Nelson & Johnson, PLLC was founded by attorneys Anthony C. Johnson and Eric S. Nelson. The firm is based in Seattle, but has represented clients from all corners of Washington State. Although the firm has extensive experience in many areas of general civil litigation, it specializes in personal injury cases, with a combined total of more than 35 years of experience. Nelson & Johnson provides aggressive representation on behalf of individuals and families who have been wrongfully hurt or killed.
The experienced attorneys at Nelson & Johnson understand that people who have suffered a serious injury or the death of a loved one place great trust in their attorneys to compassionately, but aggressively, represent them during the stressful legal process. Nelson & Johnson honor your trust by working diligently on your behalf to achieve justice and obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
This depends upon many factors. If you were injured and it was partially or entirely the fault of another person, then you have a claim. To determine if you have a claim, call our office for a free consultation and speak directly with one of our attorneys to discuss the specifics of your particular case. If we determine you have a claim, you are entitled to obtain fair compensation for your damages, including property damage, personal injuries, current and future medical bills for treatment of those injuries, lost wages, mental distress, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you or your passenger is seriously injured, do your best to remain calm. Always call the police and, as soon as you can, gather information about any other drivers and witnesses (including insurance information). Take photographs of the scene of the accident, your vehicle and your injuries, if possible. Do not discuss details of the accident with anyone except the police. You should consult an attorney as soon as possible to help you deal with insurance issues and gather evidence for your case. It is also important to contact an attorney soon since there are time limits for pursuing a legal claim. You should also report the accident to your insurance company, but do not give a statement to the other drivers insurance company. Of course, the most import thing you must do is obtain medical treatment and follow doctors orders so that you can make a full and complete recovery as soon as possible. Also, formal treatment with your health care providers helps to properly document your claim.
No. You should not settle a claim or sign a release without first consulting an attorney. For example, you may believe that you are only settling your property damage or car rental claim, but instead sign a broad release of your personal injury claims. Also, it is very common for you and your doctor not to fully diagnose the extent of your injuries for some time after the accident. Call and speak directly with one of our attorneys for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.
First, you will not be charged for your initial meeting with our attorneys to discuss your case. Once retained, Nelson & Johnson will work on a contingency fee basis when representing you in your injury case. This means that we will not charge you by the hour, but that you will only pay a percentage of your recovery as attorney fees. As a result, you will pay no attorney fees out of your pocket. Our fee will be paid out of the settlement, award or verdict. If there is no recovery, you do not owe any attorneys fees.
At Nelson & Johnson, we typically advance costs to prosecute your case, including such items as court filing fees, medical records retrieval, expert witness fees and the like. When the costs are advanced, there is no money paid out of your pocket. These costs are generally reimbursed at the end of your case.
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