Personal Injury Lawyer

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Personal Injury Lawyer

We help personal injury victims from car accidents, maritime assault or accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, medical malpractice and many other types of accidents and negligence. Tario & Associates is the most trusted Mount Vernon and Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer, for over 40 years! We know that it can be difficult to recover while fighting for the compensation you deserve. A personal injury lawyer can fight for justice on your behalf through a personal injury lawsuit

A personal injury lawyer can fight for justice on your behalf through a personal injury lawsuit. The dedicated Mount Vernon Personal Injury Attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. will bring relief to you, the plaintiff, while we handle the process from filing a complaint to pre-trial litigation to the trial. We provide FREE case evaluations and home and hospital visits. Attorney fees are only paid out of your settlement. If you’re looking for the best personal injury in Mount Vernon; contact us today! There is a statute of limitations on filing a complaint.

If you need help with a personal injury claim / personal injury lawsuit, you can count on our law firm. Here are some reviews from Tario & Associates, P.S. satisfied personal injury clients:

Michael helped me in a personal injury case when I was hit by a drunk driver. He was professional and fought hard for me to get the best possible settlement. I highly recommend him. His assistants are great too, always willing to answer questions. – Cathy

An outstanding law firm. Tario is brilliant attorney with a support team that rocks. Mine was a life long injury case and Tario had the experience needed to settle for five times more than the insurance company originally offered. Thank you Michael & Team!

Experience Matters

Michael Tario opened the prominent Bellingham law firm Tario & Associates, P.S. in 1979, followed by the Mount Vernon office in 1988. Over the years the personal injury attorneys at the firm have helped thousands of injured parties in Mount Vernon and throughout Skagit County to receive fair compensation and just treatment for their injuries. We have the resources, experience and knowledge necessary to represent our clients.


Our network of well regarded specialists in medicine, accident reconstruction, psychology and engineering serve as invaluable resources when determining liability and calculating the extent and costs related to your serious injury. With the Tario & Associates, P.S. Mount Vernon personal injury law team on your side; you will have the experience and knowledge you need to win with appropriate damages for your injury.


If you or a loved one was injured because of the negligence of another, you have enough to worry about. We will take the burden of filing a claim and negotiating a personal injury settlement off of your shoulders. Call us at 360-336-6666 for a free consultation.

How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

There are many types of personal injury claims. The only way to know for sure if you have a personal injury claim worth pursuing is to meet with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers for a FREE consultation. We will fully evaluate your accident and injuries and discuss your legal rights and appropriate next steps.

Do I really need to hire an attorney or should I handle my own personal injury claim?

In most cases, hiring an accident lawyer will yield better results, even for seemingly minor claims. At Tario & Associates, P.S., we stand by our injured clients every step of the way; whether the case is handled inside or outside of a courtroom.

Some personal injury cases involve insurance agencies. It is important to remember that an insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If your insurance company has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the fair and full compensation you deserve. It is not unusual for our attorneys to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times what an insurance company has offered.

How much do I have to pay to pursue a claim?

There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury claim; we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced with a percentage of the settlement.
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Can I resolve my personal injury claim directly with the insurance adjuster?

While it is possible to settle a personal injury claim without an attorney, know that you will almost always get a much smaller settlement. Research conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that those who hired a lawyer had settlements several times bigger than those who settled directly with the insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster’s goal is to settle for as little as possible, while the personal injury attorney’s goal is to settle for as much as can be negotiated as he is paid a percentage of the settlement.

How much is my personal injury case worth? How do I know if the settlement offer is reasonable?

Each personal injury case is valued differently depending on many factors including the severity of the injuries, the expenses incurred as a result of the injury, and state injury laws. The insurance adjuster will go out of their way to undervalue your claim. The only way to find out what your injury case is worth is to contact a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer for a free assessment. Never accept a settlement offer before talking to a personal injury lawyer first.

Should I sign medical and property damage releases sent to me by the insurance company adjuster or other parties?

No! This could seriously harm your case. Always contact an accomplished personal injury lawyer before signing any documents.

What should I look for in a personal injury lawyer?

Look for a local attorney who has focused a large portion of their career on personal injury cases. Check online reviews or ask your friends or family for referrals before narrowing down your choice. Once you have narrowed down your options, ask each lawyer about their success rate and trial experience and whether they have a legal team on board to help handle your case.

Can a personal injury lawyer help stop my medical bills from going to collections?

In many cases, a person’s injuries will equal or succeed many thousands of dollars in out of pocket medical expenses. Once a personal injury lawyer takes on a case, often they can negotiate a lien with your medical providers, health insurance, or Medicare/Medicaid. The lien establishes that your medical bills will be paid out of settlement or trial. This process will prevent harassing phone calls from creditors, save your credit rating, and stop outstanding medical bills from being sent to collections while your case is resolved.

I was in a car accident but the person who caused the accident doesn’t have car insurance. Can I still get a settlement?

Yes. If your car insurance policy has uninsured motorist coverage you can make a claim or if the person who caused the accident has assets you may be able to recover. A personal injury lawyer can provide advice on all of your settlement options.

Will my settlement take longer if I hire a personal injury lawyer?

While your case may take longer to finalize if you hire a personal injury lawyer, you will most likely receive a settlement several times larger than what you could negotiate on your own. Most cases are resolved through negotiation before trial becomes necessary.

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