Personal Injury

Personal injuries can have catastrophic consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or intentional conduct of others, you have the right to hold them financially responsible. In addition to your physical injuries, you may be struggling with emotional distress and pain and suffering. Perhaps your injuries have created an inability to return to work or to sustain income. I engage in a practical, professional approach to ensure that my clients obtain a full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for past and future medical bills, emotional distress, pain and suffering and lost income.

Unfortunately, there are some insurance companies that routinely deny or trivialize injuries, essentially ignoring established medical science. Every day insurance companies are making the argument, in thousands of courtrooms, that injury victims have not really sustained the injuries they claim in an effort to justify paying them little or nothing, despite the fact that they were injured through no fault of their own.

Every injury case is unique. Many legal firms offer cookie cutter approaches to injury cases with assurance of financial success. Such assurances may be made without consideration of the individual and the real-life impact of the accident on their lives. Although the facts of the accident or injury that give rise to your right to compensation may seem obvious, there are numerous legal and factual hurdles in every case requiring individualized attention by your personal injury attorney. Even relatively minor injuries can have a significant impact on you and your family. To protect yourself and your family, you must know your legal rights. Whether a dispute over insurance coverage or a question of liability, you deserve an attorney who will assist you in recovering with solid advocacy while also helping you understand your case objectively and without unrealistic promises.

I am committed to championing the rights of the injured. To protect your rights, contact me immediately after your accident. The initial decisions you are required to make after an accident, such as whether to speak to an insurance adjuster, are often critical and could have consequences as to how your claim is ultimately resolved.

I handle all types of personal injury cases including but not limited to automobile accidents, municipal liability, brain injuries, negligence, slip & fall, and wrongful death. There is never a charge for the initial consultation and all personal injury matters are handled on a contingency fee basis. Should there be no recovery, in most situations you will owe me nothing.

There is never a charge for the initial consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the statute of limitations for a car accident?
In Washington the statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit against the other driver in a motor vehicle accident is three years.
What if I was partly at fault for the accident?
Washington is a “comparative fault” state. Under the doctrine of comparative fault, if both parties are partly negligent for an accident, the court will assess the percentage of total responsibility for each party and award damages consistent with that assessment. Comparative fault does not bar a party from recovering financial damages, but recovery will be difficult unless someone else is more at fault than you are.
When can I settle my claim for personal injuries?
Settling an injury claim forecloses the opportunity to later seek recovery for undiscovered injuries or damages. An injured party should never discuss settlement of an injury claim until one of two things occur: 1) they have completely recovered from their injuries, or 2) their medical providers determine that they have reached their maximum medical recovery – i.e., the injury has reached the point where it will not improve any further.