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J.D. Smith

8015 Southeast 28th Street, Suite 212
Mercer Island, Washington

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We believe innocent victims deserve to be compensated to the fullest extent. Each of our clients receives the same degree of attention because we see them as individuals rather than cases.

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8015 Southeast 28th Street, Suite 212 Mercer Island, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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Traffic Accidents, Truck Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

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Personal Injury Attorney J.D. Smith has offered representation to injury victims for more than 20 years. He has practiced law in several prominent firms, developing his legal knowledge in civil defense and insurance adjustment/claims before honing his skills as an injury litigator. His focus is serious personal injury, wrongful death cases, and risk management.


Attorney J.D. Smith has secured favorable and substantial settlements on behalf of his clients, including jury verdicts for motorcycle, trucking, and car accident cases that are among some of the largest verdicts of their kind in Washington. He has also secured several seven-figure settlements and to date, he has tried 58 civil jury trials to verdict.


J.D. offers his utmost to ensure that clients receive the compensation they deserve for their case. It is this commitment to serving clients that earned his recognition as one of Washington's Super Lawyers® for the past 15 years and has allowed him to earn a strong reputation in the legal community. He also has an Avvo Rating of 10.0 "Superb." J.D. has also received the Professionalism award from the local Trial Lawyers Group, WSAJ (Washington Association of Justice). This award is given to a lawyer who conducts leadership, promotes professionalism, and brings dignity and pride to the legal profession. This award was also given to a lawyer that represents courtesy and honor amount lawyers.

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What to Do After a Boating Accident

The injuries and damages sustained in a boating accident are unique due to the added factor of water and related risks. Additionally, the physical and financial effects of a boating accident can be long-lasting and may require specific compensation, so it’s a good idea to speak with a boating accide... […]

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Pros and Cons of Settling VS Going to Trial

You might be surprised to discover that the vast majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of court. This means that both parties were able to reach an agreement without the involvement of a judge or jury. There are many benefits to settling outside of trial versus going to court. Howeve... […]

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How Do I Pay Medical Bills During a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Attorney JD Smith | 888-981-0015 | Free Consult It’s a common question for anyone struggling with medical expenses while waiting for their injury claim to be resolved: how do I pay medical bills during a personal injury lawsuit?... […]

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When and How to Report Elder Abuse

As loved ones grow older, many will transition to life in a nursing home. While many nursing homes provide warm, caring, attentive environments for aging family members, light must be shed on a serious problem that is for the most part overlooked by the vast majority of the population. Elder abuse... […]

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How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

JD Smith | 888-981-0015 | Free Consult One of the most common concerns expressed by people considering hiring an attorney: how much is my personal injury case worth? Does it make sense to file a lawsuit? This Quick Question features JD Smith, a car accident attorn... […]

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What to Do If You’re Hit By a Driver With No Insurance

JD Smith | 888-981-0015 | Free Consult Being in a car accident is already an unsettling experience, but what if you’re hit by a driver with no insurance or very little insurance? It can be daunting to consider how you’re going to pay your medical bills, not to mentio... […]

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What To Tell Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

Attorney JD Smith | 888-981-0015 | FREE Consult | No Fee Unless We Win "You have to remember that, if you have been in an accident, you are not feeling your best. Sometimes you may be under the influence of medication, and it may not b... […]

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8 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Attorney JD Smith | 888-981-0015 | FREE Consult | No Fees Unless We Win If you're wondering what steps to take after a car accident, attorney JD Smith has your answer. JD Smith is a car accident attorney in Seattle with the Law Offic... […]

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Hit By an Uninsured or Underinsured Driver?

Attorney JD Smith | 888-981-0015 | FREE Consult | No Fee Unless You Win Over 10 percent of drivers on the road have no insurance. If you’re hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you need an experienced attorney to help you recov... […]

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Interview: Seeking Help for a Pedestrian Accident

What should you do if you're injured in a pedestrian accident? How can we — as both drivers and pedestrians — prevent the steady rise of pedestrian injuries? In this interview, JD Smith explains what you should do after a pedestrian accident injury. Smith is an attorney in Washington with the Law... […]

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What to Do After a Boating Accident

What to Do After a Boating Accident

The injuries and damages sustained in a boating accident are unique due to the added factor of water and related risks. Additionally, the physical and financial effects of a boating accident can be long-lasting and may require specific compensation, so it’s a good idea to speak with a boating accident attorney who knows the ins and outs of the relevant laws. The steps taken immediately after a boating accident can have a significant impact on the outcome of a personal injury and/or insurance claim. Common injuries in boating accidents: Head injuries Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) Spinal cord injuries (SCI) Broken or fractured bones Oxygen deprivation injuries Drowning... […]

Pros and Cons of Settling VS Going to Trial

Pros and Cons of Settling VS Going to Trial

You might be surprised to discover that the vast majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of court. This means that both parties were able to reach an agreement without the involvement of a judge or jury. There are many benefits to settling outside of trial versus going to court. However, the circumstances of your case and the parties involved could determine the likelihood of your case going all the way to trial, or potentially reaching a fair settlement without going through the hassle of trial proceedings. Before accepting a settlement offer, it’s a good idea to seek the advice of a trial attorney to make sure you are getting the maximum compensation available to you. A se... […]

When and How to Report Elder Abuse

When and How to Report Elder Abuse

As loved ones grow older, many will transition to life in a nursing home. While many nursing homes provide warm, caring, attentive environments for aging family members, light must be shed on a serious problem that is for the most part overlooked by the vast majority of the population. Elder abuse is an alarmingly common and rarely discussed type of abuse. With over 1.6 million residents living in nursing homes, over 33% of these residents will find themselves in a facility that has been reported for abuse according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Physical abuse is a common type of abuse in nursing homes and can include assault, such as slapping, hitting, or pushing a pa... […]