About Us

Over seventy-five years of combined legal excellence & community service

What We Do Best

Our practice focuses on a wide variety of personal injury cases. Click a title below to learn more about each practice area and our work for our clients.

Sex Abuse & Assault

One of the worst things that can happen in life is when a child is sexually assaulted or molested.

The distress, the emotional trauma, the humiliation, the guilt, the shame, the nightmares, the fears, and the lifetime scars of being the victim of sexual abuse are permanent and seriously damaging.

When children are victims of pedophiles, there is a compelling need to make sure that perpetrators themselves, and the institutions which protect and harbor the perpertrators, are held accountable so that the abuse cannot happen again.

We listen. We care. And we can help.

We understand the courage and conviction it takes to come forward with the truth. For victims of sexual abuse, it sometimes takes years, decades, and longer before they have they feel safe enough to reveal the memories that they have repressed in order to survive. There is always tremendous fear and apprehension on behalf of  victims before coming forward.

We can help. If you have been the victim of sex abuse, you need a lawyer with sensitivity, experience, and training. You need a lawyer you can trust. You need a lawyer who has dealt with these types of crimes before and knows how to advise you and protect you.

Please contact us for confidential advice on how we can help.

If you were a victim of sexual abuse while attending any parochial school or parish in Montana, click here for more information on how we may be able to help you.

Auto & Trucking Collisions

Automobile collisions are traumatic and terrifying. Even worse, they can cause serious injuries that can last a lifetime. If you have suffered an injury in an auto accident, you should not handle the negotiation of a serious injury case on your own.

Why hire a lawyer?

  • You need a lawyer to complete the insurance paperwork, and provide you advice on your rights so that you are protected from getting financially exploited by the insurance companies.
  • You need a lawyer to investigate the accident, interview witnesses and order relevant reports, and preserve important evidence in your case.
  • You need a lawyer to gather proof so that “fault” can be proven when necessary in the case.
  • You need a lawyer to deal with the insurance adjuster so that the correct information is communicated on your claim.
  • You need a lawyer who has experience and knowledge on evaluation of accident claims so that you can know your claim’s approximate fair market value.
  • You need a lawyer to understand the recoverable elements of damages so that all your rights to compensation are protected and asserted.
  • You need a lawyer to understand your insurance rights and to protect you from aggressive insurance companies who are against you.
  • You need a lawyer to negotiate a fair settlement for you.
  • You need a lawyer to fight in court and protect you if the insurance company refuses to be fair and reasonable.

Why hire Tamaki Law?

We have handled thousands of auto accidents in Central Washington and throughout the Pacific Northwest. We have extensive experience with:

  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Many multi-vehicle accidents

We are skilled and knowledgeable on insurance coverage so we can advise and process insurance claims that deal with all sections of your insurance policy including:

  • Uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage
  • Personal injury protection coverage
  • Liability coverage

And we help ensure that our clients receive fair value for the property damage sustained, for free, if our assistance is needed.

We charge our standard “contingent fee” on all bodily injury claims caused by auto accidents, so if we don’t recover money for you, we don’t charge you a fee and you owe us nothing.

Our strong reputation for integrity and success is supported by our record-breaking results. We hope you allow us to perform a free consultation, so that we can tell you how we can help you.  Please contact us so that we can evaluate your claim, advise you of your rights, and begin to help you today.

Medical Malpractice

We all trust our doctors and hospitals to make us well and to keep us healthy. When doctors and hospitals violate our trust and harm us, or fail to provide us adequate health care, then we have the right to hold the doctor and hospital accountable for the harm they caused.

Medical malpractice is a fancy phrase for medical negligence. Medical negligence is defined as a deviation from the standard of care that a health care provider should have provided. To prove a medical negligence case, we are required to have a qualified doctor testify at trial that a breach of the standard of care occurred. This requirement is one the biggest obstacles in any medical negligence case.

Another challenge is proving “causation.” Many medical negligence cases involve the failure to timely diagnose the patient’s health condition which results in injury to the patient. It is not enough to prove that a mistake was made by a doctor; we have the burden of proving the extent of the harm the negligence caused.

Medical malpractice is a very expensive and a demanding area of practice for lawyers. It requires the lawyer to have a “war chest” of resources and the commitment to fight and battle. After years of handling medical malpractice cases, we have the resources, as well as the commitment, knowledge, and experience to handle these claims and we would like to help you if you have a strong case. Contact us today to that we can review and analyze your potential claim, and advise you of your rights.

