Help for Civil Claim in Spokane
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You have the right to a jury trial. You have the right to have your story
heard, and for citizens of your community to make a decision about whether
the defendant is liable and the extent of your losses, including loss
of enjoyment of life, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering. Our job
as personal injury attorneys is to develop the evidence so:
- The defendant is held accountable for violating basic rules that keep us safe;
- You are adequately compensated; and,
- Others are deterred from the same type of dangerous conduct.
Unfortunately civil litigation can be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming.
At Sweetser Law Office we pay for your litigation costs to conduct an
investigation, hire experts, and prove your case. We obtain the evidence
necessary for jurors to understand the merits of your case. Attorneys
at Sweetser Law Office can confidentially talk with the defendant about
accepting their responsibility without the need for you to file suit.
When presented with the evidence, a defendant may decide to settle the
case even before you file suit.
Sometimes, however, the defendant or insurance company decides they do
not want to pay full compensation for your losses. They will force you
to file suit because they do not understand the full extent of your losses,
or claim you are exaggerating. In these circumstances it is essential
to have an experienced personal injury attorney in order to prove the
full extent of what you suffered. Our firm will compare your case to the
compensation awarded by juries in similar cases, with similar facts and
circumstances. This allows us to evaluate and advise you of the risks
and benefits of going to trial.
Sweetser Law Office is equipped to handle every step of the process: From the investigation,
finding solutions to your medical problems, negotiating your case with
the insurance company or opposing attorney, filing a lawsuit on your behalf,
completing the paperwork in litigation, preparing for your testimony,
or representing you in trial. We prepare our cases from the beginning
by conducting investigations into the truth, developing your unique story,
and handling the legal aspects of the case through mediation or trial.
Before we decide to file a lawsuit, the firm will evaluate your case and
advise you. We use our experience to guide you in your decisions to file
suit or to negotiate. In many cases, there is no alternative to filing
suit because insurance companies believe nothing the defendant did was
wrong, you are exaggerating, or that you cannot obtain evidence to show
what really happened. If you find yourself in these circumstances, we
contact the personal injury attorneys at Sweetser Law Office for free advice.
Do I Have a Good Case?
To figure out whether you have a case worth pursuing, it helps to know
the key elements that must be proven in your personal injury case. Generally,
the requirements in an injury case are the same.
The first requirement to prove is that the defendant had a duty that has
been violated. People have a duty to act responsibly toward one another.
Drivers have a duty to follow traffic laws. Doctors have a duty not to
needlessly endanger the lives of their patients. Manufacturers have a
duty to make their products safe for consumers, including children. When
a reckless driver causes an auto accident, a doctor treats a patient inappropriately,
or a company manufactures a defective product, they have violated their
duty to the community.
The second requirement is proof the defendant’s violation caused
you harm. We must prove that the defendant’s speeding caused the
auto accident or the defendant’s defective product injured your
child. In Washington, the defendant does not get to blame the victim if
they had a pre-existing injury that was aggravated. Even if there is a
pre-existing injury, you are entitled to compensation for aggravating
your condition and long term prognosis.
The third requirement is showing proof of the extent and nature of your
injuries. Documented evidence of the injuries you sustained can be critical.
Medical bills, lost wages and evidence of emotional injury can effectively
be shown by an experienced personal injury lawyer. In addition, Sweetser
Law Office is experienced in showing how your life has been affected the
injury you suffered. We get to know what your life activities were prior
to the injury, and how much function you have now. In serious injury cases,
we find that the loss of mobility impacts not only your health, but your
relationships, activities, daily routine, and outlook on life. Juries
must look at your injuries as they have affected the whole person, not
merely a part of your body.
During Your Time Of Need, Let Us Be Your Voice
Former elected Spokane prosecutor,
James R. Sweetser, takes a strategic approach geared toward efficient results and successful
resolution in litigation matters. We have the skills and resources to
take on a wide spectrum of civil law claims involving:
Get A Free Case Evaluation from Sweetser Law Office
You may be unsure whether you have a strong case. Sometimes we hear from
injury victims that have blamed themselves for an injury caused by no
fault of their own. That is why the Spokane personal injury attorneys
at Sweetser Law Office provide a
free initial consultation. Sweetser Law Office will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in your
case. After this preliminary review, our litigation lawyers can give you
an analysis of your rights and an estimate of your ability to be successful
in court. Our Spokane litigation lawyers will know the information you
need to present in court as well as the process, procedures, and deadlines
you must meet to keep your lawsuit on track.
Make no mistake - the quality of your attorney can have a significant impact
on the final result in your case. Not all attorneys are the same. An experienced
and dedicated civil litigation lawyer at Sweetser Law Office can help
you protect your rights and fairly resolve your case. Sweetser Law Office
- Provide you with courtroom experience and expertise
- Resolve your case in a timely and effective manner
- Provide essential skills and experience necessary to protect your interests
- Thoroughly analyze all aspects of your case and help determine whether
to settle or go forward with trial
- Determine whether your case requires negotiations
- Decide whether or not to settle your lawsuit out of court
- Explain your legal rights and obligations
- Make sure to follow the very specific court rules when filing motions on
- Discuss your trial options
- Help organize documents for evidence
- Point out any faults in your case
- Devise a legal strategy to help you win your case
- Represent you during hearings, arbitration, mediation, motions, and at trial
Sweetser Law Office has earned a reputation as high-quality civil litigators
with a wide range of knowledge in nearly all injury-related cases. We
have been advocating for our clients in Spokane and surrounding areas
for more than 30 years.
We prepare all of our cases for trial from the beginning. Our firm has
access to extensive resources, professional connections, and experts to
educate the jury on critical issues in the case. This preparation is critical
in many cases to obtaining favorable settlements for our clients, and
when settlement is not an option, we are ready to fight for our clients'
rights in the courtroom.
Our firm’s founding lawyer, James R. Sweetser, serves as lead counsel
in every case. He has won numerous high profile cases and continues to
prevail in complex civil matters. His efforts, compounded with those of
our entire legal team, have helped earn Sweetser Law Office a solid reputation
for thorough preparation, innovative demonstrative evidence, passionate
advocacy, and unmatched effectiveness.
At Sweetser Law Office we are not a personal injury mill. We are a midsize
law firm providing individualized, personally tailored legal solutions
across a variety of issues. We will take the time to listen to your situation,
and investigate the facts surrounding your case. We will provide you with
litigation services designed to meet your individualized needs. Our lawyers
and support staff will promptly return your calls and keep you informed
of any major developments throughout your case. Our best advertisement
is a job well done, and we have more than 30 years’ worth of
satisfied clients to attest to our success.