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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Who Pays for Medical Expenses After an Accident?

You Are Responsible for Your Ongoing Medical Expenses Even if you are not at fault for a accident, you must still pay for your ongoing medical expenses. The at-fault party [...]

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 [...]

How Insurance Companies Value Personal Injury Claims reports 3 million people are injured in auto crashes every year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle related [...]

Ice and Snow Slip and Fall Accidents

Following is a summary of Washington law concerning landowners' responsibility for slips and falls caused by ice and snow on their property. Private Sidewalks, Parking Lots [...]

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 [...]

Posting on Social Media

Posting on social media after an accident can have a serious impact on your personal injury claim. Insurance claims adjusters and defense attorneys are looking for any way to [...]

The Deposition in a Personal Injury Case

Most personal injury claims settle before trial. But either because settlement negotiations reach an impasse or the statute of limitations is about to expire, you may need to [...]

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 [...]

How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take to Resolve?

A common question when considering whether to retain a personal injury lawyer is how long your case will take to resolve. There is no short answer to this question, [...]

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%.  [...]