As I’ve stated above, I know what you are going through because I’ve been there myself. My lawyer and I agreed that the risk of attending the examination was minimal. We were able to locate a facility that would perform the MRI on a lien, meaning it would hold the balance until the conclusion of his case in exchange for a letter of protection. It will take a recorded statement from you and use your words against you. Unfortunately, once the lawyer is hired, consequences result from changing your representation.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
- Richard J. Davies
- Thomas E. Gates
- Jeffrey H. Sadler
- Maggie Lund
- Victor J. Torres
- Deborah M. Nelson
- Ada K. Wong
- Bryan Prince-Olsen
- Harold D. Carr
- Patrick Palace
- Thomas B. Vertetis
- Darrell L. Cochran
Richard J. Davies
Richard J. Davies, is a founding member of the Seattle law firm of Kraft Davies, P.L.L.C. Practicing in federal and state courts since 1995, Rick has gained a national reputation for representing injured fishermen, fish processors, tug workers, ferry workers, blue-water seamen, Holland America Line passengers, dock workers, maritime repair workers, marine construction workers, commercial divers, victims of recreational boating accidents, and other maritime workers or passengers injured or killed on the water.Known for his tenacity and being well-prepared in the courtroom, Rick has obtained dozens of major six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements in a variety of complex maritime personal injury and wrongful death cases against some of the largest maritime employers in the world, including Crowley Maritime Corporation, Foss Maritime Company, American Seafoods Company, Icicle Seafoods Company, The Fishing Company of Alaska, the state of Washington, and many other maritime employers and fishing companies operating in the waters of Puget Sound, Alaska, the Bering Sea, the Columbia River, and elsewhere.Rick is proud that his work has provided financial resources to injured maritime workers, given them the ability to transition into new careers after career-ending injuries at sea, provided dignity after a loss, and allowed workers to provide for their families when they cannot work due to unsafe working conditions on a vessel or the negligence of another. By holding maritime companies financially accountable for the injuries they cause and the lives they change, Rick hopes to make the maritime industry safer for workers and passengers.Ricks reported cases include, ,Mai v. American Seafoods Co., 160 Wn. App. 528, 249 P.3d 1030 (2011) (holding that a maritime employer may not condition payment of maintenance and cure on attending a company medical examination and upholding a trial verdict for compensatory damages and attorneys fees for wrongful denial of maintenance and cure to a fish processor who was struck with a box on the dock during offload); ,Regan v. BP West Coast Prods. LLC,, 2011 US Dist Lexis 52845 (2011) (holding that evidence supported BPs exercise of control over the job site where the company conducted regular safety inspections and enforced safety policy on the job site when a worker was injured falling through a roof of a building being demolished).
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.
Jeffrey H. Sadler
Since becoming licensed to practice law in Washington in 1997, Jeffrey H. Sadler has devoted his career to handling personal injury cases on behalf of victims of negligence. As founder of Sadler Ladenburg in Tacoma, he guides clients there and in the surrounding areas through issues including the following: motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, sex abuse, birth injuries, mesothelioma, dangerous drugs, school injuries, ski accidents, slip and falls, defective products and on-the-job injuries.Any one of these incidents could have a profound effect on someones life, relationships, finances and physical well-being. Mr. Sadler recognizes that the damages associated with any personal injury case run far beyond what lies on the surface. He meticulously examines the ways in which a clients future will be affected. Through clearly illustrating those losses, he consistently secures top dollar awards on behalf of clients.As a result of his efforts, Mr. Sadler has earned an Avvo Excellentrating; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; South Sound Magazine named him in the Best of the South Sound; and the Lead Counsel Review Board has given him its Lead Counsel Rating.Mr. Sadler is a member of the American Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. He is also on the board of governors for the Washington State Association for Justice.After graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University in 1994, Mr. Sadler went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1997 from the University of Arkansas School of Law.When he is not at his practice, Mr. Sadler enjoys spending time with his children and participating in outdoor activities such as camping, skiing and fishing.
