Seattle Personal Injury Attorneys

Have you been injured in an accident in Seattle? Was this accident caused by another party’s negligence, and did it end in a serious and costly injury? If so, you should speak to the attorneys at Caffee Law about filing a claim for compensation or a lawsuit for damages.

The Seattle personal injury attorneys of Caffee Law have over a decade of experience helping residents of Washington get compensation for their injuries, and they can use that experience to help you and your family. Call us today at (206) 312-0954 for a free consultation, and let us help you get justice after a debilitating accident.

Put Your Case In The Hands Of An Experienced Seattle Personal Injury Attorney

Why Hire Caffee Law for My Personal Injury Claim?

We’ve been helping Seattle residents get the help they need after an accident for years. We’ve seen all types of personal injury cases, from slip and falls claims involving minor injuries to wrongful death lawsuits. Personal injury law is all we do, and we have the skills and reputation to help you get the restitution you deserve after an accident or devastating injury.

We believe in building a personal connection with our clients by listening to your side of the story and keeping an open line of communication with you at all times. We will keep you informed about the status of your claim throughout the process and be by your side every step of the way to provide guidance and counsel.

We’ve helped thousands of clients get millions of dollars in compensation and awards, and we can help you do the same. Check out our Testimonials page to hear from some of our satisfied clients.

Do I Need an Attorney for My Personal Injury Claim?

Washington state law allows you to file a claim on your own, but there are many reasons why hiring an experienced lawyer to assist you can be helpful. Here are some benefits of hiring a lawyer from Caffee Law.

Get the help you need. A good lawyer can do more than help you write a strong demand letter. We are your advocate and counsel throughout the claims process. We will bring the full weight of our skills and experience to bear on your case, help prevent novice mistakes, and advise you about all available options to pursue compensation.

We handle the insurance companies. Claims are usually handled by the insurance company of the party responsible for your injury, and they have a tried and true playbook for denying claims. They may not outright lie to you, but their methods aren’t fully transparent either. They may try to convince you that hiring an attorney will only delay your settlement, ask why you’d want to split your settlement with a lawyer or explain why a lawyer isn’t necessary for your specific type of injury. They may offer a quick settlement and try to take advantage of the financial strain an accident or injury can cause. These are all tactics designed to protect their bottom line. An experienced attorney can help you see through these underhanded methods and focus on vigorously pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Our reputation works for us. A good reputation is invaluable in injury law. It can mean the difference between a fair settlement and a settlement just large enough to make you think you’re being treated fairly. When you submit a demand letter to the insurance company for compensation on our letterhead, you can be sure that they’ll take notice and pay more attention than they might if you submit a demand letter on your own.

Damages can be hard to understand. Compensation for an injury is calculated according to the losses you suffered as a result of your injury. Some of these losses, such as property damage or lost wages, are easy to understand. Other non-material losses, such as pain and suffering or mental anguish, can be more difficult to quantify. By using our experience and previous case history, an attorney can help determine exactly how much compensation you are owed for all your losses, material or intangible.

We can sue the responsible party. Hiring an attorney gives you options beyond submitting a demand letter and waiting for a settlement. The vast majority of injury cases are settled out of court, but if the insurance company decides your claim is without merit, they can deny payment, leaving you in the lurch when you need help the most. When you hire Caffee Law, we can file a lawsuit for damages if settlement negotiations are not successful. Even the threat of a lawsuit can change the cost-benefit equation for an insurance company. Even if they are successful at defending their client in court, they’ll have to expend large amounts of money and resources to do so, which can end up being more expensive than a fair settlement in the end.

How Do Personal Injury Claims Work?

Personal injury claims are requests for compensation for losses that occurred due to another party’s negligence. They can range from a sprained ankle on a slippery floor to a claim of wrongful death caused by an industrial accident and all types of injuries in between.

The claims process is handled in civil as opposed to criminal court. Unlike criminal cases, where the goal is to convict a party of wrongdoing, the goal of a civil case is obtaining restitution for some physical or emotional injury caused by the negligent party. In some cases, a defendant can be tried in both civil and criminal courts, but these cases are the exception to the rule.

We handle a large variety of possible injury claims, such as:

Common Injuries Suffered in Seattle

You’re able to demand compensation for any injury caused by another party’s negligence. The list of possible injuries is extensive and includes the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Lacerations
  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Dislocations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Amputation
  • Mental trauma
  • Infections
  • Coma
  • Death

To discuss your injuries or your child’s accident with a dedicated attorney, call (206) 312-0954. You can also Contact us online

How Much Does an Attorney in Seattle Cost?

Caffee Law understands that not everyone has the financial means to afford an attorney immediately after a debilitating accident, which is why we work on a contingency-fee basis.

A contingency fee arrangement works like this: you come to us with your accident and injuries. We review your case, and if we think you have a valid claim for compensation, we sign on to represent you and start building your claim.

We then investigate the accident, interview witnesses, gather evidence and documents, and move forward with submitting a demand letter for compensation. We take the lead in negotiating the settlement and keep you informed at all times.

If we reach an agreement with the insurance company, payment is issued, and the process ends. If we do not, we move forward with filing a lawsuit for damages and take your case to court. Throughout this process, you pay nothing. You have no upfront costs. Only if we are successful at obtaining a settlement or verdict in your favor do we take a percentage of the amount awarded. If we are not successful in getting you compensation, you pay nothing.

Injury and Accident Statistics in Seattle

For the years 2013 to 2017:

  • The state of Washington had 7,672 injury-related deaths.
  • The leading cause of injury-related death for individuals ages 25 to 64 was unintentional poisoning.
  • The largest cause of injury-related death for Washington state residents ages five to nine and ages 15 to 24 was motor vehicle accidents.
  • The largest cause of injury-related death for residents ages 65 and over was unintentional falls.

Seattle statistics:

  • There were just over 10,000 police-reported collisions on Seattle streets in 2018.
  • There were a total of 191 fatal or serious injury collisions in 2018.
  • In 2018, there were just over 60 pedestrian injury-related collisions in Seattle, nine of them fatal.
  • There were 24 serious injury collisions on bicycles, with one fatality in 2018.

FAQs

  • Can I get medical treatment if I don’t have health insurance?

    If you have a medical emergency, visit one of Seattle’s emergency rooms or urgent care clinics. They will not deny you care or treatment based on your inability to pay.

  • How long will my case take?

    Claims can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years to resolve fully. The time your case takes depends on the type of accident, the severity of the injury, and the circumstances surrounding the accident.

  • What information should I bring to my free consultation?

    You should bring as much information as possible. Accident reports, medical records, photos of the accident or injury, names and phone numbers of witnesses, or photos of property damage will all be useful in determining if you have a valid claim for compensation.

Call Today for a Free Consultation

If you were injured in an accident in Seattle that wasn’t your fault, don’t wait any longer. Call Caffee Law for a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation, and let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (206) 312-0954 today and start down the road to recovery.