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Personal Injury Attorney in Yakima, WA
If you've been injured through no fault of your own, you need someone on your side who knows the rules and is willing to fight to protect your rights, whether by negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company or by representing your interests at trial. At Prediletto, Halpin, Scharnikow and Nelson, we've been doing exactly that for over 45 years. We represent the victims and the families of victims who, through the carelessness, recklessness or negligence of others have been injured. The attorneys at Prediletto, Halpin, Scharnikow and Nelson have decades of experience in handling the most complicated and serious personal injury claims.
Some of the areas in which we practice include:
- Vehicle accidents
From the most simple claim to the most complicated, we are here to assist you at every step of your claim. We are familiar with the ever-evolving laws that govern motor vehicle accidents and are experienced in handling tough negotiations with insurance companies. From accident reconstruction to assessing damages, we are prepared to fight for you to ensure a fair settlement.
- On-The-Job Injuries
An injury that occurs on the job adds layers of complication to your claim. All workplace injuries are subject to workers' compensation claims with the Department of Labor and Industries, but you may have other rights to pursue claims against a negligent third party. Because we routinely represent injured workers in their claims with L&I or self-insured employers, we are able to handle all aspects of your on-the-job injury, including third party personal injury cases, from common vehicle accidents to complicated defective equipment cases.
- Premises Liability
Failure by a property owner to adequately and safely maintain their property can result in serious accidents and injuries. From slip-and-fall cases to more complicated dangerous premises cases, we have successfully handled all manner of cases against businesses, government and municipal entities, school districts (including playground injuries) and commercial establishments.
- Product Liability
Designers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers owe a duty to provide safe products. If you've been injured by a defective product, appliance, tool, vehicle or food item, we can help you by ensuring that your rights are protected.
- Dog Bites
Dog bites can cause severe injury and life-long scarring to the victims. In Washington, some dog owners may be held strictly liable for these injuries.
Our firm has successful experience in securing compensation for victims of