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Maggie Lund is an attorney with Abeyta Nelson Injury Law, which has offices in Yakima, Ellensburg and Sunnyside, Washington. A highly rated attorney with more than five years of legal experience, Ms. Lund devotes her practice to advocating on behalf of clients throughout Central Washington who are dealing with complex legal challenges involving personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, brain injuries and other preventable tragedies.A native of the Seattle area, Ms. Lund has always had a deep and abiding passion for assisting those in need across her community. Early in her career, she worked for a Tacoma-area law firm, where she focused primarily on family law. Since joining Abeyta Nelson Injury Law in 2018, she has focused almost solely on personal injury, and she finds great reward in being able to help so many through their difficult and uncertain times with compassion and care.A 2007 graduate of Washington State University, Ms. Lund attended Seattle University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2012. While in law school, she received several scholarships, and she was selected to participate in the schools Moot Court Competition where she earned recognition for her contributions. She was also a member and associate editor of the Seattle University Law Review.Since entering private practice, Ms. Lund has enjoyed continued success, as made evident by her high peer-review ratings from Martindale-Hubbell as well as the numerous positive reviews and referrals she has received from her satisfied clients.Committed to both her local community and legal community, Ms. Lund is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, the Washington State Bar Association and the Yakima County Bar Association. She also volunteers her time and services with Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services and the Casey Family Programs, and she is heavily involved with United Way of Central Washington.
Victor J. Torres
Victor J. Torres is an attorney and partner at the law firm of Torres & Haroldson, PLLC, in Maple Valley, Washington. Mr. Torres focuses his practice on personal injury law and handles all types of catastrophic injury cases, including those involving car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death. He represents clients in Maple Valley, Bellevue, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and throughout the Puget Sound.Mr. Torres has more than 10 years of experience. He enjoys sharing his legal knowledge with others, writing and speaking on various legal topics for groups, including the Washington State Association for Justice and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association. In addition, he volunteers his time to his community in south King County.Active in his legal community, Mr. Torres maintains active membership in several organizations, including the King County Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, the Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Northwest Indian Bar Association. He is also a founding member of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington.Mr. Torres graduated from the University of San Francisco, where he majored in English and minored in accounting. He went on to graduate cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, serving as editor-in-chief of the Seattle University Law Review. He is qualified to practice before all Washington state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
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.
Ada K. Wong
Ada K. Wong is the founder of AKW LAW, with offices in Washington and California. Mrs. Wong is sensitive to the challenges people may face when their employment rights are violated. They may feel uncomfortable or alienated in the workplace, and their ability to provide for their families may be affected. Mrs. Wong focuses her practice on advocating for employees in employment law-related issues, generally handling cases such as sexual harassment, race discrimination, age discrimination, sex or gender discrimination, disability discriminate, wage and hour disputes, unpaid overtime, severance reviews and negotiations, and wrongful termination. What gives Mrs. Wong an advantage is that she also represents small employers. This allows her to see cases from both sides, giving her clients an advantage on their matters and finding a amicable resolution, whether through negotiations or at trial. Mrs. Wong also handles business matters and personal injury. To round out her dedication to help people, she provides basic estate planning, including wills, trusts, power of attorney, etc.Over the course of her career, Mrs. Wong has provided representation to both employees and employers, including in Bellevue, Seattle and King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Thurston counties. She draws on this experience to help her passionately fight to make sure her clients rights are upheld on a federal and state level. Regardless of the obstacles that may exist, Mrs. Wong believes that justice should be achieved and maintained - no matter the cost. She has an AVVO Superb rating and was awarded the Clients Choice Award.Understanding that employment law issues are often of a personal nature, Mrs. Wong takes a compassionate approach. She believes in providing her clients with individual attention and personalized advice. Throughout the legal process, Mrs. Wong remains accessible to her clients, keeping them informed about their options and the status of their cases.Mrs. Wong is also an Adjunct Professor at the Seattle University School of Law and serves as an Arbitrator in Snohomish and King County. She speaks Cantonese and basic Mandarin.
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.
Harold D. Carr
Harold D. Carr serves the interests of plaintiffs injured in motor vehicle accidents in Olympia, Lakewood, Puyallup, Tacoma, and Federal Way, Washington. He practices personal injury law at The Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, which he founded in 1989. He manages a large personal injury practice with 11 attorneys and 36 support staff. Mr. Carr supports his clients during negotiations with insurance companies and other responsible parties. His thorough study of insurance policies helps inform his clients of the coverage amounts that could apply to their damage claims. His pursuit of compensation also includes engaging in alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation and arbitration.Mr. Carr graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1981. His undergraduate studies took place at Kansas State University, which awarded him a Bachelor of Science in 1977. He also earned a masters degree from the same school in 1978. Prior to opening his own law firm, he gained experience while working at law offices in King, Pierce and Thurston counties.An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. Carr maintains strong connections within the legal community as a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the Thurston County Bar Association and the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Carr has earned a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. He has also earned a Distinguished rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. He is the receipient of the WSAJ Professionalism Award given to one attorney annually. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, Mr. Carr is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.BV®, Distinguished Very High Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards t®, 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.
