Finally, when you make a recovery from the insurer of the person who caused the accident, your insurer will get paid back. If you choose not to go to the emergency room, you should, at a minimum, see your primary care physician as soon as possible following the collision, regardless of whether you consider your injuries serious or minor. The police may not come to the scene, but you should still report it. This contact was the cause of the pain, which continued to radiate down my leg.Read More
Seattle Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Seattle, WA
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Thomas E. Gates
- Kristine Grelish
- Nelson K. H. Lee
- Kevin Coluccio
- Egan Kilbane
- Dean Standish Perkins
- Steven T. Reich
- James S. Rogers
- Maria S. Diamond
- John D. Webber
- Thomas A. Thompson
- Evan Fuller
Thomas E. Gates
Thomas E. Gates is the founder and principal partner of his firm located in Tukwila, Washington. Experienced in many areas of law, he assists clients throughout South King County in both civil and criminal matters including estate planning and probate administration, small business formation and transactions, personal injury claims and DUI defense. Mr. Gates background as a professional civil engineer provides him with additional knowledge that benefits those he represents.After obtaining both his bachelors and masters degrees in civil engineering from Kansas State University, Mr. Gates went on to graduate from the Seattle University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law before all of the state courts and Western District court of Washington.Interested in expanding his legal knowledge, Mr. Gates is a member of the American Bar, Washington State and King County bar associations. He helps to serve those less fortunate by providing pro bono services to the King County Bar Associations Neighborhood Legal Clinics and as a participant in that organizations Volunteer Legal Services program. In recognition of his contributions, the KCBA named Mr. Gates as its Volunteer Legal Services Attorney of the Year in 2004. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was elected a Fellow of the Organization.Mr. Gates is active in his community as well. He spent several years as a member of the planning commission for Richland, Washington, with four years as that bodys chairperson. Mr. Gates also served as the mayor of Richland and was a director of the Association of Washington Cities.
Attorney Kristine Grelish is the owner of Grelish Law PLLC, a Washington state law firm, with her primary office located in Seattle and a satelite office in Yakima. Ms. Grelish dedicates her practice to personal injury law, representing the injured and their families in cases involving motor vehicle, truck, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. She also represents clients in cases involving wrongful death, defective products, police misconduct, and school bullying.After graduating with honors from the University of British Columbia, Ms. Grelish earned her law degree from Seattle University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Grelish gained legal experience by serving as a clerk for a Washington State Court of Appeals judge. Today, she is admitted to practice in all Washington courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.Committed to education, Ms. Grelish served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law in the fall of 2013, teaching a class on insurance law, and has lectured at numerous seminars and conferences.Ms. Grelish has traveled to many different regions of the world and participated as an observer for the 2006 Ukrainian parliamentary elections. Prior to attending law school, she taught English in Taiwan. Kristine has participated as a faculty volunteer for the nonprofit organization Justice Advocacy Africa, working with attorneys in Kenya and Botswana on various volunteer trips. Recognized for her accomplishments within the legal profession, Kristine was selected to Top Lawyers Rising Star for the years 2010-2018 and selected to Top Lawyers 2019. The National Trial Lawyers named Ms. Grelish to its Top 40 Under 40 list 2012-2017. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
Nelson K. H. Lee
Attorney Nelson K.H. Lee is the managing partner of Lee & Lee, PS, in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Lee practices criminal defense, immigration and personal injury law, as well as general civil litigation involving business disputes, employee-based employment issues and real estate law. He serves clients in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, and throughout Western Washington.Mr. Lee has litigated personal injury cases involving issues such as employment accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and sexual abuse. His criminal defense practice encompasses both misdemeanors and felonies, and he also handles many areas of immigration law involving employment-based visas, petitions for family members and removal actions.After earning a bachelors degree from Boston College, Mr. Lee obtained his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law since 1994. Prior to founding his practice, he spent many years at the King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office as a senior deputy prosecutor.Active in his professional community, Mr. Lee serves as a pro tempore judge for Lake Forest Park and Federal Way, and has lectured at the Japans Ministry of Justice. He previously taught trial advocacy at Seattle University and the University of Washington and has served as a legal adviser to the Hong Kong – Greater China Business Association of Washington.Mr. Lee has sat on the boards of several organizations, including the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and continues to sit on the organizations judicial evaluation committee. He is an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and volunteers with the international section of the King County Bar Associations Neighborhood Legal Clinic.
