Kenmore Personal Injury Attorney
An accident is often the beginning of a long journey. In the moments following an accident, you require emergency medical care. Then there is a lengthy period of rehabilitation. During this time you cannot work or even perform basic tasks of daily living. And depending on the nature of your injuries, you may never fully return to your pre-accident state.
If your accident was the result of another person or company’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for the full measure of the damage done to your life and livelihood. Kenmore personal injury lawyer Khalil Khan and his team are here to fight for you. We represent clients throughout King County who have been seriously injured in accidents and need help seeking the compensation they are entitled to under the law.
Compensation Available For Injured Victims
- Medical bills;
- Rehabilitation expenses;
- The cost of any necessary future long-term care;
- Lost wages;
- Diminished earning capacity;
- Long-term disability;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental anguish or emotional distress;
- Loss of life enjoyment; and
- Wrongful death.
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Washington’s Time Limits for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
When an accident or injury occurs, the legal clock starts ticking for the victim to file a lawsuit. In Washington State, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is typically 3 years. That may sound like a long time. But we find that many personal injury cases require thorough investigation before a formal complaint can be filed. Many accidents involve more than one defendant and it can take a substantial amount of time to fully identify all of the responsible parties. So the sooner you start to work with a Kenmore personal injury lawyer, the better.
What Happens If the Defendant Tries to Blame You?
One question we often get from clients is, “What if I was partly responsible for my accident?” Under Washington State law, you can still recover damages from a negligent defendant even if you were not completely blameless for what happened. Washington follows a “pure comparative negligence” rule in personal injury cases. Basically, this means that any personal injury award ordered by a court will be reduced to account for your comparative fault. So if a jury decides you were 30 percent responsible for your accident, then any damage award against the negligent defendant would also be reduced by 30 percent.
But keep in mind, most personal injury cases settle before they even get in front of a judge. By working with a qualified Kenmore personal injury attorney, you significantly increase your chances of obtaining a more favorable negotiated settlement. Our attorneys can provide you with a more qualified assessment of your case following a consultation.
We Know How to Recover Damages
Set Up Your Free Appointment with a Kenmore Personal Injury Attorney
If you have sustained injuries in an accident and need legal advice on what steps to take next, contact the Khan Injury Law, PLLC today to schedule an initial consultation.