Many people who come to us for help with a personal injury claim do so after the first accident they have ever been involved in. Being involved in a crash is scary, especially when it has never happened to you before. If you or a loved one was injured, you may have questions about what your legal rights are and whether you should consider filing a personal injury claim.
At the Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S. in Redmond, we know that this is a difficult time for you. We hope the following information helps answer some of your questions about the claims process.
If you have been injured in an accident and you think you might have a claim, call a lawyer. You cannot call too early, but you can call too late. If you call us before the impact on your health is clear, we will work with you to determine whether pursuing a claim makes sense.
If you recover quickly and don't need to file a claim, we will go our separate ways. If you find out that you do have significant injuries, we will begin taking steps to file a claim on your behalf.
As much as we would like to tell you otherwise, it is important to know that insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Even your own insurance company is more concerned about its bottom line than your well-being. If an insurance company calls you, wait to provide answers or sign off on anything until you have talked to an attorney.
Most drivers in Washington have personal injury protection (PIP) coverage as part of their car insurance policies. PIP provides coverage for medical expenses, some of your lost wages and other costs related to your accident — no matter who caused it. To ensure that your medical bills are sent to your insurance company, it is best to contact it immediately to request an application and necessary forms that your doctor and employer will need to fill out.
If you do not have the right insurance to get the medical care you need, our lawyers will work with you to help you seek treatment. We can work with medical providers to secure liens to ensure that you receive necessary treatment.
Filing a personal injury claim is worth it if you have suffered significant injuries, property damage and other damages that have left you in a financially difficult situation. The claims process will also be easier if it is clear that the other driver caused the crash.
For example, if you were hit by a driver who ran a red light, causing you to break your leg and be out of work for an extended time, you may have a strong personal injury claim.
The best way to know for certain that you have a claim is to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney.
At the Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S., we take personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won't pay us anything unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you. If we are successful, our payment will be a percentage of your recovery.
At our firm, your first consultation is free. To schedule yours, please call us at 425-885-7500 or contact us via email. In your initial consultation, we can assess your situation and help you determine whether you should consider pursuing a personal injury claim.