Brain Injury

Man Sues Portland Club for Brain Injury

A man who was injured after a night out at a strip club is suing the club for damages arising from brain injury. The plaintiff went to the strip club together with three other business associates on the night of the incident. However, the night ended badly with the plaintiff and a female companion suffering injuries at the hands of other club patrons.

If you or a family member suffers from brain injury arising from an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

Details of Incident

In his complaint for damages, the plaintiff stated that he and his companions had just emerged from the strip club and were waiting for a cab outside the club when another patron lifted one of his female companions off the sidewalk, hurting her as she fell to the ground.

The plaintiff tried to intervene when another drunken patron allegedly punched the plaintiff in the head. The plaintiff became unconscious as a result of the blow and suffered injuries including fractures to the face and skull, bleeding in his ears and near the brain, and traumatic brain injury that significantly affected his ability to eat, drink, and speak.

The plaintiff’s attacker fled the scene and has not been apprehended.

Claiming Compensation for Brain Injury

The Plaintiff based his claim for compensation on the strip club’s failure to provide adequate security on the sidewalk in front of the club, when it knew of the risks of violent assault to patrons of strip clubs.

For his brain injury, the plaintiff sought compensation in the amount of $500,000 in medical and rehabilitation costs, $50,000 in lost income, and the amount of $3.5 million for his noneconomic damages. Plaintiff’s wife also claims $500,000 for loss of companionship, support, service and comfort of her husband.

Under Oregon tort law, an injured party may be entitled to damages for brain injury suffered through the negligence of another person or entity. A personal injury attorney can assess your situation and provide advice on your legal options.

In Portland, Oregon, the accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke have more than 100 years of combined experience in brain injury claims, helping clients recover compensation for their injuries. In the last three years, we have handled more than 600 cases in a wide range of personal injury areas such as car accidents, dog bites and attack, faulty premises, brain injuries, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, and wrongful death cases.

If you have been the victim of such life altering injuries, we invite you to call us today at (541) 617-0555 to arrange a free initial consultation.

Brain Injury Sustained in Portland Cement-Paver Assault

A man accused of striking a pedestrian in the head with a cement paver, knocking him unconscious, was indicted April 3, 2015.

The attacker was arraigned on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault. The victim suffered severe head injuries, including damage to his brain.

According to law enforcement officials, the victim was on his way home when two assailants attacked and robbed him. The victim was hit in the head repeatedly with a large cement paver. As a result of his injuries, he spent eight days in the intensive care unit, due to the severe nature of his head trauma. Medical officials suggest that he will require months of rehabilitation to regain his mental and physical competences.

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury or accident due to the fault of another, you should consult with an attorney regarding possible compensation.

Brain Injuries and Compensation

More than one million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. These kinds of injuries usually occur when there is physical trauma. The most common causes of traumatic brain injury are falls, firearms, and vehicle crashes. Brain injuries can also come as a result of chemical or toxic injury, lack of oxygen, tumors, or stroke.

Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe. The severity depends on the damage to the brain, and can cause serious physical, emotional and cognitive difficulties as a result. While some victims of brain injury recover, many face permanent disability, or even die.

The attorneys here at Dwyer Williams Dretke in Portland can assist you in determining what kinds of damages, if any, you may be entitled to, should you suffer brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or actions. This may include past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, impaired earning capacity, modifications to one’s house or car, as well as pain and suffering.

Case in Point

Due to the actions of the accused in this case, the victim suffered significant physical and mental damage. As a result, it will take many costly months before he may be able to regain his quality of life. Only time will tell if he will be able to return to the same level of work he once enjoyed, which could impact him financially for the rest of his life.

Representing Residents of Portland, Oregon

The attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke have a long history of handling personal injury cases, including those related to brain injuries. We have assisted personal injury victims in protecting their interests now and into the future.

Our cases encompass a number of areas, including automobile accidents and wrongful death.

To consult with one of our personal injury attorneys, we invite you to contact us today at (541) 617-0555.