Personal Injury FAQs
Suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence can create financial strain and cause permanent physical and emotional changes. At the Quick Law Group, PLLC, we represent clients seeking financial compensation for damages through personal injury lawsuits to help ease the financial burden of medical expenses and lost wages.
On our home page, we describe what sets our law firm apart and why you should consider a personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in an accident. To shed additional light on personal injury claims, our team would like to take this time to share answers to common personal injury FAQs that we’re asked at our Bellevue, WA, law firm.
What Should I Do after an Accident?
The first thing those who have been injured in an accident should do is seek medical attention. If injuries don’t require immediate emergency attention, take photos of the scene of the accident and ask any witnesses for their contact information.
It’s important not to admit fault or apologize to others involved in the accident. Apologizing can be interpreted as admitting fault.
It’s also beneficial to contact an attorney as soon as possible to help with insurance negotiations and to prepare a strong case if a lawsuit is filed.
What if an Insurance Adjuster Calls?
Insurance adjusters for someone else involved in the accident may call. It’s important not to speak to them and instead refer them to your attorney.
Insurance adjusters are trying to pay as little as possible for an accident settlement. By speaking with an adjuster, you may inadvertently tell them something they may be able to use to increase your liability and lower their party’s liability and financial obligation.
What if I’m Partially at Fault?
Washington is a comparative fault state. What this means for people in Bellevue is that it’s possible to recover damages even when partially at fault.
The amount of damages available is based on the percentage of fault someone holds.
How Much Will a Personal Injury Case Pay?
The amount each personal injury case pays varies on the severity of injuries, whether the injured party is partially at fault, the extent of damages, insurance coverage, and other factors.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
Those who are injured in an accident may seek financial compensation for a wide range of damages. Damages may be related to something tangible, like medical bills, or something that’s not tangible, like pain and suffering.
Damages that may be available for recovery include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
In order to know whether there are strong grounds for a personal injury case, it’s beneficial to consult a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can review the details of the injury and accident to help determine if filing a personal injury lawsuit is the right course of action.
Schedule a Consultation with Quick Law Group, PLLC
If you have been injured in an accident and would like to learn more about your options for recovering financial compensation for your damages, call our Bellevue law firm at (425) 576-8150 or schedule a consultation online.