Experienced Attorneys for Anacortes Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Claims
Our Anacortes personal injury lawyers bring over 40 years of combined legal experience to representing accident victims and their families in Anacortes, WA. Our firm focuses exclusively on cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful death, and over the years we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. If you have a claim, we can help you protect your rights. We will deal with the insurance companies for you, and we will keep you fully informed throughout your case so that you can make smart decisions about settling or taking your case to trial.
Types of Accident and Injury Cases We Handle
Our experienced injury attorneys handle all types personal injury and wrongful death claims in Anacortes and throughout Northwest Washington. This includes claims involving:
- Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving (Cell Phone) Accidents
- DUI/DWI Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- RV Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Railroad Accidents
- Aircraft Accidents
- Slips and Falls
- Defective Drug Accidents
- Dangerous Product Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Dog Attacks
We also represent victims of other types of accidents resulting in:
- Back and Spine Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Fracture Injuries
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Wrongful Death
In any case, the key is proving that someone else is responsible for your losses. When you hire us for your claim, we will conduct a thorough investigation to identify all of the responsible parties so that we can seek to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
Seven Key Facts for Accident Victims in Anacortes, WA
If you are like most people, seeking compensation after an accident is your first introduction to the civil justice system, and it could even be the first time you have considered hiring a personal injury attorney. While the prospect of filing a claim can initially seem overwhelming, however we will handle the entire process for you, managing all aspects of your claim so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
To help you feel more comfortable with what to expect during your personal injury or wrongful death claim, here are seven key facts to keep in mind:
1. Most (But Not All) Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims Involve Allegations of “Negligence.”
In most cases, securing compensation requires proof that someone else made a mistake (or was “negligent”) in causing your injuries or your loved one’s death. This requires a thorough investigation, and is one of many reasons why it is important to hire a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
2. You Can Recover Compensation Even if You Were Partially At-Fault.
In Washington, accident victims can seek compensation, even if they were partially at-fault in causing their own injuries. If it is determined that you were partially to blame, your compensation award will simply be reduced by your percentage of liability.
3. Most Claims Are Resolved Through Settlements with the Insurance Companies.
The vast majority of personal injury and wrongful death claims settle. Very few cases actually go to trial. Securing a quick, favorable settlement requires both proof of liability (i.e., “negligence”) and a clear understanding of the full extent of your physical, emotional, and financial harm.
4. It is Your Decision Whether to Settle or Go to Trial.
You get to decide whether to accept the insurance company’s offer or reject it and seek additional compensation at trial. Our job is to secure the highest offer possible and help you make an informed decision about whether it is sufficient to cover your losses.
5. There Are Important Steps You Should Try to Take to Protect Your Rights.
As an accident victim, there are steps that you can take to help preserve your claim for maximum compensation. These include things like taking photos, seeking medical attention promptly and following your doctor’s advice. When you contact us about your accident in Anacortes, we will walk you through the steps you need to take (and mistakes you need to avoid) to protect your rights.
6. Most Accident Victims Do Not Realize the Extent of Their Losses.
Most accident victims settle before they understand the full extent of their injuries and losses. This can be a huge mistake, as future medical expenses and ongoing pain and suffering are often two of the biggest components of victims’ claims for compensation. We can help you avoid settling too soon.
7. It Costs You Nothing to Learn About Your Rights.
At our law firm, it costs you nothing to learn about your legal rights. To find out if you have a claim, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
What Should I Do If I’m Attacked by a Dog?
Most people love dogs, and they are usually perfectly lovely pets. But sometimes they can attack and bite, causing serious and significant injuries. Even dogs that are usually nice can sometimes get scared or possessive and attack someone. But some dog owners have aggressive dog breeds and don’t keep them under control, either behind a fence or on a leash. Dog attacks happen all the time in and around Anacortes. The CDC has found that there are approximately 4.5 million dog attacks each year in the United States.
Dog attacks can cause serious injuries that can require months or even years of treatment. Some dog bite injuries are permanent. A dog attack victim can suffer from significant scarring, broken bones, and mental trauma.
Under Washington’s dog law, a dog owner is responsible for any injuries their dog causes, even if the dog never bit anyone before. As long as the victim didn’t provoke the dog and was not trespassing on private land, then the dog owner is responsible. Locally, Anacortes has very specific laws regarding dogs that have bitten someone. Anacortes Municipal Code Section 6.04.150 requires that any dog bite has to be reported to the animal control officer. The ordinance requires owners of dogs who have bitten someone to immediately place their dog in quarantine at a veterinary hospital for at least 10 days for rabies monitoring. A violation of this code will be considered a misdemeanor.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a dog attack, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The best way to get the full and fair compensation you deserve is to contact the Anacortes dog bite lawyers. Don’t hesitate to contact your Anacortes dog bite attorneys because there is a three-year time limit on filing a claim. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, contact us immediately so that we can review your claim and answer all your questions.
Schedule Your Anacortes, WA Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Consultation Today
After an accident, it is important to hire experienced legal representation to protect you against the insurance companies. We are proud of our extensive track record, and we are committed to helping new clients win the compensation they deserve. If you would like to speak with an accident and injury attorney about your claim in Anacortes, WA, please call (800) 925-1875 or request a consultation online today.