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- Darlyn B.

I knew I was at the right place"
- Lisa T.

They have been a life saver."
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$30,000,000 recovered in the last three years

Personal Injury Lawyer Portland

"A huge source of comfort, I knew I was at the right place" - Lisa T.

$30,000,000
recovered in
the last 3 years

personal injury lawyer portland

Warm, friendly, and on it!"
- Darlyn B.

I knew I was at the right place"
- Lisa T.

They have been a life saver."
- Jasmine H.

"This law firm is amazing

"A huge source of comfort

"Helpful and understanding

$30,000,000 recovered in the last three years

PERSONAL INJURY
LAWYER PORTLAND

We are personal injury trial
attorneys who have recovered
more than $30,000,000
in the last three years
for our Oregon clients.


Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC

1220 SW Morrison #820, Portland OR 97205

Portland Personal Injury Lawyer


A personal injury accident can be very frightening and in many cases, can involve serious injury. In addition to dealing with insurance companies and other parties involved, injured parties oftentimes need to take off work in order to heal from injuries sustained. This can be a truly draining experience.

When individuals have been wrongfully injured, they may feel unsure as to what steps to take next. Having an experienced Portland personal injury lawyer by your side to help you navigate through the process can prove extremely beneficial from both a legal perspective and a peace-of-mind perspective. To learn more about how an experienced injury attorney can help and discuss your case, call today.

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"We leave no stone unturned to get you the settlement you deserve." - Roy Dwyer


With more than $30,000,000 recovered in the last three years for our injured clients. Our Portland personal injury Attorneys have the experience to win your case.


At Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC, our personal injury and accident attorneys in Portland, OR have recovered millions of dollars for our clients to pay for their lost wages, medical care, and the pain and suffering they endure as a result of another’s negligence. For more than 75 combined years, our attorneys in Multnomah County, Oregon have devoted our legal careers to holding negligent drivers, property owners, and operators accountable for the injuries they cause in our city. If you have been injured in an accident, our lawyers will help you establish your full financial needs before pursuing the party who caused your pain.


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Cyclist Dies in SE Portland Accident

A female cyclists tragically lost her life in a bicycle-related accident in early August 2016. According to witness statements and other evidence collected at the scene, the cyclist was traveling at 30 to 35 mph...

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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury and Accident Attorney in Portland, OR?


Any time you are involved in an accident – no matter what type of accident it may be – you should consult our office. The dedicated team of personal injury and accident attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC are trailblazers in the legal industry.

Our courtroom and litigation technology, aggressive strategies, and decades of recorded success allow our lawyers to pursue the best financial outcome available for each of our client’s unique needs. No two people will have the same needs, or share the same accident circumstances, so our personal injury attorneys will design your case to fit your specific injuries and financial requirements, so you are able to return to your previous quality of life without worry.

A personal injury is exactly what the name implies, an injury sustained by an individual. Usually, that injury is physical, but it can also be mental or emotional and can even include injuries to property. In a personal injury case, the injury would have been caused by someone other than the victim. This causation legally obligates the negligent or faulty party to pay for losses associated with the injury. In order to establish causation or fault, a personal injury attorney will provide evidence and reasoning to prove that:

  • The accused had a duty to the victim
  • The accused violated or did not fulfill that duty
  • The victim was injured in some way
  • The injury was caused by the breach of the accused’s duty

Gathering the necessary evidence and information to prove these points is a time-consuming and complex task. A personal injury attorney is familiar with the legal requirements to build such a claim.


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PORTLAND ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES

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If you’ve been injured in any sort of accident in which another individual or entity is at fault you should speak with an experienced attorney. This can be especially important in cases that involve insurance claims. Whether it is your insurance company or the at fault party’s, they rarely have your best interest in mind. Here are the most common types of personal injury cases.


Car/Automobile Accidents

Car accidents are the most common types of personal injury accidents and account for more accident-related fatalities than any other type each year. When your body is forcefully jarred during an accident, it is important to seek medical care right away to have your complete physical wellness assessed. Never assume you are okay after an automobile accident. The adrenaline you experience during an accident can mask serious injuries which can become more severe as time passes, causing irreversible medical problems later. Seek medical care, and call our car accident attorneys in Portland, OR immediately to ensure your rights are protected, and that no one takes advantage of your compromised physical and emotional state.

