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What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

  1. Personal Injury Lawyers Focus on These Practice Areas
  2. Your Personal Injury Attorney Aims to Recover Compensation for Your Losses
  3. How Can Personal Injury Lawyers Recover Damages?
  4. Our Personal Injury Lawyers Charge Nothing Upfront for Legal Help
  5. Learn More About How Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You

Personal injury lawyers provide clients with legal representation after they are injured in an accident. Some personal injury attorneys specialize in specific types of personal injury law, while others have broader practice areas. Their primary goal is to recover compensation for their clients’ medical bills, lost income, and other injury-related expenses. 

With Herschensohn Law, you’ll never be in the dark about your personal injury lawyer’s role in your case. They aim to secure financial justice, plain and simple. To secure legal guidance, call (206) 588-4344

Personal Injury Lawyers Focus on These Practice Areas

Most personal injury cases arise from an involved party’s negligence. This means, to recover damages, your attorney must show that because the other party acted without due care for others’ safety, that you were injured and that you have incurred damages. 

Common personal injury cases include, but are not limited to:

  • Car accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Construction accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Maritime accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Defective product incidents 

Each of these cases comes with filing deadlines under Washington State’s statute of limitations. You generally have three years from your accident’s date to sue the at-fault party. 

To uphold your right to damages, you should consider consulting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. If the deadline expires, you could lose the right to seek damages.  

Your Personal Injury Attorney Aims to Recover Compensation for Your Losses

After suffering injuries due to another party’s negligence, you may have many expenses stemming from the incident. Your lawyer aims to assemble a case that seeks full and fair compensation for: 

  • Economic damages, including medical expenses, loss of income, property damage costs, and out-of-pocket expenses, such as childcare costs 
  • Non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, disability, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life 

How much you can recover depends on your situation. Your lawyer will assess your receipts and other supporting documentation to calculate your economic damages. They may consult with field experts and other professionals when learning the value of your non-economic damages. 

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How Can Personal Injury Lawyers Recover Damages?

Personal injury attorneys know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all method for resolving cases. They need to review their clients’ specific circumstances, then employ a strategy based on those details. 

For instance, if you suffered injuries in a trucking accident, your lawyer’s strategy may involve proving how the trucking company’s negligence led to the collision. In another instance, if you suffered injuries due to a slip and fall, your lawyer may build a case showing how the property owner’s actions led to your injury. 

Personal Injury Lawyers Double as Investigators 

To determine liability, personal injury lawyers will use every resource at their disposal to learn how an accident took place. They will:

  • Secure and read police reports/accident reports 
  • Interview witnesses and third-party field consultants 
  • Secure traffic camera footage or security camera footage (if applicable) 
  • Review other physical evidence that can strengthen your claim 

With all this information in hand, they will then determine a legal strategy moving forward. 

Your Legal Team Handles All Insurance-Related Matters 

Most personal injury cases involve dealing with insurance companies. After a collision, you file a claim with the insurer. After a fall, you could file a claim with the property owner’s homeowner’s insurance. However, insurance companies are for-profit businesses, and many will go above and beyond to avoid paying an injured person what they deserve. 

This is where you could benefit from hiring an injury lawyer. When dealing with an insurance company, they: 

  • File your claim
  • Present supporting evidence
  • Calculate your damages’ cost, including pain and suffering
  • Handle all communications
  • Protect you from bad faith insurance practices 
  • Negotiate a settlement

Your lawyer may also serve as an intermediary between you and the liable insurance provider, giving the claims adjuster the information they need to decide on your case. 

Your Personal Injury Lawyers Can Represent You In Court 

If negotiations are unsuccessful, then your lawyer can file a personal injury lawsuit and sue the at-fault party for what you deserve. This involves: 

  • Taking depositions 
  • Cross-examining witnesses
  • Complying with the state’s statute of limitations 
  • Presenting your case’s evidence 
  • Objecting to unfair motions or proceedings 
  • Partaking in jury selection 

Your lawyer will leave no stone unturned in your fight for financial compensation. Whether through negotiations or litigation, they’re committed to resolving your case with the best possible outcome. 

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Charge Nothing Upfront for Legal Help

Herschensohn Law offers free consultations and works on a contingency basis. This means: 

  • It costs you nothing to consult our team regarding your injury claim or lawsuit. During our conversation, we can outline our law firm’s services, including what you can expect throughout our partnership. 
  • You pay nothing upfront or out of pocket to hire our personal injury lawyers. A portion of your awarded settlement pays for our help––not you. We have an incentive to win your case because if we don’t, we don’t get paid our attorney’s fees. 

We aim to make recovering maximum compensation as straightforward and hassle-free as possible. You don’t have to handle the aftermath of a serious accident alone. With Herschensohn Law, you can get guidance and legal advice throughout our partnership.

Learn More About How Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You

No one ever anticipates needing personal injury lawyers. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and when they take place, injured claimants have options. Rather than handle a personal injury claim yourself, connect with Herschensohn Law. 

We can use our extensive resources to compile evidence, negotiate a settlement, and ultimately help you receive a fair settlement. For more information about how our personal injury lawyers can help you, call (206) 588-4344.

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