John has been a partner in the firm since 1983. His practice involves serious... more
John has been a partner in the firm since 1983. His practice involves serious personal injury complex litigation, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries and spinal/aquatic injuries. John is active within the Washington State Brain Injury Association and has served as past executive director for the local chapter. John is currently the president of the Foundation Board for Inland No... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.