OAK HARBOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Oak Harbor has a lot of charm. Not only is its skyline complete with beautiful trees–from which the city derives its name–but it also has a historic downtown, a beautiful bay, and offers numerous family-friendly activities. It’s a popular spot for tourists, as well as residents who appreciate the small-town feel that living on an island offers.
While Oak Harbor may seem idyllic in many ways, unfortunately, accidents and injuries happen here more than they should. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, our Oak Harbor personal injury attorneys at the Khan Injury Law PLLC are available to help you. Reach out to us today by phone or online to learn more about your options and how we can help you get the compensation award you deserve.
What Do I Have to Prove in a Personal Injury Claim?
While anyone who’s been injured deserves to be compensated for their harm, their reality is that only certain types of cases warrant a personal injury claim. To be sure, in order to win a personal injury claim and recover compensation for one’s economic and noneconomic losses, a plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant owed then a duty of care, that the duty of care was breached, that the breach was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s harm and that the plaintiff actually suffered damages as a result. Usually, this process involves proving that the defendant acted negligently and that the plaintiff’s injuries would not have occurred but for the defendant’s negligence. For example, an unsafe driver who’s speeding and causes a crash could be held liable for the damages that result.
How Much Time Do I Have?
It can feel intimidating and overwhelming to initiate a claim immediately after being injured; you may want time to heal and process what’s happened first. However, acting quickly is very important. While most claims will settle out of court through negotiations, if you do plan on filing a lawsuit, your suit must be filed within three years of the date of the accident; if you wait longer than three years to file, you could be permanently barred from recovery.
Keep in mind that insurance companies also have their own limits for filing a claim. Most insurance companies will require that notice of a claim be given within a reasonable amount of time.
What Does an Oak Harbor Personal Injury Attorney Do?
The role of an Oak Harbor personal injury attorney is to prove representation to a client throughout all stages of the claims process and do whatever it takes to improve the outcome of the client’s case. This might include investigating the accident, gathering evidence, talking with witnesses and experts, proving fault, and representing the client during settlement negotiations.
Call the Khan Injury Law PLLC Today
If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered monetary losses as a result, as well as pain, suffering, and emotional distress, our Oak Harbor personal injury attorneys are here for you. Call us today or send us a message to schedule your free consultation.
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