Personal Injury Lawyers in Vancouver, WA

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 and Prevention, in 2015 over 1,000 bicyclist died and there were almost 467,000 bicycle-related injuries in traffic crashes. Pull Out.  One common type of intersection accident is [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis.  This means the amount of their fee is a percentage of the amount of their client's recovery, usually 33.3%.  [...]

Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Damages in a personal injury claim are intended to compensate you for your injuries and losses form the incident. These compensatory damages fall into two broad groups, [...]

What Do I Have to Prove to Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?

Most personal injury claims involve four basic elements: Duty First, we must establish that the defendant owed you a legal duty. All motorists are under a duty to exercise [...]

What Are the Steps Involved in a Personal Injury Claim?

While every case is unique, personal injury claims will generally follow the same road to trial. But the claim may resolve by settlement anywhere along this road. The [...]