PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

WINNING CASES SINCE 1920

Bellevue Personal Injury Attorneys

Over $2 Billion Recovered for Victims & Families

Victims injured in preventable accidents have the right to seek compensation for their losses, as do families who lose loved ones due to negligence. While these are important rights, the process of navigating a personal injury or wrongful death claim is far from easy – especially when insurers want to pay as little as possible. 

At Carpenter & Zuckerman, our award-winning Bellevue personal injury lawyers are dedicated exclusively to fighting for injured victims and families. Backed by a team of 40 tenacious trial lawyers, we’ve amassed a record of success litigating complex claims involving motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, serious injuries, and wrongful death – and have recovered over $2 billion in compensation for our clients.

If you or someone you love suffered harm in a preventable accident, we’re available to discuss your legal options and how we can fight for the compensation you deserve. 

Our Bellevue personal injury lawyers at Carpenter & Zuckerman proudly serve victims and families throughout Bellevue, the East Side area, and beyond. If you have questions about a potential case, call (425) 585-4009 or contact us online.

Full-Service Personal Injury Representation in Bellevue, WA

Carpenter & Zuckerman proudly represents victims and families across King County and Washington state following all types of accidents and injuries. Examples of the cases we’ve successfully handled include:

  • Auto accidents. Bellevue has become a bustling tech sector, but its rapid growth has contributed to increases in traffic accidents. At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we’ve won millions for victims injured in car accidents across downtown Bellevue and the surrounding areas, as well as victims injured in trucking collisions, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and more. 
  • Premises liability. In Washington, property owners are liable for injuries resulting from failures to provide reasonably safe conditions on their property. Skilled in litigating premises liability actions, our firm assists victims injured in incidents involving slips and falls, stair collapses, amusement parks, swimming pools, negligent security, and other property-related hazards.
  • Medial malpractice. Our firm has secured record results in complex claims involving medical negligence. This includes birth injury cases involving life-altering injuries to mothers and newborns, and medical malpractice actions over failures to diagnose, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and more. 
  • Serious injuries. We know that catastrophic injuries can devastate victims and families, which is why we fight tirelessly to ensure these high-value cases are resolved in a manner that reflects the ongoing needs of our clients. We handle cases involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, organ damage, and other serious harms.
  • Wrongful death. Survival and wrongful death actions give families an opportunity to seek justice and compensation for their losses. At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we have a proven record of deftly handling these claims and have recovered millions of dollars for families who’ve suffered profound losses due to the negligence of others. 
  • Products liability. Products liability is the liability manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have for injuries caused by defective and unsafe products. Our team handles claims involving vehicles and consumer products rendered defective by how they were designed, manufactured, or marketed.
  • Sexual assault and abuse. Sexual assault and abuse survivors may have grounds to seek compensation for their losses by pursuing civil claims. As separate matters from criminal proceedings, civil sexual abuse lawsuits can be brought against entities – such as schools, camps, or even religious organizations – that failed to stop abusers and protect victims.
  • Civil rights claims. Our talented civil trial lawyers have extensive experience litigating high stakes civil rights cases on behalf of clients whose rights were violated by the government, including victims of police brutality and excessive force. 
  • Dog bite lawsuits. In Washington, pet owners can be held liable for injuries caused by attacks and dog bites. Our firm helps dog bite victims protect their right to compensation in claims that seek accountability and a full recovery of damages. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Washington?

In the state of Washington, victims injured by the negligence of others have a limited amount of time to take legal action. 

This is known as the “statute of limitations” and for most personal injury cases it expires three years from the date of injury. However, there are situations where the statute of limitations may be different, such as in cases where victims were not immediately aware of the connection between negligence and their injuries, when victims are minors, and when certain issues or defendants are involved.

Because victims are barred from filing lawsuits and recovering compensation when the statute of limitations expires, it is best for anyone with a potential claim to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we make ourselves immediately available to help victims evaluate the statutes of limitations that apply to their claims and to assess how we can help them fight for justice. 

Recoverable Damages in Washington Personal Injury Cases

In Washington State, individuals who have sustained injuries due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others have the right to seek compensation for a variety of damages. These damages are classified into two main categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

Economic damages, also known as special damages, are financial losses that can be easily quantified. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical expenses: This covers past and future medical treatment, rehabilitation costs, and any out-of-pocket expenses for medical supplies.
  • Lost wages: Compensation for income lost because of an injury, including lost future earning capacity if the injury affects the victim's ability to work.
  • Property damage: If personal property was damaged because of the incident, victims may be reimbursed for repair or replacement.
  • Other monetary losses: Any other financial losses that directly result from the injury.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages, or general damages, compensate an injured individual for non-financial losses that are more subjective and harder to quantify:

  • Pain and suffering: This considers the physical discomfort and emotional distress that result from the injury.
  • Loss of enjoyment: If the injuries prevent the victim from enjoying hobbies and other recreational activities, compensation may be awarded.
  • Loss of consortium: This applies to the adverse effects on the relationship between the injured party and their spouse.
  • Mental anguish: Compensation for psychological impact, including anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Examples of Our Results

Our Bellevue personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $2 billion in compensation for clients in claims involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, serious injuries, and wrongful death.

