When you’re injured in an accident, the experience and effects of your injuries can be traumatic and far-reaching. Most often, an accident is unexpected. You can’t possibly be prepared for being severely injured. Your injuries could require expensive medical treatment, time off work and could temporarily or permanently change your life.
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries when your injuries were caused by the actions or inactions of someone else. The Kent personal injury attorneys of
can help you get the compensation you deserve. We will work hard to help you get justice so you can move forward from your injuries. Call us today at (253) 588-6696 for a free consultation or reach out to us online.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At The Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs, we handle a vast range of personal injury and accident cases. The types of cases that we are experienced and have the skills to represent you in include:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Slip and falls (premises liability cases)
Why Choose The Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs?
The attorneys of The Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs have over 60 years of experience representing Washingtonians who have been injured in an accident. The Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs was founded nearly half a century ago to help fight for the rights of those who have been injured in accidents caused by others. Attorneys Briggs and Docter are both children of Puget Sound, so they have personal ties to the area where they represent clients who are enduring vulnerable times in their lives.
Attorney Shawn Briggs has been practicing law for over 35 years. His top personal injury skills have earned him national recognition, being named a Super Lawyer and a top trial lawyer by the Washington Law & Politics and the National Trial Lawyers Association, respectively.
Attorney Marie Docter has been practicing law for several decades and has a wealth of knowledge in maritime law, personal injury law, and class-action law. She is a Washington State Association for Justice Eagle member.
The Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs is committed to building a safe community by helping protect your rights and seeking justice for those who have been harmed through no fault of their own.
Cases We’ve Won
Over the many years we’ve represented Washington and Kent clients who were injured, we’ve helped them secure favorable verdicts and settlements. Below are just a few of the awards and settlements we’ve helped our clients receive:
- A $700,000 award for a rear-end collision accident in which our client suffered a back injury
- A $400,000 award for a head-on collision accident in which our client suffered multiple injuries
- A $2.1 million award for a motorcycle accident at a dangerous intersection
- Another $2.1 million award for a construction site accident in which a wall collapsed, injuring our client
- A $275,000 award for negligence by a retail store in which our client suffered back and shoulder injuries
- A $1 million award for a wrongful death suit as a result of a fatal motorcycle accident
It should be noted that past successes in personal injury cases do not predict success in another personal injury case. The facts of each case must be examined and judged on their own merits. We can guarantee, however, that at The Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs, we will use the same skills and expertise we used to win past cases in your case, and we will fight just as hard to help you get the compensation you are owed as we did for our past clients.
Compensation for Your Injuries
If you’re injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be compensated for your injuries through a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company or in a lawsuit. If you choose to file a lawsuit, you must file your suit within the time frame designated by state law. This is known as the statute of limitations, which in Washington is three years from the date the incident happened.
Your losses may be compensated in the form of damages. There are three types of damages: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
- Economic damages cover any costs you incur for medical treatment for your injuries that were caused by the accident. You can also be paid for any medical treatments you may need in the future for your accident-related injuries. If you need to take time off of work or can’t work due to your injuries, you may be compensated for your lost wages. You may also be compensated if your injuries might affect your future earning abilities. Economic damages can cover modifications you may need to make to your car or home as a result of your injuries.
- You may be awarded non-economic damages for the losses that are less tangible. The purpose of these types of damages is to compensate you for the emotional and mental impact your injuries have had on you and the effect your injuries have had on your life. You can receive non-economic damages for the mental turmoil and pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident. Additionally, if your relationships with your family have been damaged as a result of the impact of your injuries on your mental state and your life, you may be compensated for those losses. This is known as “loss of consortium.”
The state of Washington ordinarily does not award punitive damages in personal injury cases. However, these types of damages are reserved for accidents in which the person who caused the injuries acted egregiously or with willful intent to harm.
Call The Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident because of someone else’s actions, the Kent personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs are here to help you get the compensation you may be entitled to. We’ll provide you with personalized service and use our decades of experience to help you get the justice you deserve. You don’t owe us anything upfront and won’t owe us anything while we’re representing you unless and until we win your case.
Call (253) 588-6696 today to schedule your free consultation or contact us online.