Vancouver, WA Personal Injury Practice Areas
The team of qualified and experienced Vancouver, WA personal injury lawyers at Caron, Colven, Robison & Shafton represents people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions and other accidents in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Our Vancouver, WA injury attorneys can help you recover compensation for your injuries, including costs for medical expenses and long-term care, lost wages due to the accident, long-term disability, and the pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by the ordeal you were forced to go through at the hands of another. Our personal injury law firm handles personal injury claims in many areas, including:
- Auto / Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Construction Site Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Dog Bites
Personal Injury – Comparative Fault
Even if the injured party was partially responsible for causing the accident (e.g. by speeding) or contributing to the seriousness of the injuries (e.g. by not wearing seat belt), he or she can still recover from the other driver for the negligent driver’s portion of the responsibility. In Washington, a plaintiff can recover from a negligent defendant regardless of the proportion of fault apportioned to each party (pure comparative negligence), while in Oregon, under a system is known as modified comparative negligence, the plaintiff can only recover if the defendant was the more negligent party.
Personal Injury – Statute of Limitations
In personal injury cases, you have a certain amount of time from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. This amount of time may vary from state to state and often depends upon the type of case involved. In Washington, the statute of limitations for personal injury actions is generally three years, while in Oregon it is generally two years. After that time period has expired, you are forever barred from bringing suit. For this reason, it is important to visit with an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights, preserve evidence, and make sure that your case is filed in time.
Our Vancouver personal injury attorneys are experienced litigators who understand what it takes to win in the courtroom. We are sensitive to timing issues and begin working on your case immediately. Our Vancouver injury lawyers are dedicated to the pursuit of justice and devote themselves to providing you with effective representation designed to get results.
Contact Caron, Colven, Robison & Shafton today for a free initial consultation to find out how we can help with your accident or injury claim.