Work Place Wrongful Death Caused by Cutting Corners

An average of 13 workers were killed on the job each day in 2011. Statistics for more recent years are not available but the toll of personal injuries and wrongful deaths continues to mount. Most of these injuries and untimely deaths are preventable if safety rules are followed.  April 28th is Workers Memorial Day in the United States, take a moment to reflect on how your work place can be made more safe for you and other workers as well as visitors and customers.

Linked below is yet another in a long list of stories telling us about workers losing their lives on the job because someone decided to cut corners. It seems we hear about these things daily. Deficient lighting caused a bus driver to run down a co-worker who was walking to her own bus. Signs in a loading area directed pedestrians into the path of trucks entering at unsafe speeds at a work site. Faulty tie down straps and other safety equipment allowed a large piece of equipment to fall on workers attempting to load a semi truck in Vancouver. A long investigation has disclosed that Tesoro was responsible for the death of 7 workers at its refinery in Anacortes Washington. Of course fault was denied and usually the worker was blamed in all of these cases.

When the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes was rocked by a huge blast in 2010 seven workers died. The Seattle PI reports that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has issued its long delayed report on the tragic blast. The finding is that this and other blasts across the country are preventable.

Washington on the job injuries and wrongful deaths require careful investigation by an experienced personal injury law firm.

But officer, I was in the Crosswalk!

This is meant to follow up on the recent studies focused on trying to figure out why drivers run down pedestrians in crosswalks during right or left hand turns. Trucks are particularly notorious for doing this due to their many blind spots.

A recent newspaper article brought to mind my experiences with what I refer to as “the pedestrian as an immovable object” problem. Basic physics dictate that in a collision “mass wins”. This means the big object, in these cases the car or truck, wins in the collision. As a result pedestrians struck in crosswalks are RARELY if ever still in the crosswalk after they are hit.

In some cases the pedestrian is knocked out of his or her shoes. Unfortunately, in many cases all we know is that the pedestrian had no shoes when admitted to the hospital. In one case the “witnesses” were critical of the victim because “she was outside with no shoes on”.  None of them thought that perhaps she was literally knocked out of her shoes, as she was.

A common phenomenon is that “witnesses” hear the collision or the screech of brakes. Only then do they look. What they see is the pedestrian lying in the street sometimes far from the crosswalk. The natural conclusion is the pedestrian was jay walking. Of course the fact that the car is stopped mid-crosswalk or just past it, is over looked. In these cases the police report claims the pedestrian was not in the crosswalk. That conclusion is false. It is impossible for a pedestrian to stop a car or truck. Physics won’t allow it.

When the point of impact is within the crosswalk, even at low speeds, it is virtually impossible for the pedestrian to remain in the crosswalk. In one case no fewer than four “eye witnesses” told the officer the pedestrian was running across the street outside the crosswalk. Interviews showed not a single one had actually seen the pedestrian prior to hearing the impact, they then saw her flying through the air. The jeep that hit her was stopped with its over half its length still in the crosswalk.

These cases can be very difficult. The authorities cannot be counted on to perform a complete investigation. They simply don’t have time and their job is to determine if a prosecutable crime was committed. That means proof beyond a reasonable doubt. In civil cases the standard is “more likely than not”. The longer the time between the accident and beginning a real investigation the harder it can be to determine the actual point of impact.

It is amazing how few people understand the physics of a collision. To get past this problem hiring an experienced personal injury attorney, SOON after the collision is essential. Nothing can be taken for granted. Just as in motorcycle cases, the eye witness testimony cannot be trusted and a careful and prompt investigation is essential.

Often pedestrian cases will either be rejected by attorneys based on the police conclusion the pedestrian was not in the crosswalk or will be considered a “slam dunk” when the police get it right. As a result evidence is not documented and witnesses not located and interviewed until, “surprise” liability is denied.

Next, “Was the pedestrian dragged?”

Before You Hire a Vancouver Washington Personal Injury Lawyer

The process of hiring a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver can be difficult and it is normal to feel overwhelmed.  A good lawyer will help you win your case, and look out for your interests. There are many issues to consider when choosing a lawyer. Be sure to interview a number of different Vancouver lawyers to be absolutely sure you find the lawyer who will best handle your case. A good place to start is an internet search using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Avvo, or other tools to run down information.The following questions are intended to help you in the selection process as you choose the right Vancouver attorney.

