Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys for Camas and All of Clark County
The town of Camas, Washington, named after the camas lily, is home to about 20,000 people. Most residents live on or around Prune Hill, an extinct volcanic vent that is part of the misleadingly named Boring Lava Field. The town sits at the Oregon border on the shores of the mile-wide Columbia River – only about 20 miles from Portland, Oregon.
Although the town’s economy originally centered around the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill (the chant “Go Papermakers!” is heard regularly at local high school football games), in recent decades it has been successful in attracting a diversity of high-tech industries that have catapulted its economy to a per capita income near the top 10 percent of all Washington localities. Perhaps the economic vibrancy of Camas is what has been responsible for the tripling of its population in less than 25 years.
In terms of transportation infrastructure, Camas is well-connected to the state, the country, and the world. Grove Field Airport is nearby, while the Portland International Airport offers nonstop flights to destinations as far away as Japan and Germany. Road traffic can become congested at times because of the through traffic along the interstate highways. Interstate 5 runs all the way to the Canadian border and beyond, while the War Veterans Memorial Freeway (Interstate 205) connects Camas with Portland. Meanwhile, State Route 14 runs straight through town and offers access to much of the southern Washington borderlands.
When Catastrophe Strikes
The high traffic along the interstate highways, as well as the fact that SR 14 runs straight through town, means that traffic accidents are not uncommon. Unfortunately, the high speeds along these roads ensure that a distressingly high portion of these accidents involve catastrophic injury and even fatalities. Road accidents aren’t the only cause of personal injury, of course – disaster can arise from a variety of different causes, including sporting accidents and defective drugs.
Most of the time, accidents don’t “just happen” – someone is responsible, such as a negligent driver. When something terrible happens, you will be dealing with the inevitable shock, pain, and grief. The last thing you need to be worrying about is how you are going to pay your medical bills or how you are going to afford to miss three months of work. Fortunately, Washington personal injury and wrongful death law provides you with a legal remedy when you are harmed in an accident that was somebody else’s fault – and at Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC, it is our job to make sure that you receive every dime of compensation that you are entitled to, including compensation for your pain and suffering. Let us handle the legal matters while you concentrate on recovering physically and emotionally from what has been done to you.
Don’t hesitate – contact the professional Washington accident attorneys at Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC, either by calling 1-800-925-1875 or by filling out our online contact form (scroll down to the bottom of any page of our website) for your free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If my injuries are going to involve long-term medical care or disability, how will I know how much to ask for in damages?
If your injuries will cause long-term or lifelong consequences, it is absolutely critical that you ask for the full amount you are going to need – if you run out 10 years from now, you won’t be able to come back and ask for more. Fortunately, this situation is very common, and the personal injury lawyers at Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC possess extensive experience in calculating future financial needs with the assistance of experts in the field. We can also help you establish a fund from which you can pay your long-term medical bills.
I am overwhelmed with medical bills and I’m not certain of the extent of my insurance coverage. Can Brett McCandlis Brown, PLLC help me?
Yes, we can and we have done exactly this for many previous clients. We can coordinate with your healthcare providers to handle your medical bills in light of your pending claim (a lawsuit or a settlement). We know how to keep money coming in while you recover, and we can also handle the complicated insurance claims process on your behalf.
Am I entitled to anything if the accident was partly my fault?
Yes. Under Washington’s “pure comparative negligence” system, you can always receive something unless the accident was 100 percent your fault. You will be entitled to claim the amount of damages from the other party that represents the other party’s degree of fault. If you are involved in a two-party accident, for example, and the accident was 35 percent your fault, you will be entitled to demand 65 percent of your damages. In this situation, the other party will be entitled to demand 35 percent of his or her own damages from you.
Contact Us Today – Camas Personal Injury Attorneys
Call us today at 1-800-925-1875 or complete our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation, so that we can discuss your case and advise you of your options.