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Full Physical and Monetary Recoveries for Injured Eugene Truck Driver

Our client in this automobile accident, which occurred last winter, was a Eugene, Oregon pickup truck driver. She was traveling north on a main road in Eugene when the collision occurred. As she entered an intersection, another driver failed to yield the right of way and pulled into our client’s traffic lane in front of her, causing our client to strike that driver’s vehicle at a ninety degree angle in a “T-bone” accident. Our client’s truck was totaled in the accident and she was seriously injured.

Pickup Truck Accident Eugene Oregon | Oregon Car Crash LawyersOur client was seen at Urgent Care following the accident, where she was diagnosed with a low back sprain/strain with possible torn muscles. Due to the severe pain and discomfort that she was experiencing, she was seen at the emergency room the following day. Additional tests were conducted during that visit and our client was advised to receive chiropractic care and massage therapy treatments for the next four months, which she did.

Although our client did not sustain any wage loss in this accident, she incurred significant medical bills that she did not know how to pay. For this reason, and because she was unsure how to proceed with a claim against the at-fault driver, she contacted and retained the well-known Oregon car accident lawyers at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Attorneys to represent her.

Our firm’s Eugene-based personal injury attorney and partner, Richard, managed this case. He was able to establish a Personal Injury Protection claim with our client’s insurance company, which got all of her medical bills paid at once. As soon as our client’s treatment was complete, Richard collected all of her medical records and bills and sent a demand package to the adverse insurance company.

Within a short amount of time, Richard and his experienced Eugene, Oregon auto accident law firm staff were able to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company that fairly compensated our client for the pain, suffering, and disruption to her life caused by their irresponsible driver. Our client was happy with the fallout from her Eugene auto accident and with her decision to work with Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC.

Pedestrain Injured in Oregon Hit and Run Accident Gets Settlement

Our client in this case was injured while walking south on the shoulder of South Main Street in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The defendant was driving southward in his pickup truck when, as witnesses observed and testified, he swerved to the right over the fog line and hit our client.

Our client was sent “flying through the air” then the defendant moved back onto the roadway where he “accelerated, and took off traveling south on South Main Street.”  Three days after the accident occurred, the defendant contacted the Myrtle Creek Police stating that he had read about the accident and thought he might have been involved.  Following the police interview, he was arrested and cited for the Class B Felony of failure to perform a driver’s duties to injured persons.

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Our client was transported by ambulance from the accident site to a local hospital.  He was admitted to intensive care with the following injuries: splenic laceration, right renal injuries, multiple left rib fractures, multiple lumbar transverse process fractures, multiple contusions/abrasions, and a left fibula fracture. He was discharged five days later.

Two months after being released from the hospital, our client began to experience headaches. He was also experiencing continued pain in his middle to lower back. He sought treatment at the emergency room in Eugene, Oregon, where he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Because our client was on the road for work at the time, his treating physician instructed him to seek follow-up medical attention in the next town he hit.

Approximately one month later he was seen at a medical clinic in Salem, Oregon, where he was again diagnosed with high blood pressure. He was prescribed Clonidine, Tramadol, and buffered aspirin and was provided with a blood pressure kit for self-monitoring his blood pressure. Our client was then scheduled for a renal ultrasound and referred to a cardiologist for consultation. His medical bills for all of this accident-related injury treatment were through the roof.

Because our client was unsure who was to pay his medical bills, and was unsure how to proceed with a claim against the at fault driver, he contacted the experienced Oregon auto accident injury lawyers at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Lawyers to represent him.

We were able to establish a PIP claim with the at fault driver’s insurance company and get all of our client’s medical bills paid. This was his main worry and he was thrilled when it was put to rest. Once our client’s treatment was complete, we obtained all of his medical records and bills and sent a demand package to the adverse insurance company. We were able to guide our client through his treatment and to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement with the at fault driver’s insurance company. Our client was fairly compensated for the pain, suffering, and disruption to his life that their irresponsible insured driver has caused.

