"Personal injury" refers to an area of law that seeks to protect those harmed by the negligence of another person or entity. Negligence, in turn, is defined as the failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person, under the same circumstances, would have exercised. Negligence occurs when one person’s conduct imposes an unreasonable risk upon another, which results in personal injury or wrongful death to another person.
Every person has a legal duty to conduct himself according to a certain standard, so as to avoid unreasonable risk to others. If someone fails to conform with that duty and causes injury or death to another person, he may be liable for the damages caused.
Why do you need an attorney?
For personal injury claims, you should consult a lawyer who specializes in injury cases. Insurance companies are very aggressive in defending against personal injury cases in order to avoid payment of claims and to save money. From evaluating your claim to negotiating with the insurance company to advocating your case before a jury - you need an experienced advocate. The attorneys and paralegals at Luce & Associates will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
What to do when you've been injured
When you've been injured by someone else's carelessness, it's important to take some initial steps to make sure your injury claim can be settled fairly and as quickly as possible. Write down everything you can remember about how the injury occurred, including the names, addresses and phone numbers of potential witnesses. Talk to an attorney before making any statements, written or verbal, to insurance company adjusters or representatives. Protect any evidence you may need to prove your injury, such as photographs of an accident or injury scene, clothing you wore, damage to personal belongings, etc.
The amount of compensation is mainly determined by the severity of your injuries. The severity is measured in part by the amount of your medical bills, the type of injuries you sustained and the length of time it takes for you to recover. As the amount of your potential compensation increases, the range for settlement negotiations also increases.
We will fight for your right to just compensation and negotiate for the highest possible settlement.
Choose experience and compassion
When you choose Luce & Associates, you put your trust in one of Pierce County’s oldest law firms with a superb staff of experienced and caring lawyers and paralegals. We know what it takes to fight for your right to compensation and we will aggressively negotiate on your behalf. If negotiations fail to reach the results you deserve, our skilled legal team is prepared to fight vigorously at trial to protect your rights to compensation.
Types of injuries
Injuries can happen in a number of ways and the staff of Luce & Associates can help you. The most common injuries we handle are caused by:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Dog Bites
- Product Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Don't trust your future to just anyone
If you have questions about your right to legal compensation after a life-changing personal injury or a family member's untimely death, ask for guidance from personal injury attorneys with a track record of success - Luce & Associates.