Car Accident Lawyers

Sleep-Deprived Teens At Hightened Risk of Crashing

According to a study recently released online in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, drivers between the ages of 17 and 24 who report having slept 6 or fewer hours per night were about 20 percent more likely to be involved in an auto accident than those who slept longer than 6 hours per night.

Sllep Deprived Teens More Likely to CrashThis study, which was conducted on participants in New South Wales, Australia, was not highlighting a new problem: sleep deprivation and “drowsy driving” are well-known factors contributing to auto accidents.  The novelty of this study was that it focused young drivers and found that sleep affected young drivers’ ability to drive safely more their age, number of driving hours per week, and even risky driving behaviors like speeding.

JAMA emphasized that young drivers should be a focus of driver safety efforts because they already experience more impairment in alertness, mood, and physical performance than older drivers.

If you or your child has been injured in an auto accident in Oregon, don’t hesitate to call the experienced auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke PC today for your free consultation at 541-617-0555.

Settlement Offer More Than Doubled for Injured Passenger

Our client in this auto accident was the passenger in a car being driven by her daughter.  Their car came to an intersection with a four-way stop and, after stopping, they proceeded through the intersection and were broad-sided by another motorist who had failed to stop at her stop sign.  The other driver claimed to have stopped at the stop sign and adamantly denied that the accident was her fault.  The truth came out at the police investigation that ensued, when the second driver admitted that she had lied at the scene of the accident.

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After our client completed treatment for her accident-related injuries, the at-fault driver’s insurance company made her an offer to settle.  It was at this time that our client called the experienced Oregon auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke PC to see whether or not her offer was fair and to discuss her options going forward.  After an initial consultation, we decided that our client was being low-balled and told her that we could help her get a better settlement.  She hired us on the spot to settle her claim.  We contacted the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier and immediately began settlement negotiations.

After learning that our client had retained the tough Oregon personal injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke to represent her, the insurance company offered her twice the sum that it had initially offered her.  After several rounds of negotiation, we reached their top offer.  Even after subtracting attorney fees and costs, our client nearly doubled her recovery as a direct result of hiring Dwyer Williams Dretke.  We were glad to have been able to help her resolve this matter.

DWP Settles Case in Favor of Out-of-State Auto Accident Injury Victim

Our client in this matter was an out-of-state visitor to Oregon. He was severely injured while driving his vehicle in Medford. As he passed through an intersection on a green light, another motorist, illegally running a red, entered the intersection and collided with the side of our client’s vehicle. This “T-bone” accident seriously injured our client, who received limited medical treatment in Medford, Oregon, before returning to his home state.

Medford Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys | Medford Oregon Personal Injury AttorneysDue to the severe nature of his injuries, it took our client almost two weeks to return home. During this trip home, he received treatment for his accident-related injuries in several other states. Once safely back at home, he was unsure how to handle the Oregon claim, so he called the experienced Medford auto accident attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke PC to counsel and represent him in this Oregon car accident injury claim.

We quickly got to work collecting our client’s medical records, reports, and bills from the various places where he had received treatment for his accident-related injuries on his journey home from Oregon. We were able to thoroughly discuss his case over the phone with him and as soon as he had completed his treatment at home, we sent out a demand package and began trying to resolve his complicated case.

After several rounds of negotiations, this case settled for a fair value much to the satisfaction of our out-of-state client.

How Can You Get an Oregon Auto Accident Injury Settlement?

In the video below, our founder and senior partner Roy Dwyer answers a common question posed by many new clients: how can you get a settlement in your Oregon auto accident injury claim?

As Roy explains, the first thing you have to be able to prove is fault. You must demonstrate that the person who injured you is liable. In other words, if you cannot prove that they have done something wrong, then there is no way that you can recover any damages.

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.

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

Settlement for Passenger Injured in Collision With Telephone Pole

Our client in this Central Oregon auto accident case was the passenger in a car being driven by a friend.  His friend was driving above the posted speed limit and, due to his excessive speed, failed to successfully negotiate a corner, hit a curb, and drove directly into a power pole.  Our client was seriously injured as a result of the accident; his most significant injury was a fractured left leg.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys | Oregon Car Accident LawyersOur client had no health insurance and was unable to pay for his accident-related treatment.  Although our client’s friend was clearly the party responsible for this accident and although he had insurance, he initially refused to turn the claim over to his insurance company or to provide our client with his insurance information.

Our client was reluctant to involve a legal representative since the at-fault driver in this scenario was a personal friend, but once he made the decision to do so he contacted Dwyer Williams Dretke PC.  He knew our reputation for success and vigilant representation of our clients and was encouraged that our Oregon auto accident attorneys collectively have more than 80 years of experience in personal injury law.

We immediately contacted the at-fault driver and were able to get him to turn over the claim to his insurance company.  We ensured that the insurance company paid for all of our client’s accident related medical bills.  As soon as he had completed treatment for his accident-related injuries, we submitted a demand for to the insurance company to compensate him for his pain and suffering.  In the end, the insurance company made a full policy offer to settle our client’s claim.