Experienced Vancouver WA Personal Injury Attorneys Ready To Serve You
Were you injured in an accident in Vancouver, WA? Find out if you are entitled to financial compensation. We offer free initial consultations, and you can contact us 24/7.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to find out if you are entitled to financial compensation. Whether you suffered a broken bone, have been diagnosed with head or back trauma, or are struggling to cope with any other type of serious injury, asserting your right to compensation could be critical to your long-term recovery. With offices in Vancouver, WA we have decades of experience representing accident victims in Washington. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients suffering due to accidents ranging from vehicle collisions to medical malpractice. Our Vancouver WA personal injury lawyers focus exclusively on representing accident victims and their families. We have done so for more than 25 years. We are known for our client-first approach to legal representation, and we are trusted for our results in insurance settlement negotiations and complex personal injury litigation.
Have you been injured in an accident in Vancouver, WA? If so, we encourage you to give us a call. We will make arrangements for you to meet with one of our lawyer as soon as possible, and we will not charge you any fees or costs unless we win your case. Our Vancouver WA personal injury attorney provides compassionate, personalized, and aggressive legal representation, and we do what it takes to make sure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.
“I am forever grateful for Tom D’Amore and the staff at D’Amore Law Group who helped play a role in the recovery of this compensation. I would highly recommend this law firm to any of my friends and family, and be able to do it without a doubt in my mind that they would be well taken care of.” – E. Dodge, Washington
Vancouver, WA Personal Injury Law Firm for All Accident-Related Claims in Washington
Our practice involves representing individuals in cases involving all types of serious accident-related injuries. We routinely represent clients in Vancouver, WA who have been injured due to:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Medication Errors
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Sexual Abuse and Assault
- Wrongful Death
- Highway-Roadway Accidents
- Spinal Cord and Head Injuries
- Sinus Surgery Injury
- Class Actions
- Insurance Fraud & Bad Faith
Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs): Seeking Compensation for Accident-Related Injuries in Vancouver, WA
Q: When can I seek financial compensation for an accident-related injury in Washington?
In the vast majority of cases, personal injury claims are governed by the law of “negligence.” If you can prove that someone else was negligent in causing the accident that led to your injury, you are entitled to seek full compensation for your injury-related losses.
Examples of negligence include:
- Distracted, drowsy, and drunk driving
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Merging or turning without looking
- Prescribing an improper medication, or overdosing or under-dosing a patient
- Improperly diagnosing (or failing to diagnose) a patient’s condition
- Making mistakes during treatment or surgery
Q: Can I recover compensation for my lost wages?
Yes. If you are entitled to compensation, your claim should include the income you have already lost as a result of your injury (i.e. days you were unable to go to work) as well as your lost future earning capacity. In order to prove your lost earning capacity, you will need a comprehensive diagnosis and medical evidence demonstrating the long-term effects of your injuries. Contact our knowledgeable and experienced Vancouver WA personal injury lawyer to discuss your situation.
Q: Can I recover compensation for my pain and suffering?
Yes. In addition to financial losses such as medical expenses and lost wages, if you are entitled to compensation, you can recover your non-financial losses as well. This includes:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of society, services, and support
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Q: What does it mean for a personal injury lawyer to handle cases “on contingency”?
When an injury lawyer handles cases “on contingency,” this means that you are not required to pay any legal fees unless your claim is successful. Your initial consultation is free, you will not receive monthly legal bills, and your attorney’s compensation will be calculated as a percentage of your total recovery.
Q: The insurance company says they will settle with me out of court. So why do I need a lawyer?
The question is not simply whether or not you receive compensation, but how much compensation you receive. Insurance company adjusters are professional negotiators, and they know personal injury law better than just about anyone except an injury lawyer. You will be at a serious disadvantage if you try to represent yourself.
Q: The defendant says the accident was partly my fault. What happens if he is right?
If he is right, a court (or an insurance company at the negotiating table) will subtract from your damages in proportion to your fault. For example, it will subtract 20 percent of your damages if you were 20 percent at fault, but you would still receive the other 80 percent.
Q: I was hit by an uninsured drunk driver. Can I file a claim against the bar that sold him alcohol?
Perhaps. Washington has passed a “dram shop law” to provide for this situation. The strength of your claim, of course, depends on the facts of your case. Your chances are much better if the driver was visibly intoxicated at the time he was served alcohol or if the driver was under 21 and the bar did not check his ID. Social hosts (such as party hosts) can also be held liable.
Q: How will I know when to settle my case?
Knowing when to settle your case requires a critical assessment of all of the factors that make your case unique. You will need to know the answers to questions such as: What is your claim worth? Could you have been partially at fault in the accident? How strong is your evidence of fault? What is your likelihood of success if you take your case to trial?
At D’Amore Law Group, we will help you answer all of these questions – and many more – so that you can make an informed decision about maximizing your financial recovery.
Information to Collect after an Accident in Vancouver, WA
After an accident, the burden of proving that you are entitled to financial compensation is on you. While your lawyer will be able to conduct an investigation and gather evidence, it will be helpful for you to try to collect some information as well. If possible, you should bring the following to your free initial consultation:
- Police Report – If you (or anyone else) called 911 after the accident, the responding officer may have prepared a police report. If you received a copy of the report, you should give it to your attorney.
- Insurance and Contact Information – If you were injured in a car accident or on someone else’s property and you were able to obtain the driver’s or property owner’s insurance information, you should give this to your attorney as well. If your case involves nursing home abuse or medical malpractice, be sure you know the name and location of the facility where you were harmed.
- Medical Records – Your medical records will be critical to proving the financial and non-financial costs of your injuries, including your long-term treatment needs and the extent of your pain and suffering. If you have any records from your initial medical visits, it will be helpful for your attorney to be able to review them during your initial consultation.
- Employment Records – If you have missed (or will miss) days from work as a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages. Your attorney will need your employment information in order to calculate your losses and communicate with your employer on your behalf.
- Personal Notes – After any type of accident, it is important to try to take as many notes as possible. Write down as many details as you can remember from the day of the accident, and try to keep a daily log of your doctor’s visits, missed time from work, and all of the other ways your injuries impact your life.
Free Consultation: Speak with our Vancouver, WA Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been injured in Vancouver, Washington, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights. To speak with one of our experienced Vancouver WA personal injury attorneys in confidence, please call (503) 222-6333 or tell us about your case online today.