By arming yourself now with some basic knowledge about the anatomy of an injury claim, you will be in a position to protect yourself and your family when the need arises, even if the need is right now. In Washington, the most common amounts of PIP coverage are $10,000 and $35,000. One of the most common mistakes I see is people leaving the scene of the accident without getting all of the documentation they need. Between them are significant periods of downtime.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
- Paul E. Fogarty
- Cydney Campbell Webster
- Dean Standish Perkins
- Simeon Osborn
- Amy F. Miller
- Judy I. Massong
- Susan Machler
- Alex French
- Andre Dayani
- Corrie J. Yackulic
- Bryan Prince-Olsen
- Lincoln C. Beauregard
Paul E. Fogarty
An attorney at Fogarty Law Group PLLC with an Avvo Superbrating, Paul E. Fogarty represents the people of Washington in cases of products liability, personal injury cases, insurance coverage, employment litigation, wrongful death, sexual abuse and commercial litigation. With almost 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Fogarty has represented clients throughout the world, in Germany, China, Canada, Australia and Singapore, and has tried nonjury and jury cases in federal and state courts in Texas, Oregon and Washington.A member of the King County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Washington State Bar Association, Mr. Fogarty volunteers with the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics program. In 1987, he graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in chemistry and majors in economics and political science from the University of California, San Diego. He then attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he studied on an academic scholarship and graduated cum laude in 1990 with a Juris Doctor.Mr. Fogarty is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington, and in all Washington state courts. The Houston Bar Association awarded him the Presidents Award in 1994, and he was given an Am. Jur award in Constitutional Law in 1988.A talented writer, Mr. Fogarty has published many written works for organizations such as the National Business Institute, the National Claims Managers Meeting for an Insurance Company and the Washington State Bar Association. He writes on topics of coverage denial, breach of contract, bad faith, expert depositions and cross examination.
Cydney Campbell Webster
As a senior managing partner at GLP Attorneys, Cydney Campbell Webster has successfully represented clients throughout Washington State and the Pacific Northwest on personal injury matters for more than 24 years. Ms. Webster has had several million-dollar case resolutions for her clients, including a $7 million case resolution for a young girl tragically injured in a playground accident, $2.1 million for a young girl injured in a single car collision sustaining a severe brain injury, $1.9 million recovery after a 28 year old woman died after liposuction surgery, and $1 million dollar result for a man who was seriously injured, suffering extensive brain damage when he was buried under a massive, heavy fishing net due to the manufacturers failure to properly place warnings and instructions on how to properly and safely transport the net.Ms. Webster is an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been recognized as a Washington Top Lawyer twelve times, including most recently in 2019.Ms. Webster is a frequent speaker and trainer to other attorneys at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentations, including Deposition Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy at Seattle University School of Law, August 2015; WSAJ New Member Committee Seminar, Winning Your Case and Staying on Budget; ‘Up and Running: What You Can and Cant Live Without When Preparing for Trial, March 2014; WSAJ Legal Education Seminar, Nuts and Bolts of Wrongful Death Claims, March 2012; and National Business Institute CLE How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, Seattle, August 2008.Ms. Webster has helped hundreds of clients with serious personal injury cases related to automobile collisions, playground accidents, traumatic brain injury, construction accidents, trucking accidents, aviation accidents and maritime injuries/injuries at sea. She is 10.0 rated by AVVO.
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.
