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Have You Been Harmed in an Accident?

No one wants to be harmed by someone else’s negligence, but accidents happen. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may have legal options for recovery. At Hess Law Office, we can help you understand these options and help you file a personal injury lawsuit, if appropriate. Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury law and wrongful death cases, so we understand what you’re going through. We also understand how important it is to choose the right lawyer.

To learn more about what we can do for you, please call us at (509) 396-6598 today.

At Hess Law Office, PLLC, we understand the hardships you may be experiencing.

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What Is Personal Injury Law?

Also called tort law, personal injury law is a field of civil litigation designed to hold wrongdoers accountable for injury or harm they cause. Most personal injury lawsuits are the result of accidents, and all personal injury cases are based on negligence. Negligence is the legal way to say “carelessness,” and occurs when someone acts or fails to act and someone else gets hurt as a result.

The most common type of personal injury case involves motor vehicle accidents, so we can use a car accident as an example. To prove a driver is negligent after an accident you must show:

  1. The at-fault driver (the defendant) owed you (the plaintiff) a duty of care – all licensed drivers in Washington and Oregon owe others on the road a duty of care
  2. The defendant breached that duty – the driver did something careless (i.e. texted while driving, failed to pay attention to the road)
  3. You were injured – you had to go to the hospital after the accident
  4. The defendant’s breach caused your injury – medical records reflect the accident caused you to suffer fractures or another injury

Although proving a case of negligence may seem straightforward, it rarely is. At-fault drivers and their insurance companies may try to avoid liability or downplay the seriousness of your claim.

When you choose Hess Law Office, however, our Walla Walla personal injury attorneys have your back.

What Types of Situations Warrant a Personal Injury Claims?

While car accidents are the most common cause of personal injury claims, they are not the only ones. Some of the personal injury cases we handle at our firm include:

If you’ve been injured in any of the situations above, don’t hesitate to contact Hess Law Office today. You can also click here to learn more about our mission and how we help clients like you.

Why Hire an Attorney?

Taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind, and we understand. Unfortunately, the financial realities of sustaining an injury may put you in a difficult situation. If someone else caused your injuries, you should not have to cope with the consequences alone. Many of our clients call us because they are overwhelmed with medical bills and the time it takes to recover from their injuries.

A successful settlement or verdict can help you account for:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • The costs of rehabilitative care
  • Missed wages
  • Changes to your earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • And more

In cases of wrongful death, we can also help you pursue damages for burial and funeral expenses. Sometimes, punitive damages apply to personal injury cases. As their name suggests, these damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer and help make sure what happened to you never happens to anyone in the future.

We will evaluate your case carefully and pursue every cent you may be owed. If you’re still unsure about hiring an injury attorney, read this first.

Why Hess Law Office?

Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience and personal injury law is all we do. This kind of focus means you will receive knowledgeable legal advice and personalized attention. We have successfully handled plenty of cases like yours, but we know that your situation is unique, and we will treat you and your case accordingly.

At Hess Law Offices, we aim to minimize the hardships our clients face and take the legal burden off their shoulders.

All prospective cases begin with a free consultation. Schedule yours at (509) 396-6598 or contact us online to get started.

As Walla Walla personal injury lawyers, we are dedicated to serving our community. We offer services in English and Spanish. Hablamos español.