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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP   PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAWYERS

Issaquah Law Group - Injury Litigation Attorneys

TRUST: Personal injuries are personal. Which is why the attorneys at ILG treat every client and every case differently. Because they are different, and extremely personal. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built on trust. Trust that you will be heard. Trust that you will be protected. Trust that every effort will be made to see justice done in your case. The singular goal of every ILG attorney is to earn and preserve that trust.

EXPERIENCE: ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals and we bring this experience to bear on behalf of our clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, bus versus pedestrian accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, slip/trip and fall accidents, and catastrophic losses due to fire.

LOCATION: We are located on the Eastside in Issaquah, convenient to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish and North Bend. However, we provide legal services in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and throughout the entire state of Washington.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

Chronic Pain is a Disease

Nearly every time I go to trial in a soft tissue injury case, I hear that the injury should have healed within 6-8 weeks, and any report of pain after couldn't be related to the crash. There's something wrong with that statement though.

My clients still hurt.

I don't care what your expert witness is saying about what SHOULD happen; about what happens to most people. That's not what's happening to my client.

My clients still hurt!

Well today, I happened across a TED talk by a pediatric anesthesiologist by the name of Elliott Krane. He determined that traumatic events can, in 1 of 10 people, cause a positive feedback loop, which changes sensory perception, essentially amplifying signals into pain. The pain is a disease caused by the traumatic event, and has to be retrained in a very specific way. The example he gave was the touch of a feather being turned into the touch of a blowtorch. That's an extreme example for sure. In one of his patients, it meant a simple wrist sprain turned into excruciating pain all up and down her arm.

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I know when I first got into this business, I had a hard time with believing my clients and their pain. I couldn't imagine it, thus, it must not be true.

We're the truth tellers. We need to make sure we convey what's happening to our clients. We need to help the jury feel the blowtorch against their skin. We need to help them feel the paralyzing ache in their neck, making them unable to turn.

 

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