Bellingham Personal Injury Lawyer
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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.
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:
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.
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.