Being injured can be a life-changing event. Depending on the severity of your injuries, your life may be turned up on its end completely. You may be unable to work, unable to go to school, and unable to care for yourself. Many personal injuries result from car accidents, although there are many other ways that personal injuries occur. All of them share a common theme: someone else’s negligence, action, inaction, poor judgement, or intentional act caused you harm, and they should be held accountable. At Russell and Hill, we have helped thousands of clients face down the at-fault party who did them harm and collect damages and monetary compensation as a result. As soon as possible following your injury, it is important to call on our legal team to discuss your case and begin the claims process so that you can get your life back on track.
Although most people think of a personal injury case as one involving a car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle, personal injury law also covers:
Sometimes liability in a personal injury case is clear cut and obvious, such as when a driver is operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and plows into your car, resulting in bodily harm. Other times, liability may be more complicated. For example, if you are a pedestrian out for a walk and you stumble and fall due to uneven or broken pavement, becoming injured, the entity responsible for the maintenance of the sidewalk may be held accountable for your injuries.
Identifying the at-fault party in some personal injury claims can be difficult. This is especially true in malpractice claims involving more than one medical professional or even a medical professional and the hospital at which he/she works and/or the manufacturer of a surgical product that caused the patient harm. Because of the complexity of many personal injury claims, it is important to see out the best possible legal representation in order to get the maximum payout for your injuries and the compensation to which you are entitled.
When you file a personal injury claim, you are asking the liable party to pay you a specific sum for your injuries. This may include:
Family members of injured parties who lost their lives as a result of their injuries may also launch a claim against the at-fault party. Known as a wrongful death suit, this type of action allows the family to recoup financial and non-financial losses experienced due to the untimely death of a loved one.
Don’t delay in filing your personal injury claim. Washington State allows those injured just three years to file their claims and recoup damages. Contact our legal team now to set up a consultation with our Bremerton personal injury attorney to weigh your legal options.