Be prepared for a unique experience
Your Personal Injury Attorney Ben Wells believes that every client is unique. You deserve a personal injury attorney who will take the time to learn your story and tell it persuasively. We have years of experience with jury trials and Insurance companies know it. We get great results in court and that helps us get great settlements because Insurance companies know we can back up what we say. You should ask your attorney what their experience and results are in jury trial. That will tell you a lot about how effective they will be for you. (see FAQ on how to select an attorney)
We provide small town care but get big city results. We work hard to get to know our clients. This helps us more effectively tell their stories and achieve outstanding results.
We are proud of the results we obtain for our clients and are honored to announce that Ben Wells was named Washington State Association for Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2020:
Tom Chambers Trial Lawyer of the year for 2020 (awarded by the Washington State Association for Justice September 2020)
In September of 2020 Ben Wells was named the Washington State Association for Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year. We are deeply honored to receive this award from our peers at the Washington State Association for justice. The award is in the name of Tom Chambers, a great trial lawyer and Jurist.
SOME RECENT RESULTS:
4 Million Dollar Jury Verdict in King County October 2020
A hard-working pipe layer was working in a trench box when an excavator operator lost sight of the pipe layer and pinched his knee against the trench box. He sustained a meniscus tear and an injury to his kneecap. The insurance company lawyers argued for 3 weeks that it was the pipe layer’s fault for waving the excavator into the trench box. The jury decided that the pipe layer had 4.5 million dollars in damages, but reduced the amount by 10% because they believed the pipe layer was 10% at fault and the excavator operator was 90% at fault. We used our storytelling skills and our willingness to be vulnerable and real to get a fair verdict of over 4 million dollars from the jury. The case was tried under the new Covid 19 rules and there were numerous witnesses that appeared by Zoom.
2.1 Million Dollar Settlement in King County September 2020
A building inspector who was inspecting a new commercial building in downtown Bellevue stepped on a sheet of plywood covering a hole. The plywood flipped up and the inspector fell 9 feet onto concrete. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and bodily injuries. We discovered his story and how his life and relationships had changed. There were multiple parties who elected to settle the case rather than face trial with our team.
$1.9 Million Dollar Settlement in King County January 2020
Our client received a mild traumatic brain injury when an icicle fell and landed on her head. We used both conventional and new cutting edge technology to prove her injuries. We have represented many people with head injuries and are well aware of the issues that arise in these cases.
Excess Jury Verdict in Snohomish County October 2019
We recently obtained a Jury verdict that exceeded the wrongdoer’s insurance policy limit. We frequently face these situations. In most cases we can collect the entire verdict from the insurance company even if the verdict exceeds the amount of insurance. In this case we successfully collected the entire verdict in excess of the insurance limits.
$4.4 Million Dollar Jury Verdict in Snohomish County March 2019
The insurance company offered $300,000. We recognized our clients’ losses were more than wage loss and medical expenses. The real human losses were worth much more. We worked hard to tell the true story at jury trial. The jury responded with a $4.4 million dollar verdict. We are very proud of the jury’s courage and the empathy they had for our clients.
$1.1 Million Dollar Jury Verdict in King County February 2018
The insurance company offered $65,000. They said our client’s claim had little value because he had been injured subsequently. We showed the jury how his original injury caused him to re-injure himself at work and that he should not continue to work in a physically demanding role. We recovered 15x what insurance offered because we were not afraid to have a jury trial.
$1.2 Million Dollar Settlement in Snohomish County January 2018
One icy morning our client’s employer knew there was ice in the parking lot and knew employees would have to walk across it to get to work. Our client got out of her car. She stepped onto the sidewalk and violently fell. She had always been a reliable employee who was always on time. She suffered a spinal injury and required surgery. After much litigation and motion practice, defense settled for $1.2 million dollars.
As your Personal Injury Attorney
we require honest communication in an open and straightforward manner. That allows us to truly understand the personal harm that was done, both physically and emotionally. Then we can tell our client’s story truthfully and powerfully to an insurance company, judge or jury.
Our clients are often surprised by the unique methods we use to discover how their harms have impacted their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We use cutting edge methods, but are located far from the big city.
We have proven that this approach works to get great jury verdicts and settlements. Come up to Arlington. It’s an easy drive and the results are worth the trip.
Truth never harms a just cause.
When it comes to representing injured people there is no more powerful statement. We believe that the secret to our success has been the courage to follow the truth and not back down. We follow the truth to fully understand our client’s story. Once we understand our client’s entire story; where they came from, what they were like before they are injured, and the circumstances they face as a result of the injury we can then tell their story in a powerful truthful manner.
Because absolute truth is very powerful. Sometimes the truth will take us to places our clients may not want us to go. However, once they understand that the only way to achieve full justice is to trust and be open with all the facts they always change their minds. It is empowering to have nothing to hide and our clients realize this.
We also insist on the truth from the other side. We are bulldogs with the truth and we demand that insurance companies, their lawyers and their hired experts tell the truth. When they fail to tell the truth we expose them.
Truth is the building block for story. Story is what we, your Personal Injury Attorney, will use, to show the jury, judge, or insurance company the plight of our client. Most of our cases settle. However, the cases that do not settle typically end up in a jury trial. We work hard to get to know our clients and that causes us to genuinely care for them.
We make sure that we are not blinded by our caring by focus grouping cases with unbiased people in our community. They help guide us so that we understand the questions and concerns the jury may have about our client and the case. That way we anticipate the jury’s concerns and questions to make our story solid.
Our approach using truth and story has a long record of success.
What Our Clients Say
“My family used the services of Ben Wells after an auto accident and we were extremely pleased with the personal care and concern and attention that was given. I can’t say that I would ever want to experience litigation again, but should that need ever arise, I would not hire anyone but Ben to take care of the situation.”
“I hired Ben Wells to represent me for a car accident. I was stopped in a line of traffic when my car was hit from behind by a car traveling at high speed. I received a scar to my forehead and my car was totaled. The insurance company refused to settle my injury claim or pay for my car. There were multiple parties involved in this collision and it appeared that there may not be enough insurance to compensate everyone involved. Ben Wells and his staff never wavered in their efforts to obtain a fair settlement for me. When the insurance company refused to pay, they filed a lawsuit and proceeded toward trial. Shortly before the trial date, the insurance company finally offered a fair out of court settlement of $70,000 for my injuries and damaged car. I recommend Ben Wells & Associates. They kept me informed every step of the way and forced the insurance company to do the right thing.”
“I want to extend a personal and heartfelt thank you to Ben Wells and his entire staff. Ben represented my daughter after she was sexually molested. Ben and his staff aggressively pursued the case while maintaining a high level of compassion to our family. I trust Ben Wells and his sage advice, I would strongly recommend him.”