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Auto Accident Attorneys in Stanwood, 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 auto accident lawyer
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

  • What you need to know about car accidents in Stanwood

  • 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 Settle For An Insurance Company's Offer
You deserve fair compensation for your injury.
If you’ve been in an accident, be it in a bus, car, airplane, cruise ship, or another form of public transportation, where you were injured, you need quality representation. Insurance companies won’t make it easy, and they may not offer what you deserve. Don’t rely on them too. The law offices of Rico Tessandore are here to help you.
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Car Accidents in Stanwood: What You Need To Know
It only takes a moment to change your life. If you were recently in an auto accident, you know just how true that is. Injuries can have lasting impacts that affect your future health, capabilities, and the well-being of your family overall.

Recovering from a car accident is hard enough, without added concerns like:

  • How will we pay our bills?
  • How do I take care of my loved ones?
  • Who’s to blame?
If you’ve suffered an injury from an auto accident in Stanwood, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. If someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior caused the accident, you deserve payment to help cover injury expenses. Rico Tessandore is an experienced Stanwood lawyer who specializes in getting accident victims the compensation they deserve.

Call Rico Tessandore Law today and learn about your legal rights after a car accident. As an experienced auto accident attorney, he knows how to help you every step of the way.

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Total Auto Collisions In Stanwood

The Washington State Department of Transportation Crash Data Portal provides crash information for accidents that occurred in Stanwood, WA. According to the 2019 data, there were 99 accidents on Stanwood streets.

Of those, 35 had suspected injuries (either serious, minor, or possible).

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About Car Crashes in Stanwood
The Portal’s 2019 data shows that numerous factors were involved in statewide accidents, including:
  • Teen drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Drunk drivers
Stanwood is no exception. Distractions aren’t going anywhere in our busy world, and you never know who’s driving the car beside you.

You can’t always stop an accident from happening. If it happens, you may not be able to prevent injuries. But you can make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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Why Should I Hire Rico Tessandore Law For My Case?
Helping people is our number one goal.

You’ll feel confident with Rico Tessandore Law on your side. Here’s why:

  • Rico has successfully resolved over 1000 cases.
  • He has more than 20 years of legal experience.
  • Rico is a premier trial lawyer — a brilliant litigator with an incredible reputation throughout the legal community.
  • From the moment you call, we promise you’re our top priority.
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How Can Rico Tessandore Help You After An Accident?
An experienced attorney like Rico Tessandore knows how to help when you need it most.
  • He will examine every legal angle, every piece of evidence, to ensure you have a solid case against the insurance company. He leaves no stone unturned, whether it involves personal injuries or wrongful death.
  • He will work with your medical providers, making sure medical bills are paid.
  • He will gather your medical records, police reports, and other evidence to build the best possible case.
  • He will advise on questions you may have about your wrecked vehicle, like what to do with it and how to receive its full value if totaled.
  • Most importantly, Rico Tessandore will ensure you receive a fair settlement with the insurance company. If necessary, he will go to court, mediation, or arbitration, doing whatever it takes to get you every dollar 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

Laws can be tricky to understand, but we’re here to help. When it comes to auto accidents, the person bringing the lawsuit (aka the plaintiff) must show that the defendant (the person they’re suing) was negligent. In order to prove this, the plaintiff has to demonstrate all of the following:

The law required the defendant to be reasonably careful.
Drivers, by law, must always be mindful of their vehicle, passengers, and surroundings. So, in auto accident cases, this is a given. All drivers have to act in a reasonable and careful manner; that’s the law.

The defendant wasn’t careful.
The plaintiff must show that the defendant breached, or violated, their duty of care. The law asks, “What would a reasonable and prudent person do in the given situation?” If the defendant failed to act the way a reasonable person would, they’ve violated their duty of care.

The defendant’s conduct was the reason behind the plaintiff’s injuries.
If you’re the plaintiff, you have to show the injuries you received were from the defendant’s lack of reasonable care and not some other circumstance.

The plaintiff suffered losses, was injured, or both.
If there aren’t any injuries or financial losses, there’s nothing for the plaintiff to recover from the defendant. That’s why plaintiffs must keep a detailed record of their injuries, expenses, and any property damage.

Understanding The Driver's Duty Of Reasonable Care

The law requires drivers to use “reasonable care.” But that’s a little vague. What exactly does it mean?

In the past, the law has shown “reasonable care” to mean the following. If a driver fails to meet these requirements, he or she may have violated the “reasonable care” standard.

Drivers have to drive at a reasonable speed. A person who drives at an excessive speed in light of the existing traffic, road, visibility, and weather conditions may be negligent. Even driving at the speed limit can be considered negligent in certain situations, like bad weather, low visibility, or large amounts of pedestrian traffic.
Drivers have a duty to be alert and aware of their surroundings. They must always watch for potential hazards, pedestrian traffic, and construction zones. The law expects drivers to notice anything an average person would. Failure to notice one’s surroundings by, say, flying through a construction or school zone may be considered negligent.
Drivers must control their vehicle and respond reasonably to hazardous situations. They should be able to break or swerve quickly and safely to avoid accidents if needed. If a car loses control, and runs right off the road, or overturns, negligence may be inferred.
Drivers must maintain and correctly use their car’s equipment. A car’s lights and brakes, as well as everything else, need to be working properly. If a driver fails to maintain their vehicle or cannot operate certain functions, it can be seen as negligent.

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Reasons Why People Choose Rico Tessandore Law