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As part of the Seattle-metropolitan area, Bothell, Washington is a quickly-growing city that is regarded as being good for families and overall one of the best places to live. But as Bothell grows, so does the risk–statistically–of injury. At the Khan Law Firm, our Bothell injury lawyers have worked with clients who have been involved in accidents of all types, and want to help you to recover the compensation award that you deserve if you’ve been harmed. Please reach out to our team directly to learn more about how we can help you, as well as learn more about our personal injury services.
If you’ve been injured, you may have a personal injury claim. However, an important thing to know is that not all injuries and accidents warrant a legal action; if you slip and fall at home, for example, or are injured when you rear-end someone else in a parking lot because you were texting, you probably don’t have a case. Instead, a cause of action for a personal injury claim exists when your injuries are the result of another party’s negligence. Negligence is the failure to act with a reasonable degree of care. What is negligent, then, varies on a case-by-case basis. For example, when driving a car, negligence may be texting while driving or driving at a speed limit that isn’t safe for conditions. On the other hand, for a property owner, negligence is the failure to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition.
If you have been injured and think that someone else was to blame, you will need to prove four elements in order to win your case and hold the party liable for the harm you’ve suffered. These elements are 1) existence of duty of care, 2) breach of duty of care (negligence), 3) causation (that your injuries would not have occurred but for the breach of duty of care, and 4) damages. Number four–damages–is an important consideration. Even if you can prove that the other party was negligent and that this negligence led to an accident, you won’t be able to recover compensation unless you can prove that you suffered actual damages as a result, such as monetary losses.
A personal injury claim may arise following a number of different accident types. When you choose the Khan Law Firm, you can take comfort in knowing that we have experience working on numerous different personal injury claim types. To be sure, our personal injury practice areas include:
If you or a loved one has been injured and you think that someone else should be held liable for the damages that have resulted, please call our team. If we are unable to help you, we can refer you to someone who can.
We often encounter clients who have been injured due to another’s actions, but who are unsure about whether filing a personal injury claim is the right course of action. “How long will it take? Won’t I incur huge fees?” they ask.
Our lawyers want you to have a solid understanding of the personal injury claims process and the benefits of bringing forth a personal injury claim.
The most obvious benefit of filing a personal injury claim is that doing so may be the only way that you can recover the financial compensation that you need to pay for your bills and costs of living moving into the future. When you file a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for the full value of your economic losses–medical expenses, lost wages, property damages costs–and noneconomic losses–the value of your pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In some cases, punitive damages may also be available. Punitive damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer for their egregious actions, not compensate the victim.
The second primary reason to file a personal injury claim is that doing so may provide you with a sense of closure and justice. Filing a claim and holding the at-fault party liable for your harm may allow you to emotionally move forward with your life as well as financially.
When you work with our Washington injury lawyers, you can expect us to work for you. Our goal is to get to the bottom of how your accident happened, who was to blame for the accident, and what needs to be done in order to compensate you. In order to do this, we make sure that you get the attention your case deserves, that we are always accessible and available to answer your questions, and that we put the resources towards your case that are necessary to secure the best case outcome possible. We will investigate your case ourselves, hire experts as part of the investigation and claim-building process, and represent you in all interactions with the at-fault party and any insurance adjusters. We also work on a completely contingency fee basis–which means that we’ll never charge you for our services if we are unsuccessful in getting you a settlement–and we always offer free consultations.
You don’t have to represent yourself if you have been seriously injured – our team is here for you. Our process begins with a free consultation, which you can schedule by calling our law office directly or sending us a message telling us more about your accident and injuries. Remember that time is of the essence when pursuing a personal injury claim, so it’s important to connect with us sooner rather than later. Please reach out to us today to get started and start improving your future after a serious accident.