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Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Washington to evaluate your claim.

Washington follows a pure comparative negligence system.  With this system, a judge or jury assigns a percentage of fault to each responsible party and then apportions the damage award accordingly.  Using this system, an injured person may recover his or her damages even if the injured person was 99% at fault in causing the injury, with those damages reduced by his or her portion of the fault.  For example, in a car accident between Dave and Debbie where Debbie was found to be 99% responsible, and the jury found that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages, that award would be reduced by Debbie’s 99% fault in causing the injury.  In the end, Dave would only have to pay 1% of Debbie’s damages, or $100 in this case.       

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence.

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

Washington Statutes of Limitations

In Washington, the courts follow a modified joint and several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  In cases where the defendants were acting in concert to injury the plaintiff or in cases where the plaintiff has no fault at all in the matter (as is typical in most medical malpractice cases), the defendants will be subject to joint and several liability.  In other cases, the amount for which each defendant is financially liable is proportionate to his or her share of the fault.    

Click here for more on Joint and Several Liability

One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in Washington is to contact courts in WA and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in Washington to get you started:

Supreme Court
Washington State Supreme Court

415 12th Ave SW
PO Box 40929
Olympia, WA 98504-0929
360-357-2077

Court of Appeals
Washington State Court of Appeals

One Union Square
600 University St
Seattle, WA 98101-1176
206-464-7750

Superior Courts
Adams County

210 W Broadway Ave
PO Box 126
Ritzville, WA 99169-0216
509-659-3271

Asotin County
County Courthouse
135 2nd St, PO Box 159
Asotin, WA 99402-0159
509-243-2081

Benton County
7122 W Okanogan Pl, Bldg A
Kennewick, WA 99336-2359
509-736-3071

Chelan County
401 Washington St, 5th Fl
PO Box 880
Wenatchee, WA 98807-0880
509-667-6210

Clallam County
223 E 4th St, Ste 8
Port Angeles, WA 98362-3015
360-417-2386

Clark County
1200 Franklin St
PO Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
360-397-2150

Columbia County
341 E Main St
Dayton, WA 99328-1361
509-382-4321

Cowlitz County
312 SW 1st Ave, 2nd Fl
Kelso, WA 98626-1739
360-577-3085

Douglas County
203 S Rainier
PO Box 488
Waterville, WA 98858-0488
509-745-9063

Ferry County
350 E Delaware Ave
Republic, WA 99166-9747
509-684-7520

Franklin County
1016 N 4th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301-3706
509-736-3071

Garfield County
789 Main St
PO Box 915
Pomeroy, WA 99347-0915
509-843-3731

Grant County
35 C St NW, 2nd Fl
PO Box 37
Ephrata, WA 98823-0037
509-754-2011

Grays Harbor County
102 W Broadway Ave
Montesano, WA 98563-3621
360-249-5311

Island County
101 NE 6th St
PO Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239-5000
360-679-7361

Jefferson County
1820 Jefferson Street
PO Box 1220
Port Townsend, WA 98368-0920
360-385-9125

King County
516 3rd Ave, Rm C-203
Seattle, WA 98104-2361
206-296-9100

Kitsap County
614 Division St, MS 24
Port Orchard, WA 98366-4683
360-337-7140

Kittitas County
205 W 5th Ave, Ste 207
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
509-962-7533

Klickitat County
205 S Columbus Ave, MS CH-29
Goldendale, WA 98620-9279
509-773-5755

Lewis County
345 W Main, Fl 4
Chehalis, WA 98532-4802
360-740-1333

Lincoln County
450 Logan St
PO Box 396
Davenport, WA 99122-0396
509-725-3081

Mason County
419 N 4th St, Fl 2
PO Box X
Shelton, WA 98584-0078
360-427-9670

Okanogan County
149 3rd N
PO Box 112
Okanogan, WA 98840-0112
509-422-7130

Pacific County
300 Memorial Dr
PO Box 67
South Bend, WA 98586-0067
360-875-9327

Pend Oreille County
229 S Garden Ave
PO Box 5020
Newport, WA 99156-5020
509-447-2435

Pierce County
930 Tacoma Ave S, Rm 534
Tacoma, WA 98402-2108
253-798-3654

San Juan County
350 Court St, #7
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-7901
360-378-2399

Skagit County
Skagit County Courthouse
205 W Kincaid St, Rm 202
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4225
360-336-9320

Skamania County
240 Vancouver Ave
PO Box 790
Stevenson, WA 98648-0790
509-427-9443

Snohomish County
3000 Rockefeller Ave, MS 502
Everett, WA 98201-4046
425-388-3421

Spokane County
1116 W Broadway Ave, Rm 300
Spokane, WA 99260-0350
509-477-5790

Stevens County
215 S Oak St, Rm 209
Colville, WA 99114-2862
509-684-7520

Thurston County
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Bldg 2
Olympia, WA 98502
360-786-5560

Wahkiakum County
64 Main St
PO Box 116
Cathlamet, WA 98612-0116
360-795-3558

Walla Walla County
315 W Main St, Fl 3
PO Box 836
Walla Walla, WA 99362-0259
509-527-3228

Whatcom County
311 Grand Ave, Ste 301
Bellingham, WA 98225-4048
360-676-6777

Whitman County
400 N Main St
PO Box 679
Colfax, WA 99111-0679
509-397-6244

Yakima County
128 N 2nd St, Rm 314
Yakima, WA 98901-2639
509-574-2710

 

 
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