One weekday morning in Eugene, Oregon, our client was driving to work in his Toyota Rav4. He was wearing his seat belt and driving his usual commute – nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing, that is, until a Jeep Cherokee driving in the opposite direction swerved across the center line and collided head-on into our client’s vehicle. Emergency medical personnel responded to the accident and took our client to the hospital, where his facial abrasions, strained wrist, bruised knees, and neck and back strains were examined and a treatment plan involving four months of physical therapy and rest was prescribed.
Given the relatively early hour of the auto accident, our client was surprised when he learned that the other driver was driving under the influence of intoxicants. When he contacted the police to get the other driver’s insurance information, he got the bad news that the information was incorrect. The police and our client assumed that the other driver was uninsured, leaving our client in a bad situation. Unsure of what to do next, he sought the help of an experienced auto accident attorney specializing in DUII accident cases.
As soon as I took the case, I looked into the at-fault driver’s insurance information and found out that he was insured. I got the correct information and filed a property damage and injury claim with the DUII driver’s insurance company. I also opened a personal injury protection (PIP) claim with the client’s insurance, which would cover his medical bills and lost wages initially, until we could settle the case with the at-fault driver’s insurance. I then provided our client’s medical records to the DUII driver’s insurance company, demonstrating the cost and extent of his injuries. Ultimately, I was able to negotiate an excellent settlement with the insurance company that covered our client’s medical bills, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. Our client was very pleased – and glad that he had called Dwyer Williams Cherkoss.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident involving a DUII driver, we can help you get the best settlement possible. One of our expert Personal Injury Attorneys will be happy to discuss your Oregon Personal Injury case with you. Call us now: 541-617-0555