Below are common questions that people ask us, when determining if and who they want as an attorney. Please call or email us if you have more questions.

How do I know if I have a case?

Do you have a serious injury resulting from a recent bicycle, car, or pedestrian accident? If the accident occurred within the past three years, and your injuries required multiple visits to a medical provider, then you likely have a personal injury case, where Catherine Fleming can represent you. Email her at to schedule a free consultation up to an hour.

If you are a victim of motor vehicle fraud or a defective car/recreational vehicle (RV), than you may have recourse under Washington state and federal laws that afford consumers protection from deceitful and bad faith conduct of dealers and car manufacturers. Contact Catherine Fleming, who has extensive experience fighting on behalf of consumers, for a brief consultation. Email her at with as many details about your potential matter to schedule a time to speak with her.

How much do I have to pay, if you agree to represent me?

If we agree to take your personal injury case (injuries sustained from a serious bike/car/motorcycle/pedestrian accident) or bad faith insurance (your insurance company refuses to provide insurance coverage that you rightfully expect), we only get paid when our personal injury attorneys recover on your behalf.

However, if you are requesting more discrete legal services, including consumer protection matters (for example, against a car dealer) we charge on an hourly basis. Remember: For consumer protection cases, however, we always seek full reimbursement of attorneys' fees on behalf of the consumer when resolving a matter via settlement or litigation. Under the Washington Consumer Protection Act (CPA), Chapter 19.182 RCW, specifically RCW 19.182.150 "the consumer shall be awarded actual damages and costs of the action together with reasonable attorney's fees..."

How soon will I know if we can recover anything for my case?

The timing of when you may recover compensation for your personal injury or consumer protection matter depends on a number of factors. Thus, the time frame varies and is unpredictable. Ethical attorneys are bound to explain that a favorable outcome for their clients takes time and require careful  work-up of the facts.

Schedule a time to speak with personal injury attorney Catherine Fleming to assess the strength of your possible case. The best way to schedule a brief call is via email: Provide as many details about your potential case, including the date of the incident and full names of the potential defendant(s).

A company is ripping me off, can I sue?

Corporations large and small find many ways to increase their profits. Often increasing their profits means a pattern of deceitful and bad faith conduct to unsuspecting consumers. Before we can determine whether to sue the corporations, you should discuss the details of your issue with a consumer protection lawyer. Recognize that arbitration clauses found in agreements (to use a cell phone, to use a service, etc.) mean that your matter will likely need to be arbitrated rather than litigated in court.