Covington, Washington Personal Injury Attorneys and Car Accident Lawyers
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.
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.
How Long Does the Settlement Process Take After a Car Accident?
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.
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.
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.
The insurance companies have lawyers working for them – so should you! Call us today at (253) 204-2244 for a free consultation. 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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