  • Start with: Have you tried a case like this? Have you arbitrated a case like this? Many who call themselves “personal injury” attorney’s have never tried a case.
  • What training do you have in this area of law? Do not be afraid to ask for documentation of education including continuing education. This is a very important part of selecting the right lawyer for your needs.
  • Do you teach this area of practice to other lawyers? A sure sign of a quality lawyer is acceptance as a teacher among peers.
  • What is your work experience in your areas of practice?  Many lawyers dabble in personal injury and wrongful death cases hoping to pull in a case and make a quick settlement. You do not want a divorce lawyer handling your serious personal injury or wrongful death case. Don’t be afraid to ask how many cases the lawyer has taken to trial or arbitration.
  • What is your rate structure? We believe graduated rate structures are a come on and an indication the lawyer is not willing to fight for you. In our office at Caron, Colven, Robison, Shafton, most personal injury and wrongful death cases are charged a contingent fee of one third at every stage of the proceedings. We do not demand a higher fee to do what you hired us to do, go to trial. We aggressively pursue our cases and anticipate filing most of them.
  • Have you handled this type of case before? Ask for examples.  While not completely necessary to know, it can ease your mind to know that your lawyer has worked on cases like yours in Vancouver, Portland and Southwest Washington.
  • Does the attorney handle appeals? Most aggressive and experienced personal injury, litigaton, insurance law and wrongful death attorneys will have some appellate decisions listed under their name.
  • How are litigation costs handled? Serious personal injury lawyers do not ask you to pay up front or force you to finance your personal injury or wrongful death case as you go. A law firm that cannot afford to fund your case is not a good choice.
  • How will you keep me posted on the progress of the case? Before hiring a Vancouver lawyer make sure you understand how they plan on communicating the details of the case with you. When you are harmed in an accident in Vancouver, contact the law firm of Caron, Colven, Robison & Shafton today for a free initial consultation.
  • Look carefully at the fee agreement. Are you being asked to pay overhead in addition to a contingent fee agreement? Is the agreement more concerned about the lawyer getting paid after you fire them than anything else? Graduated fees are often a sign of a lawyer who does not want to take your case to trial. A low 25% fee followed by 33.33% to 50% fees if the lawyer actually has to go to court can be intended to force you to settle short.

Regular Use Exemption Leaves Drivers Uninsured

Buying auto insurance shouldn’t be like Russian Roulette, but sometimes it is.

How a company applies a common exclusion found in all automobile policies makes a big difference in the value you receive. The exclusion is referred to as “the available for regular use” exemption. It is designed prevent you from covering multiple cars you own or use at our discretion by buying a single policy on one car.

One insurance company interprets this exclusion so broadly that it leaves its insureds uncovered in common situations like carpools, buses, including school buses, and ride share arrangements. This exclusion can deny you and family members liability, underinsured Motorist (UIM) and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverages.

State Farm is aggressively pursuing exclusion of coverage under the “available for regular use” exclusion found in all auto policies. Who would expect this exclusion to extend to a ride share, van or carpool, your kids on the school bus or while visiting a non-custodial parent for the weekend? It can even apply to a ride to school with a friend or relative or a bus, even a taxi.

Recent cases in which denial was threatened or actually occurred include the following.

  1. A food bank manager preferred riding the bus to work over driving her car. State Farm denied her PIP and Under insured motorist coverage when an uninsured motorist hit the bus she was riding on injuring her knee.
  2. A college student was denied PIP and UIM coverage for injuries sustained while riding to school with his roommate. The student had never driven the roommate’s car, did not have a key or other access to the vehicle. In State Farm’s eyes the fact he rode in the car every other day 4 days a week made he car “available for his regular use” and thus not covered, unless he took out a policy on it too, which isn’t possible.
  3. A daughter driving her mother to a medical appointment in her mother’s car was denied coverage under her own UIM and PIP polices on the basis that driving her mother to her weekly doctor’s appointments was “regular use” of the mother’s car.
  4. A young woman was denied PIP and UIM coverage for injuries sustained in a crash while riding with her boyfriend, with whom she did not live. The basis was that because he always drove on their dates his car was available for her regular use.
  5. A child was denied UIM and PIP coverage while riding with his father. Father had visitation one or two days a week and alternating weekends. To State Farm this made Dad’s car available “for regular use” of the child. Dad had let his policy lapse. State Farm insured the child’s mother, but refused to cover the child under the mother’s policy on the basis that the visitations made the father’s vehicle available for the child’s “regular use”.

