Standing Up for the Rights of Our Injured Clients and Their Families
Accidental injuries result in millions of trips to emergency rooms throughout the country on an annual basis, and they are a leading cause of death in the U.S. While it may only take a second for an accident to happen, the resulting injuries can change the rest of your life. Even a seemingly minor injury can be costly and inconvenient, while more severe injuries can cause a lifetime of financial and intangible losses.
When someone else’s conduct causes your injuries, the law gives you the right to hold that party accountable for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. Seeking the compensation you deserve is no simple task, however, and the process can be especially frustrating when you are already trying to deal with a severe injury. You should always have an experienced personal injury lawyer in Spokane handling your claim for you.
At the law firm of Feltman Ewing, we have successfully helped many clients with a wide range of injuries from many types of accidents. Never assume your injury is too minor or too serious to pursue the compensation you need to cover your losses. We will evaluate your situation and advise you of whether we believe you have a valid claim. Contact our office today to set up a free consultation to discuss your accident and injuries today.
Qualified to Handle a Wide Variety of Personal Injury Matters
The personal injury attorneys at Feltman Ewing have seen firsthand the many ways that serious and unexpected injuries can occur. Different types of accidents raise different legal questions and issues as part of your claim, and we regularly handle cases arising from the following incidents, among others.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Millions of people suffer injuries in motor vehicle crashes each year across the United States. Even if you are the safest driver possible, you cannot control the actions of other parties, and an accident can happen when you least expect it. Many types of motor vehicles can be involved in crashes, including:
- Large commercial trucks
- Motorcycles and scooters
- Passenger vans
While driver error is a common cause of motor vehicle accidents, these crashes may also happen due to defective vehicles, road hazards, and other causes.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
If you are traveling alongside traffic but are not in a motor vehicle, you are at a particularly high risk of life-altering injuries. Pedestrians and bicyclists have little to no protection in the event of a crash, and they are no match for a large motor vehicle. Even if a bicyclist is wearing a helmet, they can still suffer severe traumatic injuries, and a helmet cannot even protect from head injuries 100 percent of the time. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are often fatal and, if a victim survives, they often face a lifetime of impairments and recovery.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When you go to the grocery store, the mall, or a restaurant, the last thing you expect is to suffer a severe injury that needs extensive medical care. However, many injuries result from slip and fall accidents in stores and businesses. Slip and falls often happen due to dangerous conditions and hazards that management allows to persist, and businesses should be held fully accountable for the injuries they cause. Slip and fall accident victims can suffer surprisingly severe injuries, including broken bones, soft tissue injuries, brain trauma, and more.
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, and construction workers put themselves at risk of an accident every time they go to work. However, the risk of injuries increases unnecessarily when someone is negligent, such as contractors, suppliers, or drivers in road work zones. Many different types of construction accidents can affect workers and their families, including:
- Falls from high places
- Falling objects
- Getting caught in between objects
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Power tool accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Electrical accidents and electrocutions
- Explosions and demolition accidents
- Trench and ground collapse
While injured construction workers may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, these benefits often fail to cover even a portion of their losses, especially not intangible losses such as pain and suffering. It is important to discuss whether you can take additional legal action against other parties with a skilled construction accident attorney.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Nursing home abuse & neglect are a serious issue in the United States, and as our population ages, the instances of serious, injury-causing abuse and neglect are likely to increase. Older adults are among the most vulnerable members of our population, and it’s imperative that loved ones of nursing home residents stay vigilant and on the lookout for any signs of abuse. Some of the more common include:
- Unexplained injuries
- Overmedication or undermedication
- The unnecessary use of restraints
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Withdrawal from social activities
- Weight loss
- Undiagnosed illnesses
- Product Liability Cases
Most of us use hundreds of consumer products made by various companies on a daily basis, often without even realizing it. These products can range from items as seemingly harmless as your toothbrush to the obviously dangerous, like power tools or motor vehicles. When consumer products are defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed, people who are injured by them can often recover compensation from the product’s manufacturer or the retailer who sold the product.
We Help Clients with a Wide Range of Injuries and Losses
Just as every accident is different, so are the resulting injuries. Accident victims can sustain many types of injuries, ranging from a bump or bruise to fatal internal injuries. Our firm has seen everything in between, and we know how different injuries can affect your life. We help clients with the following injuries, and more:
- Fractures and compound fractures
- Soft tissue strains, sprains, and tears
- Neck and back injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured pelvis or ribs
- Organ damage
- Internal hemorrhaging
- Fatal injuries
In many cases, these and other serious injuries leave victims with significant economic and non-economic losses. Sometimes, these losses will continue well into the future, so it’s critical that victims take the time to retain an attorney with experience helping injured victims recover the full and fair value of their claims. You only get one chance to settle your case, so it’s imperative to make sure that any settlement you accept fully compensates you for your present and future injuries. Some of the losses commonly sought by victims in personal injury claims include:
- Medical bills for past and future treatment
- Lost income and lost future earning capacity
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Permanent disabilities and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
The best way to determine the value of your claim is to have an experienced Spokane personal injury attorney review your past and future losses. Some losses are difficult to calculate and prove, and many unrepresented injury victims grossly underestimate the amount of compensation they deserve. At Feltman Ewing, we fight for full financial recovery in every case.
Do You Need a Lawyer to Settle an Insurance Claim?
Many accident victims are surprised to learn that the vast majority of personal injury cases do not go to court, but rather are resolved by reaching a settlement agreement with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Typically, a personal injury settlement agreement involves releasing the person or business that caused your accident from any further liability in return for financial compensation. Since these settlement agreements are reached out-of-court and often before a lawsuit is filed, many people wonder whether they need to retain an attorney to represent them if it looks like the insurance company is willing to settle.
It’s always advisable to retain a Spokane personal injury lawyer after you have been injured in an accident. Insurance companies primary concern is turning a profit, and they achieve this goal by paying out as little as they can on every claim they receive. In fact, any insurance company will happily deny your claim completely if they have any reason to do so. If they can’t deny your claim, they will have no issues with offering you a settlement far below the actual value of your case, hoping that you will just take it and go away. By retaining an attorney who understands personal injury law and can determine what your case is actually worth, you can rest assured that any settlement you accept is fair and that your rights are being protected throughout the entire process.
Discuss Your Rights with Our Experienced Spokane Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should have an experienced attorney review the facts of your case as soon as you can. For more than 60 years, the lawyers of Feltman Ewing have been representing the rights of injured victims in Spokane and the surrounding areas. We offer completely free, no-obligation case evaluations and will only collect legal fees if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. To schedule your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Spokane, contact us online or call 509-838-6800.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]