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Colburn Law

Auburn Personal Injury Lawyer

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A personal injury accident can be devastating to everyone involved. You may have suffered severe personal injuries, expensive property damage, lost wages, or the unexpected loss of a loved one. A financial award will not take back the damages you have suffered, but it could give you the ability to move on. If you or a loved one has injuries from any type of personal injury accident in Auburn, contact the lawyers at Colburn Law. We can help you fight for justice and fair results for your case.

Why Choose Our Auburn Personal Injury Lawyers?

Personal injury law is complex. The burden of proof rests with the victim of the accident. It will be up to you to prove the other party’s fault for your damages – unless you hire an attorney. Partnering with a law firm takes this burden off your shoulders. Your lawyer will take care of complicated claims processes such as filing your demand letter and negotiating with insurance companies, while you concentrate on healing. Hiring an Auburn personal injury attorney can ensure you receive the maximum possible compensation for your damages.

  • We have years of experience in every area of personal injury law in Auburn. Your case will benefit from our history of successfully handling hundreds of cases.
  • We offer free, no-obligation consultations where you can learn your rights and legal options. We will happily meet you at your home, hospital, or elsewhere for your meeting.
  • We only charge fees if we win your case. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe your attorney a dime unless you achieve a settlement or jury verdict.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Colburn Law has helped victims of all types of personal injury accidents for decades in Washington. We understand the legal theory of negligence, as well as specific laws that may apply to your case. Our attorneys can make the laws work in your favor, no matter which type of accident caused your recent injuries.

No matter what circumstances surround your recent personal injury accident, speak to an attorney at Colburn Law. We will review the facts of your case, help you understand your options, and begin the fight for fair compensation on your behalf. You could be eligible to receive reimbursement for a variety of accident-related damages from the at-fault party.

What Are the Most Common Accident Injuries?

An unexpected accident can have a profound effect on your life. You may experience severe pain and dangerous complications as a result of your injuries. In severe cases, you may develop a permanent disability. Medical care can total in the thousands, and you could miss weeks or months of work.

Below are some of the most common injuries associated with accidents:

  • Broken Bones: You can suffer broken bones and fractures that could take weeks or even months to heal. Broken arms, legs, hips, and ribs are especially common during an accident.
  • Brain Damage: If you suffer any blow or bump to the head, you can suffer from temporary or permanent brain injuries. These can range from mild concussions to serious injuries that require around-the-clock care.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The spinal cord helps connect the brain to the rest of the body. If the spinal cord is damaged, you can suffer painful and debilitating injuries and may become permanently paralyzed.
  • Hearing or Vision Loss: During an accident, you can suffer an injury that renders you permanently or temporarily blind. You may also develop hearing problems or deafness during an accident.
  • Facial Injuries: Facial injuries like broken bones and nerve damage are relatively common during an accident. Your face may become scarred or disfigured, impacting your emotional well-being.

Who Is Liable for Your Damages?

Liability for damages refers to someone’s legal responsibility for your accident-related losses, because of that person’s role in causing your accident. The liable party could be many different people or entities depending on your situation. Colburn Law has gone up against the insurance companies of drivers, businesses, property owners, physicians, hospitals, employers, product manufacturers, and more.

We know how to identify the liable party in your case, and build a strong case against that party using the available evidence. The damages you could qualify to receive from the defendant include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost capacity to earn, pain and suffering, property damages, and wrongful death damages. Our lawyers can accurately evaluate your case and help you calculate the correct amount to demand in your action.

How Do You Prove a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injury claims rely on the presence of negligence, or a party’s failure to uphold a certain duty of care. To recover a settlement in your lawsuit, you and your attorney will need to prove that the following facts are true:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care. For example, a driver would owe you a duty to drive safely and follow traffic laws.
  • The defendant breached the duty of care in some way, such as a motorist who runs a red light or drives drunk.
  • The breach of duty caused your accident and the injuries that you suffered.
  • You sustained damages as a result of the defendant’s actions that you can recover in your lawsuit.

Your attorney will help you gather enough evidence to establish these facts and prove your right to compensation. Medical records, police reports, witness statements, and any photographs or videos from the scene of the accident will serve as foundational proof in your case. Your lawyer can also enlist the help of expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists, who can testify on your behalf.

How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Washington?

Washington, as with every state, has a deadline for filing a lawsuit in civil court. This law is known as the statute of limitations. If you do not file your claim within the appropriate time limit, the court will most likely dismiss your case and you will be barred from recovering any compensation.

For personal injury claims, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of your accident or injury. There are some exceptions, but they do not apply to every case. A Washington personal injury attorney can help you determine the appropriate filing deadline.

Contact Us Today

It is important to feel confident in the personal injury firm you choose to represent you. You should enjoy peace of mind as your attorney handles every aspect of your case. If you choose Colburn Law, you will be at the center of everything we do. We put the client first to achieve the exact results you need to move forward. If you or a loved one has recently been in a personal injury accident in Auburn, call 206-919-3215 or contact us online today for a free case review.