Personal Injury Resources
Were You Injured At The Fault Of Another?
If you’ve been injured in an accident or due to the reckless misconduct of another and you’re unsure of what to do next, our experienced personal injury attorneys and legal team has put together a comprehensive library of personal injury resources to answer any questions you may have.
Do I Have a Case?
Whether you were injured in a car accident or received poor medical treatment from a professional, the following are important to consider.
- Did the incident result in damages?
- Were you or a loved one injured?
- Was law enforcement involved?
- Are you liable for any part of the incident?
- Do you or the at-fault party have insurance coverage?
If these questions have you thinking about taking legal action for your damages, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Washington Law Center. Our legal team is interested in the facts of your case and how this incident has affected your life.
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When Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Handling personal injury claims takes knowledge, experience, resources, and dedication. Like seeking medical attention for serious ailments, it’s best to leave serious legal matters in the hands of the experts.
How Long Do I Have To File A Lawsuit?
Because the statute of limitations (or the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit) varies based on the type of case, we encourage you to contact an injury attorney immediately because you may have less time than you think.
What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
No two injury cases are the same. It is important to find an experienced attorney who puts in the work to learn and understand all the details of your case before giving you a number or making false promises to you and your loved ones.
How Much Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
You may think that a personal injury lawyer costs too much money and that you can’t afford one, but Washington Law Center is different. We do not get paid upfront or we don’t charge our clients fees without ever having done any work. Unless we get you compensated in your personal injury case, there are no lawyer fees.
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The Insurance Company Said I Don’t Need A Personal Injury Attorney. Is that true?
At Washington Law Center, we understand that there are a few circumstances where you may not need the services of a personal injury attorney but nearly every case where someone is injured in a car accident, the injured party will greatly benefit from legal representation.
One obvious question to ask is, “why would an insurance company not want you to have an attorney?” Insurance companies are in the business of not giving out money. The more money they pay on insurance claims, the less profit they earn. With that understanding, it is obvious why a claims adjuster would say not to get a personal injury attorney. The experienced attorneys at Washington Law Center know the proper compensation that should accompany an insurance claim for an injury sustained from an incident like an auto accident. They are skilled negotiators that can keep you from being misled by an insurance company.
What Is The Statute of Limitations For My Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Were you or a loved one injured by or because of another person? You may have a personal injury claim, including a lawsuit to recover injury damages, lost wages, compensation for medical bills and property damages, and more; but your time is limited. To determine the statute of limitations on your claim, you first need to know what type of claim you have. As an overview, Washington’s personal injury statute of limitations is the legal timeframe you have to commence your action in court.
Meaning that, if you wait until after the Washington statute of limitations to expire, you will be barred from filing a lawsuit and will collect nothing.
Am I Obligated To Participate in an IME for My Personal Injury Case?
You filed a lawsuit for your personal injury and now your attorney is asking when you’re available for an IME or independent medical examination. A natural first instinct is to question why you need to be examined by a doctor who does not know you or your medical history. Medical examinations are inherently personal and can be a bit intrusive. It’s reasonable for someone to have concerns about divulging their medical information to someone whom they are unfamiliar, so why is this happening?
In almost every personal injury case, the plaintiff puts their mental or physical condition “in controversy.” For instance, if you were involved in a motor vehicle collision, suffered a neck strain, and were suing the at-fault driver for compensation – you are the plaintiff and the at-fault driver is the defendant. The defendant, who has an interest in reducing their liability, hires an attorney to question: (a) whether you are in fact injured with a neck strain, (b) whether your neck injury was caused by the collision, (c) whether you had neck issues prior to the collision, and (d) whether the treatment received for your injury was reasonable and necessary. Thus, by seeking compensation for a neck strain, you have put your mental or physical condition “in controversy.”
When Is A Lawsuit Necessary After A Car Accident?
Whether you need to file a lawsuit for your car accident claim usually depends on whether the insurance company makes an acceptable offer in pre-lawsuit negotiations. Many factors determine what an insurance company offers, and this discussion outlines the most common reasons your attorney may recommend filing a lawsuit.
How Do I Get A Police Report?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Washington, you may be wondering how to obtain a police report for your own benefit and for insurance purposes. Many people involved in an auto accident believe that the paper they receive at the scene of the vehicle collision is the police report; however, that is normally just an “Exchange of Information” and the actual report is something that is created and submitted later by the responding officer.
Are police reports available to the public?
Case Results From Past Accident Injury Clients
$2,600,000 – Negligence of an Auto Repair Facility
In Estate of Blankenship v. Bryan’s Automotive, et. al., $2,600,000 was recovered for our clients in a policy limits settlement for alleged negligence of an automotive repair facility and co-defendants for the death of a minor. (2016)
$1,600,000 – Sibling Group Abused in Foster Care
D.Y. v. DSHS resulted in a $1,600,000 settlement for a man that was repeatedly abused as a child in multiple foster care settings where he and his siblings were placed. (2018)
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