Bainbridge Island Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured due to no fault of your own? If so, it might be time to call a Bainbridge Island personal injury lawyer to learn about what legal options you have. It’s possible you could be eligible to collect cash compensation for your medical bills, pain, and suffering.

Understanding Liability in a Personal Injury Case

Liability is another way of saying, “who’s responsible here?” In a personal injury case, it’s essential that we answer this question. Once we’ve identified the at-fault party for your injuries, we can begin taking legal action on your behalf.

There are several ways this could play out. Consider the following scenarios we’ve encountered before:

  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist. Sometimes, the at-fault party is a driver who isn’t insured. If this happens, you may be able to file a claim against your own insurance policy.
  • Dog bites. In the state of Washington, a dog’s owner is strictly liable if their pet attacks. This means that even if the owner didn’t know their dog was dangerous, they are still responsible.
  • Medical malpractice. Anytime you file a claim against a doctor or hospital, you should expect them to come to the table with aggressive legal representation.
  • Injured on someone else’s property. It’s not uncommon for property owners to try to shift the blame on victims by claiming they were behaving irresponsibly.
  • Victim shares blame. Of course, there are time when you may have been partly to blame for your accident. We may still be able to help, thanks to Washington’s comparative fault law.

Bottom line, our personal injury attorneys have worked many complex cases over the years. We know each situation is different, which is why we encourage you to reach out to us for a free case review.

Damages in a Personal Injury Settlement

In general, a victim can file a claim for the economic and non-economic damages they’ve suffered because of their injury.

Economic damages are the tangible expenses your injury caused, such as:

  • Doctor bills
  • Medication costs
  • Lost wages
  • Services required (e.g. housecleaning, landscaping)

Non-economic damages cover subjective harms, such as:

  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Anxiety
  • Changes in key relationships
  • Loss of lifestyle

Our attorneys help clients by tallying their total damages in a personal injury case. Armed with this information, we are positioned to negotiate a fair settlement.

Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer on your Claim

We recommend that you reach out to a personal injury lawyer anytime you’ve been hurt by someone else’s careless behavior. Even more so if their behavior left you seriously injured. Do not expect their representatives or insurance company to treat you fairly!

It’s always free to speak with one of our seasoned attorneys. Plus, we only charge a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. In other words, you risk nothing to tell us what happened.

Call for a Free Case Review

Call a Bainbridge Island personal injury lawyer from our team and ask for a free case review. If you can’t make it to the office, let us know and we’ll arrange to have an attorney meet at your home or hospital. We look forward to hearing from you.

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