Bicycle Collisions and Accidents

Portland, OR is one of the best places in the country to ride a bicycle. The city has invested exceptional resources into providing individuals and families alike with safe riding options on paved baths. Unfortunately, erratic and negligent behavior persists on these paths, just as they do on the roadways, which can lead to terrible bicycle accidents with injuries. Any collision or fall from a bicycle, especially when it happens blindly, can cause severe injuries that will be lengthy and costly to the rider. That’s where our bicycle accident personal injury attorneys come in. We can help you pursue the individual or party who caused your injuries for the financial recovery you deserve.

Dog Attacks and Serious Dog Bites

Simply passing a fenced dog who is barking ferociously with intimidating behavior causes concern. What if the dog jumps the fence or somehow gets loose? What if the owner isn’t around to corral the dangerous behavior? Now imagine being physically bitten or attacked by the same dog, and the damage it could do. Whether it is a single bite or a full attack, the danger does not end once you seek care. Infections, lengthy healing times, scarring and disfigurement can all result from dog bites, and the mental anguish can be just as traumatic. If you are involved in a dog attack in Portland, OR do not try to pursue the owner for financial recovery on your own. Our exceptional legal team will ensure all hurdles are removed from the process, so you can focus on healing while getting the money you need to move forward with confidence.

Motorcycle and ATV Accidents

Riding a motorcycle or ATV in Portland, OR is a perfect way to experience the beauty of our city – up close and personal. Unfortunately, that same allure can become the life-changing aspect of an accident. If you are hit by a vehicle while riding, the impact of the car, truck, or SUV and then the road can cause severe injuries that take months of recovery time. Our motorcycle and ATV accident attorneys will help you move forward with the healing process by pursuing the negligent party who caused your injuries, so you can plan for the future with positivity.

Neck, Back, and Brain Injury Cases

Neck, back, and brain injuries are often the result of a violent crash that results in extensive medical costs, long-term care, and often, the inability to return to work. Our personal injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients after they suffer from these injuries because we know it can make the difference between life and death. We can do the same for your family if you have experienced one of these terrible injuries because of another’s negligence.

Trips, Slips and Fall Accidents

Trips, slips, and fall accidents can cause very serious injuries that are often overlooked because people blame themselves for the accidents. If you slip and fall on a wet floor in a restaurant, and there was zero warning that you were entering a dangerous area, that’s negligence – not clumsiness. Your injuries are going to require medical care, and possibly time away from work. Lost wages combined with mounting expenses can damage your confidence and stifle your ability to heal. Don’t blame yourself for your accident. Contact our personal injury attorneys for guidance through the legal process so you can hold the negligent party properly responsible for your injury, and to keep this from happening to another.

Elder Law and Nursing Home Abuse

The attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC know all too well that while nursing home abuse is one of the worst offenses we handle, it isn’t uncommon in Portland, OR. Our aging community needs organized care that some families are unable to personally offer in their home. Trusting someone with your elderly loved one’s care is often the best decision. Then it is up to the companies you are paying for care to hire the best personnel available. When they don’t, and abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of any kind becomes an issue, we want to help you hold these people – and the nursing home – responsible immediately.

Semi-Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents

Semi-truck accidents in Portland, OR are all too common because of our bustling economy and their roles in that success. Tractor trailer traffic is necessary to pick up and deliver goods throughout the state, but when they are operated by negligent drivers or when the trucks are not properly maintained, our community is at risk. Because of the truck’s size, the accident can cause serious injuries to those riding in passenger vehicles. This can require lengthy care when care is possible at all. Fatalities are common in truck accidents, and our attorneys can help you pursue the driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer or maintenance company for their role in an injury or wrongful death circumstances.

