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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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a cervical strain injury that results from the forceful and rapid back and forth movement of the neck.  As explained by the Mayo Clinic, the most common cause of [...]

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 is a Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations sets the time in which a legal action must be commenced.  In Washington, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims arising out of [...]

Legal Fees in Personal Injury Cases

Most lawyers, including the attorneys at Baumgartner, Nelson & Wagner, PLLC, charge a contingency fee in personal injury cases.  Under a contingency fee arrangement, the [...]

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 [...]

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%.  [...]

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

A personal injury lawyer represents people who have suffered harm to their body or mind as a result the wrongful act or omission of another person, company, or government [...]

What is A Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is a civil claim for compensation of victims of both accidents and social wrongs. If suit is filed the injured person is the plaintiff and the party [...]

What is Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance are additional layers of coverage offered by insurance companies to protect against the risk that an at-fault driver does not [...]