Personal Injury

Fear. Frustration. Anger. Betrayal. Worry. These are all common emotions associated with personal injury accidents. When such an accident occurs because someone else was negligent or reckless, the at-fault party should be held accountable. If you’re unsure whether you have cause for a personal injury claim, I can help determine the value of your case and establish who is at fault for your injury.

What costs can a personal injury claim cover?

If you are trying to determine whether you should hire a personal injury attorney, start by considering what’s at stake. Handled well, a personal injury claim could get you compensation for any of the following::

  • The cost of medical treatment of your injuries
  • Lost income due to your injuries (e.g. missed shifts)
  • Property damage or loss (e.g. your vehicle if you were in a car accident, clothing, etc)
  • Pain and suffering (usually for long-term pain attributed to the accident)
  • Emotional distress (usually in cases of serious traumatic events that cause psychological damage)
  • Justice (when the at-fault party is deemed outrageously careless and you want to make sure what happened to you doesn’t happen to someone else)

The above reasons for filing a personal injury claim does not cover the extent of reasons to file. You should always consult with a personal injury attorney before filing a claim to ensure you choose the best course of action for your case.

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Why I got into personal injury law

Before attending law school, I started a career in banking. Because of that background, I thought I’d go into estate law — wills, trusts, and general financial law. But after a personal injury lawyer came to speak in my trial advocacy class, I was hooked. I was enthralled by the way personal injury law is practiced, and I saw it as an opportunity to help people who really need it.

The majority of my practice is dedicated to helping those who have been victims of serious injury and bad insurance company practices. If your insurance provider refuses to cover the extent of the damages, then seeking compensation through a personal injury claim is the logical next step toward getting the coverage you need.

If a traditional claim isn’t enough (meaning the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair payout), then filing a lawsuit against the responsible party might be the only way to cover the costs of returning back to your pre-accident life. You should not be responsible for someone else’s actions. Let me hold them accountable and fight for the compensation you deserve.

How to define negligence

In order to determine whether you have a case for compensation, negligence has to be established. If your accident does not present a clear negligence party - if it is not blatant the other party is at fault - talk with an attorney and consider the legal definition of negligence in personal injury cases.

The definition of negligence typically varies depending on whether it’s being discussed in a medical or legal context. In personal injury cases, neither definition is more important than the other. What really matters is the fact that proving another party’s negligence is the key to winning a personal injury claim or lawsuit. These examples show the differences between the medical and legal definition of negligence:

Legal definition:

Negligence is the failure to behave with a level of care that someone with common sense or reasonable judgment would do in the circumstances, and not taking action when there is some duty to act (e.g. fixing faulty equipment).

Medical definition:

Negligence of practitioners is defined as the failure to provide the expected patient care. failure to perform procedures to the Medical Board standards, and medical malpractice.

Navigating the multiple definitions of negligence is vital in building a strong case for your claim. Without legal knowledge and experience, it can be difficult to establish negligence, which is why I strive to educate my clients so they can better understand their situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, reach out to me today. With my experienced in personal injury lawsuits, I can help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family.  

Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Seattle, Washington

Have you been hurt in an accident? Are your injuries the result of someone else’s negligence? Are you buried in medical bills and loss recovery costs? Maybe you’re not sure who to sue for negligence? Let me help guide you through the process of getting the compensation you deserve so you can focus on healing. Call me today.