What Damages Can I Receive for a Premises Liability Case in Washington?

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What Damages Can I Receive for a Premises Liability Case in Washington?

After suffering injuries on someone else’s property, many people blame themselves for their own negligence in causing the accident. But victims should not assume they are to blame for their injuries. An owner or operator of property may have owed you a duty to keep their property safe from the dangerous condition that caused your injury.

If your injuries happened on someone else’s property, you may have the right to recover compensation for your losses. A qualified personal injury attorney in Washington can help. Read on to learn more about the types of premises liability damages that are recoverable in these cases and how they could help you. 

What Are Premises Liability Damages? 

Washington law permits injured victims to recover compensatory damages in the form of economic and noneconomic damages.

Economic damages include direct financial losses stemming from your injuries. The following represent examples of economic damages: 

  • Medical expenses. Past and future medical expenses related to your injury are recoverable and include such costs as physical therapy, medical appointments, and surgeries.
  • Lost wages. Many injuries cause victims to miss work. Economic damages include the wages you lost due to an inability to work.
  • Loss of future earnings. When an injury causes a victim to suffer a reduction in their ability to earn money, this difference is recoverable as an economic damage.
  • Property damage. Any damage suffered to your personal property due to your accident is also recoverable. 

Documentation such as receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and other similar documentation help your attorney calculate an accurate value for these losses as well as support your demand. 

Noneconomic damages represent subjective losses usually related to the psychological and emotional effects of your injury. Examples include:

  • Pain and suffering. Pain and suffering refers to the physical discomfort associated with your injury. 
  • Emotional distress. Injuries have not only a physical effect but create an emotional toll on a victim’s daily life. 
  • Loss of consortium. Loss of consortium encompasses the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, and moral support due to a victim’s injury. 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life. Injuries can permanently impact a victim’s way of life and make it impossible to participate in the activities they previously enjoyed. 
  • Permanent injury or disfigurement. Permanent injuries or disfigurement resulting from an injury leave a victim negatively impacted their entire life. 

Premises liability damages allow a victim to regain some semblance of their life before they suffer their injuries. An attorney helps victims calculate the value of these losses to get the compensation they deserve. 

What Is the Statute of Limitations? 

The statute of limitations for any case is the period that a person has to file their case to pursue their rights under the law. A failure to file at this time bars you from doing so at a later time. The statute of limitations for most personal injury actions in Washington is three years from the date of the incident. While some exceptions exist, speak to a lawyer as soon as possible to avoid losing the ability to file your premises liability claim

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When you hire Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner, you can stop worrying about medical bills, lost wages, insurance adjusters, and future expenses. Instead, you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery while our legal team gets to work on getting you the compensation you need. Our compassionate, knowledgeable, and aggressive legal team is ready to fight for your rights and help you and your family get back on their feet.

When you experience an injury due to someone else’s negligence you can depend on Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner to fight by your side. We have assisted many of our clients with the legal side of terrible accidents, painful injuries, and tragic wrongful deaths. We can do the same for you. Contact us today by phone or email to get a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.

 

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Matt Conner

Matt Conner, a distinguished attorney at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner, brings a unique blend of financial and legal expertise to his practice. Graduating with a double major in mathematics and economics from Willamette University, he initially honed his analytical skills as an economist for the State of Oregon. Specializing in personal injury law, Matt is adept at handling a wide array of cases, including multiparty litigation against large entities, and claims involving gun violence, sexual and police misconduct, car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2014, he is known for his tenacious advocacy and deep compassion for clients facing life-altering challenges. His approach is not just about legal representation; it’s about restoring lives.