COVINGTON INJURY LAWYER
There are few things worse than being involved in an accident, especially when you suffer serious injuries as a result. At the law offices of the Khan Injury Law, our experienced Covington injury lawyers know how shocking and upsetting a serious injury can be, and know that you may be overwhelmed by the claims process and unsure of how to proceed. When you contact our Covington injury lawyer, we will work hard to ensure that you’re provided for and that your best interests are protected. Reach out to us today for the personal injury legal services you can trust.
Our Covington Injury Practice Areas
We focus on various different areas of personal injury law and have experience representing victims who have been harmed in different accident types. Our practice areas include:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Workplace accidents;
- Defective product accidents;
- Dangerous premises accidents;
- Commercial vehicle accidents; and
In addition to helping those who have been involved in the above accident types (and others), we also represent victims suffering from catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation injuries, and burn injuries.
PERSONAL INJURY LAWS IN COVINGTON, WA YOU NEED TO KNOW
When you work with our Covington injury lawyers, we will guide you through the important laws of which you need to be aware pertaining to your injury claim. These laws relate to–
Statute of limitations.
In all states, there is a statute of limitation that places a limit on how much time you have to file a lawsuit or pursue a legal action after being involved in an accident – this time limit varies on a state-by-state basis. In Washington, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is three years, per Revised Code of Washington 4.16.080. This means that you only have three years from the date of your accident in order to file a claim; otherwise, you will be barred from recovery.
Shared fault laws.
Another important thing to think about when filing a personal injury claim, especially if your claim ends in a lawsuit, is the rule regarding shared fault in Washington. While you won’t be completely barred from recovery if you’ve contributed to your injuries in some way, the amount of damages that you recover can be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault. So, for example, if you’re found to be 15 percent at fault for your accident, you can only hold the other party liable for 85 percent of your damages.
In Washington, an injury victim who is pursuing a personal injury claim can seek both economic and noneconomic damages. Specifically, you can seek compensation for the value of your pain, suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, property damage losses, lost wages, and any other expenses related to your injury. There are no caps on damages in personal injury claims. In some cases, it may also be possible to recover punitive damages, which are damages that are designed to punish the defendant for egregious behavior.
Elements of a personal injury claim.
Finally, it’s important that you understand the four elements you’ll need to prove in order for your personal injury claim (as well as how to prove each element). The elements of a personal injury claim are duty of care, breach of duty of care, causation, and damages. Essentially, you will need to prove that your accident would not have occurred but for the negligence of the defendant and that you’ve suffered actual damages as a result.
SERVICES OUR COVINGTON INJURY LAWYERS OFFER
Our Covington injury lawyers of the Khan Injury Law are available to help you with all elements of your personal injury claim. In fact, we want you to feel as though you are working with a legal advocate who will handle all elements of your claim, reducing your stress levels and allowing you to focus on more important things, such as your physical and psychological recovery after an accident. Our services include:
We start all new client processes with a free introductory consultation. This is an opportunity for you to get to know us and for us to learn more about your case and whether or not forming a partnership together makes sense.
If we decide to work together, the next phase in our process will be opening an investigation into your case. This process allows us to determine key players in your accident, fault, and liability. We will also gather evidence during this time, and work with any necessary experts.
Building your case
After an investigation has been completed and we have the evidence needed, our lawyers and staff will work to build your case. We will also manage all paperwork, documents, and filings related to your case, including issuing a demand letter to the insurance company and representing you in any interactions with the insurers involved.
Negotiating your settlement
Once your demand letter has been issued, the insurance company will likely offer you a settlement offer. You can accept this if you want, but we usually recommend rejecting a first settlement offer, as first-time offers are usually low-balled. If you decide to reject an offer, we will represent you in settlement negotiations.
Our lawyers also have in-courtroom and trial experience and, if necessary, will move your case to the litigation phase.
Contact Our Covington Injury Lawyers Today for Your Free Consultation
We know how traumatizing being involved in an accident can be. Whether you have been seriously injured yourself or have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, we want to help. To learn more about our personal injury services and how our Covington injury lawyers can assist you, please call our legal team today or send us a message directly. We offer free consultations and are ready to meet with you at your convenience.
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