CAPITAL INJURY LAW
Lacey Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for the Rights of Injured Clients to Receive Fair Compensation
If you have been injured after being in an accident caused by someone else, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for your injuries. At Capital Injury Law, our team is dedicated to protecting the rights of clients injured as a result of someone else’s negligent actions and aggressively representing them in and out of the courtroom. If you believe you may have a personal injury case or have questions, please contact our Lacey, WA office at 360-209-3360 to discuss your options.
What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
Personal injury attorneys work in tort law and represent victims injured in accidents, usually involving another party’s negligent actions. Personal injury attorneys can handle many aspects of a case on their client’s behalf, from taking insurance adjuster calls to writing up the required documents and compiling evidence to strengthen your case.
At Capital Injury Law, protecting personal injury victims is our focus and passion. We understand that being hurt and unable to work can be an overwhelming situation. That is why we aim to give each client the personalized attention and knowledgeable advice they need to take confident steps towards receiving financial compensation for their damages. Our legal team will conduct an in-depth investigation of your accident, collect evidence such as medical records and data about the scene of the accident, and will then put together a strong case to boost your chances of receiving maximum compensation.
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What Kind of Damages Can a Personal Injury Lawsuit Help Me Recover?
At Capital Injury Law, our goal is to stand up for our clients when they have been injured by someone else’s reckless actions and seek financial compensation that can make up for both economic and non-economic damages. In a personal injury case, clients may be eligible to seek reimbursement for both tangible, financial damages such as medical bills, property damage, and/or loss of income resulting from the injury (such as lost wages due to being unable to work).
Pain, suffering, and emotional distress are considered non-economic damages and can also be included in a personal injury lawsuit. Non-economic damages are meant to compensate accident victims for intangible consequences of the accident – the pain caused by the injury, the trauma and psychological distress caused by the accident and the injury, and the subsequent distress of undergoing medical treatment and (in some cases) being unable to work or enjoy the daily activities the client used to engage in before the accident.
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Should I Accept the Insurance Settlement Offer or Should I Go to Trial?
If you are being pressured into accepting an insurance settlement offer, it is important to understand that insurance companies are mostly interested in protecting their profits, and giving out large lump-sum awards is not their preference. They would rather settle your case as quickly as possible, for the lowest settlement amount they can convince you to accept.
Unfortunately, their initial offers are often low and not enough to cover all your damages. When you work with Capital Injury law, we can handle all insurance calls and negotiations for you. We know their tactics and we know how to get them to pay what you deserve. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to go to trial to secure fair compensation for our clients. We will advise you on whether you should accept the insurance settlement offer or take your case to trial.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is a known medical fact that many injuries do not begin showing symptoms until days, sometimes weeks after the fact. You may still have a case even if you don’t feel injured immediately after the accident. That is why it is best to get examined by a medical doctor shortly after your accident, so you can document the progression of your injury and link any delayed symptoms to your accident. Without medical records showing how your injury progressed in time, it will be harder to prove that your symptoms are a direct consequence of the accident, and not caused by a separate event.
Because the state of Washington follows the pure comparative negligence rule, you may be eligible to receive compensation even if you were partially at fault for your accident. Your total settlement amount will be reduced in proportion to the percentage of blame assigned to you. If you were 30% responsible for the accident, your settlement amount will be reduced by 30%. There is no percentage that bars you from seeking compensation, but working with an attorney to help convince a jury to reduce your percentage of blame may help you get a higher award.
Pain and suffering is a term used to refer to the psychological and physical distress resulting from your accident and injury. Personal injury lawsuits may seek to compensate victims for both economic damages (usually of a financial nature and easily verifiable) and pain and suffering (more subjective but also affects the victim’s quality of life). Medical records and expert witness testimonies are examples of types of evidence that can be used to support a claim seeking pain and suffering compensation.
Call your personal injury attorney before making any decisions. It is common practice for insurance companies to hurry victims into accepting a low settlement offer, but they are not necessarily working in your best interests. There is no legal obligation to accept their initial offer, and by delegating the negotiation process to a skilled personal injury attorney, you can be more confident that you will receive a fair offer in the end -- even if it takes a little longer.
Be very careful with what you tell an insurance adjuster at the scene of the accident or over the phone. They may sound friendly and compassionate, but what they are really trying to do is to get you to say something or admit to something that they can use against you during the claim process. Even something seemingly harmless as apologizing for the accident may later be used as an admission of guilt and give the insurance company the reason they need to reduce your settlement amount. If an insurance adjuster calls you, refer them to your attorney instead.
At Capital Injury Law, we handle a wide variety of personal injury cases. Here are a few examples of cases we can help you with:
- Car accidents
- Defective products
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Wrongful death cases
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability (slip-and-fall)
- Dog bites
If you don’t see your case type listed, don’t worry. Our team can handle most personal injury cases and will be happy to chat with you about your case. Simply reach out at 360-209-3360 to see how we may assist you.
Why Should I Choose Capital Injury Law?
At Capital Injury Law, we believe that each client that comes to us deserves to receive respectful, compassionate treatment while relying on a legal team that will aggressively represent them without backing down from a challenge. What sets us apart is the fact that many of us used to work for insurance companies, which means we have a deep understanding of how they operate, and what we need to do to get you results. When you work with Capital Injury Law, you won’t just be another case number. Our team will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve so you can get back on your feet and move on.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, reach out to our Lacey office at 360-209-3360. We are conveniently located 5 min from Saint Martin’s University and the Lacey Museum, and only 15 min from the Olympia Regional Airport (OLM). We look forward to assisting you!