Personal Injury Lawyers in Vancouver, WA

Comparative Fault in Washington State

Washington is a pure comparative fault state. Under RCW 4.22.005, any contributory fault of the claimant reduces the amount awarded to them by their share of the total fault for the accident. For example, if a plaintiff's total damages are $100,000 and the plaintiff is 25% at fault, the award to the plaintiff is reduced by $25,000 and defendant is only [...]

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Accidents at Self-Service Stores

In Washington, specific rules apply to accidents at self-service stores. A self-service store is a retail business where customers help themselves to the products they wish to [...]

Insurance Company’s Right to Reimbursement

Your own insurance company will usually have a right to reimbursement of the benefits they pay out of your recovery from the at-fault party. But Washington law recognizes [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Property Owner’s Responsibility for Injuries on Their Premises

A property owner's responsibility for injuries on their premises depends on the status of the person injured while on the property. Property owners and non-owner residents [...]

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 [...]