Personal Injury

Personal injury is a traumatic and life-changing event. You have rights and are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Davies Pearson’s injury law group has decades of experience and the resources and the capability necessary to fight for your rights in and out of the courtroom. We will provide you with effective and productive representation against both individuals and insurance companies. Davies Pearson will work for you to ensure you receive just compensation.

Davies Pearson’s Tacoma-based personal injury attorneys handle all injury claims in Washington State including:

Wrongful Death

One of the hardest things to deal with is the death of a loved one, particularly if that death was caused by someone else’s negligence. In addition to the devastation and grief that naturally follow a death, families are often left without their primary provider and often face economic ruin. Davies Pearson represents people and families who have lost family members and helps them to get through the difficult legal steps necessary to obtain just compensation. Contact us for a free consultation. (Back to Personal Injury)

Product Liability

If you have been injured because of the failure of a product, you are entitled to recover your damages. These can include injuries from tools or machines, automobiles, baby equipment, medications, or any other consumer item that you might use. Davies Pearson has successfully handled numerous product liability actions against designers and manufacturers on your behalf. Contact us today for a consultation. (Back to Personal Injury)

Dog Bites

People are required to keep control of their dogs and prevent them from harming others. If they don’t, they are liable for any injuries or damage that the dog might cause. If you have been bitten or injured by someone else’s dog, contact Davies Pearson for a consultation on your case. We will work to get you the compensation that you deserve. (Back to Personal Injury)

Worksite Injuries

In Washington State, if you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, if your injury was created or caused by someone other than your direct employer, you may have a cause of action for additional damages. At Davies Pearson, we can represent you both on your industrial injury matter as well as your claim against other responsible parties. Give Davies Pearson a call to review your case. (Click for more information on Workers’ Compensation and Social Security) (Back to Personal Injury)

Assault (Physical, Sexual, Police Officer)

Assaults come in all forms, including physical and sexual. They can be committed by private parties as well as members of law enforcement. If you have been assaulted, you may not only have an action for personal injury, but also a civil rights claim. Davies Pearson attorneys practice in both state and federal court and can represent you no matter who the responsible party is. If you have been assaulted, contact us today to discuss your case. (Back to Personal Injury)


Personal Injury Case Studies

Court of Appeals Decision Changes the Law on Premises Liability

Attorney: Monte Bersante

In 2016, Monte represented an appellant at the Court of Appeals of Washington who was the victim of a dog attack that caused significant injuries to the appellant’s face. The dog was known to be aggressive, yet the dog was left unattended at a place of business where the appellant was visiting at the time of the attack. The appellant sued both the dog’s owner and the owner of the land on which the attack took place.

Although the claim against the dog’s owner survived, the trial court determined there was no legal basis for the claim against the defendant landowner, and the court dismissed the appellant’s claim on summary judgment prior to the beginning of trial. Monte appealed the court’s dismissal based on the theory that the dog constituted a dangerous condition of the land, and the defendant landowner failed in his duty to protect the appellant from the dangerous condition. Monte won a reversal of the dismissal of the personal injury claim against the landowner, and the court remanded the case for trial proceedings.

This case was the first of its kind in Washington. In reversing the trial court’s dismissal of the claim against the landowner, the court expanded the law of premises liability to include dogs as a potentially dangerous condition of the land and opened a new avenue of recovery for victims of animal attacks.