North Bend Personal Injury Lawyer

When you’ve been in an accident due to no fault of your own, call a North Bend personal injury lawyer from our team. During a free case review, we can help walk you through your legal options. Sometimes, the best option is to file a personal injury claim. This step enables you to pursue a settlement to recover your losses, like medical bills and missed wages.

Here at Ladenburg Law, we only deal with personal injury cases. Read on to learn a little bit more about how the process works.

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

The best way to know if you have a valid personal injury case is to speak with one of our seasoned attorneys about your situation.

When we meet, we’ll try to establish four things:

  • Did the person/party who injured you owe it to you to keep you safe?
  • Did the person/party who injured you behave in a careless or negligent way?
  • Were you injured as a direct result of the careless behavior?
  • Did you incur damages due to your injury?

If the answer to all four of these questions is “yes,” there’s a good chance you have a valid case. Even so, there may be several approaches we might take, so it’s best to meet with an attorney to discuss what happened.

What Are “Damages?”

When we use the word “damages,” we’re referring to all the ways you were harmed because of your injury. In Washington State, there are two different types of damages (RCW 4.56.250):

  • Economic Damages. Think of these as any financial impact you’ve faced because you were injured. Medical bills and missed wages are common economic damages, but there may be others, too. For instance, perhaps you had to pay someone to do your housework because you were bedridden.
  • Non-economic Damages. These are the subjective harms that are harder to put a dollar value on. Examples of non-economic damages would include pain, suffering, anxiety, loss of lifestyle activities, and shifts in your key relationships.

Understanding the total picture of your damages is a key part of what we do because it gives us a better idea of a fair settlement value range.

What Things Impact My Settlement?

Unfortunately, your settlement amount isn’t as simple as tallying your damages and submitting them to the insurance company. Other factors can, and do, play a part. For instance:

  • The identity of the at-fault party and their ability to pay
  • Any insurance policy limits
  • The insurance company and their adjustor
  • If the at-fault party has legal representation
  • The type of the case
  • If you were partially at fault for the accident
  • Settlement awards assessed in cases similar to yours

The potential value of your case may go up or down as we gather evidence and begin the negotiation process. We’ll keep you apprised of your legal rights and options at all phases of the case.

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Ready to call a North Bend personal injury lawyer about what happened to you? Our attorneys are ready and happy to help answer all your questions. As a reminder, you pay nothing for a case review. Plus, we only charge a fee if we win you a settlement so you risk nothing to reach out.

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