In Your Case
Many states limit the amount of compensation available in a car accident claim. Washington does not. This allows our car accident lawyer to seek significant compensation in a broad array of categories. Clients come to our law office to seek damages for:
- Burial costs
- Caregiving expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain
- Property damage
- Reduced future earnings
Why Bellevue Relies On Our Personal Injury Law Firm
With approximately 30 years in practice as a personal injury lawyer, our attorney has developed an extensive network of experts she relies upon to win cases. Her contacts include medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, vocational rehab professionals, and more. She calls upon them to help her clients and testify as expert witnesses.
Many personal injury lawyers make their money by volume, taking on as many cases as they can. Charlotte is extremely discerning with which car accidents she takes on, limiting her work to lawsuits she believes have a real chance of victory. Another benefit of limiting her caseload is that it allows her to provide the personalized, one-on-one attention each victim deserves.
Explore Whether You Have
a Car Accident Case
In a flash, car accidents cause significant suffering across nearly every aspect of your life. Charlotte is deeply attuned to her clients' pain and does everything in her power to alleviate it.
If you have been involved in a car accident, she will speak with you during a free consultation. If she does take on your case, she will do so on a contingency basis. Reach out to her to receive the help you need.
"Diligent and thoughtful...wonderful people."
Charlotte and her team really nice, wonderful people. They are very diligent and thoughtful about taking care of their clients. They are very responsive and caring. The outcome of my case/settlement was more than I expected. I recommend Cascade Injury Law 100%.View on Google
I am so happy to have Charlotte work on my car accident case! She guided me step by step and left no questions go unanswered. Her and Mike were excellent on communicating and keeping me in the loop. I couldn't be more happy with how my case was settled. I highly recommend their firm!View on Google
Our Bellevue Team & Our State’s Laws
Are On the Side of Crash Victims
Washington is one of just 12 states that follow the pure comparative negligence rule, which allows accident victims to receive some compensation even if they were the primary cause of their accident. This means that you should look into filing an insurance claim with the other driver’s insurer even if you think you are to blame for the wreck. If you are found to be only 75% responsible, you can receive 25% of the pool of compensation.
In other words, the compensation awarded in Washington personal injury cases is proportional. Our attorneys know how to demonstrate that crash victims who may have seemed to be the primary cause of their crash were actually not the main culprits. If our car accident attorney and her team can show that you are only to blame for 25% of your crash, you can get 75% of the total compensation.
We Recommend Involving Law Enforcement
Any auto accident in Washington that results in significant property damage, severe injuries, or death must be reported to the Washington Department of Transportation within four days of the crash. If law enforcement responded to the scene of your wreck, they should file the accident report on your behalf.
While minor accidents are not required to be reported, it is still often wise to do so. You may need a police report in order to initiate your claim. Failing to file a report may also be used as evidence by defense attorneys that at the time of your accident, you did not believe it was a significant event. If an officer was not reported to your accident scene, you may file your report online via the Washington State Patrol’s portal.
Our Bellevue legal team can help handle these reports and make sure you don’t make any mistakes during your correspondence. Involve us now to get help with all aspects of your accident.
Important Insurance Information
Can I Get Paid Before Winning My Lawsuit?
Yes, you may be able to receive insurance benefits via disability insurance or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) from your own auto insurance policy. Our car accident lawyer can help you identify and obtain potential compensation.
My PIP Ran Out. What Now?
After PIP is exhausted, a medical provider is supposed to submit future health care bills to your health insurer. Unfortunately, many health insurance companies refuse to pay bills until it is proven that PIP is no longer applicable. We can handle all the paperwork necessary to prove your PIP has truly been exhausted.
My Medical Bills Are So High. What Can I Do?
You can choose Cascade Injury Law. One thing that sets our practice apart from other law firms is that we take an active role in negotiating with insurance companies to reduce the amount that our clients owe.
"I couldn't have asked for better, more tenacious representation."
Charlotte Weigel and her team are the best! Cascade Injury Law represented me for 2 car accidents. I am so grateful for Charlotte's expertise and her hard work on my behalf. Charlotte is very thorough, knowledgable and compassionate. I always felt my case and my well being were very important to her. Charlotte kept me informed every step of the way, thoroughly explained all options and made sense of the legal jargon. She fought hard to achieve the most favorable results for me. I couldn't have asked for better, more tenacious representation. My case went smoothly and I was very pleased with the better than expected settlement.View on Google
Ms. Charlotte is a very knowledgeable attorney and earned my strong recommendation. My case was transferred into her office. Despite short notice and little background, she was able to quickly understand my case and give valuable suggestions in us reaching a meaningful settlement with insurance companies. She is a strong advocate and presents all options to you and recommends the best course of favorable action. She and her staff are professional, easy to work with and super prompt with attention to detail.View on Google