Get to a safe spot at the crash site and call 911. Wait there for law enforcement to arrive. In the Emerald City, the responding officer will likely be from the Seattle Police Department (SPD) or the Washington State Patrol (WSP). If you are well enough, start collecting evidence for your claim. Get photos and video of the crash including vehicle position, injuries, property damage, and physical evidence like tire marks and broken glass.
Seek medical attention right away. Contact a doctor or specialist or go to an emergency room. In Seattle, emergency trauma medical care is available at facilities such as Harborview Medical Center and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. If you do not see a doctor on the day of the crash, it is still worth going for a thorough medical examination. The physician may identify an injury you don’t yet know about like a concussion, internal bleeding, or hairline bone fracture. You may also have a delayed pain injury like whiplash.
Contact a Law.com Premier Seattle car accident attorney for a free case consultation. They can answer your crash-related questions, estimate the value of your claim, and help weigh your legal options.