Call Our Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer for Legal Representation
Throughout our lives, we put our trust in a variety of people — many of whom we have never met. On the roadway, you put your trust in other drivers. At the hospital, you put your trust in licensed physicians and surgeons. When these people violate our trust, it can result in serious physical injury or death. If you have suffered such an injury or loss, our Seattle personal injury lawyer may be able to help.
Our Seattle personal injury law firm has experience with a wide variety of cases. We have successfully recovered more than $7 million in cash settlements for our clients since 2010. You can learn more about our successful cases on our website.
The most common form of retribution against someone responsible for harming you is filing a personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits are designed to provide compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of income, loss of earning capacity and more. Contact Herschensohn Law PLLC to determine if you are eligible to recover compensation through a lawsuit.
Common Examples of Personal Injury Lawsuits
The most common reasons for filing a personal injury lawsuit include but are not limited to:
- Slip and falls in a commercial or residential setting
- Passenger and commercial vehicle accidents
- Defective products or equipment
- Medical malpractice
- Work-related accidents
- Motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents
If you have suffered an injury in one of these scenarios, our Seattle personal injury lawyer can help determine whether you have a case. Washington state law does have limitations on who can file a case. For instance, you would have to be within the statute of limitations. We can discuss your eligibility for filing a lawsuit during a free case evaluation.
Negligence vs. Intentionality in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Not all personal injury lawsuits are filed because someone was negligent. They are also filed because someone caused intentional harm.
Victims may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit because the criminal justice system failed them, or to further hold their attacker responsible for the pain and suffering they’ve caused.
This means, at its core, a personal injury lawsuit is meant to hold anyone responsible for negligent or intentional damage you’ve suffered at their hands. You aren’t limited to negligence alone.
How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim
In order to recover compensation from a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove the following three things:
- First, that the person responsible for your injury owed you a certain duty of care. For example, it is commonly understood that all drivers on the roadway owe each other, their passengers and pedestrians a safe experience on the road.
- Second, that this duty of care was broken. For example, if a bicyclist is struck by a driver that failed to stop at a stop sign, that driver has broken his/her duty of care.
- Third, that this betrayal of care directly resulted in your injuries. For example, if you suffered a brain injury in an automobile accident, you can list that injury in your lawsuit. There must be a connection between the negligent or intentional action and the damages you suffered.
Types of Personal Injury Compensation
There are several forms of compensation you could be awarded, should you win your personal injury lawsuit. These include both economic and noneconomic damages.
An economic form of compensation may include medical bills, future medical bills, loss of income, or loss of earning capacity. In order to obtain this type of compensation, you’ll need documentation and projections detailing a specific amount of money.
A noneconomic form of compensation may include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or mental anguish. While a specific number can’t be attached to these damages, the severity of the case will help the jury make a determination.
Contact an Experienced Seattle Personal Injury Attorney for Representation
Have you or a loved one been injured by someone else? Whether negligent or intentional, you may have cause to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our Seattle personal injury lawyer today for assistance and representation at by calling (206) 588-4344 or filling out our online form.
We take personal injury cases on a contingent basis, meaning you will not owe us attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation.