Injury Attorneys Serving Accident Victims and Families in Issaquah, WA
If you have been injured or suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one in an accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn. You know you need help, but who can you trust? The insurance adjusters seem friendly enough, but are they really on your side?
As someone who has been seriously injured or lost a family member, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation. In many circumstances, Washington law entitles victims and their families to recover their losses from the parties that are responsible. While this often means an insurance settlement, the insurance companies put their interests first – which means they want you to recover as little as possible.
Experienced Legal Representation in Issaquah
At Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC, we help clients seek maximum compensation for their accident-related injuries and losses. With over 40 years of combined experience, our personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including numerous million-dollar and six-figure awards. We know the insurance companies’ tactics, and we know how to overcome them. When the insurance companies refuse to settle, we take them to trial.
Located about 15 miles east of downtown Seattle, Issaquah is a picturesque mountain town on Interstate 90. A fast-growing suburb, Issaquah offers both a desirable residential community and several local attractions for those passing through on the way to or from the Emerald City. Unfortunately, due to its location, the Issaquah area sees a large number of vehicle collisions every year; and, like any town, residents and visitors of Issaquah are exposed to a number of other everyday dangers as well.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in any of the following types of accidents in Issaquah, Washington, we encourage you to contact our injury law firm promptly for a free, no-obligation consultation:
- 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
- Dog Bites
- Slips and Falls
- Defective Drug Accidents
- Dangerous Product Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
Answers to Personal Injury & Wrongful Death FAQs
Q: How long do I have to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Washington?
In most cases, the “statute of limitations” for a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Washington is three years from the date of the accident. However, (i) there are exceptions, and (ii) there are several reasons why you do not want to wait any longer than necessary to get started on your claim for compensation. As a result, if you have been injured or lost a loved one, we encourage you to schedule your free consultation right away.
Q: What types of injuries can lead to claims for compensation?
All types of injuries can lead to claims for compensation. The question is not so much, “What type of injury did you suffer?” but rather, “What was the cause of your injury?” At Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC, we regularly represent clients in cases involving:
- Back and Spine Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Fracture Injuries
- Head and Brain Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Q: What if I (or my loved one) was partially at-fault in the accident?
Under Washington law, individuals who are partially at-fault for their own injuries can still seek partial compensation for their losses. So, for example, even if you were 90 percent at-fault, you could still recover 10 percent of your losses.
But, more importantly, you should never assume that you were at-fault in an accident. The law is complicated, and you do not want to start making any decisions about your claim until you speak with a qualified accident and injury lawyer.
Q: How much financial compensation can I expect to recover?
This is a question that we cannot answer until we know the full details of your case. Each case is unique, and numerous factors will affect the amount of compensation available for your claim. However, in general terms, the types of compensation that may be available include:
- Medical expenses (current and future)
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium, companionship, support, and enjoyment of life
- Funeral expenses
- Other losses
What If I’m Bitten by a Dog?
The most important thing to do after being bitten by a dog is to report it to your animal control office. Regional Animal Services of King County provides animal control services for the county, including the city of Issaquah. The reason why it’s important to report the dog attack to animal control is that in many cases the dogs have a history of dog bites. This information can be useful in your case, but it can also help protect future victims. The King County animal control officer can declare a dog that has a history of dog bites as a “dangerous dog” and require the owner to do certain things to keep the dog away from people.
Dog bites are much more common in the United States than most people understand. The CDC has reported that there are over 4 million dog bites every year in the U.S. Each day, over 1,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments for nonfatal dog bite-related injuries. Many dog bite victims are young children. Their faces are more prone to be bitten given their height. And unfortunately, young children make up a large percentage of dog attack related fatalities at 26 percent.
Washington’s dog bite laws favor the victims. Contrary to what many people think, there is no “one free bite” rule in the state. In Washington, if a dog attacks someone and bites them, the owner is liable for the injuries, even if it was the first time their dog bit someone. The only exceptions to this strict liability for dog bite injuries is when the dog was provoked or if the victim was illegally trespassing.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Issaquah Injury Lawyer Today.
If you would like more information about how our Issaquah personal injury lawyers can help you stand up for your legal rights, we invite you to schedule a free consultation. It costs you nothing to learn about your claim, and since we take all cases on contingency, you will not pay any legal fees unless we win your case. To speak with an Issaquah, WA Personal Injury Attorney about your claim, please call (800) 925-1875 or submit a consultation request online today.