By extension this exclusion can be applied to children riding the bus to school or regularly scheduled events. Car pool arrangements for work, sports and other activities. Relatives, friends and neighbors who regularly share travel by automobile etc. No other company employs this broad application of the exclusion.

The irony in each of these cases is that there is no way to privately insure yourself on a city bus, in a taxi, while visiting a non-custodial parent or riding with a friend or relative. You simply have no insurable interest in any of the vehicles involved. No other company has taken this extreme stance on this exclusion.

When considering a change of automobile insurance carrier consider another serious limitation in State Farm coverage in Washington. State Farm does not allow external stacking of either PIP or Under Insured Motorist coverage on non-owned autos. This limits the value of the coverage when you are injured as a passenger in someone elses car as compared to other companies including Country, Safeco and Liberty. The “other insurance” clause of the UIM coverage will disclose this coverage. Look for language stating that your policy is EXCESS over similar insurance on a non-owned vehicle.

State Farm and a number of other insurers also exclude guest passengers from UIM coverage if the liability coverage also applies. Other insurers do not do this. This means if you are at fault and your guest passenger is hurt, only the liability coverage will apply.

When you are harmed in an accident in Vancouver, contact the law firm of Caron, Colven, Robison & Shafton for a free initial consultation.

Get The Compensation You Deserve

When you are injured in an accident as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another party, you deserve to be compensated. Contacting a Vancouver accident lawyer is the first step and a free consultation now is a good start. Compensation includes:

  • Property damage: We can help with your property damage claim, appraisal and negotiations including diminished value claims.
  • Medical bills: With rising health care costs, medical bills are a big problem. It is an even bigger problem when you were injured as a result of the actions of someone else. Consistent treatment and good records are a big help. Read my discussion on selecting a chiropractor before seeking such treatment.
  • Lost wages: When you are injured and can no longer perform your work, it is devastating both financially and mentally. Your quality of life deteriorates. Insurance companies count on taking advantage of the stress and hardship their insureds cause you and your loved ones.
  • Pain and suffering:  Although it is hard to put a price on pain and suffering, money damages are the only way we can achieve justice for you. How long, how bad and how interfering are your injuries? These things determine the value of your loss.
  • Physical disability: Becoming physically disabled as the result of an accident is very traumatizing. In addition to the physical distress, severe mental stress and decreased quality of life can result. Our experience in handling such claims can make a big difference in your future.
  • Upholding community safety. One of the strongest reason for enforcing rules requiring just compensation is to prevent people from needlessly endangering others. There is no shame in helping enforce the community interest in seeing that those who break the rules pay fair compensation to those they hurt.

Tips for Selecting a Chiropractor for Your Personal Injury

As the injured victim of an automobile collision in Washington or Oregon one of your first priorities is to get effective medical treatment. The second is to make sure your medical bills are paid. If you choose to undergo chiropractic treatment, selecting the right chiropractor can make a big difference in the out come of your personal injury claim. The money spent on medical treatment is your money, and it must be used wisely.

Chiropractic treatment is effective treatment for sprain/strain type injuries to the spine, dizziness induced by whiplash and often for extremity injuries. If you suffer personal injuries in an automobile accident, choosing the right Chiropractor can make a big difference in the outcome of your treatment, and help you obtain fair compensation for your personal injuries.

Experienced personal injury and automobile accident attorneys know which Chiropractors provide quality treatment and support their patients in presentation of their injury claims. There are many qualified providers in the Portland Oregon, Vancouver Washington area.

Tips for Selecting a Chiropractor:

1. Ask about experience with automobile accident and personal injury claims. Has the doctor attended post graduate training in accident injury evaluation and treatment?

TIP: Ask if the doctor does depositions and testifies in court. Nothing is worse than incurring thousands of dollars in medical expenses then finding out the Doctor won’t go to bat for you.

