When someone is injured because someone else made an avoidable error or acted in a manner that could be considered negligent, they may need to consider hiring Snohomish injury law attorneys for help. There are a number of cases where a personal injury attorney may help you recover financially from an injury including:
- Automobile accidents – auto accidents can be devastating and injuries could range from fairly minor to fatal. After an auto accident if you are uncertain as to whether you have a personal injury claim, you can contact Gourley Law Group for a consultation.
- Dog bite injuries – under Washington state laws, dogs are not allowed a “free bite” as in some other states. Owners are responsible for an injury or bite caused by a dog when a person is injured on public property or if they are on the owner’s property legally. The law allows for victims (or their parents in the case of a child) to sue the property owner for the injuries for up to three years after the incident.
- Medical malpractice – the one field that is often understood is medical malpractice law and as Snohomish injury law attorneys we understand the area is confusing. Medical malpractice covers birth injury caused by neglect, nursing home abuse and injury as well as medical device issues. Medical malpractice laws allow victims to seek compensation from physicians, midwives and dentists as well as other medical professionals. If you are uncertain if an injury, illness or any form of neglect in a nursing home is considered medical malpractice you are encouraged to contact Gourley Law Group.
Additional information about personal injury law
When you reach out to Snohomish injury law attorneys they will advise you of the limitations on what types of personal injury suits may be filed under Washington law. In addition, they will talk to you about the required proof needed to prove negligence or deliberate acts that resulted in the victim’s injury, illness or accident. Under Washington laws, all claims for personal injury must be filed within three years of the date of the incident that caused an injury. In some cases, this may be extended. One example of this could be when a medical procedure caused an illness that did not manifest symptoms for a long period of time.
In any case where you believe you have a personal injury suit, it is important to reach out to an attorney right away. At Gourley Law Group, we have a full working knowledge of the Washington laws governing personal injury and we will be more than happy to evaluate your case and advise you of the best way to proceed.