Complex personal injury and wrongful death cases are better served when an experienced trial attorney is at the helm. For more than 25 years, the legal team at Davis Law Group, P.S. has developed a reputation as a premier law firm for catastrophic injury victims and their loved ones throughout Washington state and the rest of the country.
Our attorneys regularly collaborate with solo lawyers or general practice firms across the United States who realize they are overmatched – whether it’s due to the severity of damages, contested liability, or the defendant’s resources. These collaborations are fully compliant with all ethical standards and rules.
To discuss a potential association agreement with our firm, please call (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page to contact us electronically, and someone from our management team will reach out to you to discuss the details of your situation. Davis Law Group is licensed to practice in the state of Washington, and has also served as associate counsel on a number of out-of-state cases.
Davis Law Group handles a variety of personal injury and wrongful death case types. We do not represent insurance companies, defendant drivers or vehicle owners, or criminal defendants. We conduct a comprehensive review of the merits and damages in all potential cases we receive before deciding whether or not to proceed with a proposed association agreement. Learn more about the types of personal injury cases we handle here.
Washington state’s Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) dictate that a written fee agreement must be signed by the client in any case involving a contingent fee. Any fee division between Davis Law Group and associate counsel will typically be dependent upon several variables, including the relative responsibilities and services provided by each attorney and other unique factors. The client must also be fully aware and in support of any such fee division arrangement. We believe each case is truly unique and should be treated as such.
Referring a high-damages injury case to a trusted, experienced personal injury law firm is not only a common sense approach; the results are there to support such a decision. Below is a case study of what happens when injured victims hire a less-experienced lawyer to handle a serious injury case, and how bringing in a more experienced attorney can make all the difference.
*Note: This is a true story, and the names of those involved have been changed/omitted to protect identity.
A True Story About A Serious Dog Bite Injury Case
In 2010, Jane Doe* decided to spend her day off from work making lunch to bring to her husband, a construction worker, at his jobsite. Upon her arrival at the jobsite, she was greeted by the property owner’s dog, then went off to have lunch with her husband. After lunch, Jane began to return to her vehicle when the dog returned and began nudging her with his nose. Jane leaned down to pet the dog when, unprovoked, the dog lunged at her face and bit down hard on the skin right below her eye. Jane tried to get away, but the dog lunged again, this time tearing off a large portion of her upper lip.
Jane’s injuries were severe; she underwent emergency surgery in the trauma unit at a local hospital. Her initial stay at the hospital lasted several days, and she required multiple revisionary procedures. To this day, Jane’s face still shows scarring and she also continues to suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Shortly after the incident, Jane decided to consult with a lawyer about pursuing a claim for her injuries and other damages. The lawyer agreed to take Jane’s case, despite the fact that he mainly focused on traffic citation cases and lacked any fundamental experience with personal injury law or dog bite claims. One day, the lawyer called Jane to discuss settlement strategy. Even without a law degree, Jane quickly realized her attorney was in over his head; the initial settlement demand of $25,000 that he had prepared to send to the insurance company would have hardly even covered the entirety of her existing medical bills, let alone future costs.
Fed up and feeling lost, Jane finally decided to called Davis Law Group to see if her intuition was correct. After investigating the details Jane provided, our attorneys eventually agreed to take over the case. Fortunately for Jane, we were able to remedy some of the potentially serious mistakes her former attorney had made, and nearly a year later her case was settled for the policy limit of $100,000 – several times the amount that was initially suggested by her former attorney.
This is just an example of how the right attorney can make all the difference in a serious personal injury or wrongful death case. For more examples of cases we have handled, visit our case results section. If you would like to discuss a case referral with our attorneys, use the confidential contact form on this page or call (206) 727-4000 today.
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