Do I qualify to file a personal injury claim?
Some common types of accidents that we handle include the following.
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Vehicle accidents
- Dog bites / attacks
- Premises liability (slip and fall)
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
The Washington state statute of limitations only allows three years to elapse from the date of injury in most cases (or the date the injury was discovered in medical malpractice) before you are no longer able to file a claim for damages, so file as soon as possible.
An example of when you would benefit from consulting with a Washington state personal injury attorney is, if you were in a traffic accident where a vehicle abruptly changed lanes and knocked your vehicle off the road, causing you to suffer a spinal cord injury. If this accident caused you serious injuries and you had evidence to prove the car’s driver was negligent in checking for nearby vehicles, you could file a claim against that driver’s insurance company for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
What does a personal injury lawyer do for my injury claim?
When you hire a personal injury attorney at Daryl Graves Law, PLLC to help negotiate your injury claim settlement, you are hiring an ally whose focus is to get you the full amount of compensation available. We act as your representative when negotiating with the insurance company, helping with things such as the following.
- Gathering evidence to prove the other party’s negligence
- Contacting witnesses to provide testimony to support your claim
- Preparing estimates of your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional damages
- Researching other methods of compensation aside from the primary insurance company
- Reviewing settlement offers and negotiating for a full and fair amount
When you have an attorney from Daryl Graves Law, PLLC taking care of these details, along with all of the correspondence with the insurance company, you can rest easier knowing a professional has your best interests at heart.
Many accident victims are reluctant to contact an attorney because they are wary of attorney fees. The majority of personal injury attorneys, including our lawyers, work on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay your attorney unless you receive a settlement or judgment, in which case they earn a percentage of the final amount.
You Have Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain by Working with a Washington State Personal Injury Attorney
At Daryl Graves Law, PLLC we offer free consultations to injured Washington residents and their families. Call us at 253-442-2947 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation to discuss your accident, injuries, and potential for recovering damages. Remember, you do not have to settle for what the insurance company first offers you – talk to an attorney first.