Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. When your injury isn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay the bill. Our experienced attorneys are ready to help you to get the compensation you deserve.

 Click through the following areas to see if we can be of assistance:

Auto Accidents

Spokane Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accident Attorneys


According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest statistics, 32,719 people were killed and 2.3 million injured in auto accidents in 2013. Auto insurance is mandatory in nearly all states; however, insurance carriers often don’t pay claims, or try to minimize the amount paid. We will evaluate your claim in a free initial consultation and tell you whether the insurance company is treating you fairly and whether we think you need an attorney or can handle the claim on your own. Our attorneys are experienced in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, bus and pedestrian.

To speak with a personal injury attorney at our firm about a motor vehicle accident, contact our law offices in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Protect Your Rights

 

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you will likely have to go through an insurance company that collected premiums to pay the compensation you should receive. Unfortunately, while insurance companies are quick to take our premiums, they are often slow to pay claims or outright deny them. They insurance companies have experienced adjusters and attorneys working against you, and that’s why you need an experienced attorney working for you.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in motor vehicle accident claims and are committed to vigorously pursuing the full recovery. If retained as your counsel, we will stand up to the insurance company on your behalf. As skilled negotiators and trial lawyers, we will provide the strong advocacy you require.

Our attorneys prepare each case for the possibility of trial. We take time to investigate the cause of auto accidents and gather detailed evidence of your damages. We take time to understand the nature of our clients’ injuries and losses so we can prove the amount they should receive. The best settlements are recovered by attorneys who carefully gather the evidence and prepare the case for trial, if necessary. We have that reputation.

Dangerous Drugs

Dangerous Drugs

Every year, thousands of innocent people suffer severe or fatal injuries as a result of dangerous drugs. Many of the injuries caused to people as a result of dangerous drugs could be prevented if the manufacturers and sellers of drugs took adequate precautions, but all too often profits are prioritized over safety.

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At James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., we are committed to helping people who have been injured by dangerous drugs. A variety of side effects may result from dangerous drugs, including:

  • Birth defects
  • Heart problems
  • Liver damage
  • Paralysis
  • Kidney damage
  • Brain damage
  • Cancer
  • Death

If you have been injured due to a dangerous drug, or if you have lost a loved one who sustained a fatal injury resulting from a dangerous drug, contact our law offices in the Pacific Northwest.

Put Our Experience to Work for You

As a client of our firm, you can be confident that you are in the hands of experienced and caring professionals. Our firm has been advocating passionately on behalf of injured clients since 1982.

Our experienced product liability attorneys can help if you have been injured due to a dangerous drug. In some cases, injuries occur because drugs are dangerous and have not been properly tested. In other cases, a failure by drug manufacturers to provide necessary warnings or instructions is the cause of injuries.

Our attorneys take time to properly review each case and have access to experts who can assist in the effective prosecution of product liability claims. We are committed to seeking full compensation for our clients and work diligently to provide vigorous representation for each client we serve.

Dangerous Products

Our attorneys are experienced in prosecuting cases where injury or death has occurred because of an unsafe product. Product manufacturers, drug makers and regulatory agencies sometimes rush approval of a certain product based on demand or financial gain. It is our role to see that those manufacturers are held accountable for injuries and damages to consumers that could have been prevented.

When a product or drug is unsafe or does not perform as advertised, the responsible party should be held accountable for any injuries and damages caused by the unsafe product. Whether it is a dangerous drug, faulty product or false promise from a company, we have years of experience dealing with complex cases against large corporations and their attorneys.

Medical Malpractice

According to the Institute of Medicine, medical errors kill 98,000 Americans each year. Hundreds of thousands more are seriously injured. Studies of the pervasive problem of medical errors have also found that an estimated 3 to 4 percent of hospitalized patients received the wrong drug, dose or treatment, and that such mistakes are implicated in the death of one in 10 of these victims. (Washington Post, February 18, 2003; Page HE01)

 

Contrary to news media reports, surprisingly few claims are actually filed. Only 2% of people injured by physician’s negligence seek to hold the physician accountable through a lawsuit. One reason is that medical malpractice cases are extremely expensive and time intensive.

 

Our attorneys have experience, expertise and resources to take on large HMOs and medical insurance companies to recover just compensation for our clients. We have been prosecuting these types of cases for 30 years. We represent our clients in these cases on a contingency fee basis (unless agreed otherwise) which means the client is not required to advance any costs or pay any attorney fee unless there is a recovery. It is not unusual for an attorney representing a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case to advance between $50,000 and $100,000 in expenses and spend two to three years on the case. For that reason, we can only pursue a claim against a doctor or a hospital if the injuries are profound and permanent or involve death.

Workers Compensation

Kootenai County Work Injury Attorneys

Workers’ compensation provides wage and medical benefits to workers who have sustained a work-related injury or illness. Workers’ compensation is an insurance-based system and workers are not required to show that their employer was negligent in order to obtain benefits. Injured workers may receive benefits in a variety of circumstances:

 

  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Amputations
  • Occupational disease claims
  • Permanent impairment and disability
  • Retraining
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Aggravation of a pre-existing condition
  • Injuries from performance of work duties (e.g., injured back, knee or shoulder)
  • Other work-related accident injuries

 

If you have sustained a work-related injury or illness, contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A. For assistance, contact our law offices in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Put Our Experience to Work For You

 

If you are applying for workers’ compensation benefits or your claim has already been denied, let an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at our firm provide the vigorous representation you need. Our attorneys have a strong record of results in workers’ compensation claims and appeals. We take the time necessary to identify the nature of your injuries and work hard to pursue the full benefits you are entitled to receive.

 

We are pleased to represent construction workers, office workers, professionals, factory workers, warehouse workers, laborers and workers from other occupations and industries. Let us put our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys to work for you.