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Firm Overview

Craig Swapp & Associates primarily handles personal injury and bankruptcy cases. With personal injury cases, we resolve insurance disputes involving automobiles, commercial trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, public transportation, dog bite and animal attacks, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and premises liability.

Our law firm began in 1957 thanks to the efforts of founding partner Buddy Gregory. In 2000, I joined forces with Buddy Gregory, and am currently serving as managing partner and primary spokesperson for the firm. Over the years, the personal injury lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates have helped over 60,000 injured accident victims receive fair compensation a variety of insurance companies sand corporate wrong-doers Currently Craig Swapp & Associates has offices in Sandy, Utah; Boise, Idaho; Spokane, Washington; and Kennewick, Washington, and employs over 60 legal professionals. For the past 10 years, Craig Swapp & Associates has been known for its renowned tagline, "One Call, That's All!"Example casesCASE A: Amanda was a passenger in a motor vehicle roll-over accident. She was severely hurt and suffered a traumatic brain injury, which required a lengthy recovery. When she was well enough, she consulted with a lawyer, who indicated that she didn't have a case. Fortunately, she decided to get a second opinion from the Washington traumatic brain injury attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates. After carefully looking at the facts of the case, we quickly saw that she did have a very good case. The end result was a settlement for over $1 million.

CASE B: A family of three was waiting at a bus stop when they were stuck by a car driven by an 80 year-old driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. Tragically, the young son was killed, while his mother and sister were severely injured. Allstate Insurance hired an aggressive lawyer to defend their insured driver and offered the family a minimal settlement. The lawyer argued that the driver had 'blacked out' and therefore was not negligent or at fault. The horrific nature of this case made major headlines and attracted a great deal of media attention. As the family's Washington personal injury attorney, I was able to turn the tables on Allstate and get the family a settlement award in excess of $1.5 million which allowed them to put their life back together after such a horrible tragedy.

CASE C: A 72 year-old was driving as part of his job, delivering flowers for a floral shop. His delivery truck was struck by a drunk driver, killing him instantly. Our Spokane wrongful death attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates were able to help the family recover $544,000 for this wrongful death.

CASE D: a 48 year-old cyclist was safely riding his bike with traffic on the shoulder of the road, when a driver (driving impaired with cold medication) struck him from behind. Our Spokane personal injury attorneys filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver's insurance company and were able to collect $141,000 for his family.

Main Office

Craig Swapp & Associates
505 West Riverside
Suite 400
Spokane  WA  99201

Phone
  • (801) 990-1919
Fax
  • (800) 663-0083

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, we offer free consultation to anyone who thinks they have a personal injury case or issues with financial hardship. We're happy to take enough time necessary to understand the basic facts of every case and then explain what we see as the person's legal options and rights.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, we offer reasonable fixed fee arrangements with our bankruptcy and insolvency services.

Hourly Rates

We don't charge on an hourly basis. We work on a contingency basis for all personal injury cases and fixed fees for bankruptcy.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone)

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English & Spanish

Other Offices

  • Spokane Personal Injury Attorney
    16201 E. Indiana Ave.
    Suite 1900
    Spokane Valley,  WA  99216-2830
  • Boise Personal Injury Attorney
    3071 East Franklin Rd
    Suite 302
    Meridian,  ID  83642
  • Utah Personal Injury Attorney
    9980 South 300 West
    Suite 400
    Sandy,  UT  84070
Auto Accident
Craig Swapp & Associates is dedicated to helping you receive the care you need and the compensation you deserve. We specialize in personal injury cases and have the dedicated and compassionate staff to help you get made whole.
The best law office is the one with the best service and results.

At Craig Swapp & Associates, we take pride in our customer service, ensuring that any questions about your case are promptly addressed and you are kept informed every step of the way through your case.

We are always happy to hear from you. If you have questions about your particular injury or accident, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Craig Swapp & Associates' lawyers have handled tens of thousands of accident and injury cases, specializing in auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, and more.

Give us a call today. You'll be glad you did.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I wanted to provide a voice for those seeking justice and accountability from big business, which typically puts profits over people.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We believe that the more a client knows about their legal matters, the better they understand the important role of a Washington auto accident attorney in reaching a satisfactory conclusion to one's case. However, we believe that fundamentally it is unwise for one to represent oneself in personal injury and bankruptcy cases. We have seen too many situations where individuals are taken advantage of and abused when not represented. As a general rule, we strongly recommend that people with auto accident cases and insolvency issues always retain an experienced personal injury or bankruptcy attorney.

With personal injury cases, profit-driven insurance companies are overjoyed to work with an injured victim who seeks to represent themselves, since that person has no idea the scope of their case. The insurance company will eagerly exploit that lack of knowledge and experience. Adjustors are good at offering the victim of a minimal settlement and then pushing the victim into accepting it. People with good cases often contact us after they have negotiated their own settlement, and are shocked to learn that they possibly walked away from thousands of dollars. As experienced Spokane auto accident lawyers, we know how to build a strong case for our clients and get them the fair compensation they deserve, whether it is through tough negotiations, arbitration, mediation or trial.

When one faces financial hardship situations, he or she often thinks that their financial troubles require immediate bankruptcy protection. However, we see that measure as a last resort. Our experienced Salt Lake City bankruptcy lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates are expert at using the law to end harassing creditor calls, restructure debt, stop foreclosure, modify mortgages, and stop repossessions, garnishments and lawsuits. These types of services and results are difficult, if not impossible, to achieve without legal representation. Because of the legal complexities involved with bankruptcy law, we never recommend a self-help approach without first consulting an experienced legal professional.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

See answer above.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We do this routinely in situations where it is safe for a client to represent him or herself.

Craig Swapp

I started my legal career as a car accident attorney with Siegfried & Jensen and eventually chose to pursue other options to advance my professional skills and abilities.

All life experiences have helped me be a better lawyer. Both formal and informal education have been key to becoming a pragmatic legal advocate that gets satisfactory results for my clients.

I have been fortunate to be able to see the 'big picture' and stay cool under pressure when I fight for what is right and true. I have always enjoyed working with my clients and my associates at the office.

Personal interests:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends - we love to golf, water ski, snow ski, and a variety of other activities that we can do together. I am an avid reader and love to travel when my schedule permits.

License
  • Bar Number: 06042
    Utah , 1991
  • Bar Number: 34624
    Washington , 2004
  • Bar Number: 6932
    Idaho , 2004
  • Bar Number:
    Colorado , 1992
Education
  • University of Utah College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
    Salt Lake City, UT











    Senior editor, Journal of Contemporary Law












  • University of Utah
    Bachelors of Science , 1988
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • University of Utah College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Senior Editor, Journal of Contemporary Law.
  • University of Utah
    Bachelors of Science , 1988
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Accounting.
  • University of Utah College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
    Salt Lake City, UT











    Senior editor, Journal of Contemporary Law












  • University of Utah
    Bachelors of Science , 1988
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • University of Utah College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Senior Editor, Journal of Contemporary Law.
  • University of Utah
    Bachelors of Science , 1988
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Accounting.
  • University of Utah College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
    Salt Lake City, UT











    Senior editor, Journal of Contemporary Law












  • University of Utah
    Bachelors of Science , 1988
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • University of Utah College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Senior Editor, Journal of Contemporary Law.
  • University of Utah
    Bachelors of Science , 1988
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Accounting.

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