Personal Injury

The experienced Spokane personal injury and Coeur d’Alene personal injury trial lawyers at Ewing Anderson, P.S. represent injured people and their families throughout Washington and Idaho. Our office serves clients in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. We can assist you in all phases of presenting your personal injury claim. Our staff and personal injury attorneys in Eastern Washington and North Idaho have many years of experience and ongoing training in the often complicated area of documenting, negotiating, and bringing to trial these often difficult and emotionally draining matters. Ewing Anderson’s trial lawyers represent clients in law suits involving car accidents, wrongful death, nursing home neglect and abuse, pharmacy errors, dangerous product injuries, and slip-and-fall cases. Our fees are usually “contingent,” which means that they are a percentage of money collected for you. If no settlement or judgment is obtained, no attorney fee is owed.

Call us now toll free at 1-888-909-7746.
We would be happy to discuss your questions and concerns regarding your personal injury claims. Our Spokane and Coeur d’Alene attorneys can represent you in the following areas:

Car Accidents
Wrongful Death
Product Liability / Dangerous Products Claims
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Slip and Fall / Premises Liability

Car Accidents:
A car accident is an all too common occurrence in our society. Many of these motor vehicle accidents result in personal injury to the occupants of the car or to pedestrians. Our highly-skilled attorneys and paralegals at Ewing Anderson know how to navigate the difficult and sometimes frustrating areas of medical bill payment; wage loss reimbursement; negotiating with the insurance company, including your own; and attempting to obtain for you and your family a fair settlement. If necessary, our trial lawyers in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are skilled at presenting your case to a jury, judge, or arbitrator if negotiations do not resolve the case. We also are experienced in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.

Wrongful Death:
The death of a loved one is a devastating event for family and friends. It can be all the more heartbreaking when that death was caused needlessly by the negligent actions or dangerous product of another person or company. This can include car accidents, negligence, nursing home neglect, or other types of devastating personal injury. The grieving spouse, children, or parents don’t need the added pressure and worry of dealing with an often complex and cold legal system or the insurance companies who handle these claims on a daily basis. The trial lawyers at Ewing Anderson, P.S. have aided numerous clients in Eastern Washington, Spokane, North Idaho and Coeur d’Alene through this process successfully and with dignity.

Product Liability/Dangerous Product Claims:
Our busy society exposes us every day to products that can hurt or kill us. Hopefully, the seller or manufacturer of that product had the consumer’s safety in mind when it decided to sell that product. Most of the time that is the case. But there are many examples where making money or cutting corners was more important than the harm caused to the public by exposing children or adults to an unreasonably dangerous product. The legal system has developed a body of law to protect consumers called “product liability,” which encourages product sellers and manufacturers to make and sell safe products. Our trial lawyers at Ewing Anderson are highly experienced in product liability law suits, claims, and settlements. Our attorneys and staff have successfully represented injured persons and their families in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene by settling these often serious and complex personal injury or wrongful death cases and, if necessary, bringing the case to a jury trial.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect:
It is a sad fact that some of our nation’s senior citizens face the twilight years of their lives in overcrowded, understaffed nursing homes. Many nursing homes are competently run facilities, but the bad ones exist. The results can be terrible. The elderly residents are vulnerable and often unable to advocate for themselves. Family members, unskilled in medicine and geriatric care issues, are often frustrated by their inability to protect their loved one. We can help. Our trial lawyers at Ewing Anderson can represent the family and the resident in making sure that neglect and abuse of a senior citizen does not happen without consequences.We have been successful in gaining just compensation for victims of nursing home and assisted living home neglect and abuse. In Washington we have RCW 74.34, the abuse of vulnerable adults statute, as a very effective remedy for abuse and neglect of senior citizens and others in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Our attorneys represent clients in Eastern Washington, Spokane, North Idaho and Coeur d’Alene.

Slip and Fall/Premises Liability:
Dangerous facilities, poorly maintained public areas of businesses, and hidden dangers on other premises sometimes cause personal injury to those who deserve to have a safe environment in which to work and play. These personal injuries often involve slipping or tripping on hidden obstacles. Our trial lawyers at Ewing Anderson represent clients in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene who have been injured because some person or business neglected to make their home or business premises reasonably safe.

Frequently Asked Questions
Our attorneys at Ewing Anderson would be happy to provide a free initial consultation. Call us now toll free at 1-888-909-7746. The following are topics we usually cover in depth at the initial consultation.

How much is my case worth?
There is no easy answer to this question. Our trial lawyers at Ewing Anderson will always want the necessary information from you, your doctors, and sometimes your employer, before beginning to give that answer. The things to consider include medical bills; the nature and extent of your injury; time lost from work, or the inability to earn a living; how much pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, the client has suffered; and other factors. Our experienced attorneys have dealt with most of the major insurance companies and try to understand how these companies value claims. Many times it is a matter of how much documentation the claims adjuster needs to do his or her job correctly. You are entitled to fair and just compensation, and as your lawyer, we at Ewing Anderson are committed to achieving that goal.

What is the attorney fee?
In the usual personal injury case our attorneys at Ewing Anderson provide their services and those of the entire firm on what is known as a “contingency fee” basis. We provide you, the personal injury client, with an easy to understand written contingency fee agreement spelling out the details. In summary, your trial lawyer first must obtain an amount of money for you, either by settling or taking the case to court and getting a judgment. Our attorney fee is a percentage of the amount obtained for you by way of settlement or judgment, which is typically, but not always, 33 1/3 percent, and is explained in the written contingency fee agreement the lawyers at Ewing Anderson provide you. We will deduct any money we spend for out-of-pocket expenses (for example, fees paid to doctors for their records or time, court costs, court reporter fees for depositions, expert witness costs, and the like) from the net amount of money obtained for you, after deduction of the attorney fee, according to the terms of the contingency fee agreement. If we are unsuccessful and cannot obtain a money award or settlement, you owe no attorney fees. However, you may still owe us for out-of-pocket expenses as explained above. We will always provide you a written agreement, which you must agree to when you retain us, and a written explanation of any final disbursement of money at the end of the case. Our lawyers at Ewing Anderson and our dedicated staff keep you well informed of the costs.

What happens if I settle my case on my own but find out I have more injuries?
This question cannot be easily answered. When you settle a personal injury case, you usually sign a “release and settlement” agreement. Most of the time, you cannot go back and ask for more money for your injuries. In some specific circumstances, depending on state law, you may be able to have the release thrown out. However, this is the danger of settling a case without an attorney’s help. While it sometimes works out, if it doesn’t, it may be too late. Our experienced trial lawyers at Ewing Anderson can advise you when and if you should settle, as well as how to do it right, if you hire us.

How long do I have to settle?
This is another question that is best answered by an attorney after he or she knows more about your situation and the facts of your case. There is a law called the “statute of limitations” which usually governs claims for personal injuries. There may be other laws or rules with time limits for claims procedures, depending on the circumstances. If you wait too long, you may lose the right to collect compensation. It is best to consult with an attorney as soon as you can after an accident or event.