Personal Injury Lawyers in Vancouver, WA

Arbitration Required in Certain Civil Cases

In Washington State, there are two levels of trial courts that both have jurisdiction in personal injury claims. Washington District Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction and can hear personal injury cases where the total amount claimed is up to $100,000. Washington State Superior Courts also have jurisdiction in personal injury cases, but there is no [...]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution is a procedure used to hopefully resolve a dispute without a trial. There are two primary methods of dispute resolution, mediation and [...]

When Are Property Owners Responsible for Injuries on Their Premises?

Property owners and non-owner residents (renters) can be held liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions. The general rule is that [...]

Bicycle Traffic Accidents

It will come as no surprise that when there is a crash between a cyclist and a vehicle, the cyclist is the most likely to be injured. According to Centers for Disease Control [...]

Aggressive Driving is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents

A study by the Automobile Association of America (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that aggressive driving is a growing problem and that 9 in 10 drivers feel that [...]

Medical Negligence – Standard of Care

Medical negligence is a significant problem in the United States. According to research performed by John Hopkins Hospital in 2016, medical errors result in an estimated [...]

What is Negligence?

Every accident does not result in a personal injury claim. To support a personal injury claim there must be a legal basis to hold some individual, company or agency [...]

What is a Tort?

A personal injury lawyer provides legal services to people injured as a result of various types of torts. A tort is wrongful conduct that results in civil, as opposed to [...]

Soft-Tissue Injuries

A soft-tissue injury is an injury of muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Ligaments are the tough, fibrous tissue that connect bones together in joints.  A tendon is fibrous [...]

Non-Economic Damages

There are two types of compensatory damages in Washington, economic and non-economic. Economic damages are intended to compensate for objective, out-of-pocket losses from an [...]

Delayed Symptoms After a Car Crash

Symptoms of injuries from a car crash may take hours, days or even weeks to develop. Adrenaline is known as the "fight-or-flight" hormone. Your body releases adrenaline to [...]