Personal Injury Attorneys in West Olympia
Being in an accident is a scary and frustrating experience. Recovery takes time and money, both of which most injured victims don’t have much of. While at-fault parties or their insurance companies are supposed to cover the damages, the truth is they often avoid doing so by mischaracterizing the accident and interpreting their policies in a way that suits them.
Decades of Experience Fighting for Your Fair Outcome
At the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, our West Olympia personal injury attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and insight to fight for you and help you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
Get started on your free consultation today by calling (360) 712-0751 or contacting our firm online.
Cases We Handle
When you are injured due to someone else’s irresponsible behavior, the first people you hear from are usually insurance adjusters looking to offer you what they say is a generous settlement. Of course, these amounts are usually the smallest they can legally get away with. Our injury attorneys are familiar with the tactics these companies use. We can help you build a strong case for your interests.
Washington’s Pure Comparative Negligence Rule
After being in a serious accident, you need to determine who caused it, as well as how much each party contributed to that cause. A person’s “blame” for an accident is their liability in legal terms. To determine liability, Washington uses a pure comparative negligence rule that allows all parties to sue other parties for compensation, no matter how liable they are.
Determining a fair and correct amount of liability after an accident is still important, though, because the compensation you can reasonably collect is reduced the higher your liability goes up. The goal should be to reduce your liability down to 0%, meaning you can collect 100% of what is owed to you. For example, if you are found to be 20% liable for your accident and injuries, then you can collect up to 80% of the total compensation amount.
We can use various types of evidence to prove you were not liable for your accident, such as:
- Eyewitness statements
- Photographs from the accident scene
- Medical records
- Police and EMT reports
Testimonials From Google and Facebook
Extremely helpful and understanding. They fought hard for my case and I'd recommend them to anyone that needs a good lawyer. If I ever need a lawyer again, I know who to call.
read more Google testimonials...
Such wonderful and helpful people! Deana was the best, so kind, helpful and didn't seem to get bothers by a million messages or phone calls! If I needed to I would use them again for sure!
read more Facebook testimonials...
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in West Olympia
Serving Clients in Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Brier, Mill Creek, Everett, Cathcart, Monroe, Snohomish, Sultan, Granite Falls, Marysville, Arlington, Stanwood, Camano Island, Conway, Mount Vernon, Sedro Woolley, Bow, Edison, La Conner, Tacoma, Olympia, Lakewood, West Olympia, Puyallup & Federal Way