Personal Injury Lawyers in Tacoma
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or a death occurred due to someone else’s negligence or fault, it is a traumatic, devastating experience for the entire family. A serious personal injury can bring physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering, in addition to the financial costs of medical, hospital, and rehabilitative bills and property damage that result, at a time you may not be in any condition to work.
While financial compensation will not make up for the ordeal you are going through, a Tacoma personal injury lawyer at Strong Law can help you win a settlement that will at least alleviate your monetary problems. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, we can fight for compensation that will allow you to concentrate on getting well and rebuilding your life and future.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm in Tacoma Provides Caring Representation for Injured Individuals
After an accident, it can be overwhelming to have to deal with the thought of a lawsuit. When you call our Tacoma personal injury lawyers, you no longer have to worry. We will take the burden off you by handling all investigations and legal hurdles involved with your case so you can focus on your recovery. We will deal with insurance companies and their attorneys, who want to get you to accept the lowest settlement possible, so you won’t have to
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the facts of what happened and determine the best way to proceed with getting you the compensation you deserve. There are no fees to you until we win a settlement, so call Strong Law at 206-741-1053 to get started.
How Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Tacoma Work for You
Personal injury law in Washington State is complicated, and making mistakes can be costly or even cause your claim to be denied, so it makes sense to get help from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney and not try to go it on your own. When you contact Strong Law Firm, we know the law, courts, and system, and how insurance companies operate. We will get to work immediately while evidence is fresh and witnesses can be located.
We can help by:
- Listening to your version of what happened to determine how the accident occurred and who was responsible
- Making sure you get the right medical care and your injuries are documented
- Investigating the accident scene and gathering evidence, such as surveillance videos, and police and medical reports
- Interviewing eyewitnesses and first responders
- Filing all paperwork in accordance with Washington deadlines and court requirements
- Hiring experts to reconstruct the crash scene and to provide testimony
- Determining what your case may be worth
- Negotiating with insurance companies and their attorneys for a fair settlement
- Taking your case to trial and advocating for you in front of a jury if necessary.
At Strong Law, you can count on our Tacoma legal team to be there for you, answering your questions and keeping you informed throughout the entire process.
Damages Our Personal Injury Attorney Can Win for You
In a successful case in Washington state, our attorneys can win a settlement that covers both our economic and non-economic damages.
- Economic damages – are for your expenses that have an actual dollar value, such as:
- medical and rehabilitative bills
- lost wages and earnings from being unable to work and lost business opportunities
- property damage
- burial costs
- costs of substitute domestic services.
- pain and suffering
- loss of companionship or consortium
- disability or disfigurement
- mental or emotional distress
- injury to reputation and humiliation
- destruction of the parent-child relationship.
Amounts of Damage Awards in a Personal Injury Case
The amount of damages awarded for personal injury can vary greatly, from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the specific factors of your individual case. Consideration is made for:
- the circumstances of the accident and degree of fault of the negligent parties
- the amount of property damage and the costs you incur
- the severity and permanence of your injuries
- whether you will need continuing care
- whether you can return to work in the future
- the availability of insurance and assets of the defendants
- the individual judge and jury involved
- how well your attorney can negotiate a settlement or litigate your case.
According to Washington statute RCW 4.56.260, there are limits to noneconomic damages awards. Limits are set by multiplying 0.43 by the average annual wage and by the life expectancy of the person incurring noneconomic damages. However, this figure for life expectancy shall not be less than fifteen years, and juries are not to be informed of the limitation.
When you contact us, our Strong Law attorneys can provide an estimate of what your case should be worth. No matter what the situation, we know how to build strong cases that take into account all of your expenses and damages, such as lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Must Prove Negligence
To win your case, our personal injury lawyers must prove that another party, the defendant in the case, was negligent or at fault for causing the injuries you received.
Proving negligence legally means showing the following elements:
- Duty: The defendant owed you a duty of care not to cause harm.
- Breach: The defendant breached this duty by actions or failure to act.
- Cause: The defendant’s breach caused your injuries.
- Damage: You suffered damages as a result.
