Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Handle Accident Cases

Posted by William K. Thayer | Aug 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to a recent article in The Columbian, a man has plead guilty “to recklessly causing the deaths of two people in a single-vehicle crash Nov. 17 near downtown Vancouver.”  In such an accident, often those injured or the family and estate of those who died will seek to consult an attorney with the appropriate experience to handle their case — a “personal injury” lawyer.

Sometimes we are asked, “What does a ‘personal injury' attorney do for a living?”  The answer is simple — we represent people who have been injured or killed due to the fault of somebody else, or due to the fault of some company or governmental entity.

The types of personal injury cases we have handled over the many years that our law firm has been in existence run the gamut, including cases arising from automobile, pedestrian, motorcycle, commercial truck, and bicycle collisions; dog bites and other animal attack cases; defective product cases; premises liability cases (like slip/trip and fall, store employee runs a hand cart into a customer, etc.); and, construction or work site third party cases.  The common thread is that our clients have suffered damage from bodily injury caused by the fault of another, and it became evident to each of them that they needed the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney in order to be treated fairly on their claim.

In the accident cited above, the news story stated that alcohol and marijuana were involved.  These and other accident related factors are elements of complexity when it comes to trying a case.  Your law firm may need to “invest in the necessary experts and other costs that will be needed to present your case at trial or arbitration in its best light.

Although these costs may be incurred in presenting your case, we are a well-resourced firm able to advance those costs in most cases so that we can help you get your claim resolved fairly. That's why we offer free initial consultations and typically work under a “contingency fee” agreement, meaning you don't have to pay us until we obtain a settlement or judgment on your behalf.

Our efforts as experienced personal injury attorneys, combined with the work of an outstanding network of experts, have produced many favorable settlements and verdicts for people in need. 

About the Author

William K. Thayer

Bill Thayer is one of the founding partners of the Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards law firm. Bill is licensed in both Oregon and Washington, and actively practiced law from 1980 to 2021. He is now "of counsel" with Schauermann Thayer and serves as an arbitrator when appointed by the courts or litigants. During his more than 40 years of active law practice, Bill advised and represented clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims and litigation, including automobile collision, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian injury and death cases, dog bite cases, construction site injury claims, and a myriad of other types of injury and death claims. While many claims were settled through negotiation or mediation, Mr. Thayer litigated, arbitrated and/or tried to verdict many cases for his clients. He continues to occasionally be appointed by courts and other lawyers to serve as an arbitrator of tort claims. Bill enjoys writing as one of his varied recreational interests when he is not working.


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