Resources: FAQs

At Premier Law Group, we believe that having the right information will help you make an informed decision when pursuing your claim. As an experienced Seattle law firm, we know that after you have had your rights violated, whether it be a personal injury resulting from a car accident to having issues with your employer, the choices you make can have an affect on the outcome of your case.

Before contacting an accident attorney, take a moment to look over some of the most common questions asked by clients. These questions may address some of your initial worries and give you an idea of the immediate action you should take. The field of injury law has a wide variety of practice areas from bicycle accidents to wrongful death, which means that not all of your questions could possibly be answered here.

We understand that your time is valuable and may be of the essence. If you don’t find the answers you are seeking or want specific questions answered, you can contact us at any time by calling 206-981-3184.

  • What are the deadlines to file a claim?

    The only hard deadline to file your claim is the Statute Of Limitations (SOL), a law that sets a strict time limit for filing your case to recover damages. In Washington state, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of your accident or injury. Revised Code Of Washington (RCW) 4.16.080 “(2) An […]

    What are the deadlines to file a claim?

    How much will my case be worth?

    The truth is that it is impossible to know exactly what your case is worth until you reach a certain point in the case when you have sufficient information. Every claim is unique because every BODY is different. The same type of accident or injury may affect one person differently than it affects another. The […]

    How much will my case be worth?

    What do I need to do after a car accident?

    There are several steps you should take immediately following a car accident: 1) Move your vehicle away from oncoming traffic to avoid any additional accidents. 2) Make sure you’re in a safe place and call the police (dial 911 if anyone is injured). 3) Wait for the police to arrive and file an accident report, […]

    What do I need to do after a car accident?

    How do I pay my medical bills?

    Medical treatment after an accident can be very expensive. A big misconception is that the person who caused your injury is going to pay your medical bills as they accrue. Unfortunately, you won’t receive a series of small checks up front to pay your medical treatment. It is not until the end of your case […]

    How do I pay my medical bills?

    What mistakes should I avoid?

    They are infinite ways that you can do things to damage the value of your own case. Most of them are what we called “not fatal damages” but will make things harder or potentially lower the value of your case. As we see them coming up, we will warn you. However, there are two big […]

    What mistakes should I avoid?

    Can I settle without an attorney?

    Yes, but it’s often not in your best interest. You may feel confident in your ability to represent yourself without the assistance of a skilled and experienced attorney. However, it is important to be aware of the benefits of hiring a lawyer: An attorney knows the value of your claim. Prior to a trial, insurance […]

    Can I settle without an attorney?

    How do I know if I have a case?

    Anytime someone is injured or has property that is damaged because of the negligence of someone else, then, in theory, they have a case. This is based on the negligence laws in Washington State. Negligence is defined as failure to exercise duty of care, which means the type of care that an average, reasonable person […]

    How do I know if I have a case?

    How long does it take to settle?

    Each personal injury case is unique, and the length of time it takes to resolve a case varies. Like you, we prefer cases to resolve as quickly as possible. However, a competent attorney will never resolve a case before the full nature of the client’s injuries is known. This means that the client must have […]

    How long does it take to settle?

    How do cases work?

    The thought of filing a claim can be overwhelming, especially when you are recovering from a motor vehicle accident or injury. Whether your case goes to court or not, our goal is to lessen the unknowns and provide you some peace-of-mind by guiding you through the legal process step by step. To answer some of […]

    How do cases work?

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