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Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents, serious injuries, or work injuries in Seattle are devastating not only to the body but financially. The Seattle personal injury attorneys at Fang Law Firm can help you pursue financial compensation from the person or establishment who injured you. We work on a contingency fee basis; you don’t pay unless we win. We have litigated more than 10,000 personal injury lawsuits with a proven 98 percent success rate.

Don’t suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness; call our personal injury attorney in Seattle today at (206) 489-5140 to talk to one of our dedicated Seattle, Washington personal injury lawyers about your options.

 

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Why Choose Fang Law Firm for a Personal Injury Case?

Our personal injury attorney’s decade of experience in personal injury has made us knowledgeable in the area.

  • We work on a contingency fee basis; you don’t pay unless we win.
  • We have litigated more than 10,000 personal injury lawsuits with a proven 98 percent success rate.
  • We understand how insurance companies operate and what our clients need for a successful outcome in their cases.

You may still be asking yourself, “Can I recover financially from the person or entity who caused my personal injury?” We have the answer.

Case Results

Our Seattle personal injury lawyers have secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Below are a few of our many successful case results:

  • $1,000,000 recovered in a severe cycling accident
  • $995,000 recovered in serious Seattle car accident
  • $900,000 recovered in a cycling collision

How Can a Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Can Help with Your Claim?

Personal injury attorneys are trained in a variety of court procedures and negotiation tactics to help you reach your desired result. A Seattle personal injury lawyer can help you with the following:

  • Negotiations with insurance company reps
  • Managing timelines related to your court case
  • Filing and drafting all pleadings related to your court case
  • Representing you and arguing on your behalf at trial
  • Advising and counseling services related to your PI claim

In short, a personal injury attorney in Seattle acts as a personal advisor and teammate throughout the settlement and litigation process. The best part about hiring a personal injury attorney from Fang Law Firm is that you won’t have to face insurance companies or opposing counsel alone; a Seattle injury lawyer is skilled in insurance company and opposing counsel tricks so you won’t have to spend precious time and energy educating yourself on the ins and outs of personal injury claim settlement and litigation.

What Compensation Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?

Financial payment, otherwise known as damages, are available to personal injury claimants. Damages are what the court awards you if you win your personal injury case. There are two types of damages available to personal injury claimants under Washington law:

  1. Economic damages are considered medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of property (a vehicle in the event of a car accident), loss of business or employment activities resulting from this injury.
  2. Non-economic damages include pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, disability, or disfigurement incurred due to the other party’s negligence.

Rest assured that when the Seattle injury attorneys at Fang Law Firm handle your case, we will seek the highest amount possible. Financial worries should be the last thing on your mind.

Is There a Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Claim in Washington State?

A claimant must pursue personal injury claims within three years of the day the injury occurred; this is Washington’s time limit, or statute of limitations law. If you bring your claim within the statute of limitations, you are eligible to pursue economic and non-economic damages from the negligent party.

Exceptions to Washington’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations Law

The injured person is under 18 years old:

RCW 4.16.190 says if the injured person is a minor, below the age of 18, or too incapacitated to fully understand the nature of the proceedings, the injured person has three full years from the time they turn 18 or regain competence to pursue a personal injury claim.

The at-fault party flees or attempts to hide identity:

RCW 4.16.180 says that if the at-fault party is not a resident of Washington state, flees the state, or tries to conceal their identity, the statute of limitations clock won’t run until the person is returned, re-enters the state, or their new identity is found out.

What Can I Expect in the Personal Injury Claim Process?

Our Seattle injury lawyers are adept at navigating the complex nature of personal injury claims. We are here to walk you through each step of the claims process. The moment we file your personal injury claim legal proceedings begin. We will help you gather evidence and pursue the outcome you desire; that can include settling out of court.

Personal injury claims that do not settle out of court will proceed to trial. Our injury attorneys are experienced litigators with over a decade of experience in personal injury litigation. You will not have better advocates defending you in your Seattle personal injury claim than our attorneys at Fang Law Firm.

How Do I Prove a Personal Injury Claim?

To recover damages as a result of personal injury, we must present evidence to the court that proves:

  1. That you sustained an injury;
  2. The person who caused it was negligent; AND
  3. That the person who caused the injury is liable.

It is confusing and complex trying to determine whether your personal injury claim is recoverable under Washington law. If you’re still questioning whether you have a personal injury claim, call us at Fang Law Firm today to determine whether you meet the criteria for pursuing a personal injury claim under Washington law. One of our experienced Seattle injury lawyers can assess your claim and chart the best path for financial recovery.

