Hannah L. was a few weeks shy of her 21st birthday when she was thrown from a car. She remained in a coma for almost three weeks. A year later, she volunteered these thoughts:
“I was hurt in a motor vehicle accident March 3rd of 2013. And I was in a coma for multiple days. And when I woke up, my mom had my lawyer all set up, I talked to Steve for the first time when I got out of the hospital and when I talked to him the first time, I knew he was the right choice. He is a very hard worker on his cases, and he makes sure he knows what’s going on at all times and he is always up to speed with his clients. And even after things are all said and done, over a year later. He is still someone I can call on for advice, or just someone to talk to. Thank you Steve for all of your time and dedication!”
Hannah’s mother had this to say about how her daughter’s case was handled:
“Steve Sitcov is a brilliant personal injury lawyer that only takes contingency cases. If he offers to take your case – jump on it. He represented my daughter after she was severely injured in a car accident. He did everything he promised – helped us rebuild our lives and negotiated a settlement with 4 insurance companies and was ready to take her case to trial if a fair settlement was not reached. And he kept the costs down to virtually nothing (1% of the settlement). Her injuries were so severe we needed every ounce of energy to stay focused on her getting well. We knew he was taking care of everything legal going on so we didn’t need to even waste a nanosecond worrying about that stuff – we stayed focused on her getting well. He has been doing this for over 30 years and looks to be at the top of his game with no sign of stopping because he really does love his work…and it shows in everything he does.”
Danna S. was injured when she was hit by an uninsured motorist. Her case went to trial after her insurance company did not want to pay for her subsequent medical bills. Danna had these nice words to say regarding her experience:
“Following a car accident, my insurance company refused to pay my medical bills. I had paid them for uninsured motorist coverage for many years, and so I didn’t feel that was right or fair. On the recommendation of a friend who is also an attorney, I secured the services of Steve Sitcov. Never having been in this situation, I did not know what to expect. However, Steve made the process so easy, so clear, and so logical that it inspired complete faith that this was a winnable case. Steve has an amazing attention to detail, and just the right amount of courtroom drama to keep the jurors and judge completely engaged. Overall, it was a very positive outcome and the jury’s decision, in my favor, was very fair. And the best part is that during the time involved litigating my case, my husband and I feel we have a new friend for life with Steve and his family.”
Marina S. suffered a serious fracture to her left elbow when she fell at a gas station. Days later, one of the station’s employees intentionally destroyed the surveillance images of Marina walking and falling and so our ability to prove her case was severely hampered. Despite the many challenges confronting us, she received a very favorable settlement on the eve of trial. Without being asked, Marina offered these kind thoughts:
“Steve Sitcov is an astute professional with tireless tenacity. Steve always told me I was his favorite client and he certainly made me feel that I was. His commitment to helping me was achieved by his eye to detail and legal expertise. He analyzed and investigated every possible scenario of my case that had many twists and turns including, hostile defendants. Steve always kept me apprised on the status of his findings as he contacted various physicians, accident experts, and witnesses.
My orthopedic physician Dr. B summed up Steve the best:
‘Your attorney shows a great deal of caring for your present and long term health issues. He is unlike many attorneys I deal with who are only interested in monetary gain.’ – Dr. B
This was a very candid observation which made me proud to have Steve as my attorney. Our case was settled successfully and I am grateful to him. His professionalism, compassion for his client, and affability await more ‘favorite clients’.”
Brian S., of Sammamish, whose twenty year old daughter Kelly died in a tragic accident when a man driving on I-5 fell asleep and crossed the median, striking her car, had this to say:
“We met Steven through tragic circumstance. And while this proved to be one of the darkest points in our lives, Steven proved to be one of a few shining lights. With the entire burden that accompanies tragedy, it was an immense relief not to worry about the accompanied legalities. In the few years we have been associated, Steven has consistently demonstrated his ability to outperform our expectation and remains to this day a trusted and dear friend.”
Jenny C. of Redmond is a personal trainer. She sustained a serious hip injury when a Nobel Prize winning scientist tried to cut in front of another car, causing a 3 car pile-up. She offered these kind words:
“Steve Sitcov supported us throughout the entire litigation process. His timely communication, research, and knowledge guided us towards our desired goal. When we first met Steve, we were impressed with his approachability and genuine empathy for us. He clearly discussed the timeline, process, and possible outcomes of our case. If things changed, or we had questions, Steve was very accessible and easy to talk to. He always responded immediately and had patience for each and every question. Overall, we were impressed with Steve’s organization, professionalism and passion to work for his client’s goals. Not only did we come away with the desired outcome of our case, but we came away with a good friend.”
Gary L. of Seattle was injured while riding his motorcycle home from classes at North Seattle Community College. A cab made a U-turn in front of him and he flew over it, sustaining a serious hand injury, requiring surgery. After a successful jury verdict,
“Mr. Sitcov made me feel very comfortable from the beginning to the end of my suit. He worked very hard and was extremely detailed in his effort to put together a great case. I would refer him to friends and family in need of his services.”