Tripled Settlement For Bend Auto Accident Victim After DWP Files Lawsuit

Our client was leaving a Bend hospital after meeting with her doctor when she was injured in a sudden auto accident. She had pulled up to a stop sign but couldn’t see traffic clearly because of some shrubbery obstructing her view.  As she inched forward to make sure that the roadway was clear, a motorist behind her mistakenly assumed that she was accelerating into the street.  He drove his car into the back of our client’s vehicle, injuring her.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Lawyers Hospital parking Lot CollisionOur client sought immediate medical treatment for her accident related injuries and then approached the at-fault driver’s insurance company in order to resolve her claim.  The insurance company resolved to negotiate in good faith.  At this point, she realized that she needed advice and representation by experienced and tough Oregon auto accident lawyers.

As soon as we were retained as counsel to our client, we reviewed her medical records and sent a demand to the insurance company.  Unfortunately, we were initially unable to get the insurer to increase its offer by much.  After consulting our client, we filed a lawsuit.  Soon after depositions, the insurance company approached us and offered to settle for three times the amount that it offered our client before she had legal counsel.  We accepted the offer and our client was happy with the result.

Settlement for Oregon Passenger Injured in Out-of-State Accident

Our client in this auto accident injury case was hurt while on vacation on the East Coast. She was traveling on the interstate, riding as the passenger in a rental car being driven by her husband, when another driver tried to enter her the lane occupied by our client’s rental car.  Unfortunately, there was not enough room for this driver to enter the lane and he hit our client’s car, injuring her.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys | Oregon Rear-End Collision LawyersOur client didn’t know how to approach this accident since it took place outside of her home state.  After an initial post-accident emergency room visit in the state where the accident had occurred, our client and her husband waited until they were home several months later  to follow up with their primary care physician.  After treating for their accident-related injuries, they contacted the Oregon auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss to discuss their case.

We explained that generally (as in this case), even when you’re away from home, your auto insurance still covers you in the event of an auto accident. Generally, auto policies limit coverage to areas within the United States. This made our job easy: once we had been retained to represent her, we treated the accident as if it had occurred in Oregon. We contacted the at-fault driver’s insurance company and began negotiating with them immediately.  We were quickly able to resolve the matter and to obtain a fair settlement for our client and her husband.

Can Defendants Consult Any Doctors in Your Personal Injury Case?

We have made it to Friday again, and this week’s video will be our last in the series answering your questions about personal injury law. In today’s clip, Roy answers the question of whether or not the defendant can get examined by a doctor of their choosing in your Oregon personal injury case:

As Roy explains in this video, once you file your complaint in Oregon, the defendant can have you examined by a doctor of their choosing. Normally in this process you can provide your medical records to a doctor, who will review them prior to examining you. These doctors are not plaintiff-friendly. They are hired by the defendant and the reports that they will provide will say one of two things: either that you are not in fact injured and that a preexisting condition is to blame or that your injuries are minor.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information: roydwyer.com

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC’s You Tube channel.

Treatment Costs Covered for Uninsured Driver in Rear-End Collision

In this Central Oregon rear-end auto collision case, our client was injured while driving his car down a busy street in Bend.  He was sitting at an intersection, waiting for his traffic light to turn green from red, when another driver plowed into him from behind.  The force of this collision lurched our client and his vehicle forward suddenly, which injured our client’s neck and back.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys | Oregon Rear-End Collision LawyersUnfortunately, at the time of this accident our client didn’t have health insurance and his auto insurance policy did not include coverage of medical expenditures related to auto accidents.  Our client called the experienced and tough Oregon auto accident injury lawyers at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC to help him get the treatment he needed and to settle this auto injury claim.

We contacted our client’s medical providers right away and offered to protect their accounts if they would treat our client for his accident-related injuries and hold on billing him.  The providers agreed, allowing our client to complete treatment for his auto accident-related injuries.

Once our client had finished treating his injuries, we sent a demand package to the at-fault driver’s insurance company.  They almost immediately began negotiating a settlement with us.  Our client accepted a fair offer and was happy with his treatment as well as with his representation by the compassionate yet tough Oregon auto accident attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss.