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Differences Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Step 1: Insurance Claim

There are two levels to a personal injury claim, the first level is an insurance claim and the second level is a lawsuit. When an injury results, the first step is to file a claim through the at-fault party’s insurance company. This can be an intimidating process because an insurance company will likely use underhanded tactics to bully you into taking a settlement that is well under what you deserve. If you are unhappy with the settlement offer and the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate further, the second step of the process is to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Step 2: Lawsuit

A lawsuit involves the court system. The downside of step two is that it is a long, confusing, and arduous process. The upside is that a third party like a judge or jury of your peers will review the evidence associated with your claim and may award you damages above and beyond the amount the insurance company offered you during settlement conferences.

The difference between the two is one involves a court system and the other does not. There are pros and cons to each approach and a Seattle car accident lawyer will be able to assist you in determining your best course of action.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

A personal injury claim isn’t just one thing; if you have suffered an injury at any time, anywhere, you could have a personal injury claim. This could be from a Seattle car accident, a slip and fall accident, a dog bite, and more. The following are other common personal injury claims we work on:

  • Workplace accidents: Workplace accidents can include slips, trips, falls, and contact with objects or equipment
  • Car accidents: Car accidents can get tricky with uninsured and underinsured drivers. Even if you can’t recover through an insurance company, you may still have a claim!
  • Medical malpractice: A doctor or healthcare professional caused an injury through an error in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management.
  • Products liability: An injury that results in the malfunction of a product.
  • Wrongful death: Damages for a loved one who died as a result of a third-party or entity’s negligence or misconduct.
  • Slip and fall: Injury from a slip and fall that resulted from a third-party or entity’s negligence or misconduct.
  • Defamation: Injuries related to the damage of a personality or reputation. Washington law differentiates between public and private figures in regards to damages available to the claimants.
  • Dog bites: Injury that results from a dog bite.
  • Intentional torts: Intentional torts can include battery, assault, false imprisonment, the tort of outrage, fraud, trespass, conversion (theft), nuisance, and much more.

Personal injury claims are not limited to the above list. A Seattle injury attorney can help you assess whether your injury constitutes a personal injury claim.

Washington Comparative Fault Laws

At Fang Law Firm, we believe you deserve the full amount of damages awarded to you by the judge. Washington personal injury law allows a judge to reduce your damage award for contributory fault. Under Washington law, the court may determine that the claimant “contributed” to their injury in some way.

Suppose the court determines that there is some portion of contributory fault involved in the injury, the judge will reduce the damages awarded by the percentage attributed to the claimant’s fault. At Fang Law Firm, we believe it is essential that our clients are knowledgeable about every possible outcome of their personal injury case. We won’t stop advocating for you until you receive your desired outcome.

Washington Damage Caps

The under-18 rule:

If a person under the age of 18 caused your injury, the state of Washington has capped the recoverable damages at $5,000 from the child’s parents.

Pain and suffering rule:

Further, the state of Washington has capped pain and suffering damages at 0.43 X the average annual wage of the at-fault person or person paying the damages X the life expectancy of the at-fault person or person paying the damages. Typically, Washington courts use a minimum of 15 years as the life expectancy of the at-fault person or person paying the damages.

Alternatives to Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Court

Alternatives exist for those who do not wish to pursue a personal injury claim in the court system. If you can’t reach the desired outcome with an insurance company, you can seek a higher amount through arbitration. Arbitration is like a small trial, except it takes one day, and your judge and jury is a professional arbitrator. There are pros and cons to pursuing your claim through arbitration rather than a court order.

Pros

  • Cost savings. Arbitration is significantly cheaper than pursuing a claim through the court system.
  • Time savings. Arbitration can take less than a day and a court process can take months to years.

Cons

  • Enforcement issues. An award via arbitration cannot be enforced until a lawsuit is filed in court.
  • Evidence problems. Arbitrations don’t play by the same rules of evidence as court proceedings. The opposing party can confront you with affidavits and depositions of third-party witnesses. In a court proceeding, the opposing party is required to allow you to confront any testifying witnesses or presented depositions.

Choosing to pursue arbitration versus a court proceeding is a very personal decision. A personal injury attorney can assist you in deciding the right path for you.

Contact Our Seattle Personal Injury Attorneys Today

Our professional Seattle personal injury attorneys at Fang Law Firm will walk you through each step of your personal injury claim. Our injury attorneys are hands-on, unlike other Seattle personal injury lawyers. We are committed to working with clients one-on-one; we handle our clients directly; we won’t pass you off to our support staff. We understand that pursuing a personal injury claim is stressful and confusing.

At Fang Law Firm, we strive to make the process as seamless as possible with our hands-on approach and an open line of communication with our clients. If you need us, we’re here for all your personal injury claims. Call us today at (206) 489-5140 to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys in Seattle about your injury claim. We proudly serve all of King County, Washington. Our personal injury law office is located in Seattle, near Pike Place Market, off of 2nd Street and Yesler Wy.


 

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– James W.

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