Seattle is at the center of one of the nation’s most populous and prosperous metropolitan areas. However, every Washingtonian knows that life in the Rainy City is not without risk. Each year, tens of thousands of Seattle residents are injured in accidents. While many victims are able to walk away from the aftermath of a vehicle crash or dog attack, others suffer catastrophic and even life-altering injuries.
For most people, the costs of an unexpected, accident-related injury are devastating, thrusting entire families to the brink of financial ruin. While reclaiming your independence could seem like an impossibility, you do not have to suffer in silence: if you or a loved one has been injured in a Seattle-area accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to significant compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Since the Evergreen State does not cap damages for most personal injury claims, you could receive the resources you need to begin reclaiming your independence.
For years, Max Meyers Law has striven to protect and uphold the rights of Seattle-area accident victims. We believe that nobody should have to pay the price for another person’s mistake—especially if that mistake has cost you your health, wealth, or well-being.
Types of Cases Max Meyers Law Welcomes
Max Meyers Law is a community-oriented firm that is committed to empowering accident victims. We offer affordable representation for Seattle-area residents who have suffered injuries or damages caused by:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Semi-truck collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog attacks
- School bus crashes, playground injuries, and other accidents involving children
- Wrongful death
How We Work to Make the Law Accessible to All Seattle Residents
Far too many Americans fall prey to the mistaken belief that experienced lawyers charge exorbitant fees. While some types of law firms set prices that only the wealthiest among us could ever hope to afford, Max Meyers Law is different. Whether you were injured in a semi-truck accident on Interstate 90, hurt in an intersection collision at the “Crash Corner” on 23rd Avenue East and East John Street, or bitten by a dog in Broadview, Max Meyers Law works to make the law accessible to our neighbors by:
Maintaining a Free Self-Help Library
Our website hosts a comprehensive collection of self-help articles, blog posts, and frequently asked questions, all written in a way everyone can understand.
Publishing Open-Access Legal Resources
Our founder, Max Meyers, has spent decades practicing law. Since 1997, Max Meyers has published an assortment of free-to-read books on legal topics that span everything from car accidents to insurance negotiations.
Supporting Local Students in Need
We are committed to helping students further their educations without worrying about the financial burden of high tuition costs, which is why we offer an annual scholarship to a promising college student with the drive to improve their community.
Offering Free Consultations and No-Cost Legal Services
Max Meyers Law’s commitment to accessible legal representation goes beyond self-help resources. Since we understand that car accident victims are often in dire financial straits, we do not expect our clients to pay for our services out-of-pocket. Instead, we operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we only accept payment as a percentage of your settlement. If we cannot win your case, we will not ask you to reimburse us for our time or services.
Why Securing Compensation Without Representation Can Prove a Mighty Challenge
You should never have to pay for an accident that was not your fault.
Unfortunately, securing the compensation you deserve can prove incredibly frustrating—even if you have the evidence needed to show that a reckless motorist, intoxicated truck driver, or negligent dog owner caused your accident-related injuries.
Since insurance companies are fundamentally for-profit enterprises, they will typically do everything in their power to devalue your settlement. The insurance adjuster could:
- Ask you to provide a recorded statement so that they can use your own words against you.
- Demand that you consent to an “independent medical examination” with a physician who has a reputation for providing the results the insurance company wants.
- Refuse to negotiate your settlement in good faith.
What to Do After Being Injured in a Serious Seattle-Area Accident
Since insurance adjusters will look for any reason to reduce your damages, the steps you take immediately after an accident could make the difference between a comprehensive legal recovery and an inadequate settlement.
You should protect your right to recovery by following this checklist:
- Call 911 after an accident.
- Seek immediate medical attention, even if you do not believe that you have been seriously injured. Schedule an appointment with your family doctor, or seek emergency treatment at a Seattle-area hospital such as the University of Washington Medical Center or the Virginia Mason Medical Center.
- Collect evidence from the accident site, including photographs of property damage, pictures of your visible injuries, and a recorded statement detailing the conditions that led to the accident.
- Speak to anyone who may have witnessed the accident and ask them for their full name, phone number, and other contact information.
- Contact an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney.
After an accident, the insurance adjuster might tell you to avoid hiring a lawyer, suggesting that an attorney will not do anything except extend your claim. However, numerous studies have shown that personal injury plaintiffs with experienced legal representation are not only more likely to receive a settlement than claimants without legal representation—on average, they secure better, larger settlements, too.
Your Potential Damages After a Serious Seattle-Area Accident
Max Meyers Law could help you secure compensation for damages including but not limited to:
- Your past, present, and anticipated medical expenses
- Physical rehabilitation
- Long-term care
- Prescription medication co-pays
- Reconstructive surgery
- Lost income from work
- Diminished earning potential
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
Washington does not currently limit the damages that most accident victims could receive from a personal injury lawsuit. However, the Evergreen State still has a strict statute of limitations: if you wait too long to take action, the court could dismiss your claim on a technicality, depriving you of your chance to obtain the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.
When you work with Max Meyers Law, money is never an obstacle. Please send us a message online or call us at 425-428-6052 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible.