Even when an injury is caused by someone’s negligence, circumstances may prevent that injury from ever becoming a personal injury claim. I stayed in my car until the medics arrived, and they placed me into a cervical collar and backboard. Why should I pay a realtor 3 or 6 percent to do it for me?” The answer is obvious. If I don’t know about it, I can’t do anything about it. The right to have a fair attorney fee for the work we do.Read More
Washington 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 Washington
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 Serving Washington
- Terry P. Abeyta
- Kevin Coluccio
- Catherine C. Clark
- Greg Colburn
- Patrick B. Reddy
- J.D. Stahl
- Deborah M. Nelson
- Judy I. Massong
- Jason G. Epstein
- Maria S. Diamond
- Loren A. Cochran
- Sara Maleki
Terry P. Abeyta
Although practicing in one of the most convervative areas in the state, Terry P. Abeyta, of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law, has been recognized as one of the leading personal injury lawyers in the state. He recovered almost $7 million on a fall off a 60-year-old bleacher, $6.25 million on a car-truck crash,$4.1 million in a multi-vehicle crash, $3.5 million for a fall from playgound equipment, and $1.6 million n an underinsured mostorist arbitration, the highest in the history of Yakima County. He has the highest personal injury settlements in Yakima, Franklin,Kittitas, Grant, and Klickitat Counties. He has the highest jury verdict for a cervical strain in the history of Yakima County.A native of Yakima, Abeyta worked his way through college and law school as a newspaper reporter. He attended Yakima Valley College for two years and after graduating at the top of his class from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Abeyta earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in1976. In addition to being involved in many significant cases throughout his career, Abeyta has also authored articles on legal topics and served as a speaker at a variety of litigation conferences and seminars. He has authored chapters in several deskbooks.He is a member by invitation and past president of the Damage Attorneys Round Table, a small group of the states best trial lawyers, has been listed as Top Lawyer every year since 1999, was the first plaintiffs lawyer from Central washington named The Best Lawyers in America, is a past president of the Washington chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and was recognized as one of the Leading 500 Plaintiffs Lawyers in Americaby Lawdragon as a result of a case involving a tribal jail suicide that lead to a record-breaking settlement in 1999 abd again in 2019.Abeyta has served in many leadership roles for the Washington State Association for Justice and is a former president of the Yakima County Bar Association. He was recently named 2018 Alumnus of the Year by Yakima Valley College.His law firm has been named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report. Abeyta Nelson has been chosen the past two years as the Best Law Firm and Personal Injury Law Firm by readers of the Yakima Herald-Republic newspaper and as Best Attorney by readers of the Yakima Business Journal.
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
Catherine C. Clark
The founder of her own law firm in Seattle, Washington, Catherine C. Clark focuses her practice primarily on eminent domain proceedings, land use, easements, quiet title, adverse possession, and other commercial and real estate litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout the state, she has served as lead counsel in several high-profile cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Clark also has experience in personal injury, wrongful death and other types of civil litigation, and she is a trained mediator and arbitrator. In addition, she furnishes expert witness and consulting services. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, Ms. Clark is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.Majoring in history and political science, Ms. Clark attended the University of Washington and was a member of the schools varsity swimming team before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1985. She then pursued her legal education at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1988. While she was in law school, Ms. Clark was a member of the Gonzaga Law Review and the schools Moot Court Honors Council.After graduation, Ms. Clark served a years clerkship with a judge on the Washington Supreme Court. Her background also includes being a real estate claims counsel for a leading title insurance company, and she spent time with several area law firms before opening her own firm in March 2006. A member of the Washington State Bar Association, Ms. Clark has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.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.
Greg Colburn is a personal injury attorney with a first-hand understanding of what it is like to be injured as the result of someone elses negligence. Before becoming a trial lawyer, Greg was on a path to become a professional baseball player. After high school in Montana he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies but chose to play ball at the University of Washington as a scholarship student-athlete. His career was cut short when Greg suffered a career ending injury to his feet as the result of falling from a rooftop while working as a carpenter. Greg spent nearly two years in a wheelchair because the roofing subcontractor negligently installed its roofing material. Spending years of his life in a wheelchair altered Gregs perspective and forever changed his outlook on life. Although more than eighty lawyers declined to take his case, Greg persevered and his tenacity paid off when he finally convinced an attorney to represent him. As a result of his frustration with the workers compensation and civil justice systems, Greg decided to go to law school. Greg spent hundreds of hours working on his case and settled it in 2007.Greg graduated from the University of Washington and received his Juris Doctor (magna cum laude) from Seattle University School of Law.
