When someone suffers a serious personal injury in an accident, it can take an enormous toll on the injury victim as well as on that victim’s family. Serious accidents may result in injuries that make it impossible for accident victims to work again. At the same time, Oregon personal injury victims may accrue hospital bills and undergo expensive surgery, therapy, and rehabilitation. The stress and anxiety associated with mounting bills and financial obligations can impair one’s physical recovery and interfere with one’s mental well being and family stability. If a loved one suffers wrongful death, the associated grief makes recovery that much more challenging.
Dwyer Williams Dretke Attorneys, PC handles cases in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill, Marion and Polk counties and in the following cities and towns:
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At the Portland office of Dwyer Williams Dretke Attorneys, PC we have over 75 years of experience representing personal injury victims. We understand the physical, emotional and financial pressures that can affect accident victims who suffer personal injuries. We also understand that insurance adjusters look to take advantage of an injury victim’s emotional distress and financial hardship. With all of the challenges that follow a serious accident or personal injury, the added stress of trying to negotiate with insurance adjusters and deal with legal paperwork can be overwhelming. Our law firm is exclusively dedicated to representing personal injury victims in Portland and throughout the state of Oregon. We are dedicated to helping accident victims protect their interest during the difficult days and months that follow a serious accident and to fighting for the compensation they need to overcome their injuries and rebuild their lives.
Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys has been representing accident victims and those who have sustained serious injury for decades. The Portland Injury Attorneys Dwyer Williams Dretke Attorneys, PC employ state of the art courtroom and litigation technology, proven litigation strategies, carefully crafted and persuasive legal and factual arguments and exhaustive cutting edge investigative techniques to construct and present the most compelling case possible. Whether we are negotiating with an insurance company after making a settlement demand, providing legal or factual arguments to a judge or mediator, or making an impassioned plea to a jury, we are committed to obtaining the recovery that our clients need to turn the page on their personal injury and provide for their recovery and their family’s financial future.
More than 75 years of experience has allowed us to develop a reputation that carries far beyond the greater Portland area to reach every corner of the state. We believe that every case should be prepared with passion and professionalism in order to let insurance companies know that they have but two choices: pay our clients what they deserve, or prepare for trial. Our attorneys are firmly committed to seeking the best possible results for our clients in and out of the courtroom.
Portland Oregon Personal Injury Lawsuits
If you are injured in any type of accident in Portland due to the negligent or reckless conduct of another, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and loss. Negligence is defined as the failure to exercise the ordinary care of a reasonable person to avoid injury to another. Simply put, negligence is really careless conduct that reasonable people would avoid in order to prevent accidents. There is a virtually unlimited scope of accidents that may form the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. Because we have over seven decades of experience representing Portland accident victims, we have seen virtually every conceivable type of accident. Some of the most common types of accidents that result in serious even catastrophic injuries or wrongful death include:
Portland Oregon Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents of all sorts remain the leading cause of accident related fatalities in Portland and throughout the U.S. Over 30,000 people per year lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents. A motor vehicle accident frequently results in permanent debilitating injuries that can forever change the quality of an auto accident victim’s life and even their ability to fully enjoy the companionship of their family. Some of the types of motor vehicle accidents that our Portland-based personal injury attorneys handle include:
- Drunk driving crashes
- Tractor-trailer jackknife accidents
- SUV and passenger van rollover collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dangerous roadway accidents
- Hit-and-run collisions
- Vehicular homicide
- Deadly head-on crashes
- Fatigue or drowsy driver accidents
- Run off the road accidents
- Backovers involving children
- Motorcycle crashes
- Aggressive driving
- Bus collisions
- Bicyclist hit by cars
- Rear-end crashes
- Sideswipe collisions
Slip and Fall Accidents
In addition to the wide array of motor vehicle accidents listed above, our law firm also handles slip, trip, and fall accidents. Many people presume that slip and fall accidents are minor with insignificant soft tissue injuries that heal quickly. However, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of fatality and serious injury, particularly when the victims are elderly. Falls are also one of the leading causes of fatal construction accidents. When a property owner fails to warn of dangerous conditions on the premises or to make the premises safe, it can result in serious slip and fall injuries. These accidents may be caused by failure to clean up a spilled liquid, inadequate maintenance, faulty stairs, or other debris on the floor. Our experienced slip and fall accident attorneys often rely on the analysis and testimony of experts to explain the science behind having sufficient friction on flooring to prevent slip and fall accidents.
Nursing Home Abuse in Portland
Dwyer Williams Dretke Attorneys, PC represents nursing home victims who have been abused and neglected by the facilities and staff members that provide their care. These cases are particularly heartbreaking because the victims may not be able to effectively alert loved ones that they are being victimized emotionally, financially, physically, or even sexually. We conduct thorough investigations when handling nursing home abuse cases in Portland. Our understanding of federal and state regulations that govern skilled care facilities provides a basis upon which we are able to establish claims of inadequate care or abuse on behalf of our clients.
Dog Attacks and Serious Dog Bites
Dog bites and attacks can result in long-term emotional trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tragically, the most common dog attack victims in Portland and in general are small children. We know that these attacks often result in serious injuries like disfigurement that requires corrective plastic surgery. The medical costs associated with dog attacks easily reach tens of thousands of dollars. We understand the anxiety and financial pressure faced by dog attack and dog bite victims and their families. We will fight for the compensation that our clients need to recover from these traumatic injuries.
Personal Injury Lawsuits and Recovering Damages
Dwyer Williams Dretke, PC attorneys in Portland, Oregon, regularly handle the following types of serious accident and personal injury cases:
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Dog Attack and Dog Bite Cases
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Neck & Back Injuries & Whiplash
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Slip, Trip and Falls
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
The personal injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke Attorneys may be able to seek a wide spectrum of damages including lost wages, medical costs, future lost earnings, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship or services of one’s spouse. If you have a loved one who suffers wrongful death, you may also be entitled to burial and funeral expenses. If your injuries are caused by particularly reckless or intentional conduct, such as drunk driving or a violent assault, we may even be able to seek punitive damages on behalf of you or your loved one.
At Dwyer Williams Dretke Attorneys we are committed to the principle that those who cause injury to others through inattention or indifference should be held accountable and that victims need to be made whole after suffering a loss or injuries. Our Portland, Oregon, personal injury attorneys have over 7 decades of experience helping personal injury victims rebuild their lives. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries caused by negligent, reckless or intentional actions of a individual or corporation, we urge you to call Dwyer Williams Dretke Attorneys, PC at 541-688-5005. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on contingency fee basis. We get paid for our service only if there is a monetary recovery.