Our experienced car accident attorneys at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner have represented the residents of Everett for over 50 years. We know it’s distressing when someone else’s negligence injures you. And the process of recovery can be a challenging, confusing, and financially stressful time.

Today, we will discuss how you can get financial compensation for the losses you experience from your injuries and what steps you can take to streamline the process. You’ll need to speak with an Everett car accident attorney if you want to have the best chance of holding the negligent parties responsible and securing the maximum compensation for your injuries.

How Can I Secure Compensation for My Injuries?

Our car accident attorneys can help you file your car accident claim with the following steps.

Step 1: Collect Evidence of the Car Accident

Evidence gathering is central to proving your negligence claim. Common evidence you can use includes the following:

  • Medical records,
  • Income and tax records,
  • Photos of the accident,
  • Photos of your injuries,
  • Photos of the scene and vehicle damage,
  • Video surveillance footage,
  • Police reports,
  • Witness statements, and
  • Expert testimony.

Our experienced attorneys will help you collect this evidence to build your demand letter.

Step 2: File a Demand Letter

First, we will calculate the appropriate amount of compensation your losses are worth. We will then draft and send a demand letter to the insurance company. In it, we’ll explain your losses and request fair compensation. This letter will be the basis for negotiations with the insurance company.

Step 3: Negotiate with the Insurance Company

Once the insurance company receives and reviews the demand letter, negotiations begin. You don’t have to talk to the insurance companies. At Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner, we’ll handle everything.

The goal of every insurance company is to maximize its profits and minimize expenses. That means their goal is to pay you the least amount of money possible. Many times, they will offer you money right away. But this offer is usually significantly lower than what your case is worth.

Alternatively, they may drag out the proceedings and later offer a low settlement. They’re hoping your morale weakens over time, making you more likely to accept the low amount.

Alternatively, the insurance company could fight the case and attempt to push the responsibility back onto you. Because Washington is a pure comparative negligence state, the more blame they push on you, the less compensation they have to pay.

We have experience dealing with the unscrupulous practices insurance companies routinely employ. We won’t let them trick you into settling for less compensation than your case is worth. If the insurer refuses to offer a reasonable settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial.

Step 4: File a Lawsuit

Most cases are resolved through a negotiated settlement. But if the insurer refuses to offer a reasonable amount of money, we will file a lawsuit with the court. Our law firm has extensive litigation experience. We know how and when to file motions, demand and dissect discovery, depose witnesses, and take your case to trial. But please know that during trial preparations, negotiations never stop. We will continue negotiating with the insurance company, and should they decide to be reasonable, a trial would no longer be necessary.

Our goal is your financial recovery and peace of mind. Read on for more information about some of our attorneys.

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Meet Your Everett Car Accident Lawyers

Meet some of our top attorneys and negotiators at Brett, McCandlis Brown & Conner.

Paula McCandlis

Paula is a Gonzaga University School of Law graduate with almost three decades of legal experience. She believes in a personalized approach, where she takes the time to understand her clients and how their lives were affected by the car accident. This is the foundation of her impeccable legal representation.

Since 2016, Paula has also been a part-time U.S. magistrate judge in the Western District of Washington. Paula knows the law, and you can count on her to maximize your recovery.

David Brown

David fights zealously to represent his clients against big insurance companies. He’ll keep you informed of your case every step of the way. He’ll explain the complex legal issues so you can fully comprehend your case and make the best well-informed decisions.

David is a University of Colorado graduate with 17 years of legal experience. Since 2013, Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized David as a Rising Star.

Matt Conner

Matt graduated magna cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law. Over and above his stunning decade of legal experience, Matt also has extensive experience in finance. Before law school, he majored in mathematics and economics and worked in the mortgage banking and real estate industries for a time. This financial background provides him with a unique perspective on the precarious financial situation most accident victims face.

You won’t be just another case file to Matt. He cares about his clients and wants them to recover quickly from their ordeal.

Financial Recovery Is Possible with Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner

Contact Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner for a free case evaluation with a seasoned Everett auto accident lawyer. Since 1972, we have had experience handling personal injury cases in Everett. We treat every client with the respect and dignity they deserve. Contact us today and allow us to set you on the road to recovery.

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