Focusing on what’s important
Our law firm focuses on helping people who have suffered extraordinary damages as a result of severe injuries or the abuse of power. Rather than take a one-size-fits-all approach in deciding who we choose to represent, our attorneys have obtained highly favorable results in discrete practice areas of the law:
Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of civil lawsuits in Washington.
Auto accidents can occur at any time, and in any location. Being involved in an accident is stressful and traumatic, and this is especially true if you or a loved one are injured. In Washington State, auto accidents include those that involve cars, motorcycles, boats and trains and can occur as a result of driver misconduct (such as texting and driving), driver impairment, or road design faults. No matter how an auto accident occurs in Washington State they can cause serious injury or death, and huge expense to those involved. As a result, if you or a loved one are a victim in an auto accident, it is essential that you get legal help you deserve.
In 2015 in Washington State, there were 2,272 reported serious automobile crashes. 501 of those accidents were fatal.
Our attorneys are knowledgeable and well versed in Washington State auto accident law. We have worked on a number of different auto accident cases, and with numerous insurance companies. We know how to build a strong case so that you can get the settlement that you deserve.
Getting a settlement is important because if you are an auto accident victim, you will likely suffer large financial and emotional expenses. These expenses can include medical treatments, missed work and loss of time with family. Our auto accident lawyers will diligently work to get a successful result for you so that your auto accident expenses can be reimbursed, and you can focus on getting better.
We work hard to ensure that our clients are well looked after in terms of medical treatment for injuries that are suffered as a result of auto accidents. Injuries suffered as a result of an auto accident can vary hugely, for example they may include spinal cord injuries, fractures, traumatic brain injury, or ligament damage. However, whatever injury occurs, we will work hard to ensure that you get the help that you need.
There were 11,800 “distracted driver” crashes in 2015 in Washington. This includes drivers using their cell phones or texting. That’s 10% of all auto accidents.
We always try to obtain the best possible result for our clients, which in most auto accident cases means settlement before trial. This saves time and stress for clients and also ensures that clients can get the financial reimbursement they deserve. If your case does go to trial, rest assured that you have a team of lawyers and support staff to present your case to a jury that will ensure a positive verdict.
If you live in Washington State and you or a member of your family is involved in, and becomes injured as a result of, an auto accident then be sure to contact the auto accident lawyers here at PCVA Law to put your mind at ease, and to get the legal help you, or your loved one deserves.
We’re not afraid to tackle the big businesses who treat the public with contempt.
What is consumer protection?
Consumer protection is a group of laws that have been put in place to make sure that consumers are treated fairly. The laws also ensure that trade is fair and that information within the marketplace is accurate. Consumer protection lawsuits can help ensure consumers are treated fairly, and to prevent companies that engage in fraud and unfair practices from gaining an advantage over other companies.
FACTA and debt collection violations are two common cases of consumer protection law disputes.
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act or FACTA was passed in 2003. FACTA violations occur when vendors print too much credit card information on credit card receipts which can put consumers at risk of fraud.
FACTA violations mandate awards for damages in the order of $1000 per violation, even if the consumer did not suffer any injury such as identity theft or credit card fraud.
Debt Collection Violations
Debt collectors have to follow certain rules when collecting a debt. If they do not follow the rules then they will commit a debt collection violation, and in these cases individuals are well within their rights to seek legal help from an experienced team of lawyers such as ours.
Debt collectors must not communicate with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the collector, or the permission of a court?
If you have been the victim of a consumer protection violation then seeking the help of a lawyer is the way to go. Our lawyers have experience in a range of consumer protection related cases that include fraud, debt collection violations and FACTA violations. So, you can be sure that you are with the best. Contact us now.
Medical malpractice is the cause of over a quarter of a million deaths in the United States each year.
PCVA represents victims of medical malpractice throughout Washington. Our attorneys have substantial experience investigating medical malpractice claims and pursuing such claims for our clients. Medical negligence claims require the understanding of complex medical issues. While many healthcare providers claim that “accidents happen,” or that medicine is “an art not a science,” their victims are often left with very real injuries and painful suffering. When medical errors cause serious injury or wrongful death, the victims are entitled to answers and to accountability from those who were responsible.Medical Negligence claims are among the most challenging cases to win. Our office has the experience and resources to quickly evaluate your case and determine if legal action should be taken on your behalf. Our background and access to leading medical experts ensures your matter will be carefully considered by expert physicians from leading medical facilities throughout the country.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Our attorneys have successfully obtained verdicts and settlements against doctors, nurses, hospitals, dentists, psychologists and other medical professionals.
