• Free initial consultation on any injury claim
  • One of Seattle’s TOP Injury Law Firms
  • No up-front attorney fees, no up-front costs

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

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.

WINNING IN COURT
WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

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.

WHAT WE ACHIEVE

WHAT WE ACHIEVE

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 ATTORNEYS

OUR ATTORNEYS

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.

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Alek McCune

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Tamra Hood

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Rhonda Fedrick

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We Make House Calls.

  1. Work Site Injuries

    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.

  2. Brain Injury

    The Attorney You Choose in a Brain Injury Case Can Make a Difference

    Mild brain injury (concussion)
    Closed head injury
    Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
    Other head trauma

  3. Catastrophic Accidents

    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.

  4. Spinal Cord Injury

    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.

  5. Premises Liability

    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.

    We also deal with

    • – Torn rotator cuffs
    • – Herniated discs in necks and backs
    • – Broken bones
    • – Traumatic brain injuries

LEGAL SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

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.

FAQ

FAQ

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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:

  • Defects in Manufacturing: In these injury claims, the injury happened as a direct result of any defect in manufacturing. If a person rides a bike and becomes injured because the frame was built with a crack in it, he could file an injury claim.
  • Defects in Design: These injury claims can be filed if there was a defect in the design of a product, such as a snow blower that was developed without a proper protection device built in, thus causing an injury while using the device.
  • Inadequate Warning Label: These injury claims can be filed if the consumer was not warned that a product could be potentially dangerous if not used properly. For example, no warning label on a medication about drug interactions or harmful side effects is failure to warn.

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