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The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff is exclusive in our practice to provide superior, experienced legal services to clients with personal injury cases. The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff is a Vancouver, Washington based law firm exclusively dedicated to helping those who have suffered personal injuries. You will be assisted in recovering compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, emotional distress, and pain and suffering resulting from any accident.

In June of 2006, I went out on my own and formed the Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff, which focuses entirely on personal injury cases.

Example cases

Joyce, an employee of a local Clark County hospital, was involved in a serious motor vehicle collision. The insurance company for the at fault driver did not believe that Joyce's injuries were significant. It was necessary to file a lawsuit and go through a hearing. Joyce prevailed. Joyce said, "I liked being able to speak directly to him whenever I needed to. He kept me informed and 'in the loop' throughout the proceedings of my case. I was allowed to make informed decisions, but Loren was there when I needed his expertise. Loren worked with me at my comfort level and respected my opinions. Loren's advice proved to be absolutely correct."

Gary, a local Vancouver insurance agent, was involved in a motor vehicle collision. Gary felt that the other insurance company was not treating him fairly. Gary's claim was settled out of court. Gary said, "Loren was the only law professional who was well-versed in the particulars of my case. Loren was direct with his approach and got results. No B.S."

Susan was involved in a significant motor vehicle collision and as a result was permanently disabled. Susan recovered 100% of the available insurance coverage. Susan said, "After my accident, I was not interested in retaining a lawyer, but I was encouraged by my doctor to at least meet with a lawyer. Loren was absolutely wonderful, providing me guidance and support through the entire process. Loren does what is best for the client, not what is best for him."

Gary, a retired business owner, was involved in a motor vehicle collision and incurred tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Gary was worried that he would have to use his retirement savings to pay the medical expenses. In addition to a settlement for his pain and suffering, all of Gary's medical expenses were paid by the insurance companies. Gary said, "Loren far exceeded my expectations for the outcome of my case. I would recommend him to others. I was very happy with the results of my case."

Main Office

Main
605 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver  WA  98663

Phone
  • (360) 693-2919
Fax
  • (360) 693-2646

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. For a half hour to an hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Fees for personal injury cases are on a contingent basis, typically 33.33%

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Weekends by appointment. Hospital and home visits available.

Office Manager

JD Legal Assistant Joy E. Maloff-Jara and Paralegal Kelly Jackson.

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Interpreters are available.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose to practice in the field of personal injury as it allows me the opportunity to work with and help people. I did not want to and I do not represent insurance companies, corporations or businesses.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The internet has broadened a client's opportunity to educate themselves on legal issues they are facing. This is generally a good thing, as better educated clients make better decisions. However, due to the complexity of personal injury law and insurance law, there is no substitute for competent legal representation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

The nature of personal injury law is such that reviewing documents prepared by clients is generally not an option. In family law, bankruptcy, and contract law there are many "standard forms" which a client can obtain and "fill in the blanks." In these types of legal issues, it is appropriate for a lawyer to review documents prepared by a client. Personal injury law does not use "standard forms" and therefore does not lend itself to document review.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am happy to give general advice on how to resolve simple matters that do not need the assistance of legal counsel. However, it is generally not advisable for clients to represent themselves in more complex legal matters and in those situations I will decline to coach people who choose to represent themselves.

Loren Scott Etengoff

I have been practicing in the Vancouver, Washington and Southwest Washington for over 28 years. I have practiced exclusively in the personal injury field for over 25 years and for the first 25 years of my practice I was in a three person firm.

I have close family members who have suffered injuries which were serious enough that they had to change professions and deal with pain and limitations on a daily basis. This experience allows me to empathize with my clients and their experiences following an injury.

My strength is my easygoing nature when interacting with clients combined with a tenacity to get the client every penny they deserve due to personal injury when interacting with insurance companies. I have a smile ready for all who enters my office, but don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a pushover. I am ready and willing to fight the good fight for my clients.

Personal interests:

Outside of the office I enjoy the outdoor activities that living in the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my wife and four children. I am an avid motorcyclist and enjoy touring throughout the Western United States, Canada and Alaska.

License
  • Bar Number: 11361
    Washington , 1980
Education
  • University of Gonzaga School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1980
    Spokane, WA
    Clinical Program

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