If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or been injured using public transportation in Seattle, we can help you find a good attorney. At the end of 2017, Avvo showed that there were approximately 1512 personal injury attorneys practicing law in the city of Seattle.
We can help connect you to an attorney today.
How Do I Hire an Attorney?
Most personal injury attorneys will take cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay them out of the money you make when you get a settlement. If you do not get a settlement, then you will not owe them anything.
This makes it possible to get good representation even if you cannot afford to pay up front for attorney fees. In many cases, you attorney will be familiar with the local rules and regulations and may even be able to negotiate you a settlement out of court.
This means you may receive money for your injuries even sooner, and you may not need to go through a lengthy court case.
How can I File a Personal Injury Claim in Seattle?
If you were riding in a Sound Transit bus and it hit an obstacle and you were injured, you might be able to file a personal injury claim. First, you will need to find an attorney from the Seattle because that is where your injury occurred.
These attorneys are familiar with local, county and state laws and the attorney will know how to get you the maximum settlement possible for your injuries. You must make sure the attorney is also licensed to work in the state of Washington, or else the attorney will not be able to file a claim on your behalf.
Your attorney will assist you in collecting the proper documentation you will need to prove your claim. Your attorney will also help you file your claim forms in the proper courthouse location, which depends upon where your injury occurred.
Where Can Claims Be Filed in Seattle?
There are many courthouses in Seattle. Your local attorney will know which one you will need to go to in order to file a personal injury claim. Here is a list of some of the courthouses in Seattle.
Seattle Municipal Court
600 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
King County Courthouse
516 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
U.S. District Court
700 Steward St.
Seattle, WA 98101
How Long Can I Wait to File a Claim?
The sooner you file a claim, the sooner you can receive a settlement. If you need to locate a personal injury attorney in Seattle, fill out the free case evaluation form located on this page and a local attorney will contact you directly.
In the state of Washington, you only have three years from the date of the injury to file a claim. After that, the statute of limitations will expire. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get in touch with an attorney today.