Experienced and Highly Rated Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer
An experienced and highly rated Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer will personally handle your case from start to finish. Travis Eller has been rated “Superb” by independent attorney rating service avvo.com. Travis Eller has been representing personal injury victims in Seattle and the Puget Sound area for fifteen years. He has earned the National Institute for Trial Advocacy “Advocate” designation. See our list of questions to help you hire the right Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer.
Free consultation. No recovery, no fee. Personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means you never pay an attorney fee unless and until the case is resolved in your favor either in settlement or in court. There are no up front costs. We do not get paid until you do.
Home/hospital/work place visits. Home or hospital visits are available if your injury precludes an office visit. Weekend or evening visits are available if your schedule makes an appointment during business hours difficult.
Representing personal injury victims is about ensuring justice. People who have been injured by the negligence of others are entitled by law to be made whole, including recovery for personal injury damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of income, and medical expenses. Injury cases accepted include auto accident injury, dog bite injury, pedestrian accident, product liability, and medical malpractice.
Our Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer will make a reasonable effort to work with the insurance company on a settlement in your case. However, a number of factors can make settlement problematic, necessitating taking your case to court.
Factors that may prevent your case from settling out of court.
Unfortunately the reality is that whether you can settle out of court or not is ultimately in the hands of the other side’s insurance company. While some insurers are philosophically opposed to the idea of injury settlements unless culpability is crystal clear, a Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer can often negotiate with less-intractable companies. When this proves fruitless, the insurance company likely:
• Simply does not believe you were injured, or thinks you are exaggerating your injuries.
• Believes you and your Washington personal injury lawyer are demanding a larger settlement than is appropriate.
• Is trying to wear you and your lawyer down, hoping you will agree to a smaller settlement out of frustration.
• Believes that you bear at least partial responsibility for the accident which caused your injuries.
• Has an internal policy of forcing litigation.
Insurers know that litigating a case is far most costly and potentially time-consuming than settling out of court. If they believe you and your Washington personal injury lawyer may be unwilling to stay the course, they might refuse to settle. They know that if a case’s value is not high it might not be cost-effective to litigate.
If the insurer initially refuses to settle, your lawyer may suggest waiting awhile before pursuing a lawsuit. For instance, it is usually best to complete all medical treatment before settling an injury claim. If long term care is necessary for your injury, your lawyer will obtain an estimate for future medical treatment from your doctor and/or other experts.
The insurer may decide that you are determined not to give up, and agree to settle. But if this proves impossible, you and your lawyer will need to discuss how best to go forward. When a lawsuit is brought it is usually against the defendant, not his insurance company.
Our Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you are injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence or fault, you may be facing substantial medical costs and loss of work. The good news is, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim. Contact Washington personal injury lawyer Travis Eller for a review of your case today.
Seattle car accident attorney – If you are injured in a car accident be certain you get fair compensation for your car accident injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. Car accident injuries can include whiplash, back injury, bone fractures, and/or concussions to more serious injuries involving surgery, epidural anesthesia, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, dismemberment, amputation, herniated disc, spine injury, or even death.
We have represented car accident victims with wide array of injuries – soft tissue injury with chiropractic care; life threatening injury requiring emergency surgery; clients who were thrown from the vehicle and suffered serious closed head injury; and many more types of injury and various scenarios.
Auto Accident FAQs:
The other driver was cited by police. Doesn’t that mean he is automatically responsible? Or: I was cited by police. Doesn’t that mean that I have no claim?
Whether and to what extent a financial recovery is available for the death of a loved caused by the fault of a third party will depend on the nature of the relationship to the loved one who has passed away. The estate of the deceased may recover damages as well. See the wrongful death for more details, or contact us.
Commercial servers of alcohol may be liable for over serving who then causes injury to a third person, typically in an auto accident. Liability is not automatic. The patron must have been apparently intoxicated at the time the alcohol was served. Over service at a business function where alcohol is made available may also give rise to dram shop liability. There are additional rules pertaining to service of alcohol to minors. See the dram shop page for more details, or contact us.
Injury claims from a fall that occurred on another’s property are common. They are also among the most strongly defended. This is because liability is not “automatic” or assumed in any way just because you are on another’s property. If you are injured as the result of a slip and fall you should consider a free initial consultation with a personal injury attorney early in the process to preserve you rights and increase the chances of a successful outcome.
Air travel is generally very safe. Injury may nevertheless occur while traveling by air. Injury may not result in the liability of the airline. Clear air turbulence is a common cause of air travel related injury, for example, but clear air turbulence may be difficult or impossible to forecast. The airline will have attorneys and experts on their side. If you or someone you know has been injured in an air travel incident you should seek a free consultation with an attorney. Our personal injury attorney has handled air travel injury claims.
Seattle dog bite lawyer Travis Eller helps dog bite attack victims who have suffered injury. Dog bite attacks may result in puncture wounds, scarring, rabies, and/or emotional trauma. Contact us if you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite attack. Negligence applies to dog bite injury cases as with any injury claim. Under certain circumstances strict liability may apply to dog bite injury.
Medical malpractice is a breach in the standard of care by a doctor or other medical provider that causes injury or death. Doctors and hospitals usually get it right, but when they do not the consequences can be serious, even devastating. If you believe you or someone close to you has been injured by medical malpractice, hospital error or negligence, nursing home abuse, surgery error, or other medical or professional negligence you should seek the advice of a medical malpractice attorney
Seattle pedestrian accident injury attorney Travis Scott Eller helps pedestrian accident injury victims. Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injury for the obvious reason that a pedestrian struck by a vehicle is prone and unprotected. Liability for the injury is not automatic. It must be proven. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a pedestrian accident it may be in your interests to contact a personal injury attorney early to protect your rights.
We trust products we use every day to be safe. Usually they are. When they are not safe people can suffer injury and even death. Recovery on a product liability injury claim is not automatic. It must be proven. Product liability can be based on manufacturing defects, design defects, failure to warn, or breach of warranty. If you or someone you know has suffered injury as a result of a defective product contact our Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer for a free injury case evaluation.