I hire Rico Tessandore for my case?
We’re dedicated to helping people

When you call us, you can be confident knowing:

  • We’ve successfully resolved over 1000 cases
  • Rico is a premier trial lawyer and a brilliant litigator
  • We are highly respected in the legal community
  • You will become our top priority
  • We have over 20+ years of legal experience
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How Rico Tessandore can help you in your auto accident?

Here’s how Rico Tessandore can help you in your auto accident:

  • I will examine every legal angle and piece of evidence to ensure that you have a good case against the insurance company, whether it involves personal injuries or a wrongful death.
  • I will work with your medical providers to make sure your medical bills are paid.
  • I will gather your medical records, police reports and other evidence to build the best case possible for you.
  • I will advise you about how to deal with your wrecked vehicle or getting fair value if your car was totaled.
  • And most importantly, I will help you get every dollar you deserve in a fair settlement with the insurance company. If necessary, we will go to court, mediation or arbitration to get you what you deserve.

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 who brings the lawsuit (called the plaintiff) must show that the defendant (the person being sued) was negligent. If you are the plaintiff, you must show all of the following:

The law required the defendant to be reasonably careful. In car accident cases, the law requires drivers to be careful when encountering anyone they meet on the road – passengers, persons in other vehicles, and pedestrians – so this one is a given. This is called the “duty of reasonable care.”

The defendant was not careful. This is called “breaching” (or violating) the duty of care. In determining whether a driver was sufficiently careful, the law compares the driver’s conduct with the conduct expected of a “reasonable person.” The law asks: How would a reasonable, prudent person have behaved in the same or similar circumstances?If the defendant’s behavior falls short of how a reasonable person would have acted, the defendant has violated the duty of reasonable care.

The defendant’s conduct caused the plaintiff’s injuries. You must also show that the defendant’s conduct caused your injuries.For example, Laura is claiming she suffered a back injury when Rod rear-ended her car. Laura must prove that her back injury was caused by the rear-end accident and not due to some other accident or event.

The plaintiff suffered losses and/or was injured. Car accident victims are entitled to compensation for injuries, lost wages or earning capacity, pain and suffering, and property damage (for example, damage to a car). If there aren’t any monetary losses or provable injuries, the plaintiff can’t recover anything.The plaintiff must show evidence of his or her injuries and other monetary losses to be compensated. If you are the plaintiff, it’s important to keep complete and detailed records of all injuries, medical expenses, and property damage.

What duties does the driver have?

The law requires drivers to use reasonable care to avoid harming anyone encountered on the road. But what exactly does this entail? Here are some examples of specific requirements that the law has imposed. If a driver fails to meet these requirements, he or she may be found to have violated the driver duty of reasonable care.

Driving at a reasonable speed. Drivers have a duty to drive at a reasonable, prudent speed. A person who drives at a speed that is unreasonable in light of the existing traffic, road, visibility, and weather conditions may be negligent. Even driving at the speed limit can be considered negligent if, for example, visibility is low, the weather is bad, or the circumstances warrant particular caution (driving by a school where you can expect children to be crossing, for example).

Vigilance and keeping a proper lookout. Drivers have a duty to be alert and to maintain a careful lookout for other vehicles, pedestrians, and road hazards. Drivers are expected to see the things that an ordinary, prudent person would see. A failure to keep a proper lookout – by, for example, failing to take care when driving by a road construction site or a school crossing – can constitute negligence.

Maintaining control of the car. Drivers are expected to keep their car under control by, for example, being able to stop quickly. Negligence may be inferred if a car loses control (such as overturning or leaving the road) for no apparent reason.

Maintaining and using the car’s equipment. Drivers are expected to maintain their vehicles in safe working order. For example, lights and brakes should be working properly.

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