Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

The physical, emotional and financial effects of an injury or death of a loved one can have a devastating impact on your life and the lives of those that care about you.

One of the most important things that you can do for yourself and your family following a significant injury or wrongful death is to contact an experienced, dependable lawyer who will provide you with essential guidance on how to proceed so that you can move forward with the knowledge and resources you need to make your life whole again.

With all personal injury and wrongful death cases, time is of the essence. In Washington State, there is a finite amount of time that a victim or their surviving family has to bring a personal injury or wrongful death claim before a court. Additionally, it is often favorable to begin the  documentation of events and losses as soon as possible, while records are still easily accessible and memories are fresh.

 

Personal Injury

 

While most personal injury cases (also referred to as torts law) are related to car accidents, you may be entitled to receive damages in the form of financial compensation for a wide range of unfortunate situations. Examples of personal injury cases include:

  • car accidents
  • bicycle accidents
  • pedestrian accidents
  • slipping and falling in a public or private place
  • becoming sick or injured through the use or consumption of a product
  • negligence
  • dog attacks
  • construction accidents
  • medical malpractice
  • nursing home abuse
  • situations that have impacted your civil rights

Personal injury cases can be complex and often involve a technical understanding of the severity of injury, degree of fault, availability of insurance coverage, and other sources of compensation for your loss. A good personal injury attorney will help you know when a settlement offer is fair, and when it makes sense to proceed with a lawsuit.

Fortunately, many claims can be resolved without filing a lawsuit. If an agreement cannot be reached out of court, however, litigation may be necessary to ensure that you are justly compensated for your loss.

Paul L. Schneiderman has represented clients in diverse, complex personal injury matters, including settlement negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, and trials. He understands the type of legal and personal assistance that truly matters when you are injured. He will vigorously work to help you obtain the maximum appropriate value for your undue suffering and loss.

If you or someone you care about has been severely injured, please contact Paul L. Schneiderman today by calling 1-800-569-8226 to receive your free personal injury report.

 

Wrongful Death

 

When a loved one passes away due to the negligence of another party, the results are devastating. In addition to suffering the loss of companionship, love, emotional support, and guidance, surviving family members may also face the loss of financial support while incurring significant and unexpected expenses, such as funeral or cremation costs.

Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to take advantage of a grieving family’s stress and distraction, pressuring them into rushing through the documentation process and then offering unfairly low settlements that will not provide the survivors with the resources that they need and deserve to move forward.

During this time of loss and vulnerability, it is important to have an attorney who knows how to handle wrongful death claims, and can safeguard your legal rights and protect you from insurance companies that may try to take advantage.

Survivors of wrongful death may have the right to receive damages for loss of emotional and financial support, funeral or cremation expenses, and other associated costs. If the deceased experienced pain and suffering before their death or incurred medical expenses, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for those as well.

If your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death, please contact Attorney Paul L. Schneiderman today by calling 1-800-569-8226.