Chelan, Washington Personal Injury Lawyers
With their law degrees under their belt, Josh and his wife, Sarah, began their...
As a volunteer attorney for the Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services, Nelson was recognized as "Volunteer Attorney of the Year" in 2009, and has served as Judge Pro Tem for Yakima County Superior Court. He is a past...
Abeyta is a life-long resident of Yakima, Washington. After graduating from West Valley High School, Abeyta went on to study at Washington State University and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Political Science. Abeyta continued his education at the California Western School of Law, graduating in 2009. Abeyta joined Abeyta Nelson Injury Law in March 2010. He is a partner...
Personal Injury Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Personal Injury Lawyers in Nearby Counties
Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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