Everyone has a duty of care to act responsibly to avoid harming others. Examples of breaching duty and causing harm include:
- A drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into your car.
- A surgeon amputated the wrong limb.
- Your car’s airbags were defective and sent metal through your body.
Regardless of the cause, we will strive to find all liable parties and hold them responsible.
Common Questions Clients Ask Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Tacoma
Suffering from a severe personal injury can leave you with many questions. Here are answers to some common questions we have heard at Strong Law.
What does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer in Tacoma?
Our Tacoma personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so we typically charge no fees until you are awarded damages, and then the fees then will come from your damage award. You have enough to worry about financially in the aftermath of your accident, so attorney fees, a percentage of the settlement, will not be added to that list.
What if I am partially to blame for the accident?
According to statute RCW 4.22.005, if you are partially to blame for the accident, your award would be reduced by the proportion of fault you bear. However, our Tacoma personal injury attorneys can still help you collect compensation that is in proportion to the defendant’s degree of fault. For example, if you case is worth $100,000 and you are 10 percent at fault, the award you receive could be $90,000.
Is there a time limit for filing a case?
Washington has a statute of limitations, a deadline within which you must file your lawsuit in the state’s civil court system or you may be permanently barred from recovering any compensation for your injuries. Washington’s statute of limitations is generally 3 years from the date of your accident or injury.
Who can be held liable in a personal injury claim?
Anyone who is at fault or negligent for causing your injury can be held liable, depending on the circumstances involved. In some cases, there may be multiple parties who can be named as defendants in a personal injury claim. For example, in a trucking accident, the commercial truck driver who caused an accident and the trucking company they work for might be to blame, or a manufacturer if the truck or its parts were defective and caused the crash. We want to find all responsible parties, as they all may have insurance and assets.
What if a death occurs from the injury?
If the injury results in a death, we can file a suit for wrongful death. Wrongful death cases can be thought of as a personal injury case where family members or the personal representative of the deceased bring a claim for their loved one who can no longer bring it themselves.
”The team is awesome! Katrina was so helpful and there for me during the whole process. They never left me in the dark and were always open and honest about the process and likely outcome. I was so stressed going into this my whole life had changed because of what happened and I really appreciate strong law being there with me through the stress and getting an amazing win. :)” – Moe Poe (Google Review)
“I hired Strong Law after my car accident. Jed and his team worked hard on my case. They were professional and compassionate through my surgery and as I recovered, and they were awesome on communication. I got justice and awesome compensation. I would recommend Strong Law to anyone in my situation.”
– Rick R.
“I want to thank Jed and Tory of Strong Law for their outstanding help with my case. The attention to details and keeping me informed at all times made for a positive outcome. Thank you again for your help, determination, and hard work. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of an excellent lawyer.”
– Jaretta O.
“Unbelievable work! I had a claim involving my own insurance company. I tried to negotiate with them, and they completely denied my claim – two times. I then hired Strong Law, and the change was instant. The insurance company immediately began negotiating, and Jed was able to secure an unbelievably good settlement. I will never again attempt to take-on an insurance company without Strong Law in my corner. Thank you!”
– Jonathon S.
“Absolutely outstanding! I was involved in a motorcycle accident and Jed led the way! Definitely top notch! When it matters, call strong law!”
– Edwin S.
“While working a wrongful death case of my husband’s, throughout the legal process, Jed pursued every possible resource and angle to ensure that we would receive policy limits despite intense resistance from the representatives of the insurance companies. We are deeply grateful to him for the funds we received and the lasting friendship that grew out of the entire ordeal.”
Cases Our Tacoma Personal Injury Attorneys Handle
When you file a lawsuit for personal injury, we will help you collect financial compensation from all parties who have caused you harm. Strong Law Firm handles all types of personal injury cases, including:
- Brain injuries
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Dog bites and dog attacks
- Slip and fall
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
Don’t delay. It is important to call us as soon as possible so we have time to research and develop your case. If someone was negligent, you have rights, and our personal injury law firm in Tacoma is here to protect those rights and fight for justice and the settlement you deserve
Call Strong Law today at 206-741-1053 for your free and confidential consultation.