Role of accident attorneys in Washington State

Whether you have found yourself in a car accident or a slip-and-fall on a bad day, you don’t have to let the liable party or even your insurance provider get away with giving you less compensation than you truly deserve. When you are hurt or your property is damaged, Washington State’s personal injury statutes protect your rights to get the costs covered.

A personal injury attorney has the know-how to combat the insurers, the resources to build you a strong case, and the experience to work as efficiently as possible. All of the above is essential if you are to either resolve your personal injury claim or file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out.

Indeed, you may have only 3 years to file your Washington accident case. There is little time to waste – so contact the personal injury attorneys at your local law office of Siegfried & Jensen to schedule your free case review with us. Feel free to call (801) 845-9000 24/7 or visit our contact page.

Seeking the Justice You Deserve

It may be tempting to handle your personal injury claim on your own, but you may find a personal injury attorney indispensable. When your insurance provider refuses to give you enough money to cover your medical bills until you fully recover, or when the liable party’s attorneys fight tooth and nail to save money, you will absolutely need legal support.

Siegfried & Jensen’s team of accident attorneys in Washington do not want to see these opposing parties take advantage of you. We want to enable you to prioritize your health and well-being while also getting the justice you deserve for your suffering and accident-related losses. That’s why we ensure that anyone can afford our legal services.

Making Personal Injury Cases Affordable for You

We strongly believe that each and every person has the right to personal injury legal services. That’s why our law firm takes cases on contingency so you never pay out of pocket.

Like many other personal injury law firms, Siegfried & Jensen offers free consultations and doesn’t charge any upfront fees. Rather, we only get paid when you get paid. In other words, either we get you your award of compensation or we don’t get paid at all – despite our work on your case.

That’s why you can be sure, when we take on your case, that we are certain you have a valid claim to compensation. Our legal professionals can explain Washington State laws, clarify whether you have a case, and determine how your measure of fault may affect your case.

Attaining Fair Compensation on Your Behalf

In Washington, you will not be barred from recovery if you share a degree of fault for your accident. This is good news because it means our local personal injury attorneys are more likely to be able to help you obtain compensation.

Our Washington personal injury lawyers can help you calculate the total amount of damages, in terms of dollars, that you have suffered due to the accident. These could be either economic or non-economic damages.

Economic damages

Economic damages include bills and lost wages – costs that are easily quantifiable in comparison to non-economic damages.

You could be compensated for the following costs related to your accident:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of earnings, employment, or business/employment opportunities
  • Property damage
  • Substitute domestic services

While these damages may come with receipts and bills, it takes legal and medical knowledge to estimate the total cost accurately. For example, your personal injury lawyer will make sure to take into account both the medical bills you have racked up so far but may also speak to experts who can attest to your long-term medical needs.

An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to make sure you are not cut short. Ideally, fair compensation will cover your medical bills for many years to come until you have reached a level of Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).

Non-economic damages

Non-economic damages may be harder to assign a dollar value, but that does not make them any less significant. On the contrary, the types of damages that may be awarded depend on the case at hand.

Washington State’s statute makes it clear that you may be due compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience to one’s life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of society and companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Destruction of the parent-child relationship

Building a Strong Case for You

Here is the basic step-by-step legal process when working with the experienced personal injury attorneys of Siegfried & Jensen:

  1. Consulting us for free: We offer free consultations to everyone. This allows us to examine your case and verify its validity. What’s more, we care about your well-being and will be able to give you advice that can benefit you both health-wise and legally.
  2. Trusting us to investigate thoroughly: When working on your case, the personal injury attorneys at our firm will be able to use their in-depth legal knowledge to determine liability and put Washington’s statutes to work for your advantage.
  3. Shooting for a fair amount of money: We will not overlook your short-term, long-term, financial, or emotional needs at a time like this. We know you require our loyal support, which is why we will estimate a fair compensation amount and negotiate for it – but ultimately keep the final decision on settling up to you.
  4. Letting us negotiate for you: Speaking to the insurance adjusters yourself is not recommended, because you might say something that could jeopardize your case. Instead, leave the anxiety of fighting for your side of the story to us while you focus on your physical, mental, and emotional recovery.
  5. Having reliable advocacy in court: We understand that most people are less than eager to go to trial. Most personal injury cases settle out of court, but you still need to make sure that your lawyer will be ready to go to trial with confidence – in case this step becomes necessary to get a fair amount of money.

Our Role Is to Do the Hard Work for You to Be Treated Fairly

In a beautiful state like Washington, you have plenty of better ways to spend your time than in court or on the phone with insurance adjusters. So why not leave your legal case in the hands of a personal injury attorney you can trust?

Personal injury lawyers can maximize your settlement without even going so far as a trial – in most cases. Either way, you can feel confident that your legal case will be strong enough to fight the arguments and allegations of the parties trying to keep their money from you.

With a success rate of 97 percent for our combined 35,000+ cases, you will find yourself in good hands when you work with Siegfried & Jensen. We are proud to help Washingtonians achieve recovery, peace of mind, and fair compensation every day.

If you have been hurt in a car accident or sustained a personal injury in any other way, come talk to our Washington legal team in a free consultation session to find out whether you have a case. Contact us to schedule your discussion.

You can find us in Washington, in Spokane, Spokane Valley and Seattle.

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Content checked by personal injury attorney Todd Bradford. I worked for a small law firm in Utah County, where I handled various types of cases. My main focus was personal injury and I decided that is what I enjoyed doing the most. I rejoined Siegfried and Jensen in 2012 where my focus is solely on helping personal injury clients. I take pride in helping personal injury clients and enjoy serving them. If you need an attorney for auto accidents or injuries of any kind in Salt Lake City, UT, Ogden, UT, Spokane, WA, or Boise, ID, contact us.