2. Has he/she testified in court or given depositions for patients? Ask for the names of some Washington and Oregon personal injury attorneys the doctor has worked with, call them and ask what they think.

TIP: Beware of the doctor who steers you to a personal injury attorney who is in a distant location. If your attorney is 180 miles away, do you expect the same contact, knowledge of local providers, defense attorneys and courts as a local attorney has?

3. Does the doctor work with multiple attorneys? The best chiropractors maintain a list of attorneys they know to deliver quality results in car crash and personal injury cases. Doctors who work with only one attorney are often directing you to their collection agent. Expect your PIP or Medpay to go away quickly and then, with no money for further medical care you will be discharged.

TIP: Look at the charting, if it makes no sense to you what will an insurance adjuster or juror think of it?

4. Does the doctor have an intake and examination protocol specific to cases involving personal injury claims? Look for detailed intake information on the mechanism of injury, biomechanics and past medical history. A detailed mult ipage auto accident injury questionaire that asks meaningful questions is a must. The intake examination should be very detailed and include orthopedic, neurologic and chiropractic tests. Often an hour or more is spent in intake and exam on the first visit.

TIP: You should feel the doctor has taken the time to know what happened to you and how it affects you.

TIP: The questions asked should be relevant and not create traps for later.

5. In addition to a good intake protocol the doctor should take the time to hear your story. An experienced doctor knows that some questions create problems. Such questions as “how fast was the other car going” are traps and experienced doctors know this. Rarely will a rear-end collision victim have any way to estimate the speed of the other car. Studies have proven that the lead driver will almost always over estimate the speed of the impact. The same studies show that those who rear end other drivers vastly underestimate their own speed. If you are asked to estimate speed of any car, you should also be asked what the basis for the estimate is.

TIP: You should be able to see what the x-rays show for your self.

6. Not all chiropractors take x-rays. Many of the best now send patients who need x-rays out to state of the art centers with highly trained radiologists. If they do take x-rays, ask to see your x-rays. If you can’t actually see the bones clearly the x-rays are of little use and are a waste of your money. Beware the doctor who points to the x-ray and tells you you have serious spinal damage but does not refer you out for special studies. This is often a marketing ploy.

TIP: Avoid attempts to manipulate your fears.

7. Beware of attempts to make you fear that your injuries will result in death if not treated chiropractically. There is no evidence that subluxations cause death. God probably did not send you to the chiropractor to save you from a life threatening condition in your spine. That is another cynical marketing ploy.

TIP: Chiropractors should work with other specialists.

8. Ask, “do you refer to and receive referrals from medical doctors”? Ask for names. If you are told “NO” find another doctor.

TIP: Don’t be sucked into a treatment plan designed to enrich the doctor not to help you recover from your personal injury.

9. Beware of the “treatment plan” contract. Any treatment plan that predicts more than 4-8 weeks of treatment at a time is suspect. Proper treatment protocol requires re-evaluations regularly and adjustment of treatment accordingly. If you are asked to sign a contract for a specific treatment plan leave the office and don’t look back. Read any treatment plan carefully. We are now seeing plans that include $70 a visit for physical therapy. In one case this was nearly $2,000. The “physical therapy” consists of having the patient sit in a wobble chair for 15 minutes while waiting to see the doctor. While that is creative use of time in the waiting room it is not a good use of your money.

TIP: This is a business transaction for your health, avoid having your beliefs used against you.

10. Beware of “the Lord sent you to me” and similar schemes that prey on your religious beliefs or fears for your health. There are practice building “gurus” who actually teach doctors to join churches and to use group identity, guilt and fear to get patients and keep them coming back. If the treatment is doing no good quit going and find a new doctor.

TIP: Avoid programs designed to sell services to your family and scare your spouse or children into thinking you need a great deal of care.

11. If you are told you have to bring your spouse or children, to a lecture hosted by the doctor, before you can become a patient, be very cautious. This is  a sales tactic used to instill fear in you and your family to induce you to seek treatment.

TIP: Use common sense, you know your body.

12. Don’t continue to treat if you have ongoing pain, severe pain or numbness in an arm or leg, severe headache or poor results unless you have been referred to a specialist. If you are not given a referral go see a M.D. If you think your treatment is “too much” it probably is. Good Chiropractors have no qualms about referring you outside their specialty area.