Settlement for Uninsured Passenger Injured in Auto Accident

Our client was riding as the front seat passenger in her friend’s car when another driver plowed into the rear of their car.  Our client was seriously injured in the accident, but she did not have health insurance and neither driver had auto insurance at the time of the accident.  She called us because she knew that she needed a team of experienced Oregon auto accident lawyers on her side in order to sort out paying her bills.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys | Oregon Personal Injury LawyersWe immediately went to work by contacting the various involved insurance providers.  We convinced them to hold our client’s account open until the case ended by agreeing, in exchange, to pay their full balance before our client received any compensation of her own.

In the end, we settled for a fair value that covered all of our client’s medical expenses as well as a pain and suffering award. Our client was happy to be able to put this messy affair behind her and to move on with her life having been made whole.

Insurer Blames Phantom “Preexisting Condition” For Injuries, Pays Up

Our client was idling in his pickup truck at a Eugene, Oregon intersection when another driver traveling on road intersecting his drifted into our client’s lane and smashed the front left side car.  That driver was moving at 60 miles per hour when the collision occurred and our client was seriously injured, who was diagnosed with a cervical strain in the emergency room.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury AttorneysThere was no question of fault in this accident: the driver who hit our client was immediately cited for failing to drive in his lane. Even though he was clearly the victim here, our client nevertheless had trouble getting any response response from the other driver’s insurer. He knew he needed a tough Oregon auto accident attorney to negotiate with the insurer on his behalf.

Our client completed treatment for his accident-related injuries before contacting us. Once retained as counsel, we obtained all of our client’s medical records and bills. His medical bills were all soon paid by Oregon’s mandated Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. After reviewing our client’s medical records, we convinced the insurance adjuster that our client’s need for treatment was completely attributable to the second driver’s negligence rather than to any preexisting conditions had by our client.

It was challenging to negotiate with the insurance companies in this case, but we were ultimately successful and our client was happy to have chosen Dwyer Williams Cherkoss to represent him in this case.

Head On Collision Accident Victim Compensated For Pain And Suffering

Our client and her passenger were driving in southern Oregon when a motorist approaching from the opposite direction at high speed veered into her lane and caused a head-on collision.  Our client as well as her passenger were seriously injured in this accident and they sought immediate medical attention for their accident-related injuries.

Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys | Oregon Personali Injury Attorneys | Oregon Car Accident Insurance SettlementUnfortunately for our client, the other motorist was uninsured at the time of the accident and our client’s medical bills totaled almost $70,000.  She called the tough but compassionate auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC to help her resolve this stressful matter.

Once we were retained as counsel, we opened a medical claim and an uninsured motorist claim for our client.  After she had fully completed her treatment, we ordered her complete medical records in order to evaluate her claim.  We then contacted her insurance company to discuss the claim’s resolution.

Armed with this medical evidence that her injuries were accident-related and not attributable to any other cause, we were quickly able to convince the insurance company to offer our client a policy limits settlement.  We also successfully negotiated down her medical bills to a fraction of what she had originally owed.  Our client was happy that she received a settlement for her pain and suffering in addition to having all of her bills paid and, most importantly, that she was able to put the case behind her.

Does The Extent of Vehicle Damage Affect Your Auto Accident Settlement?

Happy Friday, July 5th – we here at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss hope that you had a safe and happy Independence Day celebration yesterday. In this week’s video clip, our founder and senior partner Roy Dwyer discusses whether or not it matters if your car was seriously injured in your personal injury auto accident. Here is his quick response:

As Roy explains in this video, unfortunately, the issue of whether or not your car was damaged in an auto accident does affect your Oregon personal injury claim. Insurance companies call accidents in which you sustained little damage “low impact auto accidents”. They have a stable of experts who will come in and testify that, because there was little damage to your vehicle, it is impossible that you could have been seriously injured. This is an unethical practice, but in our experience it is frequently what insurance companies do in order to manipulate juries.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information: roydwyer.com

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC’s You Tube channel.

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