22500 Southeast 64th Place, Suite 200,, Issaquah WA 98027
Patrick B. Reddy
Attorney Patrick B. Reddy of Emery | Reddy, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, devotes his practice to employment law. Mr. Reddy handles a variety of legal matters involving wage and hour class action cases, third-party personal injury, workers compensation, workplace injury, wrongful termination and more. He represents clients throughout Washington State including the Seattle, Bellevue and Everett areas, as well as in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.Mr. Reddy earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Washington since 2003 and has also handled cases before federal courts such as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.As an experienced litigator at the appellate level, Mr. Reddy has been involved with cases before the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. He has argued cases before the State of Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and Employment Security Department.Throughout his legal career, Mr. Reddy has litigated many significant cases and represented a diverse range of both individuals and organizations. One such case involved a court order mandating that employers accommodate disabled employees. In this case, he served as lead trial counsel.In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Reddy is a member of various professional organizations on both a local and national level. He is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, the Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the King County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
A highly regarded civil litigation attorney, J.D. Stahl is a partner at Mundt MacGregor L.L.P. Located in Bainbridge Island in Washington, he represents companies and individuals throughout the state in a wide variety of matters. Mr. Stahl has assisted both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful termination and other employment law matters, unfair business practices, will challenges and other probate issues, and trade secret misappropriation. He also has experience in admiralty law and commercial real estate disputes. In addition to individual lawsuits, Mr. Stahl has acted as lead or co-lead counsel in several class actions.As an undergraduate, Mr. Stahl attended Goshen College in Indiana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1980. He then pursued his legal education at Harvard Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1983. After graduation, Mr. Stahl clerked for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington before joining his present firm in 1986. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, Mr. Stahl is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.During his career in private practice, Mr. Stahl has developed an excellent reputation among his fellow attorneys due to his excellent track record and high degree of ethics. This is reflected in his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and his 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. A former chair of the Litigation Section of the Washington State Bar Association, he remains actively involved in that organization as well as in the Washington State Association for Justice and the King County Bar Association.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.
271 Wyatt Way Northeast, Suite 106,, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
Deborah M. Nelson
Deborah M. Nelson, is an experienced trial lawyer who has practiced extensively in the federal system and in state trial and appellate courts, with a focus on complex insurance coverage and bad faith issues, traumatic brain injury, wage & hour claims, legal malpractice, and plaintiffs personal injury. She is a Past President of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now known as the Washington State Association for Justice) and a Past President of the Council of Presidents of the American Association for Justice.Deborah has spoken, taught, and written extensively on a wide range of legal topics including insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, traumatic brain injury, discovery, and litigation practice. She was awarded the Alvin Anderson Award by the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, was named the Woman of Distinction by Soroptimist International of Port Angeles, and was selected as Best Attorney in Clallam County two years in a row by a Peninsula Daily News readers poll, and was named a Notable Alumni by Armstrong Atlantic State University. She has been designated a SuperLawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine every year since 2003.Deborah is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law where she was inducted into the Order of Barristers. She is also a Fellow in the Melvin Belli Society and sits on the Board of the Belli Society. She is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers. She is a partner in the Seattle law firm of Nelson Boyd, PLLC and a partner in Boyd Trial Consulting, PLLC. She practices not only in the Seattle and Puget Sound area, but also has an active practice in Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam counties.
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.
Jason G. Epstein
Jason Epstein is a partner at Premier Law Group, PLLC, a Bellevue personal injury and employment law firm representing victims of negligence and wrongful conduct. A Seattle native, Jason received his B.A. in Philosophy from USC and his J.D. from Pepperdine University. He has dedicated his practice solely to helping accident victims and their families achieve full recoveries. Over the course of his career, he has had extensive experience and success in cases involving both catastrophic and fatal injuries, medical malpractice issues and motor vehicle accidents of all types. He is frequently asked to speak on personal injury and trial practice topics to other groups of attorneys and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Washington Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Jason is also a published author.
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.
Loren A. Cochran
Attorney Loren A. Cochran is a partner at Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC in Tacoma, Washington. He primarily represents victims of sexual abuse, catastrophic injury survivors and family members whose loved ones were killed as a result of negligence or misconduct. Before returning to the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Cochran proudly served as production counsel with the television program Americas Most Wanted.He also represents clients in matters involving consumer protection, entertainment law, media law and public safety.Mr. Cochran graduated from the University of Washington, where his academic achievements earned him an invitation to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nations oldest honors society. He later earned his law degree from Boston College Law School.Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Cochran worked as a television news producer in Seattle; Boston, Massachusetts; and Tampa, Florida. Prior to his role as legal counsel for Americas Most Wanted,he served as an attorney in the Seattle and Tacoma areas.Admitted to practice in the state of Washington since 2002, Mr. Cochran has extensive litigation experience and has been involved in many significant cases over the course of his legal career, often resulting in substantial settlements or verdicts for his clients.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Cochran is an active member of professional organizations such as the Washington State Association for Justice, which advocates for civil justice on behalf of the injured and consumers who were harmed by defective products. He has also been active in the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, where he served as director of the Freedom of Information Service Center.
Sara is an Associate Attorney in the Spokane and Tri Cities offices of GLP Attorneys. She has successfully served the needs of personal injury clients and has experience in a variety of cases, including nursing home neglect, wrongful death, motor vehicle collision, premises liability, and products liability. Sara has been awarded the Rising Star Top Lawyers Award in 2017 & 2018, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state.In addition, Sara has been the Associate Director for Satori Camp for the past 18 years, a summer camp for gifted teenagers in Cheney, WA. With Satori, Sara spends her time administrating the summer camp but also is able to be a mentor to junior high and high school kids.In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling with her husband, singing in the Spokane Symphony Chorale, cooking, playing piano, running, volleyball, reading, and spending time with her pets.Sara is fluent in Farsi and conversational in Spanish.