Insurance companies are in place to make sure that their clients are protected, but don’t forget that they are in business to make money. When an adjuster is prepared to make you an offer to “settle” your claim, it is important that you understand what injuries, bills, and expenses are being paid for; an attorney can help ensure you understand the process. When someone thinks of a “personal injury claim,” it is most often a car accident that jumps to mind. Injuries come about in a lot of ways, including accidents on public property or while riding public transportation. The most important thing to remember when you have been injured is to seek medical treatment right away. Your health is critical. Personal injury claims must be brought within a specific period of time after the accident, after which they become ‘statute barred’ and will not succeed. In Washington, this is a 3 year period from the time of the accident. It is usually better to see a lawyer while events are fresh in your mind, rather than trying to recall what happened months or years later. To schedule your initial consultation, contact us and complete the Accident intake form.