Strategies for Severe Auto Accident Injuries
The lawyers and staff at The Law Offices of Simon H. Forgette understand that severe injuries can drastically affect your life. With medical bills, lost wages and insurance liens, your car accident injuries can cause significant financial stress. We have more than 25 years of experience working with insurance companies to negotiate fair settlements. When a settlement offer is not in your best interest, we will prepare and present a comprehensive and straightforward case on your behalf for a judge and jury.
If your injuries have been caused by the negligence of others, our goal is to establish legal responsibility for your injuries and to obtain just compensation for all damages you have suffered including compensation for your long-term medical needs. These damages may include pain, suffering, disability, past and future medical bills and lost wages.
Understanding Insurance Coverage
When we investigate your car accident, we examine all insurance coverages that may apply to your losses, including:
- Liability Insurance – The other driver’s insurance coverage
- Uninsured Motorist Coverage – This coverage is usually in your own car insurance policy. It compensates you for your damages if the at-fault driver does not have car insurance
- Underinsured Motorist Coverage – This coverage is also usually in your own policy. It pays you if the at-fault driver’s liability insurance coverage is not adequate to fully compensate you for your damages
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP) – Your policy should include coverage for medical bills and wage loss
Maximizing Insurance Coverage
Our personal injury lawyers will pursue claims against the at-fault driver’s liability insurance and also your uninsured/underinsured motorist and PIP coverages. We will work with your health plan if it has a lien in order to maximize the settlement amount that you receive.
Your Life Care Plan
We consult with your doctors to obtain their opinions regarding the severity and long term effects of your injuries. We also consult other experts such as life care planners, who can outline your future care needs and their costs over your lifetime, and vocational rehabilitation specialists who evaluate how your injuries affect your ability to work. These experts can be very important in proving damages suffered by victims of brain injury, spinal cord injury and serious orthopedic injury. With over 25 years of experience successfully negotiating insurance settlements and trying jury cases, we have an excellent reputation in both the legal and medical communities.
For a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case with an experienced trial lawyer, please call us at (425) 822-7778 or send us an e-mail. Our attorneys are available to meet with you at one of our offices in Seattle or Kirkland or at a location that is convenient for you.