Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
There are no up-front costs or fees required to hire us. We’re paid based upon the amount of damages we recover for our clients. This is known as a “contingency fee”. Our contingency fees are typically 33% of the amount we recover for our clients— 40% if the case proceeds to trial. This is the typical rate charged for experienced personal injury attorneys in Washington.
Will you take my case?
Our office handles serious injury claims that typically involve hospitalization and extensive medical care. We purposely maintain a small caseload so that we can provide outstanding legal help to our clients. For this reason, we cannot take every case. However, we are happy to discuss any potential injury case with you. If our office is unable to represent you, we can provide a referral to other experienced attorneys who may be able to assist you.
The law office of Grant A. Gehrmann focuses on personal injury cases involving:
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
- Wrongful death
How much is my case worth?
In Washington, an injured person is entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering damages, and loss of enjoyment of life damages caused by a negligent defendant, among other damages that may apply given the specific facts of each case. Damages in Washington injury cases are typically based upon the seriousness of the injury, the amount of physical recovery made, and any permanence of injuries. A case valuation also considers the mental and physical pain and suffering of an injured person.
Throughout his career, Grant Gehrmann has obtained outstanding results for his clients. Some notable case results include:
- $1.6 million – Accident injury
- $2.2 million – Wrongful death
- $3.3 million – Brain injury
- $2.5 million – Spinal injury
Who pays my medical bills if I’m hurt in a car collision?
Most people have Personal Injury Protection coverage with their own car insurance. This is commonly known as “PIP” and it pays the medical bills from a collision up to the limit that you have purchased, which typically is between $10,000 and $35,000. PIP insurance may also pay wage loss for time lost from work.
What if I’m injured in a car crash by an uninsured driver or driver with low insurance limits?
If you’re hurt in a car crash by an uninsured or underinsured driver, your own insurance may be required to pay damages to you under coverage known as “UM” or “UIM, provided you have purchased this coverage from your own insurance. Most “full coverage” auto insurance policies do have UM (uninsured motorist) and UIM(underinsured) coverage to protect a person that is hurt in a car crash by an uninsured or underinsured driver.
Does my insurance company get repaid at some point?
Typically, your insurance provider will get repaid for PIP payments when damages are paid by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, there are exceptions that may apply to protect you from this repayment obligation in situations where the at-fault driver has limited or no insurance. Our office provides assistance and guidance to our clients on these issues.
Do you take medical malpractice cases?
Medical malpractice law for injured persons is one of the most complex and difficult areas of law — this is why very few Washington personal injury attorneys are willing to take on these cases. We have successfully pursued numerous medical malpractice cases for our clients. We are a small, boutique law firm helping people who have suffered catastrophic injuries or death. For this reason, we only consider handling medical malpractice cases that involve severe injury to a patient and that also include extended hospitalization or death from medical negligence.
“I used Grant for an auto accident. He was a joy to work with through the whole process. When a problem came up he fixed things right away and didn’t stall. He was very professional and quick to answer any questions I had and was knowledgeable about what was to come and what was a reasonable request. He went above and beyond my expectations. It was a great experience overall.”
— Leslie S.
Grant A. Gehrmann Will Put His Experience to Work for You
We can help with all aspects of personal injury claims.
Grant A. Gehrmann is an outstanding and compassionate attorney in Vancouver.
An honors graduate from Seattle University School of Law, Grant is also a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Clark County and has been pursuing personal injury cases since 1995.
Grant has an outstanding reputation in the legal community. He is recognized as a top-tier injury attorney in the state of Washington.
“Grant and his staff are fantastic to work with. I appreciated their honesty and the time they took to make sure I understood what to expect each step of the way. I felt very confident in their expertise and appreciate the genuine care they have for their clients.”
— Amber F.