The New Dog Bite Ordinance The Seattle City Council passed a new dog bite ordinance which broadens the definition of a “dangerous animal”. Under the previous law, a “dangerous animal” was considered one which caused a “severe injury.” A “severe injury” was defined as death, multiple broken bones, or multiple disfiguring lacerations. These may have […]
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Why Insurance Companies Won’t Raise Your Rates For Filing A No Fault Claim| Personal Injury, Vehicle Accidents
In Washington State, insurance companies won’t raise your rates for filing a no fault claim. If you are not at fault for an auto accident, these are called no fault claims. This means there was no negligence on your part in the car crash. This is a good thing, however insurance companies will always try […]
How long does it take to settle?| Claims Process
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 settle a case before the full nature of the client’s injuries are known. […]
How do cases work?| Claims Process
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. […]
How much will my case be worth?| Claims Process, FAQ
How much will my case be worth? The truth is that it is impossible to know exactly how much your case will be 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 […]
How do I pay my medical bills?| Claims Process
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 […]
Can I settle without an attorney?| Claims Process
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 […]
How do I know if I have a case?| Claims Process
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 […]
A Vehicle Hit Me While I Was In A Crosswalk. What Should I Be Able To Expect My Settlement To Cover?| Pedestrian Accidents
Video Transcript There are a couple of key differences between pedestrian accidents and other types of accidents. The first is a pedestrian is entitled to recover PIP coverage from the car that hit them. So that means the other person’s insurance company will pay your medical bills up to the amount of the PIP […]
Is it easier to win a case if the car was totaled?| Car Accidents, Personal Injury
Is it easier to win a case if the car was totaled? Video Transcript In order to win your case, one of the things we have to prove is that your injury was caused by the accident in question. One of the things that insurance companies have used more and more frequently to try to […]
Is a rear-end collision automatically the fault of the driver that hit the other?| Car Accidents
Is a rear-end collision in Washington State automatically the fault of the driver that hit the other? Video Transcript If you’re in a rear-end accident in Washington, there’s no longer what’s called negligence per se, which means that it’s automatically the other person’s fault. However, there’s almost no way to imagine that it […]
If I hire a personal injury lawyer, how long will it take to settle my claim?| Personal Injury
Video transcript There is really no good answer to that question. Every case is different and every case has to be evaluated on its own merits, but here’s what I can tell you generally. In order for us to begin to try to settle your case, you have to get to the point where you’re […]