Value of a Personal Injury Case

Does Being Unemployed Affect the Value of Your Case?

It is Friday again and time for another video from Roy. In this week’s video, Roy discusses how your employment status affects the value of your personal injury case:

As Roy explains in this video, if you are employed at the time of your Oregon personal injury accident then your case will be worth a lot more money than if you aren’t. If you are seriously injured and have to miss work because of your accident-related injuries, you can be awarded money for what they call “impairment of earning capacity”. Impaired earning capacity means that you can’t do the kind of work that you normally do and the jury can award you special damages if they find that your earning capacity has been negatively affected by the accident. If you are unemployed, however, you will not qualify for lost wages or impaired earning capacity.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information: roydwyer.com

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Dretke PC’s You Tube channel.

How Does the Extent of Your Injuries Affect the Value of Your Case?

It is Friday again and that means it is time for a video from Roy. In this week’s video, Roy explains how the extent of your injuries affects the value of your case:

If you have a permanent disability or permanent injury, then that will of course increase the value of your Oregon personal injury case. As Roy explains, cases in which injuries are permanent are tragic, but their value is much higher than those in which you suffer minor injuries. That said, personal injury attorneys always feel good when they have clients whose accident-related injuries improve: their cases may not be worth as much, but the value of your case is a secondary consideration to your health.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information: roydwyer.com

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Dretke PC’s You Tube channel.

Does Having a Prior Auto Accident Injury Affect Your Settlement?

We have made it to the end of the week again. Happy Friday! In this week’s video, our founder Roy Dwyer answers a common question that clients bring to our firm – whether or not having a previous auto accident injury will affect the value of a current Oregon auto accident injury claim. Here is Roy’s answer:

As Roy explains in this video, having been involved in previous auto accidents will indeed affect the value of your Oregon auto accident injury claim. The insurance company will the take the position from the get-go that your injury today is not a new injury. What we need to do when we represent you is to make sure that your doctor indicates that at the time of your accident your precondition or existing injury was better and that the accident aggravated it.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information: roydwyer.com

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Dretke PC’s You Tube channel.

Does a Gap Between Accident and Treatment Affect the Value of Your Claim?

Happy Friday! In this week’s video from our founder and senior partner Roy Dwyer, Roy discusses how a gap in time between your accident and the treatment that you receive impacts the value of your Oregon personal injury claim:

As Roy explains in this video, a delay or gap in treatment does indeed make a difference in the value of your Oregon personal injury case. This is because insurance companies take the position that you will treat serious injuries immediately — thus a delay or gap suggests that your injuries are not serious. For this reason as well as for your health and speedy recovery, if you are injured and you get hurt then you need to go to the doctor immediately.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information: roydwyer.com

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Dretke PC’s You Tube channel.

Will You Have To Provide Your Medical History to the Defense?

We have made it to Friday again, which means that it is time for this week’s video clip from our founder and senior partner Roy Dwyer. In this week’s video, Roy discusses whether or not you will have to provide your medical history to the defense attorney in your Oregon personal injury claim. Here is his quick response:

As Roy explains in this video, once you file your Oregon personal injury complaint, the defendant’s lawyer will surely ask for all of your medical records. The defense will want all of your medical records because it is looking for some reason not to compensate you, such as a preexisting condition or previous injury. The defense is going to spend a lot of time on your medical records and will try to use them against you in the case.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information: roydwyer.com

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Dretke PC’s You Tube channel.