360.576.5322 FREE CONSULTATION. Personal Injury Attorney Vancouver, Washington, Jonathan Gill. With over 25 years of winning personal injury lawsuits, Mr. Gill gets paid only when he wins for you.
If you are injured by the negligence of someone else, you can be compensated for your injuries. Your injuries could have been caused by a car accident, motorcycle accident bike crash or truck wreck– accidents cases are analyzed the same way. Can we prove there was negligence? To show that someone was negligent, you must prove the four elements of negligence. The elements of negligence are duty, breach causation and damages. To properly analyze and explain your case, an attorney should discuss with you each of these elements and whether or not each can be specifically established in your case. If these four elements cannot be proven, you do not have a case. These four elements must be proven in wrongful death actions as well as in medical malpractice actions.
What folks are always most interested in is the fourth element — damages. The economic damages incurred are what insurance companies base their settlement offers on. There are often large discrepancies in what the insurance companies believe are your damages and what your actual damages are. The insurance company has no incentive to settle your case for its actual value when it can offer less. You are the one suffering the economic loss and are often in the need of the funds. Without the threat of a lawsuit, the insurance company will simply offer minimal amounts and wait, they have nothing to lose. The longer they keep the money in their accounts, the more interest they can earn. If insurance companies always offered fair settlements, there would be no need for attorneys and there would be no need for laws that protect people like you from insurance companies.
The attorney you choose should offer a free consultation and collect no fees until you win. I wish you a speedy recovery from any injuries you may have received.
Attorney Jonathan Gill, Salmon Creek Law Offices, (360) 576-5322
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