Our Services

  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Disputes

Personal Injury

At Ember Law, we take pride in guiding clients through the legal and healing process. Injuries are stressful, and managing your claim can be overwhelming. We handle the details and paperwork so you can focus on getting proper treatment. As a boutique law firm, our clients are more than just a file. Each is a unique individual with specific needs and goals. By maintaining consistent contact with clients and medical providers, we aim to get you fully healed while preventing insurance companies from throwing up road blocks that interrupt your care.

Remember, insurance companies are for-profit entities, and their profit margins go down when they pay claims. Talking to an attorney right away can help protect your rights, preserve evidence, and keep you on the road to recovery. You’ve paid good money for insurance, and a good attorney can make sure you get the full value out of your policy.

If you’re too injured to come to the office, we will come to you.

Car Wrecks

Car Wrecks are traumatic events. They cause physical, emotional, and economic damages. Costs compound when you have to take time off work to heal and lose income. Insurance companies know how difficult it is for injured people in these situations – and will do all they can to limit their liability and minimize the amount that they have to pay. Some have been known to try to settle a case the next day!

At Ember Law, we work on these cases every day. We know the tactics insurance companies use. We will enforce your rights and make sure the insurance companies fulfill their legal obligations to you. Our experience enables us to provide guidance to clients and work to protect their financial, emotional, and physical future while holding insurance companies and at-fault parties accountable.

Brain Injuries (TBI)

Brain injuries come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: a significant impact on the life the victim and their loved ones, friends, and coworkers.

Even “mild” Traumatic Brain Injuries (concussions) can cause a variety of symptoms, including vertigo, headaches, insomnia, light and noise sensitivity, memory loss, and speech impairment, amongst others. These symptoms can last a lifetime. “Moderate” or “Severe” Brain Injuries can cause lifelong problems, interfering with a victim’s ability to work, maintain relationships, perform ordinary activities and many times permanently changing their personality.

If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury, it is important that you speak to a knowledgeable attorney. You can count on the attorneys at Ember Law to coordinate with your medical professionals, take the time to listen to you, and seek the compensation you rightly deserve.

Pedestrian Injuries

As our own Leah Snyder can attest, being hit by a motor vehicle can be an incredibly awful experience. Even when pedestrians do everything right (using a crosswalk, looking both ways), it is easy to be the victim of a driver who is distracted or simply doesn’t see you. Injuries are often severe, and medical bills can run into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars very quickly.

Fortunately, automobile insurance can protect you if you’re injured as a pedestrian. Ember Law can help you ensure you get the full benefit of the policy you pay for. Your own insurance may be able to help cover you even if you were not driving. It may cover your medical bills and reimburse you for lost wages while you pursue a claim against the at-fault driver.

If you, a friend, or a loved one have been injured as a pedestrian, contact Ember Law for a free consultation. We will use our years of experience to fight for you.

Motorcycle Crashes & Collisions

The attorneys at Ember Law have represented victims of negligence for years. Motorcycles offer drivers and their passengers less protection than most other types of vehicle. Unfortunately, collisions are often caused by other, inattentive drivers. These crashes can result in serious and catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, “road rash”, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and death.

If you are a victim, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation. Ember Law can help you navigate medical debt, resolve liability arguments, and seek just compensation. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Dog Bite & Animal Attacks

Dog owners in Washington have a number of responsibilities. In addition to caring well for their pets, they also have a duty to make sure that their animals do not bite or attack people or other animals. Dog bites can lead to serious injuries, including puncture wounds, lacerations, broken bones, and facial injuries. Children are especially vulnerable.

There are 2 ways a dog bite victim can pursue compensation. Washington law states that the owner of a dog who bites someone “shall” be liable for the injuries that person suffers, regardless of the past viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge thereof. A dog owner can also be pursued if they knew or should have known of a dog’s past vicious behavior and did little to protect the public from that dog.

Animal bites can lead to infection, scarring, and long-lasting injuries. Including anxiety and fear. Frequently insurance may be available to cover dog bite incidents.

Call Ember Law today for a free consultation regarding your dog bite case. We will answer any questions you may have.

Truck & Bus Accidents

Truck and bus drivers provide a valuable service to our society – transporting people and goods at all hours of the day. However, when a driver or company doesn’t obey the rules of the road, the results can be devastating. The sheer force generated by a truck or bus is much larger than that generated by a car in similar circumstances.

