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Why Choose The Best Personal Injury Attorney For Your Case?
A personal injury can cost you more than just medical expenses. Time off work, decreased or lost earning capacity, continued medical care, and pain and suffering. Even special equipment to help you accommodate your injury can add significantly to the expense of an injury. After an injury you should be focused on recovering as fully as possible, not on how to cover expenses. If your injury was caused by the actions of another person, whether those actions were careless, negligent, or intentional, Premier Law Group’s personal injury attorneys can help you gain the compensation you need.
Premier Law Group’s expert personal injury attorneys, have experience handling all types of Personal Injury cases. We can help you gain compensation for your injury caused by a vehicle accident, animal attack, or hazardous property. Our lawyers also have extensive experience in personal injury cases involving your loved ones who cannot represent themselves, such as a child or a lost family member in the case of a wrongful death.
What Is Personal Injury Compensation?
Compensation for your injury can cover:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses related to your injury
- Lost wages or decreased earning capacity depending on the extent of your injury
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
- Time lost to the trial and healing process
- Equipment to accommodate your injury
- Wrongful death
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
Car Accident: If you are injured as a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle, or a driver in a crash caused by another vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Similarly, if you were a passenger in a vehicle driven by a reckless driver, or if you are injured in a crash caused by a defective part or poor vehicle design.
Bicycle Accident: Bicycle riders are often injured by negligent or careless motor vehicle drivers. Unsafe road conditions from disrepair or unsafe traffic patterns can also lead to bicyclist injuries that may warrant compensation.
Motorcycle Accident: Other motor vehicles often fail to notice motorcyclists. The huge difference in size between a motorcycle and a car or truck can lead to horrible injuries for the motorcyclist. Even if the other driver claims they did not see you, they are still responsible for your accident.
Truck Accidents: The size of tractor-trailers can make them a dangerous presence on the road. Because they are commercial vehicles, if you are injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer, compensation may be owed to you by the driver, the trucking company, or even the vehicle manufacturer.
Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians have the right of way over bicycles and motor vehicles. If you are struck and injured, the driver is often at fault for failing to “exercise due care” by texting, talking on a cell phone, speeding, or driving under the influence.
Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks: In Washington State, pet owners are liable for injuries as well as property damage caused by their animals. Victims of animal attacks may face expensive medical bills, emotional trauma, and even permanent injury or disfigurement. Infections such as rabies and MRSA are an additional factor and, frighteningly, most often children are the victims.
Premises Liability Accidents: If you were injured on a property in an accident caused by a fire, chemical leak, porch or deck collapse, swimming pool accident, or insufficient security, you may be eligible for compensation. After sustaining an injury due to amusement park malfunction, protruding nails, flooding, fallen tree limbs, escalator malfunction, or any number of other unsafe property conditions, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.
Slip and Falls: Additionally, if unsafe property conditions such as ice-coated sidewalks or wet floors or other hazards caused you to slip, fall, or trip and injure yourself you may deserve compensation. In particular, if the property owner was aware of the hazard and did not attempt to fix it.
Claims for Family Members May Require A Personal Injury Attorney
Child Injury: If your child has been injured, as a parent or guardian you may file a personal injury claim in their name. These injuries may fall into the same categories already touched upon or be the result of medical negligence or improper or insufficient care at school or daycare. It is important to consider that childhood injuries can have long-lasting consequences and can impact an entire family.
Wrongful Death: If a loved one has died in, or as a result of, an accident caused by someone else’s negligence we understand that in addition to dealing with huge emotional challenges you may also face medical bills and funeral expenses as well as a dramatic change in future income from lost wages. A wrongful death claim may help you to cover those immediate and future expenses and ease the financial stress in such a difficult time.
What Happens in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Many claims can be settled to your satisfaction without ever going to court. After discussing your case with you and gathering all your medical documents, your personal injury attorney will make a demand to the insurance company for an appropriate settlement. If a settlement offer is made, we will help you to decide whether you want to accept or pursue the case further.
If settlement fails to get you the compensation you deserve, we will file your complaint legally. The defendant will answer our complaint, and then we enter what is known as the Discovery Process, in which both sides will gather and share the evidence for their case. We will help you by gathering all the supporting documents you’ll need to compile a strong case to demonstrate the extent of your injury and your need for compensation.
The next step is to go through Mediation. Both parties will go before a judge or mediator to negotiate by exchanging offers and counter-offers until we reach a settlement or we decide to move on to a trial. In most cases, Premier Law Group settles a case BEFORE you have to go to court, which saves you time and hassle.
If we proceed to a Trial, your personal injury attorney will argue your case and the opposing party will state their defense before a judge or jury. The judge or jury will decide if the defendant is liable and, if so, will then determine how much they are required to pay you.
Do You Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer? Premier Law Group Will Help You Decide
Many lawyers will automatically tell you “Yes!” you need a lawyer. However, at Premier Law Group we will tell you honestly that sometimes you do NOT need a lawyer. If the insurance company for the driver or property owner or company admits fault and your injuries were not severe and will not cause you further medical expense down the line, you may easily settle your Personal Injury case on your own. To understand if this is reasonable for you, give us a call —for free— and we will help you decide for sure.
You DO need a Lawyer if:
- The person who caused your accident has inadequate, or lacks, car, home, or other insurance
- The insurance company is pressuring you to settle quickly or for an amount lower than you deserve
- The insurance company disputes who was at fault
- Your injuries are severe and the effects will permanently disable you in any way
- Your medical expenses will continue into the future
- You will continue to lose wages from an inability to return to work
- You decide not to settle and intend to sue in court
What to Do Next
The most important thing for you to do is to focus on your health. Attend all of your appointments with your doctor or physical therapist and follow all of their instructions to help you get as healthy as possible.
If you are able, you should write down everything you can remember about the accident, from the circumstances leading up to the accident, through the accident itself, and to the aftermath. Continue documenting as you attend doctors appointments and go through daily life so that you can show how the accident has affected your life.
Call Premier Law Group at (206) 496-0629 for a FREE case evaluation.
Why Premier Law Group is the Best for You
Our lawyers are expert personal injury attorneys for a number of Personal Injury scenarios, and we will first help you decide if you need our help to resolve your case. If you DO need our help, in most cases we will get you the FULL and FAIR compensation you deserve WITHOUT going to court — which saves you time and hassle. If we do go to court, your personal injury attorney at Premier Law Group will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. We promise to:
- Listen to your needs and concerns
- Coordinate with your healthcare providers and the insurance companies to ensure that all medical records and bills are provided in a timely manner
- Fully document your injuries and the impact they have on you day to day and professionally
- Walk you through the litigation process so that you understand what is happening
- Communicate with you regularly so you know how your case is progressing
If we handle your case, you pay absolutely NO legal fees unless we win.
Call us for free at (206) 496-0629 and we will help you through this painful and challenging experience with care and expertise. We will ensure that the responsible parties pay you the compensation you need to recover as fully as possible from your injury.