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 your 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 clients are what matter most to this firm. That is why we make sure that our attorneys come from a wide variety of schools, backgrounds, experiences, and expertise, so that our clients can always count on having an understanding and knowledgeable attorney who can relate to their position. Give any one of our accident lawyers a call, and you will instantly recognize his or her open communication skills, ability to grasp your situation, and wise legal advice. The initial telephone call is free, so call now.
1.The insurance company is asking you for a recorded statement.
2.The insurance company wants you to sign any release, authorization, or other forms.
3.The insurance company is not paying for all of your property damage.
4.The insurance company says they’re not going to pay your medical bills or wage loss.
5.The insurance company wants you to attend an exam with their doctor.
6.You do not have enough money to see a doctor
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.
We see them every day. A couple of cars pulled to the side of the road, people talking and exchanging information. But we never expect that that might be us. If you were hit and sustained an injury, whether your injury was the result of an accident caused by an inattentive, reckless, drunk, or fatigued driver; or a driver who failed to yield right of way, was following too close, or was going too fast for the conditions, we can help.
When people and business don’t correct known hazards on their property or warn people about known dangers, the public is at risk for injury. To protect our friends and families, the law provides that premises owners must take actions to correct dangerous conditions that they know about or should know about, and that the premises owners warn the public of the danger until it can be corrected. If a premises owner failed to keep you safe from a dangerous condition you didn’t expect, give us a call for a consultation
The brain is an amazing organ: millions of synapses firing and senses being noted and catalogued all the time. Yet, even with a hard skull around it, the brain is easy to damage. Concussions, memory loss, loss of motor skills, and changes in personality can result from even a simple bump to or shaking of the head. Brain injury can completely change a person’s and their family’s life, often permanently. If you or a loved one have suffered brain injury due to another’s actions or negligence, we can help ensure that your future and the future of your loved ones is protected.
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 obtain justice and closure. At Gosanko & O’Halloran, our aggressive attorneys protect the rights of our clients. Our experience has taught us how to deal with a trucking company’s insurer and ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated
Until it happened, you never thought your loved one would die. Yet, time has gone by since it happened, and now bills are starting to pile up. Your loved one usually paid the bills, but the insurance is dried up, and you are still trying to process the loss. What can you do? A family who has lost a primary wage earner must find new ways to financially support themselves at the same time that they are mourning the loss of a loved one. We can help you recover from your monetary losses while you recover from the emotional trauma.
The brain may send the commands, but without the spine and its nervous system, the commands go nowhere. Spinal damage can result in someone becoming paralyzed, losing feeling in an extremity, or other serious health issues. On top of that, medical expenses for spinal injuries can be extensive, and spinal injuries often require years of treatment for the pain and changes in lifestyle. To make sure that you or a loved one get the help needed, for as long as it’s needed, give us a call. We can advise you on the proper way to get help and to make sure those responsible are held accountable.
Riding your bicycle is good for the environment compared to driving a car. However, without thousands of pounds of steel to surround you, and drivers only seeing what they expect to see, other cars, any cyclist is at high risk for being seriously injured despite using all due care. We take the time to understand how your life has been changed by this accident and will fight to make sure that you receive justice for your injuries.
Although insurance companies in Washington are required by law to act in good faith with their insureds, they sometimes don’t. Don’t let your own insurance company cheat you out of what the insurance policy requires them to cover and pay.
If you thought you were covered for your loss, but your insurance company denied or limited your claim, call us for a free consultation to determine if their denial or limitation was in bad faith.
When we entrust the well-being of our loved ones to a nursing home, we expect a certain degree of safety and care. Unfortunately, that is often not the case when nursing homes value profit over people. Even facilities with the best intentions can be directed by a parent corporation to reduce staff and cut corners in hiring to increase profits. When this happens, our family members become victims of systemic abuse and neglect. Common signs of neglect include bedsores, dehydration, and soiled clothing. Fortunately, the law provides a heavy hammer for you to use to protect the safety of all nursing home residents.
Motorcycles are more than a means of transportation, they are a lifestyle. A lifestyle that involves saving gas, feeling the wind as you ride,
and connecting with other riders. The problem, though, is that when a car driver doesn’t see you, you almost always end up with more serious injuries.
On top of that, judges and juries are going to have assumptions about you because you ride a motorcycle.
We have experience with motorcycle accidents and know how to make sure you receive justice.
Construction workers confront dangerous and unsafe work conditions on a daily basis. If a forklift operator is negligent, the equipment is defective, or any kind of misconduct occurs, the results can be catastrophic. At Gosanko & O’Halloran, we advocate for accident victims and their families following serious or fatal construction or worksite accidents throughout Washington.
If you or a family member are involved in any other kind of catastrophic accident, the loss, pain and grief can seem overwhelming. At Gosanko & O’Halloran, we can help you cope and begin to recover. Our experience has given us the knowledge needed to deal with cases that may seem to be crushing you from all sides. We will relieve some of the pressure and take it onto our shoulders as you attempt to move on from such a life changing event.
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 recover a portion of his/her damages. 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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