Ben F. Barcus is a trial lawyer whose firm emphasizes plaintiff's personal injury,... more
Ben F. Barcus is a trial lawyer whose firm emphasizes plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights and insurance matters. He has enjoyed both trial and appellate success. His is listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, enjoys the highest peer-reviewed rating - AV, and has been named a "Super Lawyer."
I have focused my 14+ years of practicing law exclusively in the areas of personal... more
I have focused my 14+ years of practicing law exclusively in the areas of personal injury and insurance matters. I began my career as in-house counsel for a large national insurance company defending at-fault parties as well as the corporation itself when sued for failure to provide benefits. I have since dedicated my practice to representing individuals who suffer from severe injuries and ca... view profile
I am theManaging Member in the Tacoma office.I concentratesmy practice in civil... more
I am theManaging Member in the Tacoma office.I concentratesmy practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of clients in personal injury cases. I have represented clients in the trial and appellate courts in the states of Washington and in federal courts in Washington and California. I represent physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases.I amalso experienced in the a... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.