Negligence is when a person’s failure to act responsibly causes you harm; it is defined as the carelessness of another to act within the recognized standards of behavior established by law. The state of Washington uses comparative negligence to determine who is at fault for an accident, which means that you can be partially responsible […]
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Comparative negligence is what is used in Washington State to determine who is at fault for what percentage of the accident. Fault can be divided up between the parties and even if you are partially at fault you may still receive a settlement. Washington State uses a system known as pure contributory negligence. This means […]
This can either be a good thing or a bad thing; it really just depends on the individual case and its circumstances. If the defendant doesn’t show up, then they are not able to give their side of the story and it is likely that all the jury will hear is your first-hand account of […]
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I was recently involved in a hit-and-run accident and sustained pretty bad injuries. I have been to see the doctor and he recommended that I see a specialist. But, who can I sue for the money to cover all of my costs? I shouldn’t have to pay when it wasn’t even my fault and the […]
The time is takes to settle your claim will depend on how long it takes for you to reach maximum recovery from your injuries. Claims can take anywhere from 6 months to over a year just depending on how much treatment you actually need.
Technically no, there is no limit. But you need to keep in mind that the insurance company will only pay for treatment that they deem to be reasonable and necessary. It is important to continue treatment until you fully recover or reach maximum improvement because this is your health we are talking about. But you […]
No. It can sometimes be very difficult to get the insurance company to pay for pain and suffering. If you were involved in a serious accident you should at least consult with an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney to find out if they think that you should receive money for pain and suffering. Most insurance […]
Loss of enjoyment of life, like pain and suffering, is compensation for your loss of the ability to enjoy the pleasures and amenities of life. This can also include no longer being able to perform your job duties or hobbies that you can no longer continue doing.
Pain and suffering covers both mental and physical distress that you suffered due to the accident. Washington State law says that pain and suffering can include but is not limited to: inconvenience, mental anguish, and emotional distress that has already been experienced and with reasonable probability will be experienced in the future.