Spokane Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured and aren’t sure how to get compensation from the at-fault party, let a Spokane accident lawyer provide you with the legal experience to bring your claim to a successful conclusion.
It’s unfortunate, but getting injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence often leads to insurance and legal hassles that are nearly as stressful as the accident itself was. The way it should work is that you automatically receive the full compensation you are owed from the at-fault party or their insurer. Sadly, things rarely work out this way.
In most cases, the insurer or an opposing attorney will attempt to blame you for causing the accident, because successfully pinning the blame onto you will decrease the amount they have to pay you in compensation—possibly relieving them of financial liability entirely. Even when they don’t pull this tactic, they’ll likely lowball your settlement offer by failing to account for all your damages and future needs.
You can avoid all of this by working with a Spokane accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. We can help you build your case, prove negligence, and fully value your injury claim—no matter what type of accident you were hurt in.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Traffic accidents are easily the most common cause of personal injury claims. While crashes between two passenger cars are the most common, they are anything but straightforward. Things only get more complicated if other types of vehicles are involved:
- Semi-Trucks – Fault is often complicated in commercial trucking accidents, as the trucker, trucking company, cargo owner, and maintenance company could all bear some portion of the blame.
- Motorcycles – If you are an injured motorcyclist, you can expect the insurer or opposing attorneys to try and use reckless-biker stereotypes against you.
- Buses – Many buses are owned by government entities, meaning that special restrictions and shortened timelines could apply to your case. If it was a commercial bus, then the same difficulties present in trucking accidents could also apply.
Product Liability Claims
Sometimes injuries result from simply using a defective product as it was originally intended to be used. Product liability claims often have to be filed against large corporations, but your Spokane accident lawyer will be able to help you build a compelling case that demonstrates where in the production-retail process the defect occurred at, how the defect caused your injury, and why you deserve to be compensated.
Construction and Workplace Accidents
Whether you suffered an injury while working in the office or while performing a dangerous job at a construction site, you might have better options than just workers compensation. Workers comp is an excellent stop-gap, but it only covers your medical bills and a percentage of your lost income.
If a third party, malice, or willful negligence were involved in causing your workplace injury, you might have the right to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury claim. This also applies if your employer failed to carry workers comp insurance. Your Spokane accident lawyer can help you determine if your case meets the necessary criteria.
Premises Liability Incidents
Sometimes accidents happen because property owners and managers fail to maintain their grounds up to safe standards. Whether you were hurt in a trip-and-fall in a building, attacked by a dog that should have been confined, or burned in a house fire caused by faulty wiring, you might have the right to sue for compensation.
A Spokane accident lawyer from our firm can determine whether the property owner did know or should have known about the hazard present and failed to attend to it.
Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse
If a healthcare provider’s negligence has left you injured in some way, you can hold them accountable. This applies to any provider required to obtain a professional license, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, hospitals, anesthesiologists, dentists, and even chiropractors.
These cases often require expert testimony from another medical practitioner, and our firm will be able to secure the expert witnesses that your case requires.
Compensation for an Accident Injury
Once fault has been proven in your case, we’ll next need to evaluate what a fair amount of compensation for your claim will be. Performing this step accurately and thoroughly is critical for ensuring that you don’t accept an inadequate settlement offer that leaves you paying out of pocket for losses you weren’t responsible for causing.
These are just a few examples of financial and non-economic damages that might be present in your case:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost income and earning ability
- Transportation costs
- Home renovations made necessary by a disability
- Property or vehicle damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Lost enjoyment of life
Connect with a Spokane Injury Lawyer
Craig Swapp & Associates has the in-depth knowledge of personal injury law and practical experience that your case requires. We can collect the evidence necessary to prove your case and fight for the full compensation you deserve.
To get started with your injury claim, schedule a free consultation with a Spokane accident lawyer. Just give our office a call at 1-800-404-9000 or contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.