Bellingham Personal Injury Lawyers

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Michael John Tario
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40 Years’ Experience Helping Injured Persons Get Maximum Compensation.

Michael J. Tario is a highly respected & experienced Bellingham personal injury attorney with four decades under his belt. He has earned the respect of his peers while fighting for his injury clients. Read More »
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Bill Coats
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We Help Victims of Drunk & Distracted Drivers-Great Reviews–Large Settlements

I’m an experienced Washington personal injury lawyer and I’m dedicated to helping my clients obtain justice and compensation. My practice includes motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and falls. Read More »
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Ziad Iskandar Youssef
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 16 years experience
(360) 734-0908 1838 Franklin St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
Seattle University School of Law
I've Spent the last 12 years focused on DUI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury Cases. I've represented 1000's of hard working residents through some very difficult situations. Whether a Serious Auto-Accident or Serious Criminal Charge, each case can have a permanent impact on your future. Criminal Charges, like DUI or Felonies will create a permanent record that employers, schools, and banks are increasingly search as a matter of course in decision making. Applying my winning strategies, TODAY, in every case helps keep my clients on track for great future. In 2014, I published #DUI:...
David Alden Brown
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 925-1875 200 W Chestnut St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Asbestos and Insurance Claims
University of Colorado Law School and University of Washington School of Law
I am an experienced trial lawyer who focuses my practice primarily on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.
David Bowen Anderson
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Bellingham , WA Personal Injury Attorney with 46 years experience
(360) 671-6711 21 Bellwether Way
Suite 104
Bellingham , WA 98225
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Maritime and Products Liability
University of Michigan Law School
David Anderson has assisted hundreds of seamen and their families to secure fair compensation for injuries at sea, as well as for those who have lost loved ones to sunken vessels. His decades of experience in the admiralty law field have made him a respected name in the industry. As a native of Seattle, Dave spent his childhood on docks and shores. He learned to take the helm of sail and powerboats from an early age, and he has owned a wide variety of vessels. Dave attended Stanford University before earning his J.D. at the University of Michigan School...
Dean Ralph Brett
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 48 years experience
(800) 925-1875 1310 10th Street
Suite 104
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Stanford University
I grew up on Badger Mountain, in Eastern Washington, on a dry land dirt farm in an area the locals refer to as "Poverty Point." No TV. No electricity. No inside plumbing. But we did have books -- lots of books. I talked before I could walk, and carried a book everywhere, so my dad used to pat me on the head and say "This one's going to be a lawyer." He knew what kind of a lawyer I would be: a lawyer for real people, not a lawyer for big corporations -- a lawyer for the little guy...
Paula McCandlis
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 23 years experience
(800) 925-1875 1310 10th Street
Suite 104
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury and Insurance Claims
Gonzaga University School of Law
I was born in an army hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky. My father was in the army, and before I was a year old and my older brother two years old, my father had died in Vietnam. A widow at 24 years of age with two babies in diapers, my mother felt that the best education she could give my brother and me was real world experience. So for a year, when I was a junior in high school, we backpacked around the world. I traveled through numerous countries and regions (China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia,...
Carl Munson JR
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 22 years experience
(360) 738-8584 119 N. Commercial, Suite 860
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Comp
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
I graduated from the University of Washington in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science. I then attended law school at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane. I graduated with my Juris Doctorate degree in 1997. I was a prosecutor for 8 years before opening my own office and practicing criminal defense for 11 years. I have handled all criminal matters from misdemeanors to murder. I have now taken my experience and help injured workers with their worker's compensation claims, social security and personal injury matters. I also help people vacate...
Michael John Tario
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 41 years experience
(360) 671-8500 Bellingham Towers
119 N Commercial St. #1000
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Maritime, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Seattle University School of Law
Michael John Tario is one of the most highly respected and experienced practicing personal injury attorneys in Bellingham, Washington. He opened his practice more than four decades ago and has earned the respect of his peers and the industry as exemplified by his many awards and high ratings. Through most of his career, Mr. Tario practiced plaintiff personal injury and criminal defense but re-focused as a personal injury lawyer in 2006. During his career, Mr. Tario has successfully represented over 3,000 clients. He has negotiated well over 2,500 favorable out-of-court settlements, but where settlement was not possible, he has taken...
Bill Coats
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 25 years experience
(360) 392-2833 114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 501
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
Bill Coats began his career in as a trail lawyer in 1995. After working as an Assistant Attorney General, he entered private practice 2001. Bill has been lead trial lawyer in over 60 jury trials. In 2006, he and Dean Brett formed Brett & Coats. In 2014, Bill started Bill Coats Law where he represents individuals and families with serious injury and wrongful death claims. Bill graduated with honors from Tulane Law School and served as Articles Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. He grew up in Seattle and earned a BA degree from the University of...
Gordon Carey
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 45 years experience
(503) 232-6711 1501 Eldridge Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Maritime and Products Liability
University of Michigan Law School
As a maritime lawyer with nearly 40 years of experience, Gordon T. Carey is a veteran of taking on complex and challenging cases. He has fought for clients at both state and federal levels, and has helped a range of mariners, from merchant crew to dockworkers and other seamen. His educational background includes graduating cum laude from University of Michigan with his JD and gaining a license to practice in both Washington and Oregon. He is an member of several organizations in the legal community, including his role as a proctor in the Maritime Law Association. His knowledge of maritime...
