If you or a loved one are the millions of victims of a vehicle-related injury, you might be wondering about how you are going to pay for your medical bills. You might be asking yourself questions like, “What are the steps in a personal injury lawsuit?” This article will help you understand each step in the process of a personal injury claim and litigation process so that you can obtain compensation that you deserve for your injuries!
Every state in the US has its own statute of limitations for a variety of laws. This is essentially a deadline for filing a claim, in this case, a personal injury claim. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington state is three years. However, a statute of limitation is not the only deadline you will have to meet so the sooner you file your claim, the better.
Yes, you can switch attorneys during the personal injury claim process. If you feel your current attorney is not meeting your needs, consult with another attorney to ensure you have the best representation for your case. At Helland Law Group we will fight for your right to receive the maximum compensation to cover the costs incurred from your injuries! If you feel your needs are not being met by your current attorney fill out a consultation form or give us a call at 253-572-2684.
The personal injury lawsuit timeline is highly variable. Typically, these cases take several months to a few years to resolve. The duration depends on various factors, including the complexity of the case negotiations, and whether it goes to trial. If there is a high degree of certainty as to the long term impacts of the injury, especially if it is a minor injury, the case can be settled quickly. On the other end of the spectrum, severe injuries with ongoing, intensive treatment and a lower degree of certainty as to the long term impacts often lead to cases that could take months or years to settle.
Yes, you can file a personal injury claim even if you were partially at fault for the accident. It's important to consult with an attorney to understand your rights and the potential impact on your case.
In a personal injury claim, you can receive compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and vehicle property damage. A skilled attorney can help you maximize your compensation.