TIP: Ensure the doctor is not in it just for the PIP, demand to see your bills.

13. We find many doctors treat until a miraculous cure occurs. This invariably occurs right after the personal injury protection coverage runs out. Many of these clinics have a program designed to produce $10,000 in bills in less than 4 months. Patients are then adrift, often with no more medical coverage and possibly even being dunned to pay the extra over and above the PIP. Most of the time these patients report little or nothing by way of results.

TIP: Keep your eye on the ball.

14. Ask to see your chart notes. If there are only a few scribbles, that you can’t read or understand, don’t expect an insurance adjuster to put much credence in anything else the doctor provides. Worse yet, many charting programs “default” in a way that makes your recovery seem much better than you feel it is. Make sure you agree with the chart. Make sure you agree with what the doctor is saying about you. Are you really getting better with each treatment or are you getting worse?

TIP: Make sure the doctor is interested in what you have to say.

15. Don’t treat with a doctor who does not talk to you. Every visit should include at least a few minutes with the doctor to discuss your progress and symptoms. If you are simply handed a short form to fill out and placed in a room where the doctor, or an associate, pops in, pops your back and pops out, you are in a practice scheme designed to maximize profit, not results.

TIP: Don’t let the pip become exhausted before you seek alternative treatment.

16. If you need outside referrals having something left in your PIP account is essential. Watch your bills. Keep an eye on the bills. A common scheme involves sending bills only to the insurance company, not to the patient. Coincidentally in some practices the treatment plan and bills result in a miraculous cure when the cost hits the Washington or Oregon statutory Personal Injury Protection medical payment limit. Often the patient still has significant problems but now has no money for further treatment and owes a balance to the chiropractor.

Pedestrians Run Down in Crosswalks – Why?

It has long been known that the “free right turn” is a major factor in pedestrian injuries in urban crosswalks. Drivers look left but don’t check back to their right when turning. This type of collision explains the folding mirrors, inset door handles and flush bumpers on modern cars. Now a new traffic technology designed to save time and cut pollution is producing increased pedestrian injuries.

Many municipalities have begun using flashing yellow errors to signal permissive left turns. With the new technology a new danger has come to light. Pedestrians are being hit while crossing, in the crosswalk with a walk signal. A recent study sheds light on the reason.

As reported by,the study by researchers from Portland State University and Oregon State University found that an alarming number of drivers do not look for pedestrians before turning. Using simulators and devices to measure where driver’s looked researchers found that the greater the traffic, the less likely a driver is to check the crosswalk before turning.

While traffic engineers work to counter the effect of this new technology both drivers and pedestrians should be on the alert for one another.

Insurers Try To Avoid Responsibility

Imagine a nightmare scenario. Your car is demolished due to the violation of numerous driver safety rules by an insured motorist. The motorist admits she left her glasses at home and can barely see. She tells the officer she does not know if the light was green or not, she couldn’t see it. You contact the driver’s insurer and they demand a statement from you before accepting liability. In fact they tell you that unless you give them the statement they won’t do a thing for you.

Against the advice of any experienced personal injury attorney you give the statement. Near the end the insurance adjuster asks: Do you think there is anything you could have done to avoid the accident? You respond, “anticipate she would run the red light maybe?” You have just stepped on a landmine. Two days later the adjuster calls you back and says “we have decided you are 25% at fault because you didn’t react soon enough when our insured ran the red light”. Then they offer to pay nothing for a rental car and only 75% of your car’s value. This nightmare plays out hundreds of times a day in Washington and Oregon as insurers attempt to take advantage of the elimination of strict liability they shoved through the legislature years ago.

You can protect yourself.

  1. Refuse to give a recorded statement.
  2. Read the police report before talking to the adjuster.
  3. Do not agree that you did anything wrong.
  4. Don’t agree with anything the adjuster tells you about how the crash happened.
  5. Be very careful of the “what else could you have done” type of question, these are traps.
  6. Perhaps most important, if you are hurt and it was not your fault call an experienced personal injury attorney at Caron, Colven, Robison, Shafton PS in Vancouver Washington for a free consultation before the insurance company can close the trap on you.