As a firm with a proven track record, we’re trusted by clients across Washington and beyond to handle the toughest cases. Some examples of our results include:

  • $131 million for a drunk driving victim in a case involving dram shop liability (holding a restaurant/bar liable for overserving the drunk driver).
  • $29.25 million recovery against State Farm for a victim who sustained a brain injury.
  • $14.6 million recovery for the family of a farmer who was fatally struck by a commercial vehicle. 
  • $10.5 million recovery for an auto accident victim who was rear-ended by a motorist who had been texting and driving. 

Request a FREE Case Review Today: (425) 585-4009

Our Bellevue personal injury attorneys have staked their careers of helping real people fight back against corporations and insurance carriers – and have amassed a legacy of impressive victories.

Our Bellevue office:
13555 SE 36th St Suite 100 
Bellevue, WA 98006

If you or your loved one were injured anywhere in Bellevue of the surrounding areas, we want to help you take the next steps in your legal journey. Our firm provides FREE consultations to discuss cases and our services and handles all injury claims on a contingent fee basis – which means there’s no fee if we don’t win. Call (425) 585-4009 or contact us online today to speak with a lawyer. 

$131 Million Dram Shop Liability
Our client was the victim of a car accident where the driver was over-served at a restaurant/bar.
  • $21.7 Million Motorcycle Accident
  • $10.3 Million Accidente de Motocicleta
  • $12 Million Brain Injury
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How much does it cost to hire an assault lawyer?
    We work on a contingency basis, meaning we charge a percentage of the overall compensation you are awarded. We will only charge you a fee if we successfully obtain compensation on your behalf.
  • What is the statute of limitations on assault?
    Cases of assault have varying statutes of limitations. The standard statute of limitations for assault is three years. In cases of sexual assault and rape, the statute of limitations is more complicated and varies from case to case. In some cases, there is no statute of limitations.
  • Do I need to be physically attacked to file a civil action?
    No. You can file a lawsuit if a person has made you reasonably fear for your safety.
  • How long do I have to file a birth injury lawsuit?
    You have either three years from the date that the injury was sustained or one year after you discovered your injury was caused by negligence, whichever is later.
  • What should I do if I suspect my baby has suffered a birth injury?
    You should get in touch with a doctor and schedule an examination as soon as possible. Once you know your baby is getting the care they need, we can schedule a consultation.
  • Are there any caps on the compensation I can receive in a birth injury case?
    There are not.
  • How long do I have to file a birth injury lawsuit?
    You have either three years from when the injury was sustained or one year from when you discovered that the injury could be attributed to medical negligence.
  • How do I file a cerebral palsy birth injury lawsuit?
    During your consultation, we will walk you through the steps you need to take to file a lawsuit.
  • During your consultation, we will walk you through the steps you need to take to file a lawsuit.
    Our lawyers always seek the maximum possible compensation for our clients. Determining a specific figure is difficult without the opinion of a medical professional or extensive analysis of medical records and case details.
  • How much does an Erb's palsy attorney cost?
    We work on a contingency basis, meaning we only collect a fee if we successfully recover compensation. We will collect a percentage of the compensation awarded to you.
  • How long do birth injury cases take to resolve?
    The time it takes to resolve a case like this depends on numerous factors. These cases can generally go on for several months to several years. Settling out of court tends to lead to faster resolutions.
  • What forms of damages can I recover in my Erb's palsy case?
    You may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more. Once we know more about your case, we can provide a more specific answer.
  • How can I determine whether or not my child has HIE?
    Seek the help of a qualified medical professional and have them perform an examination.
  • How long do HIE cases take to resolve fully?
    The answer to this depends on a variety of factors. Typically, these cases can take anywhere from a couple of months to several years.
  • How much does a birth injury attorney cost?
    We work on a contingency basis, meaning that we collect a percentage of the compensation that you are awarded. If we cannot recover damages, we will not charge you for our services.
  • I think I have a case, but I am not sure. How should I proceed?
    We off a free initial case consultation to prospective clients. In that meeting, we will discuss your case and determine how to move forward.
  • What damages can I recover in my case?
    Depending on your case, you could be entitled to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more.
  • What is the statute of limitations on cases like these?
    You have either three years from the date of the injury or one year from when the injury was attributed to negligence to file a claim or lawsuit.
  • Can a third party be responsible for my injuries in a car accident?
    Yes, if they are responsible for causing the accident. For example, if a defective part leads to an accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the part's manufacturer.
  • Can I seek property damages in my car accident case?
    Yes.

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