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Insurance companies will try to deny your claim or give you very little money for your claim. While it may seem like they are trying to help you, do not give them an interview or talk to them at all – they will use this information against you.

A Seattle personal injury lawyer will take all the paper work away from you and help you focus on healing.

All cases are different so a Seattle personal injury lawyer cannot tell you exactly how much your case is worth or guarantee results. However, we can tell you generally what your case may be worth and if you have a good case.


Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents come with many obstacles, the least of which is getting healed, as these are some of the most catastrophic injury cases due to the nature of motorcycle on cars and the limited protection riding a motorcycle provides.


Bicycle Accidents

If you have been injured in a bike accident, you are probably facing large amount of medical bills. Bike on car accidents are never pretty and often victims on bikes are often facing permanent injuries that drastically change their life. Our Seattle personal injury lawyer knows your struggles and will work tirelessly to help you receive the compensation you need to get on with your life and obtain in a monetary way what was taken from you.


Premises Liability

Premises liability actions include slip and fall acidents, trip and fall accidents, something falling on you at another facility, or some other way in which you were injured by the fault of another while on their property.

Premises liability actions are very difficult cases because most of the time the insurance company will not take your claim seriously unless you have a Seattle personal injury lawyer representing you in your case.


Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall cases are very difficult cases because of the law surrounding the case. If you slipped, tripped, or fell on another’s facility, a Seattle personal injury lawyer must show that the owner had knowledge of, or should have been aware of, the dangerous substance that injured you and the likelihood it would injure someone like you.

Insurance companies for these businesses often will try to give you very low offers or deny your claim if you do not have a personal injury lawyer.


Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are very difficult cases that often go to trial. These cases are difficult because a personal injury lawyer will often have to hire an expert witness to prove that the conduct that led to your injury fell below the conduct expected of a professional in the field that they practice and it led to your injury.

Medical malpractice cases often are as a result of the doctor doing something that may further injure your injury or create an injury that is different than your current injury.


Product Liability

Product liability cases can arise where you are injured because the product you were using was inherently unsafe for the reasonable use of the product and injured you.

Examples of these type of cases include chipped tooth on food, being electrocuted by a machine’s bad wiring, getting sick on food that was improperly handled or served at a restaurant, a bike’s frame breaking while riding, among other things.


Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-truck accidents often leave the victim very injured and with copious amounts of hospital bills as these are much large vehicles. Our personal injury lawyer knows how to find insurance to cover medical bills that are pending and find money for you to get treatment now.

Additionally, semi-truck accidents come with other issues as semi-truck drivers have first response vehicles and crews that will investigate the scene and interview you sometimes before the police. This can be very tricky and they may use your statement against you.


Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can occur in a cross walk or outside of a crosswalk. You may be entitled to compensation if you were struck by a car while crossing the street even if it partly was your fault.

A personal injury attorney can help you find insurance to cover your injuries and medical bills while you await to file a claim against the insurance company of the person that struck you. If the person that struck you had personal injury protection, this policy may cover your injuries until you can settle with their insurance company.


Bad Faith Lawsuits

Bad faith lawsuits are lawsuits against your own insurance company for denying a perfectly good claim or using some other deceitful tactic in order to deny your claim. Additionally, bad faith claims can be from the person that hit you and transferred to you to go after their insurance company for not providing policy limits and ultimately you received a judgment in court in excess of the policy limits, giving you the right to go after the insurance company for the entire claim.

These cases are difficult to prove in some instances but with the help of a trained personal injury lawyer, you could receive your full compensation from the insurance company by pursuing this type of claim. The claim, to be paid sooner, should be transferred from the third party to you so that your personal injury lawyer can go after the insurance company.


Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Wrongful death lawsuits are lawsuits brought by the family of the deceased against the insurance company of whatever party injured them and ultimately caused their death.

These type of lawsuits can be brought on many types of cases from car accidents, bike accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc.

Wrongful death lawsuits are ways for families of the victim to receive compensation for the loss that they have suffered which includes lost income contributions, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium claims. These are often very large lawsuits with complex issues.


Hit and Run Accidents

A personal injury lawyer can help you track down the person that struck you by searching through local video footage, collecting evidence on the car, interviewing witnesses, and looking at the police report.

If the person that struck you cannot be found, our personal injury attorney knows where to look in your own insurance to find coverage. Most people have uninsured motorist insurance that will stand in the place of the third party. However, there are many things you must do to trigger this insurance coverage or you may lose it.


Assault Cases

Assault cases can consist of many things from bar fights, bouncers injuring bar patrons, fights in public, road rage, and others.

If you have been injured by someone striking you or injuring you, you need a personal injury lawyer to protect the evidence against the person that injured you.

A personal injury lawyer can investigate the video of the facility, interview witnesses, search police reports, among other tactics to find the person that hurt you.


Passenger Accidents

Being injured in a car accident is a very scary thing that can leave you traumatized and very injured. Additionally, if you are the passenger, you may not have an insurance company fighting for you because of the fear that you could sue them.

While generally you do not have to go after your driver’s insurance company, sometimes it is the only option you have and they may have plenty of good coverage to cover your injuries and pain and suffering that you suffered as a result of their driving.


Bus Accidents

Bus accidents can include you riding on a bus and being injured. The city, the bus company, the state, or others may be responsible for the injuries that you suffered in the bus accident. Additionally, Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab, and other taxi services are liable for your injuries if their driver was driving you.

Additionally, bus companies and insurance companies will try to deny your claim or severely limit the compensation they pay out to you. This is why you need a personal injury lawyer to represent you in this case against Seattle Metro, Sound Transit, or some other bus company or professional driving company.

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