Personal injury is a field of law that revolves around assisting individuals who have experienced devastating loss or trauma in their lives. The primary goal LGP Law's personal injury lawyers is to guide you towards healing, restoration, and ultimately, wholeness after enduring tragic events. We service Yakima and the surrounding Central Washington region.

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury encompasses a broad range of cases where individuals have suffered catastrophic losses in their lives. While auto accidents make up a significant portion, the field of personal injury also includes instances of physical and emotional trauma, medical malpractice, and police misconduct. LGP Law’s primary focus is to help you find a path to restoration by providing support and guidance throughout the legal process in Yakima.

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Car and Auto Accidents

When most people think of personal injury, their minds immediately jump to auto crashes. It’s true that automobile accidents make up a significant portion of this field, with an industry worth approximately $5 billion per year. These cases can range from minor soft tissue injuries and fender benders, to permanent injuries and fatalities. Since the invention of cars, auto incidents have unfortunately become a common occurrence.

Physical and Emotional Trauma

Personal injury can also include any situation where an individual suffers trauma, not only physical but also emotional. While physical injuries are undoubtedly a common aspect of personal injury cases, it’s often the emotional impact that holds more weight. Assessing and addressing the psychological or emotional harm inflicted can be a challenging task that requires experienced professionals.


Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is another area that falls under the umbrella of personal injury. Despite our reliance on and trust in healthcare providers, they can make mistakes. A Johns Hopkins study suggests that medical errors are actually a leading cause of death in the U.S.

When providers make errors that result in harm, or fail to meet established standards of care, seeking legal assistance can become necessary. Medical malpractice claims can be very complex. Ultimately, we want to help those affected find healing and restoration.

Police Misconduct

Police misconduct is another category of personal injury. It’s important to note that while the majority of law enforcement officers are dedicated professionals, there are instances where individuals abuse their authority and cause harm. These cases can range from wrongful incarceration, to severe injuries or even death. Pursuing legal action becomes essential to seek justice for the victims.


By seeking justice and compensation, you can move forward towards wholeness and reclaim your life after experiencing tragedy.

Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Law

The field of personal injury law should not be misunderstood or painted in a negative light. It’s a critical area of law that provides support to those who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own. By understanding and addressing common misconceptions, we can ensure that you receive the necessary care, support, and compensation you deserve.


“Personal Injury Cases are Just Frivolous.”

Personal injury shouldn’t be connotated with ambulance chasing or frivolous lawsuits. Our lawyers are skilled professionals who come alongside injured individuals to provide support and guidance. Our goal is to help you find healing, restoration, and be able to move forward with your life after experiencing trauma.

“Personal Injury Cases are Greedy."

We believe many people carry insurance coverage not out of fear of being sued, but because they care about others and know that mistakes can happen. Sometimes people are injured through no fault of their own. Sometimes there are contributory factors involved, where multiple parties might be responsible for injury. In either situation, the injured person is vulnerable and may need assistance navigating the powerful legal systems of our nation. It’s not greed.


“My Insurance Cares About Me."

It’s crucial to recognize that insurance companies are primarily focused on making money and may resist paying claims. They have a vested interest in increasing profitability by minimizing claim payouts, regardless of whether the claims are valid or not. This can put you at a significant disadvantage, as many people are often unaware of the complexities of the legal process and the tactics employed by insurance companies to defend against claims.

"My Insurance Will Support Me."

Accountability and responsibility are key principles that need to be upheld in personal injury cases. The powerful systems that govern these cases will often prioritize protecting financial interests over helping those who have been harmed. While there may be instances when insurance companies do step up and fulfill their obligations, we regularly observe them fail to provide the necessary support to injured individuals.


“I Don't Need a Personal Injury Lawyer."

Having an advocate or a representative who is well-versed in personal injury law is crucial in leveling the playing field when you seek justice. Without proper representation, you may struggle to receive fair compensation for your losses. It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to look for reasons to defend against claims, and leave you and your family at a disadvantage. Our personal injury lawyers in Yakima have experience navigating insurance.

The Importance of Communicating in Person with Your Lawyer

There are some lawyers and law firms that won’t meet with clients face to face. At LGP Law, we believe meeting face to face with your representation is of utmost importance! While technology has made communication more convenient, it cannot replace the value and significance of in-person interactions when it comes to legal matters.


You Need to Assess Your Lawyer

Meeting face to face allows you to assess your lawyer. It’s an opportunity to gauge trust and compatibility, which a strong attorney-client relationship requires. This can only be established through direct communication. By meeting in person, you can evaluate whether the lawyer is someone you can rely on and work with to navigate the complexities of your case.

We Need to Assess Our Clients

Furthermore, meeting face to face enables the lawyer to assess the merits of your case. It provides an opportunity for us to evaluate the situation, extent of injury, and whether we have the right experience to represent you effectively.


60% of all Communication is Nonverbal

Face to face meetings also allow for more effective communication and advocacy. Nonverbal cues, body language, and gestures can provide valuable insights that may be missed in written correspondence or virtual meetings. Having a deeper understanding enables us to better advocate for your rights and needs.

Personal Injury is Personal

Lastly, meeting in person acknowledges and respects the human aspect of the legal process. Personal injury cases involve people who have suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm. Recognizing the human element and showing empathy is crucial to providing effective representation. We believe in demonstrating care and commitment to the well-being of Yakima.


When Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury is centered around trauma, which can result from being in an accident to witnessing catastrophic events. 

During the immediate aftermath of trauma, you may find it challenging to make sense of what happened and assess whether it could have been prevented. But once the initial shock and turmoil subside, it’s important to consider reaching out to a qualified personal injury lawyer. 

We believe that meeting your lawyer in person is key. This allows you to have a thorough discussion about the incident and whether there are any legal consequences that can be addressed. Not every traumatic event will have legal implications, but consulting with a lawyer can offer valuable insights and guidance on processing your trauma effectively.

It’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer sooner, rather than later. We recommend reaching out during a period of calmness after the initial traumatic event. Navigating your case can become increasingly difficult as time goes on.

If you find yourself in the midst of trauma, please do not hesitate to reach out for help. Contacting a personal injury lawyer can provide you with the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

What Can I Expect When I Meet with LGP Law?

As lawyers, we exercise care and sensitivity when interacting with someone who has experienced personal injury and trauma. Many of our professionals undergo specialized training in communications, understanding, and empathy. This allows us to better comprehend the magnitude of your trauma and advocate for you more effectively.

LGP Law is dedicated to listening to your story, offering compassionate assistance, and providing you with the best legal course of action possible, whether it leads to a claim or not. We consider it an honor and privilege to help you through this difficult journey.


Why Choose LGP Law?

At LGP Law, we believe our profession is rooted in the fundamental principle of serving others. Lawyers were created with the sole purpose of serving their clients and advocating for their rights, and we believe in humbly admitting our mistakes or losses.

In order to truly understand and serve the people of Yakima, we believe in engaging in direct, face-to-face communication. Our lawyers go beyond words to look at body language and nonverbal cues. Genuine human connection can only be established in person, which will help lead you to healing and restoration.