This area of law covers any injury caused by the operation of any thing that transports people or objects. The most common cases involve car or truck collisions; however, we have handled injury cases involving motorcycles, bicycles, snowmobiles, skis, snowboards, ATVs, jet skis, boats, and other recreational vehicles. We analyze cases to see if there is also a potential defective product case in addition to a claim for negligence against the owner and/or operator of the vehicle.
All injury cases begin with an investigation of liability. It is essential to determine all persons and/or entities that may be responsible for our client’s injuries. Some potential defendants are not obvious to an injured person, such as a governmental entity for negligent design of a roadway or improper maintenance of a right of way. Multiple vehicle collisions present technical challenges that may require an expert in accident reconstruction and a forensic medical expert to apportion the responsibility of each defendant for our client’s damages.
Damages caused by the negligent vehicle owner or operator include ambulance, hospital, medical and other health care expenses, lost wages and benefits, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, the cost of assistance with activities of daily living, property damage, diminution of resale value of your damaged vehicle, rental car expense, transportation expense for collision-related health care, loss of educational opportunity, the cost of ergonomic modifications to home and workplace, and vocational training for a new career necessitated by your injury.
The Insurance Fair Conduct Act became effective in December 2007 because of Washington consumers approving Referendum 67. Originally passed by the state legislature, this bill provides consumers with important new tools to combat abuse by the insurance industry. This act, coupled with the state Consumer Protection Act, gives Washington consumers important legal remedies.
Has your insurance company demanded a doctor of their choice examine you before they will pay your medical bills? Contact us before you attend what they call an “independent medical examination”. There are some things that you may want to consider.
Every case is different; our experienced personal injury attorneys will analyze your case and recover compensation for all damages recognized under Washington state law. Do not trust an insurance adjuster to account for the true value of your damages. We work only for you; the insurance company pays the insurance adjuster. Our fees are contingent on our success. At Margullis & Ray Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we consider success to be more than earning a fee and putting money in our client’s pockets. To us, success is measured by the degree of client satisfaction we earn throughout the handling of their case. We cannot do our work alone, and we are justifiably proud of our compassionate, experienced staff that is always available to you. We asked our clients to provide a testimonial for our website; please take a moment to read their comments about who we are and how we approach the practice of law. If we may be of service to you by answering general questions over the phone/email or an appointment at our office please contact us for a complimentary consultation.