Kirk Bernard
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 23 years experience
(360) 756-6493 4152 Meridian St. #105-543
Bellingham, WA 98226
Personal Injury and Business
I have been a civil litigator for over 20 years, having been first admitted to the bar in 1981, specializing in personal injury cases and representing the rights of accident victims on a contingency basis. I have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for my seriously injured clients.
James Arthur Sturdevant
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 42 years experience
(360) 671-2990 119 N Commercial St Ste 920
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Tax
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(360) 961-2454 1224 Harris Avenue Suite 107
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Animal, Business and Criminal
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 38 years experience
(360) 671-1881 120 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 24 years experience
(360) 685-4250 1313 E Maple St Ste 204
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Divorce, Family and Insurance Defense
Empire Coll School of Law
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 46 years experience
(360) 734-9411 205 Middlefield Rd
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business and Real Estate
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(360) 733-3773 1616 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business and Employment
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 16 years experience
(360) 671-8112 911 Dupont St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(360) 671-5945 1305 11th St Ste 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Civil Rights and Environmental
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 38 years experience
(360) 733-1529 510 E Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury and Criminal
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 56 years experience
(360) 671-1881 120 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Lisa Saar
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Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 8 years experience
(360) 733-3374 805 DuPont St Ste 6
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Lisa is an attorney and Registered Nurse who combines her over twenty years of experience in nursing and law in representing, advising, educating and advocating the interests of her clients. Since 2012, she has been in solo practice, concentrating primarily in all areas of Elder Law (such as Probate, Estate Planning, Estate Disputes, Long-term care, Medicare and Medicaid), Social Security Disability, VA disability and Personal Injury. Prior to that, she served for 22 years in the U.S. Navy. Along with being licensed in WA and CA, Lisa holds a MSN in Nursing and maintains a current RN license in WA...
Selby Lighthill
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Olga, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 318-8535 P.O. Box 51
Olga, WA 98279
Personal Injury, Consumer, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Tough cases and just cases. No matter your legal problem, I will work tirelessly to insure a successful outcome for you.
My motivation is to put my experience and training to work for my clients. I have over a decade’s experience representing families and individuals against corporations, insurance companies, banks and landlords. The vast majority of lawyers have never tried a case before judge and a jury. I have tried and co-counseled more than a dozen jury trials, resulting in hundreds-of-millions in settlement and verdicts for my clients.
Luigi Colombo
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Mount Vernon, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 17 years experience
1621 Freeway Dr Ste 201
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-2469
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
A Lawyer Who Listens to You. Focus on Personal Injury, Collaborative Divorce, and Family Law. Trials, Appeals, and Settlements. I live and practice in Mount Vernon, WA, and I will take the time to sit down, listen to you, and understand your needs and goals.
John Russel Shultz
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Burlington, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 38 years experience
(360) 404-2017 160 Cascade Place
Suite 211
Burlington, WA 98233
Personal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Insurance Claims
Gonzaga University School of Law
Gerald Osborn
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Anacortes, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 36 years experience
(360) 293-3030 1009 8th St
Anacortes, WA 98221
Personal Injury, Collections, Criminal and Insurance Claims
Willamette University College of Law
Eli Wainman
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Anacortes, WA Personal Injury Attorney
2821 Commercial Ave
Suite 200
Anacortes, WA 98221
Personal Injury
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 29 years experience
(360) 671-7030 1501 Eldridge Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury and Maritime
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 37 years experience
(360) 676-2548 1414 F St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Employment
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 28 years experience
(360) 738-7701 1900 D St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 18 years experience
(360) 647-9676 2102 Young St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 45 years experience
(360) 676-0646 119 N Commercial St Ste 1200
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Criminal and DUI
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 49 years experience
(360) 671-8112 911 Dupont St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 36 years experience
(360) 778-5710 311 Grand Ave Ste 201
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury and Criminal
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 45 years experience
(360) 671-6565 400 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 24 years experience
(360) 752-2000 1223 Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 47 years experience
(360) 734-6390 900 Dupont St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 20 years experience
(360) 676-2548 1414 F St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury and Employment
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 676-2046 103 E Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Construction, Criminal and Employment
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 46 years experience
(360) 734-8127 401 Central Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Personal Injury, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Bellingham, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 44 years experience
(360) 676-7428 2200 Rimland Dr Ste 115
Bellingham, WA 98226
Personal Injury, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
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Injured in an accident?

When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.

Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.


Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.

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