Kent Personal Injury Lawyer

Did someone’s negligent behavior cause your injury? Perhaps you’re facing mounting medical bills, missed time from work, plus pain at not being able to do your normal activities. If this sounds familiar, a Kent personal injury lawyer may be able to help. You could be eligible to receive compensation.

Our skilled attorneys have helped many clients over the years throughout western Washington recoup their financial losses and obtain justice for what happened. Read on to learn more about how to work with us and the kind of cases we accept.

When to Reach out to a Personal Injury Attorney

Not every injury is grounds to pursue a claim. So, how do you know when a claim is the right step?

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Did the person who caused you the injury owe you a duty of care? For instance, other drivers owe it to you to drive safe on the road. Property owners owe it to you to keep their shops free of hazards. Doctors owe it to you to do no harm.
  • Did the person’s negligence directly cause your injury? As personal injury lawyers, we need to be able to prove a cause-and-effect connection.
  • Did your injury cause substantial damages? A typical claim will have substantial damages that need reimbursement. For instance, if the injury only needed over-the-counter pain meds and a day from work, you may not have a valid claim. However, suppose the injury required several days in the hospital, a month out of work, and ongoing therapy. The costs associated in this case may justify pursuing a claim.

No matter what, every case is different. The best way to know if you have a claim is to call us. We always offer free initial consultations, so you risk nothing to share what happened to you. After meeting, we’ll be able to advise you of your legal options.

Types of Cases we can Help you With

Our personal injury attorneys can accept a wide range of cases. Chances are if you’ve been hurt due to someone’s negligence, we can help.

We handle additional practice areas, too.

Who’s Liable for my Injury?

One of the first questions we try to answer when accepting a new case is “who’s responsible?” When we understand the answer to that question, we have a path to pursue your settlement. In some instances, there may be more than one responsible party. Our goal is to go after all sources of compensation.

There may be situations where you are partly to blame. For instance, suppose you were speeding on your motorcycle when you were struck by another driver. What happens then? Washington is what’s known as a comparative fault state (RCW 4.22.005). This means that your compensation will be reduced by the percentage you’re found to be at fault. If your speeding meant you were 30% responsible, your settlement will be reduced by 30%. You can see that even in a situation like this, it still may be worth filing a personal injury claim.

Take the First Step – Contact a Kent Personal Injury Attorney

The first step is to call a Kent personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. As mentioned, we are pleased to offer no-fee, no-obligation consultations. If you’re unable to come to the office let us know. One of our attorneys can meet you at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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