At Ember Law, we understand the life-changing effects these types of injuries can have. We also know about the unique issues that make litigating truck and bus crashes more difficult and complex. If you or someone you know has been injured by a bus or truck driver, call Ember Law for a free consultation. We’ll deal with the insurance companies and medical providers so you can focus on getting better.

Wrongful Death

Nothing is more tragic than losing a loved one due to a preventable incident. Coping with the loss of a family member can be one of the most difficult times of your life. The experienced attorneys at Ember Law will provide you with compassion and will help you understand the options to seek justice against the person or entity who caused the tragedy.

In Washington, the laws regarding wrongful death are complex. It is essential that you have an attorney to help you navigate the complex wrongful death laws. If the negligence of another has caused the death of a family member, Ember Law can help you pursue claims against the at-fault party.

Insurance Disputes

Homeowners Insurance

If you have suffered a serious loss to your property, Ember Law may be able to assist you and obtain coverage under your homeowners’ insurance. Whether you suffered a fire, collapse, or other catastrophic event, we can help you navigate your insurance claim and work with you towards payment of your damages.

Damages to your home or personal property can easily cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The situation seems to only get worse when your insurance company, to whom you’ve faithfully paid premiums, tells you they won’t cover your loss or will not pay enough to repair your home.

In Washington, insurers are held to high standard of conduct. Our knowledge of the law and attention to detail ensures that your property and repairs are properly valued. If the insurance company insists on denying coverage, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and hold them accountable.

Insurance Coverage Denials

If you have a dispute with an insurance company regarding denial of coverage, refusal to pay benefits, or failure to defend, Ember Law is experienced in reviewing coverage decisions and advocating for coverage. Many insurers will try to blame you for a collision or event which was not your fault, or will provide excuses regarding why coverage is not provided. Having an attorney on your side can resolve coverage decisions in your favor.

Call Ember Law for a review of the coverage from someone who knows the law and can effectively advocate for your interests.

Renters Insurance Claims

Renters insurance can be a valuable tool when your belongings are damaged or destroyed, especially if the landlord’s insurance policy doesn’t cover the damages.  However, just like in the homeowners and automobile context, insurance companies will look for every opportunity to deny coverage or limit exposure.  They will try to hide behind dense policy contract language or pay you less than replacement value for your damaged items.  Applied to a variety of items that you use for daily living, this can cost you tens of thousands of dollars that the insurance company should have paid for.

If you have submitted a claim for damages under a Renter’s or Homeowner’s policy, and the insurance company is avoiding you, call Ember Law for assistance.

Insurance Bad Faith

When an insurance company unreasonably denies you coverage or refuses to pay your claims, you may be able to recover additional damages against the insurance company. In Washington, an insurance company is required to treat its insureds fairly.

That means your insurance company must act in good faith whenever it makes a decision. If your insurance company is not treating you fairly, delaying your claim, refusing to make payments, or denying coverage, call Ember Law to see if you can make a claim for Bad Faith.

Personal Injury Protection Insurance

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance is an extremely valuable part of your auto insurance coverage.  It covers you regardless of whether or not you’re at fault.  It often also provides some coverage for lost wages and “loss of services” for things you’re unable to do due to your injuries.  Unlike your health insurance, there’s no deductible or co-pay, and you will often get to choose your own medical providers.

Unfortunately, insurance companies will try to reduce payments to your providers by terminating PIP benefits early. They will often use doctors, chiropractors, and even massage therapists to do a cursory review of your claim, and then deny it.  This leaves many people suffering from their injuries while their insurance company tries to avoid their obligations.

This is why it’s important for you to speak to an attorney if you’ve been injured.  We know the tactics these companies use – we see them every day. We also know their legal obligations, and can use the legal system to make sure that you are treated fairly.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) Insurance

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist coverage is included in most automobile insurance policies in Washington, unless it has been specifically excluded by the policy holder. UM/UIM coverage applies when the person who causes the injuries has either no insurance or insufficient insurance to cover your damages. If the person who hit you doesn’t have enough insurance, you can then submit a claim to your own insurance company for the remaining amount of your damages if you have UM/UIM coverage.

Insurance companies like to pay as little as possible when a claim is submitted. The reasoning is simple – the more they pay you, the less profit they make. Fortunately, Washington is a great place to hold these insurance companies accountable. At Ember Law, we have extensive knowledge of the applicable statutes and case law that require insurance companies to treat their insureds (that’s you) fairly.  We are familiar with the tricks they will try to use to devalue your claim, and will fight to ensure that your insurance company pays you the money you deserve.