As an injured victim, our team will work to provide answers and an understanding of what happened to you or a loved one. All consultations and case reviews are with an experienced attorney and are free.
Featured Medical Malpractice Case Result
Dangerous products in the marketplace can cause serious harm. Manufacturers owe a duty to make their products safe for you and your family.
What is a product liability lawsuit?
Product liability is an area of law in which retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors are held responsible for any injuries or deaths that the products they are dealing with cause. Examples may include defective toys with parts that are not secured correctly leading to children choking or cars with faulty airbags resulting in ineffective safety features in the event of a crash.
From 2005-2014, there have been a total of 19,581 incidents, 2,464 injuries, and 57 deaths related to recalled children’s products reported prior to recall. (Kids In Danger 2015 Report)
Of course, product manufacturers never intentionally create products that cause harm to consumers, but unfortunately it does happen and it is the manufacturer that is liable. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one has died as the result of a faulty or defective product, whether or not it was subject to a recall, it is well within your rights to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
How can PCVA help?
Our team of caring lawyers has dealt with many product liability cases and have been successful in resolving many of them. If you think that you have suffered as a result of a faulty or defective product then contact us today, and let us help you with your product liability claim.
Product Liability Case Results
After a serious injury, dealing with the pain and recovery of the injury is difficult enough. Before dealing with insurance companies, have an advocate on your side that can get you the most for your claim.
When is an injury serious enough to file a lawsuit?
Injuries can be physical or psychological. Serious injuries are those that cause life changing effects, or result in death. Permanent effects of an injury, such as disfiguration, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury, blindness, loss of limb, and other such problems are devastating. A lawyer can tell you what you might be able to recover in a lawsuit.
There are over 192,000 injury-related deaths every year in the US.
Examples of the most common serious injuries include:
- Construction injuries
- Exploding batteries
- Major burns
- Railroad injuries
- Workplace injuries
There are over 40 million emergency department visits for injuries every year in the US.
What should you do if you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury?
If you have been seriously injured and it was not your fault, or if you are acting on behalf of someone else who has suffered or died because of an injury, then you should consider taking legal action. If you want to do so you will need to get advice from a team of lawyers who know how to handle serious injury cases. You should also aim to do so as soon as possible as many serious injury cases have strict time limits within which legal action can be taken.
How can PCVA help?
Our team of trial lawyers have been taking serious injury cases to trial for years. Therefore, if you need legal help for a serious injury case please contact us today.
Serious Injury Case Results
Sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes someone can do to someone else. When the abuser is trusted above all else, like a member of clergy, the effects can be utterly devastating.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse or assault then you will know that such incidents can have devastating and life-long effects. Individuals that are sexually abused as children my repress their feelings or memories until they are adults, and when they rise to the surface they can seriously affect the individual’s emotional and physical well-being.
When can I bring a lawsuit for sexual abuse?
Sexual abuse is when someone forces another individual to undertake undesired sexual acts. If the force is of short duration it is called sexual assault. If the force occurs numerous times, or over a long period of time it is called sexual abuse. There are on average 288,820 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the US. However, very few of the victims seek help or justice, and even fewer file a lawsuit.
Every 2 minutes an American is sexually assaulted?
Example of a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
We successfully secured a $3 million settlement for our client R.R. who had suffered years of repeated rape and child sexual abuse at the hands of her abuser despite CPS being aware of the issues. CPS did not contact law enforcement or otherwise take action. R.R. had two children with her abuser.
Though there are unfortunately many defendants to name, the most famous defendant in sexual abuse lawsuits is the Catholic Church. In 2012, we successfully won an $8 million jury verdict against the Catholic Church, which we believe is the largest verdict of its kind in Washington history. We have secured settlements and won jury verdicts for dozens of sexual abuse victims. Many of the defendants in these cases were the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church), Boy Scouts of America, the Catholic Church (and its various sub-groups), and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
How can PCVA help?
If you or your loved one has endured sexual abuse or assault by someone part of an organization, then you should consider contacting an attorney now. Our team of sexual abuse lawyers has successfully dealt with many abuse cases and so we want to help you to begin your journey towards healing, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
You are not alone.