Seattle Personal Injury FAQ
If you were recently injured in an accident in Seattle and are thinking about filing a lawsuit, you likely have a lot of questions. Of course, personal injury law is very complex, and most people are not familiar with the involved processes. Luckily, our team at Craig Swapp & Associates is here to offer some assistance. Below, we’ve put together a Seattle personal injury FAQ so you can learn what you need to know.
How soon do I have to file?
Every state has strict regulations regarding how long victims have to take legal action against the liable party involved in their case. This is referred to as a statute of limitations, and failing to adhere to it could get your claim thrown out. In Washington, you have three years from the date of the incident to file your personal injury claim.
Will my case go to trial?
Most parties involved in Seattle personal injury cases are just as eager as you are to be done with the proceedings. As such, most personal injury claims reach a settlement outside of court. However, should you find the other side’s offer unsatisfactory, your attorney will happily take the case to court.
What is my claim worth?
The value of your claim will be determined by the benefits you are eligible to recover and the severity of your damages. Damages often include hardships like medical care compensation, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.
What happens if my claim fails?
Unfortunately, personal injury claims fail all the time—and often without good reason. If this has happened to you, your attorney will go over your initial case to ensure it’s free of any errors. Then, we’ll consider appealing on your behalf to get the compensation you deserve.
Do I have a viable claim?
Typically, you can tell you have a viable Seattle personal injury claim if you can prove how the other party’s actions directly led to your damages. Common examples of viable injury claims involve car accidents, motorcycle crashes, on-the-job incidents, defective products, and more.
Connect with a Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have any questions that weren’t answered in our Seattle personal injury FAQ, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’ll ensure you’re fully educated and ready to start your claim. Give our team at Craig Swapp & Associates a call at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.