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In Today’s World, Why Do Some People Think A Personal Injury Claim Will Be A Windfall?

In Today’s World, Why Do Some People Think A Personal Injury Claim Will Be A Windfall?

Ray Hrdlicka – Host – Attorneys.Media

“Given the current state of what you see on TV, what you hear about in the news, you hear about all these civil lawsuits, these personal injury lawsuits, where the injured party gets a ton of money. I mean, you read about them almost every day. So, why do people have this pre-conceived idea that I am going to get a windfall from all these things?”

Spencer Freeman – Personal Injury Attorney – Pierce County, WA

“I think the one thing you need to be careful about when you see news reports or watch news reports about these large settlements, you got to remember that you don’t know all the facts that are being reported. So you’re not going to know exactly how injured the person was or is there a long effect. A large settlement or a large judgement occurs in a personal injury case when there are serious injuries that both took a lot of time and medical treatment to recover from, or maybe there was never a full recovery. Then, there’s a long-term effect.

So when people see that stuff in the news, and then they automatically assume that their injury is going to be that…you know, as that attorney, we’ve got to do a good job at being able to relay what the facts of the other cases were, and compare that with their case. And then, kind of bring down expectations and bring them to reality, or maybe they’re right, maybe their injuries are worth that much.”

Ray Hrdlicka – Host – Attorneys.Media

“Okay, so you’re saying that you attempt to help them get a realistice viewpoint of what their case is”

Spencer Freeman – Personal Injury Attorney – Pierce County, WA

“Absolutely. That’s absolutely one of my jobs. To bring them a sense of knowledge about that the value of their case is. And nobody can ever know exactly, especially at the beginning of a case, the value of a case, because it’s so dependent on what the injuries are, and how long it takes to recover from the injuries. And if somebody doesn’t ever fully recover from the injuries, that creates a higher value of their case because there may be future medical care or future pain and suffering that they’re going to have to endure.”


Freeman Law Firm, Inc. is one of the most reputable and reliable attorney enterprises with two locations in Tacoma and Olympia, WA. When an injury happens, one is often so overcome with shock and pain that thinking about the legal course and taking the next steps may feel like an overwhelming task. This is where our team of experts comes in. We’re here to safely guide you through the seemingly puzzling maze of who’s, what’s, where’s and when’s of the legal recourse. Our skilled lawyers, each of whom is equipped with top qualifications and years of experience in the field, will represent your case and stand by your side for what is right.

Life is all about the unexpected – and the unexpected can come as pleasant surprises or non-so- pleasant accidents. We’re here to help you out when life takes a turn for the worst, to get you back on your feet again.

After practicing with a downtown Seattle firm, Spencer Freeman opened the Freeman Law Firm, Inc. in Tacoma, WA in 2005 after the birth of his first son. Over the course of time, the Freeman Law Firm, Inc. has adhered to the needs of its community, both locally and with contacts nationally. These needs have included litigation in several different areas, including Business Litigation, Copyright Infringement Litigation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, First Party Bad Faith Litigation, Criminal Law, as well as Administrative Law. Mr. Freeman’s intent was and is to make those skills he has learned in his career and his passion for trials accessible.

Mr. Freeman’s connections locally and nationally nourished his practice over time. He has served the local community as well as handling cases in federal courts across the country. Locally, Mr. Freeman has assisted local businesses in such matters as contentious shareholder disputes and individuals in matters ranging from catastrophic injuries to class A felonies as well as lawsuits against insurance companies for bad faith claims practices. He tried a Whatcom County Superior Court case for a bail bond company that resulted in the first appellate law in Washington truly outlining the rights of fugitive recovery agents. He has tried cases in many counties throughout the State of Washington, argued before the Court of Appeals Division I and Division II and the Washington State Supreme Court.

Mr. Freeman’s practice has taken him beyond Washington State, where he has handled cases for national Internet multi-media companies enforcing copyrights in states such as Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and California. In those cases, he has successfully argued for jurisdiction in the United States against individuals that reside in other countries. Mr. Freeman also represented a publisher against sheriffs regarding First Amendment Rights to distribute a magazine in county jails, resulting in arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the first case law of its kind. He has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals five times and submitted a briefing to the United States Supreme Court.

On more than several occasions, Mr. Freeman has been retained by parties on the near eve of a trial solely for purpose of being lead trial counsel. One such successful case was against the U.S. Department of Justice in their first trial attempting to enforce the CAN-SPAM Act for the actions of independent contractors.

Mr. Freeman’s passion and strength lay in front of a jury. He finds a beautiful balance between fact witnesses, statutes, case law, rules of evidence, and the different contexts of each jury. Most cases find a resolution before trial, but the best resolution occurs when counsel is prepared to try the case. And, when a case cannot find resolution, Mr. Freeman loves to go to work.

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Phone: 253-383-4500
Freeman Law Firm, Inc. is one of the most reputable and reliable attorney enterprises with two locations in Tacoma and Olympia, WA.

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