Kennewick Personal Injury Attorney
Some of the common types of personal injury claims in the Tri Cities area are traffic or auto accidents, accidents at work, trip or fall accidents, assault claims, and accidents on another’s land or in a home, product defects, and medical malpractice.
If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. In Washington State getting compensated can be complex and controversial. In the Tri Cities, Personal Injury Attorneys often represent clients on a "contingency basis," in which the attorney's fee is a percentage of the plaintiff's eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved. Oftentimes, having an attorney becomes essential because cases become extremely complex, such as in medical malpractice cases.
Kennewick Personal Injury Time limitations
In Washington, where an individual is bringing a claim for compensation, court proceedings must be commenced within 3 years of the date of the accident, after which the claimant will lose the right to bring his or her claim. However, many states have a shorter period and if the accident happened out of state it is likely that you only have two years to bring a claim.
Kennewick Personal Injury Payment Options
No win no fee is the term used to describe the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) between a law firm and their client. In a Personal Injury claim, this is an agreement between the client and their lawyer, which will enable the lawyer to take on a personal injury case on the understanding that if they lose the case, the client will not have to pay their lawyer’s costs.
Sometimes, however the case is much easier and will not require going to trial and the high contingency fee is less appealing for what seems like a guaranteed settlement. In these cases having a lawyer on your side is still almost always worth the cost because of the lawyer’s ability to negotiate, and the possibility of a lawsuit if the offer isn’t high enough. For this reason we do not require all personal injury clients to pay based on a contingency. Hourly rates may be much lower than the contingency percentage for the average settlement, paying hourly could potentially save you thousands of dollars.
Anderson Law provides many Personal Injury Law services including,