personal injury claim

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.

Will You Have the Opportunity to Depose the Defendant?

Happy Friday! In this week’s video, Roy answers a common question posed by clients in Oregon personal injury cases: will they have the opportunity to depose the defendant?

As Roy explains in this video, yes you do have the opportunity to depose defendants in your Oregon personal injury case. You can ask the defendant anything about his or her personal life – such as place of birth, marital status, criminal record, and history of drug use – but your personal injury attorney will primarily ask about how the accident happened. If he or she can establish in the deposition that there is no issue regarding fault, then you have a very good chance of getting the case settled without having to go to trail. For this reason, the defendant’s deposition is very, very important.

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.

Auto Accident Victim Recovers Despite Inconclusive Medical Records

Our client was lawfully driving her vehicle in Bend, Central Oregon, when another motorist ran a red light and T-boned with our client’s car.  Our client was seriously injured as a result of the wreck and, although her pain was consistent from the day of the accident onward, her physicians had trouble finding the exact cause of some of her symptoms.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys Side Impact

This unfortunate auto accident victim contacted the caring and compassionate Oregon car crash injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke PC to help her negotiate with her insurer on her behalf. We immediately collected our client’s complete medical records and began building evidence of the causal relationship between the Bend T-bone auto accident and our client’s injuries.

After several rounds of negotiation, we sufficiently convinced the insurance company of our theory of our client’s injuries and pain that the company made her a policy limits offer.  Our client walked away happy to be able to move on with her life and to have been restored to financial health after this traumatic accident and its fallout.

How Long and Costly are Oregon Personal Injury Trials?

Happy Friday! In this week’s video, Roy discusses the average length and cost of Oregon personal injury trials. Here is what you can expect:

An average Oregon personal injury trial will last between two and three days. More complicated trials last longer, sometimes exceeding five days. You can expect the plaintiff lawyer to make an opening statement, then the defense lawyer to do the same. There will be witnesses on either side, people will be cross-examined, then there will be closing arguments before the jury decides which side wins and which loses. The cost of a personal injury trial in Oregon varies depending upon the number of expert witnesses involved, but the minimum cost in our experience is $4,000 to $5,000. Most cases run $6,000 to $7,000, and more complicated cases cost more.

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.