Burien Personal Injury Lawyer

No one expects to become the victim of an accident. But if you do – where do you turn? We recommend calling a Burien personal injury lawyer for help when this happens. A seasoned lawyer can review the facts of your case and determine if you’re eligible to pursue compensation.

To be clear, money doesn’t fix everything. But a settlement can help you recoup the medical costs and lost wages incurred by your injury. Many of our clients also feel that a settlement gives them a sense of justice for the wrong they’ve endured.

How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Of course, not every accident is grounds for a claim! Ask yourself each of the following questions:

  • Did the person who harmed me owe me a duty of care? (In other words, did they owe it to you to keep you safe or warn you of any hazardous condition?)
  • Did the person who harmed me breach that duty?
  • Were my injuries directly caused by their carelessness?
  • Did I experience damages due to my injuries? (For example, doctor bills, missed time off work, etc.)

If you answered “yes” to all the questions, we want to hear from you. Call our office and ask for a free case review today.

What If I Were Partially to Blame for the Accident?

Sometimes, you might be partially to blame for what happened. For instance, perhaps you were speeding when the car that failed to yield struck you. Or maybe you weren’t wearing a helmet and that contributed to the severity of your injury. What happens in these situations?

You should know that Washington is a comparative fault state (RCW 4.22.005). This allows victims to recover a partial settlement when they share the blame. Suppose a judge finds you 30% at fault for your accident. Your total settlement award will be reduced by 30%.

If your injuries are severe, it may well be in your interest to pursue a personal injury claim. Even a partial settlement can help offset your damages. A qualified attorney could help by reducing the percentage you’re found to be at fault as well as working to negotiate a higher overall settlement.

We Handle More than Car Accidents!

Many people think about calling a personal injury lawyer after a car accident. While this a good idea, we want you to know that at Ladenburg Law, you can call us any time you’ve been hurt by someone’s reckless behavior.

Other cases we accept include:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Harmful medications or medical devices
  • Slip and falls
  • Nursing home negligence
  • School accidents
  • Dog bites

For more information, please see our practice area page.

Get a Free Case Evaluation

Ready to speak with a Burien personal injury lawyer? We offer free case evaluations and only charge a fee if we win you a settlement. Thus, there is no risk to reach out and learn about your legal options. Call us today.

    Get a Free Case Evaluation