Why choose our law firm?
Unlike most attorneys, Janelle Bailey has a bachelor’s of science degree in physics and years of experience working with scientific matters.
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.
we can help you
Hiring an attorney for the first time can be intimidating. We make this process very simple.
Washington Injury Law is a Washington based injury law firm. Our attorneys focus solely on personal injury cases and are dedicated to seeking justice and financial compensation for injured accident victims.
Meet your attorney
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.
Any injury case can become very complex and involve substantial damages, so having a lawyer from Washington Injury Law on your side can be tremendously beneficial to your recovery.
The right attorney can help you manage your legal affairs and secure a fair recovery for your damages in an accident claim.
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 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 Seattle personal injury attorney 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 injury lawyer will arrange settlement negotiations and represent you in a trial if necessary.
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 in Washington 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, an 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.
Many situations can lead to personal injury claims. At Washington Injury Law, our attorneys have experience with all types of these claims, including car accident lawsuits, dog bite injuries, and medical malpractice claims. Motor vehicle accidents a/practice-areas/dog-bites/re 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 claims involve very serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and burns. Our 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:
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.”
“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.”
“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!”
Why do I need to make any injury claim?
Hiring a lawyer to manage your claim is a multi-faceted decision. One reason may be that the experience and skill the attorney possesses in all the details involved in personal injury claims can translate to an easier process with one less thing to worry about.
Is medical attention right for me?
Listen to your body. If you are experiencing pain or some kind of physical harm then the help of a qualified doctor is important to your well-being. Washington Injury Law can help you find a trusted medical representative to care for your injuries in the proper manner and help you recover as much as medically possible.
Should I get in touch with my insurance company?
The first thing you should do is contact an attorney. Without the representation of a lawyer, insurance companies might make contact with you directly and since they tend to care for their best interests, this could mean a loss of rights on your behalf if you unknowingly signed something that wasn’t completely explained to you.
What is the amount I can expect my personal injury claim to settle for?
Every personal injury claim is unique. The number of losses endured in your claim, the type of personal injury claim being filed – these are all aspects taken into consideration. The monetary amount will be appropriate with those losses. The worth of your personal injury claim will be discussed during your free consultation.
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 claim, your attorney must prove four elements of negligence to secure a victory in your lawsuit.
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 serious 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.