Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to protecting the public from the needless, dangerous, and unethical acts of people, businesses, and insurers. When we enforce the law against negligent offenders and earn full compensation for our clients, it prevents those actions from happening again, and our communities are made safer. We are privileged and honored that our referrals often come from other attorneys who respect our results, doctors wanting the best outcomes for their patients, and former clients who want the best representation for their friends and loved ones. This is because we are dedicated to developing a long-term attorney-client relationship with you during the course of our representation. Our firm is small enough to be personal, yet we have the big-firm resources and experience needed to handle large and complex cases. Our injury attorneys focus on helping seriously injured and disabled people enforce their rights against insurance companies.
We accept injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis with no up-front fees, costs, or retainers. Call us now for more information on how we can help you.
We know the aftermath of an injury or death can be difficult. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the reckless, negligent, or illegal conduct of another, give us a call. We will put our decades of experience to work and provide you with quality legal service combined with the individual attention you deserve to reach a full financial recovery. Your initial consultation on any injury claim is free.
“Without a doubt, Gary and his staff helped me and my family through one of the most difficult times in my life… I knew from the start of this ordeal that I lacked the knowledge to deal with the … insurance company on my own, and I knew trying to do so while getting my health back would only make matters worse. I’m so happy that Gary and his staff were there for me and my family when we needed them. They fought very hard to get a great result, and I’m very pleased with the outcome… Choosing them will put your mind at ease knowing you have confident people on your side and knowing that you will get a great result in the end.”
“I could not have ever made it through the life changing events my accidents caused if it was not for the unselfish caring and support I received by this law firm. … I received patience and understanding in ways I cannot fully express. Gosanko & O’Halloran Law Firm handled my cases professionally and with integrity. Going to court and all steps prior to any settlement is challenging and frightening. I can assure anyone seeking a personal injury attorney that this law firm will be there for them every step of the way. You can place your trust in them.”
“Throughout my case, “The Gosanko Law firm was always available to answer any questions that I had during the process.”
Thanks to the Gosanko & O’Halloran attorneys, their experience, and their availability, “We were able to deal with the unexpected, as we were prepared in advance to handle all that is related to the injury.”
“Someone actually put me through to the attorney on the first call, and he was so kind and soft spoken. Mark told me to come into the office the next day, told me not to worry, and when we arrived, we felt so at home.”
The dedicated lawyers and support staff at Gosanko & O'Halloran focus on enforcing the rights of our injured clients in and out of court, providing the best legal representation and counseling possible, and obtaining excellent recoveries for our clients. Most importantly, we represent people, not insurance companies.
The attorneys at Gosanko & O’Halloran are experienced, zealous attorneys committed to helping you recover as much as the law permits against the insurers of negligent persons and businesses. As you attorneys, we enforce your rights by aggressively pursuing insurers to recover fair and full compensation for serious injuries or the wrongful death of a family member.
OUR FIRM’S GREATEST ASSET IS OUR PEOPLE. Because our attorneys COME FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF SCHOOLS, BACKGROUNDS, EXPERIENCE, AND EXPERTISE, OUR CLIENTS CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON OUR ATTORNEYS TO RELATE TO THEIR POSITION. GIVE ANY ONE OF OUR SEATTLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS A CALL AND YOU WILL INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE THEIR OPEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS, ABILITY TO GRASP YOUR SITUATION, AND WISE LEGAL ADVICE. The initial telephone call is free, so call now.
Construction workers confront dangerous and unsafe work conditions on a daily basis. If a forklift operator is negligent, if defective equipment is used or if any type of misconduct occurs, the results can be catastrophic. At The Gosanko & O’Halloran Law Firm, we advocate for accident victims and their families following serious or fatal construction or worksite accidents in Washington.
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No matter what caused your injury, the lawyers at Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC, can help you recover for the loss, the hurt, the pain, the grief, and the loss caused by catastrophic injuries.
When you are facing a lifetime of medical expenses, employment challenges, therapy and life care needs, it is essential that you obtain the maximum compensation to which you and your family are entitled, to compensate for your past and future needs. Our firm is dedicated to fighting for you in a personal injury claim.
Usually, when we think of slip and fall injuries, we picture someone slipping on the ice or tripping on a crack in the sidewalk. We imagine minor injuries like sprained ankles or a bruised muscle.
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Since 1985, our professional injury lawyers and accident attorneys have fought for and won recovery for thousands of people across the state of Washington. These recoveries include compensation arising out of car accidents; motorcycle crashes; bicycle accidents; nursing home negligence, abuse, and neglect; truck accidents; construction and worksite accidents; and other injury-causing events resulting from the negligence or intentional act of another person or company. Our clients’ injuries have included whiplash, TMJ injuries, herniated discs, brain damage, broken bones, soft tissues injuries, and other serious or catastrophic injuries.
Whether your injury was the result of the inattentive, reckless driving of the team, a car accident caused by a drunk driver, a trucking accident caused by driver fatigue, or any other kind of collision or accident, you may need the advice of a personal injury attorney to answer questions. Give the attorneys at our office a call. We will answer them thoroughly and give you suggestions on how to proceed with your case.