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death cases are the result of the action or inaction of a negligent party that leads to the untimely death of another. Simply put, if your loved one was hit and killed by a driver who was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, you could have a wrongful death case. These cases are designed to alleviate the financial burdens families endure when the bread-winner is taken from them without warning. Paying for burial and funeral expenses can be the first overwhelming costs associated with your heartbreaking loss. But that may not be the end of this ongoing nightmare. Household expenses, lack of insurance of benefits, and the loss of companionship can be devastating. At Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC, we can help you cope with this terrible scenario, and lend some strength to your case to help you prevail in the end.

Workers’ Compensation

Getting hurt at work can be life-changing, simply because of the complex rules and regulations that are involved in workers’ compensation cases in Portland, OR. The best advice we can give to anyone who is hurt at work is to not try and go it alone against your employer, the state, and the bureaucratic roadblocks that are in place to keep you from receiving the benefits you deserve after a work-related injury. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have been handling these cases for more than 75 combined years and can help you maneuver the political landscape quickly and effectively, so you can begin collecting the financial restitution you deserve to heal fully.

Our Portland Branch

At Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC, our personal injury and accident attorneys in Portland, OR are committed to protecting our community from negligent parties, their insurance companies, and any legal representation they may employ to counter their decision to behave unlawfully. Our central location allows victims access to top-tiered legal representation, giving our clients the opportunity to rebuild their lives without the stress of waiting for the person who caused their accident to do the right thing. We will enforce your rights fully and allow you to focus on your physical and emotional care while we outline the proper financial settlement you deserve. Our firm only recovers payment if we win your case, and with millions of dollars in settlements recovered for our clients, victory is our only goal.

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    Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, PC
    1220 SW Morrison #820
    Portland OR 97205
    503-688-5005

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What We Do


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Auto Accident Lawyer

Our auto accident attorney help car wreck victims fight for maximum compensation after a serious auto accident.

Auto Accident
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Semi Truck Accident

We help folks injured in 18-Wheeler or other semi truck crashes. Put our truck wreck lawyers on your side.

Semi Truck Accident
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Hit by Drunk Driver

We’ve been protecting the financial future of drunk driving accident victims in Oregon for over 30 years.

Drunk Driver Injury
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Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries

Landlords, businesses, and property owners have a responsibility to keep their property free of hazards.

Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries
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Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle riders get hurt at an alarming rate in Oregon. If you have been the victim in an accident, we can help.

Motorcycle Accident
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Bicycle Accident

A bicycle accident can result in catastrophic injuries and a negative impact across many aspects of your life.

Bicycle Accident
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Pedestrian Injury

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you have a right to seek compensation.

Pedestrian Injury
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On the Job Injury

Our team has spent years representing clients injured on the job in Oregon and can inform you of your rights.

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Dog Bite Injury

If you or a loved one have suffered a dog bite, we have the experience to get you the justice you deserve.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

We have successfully handled hundreds of brain injury lawsuits and will put our experience to work for you.

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Nursing Home Abuse

Our attorneys will not rest until your loved one is protected from any further nursing home abuse.

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Highly recommend.


I have been a lawyer for 14 years. Over the years, I have had numerous tough personal injury cases. I brought Tim Williams in on many of them because of his expertise in personal injury. He knows this area of law inside and out. His reputation in Oregon is second to none and he is a pleasure to work with. Each one of those cases resulted in a positive financial outcome for the client. Highly recommend.

- Andrew M.
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2018-08-15T10:45:47+00:00
I have been a lawyer for 14 years. Over the years, I have had numerous tough personal injury cases. I brought Tim Williams in on many of them because of his expertise in personal injury. He knows this area of law inside and out. His reputation in Oregon is second to none and he is a pleasure to work with. Each one of those cases resulted in a positive financial outcome for the client. Highly recommend. - Andrew M.

Like I had a big brother looking out for me


I was injured in an automobile accident and needed legal assistance. I met with Tim Williams, he answered all my questions and took charge of the case. He was very professional and made me feel like I had a big brother looking out for me. I received a very fair settlement due to all of Tim's hard work and I would recommend him to anyone I cared about.

- Mike R.
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2018-08-15T10:46:53+00:00
I was injured in an automobile accident and needed legal assistance. I met with Tim Williams, he answered all my questions and took charge of the case. He was very professional and made me feel like I had a big brother looking out for me. I received a very fair settlement due to all of Tim's hard work and I would recommend him to anyone I cared about. - Mike R.

