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TUKWILA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Located in King County, Washington, Tukwila borders the city of Seattle and is a center of commerce. While Tukwila is an ideal place to work and a wonderful place to live and raise a family, it – just like everywhere else in the nation – is also a place where accidents and injuries occur. If you have been harmed in an accident in Tukwila, the Seattle personal injury lawyers at Khan Law Firm want to make sure you have the best chances possible of recovering every penny you deserve.

Types of Personal Injuries

Injuries and accidents usually happen because another person or entity fails to exercise the proper duty of care that a situation warrants – this is known as negligence. Negligence may be demonstrated in myriad situations, including when a driver operates their vehicle while intoxicated, when a pharmaceutical company manufactures a dangerous prescription drug, or when a property owner fails to keep their property in a safe condition. Injuries can happen anywhere and to anyone; employees in the workplace, average consumers, business visitors, medical patients, drivers, pedestrians, adults, and children can all be the victim of another person’s negligence.

Types of injuries that a person involved in a negligence-caused accident may incur include:

  • Broken bones;
  • Lacerations;
  • Bruises;
  • Spinal cord injury;
  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Internal injuries;
  • External injuries;
  • Soft tissue injuries; and
  • Amputation injuries.

In many cases, a person sustains psychological injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to their physical injuries. Many of these injuries are not only debilitating and painful, but also permanent.

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Other Practice Areas

CAR ACCIDENTS

BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

BRAIN INJURIES

BUS ACCIDENTS

TRUCK ACCIDENTS

DRUNK DRIVING INJURIES

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

DOG BITES

WRONGFUL DEATH

Our Personal Injury Practice Areas

We represent personal injury victims who have been harmed in a number of different accident types. Our experienced team of legal professionals is well-versed in the specifics of each of the following personal injury practice areas:

  • Car accidents;
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Drunk driving accidents;
  • Truck accidents;
  • Bus accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Dog bites; and
  • Wrongful death.
  • Brain Injuries;

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The Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

There are four elements of a personal injury claim, regardless of the type of injury or type of accident in which a person has been involved. The attorneys at the Khan Law Firm will help you to gather the evidence necessary to prove each of these elements and recover the compensation that you deserve.

  • Duty. The first element of a personal injury claim is proving the existence of a duty of care between the defendant and the victim. In some cases, the duty of care is implied. For example, all drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles carefully and within the parameters of the law. Other times, duty must be established. For example, if a person was harmed on another’s property, the victim must prove that the property owner owed them a duty of care based on the type of visitor they were (for example, the duty of care to a trespasser is much less than it is to an invitee).
  • Negligence. The second element in a personal injury claim is proving that a breach of duty occurred, otherwise known as the occurrence of an act of negligence (remember, negligence is the failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care demanded by the situation). Negligence is not necessarily a breach of the law. For example, a driver could be driving the speed limit at the time of a crash, but be negligent nonetheless because they were not driving at a reasonable speed for conditions, as it was pouring rain out and the driver should have slowed their speed.
  • Causation. The third element, which is incredibly important, is proving that the breach of duty of care was the direct cause of the accident (and the victim’s injuries). Given the above example, it is not just enough to prove that the driver was traveling at an unsafe speed for conditions; the victim must further prove that the car accident would not have occurred but for the driver traveling at an unsafe speed for conditions. if the defendant can prove that the victim’s injuries would have occurred regardless of the defendant’s actions, the personal injury claim will be unsuccessful.
  • Damages. Fourth, a victim must prove that they suffered actual damages. In other words, while it can be proven that traveling at an unsafe speed caused the car accident, can it be proven that the car accident caused any physical, monetary, or emotional damages? Experts may be called to testify on your behalf to substantiate the value of property damage, the extent of your physical injuries, and whether or not you have suffered any noneconomic losses, like pain, suffering, or loss of enjoyment of life.

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What to Do After a Personal Injury Occurs

After you have been injured, you need to take action quickly – you only have three years (RCW 4.16.080) to file a claim. Depending upon the type of accident, report the accident to the police immediately. From there, seek medical care for your injuries, and document all care received. Then, contact an experienced Tukwila personal injury lawyer.

How an Attorney Can Help You Recover Damages

Your Tukwila personal injury attorney will serve as an essential resource throughout the claims process. Your attorney will:

  • Gather evidence on your behalf;
  • Organize your medical bills and data;
  • Prove fault and negligence;
  • Meet with expert witnesses;
  • Assess the value of your damages;
  • Negotiate with an insurance adjuster; and
  • Fight for you in court.

At the Khan Law Firm, we know that picking up the phone to contact a lawyer after an accident is often easier said than done. We want to make the process as stress-free and straightforward as possible for you, which is why your initial case review is no-strings-attached and completely free. If you decide to work with us, we will not charge you until your case is successful and you have the amount of money you deserve in your pocket.

Improving your future is difficult, but starts with a call to our experienced Tukwila personal injury law firm.