Matthew L. Roy
Matthew has represented thousands of Oregonians injured in motor vehicle accidents and other types of injury claims over the last 26 years. Matthew also specializes in handling third-party claims which involve on-the-job injuries caused by the fault of someone other than the injured person’s employer or co-workers. An example of this would be automobile accidents while on-the-job caused by the negligence of another party unrelated to your employer. However, Matthew’s practice is not limited to those types of collisions but extends to a wide range of personal injury claims involving injuries caused by the negligence of another party, either automobile collisions or other types of injuries.
DUII Auto Accident Injury:
Driving under the influence of intoxicants is a major contributor to motor vehicle collisions in Oregon and accounts for 28% of auto collision deaths. Intoxication can be from alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription drugs. If drugs or alcohol contributed to an accident, you are likely entitled to punitive damages against the intoxicated driver. It is against the law in Oregon to overserve alcohol at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. An additional claim may exist against the establishment if they overserved the intoxicated driver. Contact us if you were injured by an intoxicated driver and have questions about your legal rights.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
There are several ways to describe traumatic brain injuries. TBI occasionally occurs during a traumatic impact to the head. It can also happen as a diffuse axonal injury when the head is violently shaken. Diffuse axonal injuries most notably occur when an infant is violently shaken. However, they can also occur in adults during automobile collisions with no head impact. Concussions or brain contusions frequently occur in auto collisions and falls. Unfortunately, secondary injury from head trauma can also occur where swelling in the brain increases intercranial pressure resulting in brain damage or even death.
TBI can lead to significant changes in a person’s life, both physically and mentally. Perhaps the most insidious aspect to TBI is that many of our clients either do not associate these changes with the automobile collision or fall or are unaware of the available treatments to help with their quality of life. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI due to the fault of someone else, it is imperative that you speak to a lawyer experienced in TBI to discuss your options.
A Catastrophic Injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, brain, skull, or any injury that renders the victim disabled or results in the death of the victim. These injuries often require one or more surgeries. Medical expenses can easily exceed $100,000 and even be in the millions. Victims’ lives are turned upside down. In addition to the severe physical and emotional toll these injuries can have, victims also must confront the normal day to day requirements of life. Tasks such as preparing meals, taking a shower, or dealing with day-to-day expenses when you are no longer working can become a source of anxiety and frustration. Sometimes these injuries prevent victims from returning to their prior employment altogether. When these tragedies occur due to the fault of someone else, one should seek the advice of an attorney with the experience and knowledge to guide you through the legal and medical aspects of these situations. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury and need advice, contact us.