Richland Personal Injury Lawyers and Attorneys
The Richland personal injury lawyers and attorneys at the Parke Gordon Law Firm have provided outstanding service to clients in Richland, Washington, and other surrounding areas. The Richland personal injury lawyers and attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm represent clients injured in accidents such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and semi truck accidents. Attorney Mat Parke is a Harvard law grad who is aggressive, trusted and experienced in Richland, Washington. The Richland personal injury lawyers and attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm strive to obtain the best possible settlement in a timely manner for each of our personal injury clients.
Benefits of Hiring a Tri-Cities Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, semi truck accident, motorcycle accident or any other personal injury, you may be wondering the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer. Depending on your injuries, it could be critical that you discuss your case with an attorney. A personal injury attorney who knows the legal system is more likely to be able to get you a larger settlement than if you were to handle the case yourself. The following are some great reasons you need to hire a personal injury lawyer from Parke Gordon Law Firm.
The following are some good reasons to hire a good personal injury lawyer to handle your case:
Unfair Settlement from the Insurance Company
Often times the lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm have found working with the insurance company can be daunting for many clients. Our experienced lawyers know how to handle insurance companies. We will fight aggressively for our clients to get them every penny they are owed. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Tri-Cities believe every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets.
Injuries are Severe with Hire Medical Bills
If you have been involved in a bad accident and suffered severe injuries, you need to hire a lawyer to fight for your pain and suffering. Our experienced and professional personal injury attorneys know what steps to take to get you every penny you are owed after an accident. Call our Tri-Cities law office now for a free consultation.
More than One Party Involved
In a car accident involving multiple parties, liability often gets confusing. Hiring a lawyer to represent you will help to ensure you will be granted a larger settlement amount. In addition, insurance companies can be very complicated and hard to deal with. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to deal with the insurance companies will take a lot of stress off of you.
How a Lawyer Will Determine Liability After an Accident
Oftentimes liability is determined by reviewing traffic laws to see if any violations occurred to determine if a persona acted negligently. There are four primary factors used to determine liability which is as follows.
The most common way to determine liability is proving negligence. Negligence is careless or unreasonable conduct while driving which results in harm or damage. Examples of negligent driving are when a driver fails to yield the right-of-way to avoid a crash or by running a red light at an intersection. Violating the law such as reckless driving, speeding, or any other violation will most likely determine the driver at fault for an accident.
Gather Witness Statements
Gathering statements from witnesses to the accident often help to determine liability. Their statements have a very clear idea of who was at fault for the accident and can present evidence later on.
Take Photos of the Accident Scene as Evidence
Expert analysis of the crash scene or photos of the accident scene can determine things such as if any traffic laws were violated.
If a driver involved in the accident admits fault, this can be used to assign liability. Statements such as “I didn’t see them coming,” can do a lot of damage to that person later on.
Length of Time to Receive a Personal Injury Settlement
Every personal injury case is different and will take different amounts of time to settle. It can take months or it could even take years to reach a fair settlement agreement with all parties responsible.
A responsible party that often drags out a fair settlement is the insurance company. Often times insurance companies like to make a “lowball” offer to get the client to settle faster. These offers are to persuade accident victims to avoid pursuing a lawsuit or the case further. However, if you have an experienced attorney on your side from Parke Gordon Law Firm, you are in good hands. Our lawyers will fight for every penny you are owed.
By refusing to accept an initial low ball settlement offer from an insurance company, you and your attorney may proceed with a follow-up offer or pre-trial preparation.
What to Expect During the First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer
After being injured in an accident, you must first determine to hire a personal injury lawyer. Hiring a competent injury attorney can greatly help your case to go more smoothly. However, some may be worried about what to expect during the first meeting with a personal injury lawyer. Here are some things you can expect during the first meeting with a personal injury lawyer.
Before the First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer
Before the first meeting with a personal injury lawyer be sure to NOT talk with your insurance company. In addition, if the insurance company of the other party tries to contact you, do NOT speak with them. Any statements that you provide to an insurance company could be harmful to your case later. Insurance companies know how to manipulate the things you say in a way that could actually hurt your case.
Things to Bring to Your First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer
- Health and auto insurance information.
- Any medical bills you may have already received from the accident.
The information you gathered from the accident such as statements from witnesses, photos of the accident, etc. Read some tips on what to do after a car accident.
During the First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer
After an attorney has agreed to accept your case, all communications regarding your case should go through your attorney’s office. At your first meeting, you will be asked to sign documentation called a “retainer” or a “representation agreement.” This is a contract with your attorney that outlines the terms of representation.
During the first meeting, your lawyer will ask you for greater details about the accident as well as more details about your injuries. To prepare yourself, think of any questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how regarding the accident or your injuries. This will prepare your mind to answer the questions in your meeting more efficiently. The longevity of your first meeting will depend on how severe your injuries were and who was involved in the accident.
Keep in mind some of the questions your personal injury attorney may ask in your first meeting may be difficult to hear an answer. Your attorney needs the information to better your case and get you the best possible result.
In some cases, your attorney may feel it is necessary to do further research regarding your case. This is not unusual and nothing to be alarmed about.
Cost for a Personal Injury Lawyer
What is the cost for a personal injury lawyer? This is a question many of the clients at Parke Gordon Law Firm wonder before hiring an attorney from our law firm. Most personal injury lawyers along with Parke Gordon Law Firm charge what is called a contingency fee. That means you pay nothing until we win your case. This allows clients to continue moving forward with their case without worrying about having the cost of legal fees up front. When Parke Gordon takes on your case, we upfront the cost to keep your case moving forward. You won’t be asked for a dime until your case is settled.
Contact a Richland Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Call Parke Gordon Law Firm in Tri-Cities today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to discuss your personal injury case with an experienced, trusted and aggressive attorney. Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will fight for every penny you are owed. Call (509) 582-7274 now to get started on your case.
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Personal Injury Law Firm Accident Blog in Tri-Cities
Read about personal injury accidents that have occurred in and around Richland, Washington on our law firm’s accident blog.
Richland, Washington is home of the Hanford nuclear site. In 2013 the city estimated to have a population of 51,150 persons from the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Richland is just one of three cities included in the metropolitan area known as the Tri-Cities.
They were very professional and thorough on my case and I would highly recommend them to you. Tamara was awesome. Sincerely Lori Fingerson
Matt did an excellent job with my case! I would recommend him 100%!
Tri-Cities, Washington Law Office
Our Tri-Cities, Washington law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Tri-Cities, including clients injured in accidents in Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington. Visit or call our Tri-Cities office now.
8905 W Gage Blvd, #200
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