Injuries can result from even minor automobile accidents. Washington car accident attorneys know that defendants are likely to challenge causation in such cases, and they may even challenge whether a collision even occurred. Documentation of the accident and the injury is extremely important, as a recent Washington appeal case shows.
The plaintiff sued the defendant, alleging he was injured in an automobile accident. According to the plaintiff, the defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line, and the mirror of the defendant’s car struck the mirror of the plaintiff’s car.
The defendant moved for summary judgment, arguing there was no evidence the “alleged accident” caused the plaintiff’s injuries. She admitted her vehicle crossed the yellow line and “passed closely by” the plaintiff’s car, but she denied hitting the plaintiff’s mirror. She submitted a repair estimate from her insurer, stating there was “no damage” to her vehicle and including photographs taken by the insurance investigator.