Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC is an experienced and tough Oregon personal accident or injury law firm that has settled, mediated, arbitrated, and tried over 650 personal accident or injury cases over the last three years. We handle all personal accident or injury cases, big and small, with the same dedication and tenacity that other firms reserve for only large cases. It is with such an approach that we are able to get each of our client's top dollar for their accidents and injuries.
The personal accidents and injuries we handle include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Slip, trip, and fall
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
- Dog bite injuries
Slip, trip, and fall cases are formally called Premises Liability accidents and they can result in serious injuries. The attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC are dedicated advocates for those who have been involved in serious slip and fall or trip and fall accidents as a result of the negligence or inattention of property owners. We have a track record of success in settling premises liability cases throughout the state of Oregon. Oregon's premises liability law, of which we are experts, governs the legal responsibility of local property owners to members of the general public who are in accidents or who suffer an injury on a property owner’s premises.
Every year, slip, trip, and fall accidents result in severe injuries in Oregon. Slip, trip, and fall accidents can be truly life-altering and are, in fact, the second leading cause of accidental death behind motor vehicle accidents and they result in approximately 17,000 deaths per year. Oregon slip and fall accidents frequently result in catastrophic injuries including debilitating head injuries and spinal injuries. Premises liability accidents are the number one cause of visits to Oregon’s emergency rooms and, on average, related medical expenses for such visits exceed $28,000.
The attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC are dedicated to obtaining the compensation that our clients need to recover from serious bike accidents. Our personal injury attorneys handle a wide variety of bike accidents and our firm has a 98 percent success rate in representing those injured by the wrongful conduct of others throughout Oregon. We are firmly devoted to seeking the full measure of financial compensation to which you are entitled.
We will work to resolve your dispute through settlement negotiations, alternative dispute resolution (i.e. arbitration or mediation), and aggressive trial advocacy.
As a pedestrian in the state of Oregon, it is to your benefit to know your rights in a world of busy streets, moving vehicles, and traffic. Fortunately, cyclist and lawyer, Ray Thomas, in conjunction with the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, has compiled information about pedestrians and the law pertaining to them in the state of Oregon and wrote Oregon Pedestrian Rights: A Legal Guide for Persons on Foot.
Review a summary of the key points about pedestrians and Oregon state law, and your rights as a pedestrian on the roadways.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling cases related to dog bite injuries.
According to Oregon’s dog bite law, an owner will be liable if their dog is a ‘potentially dangerous dog’ which refers to any domestic dog that does the following:
- Injures a person physically
- Causes menace to a person (when the dog is outside the owner’s property)
- Injures or kills another domestic animal (when the dog is outside of the owner’s property).
A dog can escape the label of a ‘potentially dangerous dog’ if it has been provoked. The owner of a ‘potentially dangerous dog’ is liable for all the injuries and damages the dog may cause.
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 personal accident/injury, 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).