Spokane Personal Injury Attorney
With cultural and historic sites, art, industry and business, multiple parks and outdoor recreation activities, and the beautiful Spokane River running through it, it’s no wonder why people choose to live in Spokane. At the Khan Injury Law, our Spokane personal injury attorneys love this city and its people, and want to give back to our community wherever possible. If you have been seriously injured in Spokane, our Spokane personal injury attorneys at the Khan Injury Law can help. To learn more about your options for filing a personal injury claim and how our law firm can help, please reach out to us directly to schedule your free consultation.
What You Need to Prove to Win Your Spokane Personal Injury Claim
To win a personal injury claim in Spokane, you’ll need to prove four elements. The first element is usually the easiest – you’ll need to prove that the defendant against whom you’re pursuing damages owed you a duty of care. The duty of care owed to a person is often implied. For example, all drivers owe a duty of care to others on the road; all property owners owe a duty of care to those who are on their property lawfully; all doctors owe a duty of care to their patients. That being said, the specific duty of care may look different in different situations.
Next, you’ll need to prove that the defendant breached the duty of care owed to you through an act of negligence or malpractice. Again, this will look different in different situations. For drivers, negligence may be in the form of driving while distracted or breaching traffic safety laws, whereas for a property owner, it may mean failing to remedy a known hazard on the property.
Third, you’ll have to prove that your injuries would not have been incurred but for the breach of the duty of care. This is known as causation.
Finally, you’ll need to provide evidence that you’ve suffered actual damages as a result of the breach of the duty of care, such as medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
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.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
When you have been injured by another’s negligence in Washington and are thinking about filing a claim, it’s important that you act quickly. You only have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. If you breach the three-year limit, then you will be barred from recovery.