Have You Been Injured in a Bellingham Accident?
No responsible person has ever left their house with the intention or desire of getting into an injury-inducing accident. Unfortunately for Washingtoninans, we know just how many irresponsible people there are on the roads and everywhere else. Accidents happen every day, and so it is important for accident victims to retain quality legal help. That is why Van Law Firm is relentless in our pursuit to hold guilty parties accountable and recover maximum compensation for our clients. Call (360) 200-0000 the next time you find yourself in need of a little help.
We work hard to stay on the cutting edge of the legal industry, and so our list of practice areas and specialties is continuously expanding. That being said, we are always pursuing the following claims:
- Auto collisions
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
- Slip and falls
- Wrongful death cases
- Nursing home abuse
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability claims
- Bad faith insurance claims
- Workers’ compensation
- Trucking collisions
- Product liability claims
We’ve settled enough cases to know that accidents can affect anyone at any time. As such, we are committed to all accident victims regardless of race, age, or gender. Client service is the crux of our firm, and that applies to all clients. We can even make arrangements or accommodations if need be. If you don’t believe us, simply read through any one of our 500+ 5-star reviews to see our level of professionalism for yourself.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Bellingham, call (725) 900-9000
What are the Various Forms of Compensation Available to Injured Washingtonians?
The main purpose of any personal injury claim is to recover enough compensation to cover the whole of your damages. This is a deceptively simple task and one that requires the help of a licensed attorney. They will gather the evidence and experts needed to prove your case, but there are some factors that are beyond their control, such as the overall severity of your injuries. The more injured you are, the more you will receive (for the most part).
Legally speaking, damages are usually categorized as either punitive or compensatory. A majority of plaintiffs need not worry about punitive damages, as they are very rare and very steep fines that are awarded at the court’s discretion. Only the worst 5 percent of accident cases will involve punitive damages.
Conversely, compensatory damages are the main forms of compensation that are discussed in every case. In general, people are more familiar with these types of damages, including:
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages, damage to future earnings
- Loss of enjoyment
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
As a general rule, a client’s damages will depend on the strength of the evidence and the skill of the attorney. Damages that are easily tallied, such as medical bills and property damages, are much easier to obtain than non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. However, as anyone who has ever been through an accident will tell you, those injuries still exist even if you can’t see them, and a good attorney will be able to argue them successfully.
Let us evaluate your situation and determine the best path to take to help you achieve your goals. Give our injury attorneys a call today at (360) 200-0000.
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Consider Your Own Level of Fault Before Filing a Claim
Simply retaining an attorney to handle your case is only the first step–you have to be 100 percent honest and transparent with them as well. After all, they can only work with what you give them, and by answering their questions truthfully you will help them formulate a plan of action. One of the most important questions they will likely ask is whether or not you were partly at fault. The reason they will ask you this is because of a set of laws known as comparative fault.
Basically, comparative fault asserts that every party involved in proceedings may be assigned a portion of the fault. This is done on a percentage scale that totals 100 in the end. Furthermore, any percentage of fault that is assigned to you is also deducted from your end settlement (i.e 10 percent fault, 10 percent reduction). Any party with over 50 percent of the fault cannot receive any compensation, regardless of injury. So, even if you were partly at fault, you may still collect compensation in the end.
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Take the First Step By Calling Van Law Firm Today
You can’t get the compensation you need for your injuries without taking the first step and calling Van Law Firm. As the best personal injury law firm in Bellingham, we’ve helped hundreds of accident victims get their life back on track, and we’re just scratching the surface of the impact we still want to make in the communities we serve. If you’d like to help us achieve our goals, call (360) 200-0000 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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My experience with this firm was great. I worked with Yesenia who kept me updated every step of the way and answered questions I had and they was a lot. Helped make sure my daughter was included as well.Mary Turner
This was the best law firm experience I have ever had in my life and I have had several. Van Law Firm is the best in Vegas and the only law firm I will ever use.Jackin Ralph
I want to thank Van Law Firm for the hard work and dedication they put into my case. My case manager Norma was great and explained everything in detail and answered any questions I had.Darla Storm