Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Personal Injury Attorney?
A personal injury attorney is a lawyer who provides legal representation for people who have been injured, or for family members of people who were killed, as the result of the actions of another person, a business, or a government entity which were careless or negligent.
What type of cases do you handle?
We handle wrongful death cases and represent people and their families seeking legal options when physical, mental, or emotional injury occurs as the result of the actions of another person, a business, or a government entity which were careless or negligent (including car and traffic accidents, drunk driver accidents, hit and run accidents, distracted driver accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, boating accidents, construction accidents, and auto insurance accidents). We also handle cases involving animal bites, homeowner claims, premises liability, and dangerous and defective products.
Why should I choose Schauermann Thayer versus another law firm to handle my case?
At Schauermann Thayer, you know the moment you walk into the door and are greeted by our friendly and professional staff that you are in good hands. Schauermann Thayer has been in business for over 30 years, and we work hard to maintain our stellar reputation. Since we opened in 1986, we have been the chosen firm for when the people we often work with need legal representation, including other lawyers, judges, and police officers.
A core mission at Schauermann Thayer is accountability. We work hard for our clients to make sure that insurance companies, corporations, and individuals are held responsible for their wrongful actions. If this aligns with your overall goal, schedule your free consultation today.
How do I get to your office?
Our office is located in Vancouver, Washington close and easily accessible from I-5, I-205, and WA-500. We are located at the corner of St. John's and Fourth Plain. We have a parking lot you can park in free of charge.
Do I have to meet with you in the office?
No, we would be happy to meet with you at your home or the hospital if you are unable to travel to us.
In a personal injury case, who's the defendant and who is the plaintiff?
The defendant is the person, business, or government entity alleged to have been careless or negligent. The plaintiff is the person, business, or government entity alleging carelessness or negligence.
What's the benefit of hiring a personal injury attorney versus settling a case myself?
When you hire a personal injury attorney, you are hiring a professional. For over 30 years, we have handled cases similar to your case. We know the ins and outs of the law regarding these types of cases. We know the process and the companies involved well, which helps ensure that you are compensated fairly for the damages you suffered.
You are also hiring a personal injury attorney to take the stress off of yourself. Your focus needs to be on getting yourself better and healing, not on battling with insurance companies.