Dealing with an injury from an accident that someone else caused? You can get help recovering fair compensation by calling a Bellingham injury lawyer.

It’s a frustrating situation, but sometimes, things happen beyond our control. But your accident might not have been so random. Instead, your accident might have never happened if another person had taken the proper precautions to protect your safety.

When someone else acts negligently and you’re hurt because of it, call a Bellingham personal injury lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates. You’ll need help determining the value of your case and how to fight for what you’re owed. That’s not easy to do alone—especially when you’re injured.

If you’re considering filing an injury claim, a lawyer can ease the stress of your case so you can focus on your recovery.

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

First, your personal injury lawyer in Bellingham will determine the type of claim you have. Every claim type has unique laws and should be handled as such. Knowing the details will help your attorney respond to the unique issues of your case.

Below are a few of the claim types we commonly handle:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Reckless drivers often don’t consider the damage a vehicle can do, and now you’re paying for their recklessness. If you’ve been injured in a car crash, motorcycle wreck, or truck collision, you may be eligible for compensation.  
  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents – Property owners are responsible for accidents on their property that could have been prevented. If you slipped and fell because the owner didn’t warn you of a hazard, the property owner may be responsible for your damages.  
  • Defective Products – Whether an appliance caught fire or a prescription drug left you sicker than ever, you deserve compensation for your injuries. A manufacturer might have been negligent in the testing, labeling, or creation of the item, and you could be compensated for these mistakes.

Laws to Be Aware Of

While your personal injury attorney in Bellingham will need to cover the specific details of your case, we may also review some general laws that will affect your claim. While this doesn’t cover every law you’ll need to know, most cases will be affected by the state laws described below. Knowing these laws now will help you protect your case in the future.

First, keep in mind that your time to file will be limited. Washington residents have only three years to act on a personal injury claim. If you don’t file in time, you could be barred from recovering any compensation.

You’ll also need to remember that your portion of responsibility for the accident will matter. Washington recognizes “comparative negligence,” and while fault doesn’t bar you from recovery, it will reduce your compensation proportionally. For example, if you’re 10 percent at fault for your injuries, you’ll only recover 90 percent of the compensation you’re awarded.

Consult a a Bellingham Personal Injury Attorney

Fighting for fair compensation for your injuries isn’t easy, and when you’re trying to make major decisions for your case alone and while you’re recovering, it can be exhausting. Fortunately, a little help from Craig Swapp & Associates can go a long way.

If you’ve suffered a serious injury because of someone else, give a Bellingham personal injury lawyer a call. Take advantage of our free consultations by calling 1-800-404-9000 or completing the online contact form below.