Lacey Personal Injury Attorney
Most of us do our best, in our day-to-day lives, to avoid hurting other people. Unfortunately, not everyone uses the level of care that they should, which results in countless slip and fall accidents and vehicle-related collisions. These are by no means, however, the only types of situations that can lead to a personal injury claim, so if you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, please contact one of our experienced Lacey personal injury attorneys who can evaluate the facts of your case and advise you accordingly.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims are a type of legal dispute that typically arise when a person or entity’s negligence causes someone else to sustain an injury. While many people associate the term personal injury with car accidents, the reality is that there are a wide range of accidents that fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, including:
- Bicycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Animal attacks;
- Truck and bus crashes;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Injuries caused by defective consumer products; and
- Slip and fall accidents.
Individuals who are injured in this kind of accident as a result of someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct and who can provide proof of the defendant’s fault, are often able to recover compensation for some of their related losses. To learn more about the kinds of damages that you could be entitled to, please call our experienced personal injury legal team today.
COMPENSATION AVAILABLE FOR INJURED VICTIMS
- Medical bills;
- The cost of any necessary future long-term care;
- Diminished earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of life enjoyment; and
- Rehabilitation expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Long-term disability;
- Mental anguish or emotional distress;
- Wrongful death.
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Comparative Fault Laws
In most personal injury cases, courts are guided by Washington’s comparative fault rules, which state that even when a claimant is partially at fault for an accident, he or she will not be barred from recovery. Instead, the amount that an injured party can recover will merely be reduced in proportion to his or her degree of fault in causing the accident. If, for instance, a car accident victim was attempting to recover $10,000 in damages, but was deemed to be 20 percent at fault for the crash, his or her award would be reduced by that number for a total of $8,000.
Statute of Limitations
In every state, plaintiffs with personal injury claims are required to file lawsuits within a certain time frame, known specifically as a statute of limitations. Generally, plaintiffs who fail to file a claim before this deadline could end up being permanently barred from recovering compensation for accident-related injuries. In Washington, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident in question.
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If you were injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your related medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about seeking this type of compensation by filing a personal injury claim in court, please call the experienced Lacey personal injury attorneys at Khan Injury Law PLLC. You can reach a member of our legal team by calling our office 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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