A slip and fall accident can occur in almost any location, from a wet floor in the grocery store to a dangerously uneven sidewalk. Not every situation gives rise to legal liability, but valid slip and fall claims are filed and settled every year. At our firm, we provide tips on what to expect in different kinds of slip and fall cases — which typically turn on a legal concept known as “premises liability”.
The challenges that a truck accident survivor or the family members of a wrongful death victim face often seem insurmountable. However, with the right information and help, you can get the necessary means for obtaining justice and closure. At Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC, our aggressive attorneys protect the rights of our clients. We understand preserving evidence and dealing with a trucking company’s insurance.
Fatal car accidents and accidental deaths of any sort leave surviving family members with emotional scars. A family who has lost a primary wage earner must deal with the financial support of the family in addition to the grief of losing a loved one. Those who survived the deadly accident often suffer serious personal injuries and must try to start healing physically and emotionally while coming to grips with losing a loved one.
Most drivers, as they are changing lanes, turning, or entering intersections, fail to see bicyclists and even if they see a cyclist, they fail to process what they see. This is usually because they only see what they are expecting to see, which is another car or truck with two headlights, and don’t see what they are not expecting to see – a cyclist. As a result, cyclists are at high risk for being involved in a crash, even if they use all due care.
Some personal injury victims are injured first in an accident or other mishap and then injured further by an insurance company’s delay or bad faith denial of a claim. If you thought you were covered, you may get a claim denial made in bad faith. Some insurance companies do everything they can to avoid making payment, including wrongful claim denial, whenever they think they can get away with it.
What is a Tort (a/k/a personal injury claim)?
An infringement of an individual’s rights or an injury toward a person is considered a tort. The victim has the right to any compensation for the damages caused. This can include lost wages, counseling services, medical bills, and any other costly needs, such as pain, loss, or disability, that occur as a result of the civil wrong or injury. Defective products, vehicle or boating accidents, medical malpractice, negligence in someone’s care, slander, professional negligence, and other injuries or wrongful deaths commonly result in tort cases.
For a successful personal injury claim due to a tort, the victim must be able to prove that there was in fact a legal duty due to others by a person, that there was a breach of this duty by an individual, that this breach of the duty was the reason damages were suffered by an individual, and that the damages which were incurred by the individual were because of the breach of duty.
What is comparative fault?
Comparative fault, also known as comparative responsibility, is a principle of tort law that examines each party’s fault within a lawsuit. It then divides the fault between the plaintiff and the defendant by a percentage, and the plaintiff is only awarded the money that he is entitled to. For example, if there was a car accident and the plaintiff suffered injuries, but both parties were at fault, with the defendant being more at fault, then the plaintiff can only claim a portion of the claim. If the plaintiff was 25% at fault, and the defendant was 75% at fault, then the plaintiff would be awarded 75% of the provable damages.
How is the amount of damages determined?
The person who is injured will be able to recover the sum of their damages from the individual who was at fault. The individual at fault is known as the tortfeasor. The damages incurred can include economic damages, such as lost wages, counseling services, and medical bills. They can also include the non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of activities. Non-economic damages and their values are determined by the trier of fact, which may be a judge in a bench trial, an arbitrator in an arbitration, or a jury in a jury trial. The trier of fact may rely on admissible evidence from expert and lay witnesses and may be guided by the arguments of the attorneys. Considerations in determining the value of non-economic damages might include the type of injury, the length of recovery, the inconvenience, and the disability.
How much are your attorney fees for a tort case?
The initial consultation is free; if our firm agrees to represent you, payment for the attorney fees is contingent upon the outcome. In a contingency fee case, we only receive payment if and when you recover monies for any damages. Our fees will be an agreed upon percentage of your recovery.
Should You Sign A Release, A Medical Authorization, Or Any Other Forms For The Insurance Adjuster?
Do not sign any release, medical authorization, or any other forms without the advice of an attorney. This might include property damage releases, medical record authorizations, settlement releases, or other requests for information.
If You File A Personal Injury Claim, Will You Have To Go To Court?
Not necessarily. Filing a claim is not the same as filing a lawsuit. After filing a claim, most cases are settled before litigation. Litigation may become necessary if the insurer or defendant denies liability, or if the insurer or defendant offers you less than fair compensation for your damages. The decision to file a lawsuit will always be yours. In our experience, even in the cases where clients choose to file a lawsuit, settlements are often reached before trial. At Gosanko & O’Halloran, we prepare every case as if it is going to proceed to trial which allows us to achieve the best result for each client.
If You Don’t Feel Injured After An Automobile Accident, Do You Have To See A Doctor?
It is highly recommended that you and any passengers that were in the vehicle visit a doctor immediately, even if you feel fine right after the accident. The physician may be able to identify injuries that you may not know exist. Oftentimes, it may take several days or even weeks for you to feel the effects of your injuries. If you wait too long to see a doctor for your injuries, though, the insurance company may claim that your injuries were not a result of the collision.
What Types Of Claims Involve Premises Liability?
Premises liability involves many different types of claims, such as falls, or other injuries that occur on public land, a building, in an elevator, or on private land. Our firm represents those who have been injured in various premises, either public or private.
What Is A Product Liability Claim?
While the laws applicable to defective product cases vary there are three legal principles which are similar in almost all jurisdictions that can form a product liability case:
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