SUMNER, WASHINGTON INJURY LAWYER
Personal Injury Attorney Assisting Plaintiffs in Sumner, WA
Were you injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence? You should not be responsible for paying medical bills and making up for lost wages when someone else is at fault for your injuries. At the Khan Injury Law, we have years of experience assisting plaintiffs with a wide variety of personal injury claims in Washington State. From motor vehicle crash cases to premises liability lawsuits and wrongful death claims, our team has handled numerous kinds of injury lawsuits for plaintiffs and their families.
To learn more about how we can help you to seek compensation for your injuries, you should get in touch with a Sumner, Washington injury lawyer at our firm.
Learning More About Sumner, WA Personal Injury Law
Personal injury law allows individuals who have sustained injuries as a result of another party’s negligence or intentional act to file a claim against the responsible party for financial compensation. We know that a monetary award cannot fully account for your physical and emotional losses, or for the trauma you suffered as a result of the accident. At the same time, obtaining a favorable settlement or verdict can help immensely when it comes to paying hospital bills and providing for your family when your injuries make it impossible for you to return to work.
Personal injury law in Washington State covers a wide range of accident and injury cases, and the Khan Injury Law routinely assists clients with many different types of lawsuits. As you consider hiring an attorney to file a claim, it is important to keep in mind that Washington State law (RCW 4.16.080) has a three-year statute of limitations for most kinds of personal injury lawsuits. As such, if you want to file a civil lawsuit, you must do so within three years from the date of the accident in which you were injured. However, the sooner you file your claim, the quicker you may be able to receive the compensation you deserve.
Auto Accident Claims in Sumner
Auto collisions can involve many different types of vehicles and individuals. For example, we frequently assist clients who have been injured in the following types of motor vehicle crashes:
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Bus accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents; and
- Pedestrian accidents.
According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there are nearly 120,000 motor vehicle collisions each year, with as more than 500 fatalities and nearly 50,000 injuries. Nearly 417,000 drivers are cited annually for speeding citations, and nearly 34,000 receive citations for handheld cell phone use or texting while driving. Many accidents and injuries happen every year because of aggressive driving or distracted driving. In such cases, the injured person or their family members may be able to file an injury lawsuit to seek compensation.
Dog Bite Claims in Sumner, Washington
Dog bites and animal attacks can result in severe and sometimes fatal injuries. According to DogsBite.org, approximately 1,000 people require treatment in emergency departments every day because of dog bite injuries, and about 9,500 Americans are hospitalized due to the severity of dog bite injuries.
A large number of severe and deadly dog bite injuries affect children. If you need assistance filing a dog bite claim, a Sumner, Washington injury attorney can help.
Sumner, Washington Product Defect Claims
Many injury lawsuits arise when consumers suffer serious injuries after using dangerous or defective products. Product defects can occur in nearly any type of consumer product, such as:
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications;
- Household products;
- Food products; and
- Children’s toys and clothing.
In general, there are three types of product defect claims you may be able to file:
- Design defect (when there is a defect in the way the product was designed);
- Manufacturing defect (when there is nothing wrong with the design of the product, but a defect occurred during the process of manufacturing it); and
- Marketing defect, or a failure to warn (the product was not marketed in a way that properly alerted consumers about hazards or risks associated with using the product).
Slips and Falls in Sumner, Washington
Slip and fall accidents, as well as other premises liability lawsuits, arise when a property owner fails to take steps to prevent people from sustaining injuries. Examples of slip and fall accident claims might include:
- Slip on a liquid spill at a restaurant or grocery store;
- Trip on torn carpeting at a neighbor’s house or a retail establishment;
- Slip on a wet area from rainwater outside the entrance to a home or business; or
- Slip or trip on a walkway due to inadequate lighting.
Sumner, WA Catastrophic Injury Cases
Our firm routinely helps clients with injury lawsuits related to catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries can occur in many different types of accidents and may include but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions; and
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs).
A Washington injury attorney at our firm can provide you with additional information.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Sumner, Washington
Wrongful death claims are also lawsuits that a personal injury lawyer can assist you in filing. Similar to a personal injury claim, a wrongful death civil suit allows the family members of a deceased person to seek compensation when another party’s negligent or intentionally wrongful act caused the deceased’s fatal injuries.
It is important to know that wrongful death lawsuits have a different statute of limitations than other claims. Under Washington State wrongful death law (RCW 4.20.010), most wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within three years from the date of death (as opposed to from the date of the initial injury).
Contact a Sumner, Washington Personal Injury Attorney As Soon As Possible
Much too often, residents of Sumner, Washington sustain injuries in accidents caused by someone else’s careless or dangerous behavior. If you recently suffered serious injuries that have resulted in medical bills, lost wages, and other costs, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. An aggressive and experienced Sumner, WA injury attorney can begin working on your case today. Contact the Khan Injury Law to learn more about how we assist plaintiffs in Washington State.
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