“I think the first duty of society is justice.”

– Wendell Phillips

Frequently Asked Questions

Filing a personal injury lawsuit

Questions about filing personal injury claims and lawsuits in Washington and Oregon

Personal injury is the legal term for injuries and damages to your physical or mental health, caused by the bad conduct or negligence of another person or company.

The category of personal injury law is broad and can include injuries caused in many different ways—such as car crashes, medical malpractice, on a dangerous premises, or by a dangerous product.

It depends on where you could file a lawsuit if your injury claim can’t be resolved.

All personal injury lawsuits have a “statute of limitations”, which varies by the state and the cause of the lawsuit.

A statute of limitations is a law (statute) limiting the time an injured person has to file a lawsuit.

In Washington State, most personal injury claims must be filed within 3 years after the date of the incident. However, there are exceptions depending on the type of claim, or the age of the victim, or other factors.

And in some cases, an injured person has to give notice of their intent to file a lawsuit in a very limited amount of time.

That’s why most attorneys recommend that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Personal injury is the legal term for injuries and damages caused by someone else’s bad conduct or negligence.

personal injury lawyer represents injured people in the process of making sure that the person or company responsible for the injuries is held accountable and pays for the damage.

Personal injury lawyers assist with the process of filing the proper insurance claims, negotiating with the insurance companies and other attorneys, and file civil (not criminal) court cases to protect the rights of injured people.