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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Soft-Tissue Injuries

What is a Soft-Tissue Injury? A soft-tissue injury is an injury of muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Ligaments are the tough, fibrous tissue that connect bones together in [...]

Non-Economic Damages

Types of Compensatory Damages There are two types of compensatory damages in Washington, economic and non-economic. Economic damages are intended to compensate for objective, [...]

Delayed Symptoms After a Car Crash

Symptoms of injuries from a car crash may take hours, days or even weeks to develop. An Adrenaline Rush Can Delay Symptoms Adrenaline is known as the "fight-or-flight" [...]

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 fr0m the incident. These compensatory damages fall into two broad groups, [...]

Defense Medical Exams

In a personal injury lawsuit, the defense may ask for a medical examination of you by their a doctor of their own choosing. If you have personal injury protection (PIP) [...]

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 [...]

Are Accident Recoveries Taxable?

Recoveries in personal injury settlements arising out of car accidents are generally not taxable. This same rule applies to other personal injury settlements. The general [...]

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 [...]

Wrongful Death and Survival Actions

There are four types of wrongful death and survival actions in Washington. The wrongful death statutes generally allow family members to recover their own damages as a result [...]