Q. Do you handle my kind of case?
A. We handle many types of personal injury (such as slip-and-fall and defective product injuries), maritime (such as ferry, tug, and barge injuries), construction and motor vehicle accident cases. For more detailed information about the range of our experience, please review our areas of focus here.
Q. How much will it cost me if I pursue a claim?
A. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means our firm is not owed a fee unless and until we obtain a recovery for you. Our firm will also advance all of the costs associated with the case, and the money recovered will be used to reimburse the firm for these costs. We will not ask you to advance costs on your case.
Q. How long will my case take?
A. A primary question which needs to be answered before your case can be resolved is whether you have reached maximum recovery from your injuries. We need reliable information regarding any future disability, future medical treatment and/or future loss of earnings. Once a lawsuit is filed, and depending whether the case is filed in state or federal court, a trial date is assigned between 14 and 18 months from the date the lawsuit is filed.
Q. Where are you located?
A. 1001 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98154
Our office is located in the Safeco Plaza which is situated on the west side of Fourth Avenue between Madison and Spring, directly across from the Seattle Public Library. To access the underground parking, turn right off of Madison Street between 4th and 3rd Avenues.
Q. What will you need from me to discuss my case?
A. Initially, we would need as much information as you have regarding the circumstances of the injury (including when, where, how, and who was involved), and the nature of your injuries and treatment. If after we obtain that information it appears to be a case where we may be able to help you, we would ask you to provide us with all injury reports, medical records, photos or other documents of any type which you may have to prove your claim. It is always best if you live in or near the Seattle area that we meet in person as soon as possible after you first contact us.