Lakewood Personal Injury Lawyers
Fighting to Help Our Clients Recover Damages Since 1991
When someone else’s carelessness or irresponsibility results in serious injury, the victim is entitled to compensation. While it is the responsibility of the negligent party or their insurer to cover the costs of healthcare, property damage, lost wages, and other losses, victims are all too often left paying for everything on their own, with no assistance from the at-fault party. At the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, our Lakewood personal injury lawyers have the experience and tenacity to fight for your interests and help you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
Building a Strong Case
Fighting an insurance company for fair compensation takes planning and knowledge. Without the right legal team on your side, you could spend months or years in court before obtaining the money you need to return to health. During your free case review, we will discuss the details of your case to help you make the right choices for your future.
Call our firm if you were involved with personal injury matters such as:
- Auto accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Bicycle accidents
- Insurance bad faith
- Premises liability
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Nursing home abuse
- Truck accidents
Your fair compensation is our highest priority. We know what it takes to help you prove the fault of the other party involved in your accident, and we are confident in our ability to help you obtain a favorable settlement, no matter how hard the insurance company fights against you.
Damages – What Can You Pursue in Your Claim?
The financial impact of a serious accident can sometimes feel worse than the actual physical harm done. After you are released from the hospital and reach your maximum medical improvement, you could still be followed by heavy medical debt. A personal injury claim’s primary purpose is to secure financial compensation for you, the claimant or plaintiff if the case goes to court.
What financial damages can you demand in your personal injury claim?
- Medical treatment costs: Even with good healthcare coverage, the cost of medical care after a serious accident can threaten your total finances. Our attorneys can fight on your behalf to get all of your medical bills covered, such as emergency medical treatment, surgeries, and hospitalization costs.
- Future rehabilitation costs: It might be necessary for you to undergo rehabilitative therapies for months or years after your hospital stay ends. Who will pay for all of those future therapies? It should not be you if someone else caused your accident.
- Property repair or replacement bills: The cost of replacing your damaged property can be steep, such as repairing your car after being hit by a commercial truck. If your vehicle is totaled, we can calculate its true value before the accident and demand that amount in compensation.
- Lost wages or income: While you are trying to recuperate from your injuries, continuing to go to work and complete job tasks might be an impossibility, meaning you will not be getting paid regular wages the entire time. Your damages can include the difference between your regular pay and income received while debilitated.
- Pain and suffering: Non-economic damages are allowed in personal injury claims filed in Washington. The two most common forms of non-economic damage are pain and suffering, which seeks compensation for the misery someone else has put you through.
Take Legal Action Before Too Much Time Passes
Washington has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. If you do not file your claim within three years after your accident or injury, then the defendant can ask the court to dismiss your claim the moment it is filed. Basically, you will not have a claim at all, even if you come prepared with ample evidence of liability and damages.