Injured because someone else was careless? It can feel incredibly unfair. Due to no fault of your own, you may be facing medical bills, time off work, and missed family activities. If this sounds like you, please call a Covington personal injury lawyer from our team. We can help you weigh your legal options, including filing a personal injury claim. It’s possible that you could be eligible for compensation.
When you’ve been a victim, it may seem obvious that the other party is to blame. Even so, there are a few additional things to consider before filing a personal injury claim.
The best way to know for sure if you have a valid claim is to call and ask for a free, no obligation consultation. After hearing what happened to you, we can inform you of your legal options.
In the state of Washington, personal injury victims are eligible to pursue compensation for both economic and non-economic damages (RCW 4.56.250). Allow us to briefly explain both:
Economic damages are those we can assign a dollar value to. For instance, medical bills, prescription costs, and missed wages can readily be tallied up. Some victims may have incurred other out-of-pocket costs, such as paying for housecleaning or dog walking services.
Non-economic damages are subjective in nature. Common examples include pain and suffering. But, there are many additional ways an injury can impact your life. Some victims experience embarrassment, frustration, sleep disturbances, flashbacks, anxiety, and depression. Also, an injury may mean the loss of previously enjoyed hobbies or activities. It could also mean your spouse now has to become your caretaker. These are all considered non-economic damages.
A skilled attorney will take the time to understand all the damages you suffered because of your accident. This is an important step to understanding the potential value of your claim.
Sometimes people ask us, can’t I just handle my claim on my own?” The answer is always yes, you can. However, there are a few good reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer for help. First, we understand the process because it’s how we make a living. We know how to negotiate fair settlements for our clients and can help avoid common pitfalls.
Also, it’s important to understand that there may be times when negotiations stall. If you’re facing steep medical bills, you could find yourself in a difficult position. When you have one of our lawyers on your side, you can rest assured that we’ll be prepared to file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
Best of all, if we don’t win you a settlement, you owe us nothing. This contingency-fee payment structure means more of our clients can access the legal help they need when they need it most.
Ready to speak with a Covington personal injury lawyer? Just call our team and ask for a free case review. There’s no obligation, so you risk nothing to reach out.