Spokane Accident Attorney
When you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re probably trying to figure out what to do next. We can help. It is a lot to handle on your own. There are so many things to consider and so many details that need your attention. It’s easy for a person to become overwhelmed. Of course, the most immediate and the most critical concern is to get medical treatment for your injury.
Sometimes an injury can be treated quickly. However, more serious injuries may need ongoing treatment and may leave the injured person in a compromised physical state. Medical bills can quickly pile up as can loss of wages. Life can be a struggle while you’re trying to recover and we’re here to help elevate the legal aspects of the recovery and make sure in the end you get the financial recovery you deserve.
What is an Accident Personal Injury Claim?
The fundamental concept behind a personal injury claim is that someone else caused you damage—and you are legally entitled to compensation for what they have done and what you have lost. The most common examples of personal injury claims come from auto accidents, truck accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, or medical or hospital malpractice.
Some claims are simple like a whiplash injury from a minor fender bender car accident, and some very complex like a brain injury from a high-speed multi-car highway accident. In dog bite cases the dog is not negligent, but the owner may be if they knew their dog had previously bitten or might bite someone.
Personal injury claims can arise from many situations. If you think you may have a claim, and you were harmed, you should ask a lawyer to be sure. If you wait too long to pursue a claim you may be barred from bringing a claim. The sooner you seek legal advice, the better.
More Than 20 Years of Experience
Robert C. Hahn is a skilled attorney with decades of experience. Over the course of his career, he has assisted hundreds of injured clients and successfully recovered millions in settlements. You can trust us to look out for your interests and to help you pursue the best possible outcome to your situation.
Real concern, real help, and the consultation is free
How to Prove Negligence
To prevail in court on a claim, you must be able to show that you suffered a loss or injury and the other party owed you a duty. For example in an auto accident case, the duty to drive safely. You have to show that the duty was broken or breached and that failure to meet their duty was the cause of the injury or loss you suffered.
It sounds simple, but it can really get complicated when you involve insurance companies and attorneys who are looking for ways to get out of paying or significantly reducing the value of the claim.
Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
You are not legally required to have a lawyer represent you in an injury claim. You could file all the necessary paperwork yourself, and if the case went to trial, you could even represent yourself. However, it would be difficult. Your chances for recovery would be much less, and it would not be fun. Most people choose one of two routes. They do not pursue their claims because they do not believe in litigation or they hire a lawyer.
As lawyers, we know how difficult it is to have insurance companies fairly pay claims and how complicated taking cases to trial can be. We always recommend getting an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Even if you just go in for a free consultation, it will make you feel more comfortable in the decision you make on whether to pursue your claim.
Watch What You Say
Be careful what you say when filing an insurance claim, even if you’re speaking to your own insurance company. Insurance companies are not on your side and will look for any opportunity to devalue or deny your claim.
The very people who are insuring you and who agree to pay you in the event of an accident are also the people who review your claim to see if you have grounds to recover compensation. If you say the wrong thing it could damage your claim. Get advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer before you have your first conversation with the insurance company. To learn more read our article on the 8 Things You Should Know About Insurance Companies.
Let Us Stand Up to Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
We passionately care about and protect the rights of our clients. We will work with you to stand up to insurance companies and fight for results that are fair, and you deserve.
Negotiating a personal injury claim with an insurance company is a delicate process, and if you make a mistake in that process, it can do irreversible damage to the claim. We take care of our clients. Let us do everything we can to help you get the settlement that you deserve for your injuries. Call (509)921-9500 to schedule an appointment or submit our no free no-obligation consultation form.