Why Medical Evidence is Important in a Personal Injury Claim

The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that more than 31 million people are injured in the United States each year. Those injuries are often caused by someone else. When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it can seem unfair that you must expend the time and effort to recover compensation for losses that the responsible person caused. However, the burden of proof is initially on the injured party. In fact, the injured party must prove a whole ho[...]

How Your Comparative Negligence Affects Your Washington Personal Injury Case

People who have suffered a personal injury due to the fault of others may have the basis for a lawsuit against the person or company that harmed them. In Washington, opposing parties may both seek compensation from one another even if they are both at fault for the accident that caused their injuries. Comparative Negligence With an exception for a few special types of cases, Washington is a comparative negligence state pursuant to RWC §4.22.005. In comparative negligence, a percentage of fault [...]

What Compensation Can I Expect For My Personal Injury Case?

If you were injured in an accident then you are entitled to compensation, or damages, from the at-fault party(s). “Damages” is monetary compensation you may recover through someone else’s negligence or unlawful act or omission. Knowledgeable Tacoma personal injury attorneys detail several types of damages. Know your rights and understand what compensation you can expect for your personal injury case. Economic Damages Economic damages, also called compensatory or special damages, attempt t[...]

Increase the Value of Your Personal Injury Case by Keeping a Symptom Diary

Increase the Value of Your Personal Injury Case by Keeping a Symptom Diary Being able to procure the maximum amount of recovery is important for any type of personal injury case. Regardless of the nature of your personal injury, one simple method can assist you in increasing the value of your claim. The strategy is to use a symptom diary in which you record how you feel as time progresses. This video from your Tacoma personal injury attorney will explain in further detail. [...]

Visual Evidence

A Pierce County personal injury lawyer can explain that visual evidence and demonstrative evidence are important in many personal injury cases. Reasons for Photographic Evidence A Pierce County personal injury lawyer may recommend that you take pictures of your injury. Often, there is a significant amount of time that passes between the injury and the trial. For this reason, it is important to document the injury so that there is proof that it actually existed later. Photographs can help depict[...]

Our Tacoma Car Accident Lawyer Reveals the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

An experienced Tacoma car accident lawyer will tell you that there are five main types of car accidents and that each of these events has specific traits associated with them. Knowing what the most common types of car accidents occur and why, will allow you to remain safer on the road. Rear End Accidents According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, about 37 percent of all accidents that occur are rear end collisions. This is the highest percentage for any accident type[...]

Top 10 Tips from Our Tacoma Personal Injury Attorney

Accidents are facts of life, so some knowledge about how to prepare for the filing of a personal injury legal claim and about what to expect afterwards can be of significant assistance to anyone whose life takes a bad turn caused by another's negligence. Accidents that cause personal injury claims are potentially infinite in number and variety from motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents on surfaces improperly maintained, or poisoning from food products negligently prepared, to cite a [...]

Our Tacoma Car Accident Lawyer Discusses the Low Offers

If you have been involved in a car accident, contact your Tacoma car accident lawyer immediately (especially if you or someone in your vehicle has been injured). Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. When filing for an insurance claim, you will need to deal with an adjuster for the insurance company. Often times the adjuster has the best interest of the company, not you, in mind. The following information from your Tacoma car accident lawy[...]

Preparing for a Defense Medical Exam with Your Tacoma Car Accident Attorneys

Our Tacoma personal injury attorneys will advise you on the importance of defense medical exams and how the process might help or hurt your case. These exams are routine and permitted by courts in all personal injury cases. It's a perfectly normal part of the process, so there is no need to worry about why the defense is ordering this to be done. All you need to do is understand what will happen. Who performs a defense medical exam? The defense medical examination is performed by a doctor who is[...]

Our Puyallup Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Preparing for Discovery

Either or both of two things happen in response to any civil personal injury complaint filed in court, an offer to settle it or a responsive pleading opposing the complaint by answer or motion followed by mutual discovery of evidence, seldom the first result, always the second. A careful Puyallup personal injury lawyer sends the client copies of all discovery requests and advises that the opposing party is likely to make similar requests. The conscientious Puyallup personal injury lawyer request[...]