Russell & Hill, PLLC

Why File an Auto Injury Recovery Claim

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are experienced attorneys and have represented thousands of individuals who have been involved in a car accident. We will help you obtain maximum compensation for your hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

The injuries and pain that victims experience can vary drastically. From whiplash, soft tissue, and disc injuries to internal injuries, paralysis, and significant disfigurement, it is vital that you have the resources necessary to fully recover from the incident

If you or a family member have recently been severely injured in a car accident, you can pursue financial compensation for those damages. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we partner with car accident victims to ensure that they recover the compensation they need to recover from their injuries.

In order for you to qualify for a personal injury claim, your situation must align with these requirements:

  1. You or a family member sustained injuries in the accident.
  2. Haven’t already closed with an insurance agency.
  3. You were not at fault for the accident.
  4. You saw a doctor after the accident.

If you meet a majority of the requirements above, then you are qualified to file a personal injury claim.


In order to prepare for a successful claim, you must tend to several tasks. Often times, these tasks demand a level of training and education that most victims do not have. Additionally, victims and families that do try to manage their own claim end up too stressed and busy to really focus on properly recovering from the incident.

This is why personal injury attorneys can help. Not only are they educated, but they are also trained and willing to help you prepare your claim and present it for settlement or in court if necessary. A personal injury attorney can help you to:

  • Communicate with the insurance company.
  • Collect evidence, police reports, medical information, etc.
  • Assist in developing a personal injury claim.
  • Research and prepare a list of damages.
  • Tell you what your case is worth.
  • Meet all deadlines.
  • File a lawsuit within the statute of limitations.

This kind of assistance is what enables people to successfully attain the compensation they deserve. This frees Everett car accident victims to relax and recover from their injuries.


Every car accident is different, and the injuries one victim sustains will be different from another. Your pain, injuries, and losses can be accounted for in your personal injury claim in a listing of the damages that resulted from the accident. These damages can include:

  • Medical expenses.
  • Lost wages.
  • Property loss.
  • Loss of earning capacity.
  • Wrongful death.
  • Loss of affection or companionship.
  • Pain and suffering.

A listing of the damages is vital when calculating the value of your claim. An Everett personal injury attorney can assist you with listing and preparing these damages.


There are a number of personal injury attorneys throughout Everett who would love the opportunity to aid you with your personal injury claim. Unfortunately, not all of these lawyers are qualified or capable of seeing your claim successfully to completion.

Do not accept the services of an inexperienced attorney. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we know the value of a car accident claim. Our personal injury attorneys will not resolve your case for less than its worth. We have negotiated with virtually every insurance company, and we know how to help you obtain full financial recovery.

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Here are some characteristics you should expect to see in a reliable personal injury attorney:

  1. Exclusively Personal Injury: Many lawyers dabble in various kinds of law. Only choose an attorney who is experienced and fully educated in the field of personal injury.
  2. Schedule a Consultation: Most attorneys offer free initial consultations. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, get answers, and learn more about personal injury.
  3. Approach and Goals: A qualified attorney will be attentive to your desires and committed to getting your needs met.
  4. Review Testimonies: Read through any online reviews they’ve received or contact their previous clients to ask about their experience and care.
  5. Your Confidence: Find an attorney you would trust to see your case to completion.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our attorneys are educated in personal injury law and are committed to helping clients recover the full and fair compensation that they rightfully deserve.


Our attorneys will work with you to uncover every potential source for just compensation. We are committed to answering your questions clearly and explaining your legal options in plain English, rather than legal jargon. Our attorneys will work one on one with you, guiding you through this critical time.

Our services include:

  • Helping you find proper medical attention even if you don’t have insurance.
  • Ensuring your medical bills are paid in a timely manner.
  • Handling all communication with insurance companies.
  • Helping with your collision insurance claim regarding damage to your vehicle.
  • Gathering all relevant evidence which substantiates your car accident claim, including working with investigators and medical providers.
  • Analyzing your medical records and developing your case to achieve maximum recovery.
  • Presenting your case to the insurance company or fighting for your full, fair compensation in court.
  • Presenting your case to a jury if resolving your claims with the insurance company will not result in full and fair compensation.

