Car Accident Lawyers

Uninsured Semi Truck Accident Victim Makes Full Recovery

Our client in this accident was the passenger in a semi-truck that was towing a trailer. The defendant was driving a car that crossed the center-line and collided with our client’s semi head-on. The collision flung our client into the dashboard, which seriously injured her. Directly following the crash, our client was transported by air ambulance to a local emergency room, where she was examined and tested prior to being released.

Oregon Semi-Truck Accident AttorneysOur client sustained injuries to her neck and back, in addition to breaking several fingers and experiencing a seizure after the accident. Several months went by before she obtained additional treatment from several clinics in Idaho for approximately two months. After a gap of approximately seven months, she returned to Oregon and was seen at several clinics.

Because she was a passenger in the semi at the time of her accident, no personal injury protection (PIP) benefits were available to pay our client’s medical bills. Our experienced Oregon semi-truck accident injury attorneys immediately went to work getting our client on the Oregon Health Plan. OHP eventually paid the majority of her Oregon medical bills and we were also able to get Idaho Medicaid to pay the majority of the bills she incurred there.

Because no action had previously been taken in our client’s case, we were able to quickly establish a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and to establish an under-insured claim with the semi’s insurance carrier. Our team was able to obtain a policy limit settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurance as well as an under-insured settlement through the semi’s insurance company. Our client was thrilled to have landed in the capable hands of Richard at Dwyer Williams Dretke Accident Injury Attorneys.

Oregon Driver Recovers Health and Damages After Serious Accident

In this recently settled case, one of our Central Oregon auto accident injury clients had been seriously injured near his Bend home.  His vehicle was stopped and he was waiting to make a left turn, when another motorist failed to stop and ran right into our client’s car. The impact of this collision was so forceful that it pushed our client through the guard rail and down an embankment.

Oregon Auto Accident LawyersThis was a serious accident that created extensive property and physical damage. Our client was unsure of how to deal with all of the involved insurance companies, so he decided to call an experienced Oregon auto accident injury lawyer for advice. Having heard that Dwyer Williams Dretke PC prides itself on getting our clients the best possible settlements, he called and hired us.

Before anything else, we ordered our client’s comprehensive medical records and evaluated his claim.  We also wrote to his employer in order to verify the wages that our client lost as a result of this  serious auto accident.  The case ultimately settled for a fair amount that compensated our client for his accident-related medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  He was happy with his decision to hire our Oregon auto accident lawyers and to get back to living his life.

Can Defendants Consult Any Doctors in Your Personal Injury Case?

We have made it to Friday again, and this week’s video will be our last in the series answering your questions about personal injury law. In today’s clip, Roy answers the question of whether or not the defendant can get examined by a doctor of their choosing in your Oregon personal injury case:

As Roy explains in this video, once you file your complaint in Oregon, the defendant can have you examined by a doctor of their choosing. Normally in this process you can provide your medical records to a doctor, who will review them prior to examining you. These doctors are not plaintiff-friendly. They are hired by the defendant and the reports that they will provide will say one of two things: either that you are not in fact injured and that a preexisting condition is to blame or that your injuries are minor.

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.

Driver Recovers for Injuries Sustained in Low-Speed Accident

A client in Southern Oregon was recently injured in a car crash when she had stopped her car at a traffic signal and was waiting for the light to change.  Another motorist failed to stop and rear-ended our client’s car.  Although some property damage was done to our client’s car, it was minimal. For this reason, the insurance adjuster claimed that he couldn’t understand how our client could have sustained her injuries in this supposed low-impact collision.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys Rear-End CollisionOur client called an attorney right away.  She knew that she needed a knowledgeable and tough Oregon auto accident injury lawyer on her side. As soon as our client had completed treatment for her accident-related injuries, we ordered her complete medical records and were able to definitively prove to the adjuster that, although our client had some underlying degenerative changes, she was healthy at the time of the accident.

This claim was quickly resolved through negotiations and it settled for a fair amount that our client was happy with.  Low impact collisions, while perhaps more difficult to prove on paper as being responsible for accident-related injuries, nevertheless have the potential to injure Oregon drivers and passengers.

Settlement for Uninsured Passenger Injured in Auto Accident

Our client was riding as the front seat passenger in her friend’s car when another driver plowed into the rear of their car.  Our client was seriously injured in the accident, but she did not have health insurance and neither driver had auto insurance at the time of the accident.  She called us because she knew that she needed a team of experienced Oregon auto accident lawyers on her side in order to sort out paying her bills.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys | Oregon Personal Injury LawyersWe immediately went to work by contacting the various involved insurance providers.  We convinced them to hold our client’s account open until the case ended by agreeing, in exchange, to pay their full balance before our client received any compensation of her own.

In the end, we settled for a fair value that covered all of our client’s medical expenses as well as a pain and suffering award. Our client was happy to be able to put this messy affair behind her and to move on with her life having been made whole.