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Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury attorneys are legal professionals who specialize in cases where an individual is injured either physically or psychologically – or both – due to the willful or negligent actions of another person.  The personal injury lawyers at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Richland have years of experience helping people who have been injured by others, primarily due to car accidents. 

Our auto accident attorneys are passionate about helping others and love the work they do each day.  As a result of this passion, we have helped clients recover over $25 million in compensation for the injuries they have received.

Being injured in a car accident can bring a significant amount of extra and unnecessary stress into your life.  Due to the medical bills piling up, the expenses required to repair or replace your vehicle, and the time off of work required to heal, life can feel incredibly overwhelming.

Consequently, dealing with the insurance industry and the roadblocks they use to decrease their payout amounts can be extremely frustrating.  Furthermore, insurance companies have lawyers and adjusters who rely on tricky algorithms to decide how much they should pay for a claim.  As a result of this, you may not get the amount of compensation you really deserve.

When you’re injured and hurting because someone else made a poor choice, call Ritchie Reiersen Law in Richland to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney.  We will give you honest feedback on your case and answer the questions you may have.  While you are focusing on healing and getting your life back to normal, we will be standing up for your rights and fighting to get you the compensation you deserve.  Call Ritchie Reiersen Law personal injury attorneys today at (509) 396-5577. 

How Much Does A Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

Most personal injury attorneys work on what is called a contingency fee.  Simply put, this means if we don’t win your case on your behalf, you don’t owe us anything.  At Ritchie Reiersen Law in Richland, we understand that this arrangement means that we could lose money on a case.  Consequently, we are diligent and dedicated to each client and will do everything within our power to achieve an acceptable settlement for you.

Insurance companies are for-profit entities.  They have attorneys and adjusters on their side with one goal in mind – to protect their bottom line.  As a result, oftentimes individuals lose out on the full amount of compensation they truly deserve.

In contrast, however, when an individual has a personal injury attorney working on their behalf, settlement offers are almost always significantly larger and fully cover the damages our clients have incurred.

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At Ritchie Reiersen Law, we know that even minor accidents can cause serious injuries, leaving funds scarce.  Because of this, we do not require any money to be paid up front and we promise there will be no hidden fees.  We will review the fee contract with you prior to signing it, and we will answer any questions you may have. 

Call Ritchie Reiersen Law in Richland today at (509) 396-5577 to schedule your free consultation with a personal injury attorney.  With many years of experience helping thousands of clients receive the compensation they deserve, we have a track record you can trust.  Above all, our list of happy clients shows we are passionate about working hard and that we get solid results.  The road ahead after a car accident can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone.

What Does the Term “Damages” Refer To In a Car Crash Claim?

Being injured in a car crash is extremely frustrating.  Adding insult to injury is when the insurance company makes a settlement offer that seems to be low – but you’re not sure how to determine what the appropriate amount should be.  An experienced personal injury attorney can help you fully assess the injuries and damages you are entitled to be compensated for.  

Damages are generally broken up into two categories:

  • Economic damages include compensation for items such as medical bills, rehabilitation fees, durable medical equipment costs, property damage, lost wages, decreased ability to earn income, etc.  These items will be listed out by line item and will have records such as pay stubs and copies of bills as evidence to accompany them.  Economic damages are fairly straightforward to determine.
  • Non-economic damages include items such as pain and suffering, loss of relationships, psychological trauma, scarring and disfigurement, etc.  Due to the “soft” nature of this category of damages, it is much more difficult to assign value to these without the proper tools and knowledge of how the insurance system works.

The insurance company is trying to close your claim as quickly and for as small an amount as possible. The experienced auto accident attorneys at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Richland will stand up for your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. Because we understand clients come to us during a difficult time in their lives, we are dedicated to treating you with the compassion and respect that you need. 

Listening to your experiences and tailoring the case to your needs is important to us, as we understand each incident is unique and results in different needs for our clients.  Call Ritchie Reiersen Law today at (509) 396-5577 to meet with one of our compassionate personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.

The Personal Injury Attorneys in Richland at Ritchie Reiersen Law Can Help You:

  • Understand your options after you have received an injury in a car crash.
  • Recover lost wages and other damages.
  • Focus on healing while we take care of the insurance claims for you.
  • Assess injuries and other damages that will impact your life.
  • Receive maximum compensation from insurance.


The period of time after a car crash can be full of challenges and extra stress.  You don’t have to let that stress take over your life, however.  Calling an auto accident attorney at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Richland can be your first step to receiving the help you need.  While the road ahead may feel overwhelming, know you don’t have to do it alone.  Ritchie Reiersen Law is there to help each step of the way to a full recovery and receipt of maximum compensation for the injuries you have sustained. 

Call us today at (509) 396-5577.

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