FAQ – Injury Lawsuits
Unless you have filed a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit before, you are probably unfamiliar with what to expect from the legal process. Many individuals and families simply allow their insurance agents to handle their claims, while others fail to take action altogether. Our experienced Seattle personal injury attorneys are here to guide you through the process of bringing a successful Washington personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for Washington personal injury claims?
If you were injured by the negligence or wrongful act of another, you have a limited period of time in which to file a personal injury lawsuit. In the state of Washington, you generally have three (3) years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you fail to file within this time frame, your claim will be permanently barred by law.
What is involved in investigating a personal injury claim in Seattle?
While three years may seem like a long time in which to file a lawsuit, it is important to take action promptly to collect evidence, identify and interview witnesses and conduct an investigation in order to prove fault. The earlier you begin working with an attorney, the sooner your attorney can begin to collect and preserve evidence essential to your case. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we conduct a thorough investigation into each client’s case to identify all responsible parties and all potential bases for seeking of recovery.
What is the best way to negotiate with insurance companies?
Insurance companies are in business to make a profit, and to the extent they can minimize payment on claims to maximize their profits, they will do so. Insurance companies have highly experienced adjusters and insurance defense attorneys on their side whose job it is to negotiate for the lowest possible settlement amount in your case. It is important to have an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney on your side to level the playing field and give you the best possible opportunity to recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience handling personal injury claims, and they know how to effectively counter the tactics used by insurance companies to limit injury victims’ compensation. When you hire Dean Standish Perkins & Associates for your Seattle personal injury claim, our attorneys will fight aggressively for the full recovery to which you are entitled.
What should I expect when working with a Seattle personal injury attorney?
When you work with the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we will:
- Gather and evaluate medical information to prove the extent of your injuries and other losses;
- Investigate the accident and gather evidence to prove fault;
- Explain your options and chances for success;
- Prepare your claim and submit it to the insurance companies and other responsible parties; and
- When necessary, file your claim in the appropriate Washington court.
Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer In Seattle, Washington
The Seattle personal injury attorneys at Dean Standish Perkins & Associates have helped thousands of injured people in King County and throughout Washington state recover compensation for their injuries. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation about your case, please contact us today.