Emerald City Legal Services

Car Accidents -The most violent thing most of us ever experience...

Working to Ensure Injured People are Compensated Fairly!

     Getting injured by someone else is no fun. Nobody ever wants to get injured whether it’s a car, motorcycle, bicycle accident, or something else, getting injured is a real setback. It disrupts your life, screws up your plans, and puts you back financially. Ultimately, there is no real compensation for any injury. But the person who injured you is supposed to try to compensate you by paying money to get you back to the place you were in before you got injured. So you may be entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, medical expenses, loss of earnings, and property damages.

 

    Washington law requires minimum automobile liability insurance coverage for all vehicles registered in the state. Depending on the terms of the policy, liability insurance usually covers the cost of property damages, and pays medical bills and lost wages as a result of the accident.

 

     Everybody knows that the insurance companies just want to get rid

of your claim as cheaply as possible. What most people don’t know is

that the insurance industry is the largest employer of non-practicing

attorneys, many of them working as senior adjusters. So if you try to

negotiate with the insurance company alone you stand a good chance

of negotiating against a seasoned lawyer… A good lawyer n your side

maximizes your chances of getting a good settlement of your claim.  

 

     A skilled attorney is essential to maximize the value of your claim.

Lawyers are trained in how to see the potential value of your claim and

the damages you suffered, and understand how to trace liability back to

the responsible party. Only about 2% of all claims result in a trial. The

vast majority are settled out of court, either through direct negotiation,

or arbitration. This results in less stress for the injured party and a streamlined process for getting to a fair settlement. Unlike many other lawyers, I’m a trained mediator skilled in advanced negotiating techniques and in how to evaluate the value of your claim at each stage of the process. 

 

Like other lawyers, I take most of these cases on a contingent fee, so you pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover from the other party. 

 

Call me today for a free discussion on what we can do about your claim. I look forward to working with you. 

 

 

Client Comment:  "I had 2 car accidents and none were my fault in both cases. He did a great job in helping and (pursuing) my cases. He's really well-organized lawyer in keeping all the information for client's record. He's a great, helpful, friendly lawyer :)! thank you Sean!" -T. D.  

Quick Accident Checklist

Follow this list after an accident 

● Call 911: Report it

● Don't Move Cars: Let Cops Investigate

● Photos: Cars, Witnesses, Drive Licenses & Insur Cards

● ER & Dr.: Get checked out, Injuries show up later

● No Recorded Statements: To Anyone

● Call a Lawyer! 206-695-2568

● Report Accident: To your Insur. Co.

● Don't Talk: To other insur co.

Car Accidents