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Who Is Ritchie Reiersen Law?
King County is an amazing place to live – but everyone can agree, the traffic is pretty awful. On any given day, multiple accidents happen all over the area. If you find that you’ve been injured in an auto accident because someone else was being negligent, Ritchie Reiersen Law in Covington can help you.
Ritchie Reiersen Law was founded by Brandon Ritchie, who learned at an early age that an injury from an accident doesn’t affect only the person injured – there are far-reaching consequences into many aspects of the life of the victim as well as their family.
Brandon took the knowledge and insight he gained from this experience growing up and turned it into a passion to help victims of accidents. With a full staff of knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys, Ritchie Reiersen Law takes that passion to help others to new heights.
Our goal is to treat each person who comes in our office the same way we would want our own family to be treated – with compassion and respect. We are steadfast advocates for victims’ rights and we strive to help each client feel empowered to make the best decisions for their future.
At Ritchie Reiersen Law in Covington, we have local personal injury attorneys who are experts on the laws of Washington and who specialize in cases involving auto accidents (semi-trucks, pedestrians, bicycles, and car accidents, etc); slip, trip, and fall cases; drunk driving injuries; cases of medical malpractice, including wrongful death; and any other injuries due to the negligent actions of another. We love what we do, and we love to help people receive the compensation they deserve.
We have put this passion into practice and have helped thousands of clients recover over $25 million in settlements. If you have been injured due to the negligence of others and want to know if you have a chance at full compensation.
Knowing you have an experienced and dependable person on your side can help the path forward after an injury feel much less intimidating.
How Long Does the Settlement Process Take After a Car Accident?
After being in an auto accident, it can feel like time slows down while the stress piles up. The need to pay medical bills, get the car fixed, continue to work – or find a way to have an income if you’re injured to the point that you can’t work – it can all be overwhelming. It is always hard to know what to expect from insurance companies in these situations.
At Ritchie Reiersen Law in Covington, we often hear that people are hesitant to get a personal injury attorney after a car accident because they are afraid that an attorney will just drag out the process.
Experience has shown us that this just isn’t the case, however. When someone is injured from a car accident and they work with the insurance company on their own, often the insurance company will offer a settlement to them early in the process. That should be considered a personal win, right? Not quite.
Typically when an insurance company offers an early settlement, it ends up being less money than the injured party deserves. While each individual case is different, we suggest that clients do not settle their case until they are completely done with all their accident-involved medical treatment.
This treatment can take anywhere between 3 months to a full year. The problem with early settlement is that if you find that the injuries are more severe than initially thought, once the settlement is agreed to the claim cannot be reopened – even if you find that your settlement doesn’t actually cover the full costs of the injuries and damages. The more severe the injury, the higher the compensation should be expected.
Experience with thousands of clients has taught us that once medical treatment is complete, the settlement process takes roughly an additional 3 months to resolve.
If the insurance company chooses not to make fair offers, however, clients can choose to move to litigation. This process would dramatically increase the amount of time it would take to resolve the case.
Luckily, however, Ritchie Reiersen Law has a significant amount of experience working with insurance companies, and we have been able to recover over $25 million in settlements for our clients.
While the process may not be as quick as hoped, working with an experienced car accident attorney tends to get higher settlement offers from an insurance company. The personal injury attorneys at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Covington are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the highest and most fair settlement possible. We understand how the insurance system works.
Life after an injury can be overwhelming – but you don’t have to do it alone. Ritchie Reiersen Law is here to help fight to protect your rights and get you the fair and full compensation you deserve.
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