For more than 30 years, Ive been working to protect seriously injured people and the families of those who have died.In that time, my work has earned over $300 million dollars for injury and death claims.My firm, Coluccio Law, is dedicated to creating real and positive change in peoples lives. We take on a limited number of cases so that we can offer high-quality, personalized legal service — and get the best possible result for each client.Nearly all of our cases involve semi-truck crashes or car crashes. We represent people who have suffered significant personal injuries or traumatic brain injuries. Contact us for a free consultation.If you are looking for a lawyer because you recently lost someone, it can be hard to read about the details of wrongful death claims. Please know that you can speak with me directly at 206-826-8200.–Attorney Kevin Coluccio
Egan is licensed to practice in the states of Washington and Ohio and is fortunate to actively practice in both venues. He is principal attorney for Elk & Elk at the Seattle-Tacoma office and focuses his practice upon pursuing claims for those suffering injury caused by medical negligence, nursing home negligence, as well as trucking and automobile negligence.Egan began his career at a respected medical malpractice and insurance defense firm, where he gained valuable experience and insight into the manner by which injury claims are evaluated and defended. He also served as Judicial Staff Attorney for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, assisting Judge Harry Hanna, Judge Leo Spellacy, and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Francis E. Sweeney.Egan is honored to be listed as a Washington Top Lawyers Rising Star for 2016, 2017, and 2018 and for his Ohio Top Lawyers Rising Starrecognition for the years of 2010 through 2015, a distinction conferred upon no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state.
Dean Standish Perkins
The founder of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, Dean Standish Perkins has focused his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation since 1986. From the firms offices in both Seattle and Mount Vernon, Washington, he provides representation to clients throughout the western part of the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, Mr. Perkins has received recognition from his fellow attorneys for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, including a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has named him as one of Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Washington state.Mr. Perkins devotes a significant portion of his practice to truck, car and other motor vehicle crashes. His cases have also included auto-pedestrian, bicycle and boating accidents, and his experience has encompassed lawsuits arising out of unsafe conditions and other aspects of premises liability. During his career, Mr. Perkins has been able to obtain millions of dollars for his plaintiff clients, through jury verdicts, arbitration awards and negotiated settlements.Outside the office, Mr. Perkins has spent considerable time mentoring young attorneys through his participation as a director of Seattle University School of Laws Low Bono Incubator Program. This is designed to help sole practitioners as well as attorneys at small firms serve clients who make too much money to qualify for legal aid but who cant afford to pay big law firm fees. Mr. Perkins is a graduate of that law school, having been awarded his Juris Doctor in 1985, and he serves his alma mater as an adjunct professor.
Steven T. Reich
Highly respected attorney Steven T. Reich is a partner at the Washington state law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Mr. Reich joined the firm in 2013, and he has since focused his practice on representing the interests of victims from Seattle, Tacoma and the surrounding areas in Washington state in cases related to the following:,Personal injury,Childhood sexual abuse,After earning his law degree from Gonzaga University, Mr. Reich began his legal career when the Idaho State Bar granted him admission in 1994. In addition to his approval to practice law in Idaho, Washington state, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court have all issued their approvals for him to practice in their courtrooms.For more than 20 years, Mr. Reich has dedicated his career to protecting his clients rights, and his many successes have earned him not only an excellent reputation but also a number of honors and awards. He has an Excellent rating from Avvo, and he has received a Distinguished peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he has appeared multiple times on Seattle area television as a commentator on legal topics.When Mr. Reich is not in the courtroom, advocating on behalf of victims, he is often found at legal functions. He is a member of numerous legal associations on local, state and national levels, including the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
James S. Rogers
James S. Rogers is the principal lawyer in Seattles Law Offices of James S. Rogers. His practice is limited to automotive product liability litigation, product liability litigation, and serious injury and wrongful death.Mr. Rogers is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (Washington State Committee), a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Board of Directors), a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (President, 2007, Washington State Chapter).Mr. Rogers has been selected for inclusion in the 2003-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America(Product Liability and Personal Injury).Mr. Rogers has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Seattle Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year”.Mr. Rogers was honored by the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers as 2010 Outstanding Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year”.Mr. Rogers was the Washington State Trial Lawyers Associations 1998 Trial Lawyer of the Year.In May 2002, he was honored with the Washington State Trial Lawyers Associations Presidents Award for his contribution to the civil justice system.Mr. Rogers was the subject of a profile by Todd W. Gardner in the May, 2011 King County Bar Bulletin, which can be found at ,http://jsrogerslaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/kcba.pdf,.In 2014 and 2015, the Law Offices of James S. Rogers was selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a Tier 1 law firm for Seattles Best Law Firms in Plaintiff Product Liability Litigation.Mr. Rogers is listed in Top Lawyers Top 100for Washington state.Mr. Rogers has served as president of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Western Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Rogers was a nine-year member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Rogers is on the Board of Directors for the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, a national organization of plaintiff attorneys handling automotive product liability litigation, as well as the Board of Directors of the Endowment for Equal Justice.Mr. Rogers is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Rogers has lectured at over one-hundred-and-thirty legal seminars sponsored by state and national trial lawyer and bar associations. Mr. Rogers was Editor-in-Chief of Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 3rd Edition, published by ATLA Press, and was co-moderator of Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit: The Video Series. Articles by Mr. Rogers have appeared in many legal publications. Most recently, Mr. Rogers was co-author of Civil Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions”, published in the Washington State Association for Justice Product Liability Deskbook, 2014.
