If you are unable to work because of an accident, you may use insurance to pay for your wages. Short-term insurance disability pays you a portion of your income for a short period of time after you run out of sick leave. Depending on your plan, short-term disability generally will pay you for between 9 and 52 weeks.
Your auto insurance may have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) wage loss benefits. Wage loss is calculated at 85 percent of the actual income loss, up to a maximum of $200 per week. However, there is an exclusion in all policies for the first 14 days from the date of the accident. In order for you to obtain the PIP wage loss benefit, you must produce written verification from your doctor regarding your work restriction.
Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?
Banks Law knows how the insurance claim process works, we know what evidence to gather, and we know how to calculate and present a claim for damages to insurance companies to maximize the money value of your claim. We will take your case on a contingency basis, which means we receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If we don’t recover any money and win your case, you pay us nothing.
We understand that insurance can get complicated after an accident. Banks Law has the experience and knowledge necessary to properly handle your claims with the insurance companies. We handle all of the paperwork and communications with every insurance company, including your own insurance. We confirm that all of your medical treatment is paid for by the correct insurance company. We make sure that your medical bills do not get sent to collections so that you avoid damaging your credit and FICO score. You don’t have to go at this alone. Let Banks Law do the work for you so that you can focus on your medical treatment and getting your life back to normal. We always offer a free evaluation of your case and you will never pay a fee unless we win your case. The sooner you contact us the sooner we can start to help.
How can a Personal Injury Attorney help you?
Personal Injury Attorney James Banks believes in Truth and Justice. And nowhere is that motto more important than in personal injury cases where an accident can rapidly put your future, often through no fault of your own, in the hands of another party, an insurance company or a big corporation. As trusted personal injury attorneys in Washington, we believe that you are entitled to Truth and Justice.
Attorney James Banks believes that every victim should receive the same quality of legal representation that insurance companies and major corporations receive from their own lawyers. Why should you fight on your own against companies that have the financial and legal resources to delay or dismiss your claim? We don’t think you should. We believe you are entitled to the best legal help and we are committed to tipping the scales of justice back in your favor.
Personal injury attorney is a very general area of law practice that consists of various cases. Attorney James Banks represents clients in potentially life-threatening cases of motor vehicle accidents, such as cars, motorcycle or trucks, as well as brain injuries. Selected by Super Lawyers, we have secured over ten million dollars behalf of our clients and we have successfully beat big business and big insurance, holding them accountable for their careless actions.
James Banks’ Approach to Personal Injury Cases
When you decide to hire Banks Law Office, we make 3 simple commitments to you:
We believe that the relationship with our clients is at the center of every claim we work on. You will not bounce from one attorney to another, you will not call our office and find our lawyers unavailable to take your call. We make the commitment that you are the most important person in our office and we treat you like family. It’s not unusual for members of our team to advise you on the best medical course to take or to check up on our clients long after their cases have been settled.
Excellence in every case
We focus on personal injury cases. When you hire James Banks, you hire a law firm that has the resources, the experience and the reputation to go head to head with insurance companies and big corporations. This is the type of recognition that very few law firms can claim and that make us a very unique.
We don’t get paid until you do
Nowhere is our commitment to your case more evident than in the way we choose to get paid. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t pay us a cent until we get you a financial compensation for your personal injury. Simply put, we offer you a 100% guarantee that if there is no recovery, there is no attorney fee.