Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer
Finding an experienced and compassionate attorney as soon as possible in the wake of an accident that has left you injured or without a beloved family member is one of the most important steps you can take. These situations may leave you emotionally devastated and financially destitute if you do not have a legal professional to protect your interests and right to full compensation.
At Ward Smith PLLC, we are ready to go to bat for you. We have the resources and legal experience to properly handle your personal injury claim and hold the responsible party or parties accountable for their conduct. Our law firm handles all types of accident and injury claims for clients throughout the
Seattle area, including those stemming from negligence as well as intentional misconduct.
Practice Areas: Accident and Injury Claims
You can find out more about our key practice areas by browsing through the information on this site. Simply click on any of the links listed below to learn more about a specific topic. If you would like further information, do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our Seattle personal injury attorneys immediately!
Car collisions often end in serious injury or fatality. Most of these accidents result from negligent inattention at the wheel or reckless behaviors while on the road. Even the most cautious drivers cannot escape accidents that are caused by someone else's poor decisions.
Seattle is highly populated with bicyclists who frequent the city's roads. This is a great way to cut down on gas emissions, but it also puts more bike riders at risk of accidents with fellow cyclers and other automobiles on the road. Cars can easily turn without looking, trucks may run them over in their blind spot or other pedestrians may get in the way without being aware of their surroundings.
Having an attorney who knows the laws pertaining to the Jones Act could greatly benefit the outcome of your personal injury case. Laws have been made to protect individuals against the dangers of impaired boat drivers and risky behaviors at sea.
If an accident has left you with an injury serious enough to greatly impact the way you will live the rest of your life, or how you will function for months to come then it may be considered catastrophic. Brain damage and burn injuries are common examples.
Even the most playful and tame pets can act out violently when they feel threatened. Dog bites can seriously injure a person, especially when the victim is a child. Potentially causing catastrophic injuries and in some severe cases, death, it is vital that you get the help of a qualified advocate to seek out restitution for you losses.
Every year, nearly 30% of nursing homes have reported instances of elder abuse while 90% have stated that do not have the adequate staff to properly care for all of their patients. Anything from emotional, physical and sexual abuse can qualify, including forced malnutrition, hitting, not properly cleaning them and other actions. Speak with a lawyer right away if you have noticed signs of abuse.
Insurance Bad Faith
Insurance companies frequently practice actions of bad faith, denying those in need the proper coverage. This is immoral and deserves to be fought by a personal injury attorney who can help you receive the coverage you need to recover from your injury.
Injuries and fatalities that were the result of intentional harm done by another transcend the category of accidents because they were knowingly performed. These types of actions could be hitting, tampering with property, poisoning someone or any other infliction of harm.
Medical personnel are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of their patients. Unfortunately, professionals do not always take their responsibilities seriously enough, resulting in injury and fatality for unsuspecting victims. Receive the legal representation you deserve against this type of negligent behavior by contacting our firm today.
Motorcycle accidents are often deadly because of the lack of shielding and protection that motorcyclists wear when on the road. Helmets, vests, and pads are not enough to protect against the forceful impact of a larger vehicle. When other drivers are at fault for the accident, you have the right to pursue compensation.
Many people quickly jump to the conclusion that reckless or rowdy behaviors were the causes of an accident and personal injury. Inattention or failure to act are also negligent behaviors that can be equally as dangerous, if not more so. This is especially true when it comes to car accidents that come as a result of texting and driving, which may seem harmless on its own, but it actuality it claims hundreds of lives each year.
Pedestrians run the risk of tripping and falling on materials strewn about on the road. They are also at risk of bicyclists and vehicle drivers who may fail to see them in time to prevent an accident. Unfortunately they are much less protected than those inside their cars, leaving them prone to horrible injuries.
Any time that a property owner does not take the responsibility to perform maintenance and keep their property safe for guests, and someone gets injured as a direct results, a premise liability claim can be pursued. Whether this is regarding a slip and fall, dog bite attack or other circumstance, contact our firm to obtain further details.
Any product purchased by a consumer should have undergone thorough safety tests before being put on the shelf. However, defects and malfunctions sometimes occur after a product hits the shelf. Use of these items can cause serious injury and death to those who have purchased the faulty products.
The magnificent size and velocity of trains make accidents involving this mode of transportation catastrophic. When a train accident occurs, hundreds of individuals stand to be harmed.
Settlement vs. Trial
Most personal injury claims can be settled out of court, but some will need to be taken to trial to obtain fair results. Either scenario will require the legal expertise of a personal injury attorney who can represent your needs.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Serious injuries such as broken bones, concussions and the like can result from a slip and fall injury. These accidents are most often the result of someone else's failure to indicate that a particular area might be slippery and/or dangerous to passersby.
The sheer size and weight of trucks can cause great damage in an accident involving this type of vehicle. If a truck driver was distracted or falling asleep at the wheel, it can result in drastic circumstances such as jack-knife accidents and underride collisions.
Fatalities that result from the negligent or reckless behaviors of another could have been avoided, making them cases of wrongful death. Those that are responsible for the loss of a loved one should be held accountable for their actions. Contact a Seattle lawyer that is knowledgeable about these types of cases by contacting Ward Smith, PLLC today.
What is My Claim Worth?
A personal injury attorney can help you determine how much your claim is worth. The overall value of a claim may be dependent upon the circumstances of the incident, the degree of injury and the length of recovery. Taking into account your medical expenses, lost wages and other factors, an injury lawyer can work to obtain the highest compensation possible for you or your loved ones.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer knows exactly what is needed to obtain the compensation that is owed to you after an accident. Not only are the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Ward Smith, PLLC prepared to create a solid defense on your behalf, they truly care about each and every client. For unparalleled devotion and determination to your case, contact our office today.
No Fees Without Results
In addition to reviewing the content on this site, you are more than welcome to call our offices or to contact us online at your earliest convenience for a consultation and review of your case. It's free and confidential and will be a great opportunity for you to get information that applies to your unique case. Nothing compares to reviewing the matter with an educated personal injury attorney who can make an accurate assessment of the situation to help you get started in the right direction. Our firm also handles each claim on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay anything unless we get you results.