Accidents happen in Washington State. It’s doubtful you leave your Bremerton home or office thinking about getting involved in an accident, so it’s hard to imagine what you would do in that situation. One of the first things you should do is get a free consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Bremerton, Washington. The next few paragraphs will briefly discuss what kinds of accidents fall under personal injury.
The most commonly known type of accident where a lawyer is used as a representative, is the kind that happen on the roadways. Auto accidents can happen on short trips to the local grocery store just as they can on the interstate. Automobile accidents encompass personal cars or trucks, commercial and semi-trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Automobile accidents fall under the scope of personal injury (tort) law, but they are not the only type of personal injury accident. Other accidents that fall under the category of personal injury include dog bites, premises liabilities, slip-and-falls, wrongful death, and injuries incurred from a defective product.
Negligence is the most common element among personal injury accidents and the premise upon which lawsuits are filed. It is crucial to have a lawyer to do the research in order to find the negligent party or parties. Injuries that occur in these accidents can be minor, moderate, severe, or result in an individual’s untimely death. Any time injuries create medical bills, loss of income, and/or property damage insurance companies will be trying to make a quick settlement for much less than what is fair and just. A lawyer can help you get what is just and fair.
A Personal Injury Lawyer in Bremerton will gladly sit with you for a free initial consultation. This is where the lawyer assesses the information and decides if you have a claim against another party. If you do, they will offer to take your case. If you do accept their offer to take your case, you owe them nothing unless they win a settlement for you either in or out of court. A lawyer can assess your situation for legal purposes. Lawyers are also adept at negotiating with insurance companies and corporate legal entities so you can get the compensation you deserve. The Otto Law Offices provide legal services for personal injury and automobile accidents in Bremerton, Washington.