If you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence or misconduct, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffer as a result. Every person in society has a duty to avoid causing foreseeable harm to others. When a person fails to meet the standard of care required in certain situations, they can be held legally liable for the damages they cause to others.
If you have been injured as a result of another person’s failure to act with due care, a personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and get you justice in your case. For more information about how a Kirkland personal injury lawyer can help you, contact the dedicated legal team at Malcolm Law. We offer a free 30-minute initial consultation. Call us today at 206-659-9514 to schedule your free consultation.
How Much Time Do You Have to File a Kirkland Personal Injury Case?
The statute of limitation is a law that limits the time within which action can be taken against a person who has committed an offense or wrongful act. Every state has its own rules around the statute of limitations for different offenses. In Washington, generally, the statute of limitation for a personal injury case is three years from the date of the accident that caused the injury. It is important that you contact a Kirkland personal injury attorney as soon as you become aware of your injury as it can often take months of research and investigation to research and prepare a compelling case on your behalf. You could lose your right to make a claim for compensation if you fail to take action before the allotted time runs out.
What Damages Can You Get Compensation For?
The circumstances of your case and the severity of your injuries will determine the value of your actual damages. Nevertheless, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are monetary losses that can be objectively verified with documentation such as invoices and receipts. Economic damages include:
Past and future medical expenses
Past and future lost wages
Loss of use of property
Cost of obtaining substitute domestic services
Loss of employment
Loss of business or employment opportunities
Non-economic damages are subjective monetary losses. Non-economic damages are intangible and are often difficult to quantify. However, at Malcolm Law, we work with professionals who can objectively determine the value of a victim’s non-economic damages. Non-economic damages include:
Pain and suffering
Disability of disfigurement
Loss of society and companionship
Loss of consortium
At Malcolm Law, our focus is on litigation and trial advocacy to ensure that you obtain maximum compensation for your injury through a fair settlement or verdict. We are not afraid to take your case to trial if negotiation does not result in a fair settlement. Our experienced Kirkland personal injury attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track after your injury.
Call an Experienced Kirkland Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have suffered injury or lost a loved one as a result of another person’s negligence, we can help you get justice. Call the passionate trial lawyers at Malcolm Law at 206-659-9514 to schedule your free 30-minute consultation.