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Vancouver, WA Personal Injury Lawyers

The Dedicated & Personalized Representation You Deserve

At Pacific Cascade Legal, we understand how a serious injury can completely change your life. You may be struggling with significant physical pain and certain limitations that prevent you from returning to work, caring for yourself, or simply living your once-normal life. You may be facing exorbitant medical expenses made all the more challenging by lost wages and other income. You could even find yourself dealing with unexpected and debilitating emotional distress or a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression, as a result of your injury.

When you are facing the consequences of someone else’s poor choices or negligent behavior, don’t go it alone. Reach out to our Vancouver, WA personal injury lawyers for help fighting for the fair recovery you are owed. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation, and we are prepared to advocate for you both in and out of the courtroom.

Continue reading to learn more or contact us today at (360) 506-6332 for a free consultation with a member of our legal team.

Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?

In Washington State, virtually anyone who has been injured or otherwise harmed due to the careless, reckless, or wrongful actions or inactions of another can file a personal injury claim. You can bring a claim against another person, a company, a manufacturer, or even a government agency as long as you can prove that they were somehow negligent or acted wrongfully, leading to your injury and resulting damages.

In most cases, you must prove the following in your personal injury case:

  • You were injured and your injury led to measurable damages for which you can be compensated, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, or lost wages
  • The person or party against whom you are bringing the claim (known as the defendant) owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached or failed to uphold the duty of care, typically through a negligent or wrongful act or omission
  • The defendant’s breach of or failure to uphold the duty of care (i.e., their negligent or wrongful act or omission) was the proximate cause of your injury

If you can prove each of these elements, you likely have a case. The best way to determine if you have a valid personal injury case is to contact our team and request a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can review the specific details of your situation and provide personalized counsel with your best interests in mind.

Types of Cases We Handle

We proudly represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, including those involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Dog bites
  • Construction accidents

Whether you were hurt in an accident with a distracted driver or injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, our team can help you understand your legal rights, including your right to pursue fair compensation for your losses. We have a long history of success and are known for providing a high level of personal attention, dedicated legal support, and one-on-one guidance throughout the entire process.

Helping You Seek Maximum Compensation for Your Damages

Filing a personal injury claim allows you to not only hold the responsible party accountable but also to recover financial compensation for your damages, or the collective economic and non-economic losses you have endured as a result of your injury.

There are two primary types of damages in personal injury claims:

  • Compensatory Damages: Compensatory damages are actual and intangible losses caused by your injury. They can be economic or non-economic in nature, meaning they may have a set dollar value, or they may be more difficult to evaluate monetarily.
  • Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are awarded as a way to punish defendants who are found to have acted with gross negligence, engaged in egregious misconduct, or those who intended to inflict injury or harm on another person.

While punitive damages are awarded in some cases, they are rarer than compensatory damages. Most successful personal injury cases resolve in the award of a settlement or verdict that provides compensatory damages to the victim.

Examples of economic and non-economic compensatory damages include:

  • Emergency medical care costs
  • Ambulance and hospital fees
  • Surgeries and other treatments
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Prosthetics and other medical devices
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
  • Lost earning capacity due to impairment
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, etc.
  • Counseling and/or therapy costs
  • Costs associated with in-home assistance, care, transportation, etc.

At Pacific Cascade Legal, we help our clients fight for maximum compensation. We understand the impact your injury has had on your life, and we believe that you are entitled to a fair recovery to help ease some of the burdens you are now facing. Our Vancouver, WA personal injury attorneys can build a powerful, persuasive case on your behalf and, if necessary, we are even prepared to represent you at trial.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Team Today

We encourage you to take the first step in your recovery today by reaching out to the Pacific Cascade Legal team for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are happy to meet with you and discuss your legal options. If necessary, we can come to you or conduct an initial consultation and case evaluation over the phone for your convenience.

Our Vancouver, WA personal injury attorneys proudly provide highly personalized, compassionate legal representation. We offer one-on-one support and guidance every step of the way and are always available to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have.

You can reach us online or by phone at (360) 506-6332.

Personal Injury FAQ

How long will it take to resolve my personal injury case?

Every case is different; the exact amount of time it will take to resolve your case depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the severity of your injury, the extent of your medical care needs, the insurance company’s willingness to settle your claim, and the overall complexity of your case. While some personal injury cases settle in a matter of months, others may take years. If your case goes to trial, it will likely take longer. However, going to trial may be necessary to seek the fair compensation you deserve. Our attorneys can meet with you to discuss your options and develop a plan to protect your best interests.

What is the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Washington State?

In the state of Washington, you have just three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The clock begins ticking on the date on which the injury occurred unless the injury was not and could not have been immediately discovered. When this occurs, the statute of limitations may be deferred to three years from the date of discovery, or the date on which the injury was or reasonably could have been discovered.

What if I was partly at fault? Do I still have a case?

Because Washington is one of several states to follow a pure comparative negligence rule, you may still have a case if you are partly at fault for the incident that caused your injury. However, the amount you can recover in damages will be reduced by your at-fault percentage. For example, say you were injured in a car accident and suffered $10,000 in damages. If the insurance company finds you 20% at fault for the crash, you would only be entitled to recover up to 80% of the total amount you are seeking in damages, or $8,000.

Why should I hire a personal injury lawyer?

When navigating the aftermath of a serious injury, it’s important to remember that the insurance company for the liable party is not on your side. In fact, the insurance adjuster will probably pressure you to accept a quick, lowball settlement. Once you have agreed to a settlement, you cannot go back later and seek more in damages. It’s always important to talk to a lawyer after an accident or injury. Our personal injury attorneys can protect you against the interests of the insurance company. We understand the law and know how to use it to your advantage. We want to help you recover the full, fair amount you are owed; get in touch with us today to learn more.

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    You are our priority from the moment you call our office, to long after your case ends. We have a client care system in place to ensure you feel connected, supported, and prepared every step of the way.

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