Experienced Lawyers for Anacortes, WA Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Claims
The lawyers at Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC bring over 40 years of combined legal experience to representing accident victims and their families in Anacortes, WA. Our firm focuses exclusively on cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful death, and over the years we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. If you have a claim, we can help you protect your rights. We will deal with the insurance companies for you, and we will keep you fully informed throughout your case so that you can make smart decisions about settling or taking your case to trial.
Types of Accident and Injury Cases We Handle
Our experienced injury attorneys handle all types personal injury and wrongful death claims in Anacortes and throughout Northwest Washington. This includes claims involving:
- Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving (Cell Phone) Accidents
- DUI/DWI Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- RV Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Railroad Accidents
- Aircraft Accidents
- Slips and Falls
- Defective Drug Accidents
- Dangerous Product Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
We also represent victims of other types of accidents resulting in:
- Back and Spine Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Fracture Injuries
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Wrongful Death
In any case, the key is proving that someone else is responsible for your losses. When you hire us for your claim, we will conduct a thorough investigation to identify all of the responsible parties so that we can seek to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
Seven Key Facts for Accident Victims in Anacortes, WA
If you are like most people, seeking compensation after an accident is your first introduction to the civil justice system, and it could even be the first time you have considered hiring an attorney. While the prospect of filing a claim can initially seem overwhelming, at Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC, we will handle the entire process for you, managing all aspects of your claim so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
To help you feel more comfortable with what to expect during your personal injury or wrongful death claim, here are seven key facts to keep in mind:
1. Most (But Not All) Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims Involve Allegations of “Negligence.”
In most cases, securing compensation requires proof that someone else made a mistake (or was “negligent”) in causing your injuries or your loved one’s death. This requires a thorough investigation, and is one of many reasons why it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible.
2. You Can Recover Compensation Even if You Were Partially At-Fault.
In Washington, accident victims can seek compensation, even if they were partially at-fault in causing their own injuries. If it is determined that you were partially to blame, your compensation award will simply be reduced by your percentage of liability.
3. Most Claims Are Resolved Through Settlements with the Insurance Companies.
The vast majority of personal injury and wrongful death claims settle. Very few cases actually go to trial. Securing a quick, favorable settlement requires both proof of liability (i.e., “negligence”) and a clear understanding of the full extent of your physical, emotional, and financial harm.
4. It is Your Decision Whether to Settle or Go to Trial.
You get to decide whether to accept the insurance company’s offer or reject it and seek additional compensation at trial. Our job is to secure the highest offer possible and help you make an informed decision about whether it is sufficient to cover your losses.
5. There Are Important Steps You Should Try to Take to Protect Your Rights.
As an accident victim, there are steps that you can take to help preserve your claim for maximum compensation. These include things like taking photos, seeking medical attention promptly and following your doctor’s advice. When you contact us about your accident in Anacortes, we will walk you through the steps you need to take (and mistakes you need to avoid) to protect your rights.
6. Most Accident Victims Do Not Realize the Extent of Their Losses.
Most accident victims settle before they understand the full extent of their injuries and losses. This can be a huge mistake, as future medical expenses and ongoing pain and suffering are often two of the biggest components of victims’ claims for compensation. At Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC, we can help you avoid settling too soon.
7. It Costs You Nothing to Learn About Your Rights.
At Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC, it costs you nothing to learn about your legal rights. To find out if you have a claim, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
Schedule Your Anacortes, WA Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Consultation Today
After an accident, it is important to hire experienced legal representation to protect you against the insurance companies. At Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC, we are proud of our extensive track record, and we are committed to helping new clients win the compensation they deserve. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your claim in Anacortes, WA, please call (800) 925-1875 or request a consultation online today.