Insurance companies take our attorneys seriously, knowing that we prepare every case to be successful at trial. We are tough negotiators that fight for fair compensation. If a settlement offer is too low, our experienced attorneys are more than willing to take your car accident case to arbitration or trial.


Before deciding to hire a car accident lawyer, you’ll typically review your case with them during an initial consultation. Again, this service should be offered free of charge. It gives you a chance to learn more about your legal options while giving an attorney the chance to determine if you have grounds to seek compensation. The discussions you have during this meeting are confidential. You’re also under no obligation to hire a lawyer after meeting with them if you don’t feel they’re the right attorney to represent you.

You want your initial consultation at our Everett car accident law firm to be as productive and informative as possible. It’s more likely to be if you take the following steps in advance:

  • Draft a narrative of your accident: Your goal when describing the circumstances of your accident to a lawyer is to include all relevant details. An attorney may not be able to accurately and thoroughly evaluate the merits of your case if you forget to include important details in your description of the incident. To guard against this, write out a narrative of your accident as you remember it so that you can refer to this written account during your consultation. This will ensure you don’t forget to provide any information an attorney may need to properly review your case.
  • Gather evidence: Investigating your collision and gathering evidence showing you deserve to receive compensation is a task an Everett car accident attorney can handle on your behalf. That said, even before meeting with one, you may already have access to some evidence that could prove useful during an initial consultation. For example, perhaps you thought to take pictures of the accident scene and your injuries in the immediate aftermath of a collision. Or, maybe you took down the names and contact information of witnesses. Bring this type of evidence with you to share with a lawyer when meeting with one for the first time.
  • List your losses/damages: Estimating the potential value of your claim by adding up all your compensable losses is another task a qualified personal injury lawyer in Everett can handle for you. Their familiarity with the law will ensure you pursue the full amount of compensation for which you’re eligible (although no ethical lawyer can guarantee you will receive a specific amount of money once your case is resolved). However, you could give a lawyer a general sense of the losses/damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident by making a list of said losses. Items to include on this list include medical bills, lost wages, and even certain non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. If you have copies of your medical bills and documentation of lost wages, bring them with you to your consultation.

You might also consider making a list of questions you wish to ask an attorney. Our Everett car accident lawyers are happy to provide answers, helping you thoroughly understand your legal options after being injured in a collision.


If you have been injured in a car accident in the state of Washington or Oregon, contact Russell & Hill, PLLC by completing our “Free Car Accident Consultation form” or you can simply call our toll-free number at 800-529-0842 to schedule a free initial consultation.

If you have been hurt in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, get help from one of our experienced Everett car accident attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC. We serve clients in Washington and Oregon and have office locations in Everett and Spokane. Call 425-212-9165 for a free consultation or fill out our free car accident consultation form.

If you have been hurt in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, get help from one of our experienced Everett car accident attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC. We serve clients in Washington and Oregon and have office locations in Everett, Spokane, Vancouver, and Portland. Call 425-212-9165 for a free consultation or fill out our free car accident consultation form.

Jenny Hanson via Google My Business
Date published: 2019-03-16
5 out of 5

Excellent Attorney, Thank you Dean!

I had a complicated case that involved 3 car accidents that happened within a year.
The first one I was at fault for and because of that, the other two I was involved in made my case very difficult. It was very confusing for all the providers I saw to know which claim to bill because some of my injuries were the same in each claim (those injuries just got worse each accident).
In the negotiation process, each insurance company wanted the other insurance company to be accountable for some the injuries I sustained, when really each claim had a part in it. I was restless and irritable from all the “blame game” going on, but in the end Dean made sure that everything was sorted correctly and settled fairly. In conclusion, everything is over and all my claims are closed and I feel good about the outcome of each one. I also had a claim for diminished value of my car (from the third accident), the insurance company didn’t want to consider my car totaled because they thought the repair costs wouldn’t exceed the value of the car, but over the time it was being repaired the mechanics kept finding more damage and in the end my car had over $20,000 worth of repairs so basically I was left with a car that should of been totaled. Dean also made sure that was settled fairly.
Overall, I am very happy I hired Dean and have no regrets. If you need help and don’t know where to start, you should give him a call.

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