Friendly and easy to work with


The attorneys and staff are very professional, friendly and easy to work with. I appreciated their prompt responses and attention to my concerns.

- Julie G.
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2018-08-15T10:47:45+00:00
The attorneys and staff are very professional, friendly and easy to work with. I appreciated their prompt responses and attention to my concerns. - Julie G.

This firm is amazing!


This firm is amazing! Warm friendly and on it. They do all the leg work, keep you updated. They got me more than I ever could have imagined. They were truly a blessing in my life. I may be scared a little deformed now, but I can live with it for what my settlement is taking care of. Ty to Dwyer Williams and associate s. Especially Tim Williams, Cindy, and Kelsie. Hugz

- Darlyn B.
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2018-08-15T10:50:10+00:00
This firm is amazing! Warm friendly and on it. They do all the leg work, keep you updated. They got me more than I ever could have imagined. They were truly a blessing in my life. I may be scared a little deformed now, but I can live with it for what my settlement is taking care of. Ty to Dwyer Williams and associate s. Especially Tim Williams, Cindy, and Kelsie. Hugz - Darlyn B.

Went the extra mile


Tim was excellent to work with. At one point during the process of my case, things did not go as planned. Tim went the extra mile and reached out when it mattered the most. I will always appreciate him for that.

- Debbera W.
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2018-08-15T10:51:08+00:00
Tim was excellent to work with. At one point during the process of my case, things did not go as planned. Tim went the extra mile and reached out when it mattered the most. I will always appreciate him for that. - Debbera W.

A lifesaver


The people are so helpful and understanding. I really recommend going here. I was in a rollover car accident and had to be air-flighted. Since then I've had so much medical care and problems. Dwyer Williams has been a lifesaver. Thanks to all the staff keeping me updated and checking up on me, the case was settled and now I'm back to myself again. Thank you Dwyer team!

- Jasmine H.
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2018-08-15T10:52:56+00:00
The people are so helpful and understanding. I really recommend going here. I was in a rollover car accident and had to be air-flighted. Since then I've had so much medical care and problems. Dwyer Williams has been a lifesaver. Thanks to all the staff keeping me updated and checking up on me, the case was settled and now I'm back to myself again. Thank you Dwyer team! - Jasmine H.

I would highly recommend


The service I received was excellent and I would highly recommend the attorneys at this firm. Thank you for your outstanding work, I greatly appreciate your help and counsel through the aftermath of my auto accident.

- Lana D.
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2018-08-15T10:53:53+00:00
The service I received was excellent and I would highly recommend the attorneys at this firm. Thank you for your outstanding work, I greatly appreciate your help and counsel through the aftermath of my auto accident. - Lana D.

What Sets Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys Apart from Other Personal Injury Law Firms

Not all personal injury law firms are equal. That’s why we say you must “choose carefully.” So how do you know who you can trust to look out for you and your family during your time of need? Consider these factors that set Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys apart:

Our award-winning team of personal injury lawyers - Our accident lawyers have earned national recognition for their work on behalf of injured victims. We have been listed among the Best Lawyers in Oregon, recognized as Oregon Super Lawyers, and are proud members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forum. Our law firm has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer and client review rating in the legal industry.

Record-setting verdicts and settlements – For proof of our success, look no further than our track record. The personal injury lawyers at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys have achieved numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. We will negotiate on your behalf to get you the maximum settlement, or fight for you in court if necessary.

Years of experience – When it comes to choosing a personal injury lawyer, experience counts. Since 1962, individuals and families in Oregon and around the U.S. have turned to Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys for help when they needed it most. Each of our partners has a minimum of 10-20 years handling complex personal injury matters. In that time, we have established ourselves as experts in the legal industry and gone up against some of the country’s biggest insurance and transportation companies. You can rest assured that your case will be in the best possible hands.

Client satisfaction - Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys has all the resources of a big firm, while providing the individual attention you can only get from a small firm. Our personal injury clients can attest to the care and compassion they received from our entire staff. We will answer any questions you may have, and keep you informed throughout the entire process. See what some of our past clients have to say about their experience with Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys.