Intersections in Spokane Valley shouldn’t be such dangerous places for motorists. If drivers all obey the same traffic laws and stop for stop signs then everyone can proceed safely. It’s when safe drivers have to trust that careless drivers are focused and aware enough to take the proper safety precautions that devastating accidents can occur.
There can be many reasons a driver may make a mistake at an intersection and cause a crash. The Washington DOT found that in a single year almost 1,500 accidents were attributed to a driver failing to stop for a stop sign or redlight across the state. Those accidents resulted in a tragic 12 deaths, 38 serious injuries, and another 587 minor injuries.
An impaired driver, of course, can only make finding safe passage at an intersection that much more unlikely. The DOT estimates that a person is killed by an impaired driver every 1 ½ days in Washington State.
Four People Rushed To Hospital In Spokane Valley Crash
A frightening two-vehicle collision on Tuesday morning in Spokane Valley left four people suffering injuries. KREM-TV reported the accident happened around 10:45 a.m. at University Road and Valleyway Avenue on March 9, 2021.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies say they arrived on the scene to find a Chevy S-10 truck on its side in the front yard of a home and a Dodge Caravan with heavy front-end damage in the roadway. Investigators believe the truck was traveling west on Valley when the man driving failed stop for a stop sign. The Caravan traveling north on University then t-boned the truck.
All three people in the Caravan were taken to the hospital with injuries. The driver of the truck was also injured and taken to the hospital.
Investigators say the driver of the truck admitted to using illicit drugs but said he had not used drugs on Tuesday. A blood sample was requested from the suspect and he could be charged with vehicular assault depending on the results of the investigation.
Support for Spokane Valley Collision Victims
Victims can survive violent traffic accidents and be left with weeks and months of recovery time ahead. Their injuries may force them to miss work for weeks at a time when they need their paychecks the most. Hospital invoices and rehabilitation costs will be piling up and even standard monthly bills like car payments and rent may go unpaid.
Of course, victims of someone else’s mistake should never have to cover all of these costs alone. Victims are permitted to file a claim for damages against the at-fault driver’s insurance provider to get help with the enormous expenses they face.
A claim can ask for help with medical costs and assistance with making up for lost wages at work. What’s more, this claim should also ask for money to cover any medical care expected to be needed in the future. That can include medical equipment and training in the case of a permanent disability and coverage of any surgeries that may be needed down the road.
If the driver who caused the accident is also a DUI suspect that person may face felony charges and be given a criminal trial. This will not affect the civil lawsuits filed by victims. A civil claim can move forward separately, no matter where the criminal proceedings stand.
Contact a Spokane Valley Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one are in a serious accident and injured by another driver’s mistake contact CCD Law to find out how to make sure you don’t get stuck with thousands of dollars in hospital bills. Allow our Spokane Valley Car Accident Lawyers to protect your rights as you seek compensation from insurance companies that can sometimes use bad faith practices to rob you of the money you need to get back on your feet.
Established in Spokane in 1948, Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. is committed to providing our clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation. Contact us for a free, confidential case evaluation that comes with no obligation to you. We will only offer you and your family advice that is in your best interest.