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Can a distracted driver be held liable
for a Seattle auto accident?

A:  Yes, a distracted driver that causes a serious Washington car accident may be held liable if he or she caused the accident. For instance, the distracted driver in question might be held liable for your personal injuries, losses and damages. More specifically, Washington State abides by the "pure comparative fault negligence" doctrine. This doctrine means that you are entitled to receive damages from a personal injury - based on your level of fault in the car accident. For instance, you could receive 100% of the damages if the driver is 100% at fault for the accident. However, if the driver was only deemed to be 75% at fault, you are eligible for up to 75% of these damages.

In order for you to obtain proper compensation though, you must prove that a distracted driver caused the car accident. In order to obtain this proof, it is important that you consult with a professional Bellevue car accident attorney as soon as possible. A Bellevue car accident lawyer knows the exact steps needed to prove that the distracted driver in question was at fault for a Washington car accident. For instance, witnesses may have seen this driver talking on a cell phone at the time of the car accident, and/or cell phone records will prove that the distracted driver was using his or her cell phone when the car accident occurred.

Have you or someone you know been injured in a Bellevue car accident? Contact us toll-free at Rubinstein Law at 1-800-318-0502 to talk with one of our experienced Bellevue car accident attorneys and obtain a free estimate.