Fighting For The Rights Of Injury Victims With Nearly 20 Years Of Legal Experience
Personal injury law is an area of law in which a person is physically injured by the negligence of another person or a company. Negligence is a fancy legal word that means a person failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. At Aultman Law, our attorney has handled hundreds of personal injury cases from initial consultation through settlement and, when necessary, trial. We represent victims in a wide variety of claims, including those related to:
- Car accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Wrongful deaths
- Motorcycle accidents
If you were injured, you can contact us to discuss your situation. Perhaps you will find you do not need an attorney or that your case can be settled without filing a lawsuit.
How Can A Personal Injury Attorney Help You?
Personal injury cases can be complex. A personal injury attorney must be a good listener, competent to read and understand medical records, know which facts to gather, and have the ability to apply those facts to the law.
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of personal injury case, but many other types of situations can also result in personal injuries. Your personal injury attorney should have extensive experience handling a variety of personal injury cases and be comfortable presenting your case to insurance adjusters, mediators, arbitrators and juries.
Were You Injured In A Car Accident?
All Washington state drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care in the operation of their vehicles on public roads. This includes abiding by state laws such as stopping for stop signs, keeping a safe following distance, and signaling when changing lanes.
Car accidents happen for many reasons. The at-fault driver might have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or they may have applied their brakes too late to avoid hitting your car. In these instances, negligence may seem obvious, but it requires an experienced personal injury attorney to prove the other driver was negligent. That can be challenging. Attorney Jeff Aultman has extensive experience handling these types of cases.
The Devastating Consequences Of Commercial Trucking Accidents
Commercial truck drivers must not only abide by state laws, but they must also follow strict federal safety regulations. Of the more than 3 million commercial truck drivers, most are good drivers. They go to special driving schools to learn how to become a professional driver. Nonetheless, a negligent commercial truck driver can cause horrible, life-changing accidents because of the size of their vehicles. Your personal injury attorney should understand the trucking laws as well as how to locate evidence on board the trucks that can make or break a case. Attorney Aultman understands the unique complexities of commercial trucking accidents and advocates aggressively on behalf of clients who have been injured or lost a loved one under these circumstances.
We Fight For Motorcycle Accident Victims
Even though Washington drivers are required to keep a lookout for all other vehicles, many will fail to see a motorcyclist before a collision. For this reason, motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of suffering serious, sometimes permanent personal injuries from an accident. It is critical to hire the right attorney to reconstruct how the accident happened and how it could have been avoided. Our firm has represented clients after motorcycle accidents caused by other vehicles, stationary objects, and roadway obstructions.
Slips, Trips And Falls On Dangerous Property
Slip or trip accidents happen for a variety of reasons, including clumsiness. When a dangerous condition such as water, debris or uneven surface is present inside or outside a business and causes someone to get injured, the business might be negligent. It is important to understand that just because a dangerous condition exists at a property does not mean the dangerous condition was caused by negligence. Determinations of negligence are highly dependent on when the business knew or should have known about the dangerous condition. Your personal injury attorney should have experience evaluating these types of cases. At Aultman Law, I have handled many of these cases, some involving hotels, grocery stores, malls, and worksites.
Learn How We Can Help – Contact Us Today
If you were injured in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, contact Aultman Law to discuss your rights and legal options with an experienced attorney. To schedule your initial consultation, you can reach out online or call our office in Kennewick at 509-816-5084.