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MERCER ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Some people in Washington do not wish to live in bustling cities such as Seattle and Tacoma. Instead, they choose to seek out smaller communities such as Mercer Island and leave the problems of big cities behind – problems such as crime, traffic congestion, and noise (for example). However, even in a community as small as Mercer Island, serious or fatal personal injury accidents can still occur with little or no advance warning. Some of these injury accidents can leave the injured victim with catastrophic injuries and lifelong limitations, such as:

  • Scars and disfigurement;
  • Amputation or loss of limb;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Paralysis (either temporary or permanent); and/or
  • Mental scars and trauma that limit the victim’s ability to participate in activities as he or she once had.

Fortunately, you or your injured loved one do not need to face the challenges and difficulties that await you in the aftermath of a personal injury accident alone. The Mercer Island personal injury lawyers at the Khan Law Firm, PLLC are available to assist in your recovery by helping you understand and assert your legal rights. Call our office to learn more about how we can help you move forward following a personal injury accident.

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CAR ACCIDENTS

BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

BRAIN INJURIES

BUS ACCIDENTS

TRUCK ACCIDENTS

DRUNK DRIVING INJURIES

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WRONGFUL DEATH

WINNING YOUR MERCER ISLAND INJURY CASE

You and your legal team will choose to file a Mercer Island injury case when there is evidence and/or witness testimony suggesting that one or more individuals or entities (the defendant) may have played a substantial role in causing the accident and your resulting injuries. Your lawsuit is deemed successful – and you may be awarded monetary damages – if the court believes it is more likely true than not that:

  • The defendant owed you a legal obligation to behave in a reasonable and careful manner. (Note that this element of your case is usually well-established and not contested: regardless of the activity in which a person engages, that person must behave in a careful and prudent manner so as to not unnecessarily jeopardize the safety of others);
  • The defendant breached his or her legal duty by engaging in behavior that is determined to be careless, reckless, and/or intentionally harmful. Behavior may be considered to be careless if a reasonable person in the same situation would have behaved differently than the defendant acted;
  • The defendant’s negligent or reckless behavior was the cause of the victim’s injuries. Note that you as a personal injury accident victim in Mercer Island may still be able to recover some compensation from a defendant even if you also behaved carelessly and in so doing contributed to your injuries and losses; and/li>
  • Your injuries, losses, and expenses connected to the accident can be quantified and compensated through an award of monetary damages.

You and your attorney may prove each of these elements through the testimony of witnesses (including your own testimony), expert witness testimony, documents such as investigative reports, analyses, photographs, and written statements, and other tangible evidence. The precise type of testimony and evidence you will need will depend on the facts and circumstances of your case.

Once you have satisfactorily proved the above four elements, the defendant has an opportunity to provide a legal justification or reason why he or she should not be found to be partly or wholly responsible for your losses. For example, the defendant may claim that another negligent party caused the defendant to behave in a careless manner or make a poor decision. You and your attorney must be prepared to meet and overcome these challenges in order to secure your compensation award.

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YOUR FIRST STEPS AFTER A MERCER ISLAND INJURY ACCIDENT

Being injured suddenly is a frightening and unsettling experience, and at the Khan Law Firm, PLLC we have helped numerous clients who did not know what they ought to do in the moments following an injury accident. The most important thing is your own health and safety: unless you are absolutely certain that you did not suffer any moderate or severe injuries, you should request emergency medical assistance and asked to be transported to the nearest emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Even after you are released from the hospital, you must be sure to keep all follow-up appointments and follow your doctors’ treatment directions.

As soon as you are physically able to do so, you should contact a Mercer Island personal injury accident law firm like the Khan Law Firm, PLLC. Not only will a law firm assist you in preparing your lawsuit for filing, but at the Khan Law Firm, PLLC we make certain you understand the recovery process and where your case is in the process at any given time. Through our experienced advice and legal counsel, we aim to help you feel empowered with knowledge to make decisions about your legal recovery.

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WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A MERCER ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Even if you know the importance of experienced legal counsel, it can be difficult to know which attorney or law firm is the right choice for you. Choosing the wrong attorney may have a negative impact on your lawsuit’s chances of success, so it is important to choose an attorney who:

  • Is familiar with and regularly handles personal injury lawsuits;
  • Has recent experience in the courtroom (this can suggest that the prospective attorney is not averse to taking cases to trial when they cannot be reasonably settled);
  • Has successfully resolved other cases similar to yours (however, you must know that any attorney’s ability to resolve a case like yours in a certain way is no guarantee that you will experience a similar outcome in your own case);
  • Is an attorney you feel you can trust to handle your case in a professional manner and with whom you feel as if you can work as a team.

The Mercer Island personal injury lawyers at the Khan Law Firm, PLLC stands ready to receive your call or online submission and get to work helping you recover compensation for your injuries. Call our firm at (206) 472-1255 or complete our online form to begin the recovery process today.