Serious personal injury attorneys at work for you.
Over 70 Years of Combined Personal Injury Experience Handling Serious Injury Cases.
At the Portland Oregon personal injury law firm of Dwyer William Potter Attorneys, LLP, we represent those who have been seriously injured in the following personal injury practice areas:
- Auto Accidents
- Dog Attacks and Bites
- Bicycle Accidents
- Workers Compensation
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Trip, Slip and Fall
- Wrongful Death
Personal Injury Damages and Recovery
The compassionate and dedicated Portland Oregon personal injury lawyers at Dwyer William Potter Attorneys, LLP can help you obtain the compensation that you need for your injuries and loss including but not limited to the following:
- Income and wage loss
- Medical and health care expenses
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality and enjoyment of life experience
- Loss of support, society and companionship of a spouse
- Property loss
- Funeral and burial expenses (wrongful death)
- Punitive damages
Dwyer, William, Potter, LLP has over 70 years of experience representing those who suffer serious injury caused by the intentional or negligent conduct of others. Motor vehicle accidents, trip and falls or nursing home abuse against a loved one can result in serious personal injuries or wrongful death. Catastrophic injuries can rapidly drain a family of vital financial resources that may be compounded by a loss or reduction in family income. There is an enormous amount of stress and anxiety that results from suffering serious injuries that is often is increased exponentially by financial pressures.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers represent serious injury victims with compassion and zeal. We have carefully crafted our reputation throughout Oregon for thorough investigation, innovative litigation strategies and aggressive advocacy because we know that it makes a difference. Our reputation not only lets clients know that we are committed to personal service and the highest quality legal services but also give us advantages because insurance companies no we are relentless in the pursuit of the best interest of our clients and prepare every case as if we are going to trial. This allows us to negotiate with insurance providers from a position of strength and increases our ability to obtain the maximum recovery for our clients.
Personal Injuries Caused by Intentional and Reckless Conduct
Oregon accident victims may suffer serious injury from a wide range of conduct ranging from simply carelessness to intentional and malicious acts of violence. When a Oregon accident victim suffers serious injuries because of intentional or criminal conduct or reckless indifference to the potential risk of injury to others, the victim is entitled to the full value of his or her loss and may even be entitled to punitive damages designed to punish and prevent similar future conduct. Common examples of personal injury cases that our firm frequently handles based on intentional or reckless conduct misconduct include:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Vehicular Homicide
- Hit and run collisions
- DUI Manslaughter
- Road Rage Incidents
- Reckless Driving (Street Racing)
If you or someone you love is a victim of any of these intentional or reckless acts or similar conduct, you not only are entitled to compensation for your injuries and loss but may be entitled to punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer. In cases where punitive damages are appropriate, they may exceed all other forms of compensatory damages combined. Many times these types of intentional or reckless misconduct will also be subject to criminal prosecution. Our experienced Portland Oregon personal injury attorneys may use a criminal judgment to establish civil liability.
Serious Personal Injuries Resulting from Negligence
It is more common that Oregon personal injury lawsuits are based on negligent conduct, which is conduct that fails to take reasonable care to prevent injury to others. A negligence personal injury case is in simple terms an injury case that involves careless rather than intentional misconduct. Negligence related accidents include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, injuries caused by defective products and virtually any other serious injury caused by the failure of a person or business to take reasonable care to prevent injury. Common negligence related accidents include:
- SUV rollovers
- Falls of ladders and scaffoldings
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Negligent security
- Public transportation accidents (bus, train, etc)
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Dog attacks
- Commercial trucking collisions
- Motorcycle accident cases
- Construction worksite injuries
- Auto accident caused by defective parts
- Trip and falls in business or residences
- Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles
- Distracted driving collisions
- Bicycle collisions with cars
Importance of Identifying All Responsible Parties
These are just a few examples of the types of accidents that can cause serious personal injuries. It is often the case that successful litigation of an Oregon personal injury lawsuit involves locating all available responsible party and identifying viable defendants. Sometimes the most obvious responsible party is “judgement proof” meaning the person or entity has no insurance or asset available to satisfy a judgement. The experienced Oregon personal injury attorneys of Dwyer, William, Potter Attorneys, LLP are used to this scenario. We routinely engage in an exhaustive investigation to properly identify every potentially liable party so that we can develop the most effective litigation strategy. For example, a motor vehicle accident involving catastrophic injuries caused by the injury victim’s collision with a tractor-trailer might result in the following potential responsible parties:
- The truck driver
- Trucking company
- Public entity for poorly designed or maintained roadway
- Truck manufacturer if the truck is defective
- A vehicle owner who negligently entrusts their vehicle to an incompetent driver
- Independent maintenance or repair company
- Other drivers that contributed to the trucking accident
- Anyone in the production chain that built a defective part (i.e. defective tires)
The point is that effective litigation of an Oregon personal injury lawsuit involves more than simply pursuing the most obvious theory against the party that is most directly involved. Sometimes we can achieve a much more successful outcome by seeking compensation from a large corporation that manufactured a defective tire or a municipal entity that failed to adjust the timing of a traffic light despite an unusually high number of accidents than from an uninsured motorist. Our experienced Oregon personal injury accident attorneys carefully investigate all accidents, develop effective litigation strategies, aggressively negotiate with insurance carriers and zealously represent our clients interests at trial.
At Dwyer William Potter Attorneys, LLP, we are committed to the principle that individual, corporation and public entities that cause injuries to others must be held accountable and victims should be compensated for their injuries and loss. We have been committed to helping personal injury victims obtain the financial compensation that can provide relief from the financial pressure that accompanies the pain and emotional stress of suffering serious or even catastrophic injuries. We will diligently investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, develop a persuasive legal position and apply aggressive and zealous advocacy to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
The Oregon personal injury law firm of Dwyer, Williams, Potter Attorneys, LLP has physical law offices conveniently located throughout the state of Oregon.
and serve the following cities in the State of Oregon: Albany, Ashland, Bend, Brownsville, Central Point, Corvallis, Creswell, Eugene, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Medford, Myrtle Creek, Portland, Redmond, Roseburg, Salem and Springfield.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of another, we urge you to call Dwyer, Williams, Potter Attorneys, LLP toll free at (888) 700-4337, or submit an online questionnaire. 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.31 January,2011