Auto Accident Attorneys
Motor Vehicle Accidents
At Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, we understand that being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience for victims, possibly leading to serious injuries, mounting medical bills, extensive damage to vehicles, and even the inability to work or enjoy time with their families. Motor vehicle accident claims can be complex and involve numerous parties, from the other driver to insurance agents to defense attorneys. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident caused by another driver or person, our Oregon car accident lawyers can help protect your rights and seek the compensation you need and deserve.
We are dedicated to the effective representation of those who are injured in auto accidents because of the negligence of other drivers. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a 98% success rate. We strive to provide exemplary legal services and we are firmly committed to maximizing settlement values so that our clients can focus on recovering and taking care of their families.
Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC is an experienced and tough statewide law firm that has settled, mediated, arbitrated, and tried more than 650 personal accident and injury cases, including drunk driving and fatal accidents, in the last three years. We handle all cases, big and small, with the same dedication and tenacity that other firms reserve for only big cases. It is because of this approach that we are able to get each of our clients' top dollar for their accidents and injuries.
Regardless of the type of vehicles involved in the accident, our attorneys understand the complex liability issues involved and how to navigate the system to get the most compensation for our clients.
We handle motor vehicle injury and fatality cases for:
Ridesharing technology, led by Uber and Lyft, has transformed public transportation, making it easier and more affordable for the residents in Oregon and other parts of the country to find a ride.
One of the challenges with ridesharing services is that many of the drivers of Uber and Lyft may not have received the desired level of professional training and experience. Unlike conventional cab drivers, virtually anyone who knows driving can work for these app-based rideshare companies. The driver is required to pass only minimal background checks, which increases the chances of accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers in Oregon.
Victims of such accidents, who could be passengers, other car drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians, may not know who is liable and how to file a personal injury claim in Oregon in such cases. Sometimes both the driver’s insurance company and the rideshare company (Uber, Lyft, or other such operators) may be liable for damages.
The laws surrounding Uber and Lyft driver insurance liability are complex and still evolving. Our attorneys have specialized knowledge of the law pertaining to this specific area.
At Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC, we know the pain, financial pressure, and extreme distress that result when you or someone you love is involved in a semi-truck accident. Semi-trucks are unquestionably the most dangerous motor vehicles that occupy Oregon's highways.
The aftermath of an Oregon trucking accident almost inevitably involves excruciating pain, weeks or months of grueling physical therapy, astronomical medical expenses, and permanent changes in victims' ability to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
Many victims of semi-truck accidents in Oregon are also never able to work again. Our dedicated legal team will meticulously investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, engage in hard-nosed negotiation with any insurance companies, and passionately and zealously advocate your best interest in court.
We see our job as easing your recovery and helping you obtain the financial compensation that you need to rebuild your life and move past this tragic accident.
We understand the inherent risk that every motorcyclist faces: not only are riders are more exposed than drivers of passenger vehicles, but motorcycles are less visible and stable than cars, trucks, and other enclosed motorized vehicles. We frequently represent clients who have been involved in devastating motorcycle accidents and who would not have suffered any significant consequences had they been in a passenger vehicle. When confronted with a negligent driver or a poorly maintained roadway, there is little, if any, margin for error.
At Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC, we carefully develop our strategy for handling your Oregon motorcycle injury case to fit the specific facts and circumstances of your accident. Sometimes this involves aggressive and innovative litigation strategies while other times it involves building the strongest possible case that would result in successful negotiations or alternative dispute resolution.
Evaluating the Right to Compensation
The attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident in order to evaluate your right to compensation. We will seek the compensation you need to pay your medical expenses, lost wages, diminished quality of life, and other costs. If you have suffered any devastating injuries as the result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to the full value of your loss including intangible damages like pain and suffering.
The damages you may be entitled to include:
- Reimbursement of all medical expenses including rehabilitative care
- Any wages that are lost
- Future lost earnings resulting from the inability to work
- Pain and suffering including the impact on your enjoyment of life
- Loss of services or companionship of a spouse
- Burial or funeral costs (for wrongful death accidents)
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