Attorney Simeon Osborn vigorously advocates for the injured in cases involving automobile accidents, defective products, professional negligence, medical malpractice and other complex matters. As a partner at Osborn Machler, P.L.L.C. he serves clients in Seattle and throughout King County, Washington.In the course of his career, Mr. Osborn has argued dozens of cases before juries and helped obtain numerous favorable verdicts and out-of-court settlements for his clients. He once settled an excessive force lawsuit against King County for more than $11 million. Some of his cases have helped to change state law, spurring better safety measures and providing families with more protections after they have lost a loved one to someone elses negligence.A graduate of Seattle University School of Law, Mr. Osborn is currently admitted to practice in Washington state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and other courts. He has been rated AV Preeminent by the prominent peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest possible rating.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Osborn often lectures on topics related to trial practice and preparation. He is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Western Trial Lawyers Association and the Washington State Association for Justice.Mr. Osborn is also active in community organizations. He previously served on the board of trustees for Providence Hospital Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is currently the president of the Kirkland Merchants Baseball Club. He has also been involved with the Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors, the Special Olympics, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Amy F. Miller
including auto collisions, construction site accidents, wrongful death, premise liability and brain injuries.Amys approach to each case is to truly get to know her clients from the perspective of friend, confidant, as well as advocate. Amy believes that every person dealing with an injury, whether big or small, is greatly impacted and deserves justice; whether that be through settlement, mediation, arbitration or trial. Amy has compassion for each unique client situation she is presented, and represents them zealously.Prior to joining GLP Attorneys, Amy worked as a professional malpractice and negligence defense attorney in the Seattle area. Having represented plaintiffs as well as working on behalf of insurance companies, Amy brings extensive trial experience, from multiple perspectives, to her clients here at GLP Attorneys.Amys compassion spreads outside of the office where she serves as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for young children in dependency disputes, as well as provides pro bono work for legal clinics in King County.Ms. Miller has taken on the role of litigation mentor to other attorneys in the firm, and will work alongside them prior to and at trial.
Judy I. Massong
Trial attorney Judy Massong also enjoyed successful careers as a registered nurse, college instructor, and lobbyist. Her diverse professional experience, nursing skills, and education bring a unique perspective and depth to her practice of law, which focuses on plaintiffs personal injury and medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death. She is a trained mediator/arbitrator and is a panel member of the Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service. She is consistently named in the ,Top Lawyers, list, with placement on the Top 100 ,Top Lawyers, and Top 50 Women ,Top Lawyers, lists. Judy is a Past President of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (2003-2004) and past member of the Board of Governors of The Washington State Bar Association (2010-2013). Attorney Massong is a partner in DiamondMassong which is located in Seattle.
Ms. Machler represents injured people in auto accident, products liability, medical malpractice, and premises liability cases. In 2010, King County paid Osborn Machler a record 10,000,000 for an excessive force case that Ms. Machler worked on. She has significant appellate experience, including ,Armantrout v. Cascade Orthopaedics,, affecting wrongful death claims in Washington. In addition to her other work, Ms. Machler performs pro bono work in the areas of family and administrative law, serves as an MAR arbitrator, and is a settlement guardian at litem in King County. Ms. Machler is governor-elect from the Ninth District for the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors and also served on the Washington State Association for Justice Board of Governors for several years. Ms. Machler is a member of the King County Bar Association, the State Bar of Montana, and Montana Trial Lawyers Association. She currently serves as a City of Kent arts commissioner and is an oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey.
Alex French is a partner with GLP Attorneys and manages the Firms Motions and Appellate Practice Department and also supervises the Firms Legal Intern Department. Alex has written hundreds of motions that have resulted in the success of many of GLP Attorneys best results for its clients. He has sucessfully argued motions in Courts throughout Washington State.Alex is a 2007 graduate of the Seattle University School of Law. He has been with GLP Attorneys since 2006, starting his career with the firm as a legal intern. He worked as a judicial extern with the Honorable Andrea Darvas, King County Superior Court, and then joined GLP Attorneys as an attorney, becoming a Shareholder in 2016. Alex is admitted to practice in Washington State, including in the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington. He has been awarded the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Rising StarTop Lawyers Award, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Washington. He is also an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice. He co-authored an article with GLP Shareholder James Gooding entitled ,P,unitive Damages in Nursing Home (and other) Cases,, WSAJ Trial News, March 2013.One significant case handled by GLP Attorneys changed Washington State law in 2016, and Alex was a critical part of the team that handled the case on appeal. The case changed Washington State law and expanded protection for nursing home residents in Washington. In ,Kim v. Lakeside Adult Family Home,, 185 Wn. 2d 532, 374 P.3d 121 (2016), a unanimous Washington State Supreme Court held the vulnerable adult statute, R.C.W. 74.34, creates an implied cause of action against mandated reporters who fail to report suspected abuse or neglect. Before this decision, the only penalty for not reporting suspected abuse was a possible misdemeanor charge, which was rare. This decision creates new law in that there is now a civil cause of action against mandatory reporters who fail to report suspected abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. That means that nursing home owners and employees, all health care providers under R.C.W. 18, DSHS employees, social workers, professional school personnel, and others, can be subject to a civil suit should they not report.
