About Michael Atkins, West Seattle Attorney

You’ve probably found this webpage because you have been in a car accident or you have been hurt in another way. You’re in the right place. As your personal injury attorney, I will make sure your legal rights are protected and will make sure you are properly compensated for all injuries, inconveniences and losses.

Car Accident Claims

  • Did you get the name and insurance information of the person who hit you? Good.
  • Did you get a police report or an officer’s card with an incident number? Great!

Just because the other party promised to take care of your damages, it doesn’t mean that they actually WILL — at least not now and not in the way that will compensate and make you whole. Their insurance company’s #1 job is to find ways to limit what they pay out on your claim. So don’t talk to them, talk to me.

Your car can be easily repaired or replaced. The physical and emotional health of you and your passengers is an entirely different story.

Even a slight fender bender can be upsetting and disorienting; the side of the road moments after a crash is not the best time or place to start thinking about what you should and should not do. By having a plan in place before a car accident, you can better protect your legal interests afterward.

Determining Compensation

If negligence is to blame for your accident, I will help you get fair compensation.

Here is what we will fight for:

Property Loss

Getting your vehicle and personal property replaced or returned to pre-accident condition.

Medical Costs

All medical expenses (legal term: Special Damages) related to the injury you suffered in the accident — including insurance deductibles, co-pays and transportation costs. Immediate expenses you incur now and your accident-related medical treatments long into the future.

General Damages

Each of the items below has fair value price that can be negotiated with the other party and their insurance provider:

  • Wage loss
  • Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
  • Loss of Consortium (intimacy with a partner)
  • Loss of Services (normal things would do but no longer can, such as mowing the lawn, gardening, transportation, house cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.)

Bottom line — car accidents are unfortunate, but they happen every day. If it happens to you, I will help you quickly and legally reclaim your life.

Other Personal Injury

If you have suffered another form of injury, you are entitled to the same forms of compensation as listed above. I am a full-service personal injury attorney, finding justice for victims of:

  • Slip or Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Sports Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

So, let’s talk about your needs.

No obligation. No hassle. No charge.

Arrange your free consultation