Personal injury refers to the area of law that seeks to protect victims who are harmed (caused personal injury or wrongful death) by the negligence of another person or entity. Negligence is defined as the failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person, under the same circumstances, would have exercised. Negligence occurs when a defendant’s conduct imposes an unreasonable risk upon another, which results in personal injury or wrongful death to that person. Every person has a legal duty which requires that he or she conduct himself according to a certain standard, so as to avoid unreasonable risk to others. If someone fails to conform with that duty and causes injury or death to another person, he or she may be liable for the damages caused. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of negligence or misconduct on the part of someone else, contact a Seattle personal injury attorney at Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you recover financial compensation for your accident claim.
Damages that may be recovered for personal injury claims include:
- Medical expenses
- Physical pain and mental anguish
- Lost wages or work time
- Physical impairment
- Injuries to a spouse
- Exemplary damages
- Wrongful death
The attorneys at Wattel & York have been helping injured victims for many years and can advise you of your legal rights and options if you or a family member has been injured. Some types of personal injury cases they have dealt with include, but not limited to:
- Automobile and other accidents
- Work injuries
- Truck accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Burn injury
- Wrongful death
- Catastrophic injury
- Consumer product injury
- Defective products
- Medical mistakes
- Slip and fall accidents
It is vitally important that you seek the expertise of a Seattle personal injury attorney at Wattel & York if you or a loved one has suffered personal injury as a result of any of the reasons listed above. State law dictates that personal injury and negligence claims must be made within a certain period of time. At Wattel & York we use our extensive experience in personal injury litigation to ensure that you receive adequate compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of a personal injury accident. The personal injury attorneys at Wattel & York will work with you to determine the cause of fault in your personal injury claim. Contact our office today at 877-333-9545 for a free legal consultation.
The personal injury lawyers at Wattel & York provide legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Our lawyers are knowledgeable and have experience with tort law, which includes civil wrongs and economic or non-economic damages to a person’s property, reputation, or rights. There are three general categories of torts:
- Intentional torts – those wrongs which the defendant knew or should have known would occur through their actions (e.g., intentionally hitting a person).
- Negligent torts – occur when the defendant’s actions were unreasonably unsafe (e.g., causing an accident by failing to obey traffic rules).
- Strict liability torts – wrongs do not depend on the degree of carefulness by the defendant, but are established when a particular action causes damage (e.g., liability for making and selling defective products).
If you or someone you love has suffered personal injury, contact Wattel & York, Attorneys At Law. You can call us toll free at 877-333-9545. Our attorneys will ensure that you receive adequate compensation for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you. Don’t wait, call us today. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, and all of Washington.