Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Every year, traffic accidents are responsible for more than 3 million injuries, and current statistics show that every person in the U.S. is likely to be involved in at least one major car, truck, or motorcycle accident collision during their lifetime. Our Seattle truck and car accident attorneys represent victims who have suffered injuries in accidents with another truck, collisions involving tractor-trailers, cars, and motorcycles, as well as pedestrians or bicyclists hit by motor vehicles.
After the initial ordeal of an automobile collision, individuals face another cycle of difficulties as they deal with chronic pain, the challenges of recovering from injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and sometimes a compromised ability to support their family. Emery | Reddy PLLC’s truck and car accident attorneys can ease this process by helping protect your legal rights, and by fighting to get you the maximum amount from your award/claim.
<H2>Truck And Car Accident Personal Injuries
Truck and car accident injuries can range from bruises, cuts, soft tissue damage, and neck pain to catastrophic injuries involving the head, spinal cord, and brain. As a victim, it is in your best interest to secure guidance and support from a Seattle L&I attorney as soon as possible after sustaining an injury. This allows time for a legal expert to build a case on your behalf and collect the evidence necessary to establish liability. The Seattle L&I lawyers at Emery | Reddy collaborate with experienced investigators to study your accident scene, analyze road conditions, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the event, putting you in the best position to receive full compensation for your injuries.
When To Hire A Seattle L&I Attorney
In addition to offering you our extensive knowledge of Washington State traffic laws and insurance policies, we provide a full range of services to support you through the complex accident claims process. We protect your worker’s rights in discussions with insurance companies and in communication with other liable parties. We work with your employer to make sure that lost wages are properly documented and fully recovered. This allows you to focus on the most important matter in your personal injury case—your healing.
Following a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company representing the negligent party and offered a settlement for your injuries. If you sign a release for your personal injury claim in exchange for a compensation check, it may effectively put an end to your claim and render you ineligible to pursue additional damages. Bear in mind that, as businesses, insurance companies are not likely to put your interests above the bottom line, even if you feel they have offered a reasonable amount. Hiring experienced truck and car accident attorneys is the best way to ensure that you maximize the amount of compensation to which you are entitled by law.
Call Emery | Reddy today for a free case review. Please remember to have your L&I claim number readily available.
Our Seattle L&I Lawyers Will Help You Recover:
- Medical benefits: L&I medical benefits will cover all medical costs associated with your claim. This can include doctor appointments, treatments, surgeries, occupational therapy, and prescription medications.
- Time-loss and wage replacement: If you are approved for time-loss benefits, you may receive compensation for lost wages and vocational rehabilitation.
- Damages for pain and suffering: L&I award amounts vary widely and typically fall into three categories:
- L&I Disability Pensions: A life-long benefit awarded to injured workers who will never be able to return to any gainful employment due to a severe or life-threatening injury.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) awards: A one-time sum paid to injured workers when their L&I claim is closed. The worker can re-enter the workforce following a PPD award.
- Claim Resolution Settlement Agreement (CRSA): An L&I settlement option where all parties agree to close an injury claim for a specified amount. When agreeing to this settlement type, the injured worker exchanges all future benefits, except medical, for the payment.
We understand that many families depend on the income of an injured worker, and our car, truck, or motorcycle and L&I lawyers are dedicated to winning the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled by law. Our practice was founded on a commitment to advocating for workers’ rights, and we are proud of our record protecting the injured and disabled. Call us today to learn how Emery | Reddy can help you with your truck accident L&I claim.
Your L&I Claim Is Worth More If You Also Have An Employment Law Claim
A significant number of L&I workers’ compensation claims often involve additional legal claims such as employment law or third-party claims. Many people file their claims without seeking representation from an L&I attorney and thus never discover that in addition to their L&I claim, they may be missing out on the ability to file an employment law claim or a third-party claim. Pursuing additional legal action has the potential to significantly increase a claim’s overall compensation.
What Is An Employment Law Claim?
Many injured workers find that their employer has taken, or plans to take, adverse action against them because they filed an L&I claim or they are out of work. You can file a lawsuit against your employer for several reasons, including retaliation, wrongful termination, disability discrimination, or unpaid wages. An L&I attorney who is experienced in both L&I workers’ compensation law and employment law can help you with your L&I claim while simultaneously filing a federal or state law claim for the violation of workers’ rights by your employer.
What Is A Third-Party Claim?
A third-party claim is one in which someone other than your employer or co-worker is responsible for your injury. If you have been injured on the job due to someone else’s actions or negligence, you may be entitled to additional compensation through a third-party claim, which combines your L&I claim with a personal injury claim using the same facts.
Unlike workers’ compensation payments, there is no limit to the amount of compensation an injured worker may seek in third-party damages.
Who Is At Fault For A Workplace Injury?
L&I is a no-fault system, ensuring compensation for any workplace injury. However, if a third party is involved in causing the injury, you may be able to pursue legal action against them for additional compensation under third-party claims.
How Do I Know If I Have A Case?
The bottom line is that anyone who isn’t familiar with L&I claims should seek the input of experienced L&I attorneys who are.
After years of helping injured workers, Emery | Reddy has recovered hundreds of millions for our clients. Our team of L&I attorneys is experienced in litigating L&I claims, injury law claims, and employment violations. We understand how to leverage each claim in state (or federal) court and before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals to maximize the value of all of your claims.
Emery | Reddy Can Help You With Your L&I Claim
Emery | Reddy, PLLC is the only law firm in Washington State that is equipped to provide comprehensive representation on your case from every angle. Our Seattle L&I attorneys thoroughly assess every case to determine if our clients have additional claims, and at times this can extend far beyond the underlying workers’ compensation claim.
If you have been injured in the workplace, call Emery | Reddy today to speak with our legal team for a free case review. Please remember to have your L&I claim number readily available.
Want More Information?
To determine the value of your L&I claim, you first need to understand the different types of L&I awards offered in Washington State.
The L&I workers’ compensation process is anything but straightforward. Find out the answers to your L&I workers’ comp questions today.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to injured workers.
Meet The Team
The L&I attorneys at Emery | Reddy are passionate about helping workers with L&I claims and employment law issues. We Help Workers®: it’s our motto and it’s what drives us every day.
We know how L&I and big companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our labor and industries attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over two decades of experience to help our clients get access to the L&I benefits to which they are legally entitled and hold employers accountable when they break the law.
If you’re struggling with an L&I claim, injury, or legal issue at work, please call us and see how Emery | Reddy can help you today.