Kitsap County Personal Injury Lawyer

Are you looking for a Kistap County personal injury lawyer? If so, we’re glad you’ve found us.

Our team of attorneys is committed to serving clients in Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, and surrounding cities in Kitsap County.

We recognize that you likely have never had reason to work with a personal injury attorney before. Given that, we wanted to take the time to share a little more about how the process works. And in case you’re wondering, you pay us nothing unless we win your case.

Steps to Take After a Personal Injury

Whether you’ve just been in a car accident or hurt from a defective product, here are a few steps we recommend you take:

  • Take notes and pictures: As soon as you can, write down what happened. Take as many pictures of the scene and your injuries. Have a loved one assist if you’re unable to do this part.
  • Get medical care: Visiting a hospital or seeing a doctor the same day of your injury will help your healing process and establish the basis for your claim. Make sure to keep all your follow-up appointments. Skipping any can send a signal to the insurance company that you’re not really hurt.
  • Use social media cautiously – or not at all: It’s tempting to want to share what happened on Facebook or post a photo to Instagram. But your posts could be used against you by insurance agents or opposing attorneys. (For more advice on this topic, please see our post Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit)
  • Keep a journal: We recommend you keep detailed notes on your injury and the impact it’s having on your life. Did you miss another day of work to see the doctor? Maybe you had to cancel plans for a family vacation? Perhaps you missed your daughter’s recital because you were in too much pain? A daily log can be useful evidence to prove the severity of your injuries.

Of course, every situation is going to be different. Depending on what’s happened, there may be additional steps to consider. Also, reach out and involve one of our attorneys early on. We can provide legal advice every step of the way and make sure you don’t inadvertently say or do something that harms your case.

Calculating the Value of Your Claim

Despite what you might have seen otherwise on the internet, there is no quick calculator to determine the value of your claim. We recommend you meet with one of our skilled attorneys to help gauge that number.

Somewhat factors into a claim value include:

  • Severity of your injuries
  • Permanence of your injuries
  • Missed time from work
  • Expenses incurred
  • Lifestyle impact
  • Impact on important relationships
  • Pain and suffering
  • Who’s liable and their source of funds
  • Settlements won in cases like yours

Understanding what a fair settlement should be is the first part. The second part is having our team fight to secure you that fair settlement. At Ladenburg Law, we’ll work to ensure both objectives are met.

Statute of Limitations for Filing in Washington State

In most situations, you have only three years to file a personal injury claim in the State of Washington (RCW 4.16.080). However, we always recommend you start the process quickly.

The sooner we can assist, the better access we have to key evidence. Don’t delay in reaching out.

Call for a Free Case Evaluation

If you’ve been injured due to someone’s carelessness, call a Thurston County personal injury lawyer for help.

It costs you nothing to have us hear what happened and explain your legal rights.

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