Maria S. Diamond
Maria Diamond has been a highly respected civil trial attorney for over 30 years. She has obtained 7-figure verdicts and settlements in medical negligence, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability cases, and is a long-time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Her practice focuses on medical products, medical negligence, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. She was President of the Washington State Association for Justice in 2000-2001. She has served with distinction on WSAJs Board of Governors since 1992. She has served on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice since 2002 and serves on its Executive Committee. She is a past chair of AAJs Womens Trial Lawyers Caucus. She is a past co-chair of the King County Bar Associations Judicial Screening Committee, and also served on the WSBAs Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Task Force and the Washington State Jury Commission, which was responsible for many important changes that we now take for granted in how jury trials are conducted in our state. Her many professional achievements include selection to the National Order of the Barristers, an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the WSAJ Presidents Award, the WSAJ Alvin Anderson Award , a 3-time recipient of AAJs Distinguished Service Award and a 5-time recipient of its Wiedemann-Wysocki Award. She is a founding member of DiamondMassong in Seattle.
John D. Webber
John D. Webber is a partner at GLP Attorneys in the Seattle and Burlington offices. He joined the firm in 2000, and became a partner in 2006.He began his practice of personal injury law in Albuquerque in 1995, after graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law. His undergraduate degree was in Political Science, also earned at the University of New Mexico. John was a Truman Scholar, and served as Student Body President while at the University of New Mexico.John is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). He served as the 2018 co-chair for the WSAJ annual convention. He is a regular donor to the WSAJ Amicus Fund, and to its Diversity Scholarship Program for new lawyers. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). John is also a regular donor supporting the non-profit radio station KEXP in Seattle, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union. He was named a 2007 and 2008 Washington Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics, and a Top Lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.John is a regular speaker to healthcare providers throughout Washington State on topics related to working with personal injury patients, insurance carriers, and their attorneys. He has authored articles that include ,Working for the Common Good,, Washington State Chiropractic Association Plexus, Oct/Nov 2013; andBalancing Your Practice: Personal Injury Patients & Getting Paid In Full,Washington State Chiropractic Association Plexus, 2012,Johns personal injury practice focuses on significant automobile collision, construction accident, logging accident, motorcycle accident, wrongful death and brain injury cases througout Washington State and the Pacific Northwest.
Thomas A. Thompson
Tom Thompson has been practicing in Washington State since 1980. His commitment to representing injured workers led to his appointment as Chair of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Workers Compensation Section in 2005. He has lent his expertise to symposia and continuing legal education seminars. Tom received his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1977 and his J.D. from Gonzaga University Law School in 1979. He is admitted to practice in Washington State, U.S. District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. For several years, he was a member of the Washington State Labor Council/Washington State Association of Justice Caucus working on workers compensation legislation.
Evans practice focuses on a wide array of civil litigation, particularly cases involving civil rights, complex personal injuries, and wrongful death claims. Evan received his B.A. from Whitman College, cum laude, and later earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. While in law school, Evan served as a research assistant to Professor Stephen A. Rosenbaum and helped write articles advocating the rights of disabled peoples. In addition, he worked as law clerk for both the Labor and Industries Division of the Washington State Attorney Generals Office and a personal injury attorney in Seattle. Prior to law school, Evan worked for the United States Senate, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the King County Council.