Redmond Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, you may be wondering what to do next, or where to turn. We recommend you reach out to a Redmond personal injury lawyer from our team for legal advice. There’s never a charge to speak with one of our lawyers, and all conversations are kept confidential.

It it Time to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer can help when you’ve been hurt because someone else was careless. To be clear, not every accident and injury is grounds for legal action. When we meet for an initial case review, here are some of the things we’ll ask about:

  • Relationship with the at-fault party. Part of our work is to establish that the person who behaved carelessly owed you a duty 0f care. For example, a doctor’s duty to her patients is to do no harm. Drivers have a duty to follow speed limits and obey traffic laws. A responsible property owner keeps his premises free of hazards.
  • How the at-fault party failed their duty of care. Next, we’ll want to understand how the at-fault party behaved carelessly. Did the doctor fail to order a routine test? Was the driver speeding? Did the property owner neglect an overdue repair?
  • Your injury. To have a valid claim, we need to be able to prove that your injury was caused by someone’s carelessness. In other words, it wouldn’t be good enough that a doctor’s failure to order a routine test could have injured you. You’d need to have been harmed by this oversight to pursue compensation.

Finally, it’s worth noting that the severity of your injuries matter, too. If you end up requiring a lengthy hospital stay, surgery, or extensive physical therapy, chances are, you’ll want to talk to a lawyer. The greater the medical interventions needed, the higher the bills. And the more important it becomes to make sure you secure a fair settlement.

Wide Range of Case Types

While our team only accepts personal injury cases, there is a wide range of situations this covers. These are referred to as “practice areas” on our website.

Some examples include:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability, such as slip and falls or dog bites
  • Defective products

Please see our practice area page for more details.

When You are Partly to Blame for your Accident

Sometimes, it’s not entirely the other party’s fault. For example, perhaps the other driver did run a red light, but you weren’t wearing a seat belt and this contributed to the severity of your injuries. What happens in a situation like this?

Here’s what you should know: Washington is a comparative fault state. This allows victims to still recover some compensation for their injuries. A judge or jury will assign a percentage of fault to deduct from your settlement amount. Suppose you’re found to be 30% at fault and your total settlement award is $50,000. From that amount, 30% (or $15,000) will be deducted.

If your injuries are serious, it may still be worth pursuing a personal injury claim to help cover your costs. A personal injury lawyer from our team can help navigate this process with you, as well as try to reduce your at-fault percentage.

Schedule a Free Case Review

The first step is to call a Redmond personal injury lawyer from our team. We can provide a free case review. Plus, you only pay us a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. Not able to make it to the office? Let us know and we’ll arrange to have one of our attorneys meet at your home or hospital.

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