When Careless Behavior Changes Your Life
It only takes one irresponsible or negligent act to dramatically change another person’s life. For example, the actions of an inattentive driver or careless construction contractor can have tragic consequences. Chronic pain can become an inescapable reality. If you have lost a family member or suffered injuries as a result of another person’s negligence or misconduct, a personal injury attorney who knows how to protect your rights can work with you to negotiate the best possible result according to the facts and applicable law. Dealing with the pain of physical injury and the inconvenience of attending multiple doctor appointments can wear on anyone. You may just want to end the process and take a quick settlement.
The Seattle personal injury attorneys at The Walthew Law Firm have a proven and consistent record of success. For more than 80 years, we have helped the residents of Western Washington face the physical and emotional challenges that result from an accident or injury caused by another party. We are guided by the client’s best interests in every personal case, whether it is settled or litigated.
Our attorneys and paralegals take a detail-oriented and team-focused approach to all our personal injury cases. We visit accident sites to reconstruct the accidents and build your case. While we strive to settle when appropriate so that you can move on with your life, we prepare each case as if it will go to trial. That proactive preparation greatly benefits our clients and shows the other side that we are serious. Don’t delay. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation and case evaluation.
Personal Injury Information
Insurance companies will pressure you to settle immediately after a car or slip-and-fall accident, claiming that you do not need a lawyer and they have your best interests in mind. At The Walthew Law Firm in Seattle, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to deal with the insurance companies on your behalf. Listed below are various resources on personal injury litigation.
Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Personal injury lawsuits are filed by people (or their representatives) injured due to the negligence of someone else. The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or types of conduct. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include slip and fall, automobile accidents, assaults and battery, medical malpractice, and product liability. In general, the goal of a personal injury action is to determine who was responsible and to compel the responsible party to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained. If you or someone you know has been injured by the careless actions of another, contact a personal injury attorney at The Walthew Law Firm in Seattle, WA, at once to find out how we can help you preserve your rights.
Dangerous or Defective Products
A person who suffered harm while using a product that was manufactured or marketed in a defective or dangerous way may be able to recover damages from the responsible party in a products liability-based personal injury suit.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents cause the loss of time, property, health and even life. Such accidents have a variety of possible causes, including driver error, negligence, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer about your motor vehicle accident case can help you sort out your rights, your options and your future.
Although animal-attack claims most commonly involve dog bites, many other types of domesticated animals, such as cats, ferrets, rats, snakes and even birds, can also bite humans. Even non-domesticated animals, such as large cats or monkeys and apes ordinarily found in the wild (owned by some people as pets or held in private animal refuges) have been known to attack children and adults. An animal owner’s liability for injuries caused by his or her pet, if any, will vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Construction site accidents
A construction site can be a very dangerous place to work. Even if a construction worker is aware of hazardous conditions and is careful to avoid injury, he or she may be seriously hurt if a general contractor or subcontractor ignores or does not sufficiently enforce safety standards.
Slips, Falls and Other Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip or slip and fall, such as on an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, or a piece of debris or spilled liquid on the floor. Property owner liability varies depending on the rules and principles adopted in the jurisdiction where the injury occurred.
In general, a wrongful death claim is one in which it is alleged that a person died as a result of another’s negligence. The deceased person’s surviving relatives, dependents or beneficiaries may bring suit against the responsible party or parties, seeking monetary damages for their losses. These may include medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and loss of companionship. Each state has its own wrongful death laws and not every state follows the same guidelines, principles or rules.
Personal Injury Resource Links
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of property damage, serious personal injury or death from consumer products such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s website includes recalls and product safety news, information on reporting an unsafe product and more.
National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Resources and Information
The National Safety Council offers safety resources that provide statistics, tips and suggestions for staying safe at home and while on the road.
This website, maintained by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University Law School, provides general information about tort law, including discussion of intentional torts, negligence and strict liability.
This article from the Insurance Information Institute (III) discusses issues related to dog bite liability, including the responsibilities of dog owners, recent developments in state legislation and important court decisions.
Products Liability Law: An Overview
This website, also maintained by the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell University Law School, provides general information about the law of products liability as well as links to federal and state judicial decisions and statutes.
Contact Seattle Personal Injury Claim Lawyers
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Seattle wrongful death lawyer, please contact us.
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