Car and other vehicle accidents happen in Vancouver on a near-daily basis. Many of these accidents lead to serious physical injuries that can lead to long-lasting effects on your life. Vehicles are dangerous instruments and can lead to death, even within the city limits.
Vancouver, Washington is the fourth largest city in the state, with a population of over 174,000 people. With such a high population comes congested roads and the higher risk of an accident occurring. With the revitalization of the city and downtown over the last two decades, this population will only increase. With major thoroughfares like I-5 and busy streets such as Mill Plain Blvd, vehicle accidents are inevitable.
Accidents happen in Vancouver every day, many of which are caused by the negligence of another person. When that negligence causes you injury, experienced personal injury attorney Quinn Posner of Quinn Posner Law Office, P.C. can fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Car Accidents in Vancouver
More than 35,000 car accidents happen in the state of Washington every year, over 500 of which are fatal. As a busy city, accidents will occur, especially in the condensed downtown of Vancouver. Congested traffic makes car accidents a near certainty, and much more likely that serious injury will occur. In many accidents, an impaired driver may have been the cause of the accident.
3 Killed, One Injured in Vancouver Crash Near Restaurant
A deadly crash occurred near East Evergreen and Grove Street on May 11, 2018. One car rolled over during the crash and slammed into the patio of a local restaurant. When police and firefighters responded to the scene, two men were trapped in a black BMW sedan, and two other men were lying on the side of the road. Three of the men died as a result of the accident, and one was seriously injured. The surviving family members of those killed in the accident may have a wrongful death action against whoever caused the crash. The individual injured can file a personal injury lawsuit against anyone who was negligent and caused his injuries.
Truck Accidents in Vancouver
A large number of trucks pass through the I-5 corridor every day in Vancouver, and trucks pass through to deliver products in and out of the city. Accidents which involve semi trucks can be incredibly serious, even deadly. In truck accidents, the crash may be the fault of the truck driver or even the truck company. A personal injury lawsuit can be filed against the driver, the company, or the insurance carrier for each.
Skateboarder Killed by Dump Truck in Vancouver
On May 8, 2018, a skateboarder was hit and injured in a crash with a dump truck in Vancouver. He was going north on D Street and entered traffic at East Mill Plain Boulevard. The 32-year-old skateboarder was taken to the hospital with severe and life-threatening injuries. Those injured by a truck driver's negligence can file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain financial compensation. Knowing how to file and prove your case is the job of your experienced Clark County personal injury lawyer.
Motorcycle Accidents in Vancouver
Nearly 4,000 motorcyclists are killed every year in traffic accidents in the United States. There are as many as 70 fatal motorcycle accidents and almost 300 serious injury crashes each year. Because motorcyclists are unprotected by a car's frame and have no seat belt, accidents lead to very serious injuries or even death.
Motorcyclist Killed in Vancouver
A man from Battle Ground was killed in May 2018 when his motorcycle crashed into the back of a pickup truck. The crash occurred around 7 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 72nd Ave. and Northeast 159th Street in the rural Meadow Glad neighborhood outside of Vancouver. The motorcyclist was traveling south on 72nd Ave. when the truck driver pulled into his path, causing the accident. The motorcycle caught fire, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Motorcycle drivers face incredibly serious risks of injury.
Under Washington's personal injury laws, those injured by another's negligence are entitled to recover damages in the form of:
- Medical bills,
- Hospital bills,
- Lost wages,
- Lost earnings,
- Bike replacement,
- Pain and suffering, and
- Loss of consortium
Pedestrian Accidents in Vancouver
There are a great many pedestrians in Vancouver. Pedestrians typically account for around 14% of all traffic-related deaths in Washington. Many of these accidents occur in urban areas, where populations are higher and more people walk on busy and congested streets. Even impacts at low speeds (15-30 mph) can cause very serious injuries to pedestrians.
Pedestrian Killed While Crossing SR-14
A 53-year-old man was walking across eastbound SR-14 from westbound SR-14 near 192nd Avenue when a vehicle in the eastbound lane hit him on June 11, 2018. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle which hit stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
With the help of an experienced Washington personal injury attorney, the complex and difficult process of filing these lawsuits can be made easier so that the families and victims can focus on healing and moving past these tragedies.
Bicycle Injuries in Vancouver
When a bicyclist is struck by another vehicle, serious injuries are often the result. Bicyclists are susceptible to extreme injuries that can be compensated in a personal injury lawsuit.
Some of these serious injuries include:
- Back Injuries,
- Permanent Disability,
- Soft Tissue Injuries,
- Organ Damage,
- Traumatic Brain Injury, or
- Broken Bones.
Bicyclist Injured By Out-of-Control Motorcycle
A man riding a bicycle was killed in the early hours of September 27, 2017, after he was struck by a 2012 Toyota Camry. The bicyclist was crossing in the 12200 block of Northeast 76th Street in an area with no marked crosswalk. Deputies who arrived at the scene performed CPR on the victim, but were unsuccessful in reviving him. As a result, the bicyclist's family may have a wrongful death action against the owner-driver of the 2012 Toyota Camry, and may also be able to sue her insurance company.
Consult a Washington Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered injuries as the result of an accident in or near Vancouver, you need an experienced attorney who understands the personal injury process and how to effectively prove that another person caused you harm. You do not have to face this process alone.
Experienced personal injury attorney Quinn Posner represents clients in Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, and the rest of Clark County. Contact Quinn Posner today to schedule a free consultation.