Most of us avoid legal disputes as much as possible, but there are certain times in life when it’s in your best interests to file a claim against someone else. When another person causes you to get injured, for instance, your next step should be to file a personal injury claim. In doing so, you are simply asking that the person or people responsible for your injuries (or, more than likely, their insurance company) are the ones who foot your medical bills and related expenses.
What Qualifies for a Personal Injury Claim?
Essentially, any type of injury you sustain could turn into a personal injury claim or lawsuit — so long as someone else is at fault for the accident. These are among the most common types of personal injury claims we see in our legal practice:
Premises liability injuries are those that occur while you’re on someone else’s property (and yes — this does include businesses and government-owned properties). For example, if you slip and fall on an unmarked wet floor, trip over some carelessly laid out equipment, or get bitten by a neighbor’s dog, you may have a valid premises liability claim on your hands.
Whether you’re a driver, pedestrian, bicyclists, or motorcyclist in this scenario, you can be compensated if you’re hit by a car, semi-truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle. Just know that Washington has its own unique laws when it comes to auto accident claims, so it’s best to get a knowledgeable attorney on your side sooner rather than later.
Obviously wrongful death victims can’t take legal action against those who hurt them. However, their loved ones can file on their behalf. If you lost a spouse, parent, child, or other loved one to an accident that should never have happened, let us help you determine your next steps toward justice.