Wrongful Death

There is nothing more traumatic and devastating than the loss of a loved one.

The legacy of a loved one can be honored by holding the wrongdoer responsible. The alternative – further injustice and unresolved questions for a lifetime – is worse.

And if you need a lawyer to assist you in investigating whether you have a case, there are no better lawyers to investigate and help you in these types of situations than us.

We care. We listen. And we will advise you to do what should be done.

We will handle your case with the utmost preparation and skill.

After helping dozens of devastated and heartbroken families, we can help you.

Washington’s laws regarding claims of wrongful death are complicated with many exceptions and loopholes. An experienced lawyer is needed to avoid missing a potential claim or making a technical mistake which could hurt your claim.

We can and will help you. Call us today and we would be glad to talk with you.

Lawsuits Against Goverment

Our own government sometimes makes mistakes that seriously injures innocent citizens. When our government makes mistakes, it is required by law, just like its own citizens, to be accountable for its errors and mistakes which cause harm to its citizens.

These rules apply to government in all forms:

  • Federal government and all of its agencies
  • State government and all of its agencies
  • County government and all of its agencies
  • City government and all of its agencies
  • Local school districts and its schools
  • State universities

The government is responsible for its employees. Thus, mistakes and errors of government employees are, by law, the responsibility of their government employer. There are many restrictions, limitations, and exceptions to the above rules.

At Tamaki Law, we know the law and are not fearful of governmental entities and their attorneys. Some of our largest settlements have involved claims against the State government for its failure to protect our clients. If you have a complaint against the government for its failure to protect you, which caused you serious injury or damage, then call us. We are experienced and skilled at holding the government liable for its errors and mistakes.

Construction Injuries

One of the riskiest areas for injury are construction sites. Because so many serious injuries come from construction sites, some of our largest cases have involved work place accidents.

Falling from heights, tripping, falling objects, and heavy equipment accidents, are known dangers at work sites. These work place dangers have caused countless accidents that maim, seriously injure, and/or kill people.

 Although employees cannot sue their own employers for negligence if they receive Labor and Industry payments, there are many other cases which can be investigated involving serious workplace injury. Accidents involving visitors to worksites, inspectors, delivery business people, and family members are actionable and viable cases. Sometimes employees are injured by the negligence of some other third party. For example, we helped an injured employee who was electrocuted at a worksite due to the negligence of the power company, which knew their lines were dangerous yet failed to protect their electrified lines for the safety of those performing work in the area.

Contact us so we can review your case and let you know if we can help you. If you have an L&I claim, you can still call us because we will look for other avenues of recovery or refer you to a workers’ compensation lawyer who can assist you.

Insurance Claims

Most insurance claims involve auto accidents. We are experienced in dealing with insurance adjusters and can get you the best result possible. If you are representing yourself, let us handle your case so we can assist you in dealing with all the troubling aspects of your case: the paperwork, the telephone calls, what information to provide the insurance company, what your case is worth, and the methods to get you the most money. If you are represented by another lawyer who is not doing a good job and/or not keeping you informed, in most cases, we can take over those cases at no additional cost to you.

Insurance claims encompass homeowners insurance, fire insurance, business insurance, theft insurance, property insurance, farm insurance, and umbrella insurance.  We are knowledgeable and experienced in handling and interpreting all these types of insurance coverages.

Losses covered by insurance can range from explosions, to dog bites, to bad products, to fire losses, to serious injury falls at businesses.

If you have a serious injury caused by the fault of someone else, then we can help you find out if there is insurance available to compensate you.

Other Areas of Practice

We handle a wide variety of personal injury claims in addition to the areas featured on our website, including:

  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Dog Bite / Attack
  • Injuries on Tribal Land / Reservations
  • Food Poisioning
  • Injuries Sustained by Children at School
  • Injuries Caused by Alcohol Overservice
  • Injuries Caused by Dangerous Products
  • Injuries Caused by Defects or Dangerous Conditions on a Premises

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury and you are unsure whether or not our firm can help you, please contact us so that we can talk with you. We analyze each potential claim and its relevant facts with no cost or risk to you, so that we can let you know whether we are able to help you.

 

Questions?

Speaking with a lawyer and reviewing your legal options can be intimidating and overwhelming for anyone at first. Here is a list of frequently asked questions with answers to help you get started.

Contact Us Today

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