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Why choose our law firm?

Janelle's keen knowledge and understanding of science gives her an added layer expertise to help navigate the technicalities of your case and win.

As a former assistant prosecutor, Janelle Bailey has the trial skills needed to win your case in the courtroom. We handle cases where there are minimal injuries all the way to wrongful death cases.

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knowledge matters

Unlike most attorneys, Janelle Bailey has a bachelor’s of science degree in physics and years of experience working with scientific matters.

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That is why we advance the costs needed to move the case forward and bring a satisfactory recovery to our clients.

In addition, we do not require our clients to pay us a retainer. Most individuals who are injured are not in a position to pay their lawyer money to recover a settlement several months later. We provide an easy way for our clients by offering a contingency fee agreement. This means that we don’t get paid unless we win your case.

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No Out of Pocket Expenses

No one who is injured should have to pay out of pocket for the many expenses associated with a case.

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You may speak with an attorney the first time you call.

We will review your case right away and make this step as simple as possible. We place our clients first. Taking on the insurance industry by yourself can be very difficult. They are trained to weaken a case from inception so more money can go to their shareholders instead of injured persons. You should not speak to anyone from the insurance company. Allow us to be your advocate.

Washington Injury Law

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Hiring an attorney for the first time can be intimidating. We make this process very simple.

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Seattle Personal Injury Attorney

Washington Injury Law is a Seattle-based personal injury law firm. Our attorneys focus solely on personal injury cases and are dedicated to seeking justice and financial compensation for injured accident victims.

Janelle Bailey Injury Lawyer

Meet your attorney

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Janelle Bailey is a former assistant prosecutor and a licensed patent attorney. In addition to her experience in the courtroom she has an added scientific background that gives her an edge in personal injury cases. She enjoys meeting with her clients and works passionately to fight for them.

Why Choose Washington Injury Law?

Any personal injury case can become very complex and involve substantial damages, so having professional legal counsel on your side can be tremendously beneficial to your recovery.

  • The Seattle personal injury attorneys at Washington Injury Law have extensive trial experience. We are not afraid to take insurance companies or large corporations to trial on behalf of our clients.
  • Attorney Janelle Bailey has a scientific background, offering a unique edge compared to other personal injury lawyers.
  • We strive to maximize our client’s compensation in every case we take.
  • You won’t pay any legal fees for our services unless we win your case.

The right attorney can help you manage your legal affairs and secure a fair recovery for your damages in a personal injury claim.

How Can a Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

Personal injury law pertains to civil claims against private individuals or companies for physical injuries or illnesses sustained due to negligence, or a failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation. Countless possible situations can lead to personal injuries, but it requires proving an at-fault party’s negligence or intentional tort and then establishing a link between those actions and the plaintiff’s damages. A personal injury attorney in Seattle can help gather the necessary evidence to support a personal injury claim, contact experts who can testify as expert witnesses in support of a plaintiff, and negotiate with insurance companies on the client’s behalf. Your lawyer will arrange settlement negotiations and represent you in a trial if necessary.

When to Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Not every injury requires a lawsuit. However, even minor accidents that resulted in minimal damage or medical expenses may require an attorney to help negotiate with potentially uncooperative parties. If you sustained severe injuries, required hospitalization, suffered intense pain and emotional distress, or your injuries interfere with your ability to work, hiring a lawyer is required in order to receive the maximum possible compensation for your needs.

If another party caused such damages to you or a loved one, a personal injury attorney can hold that party accountable for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and any and all other damages resulting from the defendant’s negligence.

Cases We Handle

Many situations can lead to personal injury claims. At Washington Injury Law, our personal injury attorneys have experience with all types of these claims, including car accident lawsuits, dog bite injuries, and medical malpractice claims. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common reasons to file personal injury claims, and our attorneys can help you identify a negligent driver and hold him or her accountable for the damages from an accident.

Some personal injury claims involve very serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and burns. Our personal injury lawyers understand how devastating these injuries can be for victims and their loved ones and we have the experience necessary to fully explore every route to compensation on behalf of our clients. We also have experience with other types of personal injury claims:

  • Birth injury claims for injuries to a newborn before, during, or immediately following childbirth.
  • Workplace injury claims, including assistance with workers’ compensation claims.
  • Product liability claims for unreasonably dangerous and defective consumer products that injured users.
  • Wrongful death claims, for when the victim of a personal injury does not survive his or her injuries.
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What our clients say

“Janelle is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to helping her clients. She makes every client feel like they are the only client she has. Her commitment to the profession and dedication to the community is unmatched. She was a pleasure to work with.”

S. Burton

“Janelle Bailey has created a small but powerful law firm that stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons. She is diligent and zealously fights for her clients. Seldom have I seen such dedication and persistence.”

D. Mitchell

“Janelle is a class act! She is one of the most professional and hardworking attorneys in town. She communicates amazingly and gets top-notch results!”

D. Goodwin

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Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

No matter what type of personal injury claim you have, the legal proceedings will revolve around the concept of negligence. Negligence refers to one party’s failure to exercise reasonable care in a situation. For example, a car driver has a duty of care to the other drivers on the road to drive safely and obey posted speed limits. Speeding or driving under the influence would be a violation of this duty of care.

If you have a personal injury claim, your attorney must prove four elements of negligence to secure a victory in your lawsuit.

  • Duty. The first step is proving the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care in some way in the given situation.
  • Breach. The plaintiff must then prove the defendant breached or failed to meet this duty of care in some way, either through a particular action or non-action when another reasonable person could have prevented the injury in question with appropriate action.
  • Damages. Next, the plaintiff must prove the extent of his or her damages. If no damages occurred, no grounds exist for a personal injury lawsuit, even if a defendant was negligent in some manner.
  • Causation. The final step in succeeding with a personal injury claim is establishing a connection between the defendant’s breached duty of care and the damages claimed in the lawsuit. For example, if the plaintiff files a lawsuit for a back injury from a car accident the defendant caused, the plaintiff would need to prove the back injury resulted from the car accident and was not a preexisting injury.

Time Limits in Personal Injury Cases

Any civil claim filed in Washington must meet the statute of limitations or time limit for filing such claims. In Washington, the statute of limitations is three years, starting on the date an injury occurred. However, if it is not possible to determine the exact cause of an injury at first, the statute of limitations may toll or delay until such time as the victim discovers his or her damages.

If you or a loved one suffered any kind of personal injury in the Seattle area and you have evidence another party is responsible for your losses, contact Washington Injury Law today to schedule a case review. Once we review the details of your situation, we can offer a better idea of your options for legal recourse and what type of compensation you could receive from a successful claim.