Personal Injury Attorneys

Winning Cases
Since 1920

Yakima Personal Injury Lawyers

Over $2 Billion Recovered in Preventable Accident Claims

Preventable injuries can upend your life and wreak havoc on your physical, financial, and emotional health. Fortunately, there are legal pathways in place that allow victims like you to secure needed compensation from those at fault. However, you’ll need to fight to recover what you deserve.

Carpenter & Zuckerman is a nationally renowned Yakima personal injury law firm that’s committed to helping clients level the playing field with powerful corporations and insurance carriers. Since 1995, our team of 40 battle-tested trial lawyers has helped countless victims and families fight for justice and has recovered more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements.

Whether you or someone you love were injured by a negligent motorist, medical professional, property owner, or defective product, we want to fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Yakima personal injury attorneys proudly serve clients across the Yakima Valley and state of Washington, offer FREE consultations, and collect no fee unless we win. 

Contact us online or call (425) 585-4009 to discuss how we can help you.

Cases We Handle

Carpenter & Zuckerman leverages the experience of a talented trial team to provide award-winning counsel in a range of personal injury cases. 

Our attorneys have handled claims in courts across Washington and have prevailed in hotly contested actions against powerful opponents. We also have extensive experience litigating claims that are common in the region, including premises actions involving slips and falls on ice, auto accidents that occur on Interstate 82, Interstate 90,  U.S Route 12, U.S. Route 97, and other major thoroughfares, commercial vehicle accidents involving trucks and agricultural or farming equipment, and more. In all the cases we’ve handled, our dedication to clients, their families, and their futures have made a remarkable difference. 

We handle cases involving all types of preventable accidents and injuries, including:

Whatever your case entails, it will be subject to a statute of limitations set by Washington state law. For most personal injury cases, this statute of limitations is three years from the date of your injury or accident. However, this legal deadline can be different (including much shorter) in certain circumstances.

Given the time limits involved in filing legal action, we strongly recommend that anyone with a potential case reach out to our team sooner rather than later. At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we’re poised to immediately provide help to victims and families who call on us and are available to quickly review your case and discuss what we can do during a consultation. 

Why Choose Carpenter & Zuckerman?

Carpenter & Zuckerman is an award-winning plaintiffs’ personal injury practice with a reputation for taking on corporate interests and insurance companies in the fight for justice. With a team of 40 trial lawyers, we’ve been able to handle the toughest cases and have amassed a record of remarkable victories for our clients.

Our firm has recovered more than $2 billion in compensation for injured victims and families across Washington and beyond. Some of our notable victories and areas of success include:

  • A $131 million recovery for a car accident victim injured by a drunk driver who was overserved by a bar/restaurant. 
  • A $29.25 million recovery against State Farm for a brain injury victim, secured after the policy was open. 
  • Numerous verdicts and settlements in claims involving brain injuries, spine injuries, and other catastrophic injuries with compensatory awards ranging from $6 to $30 million. 

What Damages Can Personal Injury Victims Recover?

Washington law provides mechanisms for personal injury victims to recover various types of losses and does not impose a statutory cap on any damages. While case value is always unique, victims may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Economic damages, which cover monetary losses directly related to the injury. These are tangible and often have specific dollar amounts tied to them.
    • Medical Expenses: These encompass emergency care, hospitalization, surgery costs, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical treatments due to the injury.
    • Lost Wages: If the injury forces you out of work, you can recover lost income for the period you're unable to perform your job.
    • Loss of Earning Capacity: When injuries impair your ability to earn in the same capacity as before the accident, compensation for this long-term financial loss may be granted.
    • Property Damage: If your personal property was damaged as part of the incident, the costs to repair or replace the property are recoverable.
  • Non-Economic damages compensate for the non-monetary aspects of harm suffered and include losses related to:
    • Pain and Suffering: This accounts for the physical pain and emotional distress you experienced due to the injury.
    • Mental Anguish: Compensation may be available for psychological impacts such as anxiety, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life.
    • Disfigurement and Permanent Disability: In cases of severe injuries leading to scarring or permanent disabilities, victims can seek damages for these life-altering conditions.

Trust a Proven Yakima Personal Injury Firm

With a proven track record and highly respected team of advocates, Carpenter & Zuckerman has become the trusted choice for injured victims and families across the Yakima Valley and surrounding region. 

Our Yakima office is located at:
The Tower
402 E Yakima Ave Suite 750 
Yakima, WA 98901

Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident, suffered harm on someone else’s property, or need to explore your options for holding a negligent party accountable for your loved one’s untimely death, we want to help. Our attorneys offer FREE and completely confidential consultations and handle our cases on contingency, which means there is no fee unless a recovery is made in your case.

To speak with a Yakima personal injury lawyer about your rights and options, call (425) 585-4009.

$131 Million Dram Shop Liability
Our client was the victim of a car accident where the driver was over-served at a restaurant/bar.
  • $10.5 Million Distracted Driving Accident
  • $29.3 Million Brain Injury
  • $2.5 Million Slip & Fall
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  • 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?

The Opinions That Matter Most

    “They were able to get more than double what the first firm was able to get for me.” - Leah D.
    “Lance showed great compassion toward my health and well-being.” - Scott C.