PATRICK A. PALACE is the owner of Palace Law. The firm emphasizes workers compensation & personal injury. Patrick was the Washington State Bar Association President for 2013-2014. He was elected to the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors in 2008 and served a three year term representing the 6th Congressional District. He was one of 14 elected attorneys that oversaw the Bar and its 37,000 bar members. During his tenure as a Governor, he chaired, liaisoned or was a member of over 20 WSBA committees and workgroups. He was elected WSBA Treasurer for 2010-2011. As treasurer he oversaw the WSBAs 21 million dollar budget and chaired the WSBA Budget and Audit Committee. Prior to his work on the WSBA, he served on the Board of the Washington State Association of Justice (formerly WSTLA). He served 9 terms on the WSAJ Board. He served as WSAJ Secretary in 2007. Patrick was also the YMCA Association Chair for the Strong Kids campaign for the 2010 and 2011 for Pierce and Kitsap Counties. In April 2010 the Strong Kids Campaign raised $1.3 million dollars in contributions to support YMCA community programs targeted at youth and their families. In 2011 the Strong Kids Campaign raised an additional $1.5 million dollars. In total, $2.8 million dollars was raised by the campaign in 2010-2011. Patrick was chosen by Washington Law and Politics as a Rising Star in 2000 and 2001 and was also voted a Top Lawyer 2001-2006 and 2011, 2012. In 2009 he was chosen by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a Top Personal Injury Lawyer. Patrick has produced and moderated two television programs: The Peoples Law School and LawTalk. These programs provide consumers with information about our legal system, and citizens rights and remedies under the law. Each program surveyed of an area of law presented by judges, attorneys and public officials. Thirty-three (33) programs were produced. The Peoples Law School program was given the Outstanding Community Service Awardin 2003 by the Washington Society of Association Executives, and was also recognized nationally by the American Bar Association with its Outstanding Public Service Award. He has written chapters for the WSAJ Automobile Accident Desk Bookand the WSAJ Automobile Accident Litigation Desk Book”. In 2012 he was awarded the Outstanding Service Award from the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association.
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Thomas B. Vertetis
Attorney Thomas B. Vertetis is a partner at the law office of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Since joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Vertetis has focused on representing the interests and protecting the rights of clients from Seattle, Tacoma and throughout Washington states Puget Sound region in a wide range of civil matters, including those related to the following:,Personal injury,Wrongful death,Medical malpractice,Product liability,School liability,Civil rights,Mr. Vertetis began his legal career in 1994 after earning his law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and his admission to the Washington State Bar Association. In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court also granted its approval for him to practice law in its courtroom.Prior to changing his focus to civil litigation, Mr. Vertetis worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in New Jersey. Since becoming a civil trial attorney, he has used the experience he gained in criminal law to benefit the plaintiffs he represents, which has resulted in numerous courtroom successes, including multiple verdicts in excess of $1 million.Over the past 20-plus years, Mr. Vertetis has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers, thanks to his dedication, determination and record of success. This combination has led to a number of awards and honors, including a Superb rating from Avvo, a Local Hero Award from the Washington State Bar Association, a Pro Bono Award from the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and a place among the nations Top 40 under 40, according to The National Trial Lawyers.
Darrell L. Cochran
Attorney Darrell L. Cochran is a managing partner at the law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Since joining the firm, with law offices in both Seattle and Tacoma, Mr. Cochran has focused his practice on protecting the rights of the residents of Washington state by providing representation in civil matters related to the following:,· Personal injury,· Wrongful death,· Employment law,· Civil rights,· Class actions,Mr. Cochran began his legal career in 1993 after earning his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his admission into the Washington State Bar Association. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Washingtons state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has also issued its approval for him to practice in its courtroom.Over the course of a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Cochran has earned a reputation as one of the nations leading trial lawyers, thanks to a number of representative cases that demonstrate his success in both circuit and appellate courts. The combination of his excellent reputation and long record of success have earned him a number of honors, including a Superb rating from Avvo.When attorney Cochran is not in the courtroom, he is often found at legal functions and community events. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the National Police Accountability Project, the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the parent teacher associations at his childrens schools.