Frequently Asked Personal Injury Lawsuit Questions

Personal Injury Lawsuit FAQ’s

When you are involved in an accident, everyone wants to give you advice. Some will tell you their embellished horror stories, and most people will provide you with inaccurate information. To get the truth about personal injury lawsuits, and all that they entail, it is best to contact an experienced personal injury and accident lawsuit lawyer. The personal injury lawyer will be able to offer professional advice, and answer any questions you may pose.  However, we have provided some common questions people have regarding personal injury and accident lawsuits.

Common Questions About Personal Injury & Accident Lawsuits

  • Do I need an attorney?  Any type of litigation that involves insurance companies and financial settlements will have a great number of factors to consider. It can be hard for one person to keep it all in perspective. Additionally it can be hard for you to know exactly how much money you deserve. The experience of a personal injury accident lawyer is what you need to make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries.
  • Lawsuits take too long, is it worth the fight? Most accident settlements happen out of court. If you have a great personal injury attorney you may be able to settle out of court without the need for a trial, which may allow you to receive compensation sooner than you may think.  Each case is different, so it is important to discuss your accident with an experienced accident attorney.
  • Will an accident lawsuit cost me money for legal fees? In personal injury and accident lawsuits, most lawyers operate on a contingency, meaning they do not get paid unless you win a settlement.  However, there may be some expenses that you will have to work out during your initial meeting with your accident attorney.
  • Can I file a lawsuit if I think the accident was my fault? Never admit to anyone other than your accident attorney that you were at fault for an accident. Even if you suspect you are at fault, you can still seek damages for the negligence of the other party.
  • Can I settle with the insurance company and then seek more compensation later? Once you accept a settlement from an insurance agency they are no longer responsible for any further expenses related to the accident.
  • Are all personal injury cases settled out of court? Although a majority of accident cases are settled outside of the courtroom, a number of them do proceed to trial. When this is the case you want to be sure you have the best possible personal injury trial attorney on your side.

Experienced Personal Injury & Accident Settlement Attorneys

If you were harmed in an accident, or if a loved one has died because of the negligence or wrongful misconduct of another, contact Caron, Colven, Robison & Shafton today for a FREE initial consultation. Our Vancouver 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 lawyers are dedicated to the pursuit of justice and devote themselves to providing you with effective representation designed to get results.

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Law Firm

If you were involved in an accident, the time immediately following it is usually difficult and you may find yourself disoriented. It is crucial that you contact an personal injury law firm as soon as possible following your accident to be sure that you do not become the victim of greedy insurance companies, and receive the settlement that you deserve.

Questions to Ask Potential Personal Injury Attorneys

When selecting a law firm to handle your accident case, it is important that you ask the right questions. Choosing someone to represent you in litigation is a sensitive matter, and the accident law firm that you choose should be willing and able to answer all of your important questions.

  • How long has your firm been in existence?
  • How many accident cases has the firms lawyers handled with a successful outcome?
  • What percentage of the firm focuses on my particular type of accident?
  • Does the firm represent the victims of the accident or the defendants?
  • Does the law firm have a clear outline of the litigation process? Lawyers should be able to guide you through the process, and assist you with all the paperwork so that you can focus on healing.
  • Does the law firm charge on a contingency basis or do you pay for services either way? Some accident lawyers work on a contingency, meaning they only get paid if you do. Other lawyers charge by the hour, some in increments as small as 15minutes. When choosing an accident law firm in Vancouver, be sure that you know what you are getting yourself into.
  • Has the law firm handled cases similar to yours and won? And if so, are there people you can contact who have firsthand experience with the firm?

Doing Your Own Research on Prospective Personal Injury Law Firms

The Internet provides a wealth of information about accident law firms in Vancouver. People have often posted their experiences with certain law firms on websites and forums. With just a few clicks of the mouse you can learn quite a bit about your prospective accident law firm.

By asking questions you will be able to find the personal injury law firm that is best suited to handle your case. You want a reputable law firm that combines experience, successful verdicts, and attention to detail, to make sure that you receive the most comprehensive settlement possible.

We take accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless and until we obtain a recovery for you. If you were injured in an accident in Vancouver, WA, Clark County, Skamania County, Cowlitz County or Pacific County, contact our experienced Vancouver personal injury attorneys today for a free initial consultation.