I ,started Dayani Law Firm, so that I can focus my energy on best serving my clients. I am determined to find solutions, no matter their issues.I am meticulous, relentless, and thoughtful. I love what I do, and my clients see this passion in the outcomes of their cases.
Corrie J. Yackulic
For three decades, Seattle attorney Corrie Yackulic has represented injured people and those who have lost family members as a result of dangerous medical devices, drugs, and other defective products; environmental disaster; and the negligence of fishing companies, health care providers, nursing homes, and bus and trucking companies. Top-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ethics and ability, Corrie is an experienced trial lawyer, a thoughtful strategist, and a tough negotiator. Corrie is an active member of AAJ and WSAJ. Law firms in and outside Washington turn to her for referral and association.
Bryan Prince-Olsen joined GLP Attorneys Seattle team as an Associate Attorney in 2010, after graduating Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law and then serving as a Law Clerk and Bailiff for the Honorable Mary Yu in the King County Superior Court. Bryan also previously worked for GLP Attorneys as a legal intern while in law school. Bryan has represented hundreds of clients on personal injury matters from automobile collisions, insurance bad faith, premises liability, maritime injury, and wrongful death. Bryans commitment to his clients is evidenced by his successful advocacy at over 60 arbitration hearings to date (as part of the Superior Court Civil Arbitration program, and also in binding uninsured motorist hearings).Bryan has been an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) since 2011. He previously served as a member of the WSAJ New Member Committee from 2011 to 2012. He co-chairs the WSAJ Downtown Seattle Roundtable. Bryan is a frequent speaker to healthcare providers around Washington State on issues related to personal injury law as it relates to the medical profession.
Lincoln C. Beauregard
Lincoln Beauregard, is a personal injury lawyer and a founding member of the Connelly Law Offices. Bringing years of experience from time spent at one of Tacomas top firms, Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Lincoln is a seasoned trial lawyer with an in depth knowledge of personal injury of every kind, medical malpractice, sexual abuse, government negligence, civil rights, and insurance bad faith law.In the field of personal injury, Lincoln has achieved numerous high profile results for his clients. Those achievements include multiple multi-million dollar recoveries such as a $16.7 million medical malpractice verdict, a $18.1 million school shooting case, multiple multi-million dollar verdicts, a $12.5 million recovery with Department of Corrections obtained on behalf of the Lakewood officers surviving families, a $3.5 million recovery on behalf of a family that lost a mother and child as a result of medical negligence, a $2.75 million recovery on behalf of a family that lost their daughter to an avoidable drug overdose, a $2.5 insurance bad faith recovery on behalf of 93 claimants, and dozens of seven-figure recoveries on behalf of the victims of preventable childhood sexual abuse. In many cases, Lincoln acts as associating lead counsel with other attorneys from smaller or lesser-resourced law firms to garner results that can only be brought about as a result of well-oiled teamwork.In the appellate arena, Lincoln has also had multiple notable successes. As examples, Lincoln argued and prevailed in a leading civil rights case expanding the standard for law enforcement liability under the state created danger theoryunder Section 1983. ,See Kennedy v. Ridgefield,, 439 F.3d 1055. On the issue of expert testimony, Lincoln argued and prevailed in the leading Supreme Court opinion in Washington State setting the standard for the admissibility of expert testimony. ,See Anderson v. Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc., 172 Wash.2d 593, 260 P.3d 857 (2011). Lincolns work also resulted in a published federal trial court opinion in the context of insurance bad faith providing strong illustrative precedent regarding an insurance companys duty to settle when insurance coverage is disputed. ,See Specialty Surplus v. Second Chance,, 412 F.Supp.2d 1152 (2006).Lincoln is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. During law school, Lincoln interned at the Public Defenders Office, the City of Seattle City Council, the law firm of Stafford Frey Cooper, and the Law and Corporate Affairs Department at Starbucks headquarters. Before attending law school, Mr. Beauregard was enlisted in the United States Air Force, during which time he obtained his bachelors degree in Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.During his free time, Lincoln travels, exercises, spends time with friends, and also moonlights in the areas of Italian restaurant co-ownership and property investment.