ENUMCLAW, WA INJURY LAWYER
Enumclaw is a small city in Kings County that offers a beautiful mountain backdrop, a quaint downtown, and a reminder of the simple life. For those who live in such a beautiful place, the idea of being involved in a serious accident–or even filing a personal injury lawsuit–may seem very foreign. But accidents happen, and when they do, knowing how to navigate the legal system is important. Knowing that you have an advocate on your side who can help you recover the amount of money that you deserve if you’ve been seriously injured can be a huge comfort. At the Khan Injury Law, our Enumclaw, Washington injury lawyers are passionate about protecting clients’ right to a civil claim after being injured. If you have been harmed and you think that someone else may be to blame for your injuries, please reach out to our legal team directly for a free consultation and information about how we can help.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a type of civil action that is brought when an injured party (plaintiff) wants to hold the party at-fault for their injuries (defendant) liable for any damages that the injured party has incurred. A plaintiff has the right to do this when they can prove that their injuries and damages would not have occurred but for the defendant’s negligence, which is the crux of a personal injury claim. Negligence is the failure to act with a reasonable degree of care. As such, an injured person usually cannot hold another person liable for their harm simply for a mistake or minor error that another reasonable person might commit; instead, they must prove that the defendant acted outside of the standard of what a reasonable person would do in the same situation.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
A personal injury claim is a broad term that refers to an action involving an injured party and an at-fault party. A personal injury claim can involve numerous types of injuries, and may arise out of numerous types of accidents. At the Khan Injury Law, we have experience working on the following personal injury claim types:
- Car accidents, including drunk driving accidents, distracted driving accidents, marijuana DUI accidents, and more;
- Truck and commercial vehicle accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Product defect liability claims;
- Premises liability accidents, including slip and fall claims;
- Wrongful death cases;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Workplace accidents;
- Bus accidents;
- Medical malpractice cases; and
- Catastrophic injury cases, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, and amputation injury cases.
We know how devastating being involved in an accident and suffering a serious injury can be. If you have been injured and need help navigating the claims process, we are here to serve you.
Damages Recoverable in an Enumclaw Personal Injury Suit
Our personal injury lawyers can help you to understand your right to recover after suffering a personal injury. If you can prove the aforementioned elements–breach of duty of care, causation, and damages–then you can seek compensation for the full value of your losses. Our lawyers can help you to recover compensation for your:
- Medical expenses, both past and future related to the injury;
- Lost wages, both past and future;
- Loss of future benefits and earnings;
- Pain, suffering, emotional distress, and other noneconomic harm;
- Property expenses; and
- Any other economic or noneconomic damages you’ve suffered.
Washington does not have any caps on noneconomic or economic damages, which means that you can recover the amount that you’re entitled to – there is no upper limit. The state does, however, limit the recovery of punitive damages. Punitive damages, which are damages to punish the wrongdoer rather than compensate the victim, are only recoverable when the defendant’s conduct was malicious or taken in reckless disregard of the plaintiff’s rights.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
All civil (and criminal actions) are subject to a statute of limitations. This means that there is a limit on the amount of time that a person has to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for their injuries. In Washington State, that limit is three years from the date of injury (or date of discovery if the injury is not discovered immediately), per Revised Code of Washington 4.16.080. This is a very important consideration, as if you fail to file your suit within three years time, you will be permanently barred from recovery. Our lawyers recommend meeting with a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your claim and ensure that the process begins as soon as possible. (Note that in many cases, the claim will settle well before approaching the statute of limitations and, therefore, filing a personal injury lawsuit will not be necessary.)
WHAT OUR ENUMCLAW LAWYERS WILL DO FOR YOU
When you choose our Enumclaw personal injury lawyers, you are choosing lawyers who understand your needs and who will make sure that your needs are a top priority throughout the claims process. We realize that the most important person in your case is you. Our lawyers are available to handle all of the logistics and elements of building your personal injury claim, including:
- Identifying the at-fault/liable party;
- Gathering evidence;
- Hiring accident reconstruction and other experts to build your claim;
- Calculating the value of your losses;
- Sending a demand letter to the appropriate party;
- Negotiating your settlement; and more.
While most claims settle before going to court, should trial be required, we want to reassure you that we have litigation experience and will not hesitate to represent you before a court, too.
Call Our Enumclaw Injury Attorneys Today
Being involved in an accident and suffering a serious injury can be scary and isolating – you may feel as though there is no one to whom you can turn. At the Khan Injury Law, our Enumclaw injury lawyers have experience working with clients like you and will aggressively advocate for your right to compensation. To learn more about our process, please call us today. We offer free case consultations and always work on a contingency fee basis.
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