Accidents, serious injuries, or work injuries are devastating not only to the body but financially. The Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Fang Law Firm can help you pursue financial compensation from the person or establishment who injured you. We work on a contingency fee basis; you don’t pay unless we win. We have litigated more than 10,000 personal injury lawsuits with a proven 98 percent success rate.
Don’t suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness; call us today at (206) 489-5140 to talk to one of our dedicated Seattle, Washington personal injury lawyers about your options.
Our decade of experience in personal injury has made us knowledgeable in the area.
You may still be asking yourself, “Can I recover financially from the person or entity who caused my personal injury?” We have the answer.
Personal injury attorneys are trained in a variety of court procedures and negotiation tactics to help you reach your desired result. A Seattle personal injury lawyer can help you with the following:
In short, a personal injury attorney acts as a personal advisor and teammate throughout the settlement and litigation process. The best part about hiring a personal injury attorney from The Fang Law Firm is that you won’t have to face insurance companies or opposing counsel alone; a Seattle injury lawyer is skilled in insurance company and opposing counsel tricks so you won’t have to spend precious time and energy educating yourself on the ins and outs of personal injury claim settlement and litigation.
Financial payment, otherwise known as damages, are available to personal injury claimants. Damages are what the court awards you if you win your personal injury case. There are two types of damages available to personal injury claimants under Washington law:
Rest assured that when the attorneys at The Fang Law Firm handle your case, we will seek the highest amount possible. Financial worries should be the last thing on your mind.
At The Fang Law Firm, we believe you deserve the full amount of damages awarded to you by the judge. Washington personal injury law allows a judge to reduce your damage award for contributory fault. Under Washington law, the court may determine that the claimant “contributed” to their injury in some way. Suppose the court determines that there is some portion of contributory fault involved in the injury, the judge will reduce the damages awarded by the percentage attributed to the claimant’s fault. At The Fang Law Firm, we believe it is essential that our clients are knowledgeable about every possible outcome of their personal injury case. We won’t stop advocating for you until you receive your desired outcome.
A claimant must pursue personal injury claims within three years of the day the injury occurred; this is Washington’s time limit, or statute of limitations law. If you bring your claim within the statute of limitations, you are eligible to pursue economic and non-economic damages from the negligent party.
The injured person is under 18 years old:
RCW 4.16.190 says if the injured person is a minor, below the age of 18, or too incapacitated to fully understand the nature of the proceedings, the injured person has three full years from the time they turn 18 or regain competence to pursue a personal injury claim.
The at-fault party flees or attempts to hide identity:
RCW 4.16.180 says that if the at-fault party is not a resident of Washington state, flees the state, or tries to conceal their identity, the statute of limitations clock won’t run until the person is returned, re-enters the state, or their new identity is found out.
There are two levels to a personal injury claim, the first level is an insurance claim and the second level is a lawsuit. When an injury results, the first step is to file a claim through the at-fault party’s insurance company. This can be an intimidating process because an insurance company will likely use underhanded tactics to bully you into taking a settlement that is well under what you deserve. If you are unhappy with the settlement offer and the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate further, the second step of the process is to file a personal injury lawsuit.
A lawsuit involves the court system. The downside of step two is that it is a long, confusing, and arduous process. The upside is that a third party like a judge or jury of your peers will review the evidence associated with your claim and may award you damages above and beyond the amount the insurance company offered you during settlement conferences.
The difference between the two is one involves a court system and the other does not. There are pros and cons to each approach and a Seattle accident lawyer will be able to assist you in determining your best course of action.
A personal injury claim isn’t just one thing; if you have suffered an injury at any time, anywhere, you could have a personal injury claim. The following are some of the most common personal injury claims we work on:
Personal injury claims are not limited to the above list. A Seattle injury attorney can help you assess whether your injury constitutes a personal injury claim.
Our Seattle injury lawyers are adept at navigating the complex nature of personal injury claims. We are here to walk you through each step of the claims process. The moment we file your personal injury claim legal proceedings begin. We will help you gather evidence and pursue the outcome you desire; that can include settling out of court.
Personal injury claims that do not settle out of court will proceed to trial. Our injury attorneys are experienced litigators with over a decade of experience in personal injury litigation. You will not have better advocates defending you in your Seattle personal injury claim than our attorneys at The Fang Law Firm.
To recover damages as a result of personal injury, we must present evidence to the court that proves:
It is confusing and complex trying to determine whether your personal injury claim is recoverable under Washington law. If you’re still questioning whether you have a personal injury claim, call us at The Fang Law Firm today to determine whether you meet the criteria for pursuing a personal injury claim under Washington law. One of our experienced Seattle injury lawyers can assess your claim and chart the best path for financial recovery.
If a person under the age of 18 caused your injury, the state of Washington has capped the recoverable damages at $5,000 from the child’s parents.
Further, the state of Washington has capped pain and suffering damages at 0.43 X the average annual wage of the at-fault person or person paying the damages X the life expectancy of the at-fault person or person paying the damages. Typically, Washington courts use a minimum of 15 years as the life expectancy of the at-fault person or person paying the damages.
Alternatives exist for those who do not wish to pursue a personal injury claim in the court system. If you can’t reach the desired outcome with an insurance company, you can seek a higher amount through arbitration. Arbitration is like a small trial, except it takes one day, and your judge and jury is a professional arbitrator. There are pros and cons to pursuing your claim through arbitration rather than a court order.
Choosing to pursue arbitration versus a court proceeding is a very personal decision. A personal injury attorney can assist you in deciding the right path for you.
Our professional attorneys at The Fang Law Firm will walk you through each step of your personal injury claim. Our attorneys are hands-on, unlike other Seattle personal injury lawyers. We are committed to working with clients one-on-one; we handle our clients directly; we won’t pass you off to our support staff. We understand that pursuing a personal injury claim is stressful and confusing.
At The Fang Law Firm, we strive to make the process as seamless as possible with our hands-on approach and an open line of communication with our clients. If you need us, we’re here for all your personal injury claims. Call us today at (206) 489-5140 to speak with one of our attorneys about your personal injury claim.
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