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Headquartered in Olympia with a satellite office in Tacoma, Rivera Law Offices PLLC represents clients in a variety of personal injury cases such as auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and dog bites. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.
You hear about people being injured every day, but no one ever expects it will happen to them. Suffering a serious injury in a car crash, truck accident, motorcycle collision, slip and fall accident, or as the result of a dog bite, can present several unexpected physical, financial, and psychological consequences. However, when these incidents are caused by negligent or reckless actions on the part of an individual, municipality, or major corporation, accident victims and their families may seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages associated with the accident.
Far too often, personal injury victims and family members of wrongful death victims encounter uncooperative insurance companies who give them the runaround or insufficient settlement amounts. To ensure that you and your family receive full and rightful compensation, you want a personal injury attorney in Washington on your side who is familiar with the common misleading practices of insurance companies as well as the different ways to combat these practices.
Don’t try to negotiate your claim alone, consult with an experienced attorney first!
Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.
Areas of Practice
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car collision in Washington, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. NOT everyone needs an attorney, but everyone will benefit from a free consultation. The laws and the insurance process can be complex. An attorney can help you understand all your options related to paying your medical bills, receiving compensation for the time missed at work and getting your vehicle repaired. At Rivera Law Offices, we pride ourselves on being candid and straightforward.
Everyone loves dogs, but if you’ve been bitten by someone’s dog, they are responsible for those injuries. Call us at Rivera Law Offices to find out if you have a case. Many times the dog owner’s home insurance will cover an injured person for a dog bite.
Brain injuries are among the most tragic to occur during a car crash and inflict devastating damage and even death. Even with airbags, seat belts, and all the latest technology, a vehicle occupant’s head is still incredibly vulnerable during an auto accident. The most common brain injuries that occur in a vehicle crash include: concussions, closed head injuries and penetrating head injuries. A sudden blow to the head can cause the brain to shake inside the skull where it may be bruised or cut. Symptoms of a concussion often include loss of consciousness, headaches, dizziness, and difficulty thinking and remembering clearly.
When the head hits a hard surface, the blunt trauma can cause bruising, nerve damage, skull fractures, and brain swelling. If you think you have suffered a brain injury it is extremely important that you seek immediate medical attention. After seeking medical attention, consult with an experienced attorney. Treating a brain injury can be complicated. An experienced attorney can help ensure that your medical bills get paid so you can get the treatment you need.
Premises liability claims
Unfortunately many people have been injured while on someone else’s property. Most people refer to these as “Slip and Fall” cases. Just because you fell, doesn’t mean the property owner is at fault. However, determining whether the property owner was responsible for your injuries is complicated. The property owner has a duty to inspect the business premise and make sure it’s safe. It’s best to consult with an attorney to make sure you know if you have a case.
If your child was injured in a car accident, there are special rules that apply to minors. In fact, YOU can’t settle a minor’s case without court approval. If you accepted an insurance settlement for your child, the settlement is NOT binding unless there was court approval. The statute of limitations for children who have been injured is LONGER than 3 years.
If a loved one has passed away and you think that a wrongful death may have been involved, Rivera Law Offices, is able to help. Many times family members do not even know that a loved one’s death was “wrongful”. It’s important to contact a lawyer so that the situation can be analyzed by someone with experience handling wrongful death cases.
Riding a bike is good for your health and good for our environment. However, it can be dangerous. If you’ve been involved in a collision with a car while riding your bike, you should consult with an attorney at Rivera Law Offices for a no-charge consultation. In some cases your medical bills can be covered immediately if the other person has PIP (Personal Injury Protection).
Depending on whether a burn injury is a first-degree burn, second-degree burn, third-degree burn, or fourth-degree burn, an individual may require months, years, or even a lifetime to recover. Medical action is typically taken as soon as possible after burn trauma to help prevent scarring and disfigurement. In many situations, multiple operations and skin grafting surgeries may be necessary. The altered functions of the burned areas of skin may also require intensive physical therapy, respiratory management, and pain control.
We offer a free consultation. If you’ve been injured, use the form below to contact us regarding your case. Please be as detailed as possible. You may also email or call us directly at (360) 705-8200 to make an appointment.
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