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Personal Injury Attorneys in Lynnwood, WA
LYNNWOOD PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Unfortunately, accidents do happen in day to day life. However, you can take legal action if you were personally injured as a result of someone else’s negligence
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, the physical and emotional trauma is only the beginning of the challenges you may experience.
In addition, if your injury puts you out of work, you may lose some or all of your income, adding to the financial stress of your situation. You may find yourself struggling to make ends meet and pay bills that you’ve ordinarily been able to afford.
Serious injuries can also be detrimental to your happiness and well-being, particularly if you acquire disabilities that hinder you from doing your favorite activities or going about your normal daily life. No doubt, being injured in an accident can have a long-lasting or even permanent impact on your life.
If you are in this situation, you may be legally entitled to compensation for the damages you’ve incurred. A personal injury attorney can provide expert legal counsel on your situation, explain the options available to you, advocate for your rights, and help maximize the settlement you receive for your case.
Lynnwood is known as a commuter town where many residents travel elsewhere for work — which potentially means a high volume of cars on the road.
While its violent crime rates are lower than the national average, the city sees its fair share of auto accidents.
Sadly, car crashes are one of the most common sources of preventable injuries nationwide, and the wounds from these can be serious.
If you’ve been hurt in a collision, the at-fault driver is responsible for paying accident-related expenses that you incur. Typically, the other driver’s insurance company pays these bills. In some cases, though, the offending party may not admit fault and may even hire their own attorney to defend their case.
Trying to negotiate with insurance companies and defense attorneys on your own can be a daunting prospect. If you live in the Lynnwood area and you’ve sustained severe injuries from an accident, it’s wise to seek advice from a Lynnwood personal injury attorney who can help you with your case.
According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there were 1,312 documented car crashes in the city of Lynnwood in 2019.
Of these accidents, 298 involved possible or suspected injuries, and four were fatal. Meanwhile, the total population of Lynnwood is estimated at 35,826 people.
Hence, in 2019, the city had about four auto accidents per 100 residents, and people were injured or killed in up to 23% of those accidents.
Judging by these numbers, auto injuries have the potential to affect a significant percentage of the population in Lynnwood.
If you’re seeking compensation for an injury, a skilled personal injury attorney can help represent your interests in court, win those challenging negotiations, and get you the full amount of money that you are legally owed.
I am a knowledgeable and accomplished attorney serving clients in Washington state, and I have handled many personal injury cases throughout my career. Since graduating from law school in 1998, I have successfully resolved over 1,000 personal injury, civil, and criminal cases.
As an arbitrator, judge, and former President of the Snohomish Bar Association, I have a well-rounded and nuanced knowledge of the law that enables me to be of service in protecting my clients’ rights. With my years of experience and proven track record, you can trust me to handle your case with the utmost skill and professionalism.
Personal Injury Law in Lynnwood
To successfully pursue a personal injury claim against another person, you must be able to establish that the offending party engaged in negligent or careless behavior that led to your injury. If the other person was entirely responsible for your injury, you are legally entitled to compensation from them for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. However, in Washington, you may be eligible for compensation even if your injury was not completely the person’s fault.
Different states use varying methods to determine how personal injury plaintiffs are compensated based on fault and negligence. In some states, plaintiffs do not receive any compensation if they are even partially at fault for their own injury. The state of Washington uses the concept of “pure comparative negligence,” which means that if you are deemed partly responsible for your injury, you may still receive some compensation.
Additionally, per Washington law, there is no upper limit on the amount of compensation you may receive for certain types of injuries. Compared with some other states, Washington has regulations that can make it easier for plaintiffs to be compensated in the event of an accident, so it’s worth at least talking with an attorney to see what your case may be worth.
Bear in mind, though, that Washington does have a three-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit – meaning that you must bring a claim within three years of the date of your injury in order for your case to be considered. Incidents that happened more than three years ago are not eligible for compensation.
Being injured in an accident can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. The consequences can spill over into many areas of your life. When you’re going through such a challenging time, you deserve to know that you don’t have to go it alone.
You have options with regards to pursuing a case and recovering damages for your injury, and I’m here to help you every step of the way. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for more information about my services.