I always say, “Talk to my people.” My owners are great people and quality lawyers. And over time, I’ve noticed it’s best to discuss the details of your individual case with a skilled attorney to fully answer this question. That said, normally you need to show that your injury was caused by the negligence of another.
Negligence is a legal term referring to the standard of care that is owed to other people. Basically it’s not doing what you should do.
We can’t tell you how much your case is worth before we know details. Besides, there is no firm rule to determine what your case is worth. We will work directly with you to determine what damages you have suffered and what is realistic based upon our considerable experience handling claims and the injuries you have suffered.
It is best to contact an attorney as soon as you have been involved in an accident or been injured by another. Why? The law prohibits claims after a certain period of time. Plus, there is literally no time like the present to obtain accurate witness statements and investigation — tasks you will perform much better with the help of a personal injury attorney. Tacoma residents just like you are living with pain and have no chance to seek recompense because they waited too long to do something.
All states have “statute of limitations or a time period in which you can legally bring a claim. In Washington, it is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, in some circumstances it may be sooner, especially if the defendant is a federal agency or tribal entity.
Your settlement may take a while but that’s probably a good thing. It is important to not settle the claim too quickly, because the full extent of your injury won’t be known right away. Our attorneys at the Helland Law Group can help you determine the time period for settling your claim. Generally speaking, our office likes to strike a nice balance between giving you enough time to heal and making sure we settle before the statute of limitations runs out (the legal time period where your claim is allowed).
Relax. At Helland Law Group, my owners handle most personal injury claims on a contingent fee basis. This means that all fees are deducted from any proceeds that you may receive at the end of your case.
If you have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) it may cover all or part of your medical bills associated with your accident; however, this varies with each individual policy and accident. If PIP covers some or all of your medical bills, you may be required to reimburse the provider at the conclusion of your claim. However, we are often able to negotiate the amount of the reimbursement owed to PIP or the medical provider. If PIP does not cover the accident, your own healthcare insurance may pay the bills. If you do not have any form of PIP coverage, or health insurance, you may be solely liable to pay all your own medical expenses.