1. Do I have a case?
Every case is different – it is best you seek advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
You may have a personal injury case if you have sought or need to seek medical treatment for injuries sustained as a result of another person’s actions. You may not know or feel the extent of your injuries immediately after the accident because such injuries and their resulting symptoms may take a while to manifest themselves. In order to determine whether you have a personal injury claim, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
You may have an employment discrimination case if you have been discriminated against on the basis of your sex/gender, age, race, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or sexual orientation. Not every dispute at work may be considered unlawful or discriminatory, but various state and federal laws protect an employee from retaliation, termination, or other unlawful practices. In order to determine whether you have an employment discrimination claim, you should speak with an experienced employment discrimination attorney.
2. How much will my case cost?
Personal injury and employment attorneys are hired on a contingency fee basis. This means that attorneys are not paid until you receive a settlement. Generally, our office handles cases on a 1/3 — 40% contingency fee basis. That means we are awarded 1/3 of the total amount you receive for cases settled before a lawsuit, and 40% of the total amount recovered after filing a lawsuit. There are certain cases where we may take a higher percentage in fees due to the risks and work involved.
3. How will I be compensated?
You will be financially compensated for the damages you have incurred due to your injuries, which were caused by the negligence of another party. Damages that may be compensable include:
-Past and future medical expenses
-Past and future lost wages
-Pain and suffering
4. Is it too late for me to have a claim?
Each claim has a deadline before which a lawsuit must be filed. These are called statutes of limitations and are generally three years from the date of injury in Washington. It is best to contact an injury attorney as soon as possible after your injury in order to work on settling your claim well before the statute of limitations deadline. Contact us today if you have more questions about your claim.