So much of your life changes when you suffer a personal injury. To be sure, you face physical losses and burdensome medical bills. Yet, these incidents effect other aspects of your life, too. Your mental health. Your quality of life. Your ability to earn a living. Your most important relationships.
If someone else caused your accident, they are liable to compensate you for your injuries. But the path to compensation isn’t always simple for victims. You must prove how the other party was negligent as well as the extent of your injuries. Without a doubt, it can be a lot to navigate insurance companies and court procedures.
Here’s where an experienced Tacoma personal injury lawyer from Ladenburg Law can help. Every day, we work for victims – just like you – by taking the lead on their claims. We can explain your rights in language you can understand and gather evidence to defend your case. Most of all, we can seek fair compensation on your behalf.
When you’re issued a Washington State driver’s license, you agree to abide by the rules of the road. In other words, you have a duty to drive safe. This protects other drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and your own passengers.
Unfortunately, many drivers prove to be careless or even reckless on Tacoma’s roads. Read the local news and you’ll hear about collisions caused by running red lights, speeding, tailgating, or texting while driving.
What happens if you’re hit and injured by a negligent driver? You’ll want to involve a well-rated injury attorney right away. An attorney can make sure to protect your interests and negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. This compensation could cover your medical bills and lost wages. Plus, many of our clients feel a settlement gives them a sense of justice.
Sometimes, you might be partly responsible for the accident or your injuries. What then? In the State of Washington, our laws allow for comparative negligence (see RCW 4.22.005). In other words, the courts will consider the actions of all parties and assign blame as percentages. Suppose a court finds you 33% responsible. Your settlement will be reduced by 33%. A personal injury lawyer could work to lower the percentage you’re found liable.
No matter what, we encourage you to reach out and contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation about what happened. We know every motor vehicle accident is unique, and we’d be pleased to answer all the questions you have.
Of course, the road is not the only place where a personal injury can happen.
If you are injured at someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim. To receive compensation, you need to show how the property owner failed to keep you safe. A dog attack is one common type of premises liability case we accept. Owners can be liable if their pet attacks you unprovoked. A Tacoma injury lawyer can gather information about what happened and work to negotiate fair compensation on your behalf.
Another type of case we handle is defective products. If you were using a product as intended and it malfunctions and seriously injures you, you may be able to file a claim. These complicated cases often need aggressive legal representation to win.
Whether you’ve suffered from a dog bite, defective product, or fallen on someone else’s property, we want to hear from you. There’s no fee or obligation to speak with one of our attorneys.
We know you have many questions. You likely wonder how your injuries will affect your future. Plus, you could be concerned about paying medical bills and making up for lost income. On top of that, you might feel that there has been a lack of justice for what happened to you.
Remember, if someone else was negligent, they are liable to provide compensation. This is true whether you’ve been hit by a drunk driver or harmed at the hands of a careless doctor. Having a well-versed lawyer on your side can make all the difference. At Ladenburg Law, we pride ourselves in helping our clients understand their rights and fighting for fair settlements on their behalf.
Let us handle the legal stress of your case so you can focus on your healing. Please, call a Tacoma personal injury lawyer from our team today to learn more.
As a family business we understand what it means to support those who are important to us. Family and community is at the top of that list. We strive to treat our clients like family. Even after their claim is over, we find ways to give back to our clients. One way is this scholarship program. Each year we award $2,000 to a client, former client, or a member of their immediate family.
The application deadline for our 2022 college scholarship has now passed. However, please keep an eye on our Ladenburg Law Scholarship page in spring 2023 for next year’s opportunity to apply.