Even a seemingly minor accident can have major consequences. You might be unable to work or care for loved ones. Medical bills can start to pile up, even if you have insurance. Some accidents cause long-term psychological damage that requires ongoing counseling. You might be left with chronic pain. You might be permanently disabled.
Fortunately, the law allows you to be fairly compensated for your accident and hold the person who caused your injury accountable. However, to do so, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Attorney Richard E. Lewis has been helping injured people in Spokane and throughout eastern Washington for over 30 years. He has the legal acumen to handle complex cases involving injuries to children as well as catastrophic and permanent injuries.
Recovering compensation in personal injury cases
A single accident can cause thousands or millions of dollars' worth of damage, depending on the circumstances. You or a loved one may have suffered serious injuries requiring surgery, lengthy recuperation and multiple visits to the doctor, to name a few typical situations. While each case is different and must be evaluated on its own merit, you may be entitled to compensation for all of the following damages:
- Medical bills. These can be substantial, especially for major injuries requiring surgery or long-term care. Note that you can sue for medical bills even if you have health insurance. However, your health insurance company may ask to be reimbursed out of your award.
- Lost wages. This includes both work time missed while recovering from the injury and lost future earnings if you will be unable to work for a long period of time - or permanently. An injury that results in permanent disability, such as one causing blindness, hearing loss or amputation, can lead to substantial lost wages.
- Pain and suffering. Damages for pain and suffering include not only physical pain, but also emotional distress. You may be due a great deal of compensation for pain and suffering if your injury results in chronic pain.
In some tragic cases, an accident results in someone's death. We can help you recover funeral expenses, lost financial support and other costs associated with the loss of life by filing a wrongful death claim. Visit our personal injury FAQ page to learn more about the process of filing a claim after an accident.
Traumatic brain Injuries: How Richard E. Lewis can help you
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change a person's life forever in an instant. That's why it's critical to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you or a loved one sustained this type of head injury. Richard E. Lewis has more than three decades of experience handling such cases. He knows how to gather evidence and turn those facts into results. He has access to top experts who can testify on your behalf. He understands the far-reaching impact of brain injuries. He knows how expensive such injuries can be throughout an injury victim's lifetime. A serious brain injury can easily add up to tens of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars in severe cases.
Head injuries caused by someone else's negligence happen for many different reasons. Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and trucks often result in TBIs. People also often sustain serious head injuries in slip and falls. You might trip on an object at a store and strike your head, resulting in a concussion or a hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain).
Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you or a loved one has a brain injury. After seeing your doctor, then contact our law firm for a free consultation. Richard E. Lewis knows how to file a brain injury claim. He knows how to hold whoever caused your accident responsible for his or her actions. Your case truly matters here.
You need someone who puts your best interests first. Contact Richard E. Lewis
Most personal injury cases involve dealing with an insurance company, and that's where it's easy to run into problems. Insurance companies will see you as an opportunity to save money, not a person in need of help. They have adjusters and attorneys on their side to reduce or deny your claim.
With Richard E. Lewis, P.S. in your corner, you can stand up to the insurance companies. Insurers know Richard, and they know that he's absolutely committed to protecting his clients. He'll listen to your story and help you develop a legal strategy to build a strong case.
Even though many claims settle out of court, we prepare every case as though it's going to trial. That way, we can negotiate a settlement from a position of strength – and we'll be ready to argue your case in front of a judge if the insurance company won't back down.
Your injury wasn't your fault, but you can take control of what happens next. Contact us for your free, confidential consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Spokane. Call 866-465-9098.