Car accidents remain the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. accounting for almost half of all those who suffer an accident related death. There are approximately 10 million auto accidents per year. Serious car accidents claim the lives of almost 31,000 people per year and result in almost 3 million people suffering serious injury with an estimated 2 million people suffering some form of permanent or serious injury. The good news is that improvements in motor vehicle safety features, stricter traffic laws, harsher DUI penalties and more aggressive enforcement of DUI laws as well as other measures have paid dividends, and accident fatalities are declining in recent years. However, collisions involving cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, semi-trucks, motorcycles and even pedestrians continue to take a huge toll in human lives and health care resources.
At Dwyer, Williams, Potter, Attorneys LLP, we have been representing those who suffer serious injury or have lost a loved one in car accidents in Eugene and throughout Oregon with a success rate that exceeds 98 percent. While our experience, expertise and resources means that we have the ability to handle the most serious and complex auto accident cases, we maintain long-term relationships with many of our clients because you are our families, friends and neighbors. We are committed to helping those who have suffered serious injuries recover and rebuild their lives. We will help you obtain the vital financial compensation that you need to address medical bills, loss of income and other financial hardships that accompany a serious car accident. While we live and practice law right here in our local Eugene community, our firm is well known throughout the State of Oregon.
As bleak as the national accident statistics may appear, the epidemic of motor vehicle accidents is a local problem here in Eugene and throughout Oregon as much as it is a national problem. In a recent year, we experienced 41,000 car accidents in Oregon that resulted in over 28,000 people being injured and almost 400 fatalities. Even here in Eugene, we experience 1,500 car crashes per year resulting in almost 700 injuries and seven fatalities per year. The compassionate team of car accident attorneys at Dwyer, Williams, Potter Attorneys LLP know that what these statistics hide is that accident victims are not just a statistical number. These victims represent parents, grandparents, children, siblings, other family members and close friends. The loss and injury suffered when a driver does not drive safely and creates an unreasonable risk of harm to others results in losses that cannot be measured by simple statistics or dollars. The loss of the ability to walk hand in hand with one’s spouse or carry one’s child in your arms is a loss that is immeasurable as is the wrongful death of someone that you love.
Our experienced attorneys offer zealous advocacy, skilled negotiation, may years of expertise and experience as well as heartfelt empathy to our Eugene auto accident clients. We know that when you or a family member is involved in a car accident the emotional, physical and financial toll can be devastating. Our experienced team of Eugene car accident attorneys diligently pursues our clients’ best interest when dealing with legal issues and insurance companies so that our clients can focus on recovering and taking care of their family. We are often able to obtain a favorable result through negotiation but prepare for litigation in court because we know the best outcome is reached by negotiating from a position of strength.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Eugene car accident or you have lost a loved one, our dedicated Eugene car accident lawyers are available to review your case and provide a candid evaluation so call us today at 888-700-4792.
Common Types of Eugene Motor Vehicle Collisions
Because our attorneys have over 70 years of collective experience representing those who suffer serious injury or wrongful death in Eugene car accidents, we have represented clients involved in every type of motor vehicle crash including:
- Motorcycle accidents often involving serious injuries or fatalities
- Tractor-trailer collisions
- Rollover accidents involving SUVs, 15 passenger vans and other vehicles
- Deadly head-on crashes
- Rear-end accidents
- Pedestrian collisions with cars
- Bicycle accidents
- Accidents while backing up
- Single car accidents
- Vehicles that run off the road
- Chain reaction crashes
- Sideswipe collisions
Compensation for Injuries or Loss in Eugene Car Accidents
Dwyer, Williams, Potter Attorneys LLP understand that financial compensation cannot give you back the life of a loved one or truly compensate you for the loss of your physical or mental functioning. However, we can make it easier to cope with such grief and challenges by reducing your need to worry about dealing with insurance carriers and obtaining replacement income so that you can cope with medical expenses and household expenses while you are recovering. Our Eugene car accident attorneys know that many motor vehicle accidents in Eugene result in catastrophic injuries including head and neck injuries, brain trauma, severe spinal cord injuries, broken bones and significant internal organ damage. These types of injuries can lead to permanent loss of mental or physical functioning and disability from employment. We understand that the cost associated with such injuries can be overwhelming and work diligently on our clients’ behalf to help them obtain the compensation they need to provide for their families, afford medical expenses and long-term rehabilitative or supportive care as well as maintain their standard of living.
If you are the victim of a Eugene auto accident or have lost a loved one in a Eugene car accident, we may be able to assist you in obtaining compensation for a wide range of damages including hospital and medical expenses, past and future lost income, pain and suffering, decreased enjoyment of life, loss of companionship or services of a spouse as well as punitive damages or burial and funeral expenses in certain cases. The attorneys of Dwyer, Williams, Potter Attorneys LLP understand that Eugene car accident victims face enormous stress, challenges and uncertainty. We are here to answer your questions and ease the path of moving forward.
We represent all of our Eugene car collision victims with compassion, diligence and personalized attention. We provide a confidential case evaluation for our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident call us today at 888-700-4792.