Marla F. of Seattle was struck while walking in a crosswalk. The driver’s car insurance company said she was at fault. So did her own insurance company. Although Marla was reluctant to start a lawsuit, she understood Steve’s recommendations. Ultimately, both insurance companies paid her the maximum amount of money available:
“After being hit by a car as I walked through a crosswalk, Steve Sitcov helped me put my pieces back together. And as I worked on healing physically, I didn’t have to worry about healing legally, as Steve represented me. As he weighed though the pounds of paperwork, he patiently helped me to understand the aspects of my case, explained to best steps to take, the reality of what I should expect, and the time it would take. The news wasn’t always good, and I wasn’t always happy but Steve kept things factual and accurate, always with compassion and consideration. Steve is very accessible, and I could always go directly to him with questions as things worked themselves out. Being injured has been a very traumatic event in my life, but with Steve’s help my focus stayed on healing, and looking forward.”
Bruce and Maureen S. of Seattle, after a week long jury trial, wrote:
“We would highly recommend Steven Sitcov to anyone in need of excellent representation! To make a very long story as short as possible, we originally had another attorney, who was a part-time Judge, representing us in a personal injury case who felt that we should accept a settlement of $20,000. After thinking about it for a period of time, we felt it just wasn’t right! We decided to get a second opinion, and through a recommendation, we were given Steven Sitcov’s name and contact information. From our very first conversation, without hesitation, we determined that it was in our best interest to change Counsel. From our first meeting with Steven, until the jury reached a verdict, we felt very confident that our choice in switching to Steven was the best move we could have possibly made. This was a very complicated case, and at times leading up to trial, Steven and I had to make difficult decisions. Some things we didn’t always agree with, but in the end we had enough faith in Steven to trust his judgment. Steven always said he would try the case the way we wanted and we felt, after voicing our opinions, very confident in trusting his expertise and strategy in every critical decision we had to make. Because of Steven, we received a jury verdict of $279,000. Enough said!”
Hee Yung A., of Lynnwood was active in her daughter’s school and pregnant with twins when injured in a crash. After negotiating a successful settlement, she wrote:
“In March of 2009 I was side swiped by a vehicle trying to merge into my lane. I was pregnant with twins and went into pre-term labor, had neck and back injury and rushed to Steven’s Hospital. My husband and I faced the possibility of losing the twins and dealing with the accident. We did not know if we should try to handle the accident ourselves or get an attorney. We felt that dealing with the accident and my pre-term labor was too much and asked a good friend who works in the legal field for a good attorney. We were recommended Steve Sitcov and after speaking with him, we felt at ease and very confident that he was the right choice. Steve went above and beyond and worked very hard for us to get a decent settlement, best of all he is a parent himself and we felt that he really cares.”
Charles D., of Redmond was out doing chores one Saturday when another driver disregarded the red light. He offered these kind observations:
“After being injured in a head-on auto accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company was being extremely difficult and uncooperative. I was given the names of several attorneys whom I contacted. They all had this sense of bravado and tough talk about them towards going after the insurance company and didn’t seem all that interested in me or how I was. It was more about locking me in to use them as an attorney. When I met with Steve, his approach was very different. There was a concern for how I was doing and what I was going through. There was also a quiet confidence that comes from nearly thirty years as a personal injury attorney. Steve explained the process at the beginning, and as the case progressed, he continued to explain things in simple terms.
Having been in his field for as long as he has, Steve knows when to negotiate and collaborate, and when to push on behalf of his clients. As a result of Steve’s experience with personal injury claims, he was able to get me the maximum policy limits without ever going to trial. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone needing a personal injury attorney. To me, he represents a high standard of ethics and integrity, a genuine concern for his clients, and a great ability to negotiate settlements.”
Jim P. from England, UK was snowboarding in Whistler, B.C. with his family when one of his bindings opened, releasing his right boot. This caused the board to spin and break Jim’s left leg, requiring installation of a steel plate. Steve agreed to file a lawsuit against the Seattle based sports equipment company after two other lawyers refused to do so. After a successful settlement was reached just weeks before the trial was to start, Jim wrote:
“I live in the UK and was 68 years old at the time of the accident so was not hopeful of a substantial settlement. I was initially put in touch with an out-of-town attorney who took it to mediation and obtained an offer of $20,000 which I did not accept.
I then found Steve Sitcov and he started a whole new ball game. From the outset Steve’s professionalism and attention to detail shone through. He left no stone unturned in obtaining testimonies from appropriate experts and shrugged off the bullying tactics of the defendant’s attorneys. He really knew his stuff and involved me at every turn, even though I was nearly 5000 miles away by using Skype. I put my trust in Steve completely and never went against his advice.
As a result we arrived at a settlement which was nearly 12 times the original offer !!! This speaks for itself and if Steve can do this for me I would recommend him to anyone in the world, especially in the US. He has honesty and integrity and if he doesn’t think you have a chance of success he will tell you at the outset.”