Should I accept a check from the at-fault driver or their insurance company after my Washington auto accident case?

You should never accept a check from an insurance company until you’ve had a chance to speak to an attorney. Insurance companies only have one goal. That’s to pay you as little as they can pay you to get you to sign a release. Without speaking to an attorney, you’ll have no idea what fair compensation is for your claim, or whether your rights have been protected.