Personal Injury Litigation
No matter how careful you are as you go about your day, there is always the outside chance that you could be injured unexpectedly and potentially seriously. Life is full of hazards that we don’t even consider until we fall victim to them, and it is inevitable that sooner or later we will run into them. While some injuries are an unavoidable side effect of our day to day lives others are entirely preventable.
We all have the responsibility to be careful and avoid injuring others. If you or a family member are injured by the fault of someone else you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. This doesn’t mean that you are automatically entitled to any form of compensation just because you are harmed by someone else. However if your injury results from negligence or poor maintenance, and was not caused by your own misadventure, then you could have a case for litigation.
Personal injury litigation is among the most common forms of litigation that are regularly encountered in courtrooms across the United States every day. If you are harmed by another’s fault, negligence or misconduct then you might have a case for personal injury litigation. We can provide an excellent and experienced personal injury attorney to anyone who has a legitimate claim for an injury they sustained.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in advocating on behalf of those who have been injured while on someone else’s property, owing to negligence on the part of the other party. Hiring a personal injury attorney is the first step of this process and it is also one of the most important. Having the right kind of legal representation behind you makes a huge amount of difference to your chances of success and the size of the settlement you might be able to obtain.
Suffering a personal injury can be traumatizing. A professional and effective personal injury attorney, like the ones we offer at JM&A, is able to rapidly assess the merits of a client’s claim and we will only pursue personal injury cases that we believe we have a good chance of winning.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
As with any other form of litigation, you want a qualified personal injury attorney to assist in your case in order to ensure the best chance possible of a favorable outcome. Here at JM&A, our attorneys have experience in fighting personal injury cases.
The founder and current managing partner of JM&A is Jerry Moberg himself, a man with an impressive legal resume, for the last 40 years he has practiced law in the Pacific North West region, in particular, Washington State. During that time, he has earned the distinction of being one of the youngest lawyers to ever argue a case in front of the United States Supreme Court when he argued the much-cited case of United States vs Powell. As part of JM&A, Jerry has argued a number of different litigation cases, but has particular experience with serious personal injury cases, and with commercial litigation. As there can often be some overlap between these two different forms of litigation, his experience in both is invaluable.
James ‘Jim’ Barker is an experienced personal injury attorney who has been practicing law since 1979. He is a former board member of the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association, a fine indicator of his abilities, and has regularly acted as a personal injury lawyer for JM&A. He has experience in a variety of areas including medical malpractice.
Brian Christensen has been in practice since 1995. He has experience in both criminal law and civil cases. He also is experienced in defending business entities in a variety of commercial cases and employment cases.
Patrick Moberg works out of our office in Magnolia, near Seattle. He has been in practice since 2007 and under the training of his dad, Jerry, has developed experience In a number of areas of litigation, including business lawsuits against banks, business licensing issues with state and local entities and litigation involving the newly developing cannabis industry in Washington State.
Kara Masters is of counsel with JMA and has practiced law since 1993. She is well recognized in Washington as a commercial litigator in the area of insurance coverage disputes and construction related issues. She has held a number of positions of service with the Washington State Bar Association.
With so much experience around JM&A, we are always ready and able to provide a personal injury lawyer of unparalleled quality and expertise which has been honed in state and federal courtrooms.
The Litigation Process
When you hire a personal injury lawyer from JM&A you can be confident that you are hiring someone with both real-world experience and a deep understanding of and appreciation for the work that they do. A personal injury attorney from JM&A will first obtain all the necessary details of your case and will try to pursue any available evidence such as witness statements, video recordings, and closed circuit television (CCTV)and will then make a determination as to what the best course of action is.
Usually, your personal injury attorney will first seek a settlement with the other party. This is preferable to fighting a court battle as both sides will save money and a settlement can be found that each side can accept. The team at JM&A are dedicated and focused on ensuring that our clients receive a fair hearing and are represented properly in the courtroom. To this end, we are willing to take risks but we will always act in the best interests of our clients and advise them on potential strategic options.
If attempting to reach a negotiated settlement with the responsible party doesn’t succeed, then the personal injury lawyer we provide will prepare for the litigation process. In order to do this, the personal injury lawyer will file a lawsuit or request arbitration from a judge.
Our attorneys will work with you to ensure that at every stage of the personal injury litigation process you understand exactly what is going on and are involved in any important decisions that need to be made. We will aim to give you all the information you need to be able to make your own judgment on any issues that arise, and while we will advise, we will also ensure that you are empowered as a client.
Here at JM&A we have experience in representing clients from all walks of life and have handled cases of serious crimes such as murder and sexual abuse. Consequently, our lawyers are well prepared to help our clients through potentially traumatic times and we will do everything we can to put your mind at ease and to make the experience as easy and smooth as possible. If you have been injured on someone else’s property because of neglect or mismanagement, contact us today to discuss your options.