Every year, thousands of Americans suffer injuries ranging from fractures to brain inures in motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents and other accidents that are the result of another’s negligence. When injuries like these occur, they can have a devastating impact. The injured person has to deal not only with physical wounds that may require long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation, but also the emotional fallout and psychological consequences of the injury, including extreme stress, anguish and depression.
If you suffered injuries as a result of another party’s negligence, you may recover compensation for your damages. However, compensation should cover not just your immediate medical expenses, but also the long-term effects of your injuries. Speak with a personal injury lawyer at the Holland Law Group. We’ll work with you to explore your case and help you every step of the way. Our injury attorneys serve all of Washington State including but not limited to Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Some of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits include the following.
- Auto accidents: these are some of the most common causes of personal injury lawsuits, and include collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and more.
- Trucking accidents: truck accident claims are more complicated because a number of parties may be liable for damages, including the trucking company, truck driver, maintenance and repair companies, and more.
- Wrongful death: survivors of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim to recover damages like lost wages, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of consortium and companionship.
- Aviation accidents: in these cases, a pilot, parts manufacturer, airline company, or other party may be liable.
- Medical malpractice: negligence of doctors, nurses, technicians and other medical personnel can cause serious patient harm, and these parties may be liable for any resultant damages.
- Construction accidents: workers may file for workers’ compensation and some may file a third-party liability claim as well.
- Birth injury: injuries may be the result of delayed Cesarean-sections, failure to monitor maternal health, failure to evaluate and respond to complications related to the delivery.
No matter the cause of your injury, if you were not at fault, you should consider seeking help from a legal professional who is not only familiar with your type of case, but who is committed to your short- and long-term well-being.
Can I file a personal injury lawsuit?
In a personal injury claim, you are eligible to recover compensation for your losses, which may include the following:
- medical expenses.
- lost income.
- lost future potential income as a result of the injury.
- and, pain-and-suffering.
Proving negligence is vital to your personal injury claim. Negligence is said to have occurred when a person who had a duty to act carefully fails to do so, resulting in injuries to another person.
Identifying negligence, however, is complicated. It requires investigation and even reconstruction of the accident, and an analysis of all causes of the injury. Consult an injury lawyer at Holland Law Group to understand whether the other party was negligent in your case, and whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim.
In the state of Washington, persons who are partially at fault in the injury may still recover compensation, even though your comparative fault may reduce the compensation by your degree of fault.
Call a personal injury lawyer at Holland Law Group today!
Injuries can have long-term consequences that you must factor into your claim. The personal injury law firm of Holland Law Group brings to your case extensive legal resources to help you get the compensation you deserve. We’ll handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on getting better. Please contact us online to schedule an appointment with an attorney at our firm today!