Personal Injury Attorneys Fighting for Financial Compensation on Behalf of Injured People in Washington
Every year, nearly 31 million people are hurt so severely in a personal injury accident that they require medical care.
That figure comes from the National Center for Health Statistics, and it covers the United States alone. 31 million! Every year! Of those, two million require hospitalization, and more than 160,000 ultimately die.
It is astounding to step back and realize just how often Americans are injured, unexpectedly and to no fault of their own. It’s even more astonishing when you consider that almost all of these cases unfold by accident.
Negligence is, essentially, a legal term that means “careless.” People are careless all the time. Some people live consistently careless lives; others are just having a bad day. Either way, if you’re on the receiving end, you could have a whole mess of unfairness dropped in your lap out of nowhere.
As Walla Walla personal injury attorneys, we’re here to help in the face of unfairness. We know that personal injury accidents leave their victims in a terrible situation. We also understand that insurance companies do very little to help.
In fact, if an insurance adjuster has offered you a compensation package or settlement, there is a very good chance that you’re being “lowballed.” Insurance companies make their money by paying as little as possible on injury claims.
Don’t let defendants or insurance companies call the shots. The personal injury legal team at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC will insist that you get the money you deserve – every last cent of it. We’ve had that kind of impact on injury claims all across the state of Washington, and now we’d like to make a difference in your story too. We’ll work tirelessly to achieve as much as possible. Call us today.
Our Walla Walla, WA Practice Areas
No case is too big or too small. As a matter of fact, we’ve often accepted cases that other law firms turn down. That’s because we take a different approach to personal injury litigation, one that is focused on a just outcome, not a rush to inadequate settlements. Our goal is to advance your best interests.
We also happen to have a wide range of experience, spanning the whole gamut of Washington personal injury law. You can count on us for insightful and aggressive representation in cases including (but not limited to):
- Airplane & airport injuries
- Automotive accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Brain injuries (TBI, or traumatic brain injury)
- Bus accidents (and other public transit)
- Defective consumer products
- Defective pharmaceuticals
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Drunk driving accidents
- Head, neck, or spinal cord injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- School sports injuries
- Slip and fall (and other hazardous property injuries)
- Texting and driving accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Many more
You Might Be Entitled to More Than You Realize
Too many accident victims make the mistake of thinking their compensation is limited to damages that are obvious on Day One, or that getting their hands on comprehensive compensation is simply impossible. In truth, damages may only become clear over time.
Remember: The insurance companies could be seriously understating the extent of your financial entitlement!
Under Washington personal injury law, your compensation could include reimbursement for:
- Medical treatment (e.g., doctor’s bills, surgeries, prescription drugs)
- Emergency hospital treatment (e.g., Emergency Room, ambulance)
- Future medical care / medical equipment
- Physical therapy, rehabilitation, psychological care, etc.
- Lost income due to injury-related absences from your work
- Damage to your property (including real estate, vehicles, etc.)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of love and support (in the event of wrongful death)
- Other losses reasonably related to the defendant’s negligence
Liability in Dog Attack Cases
Washington state enforces strict liability for a dog attack. Strict liability means that all dog owners are liable for dog bite injuries in situations where:
- The victim is in a public place or has permission to be in a private place and
- The victim did nothing to provoke the dog.
The strict liability standard applies even if the dog had no prior history of aggressive behavior. Despite this standard, Washington state defines dangerous dog breeds. Dangerous dog breeds include those dogs that behave in the following manner unprovoked:
- Bites a human or other pet on public or private property or
- Chases a human on streets or sidewalks menacingly.
A person may sue a dog owner even if a dog did not bite a person but caused injuries unrelated to dog bite injuries. In this situation, Walla Walla dog bite attorneys may help a victim pursue a negligence claim by arguing the dog owner was careless.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases
Dog attack cases follow the same statute of limitations for other personal injury cases in Washington. Washington law provides that you have three years from the date of the incident to file your lawsuit. This deadline may occur more quickly than expected when dealing with physical and emotional injuries resulting from your dog attack.
Walla Walla dog bite lawyers work on your behalf and ensure you do not miss any critical deadlines. Know that failure to act within the limitation period generally bars you from recovering any compensation. The state rarely accommodates missed deadlines for filing an initial lawsuit within the prescribed statute of limitations.
Serving All of Walla Walla County, Washington
A passionate, effective personal injury lawyer is hard to find. At Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC, we are dedicated to bringing our experienced advocacy to people and families living throughout the State of Washington.
In Walla Walla County, our services extend to:
- College Place
- Walla Walla
- Walla Walla East
- And beyond
Even if you can’t come to us, our Walla Walla personal injury lawyers are available to visit you (in most cases), even in your hospital room or nursing home. We’re here for you, whenever and wherever you need us.
Contact Our Walla Walla, WA Personal Injury Attorneys Right Away
To get started with a free consultation, simply contact our office and ask to speak directly with Paula, Matt, Dave, or Dean. We want to help.
Remember: Even if we do take on your case, we won’t get paid unless you do! You have nothing to lose, but time is of the essence – the sooner we get started, the better. Please contact us for a free consultation right away.