Washington has three national parks, 1,462 National Register of Historic Places, 17 National Natural Landmarks, 186 state parks, and 24 National Natural Landmarks. This state is prime for the outdoorsy among us, which means they are used to tourists, and they also used to negligence cases, car accidents and personal injury suits.
Maybe it was you who was hurt; perhaps it was a relative or friend. Whatever happens during your Washington journeys, if you need assistance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can offer guidance.
This is where you’ll find the Revised Code of Washington. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In Washington, you have three years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as domestic relations law or family law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case proceeds to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
Personal injury cases (also know as a tort lawsuit) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability (slip/fall) are a few examples of the most common types of personal injury cases, but there are many more. In fact, torts are among the most common legal actions in the United States. Read more
There are many issues you can solve without the help of an attorney. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.