Personal Injury Results
A young man from Snohomish County was recently the victim of a terrible industrial accident. The man’s injuries included serious foot and ankle fractures and pelvic injuries that meant a three-month hospital stay with many surgeries. Thanks to the thorough legal skills of Attorney Bill Coats, the case was settled for $3,250,000.
One of Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner’s clients, Beth, was merely 13 when she attended a holiday party that would change her life forever. At the party, the teenage son of the hosts fired a bottle rocket that hit Beth directly in the right eye. Following the incident, Beth was left blinded in that eye. Due to extreme negligence on the part of the parents – from buying the bottle rockets to leaving children with them unsupervised – the case was settled for $1.4 million by our attorneys.
Armando Brionez was an Elite Master’s runner whose passion for marathons clearly showed. In fact, he even ran the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:03. While enjoying a run one day, Armando was struck by a 17-year-old driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. The injuries Armando sustained have forever altered his ability to compete at the Master’s level, though his resilience has allowed him to begin running again. His case led to $490,000 being awarded in damages.
For one client, making the call to work with us made all the difference. Originally, our client’s horrible pedestrian accident at a crosswalk led to several fractures, major medical bills, and lost wages from work. She finally decided to take action when the medical bills became too much, and her insurance company only claimed coverage for $50,000. Attorney Dean Brett was able to challenge the policy limits of her Underinsured Motorist Coverage policy with the insurance company, which led to a proper settlement payout of almost $450,000 rightfully owed to her.
When one Washington woman was startled by a spider and caused her vehicle to run off the road (hitting our client, Adam, in the process), Adam’s life would never be the same. One minute, he’s simply a pedestrian out for a walk; the next, Adam is facing a badly broken right leg that required surgeries, a closed head injury, scalp lacerations, and unconsciousness for 48 hours. Attorney David Brown from the Bellingham Office negotiated extensively with the Hartford Insurance Company on Adam’s behalf to receive a fair settlement. The result? A $346,000 payout to our client.
Recently, an insurance battle was won while representing a client who was in the early stage of his professional baseball career. Our client and his team were traveling in Washington State. After a game, several players went to a local bar. Due to intoxication and poor judgment, our client and his friends took a golf cart they spotted as they made their way back to their hotel, which resulted in a crash and injuries to our client’s ankle. Thanks to Attorney David Brown’s research and legal insight, the golf cart was able to be considered a “vehicle” and yielded a $215,000 settlement.
One client, Chris, contacted Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner, PLLC, for legal assistance after experiencing two separate moderate-impact car accidents. At the time, Chris did not understand the extent of his injuries, so he didn’t seek follow-up medical treatment. As time passed, he was diagnosed with cervical and lumbar strains. Unfortunately, Chris’s condition worsened to the point that his injuries disallowed him to continue working as a welder. After heavy negotiations with both defendants’ insurance companies, a settlement of $182,500 was reached.
Slip and fall cases can often lead to terrible injuries and a costly recovery. Now, think if that slip and fall happened on an icy surface – that’s exactly client Gordon’s story. While Gordon was staying at a motor inn near Bellingham, he slipped on an icy walkway, which led to a right ankle fracture.
Based on the injuries sustained, Gordon required surgery. He was then unable to work for six months, resulting in a total wage loss of nearly $12,500. Through much research and diligence, Attorney Dean Brett was able to secure a $175,000 settlement that covered Gordon’s medical bills and lost earnings.