Richland Personal Injury Lawyers Protecting Your Rights in WA

Financial Compensation for Injuries

Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC is an aggressive personal injury law firm that fights for the rights of injured people throughout the state of Washington – including Richland and Benton County. With many years of experience and a personal approach to legal representation, we’ve made a substantial difference in accident cases all across our state. Our Richland personal injury lawyers can fight for you, stand up against unfair treatment, and demand every penny of the money that you’re owed. We care about the people of Richland, and we want to put your family in the best possible position.

Who Caused Your Injuries?

A Driver

Auto accidents rank high among the leading causes of death, both in Washington and throughout the United States. That’s incredibly upsetting because so many of these accidents are completely preventable.

Driver negligence is responsible for the overwhelming majority of vehicle accidents in our state. Common examples of driver negligence include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Operating a poorly maintained vehicle
  • Driving without a valid license
  • Texting while driving
  • Failing to take heavy rain or inclement weather into account
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Making dangerous or illegal mergers or turns
  • Failure to yield
  • Violating traffic laws

Washington allows vehicle accident victims to recover compensation from negligent defendants. Usually, that means that the victim files a lawsuit against the careless driver – and then the driver hands that suit over to his or her insurance company.

Unfortunately, auto insurance providers are crafty and stubborn. They don’t want to pay you a penny, and they’ll take every avenue that they can find to avoid giving you the money that you deserve. The Richland personal injury lawyers at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC know how to handle those insurance companies.

We’ve recovered substantial compensation for drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and other victims throughout Washington (The Evergreen State). Let us fight for compensation in your case, too.

Someone You Trusted

So much of personal injury litigation is focused on a breached duty of care. This means that someone who is in a position of trust or responsibility has let you down by behaving carelessly or unreasonably.

Our Richland personal injury lawyers see this most often in cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, and dangerous pharmaceuticals.

Specifically, professional duty of care cases in Washington might include:

  • Doctor negligence
  • Dental malpractice
  • Anesthesia malpractice
  • Surgical malpractice
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to treat a stroke
  • Birth injury
  • Nursing home negligence

Additionally, our Richland injury lawyers can help you seek justice from companies that manufacture various medications or consumer products that cause you harm.

We all trust doctors, product manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies to keep us safe. We expect them to behave cautiously, and to know what they’re doing. When they fall short of those standards, they are legally liable for the damages that result.

A Neighbor

We all try our best to get along with our neighbors. Accidents happen, though, and disputes can arise. Lawsuits between neighbors are most common in dog bite cases. Alternatively, these disputes might involve a property-related accident or injury.

In any event, victims are sometimes reluctant to file a lawsuit against their neighbors. After all, these are people who you see often. You might even consider them friends.

There is a way to handle these claims tactfully, though. Remember: In most cases, it’s the insurance company that is on the hook for your damages – not necessarily your neighbors themselves. Let our Richland personal injury lawyers look at your situation and clarify your options.

A Commercial Property Owner

Washingtonians are frequently injured while shopping, traveling, or otherwise engaging in commerce.

Property owners in our state have a responsibility to keep their customers, tenants, and guests safe. Contact us right away if you’ve suffered because of inadequate security, dangerous property conditions, or a slip and fall in any of these establishments:

  • Retail stores
  • Shopping malls
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Parking decks
  • Government property
  • Amusement parks / tourist attractions
  • Movie theaters
  • Any other public or commercial property

Our Richland personal injury attorneys can help in many cases involving purely private property, as well. Give our office a call.

Dog Owner

Richland residents may suffer severe injuries from dog attacks. The local municipal code explicitly states that owners are responsible for any damage caused by their dog. It also has specific provisions about caring for dangerous dog breeds and protecting the public. If you suffered a dog bite injury, Richland dog bite lawyers carefully review the facts of your case to determine the dog owner’s liability.

Richland municipal code section 7.03.050 provides that no dog may roam or stray or be off their owner’s premises unless under a person’s control. The code section also prohibits a dog on any premises or property, public or private, to bite or attempt to bite any person, destroy private property, scatter refuse, or otherwise be a nuisance. If you were attacked by a dog that was not under its owner’s control or another person, they might have violated this code section.

Washington state law holds that the owner of any dog that bites a person while that person is lawfully on public property is strictly liable for any resulting dog bite injuries. Some dog owners may try to limit their responsibility for their dog’s behavior by stating they didn’t know their dog would bite someone. However, it’s essential to know that it doesn’t matter if the dog owner knew or should have known that their dog was violent.

Exceptions may exist in certain situations. For example, if a person was trespassing on the property and was attacked by a dog, the owner may not be liable. Some dog owners may also try to skirt their responsibilities when it comes to compensating you for your injuries. For this reason, it’s crucial to obtain the legal representation of qualified Richland dog bite attorneys.

Someone Else

Accidents happen in many different places, and in many different ways. No two cases look quite alike. Whether you were injured by a driver, a care provider, a negligent employer, or anyone else, we want to help.

Contact Our Richland Personal Injury Attorneys

To get started with a free consultation, simply contact our office online or by phone at 800-925-1875, and ask to speak directly with Paula, Matt, Dave, or Dean. We’re here for you.

Remember: If we do take on your case, we won’t get paid unless you do! You have nothing to lose. Time matters, though. Contact our Richland personal injury attorneys right away.