PERSONAL INJURY AND TRIAL LAWYERS
Offices in Bremerton and Silverdale
216 Sixth Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
FOUNDED IN 1997
The most common types of personal injury
claims are traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault
claims, accidents in the home, and product defect accidents (product
liability). If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party
may be entitled to monetary compensation. In Western Washington, this system
can be complex and controversial. Having an attorney on your side is essential.
Wolfe Law Offices have been helping clients with their personal injury cases
since 1997. Put our 30+ years of combined experience to work for you. You can
make one phone call and have a successful, experienced personal injury attorney
fighting for your rights. We will insure that:
- You dont have to fight with an insurance
- You dont have to settle for less than what
you need for full recovery.
Areas of Personal Injury Law
- Auto [Motor Vehicle]
Accidents Negligence or carelessness is often the cause of motor
vehicle accidents, with distracted drivers accounting for an estimated 80
percent of automobile accidents. Distracted behaviors such as texting and
driving accidents are very closely associated. To learn more,
visit our section on motor vehicle accidents.
- Animal Bites Domestic animals are
responsible for the vast majority of animal bites in the United States. While
many dogs are well-behaved, they are involved in far more biting incidents than
any other animal. Each year, approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by
dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Although very few people
die from dog bites, around 800,000 seek medical attention each year, and over
half of them are children. In fact, children between 5 and 9 years of age are
affected more than any other age group.
- Assault and Battery Assault and battery
are offenses in both the criminal and civil law arenas. In a criminal case,
assault and battery are often part of a single case. However, in civil matters
they are separate. Assault is an attempt to physically harm another person, and
battery is the actual infliction of harm. In addition to having the perpetrator
locked up, victims of assault and battery may be able to collect damages for
medical expenses, pain and suffering and other expenses.
- Defective Drugs Defective drugs have side
effects that can harm people. While drugs undergo extensive clinical trials and
the FDA recalls those that are considered dangerous, some drugs are found to be
dangerous even after release to the public.
that knowingly withhold information regarding a drug's potentially harmful
effects may be held liable in a court of law. FDA approval does not absolve a
drug company of its responsibility to inform consumers and their physicians of
a drug's dangerous potential. Drugs that may be defective include Vioxx,
Fen-phen and Paxil.
- Defective Products A defective product
poses an unreasonable risk of causing harm to consumers. Products that have
been found defective include certain types of airbags, seatbelts, tires and
medical devices, as well as consumer products such as appliances, clothing and
Product manufacturers are held to strict liability standards.
This means that the plaintiff in a defective products case need not show
negligence or intentional wrongdoing on the part of the manufacturer. Proving
that the product is defective and that the plaintiff was harmed is usually
sufficient to win the case.
- Traumatic Brain
Injury (TBI) Car accidents are the leading cause of TBI. Other
causes include sports, slips and falls and, sadly, child abuse. As with victims
of other types of personal injury, victims of traumatic brain injuries that
occur due to negligence or willful wrongdoing (and their families) are
sometimes able to gain compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses,
loss of income and other expenses associated with the incident.
- Wrongful Death
Wrongful death lawsuits are brought on behalf of individuals who died as a
result of another person's negligence or wrongful actions. Only the executor of
the decedent's estate can file suit, and only designated distributees can
receive compensation. If someone you love was killed in a car accident or other
tragic situation due to someone else's actions, it is very important that you
contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.
Have you or a loved one been
seriously injured? A personal injury attorney from Wolfe Law Offices can help
you obtain the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact Wolfe Law
Offices today to discuss your case in a free consultation. Call