Personal Injury Practice Areas

We Handle Personal Injury Cases in Portland and Throughout Oregon

WKD Law serves the residents of Portland and the entire state of Oregon in matters related to personal injuries. The firm understands the complexities and challenges individuals face when dealing with personal injury issues and is committed to providing steadfast legal support.

In the vibrant city of Portland and across the diverse landscapes of Oregon, personal injuries can occur in various circumstances. From bustling urban areas to serene natural settings, accidents happen, and the consequences can be life-altering. Whether it’s a car accident on the busy streets of Portland, a slip and fall incident in a local establishment, or a workplace injury in one of Oregon’s industries, the team at WKD Law is here to navigate the legal intricacies on behalf of our clients.

Navigating the aftermath of a personal injury can be overwhelming. Medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress can compound the challenges faced by individuals. At WKD Law, the importance of seeking justice and fair compensation for those who have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing is recognized.

In the beautiful state of Oregon, personal injury cases may arise from a variety of situations, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability incidents, defective products, or medical malpractice. The experienced legal team at WKD Law has a deep understanding of the laws governing personal injuries in Oregon, working diligently to investigate the circumstances surrounding each case and building a comprehensive strategy to pursue the compensation deserved.

Portland, known for its eclectic neighborhoods and vibrant cultural scene, can also be the backdrop for unexpected accidents. WKD Law is well-versed in handling personal injury claims arising from car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and more. The firm recognizes the unique challenges faced by individuals in the Portland community and is committed to providing personalized legal representation tailored to the specific details of each case.

Throughout Oregon, WKD Law strives to be a beacon of support for those who have suffered personal injuries. The legal team is dedicated to upholding the rights of clients and seeking justice in the face of adversity. If an individual or a loved one has experienced a personal injury in Portland or anywhere in Oregon, WKD Law can be trusted to advocate for rights and pursue the compensation deserved.

Contact WKD Law today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards seeking justice and rebuilding life after a personal injury.

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Practice Areas

Personal Injury Legal Services

Personal Injury

Personal injury cases, such as product liability, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death claims, cover injuries from defective products, hazardous conditions, and fatal negligence. They require detailed investigation and legal expertise to seek compensation for the harm caused.

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Medical Malpractice

Cases involving medical malpractice arise because of mistakes that should not have happened. A personal injury attorney can help the injured party receive the future care that they need and to help them to put their life back together if possible.

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Workplace Injury

Workplace injuries can have devastating consequences, impacting not just the physical well-being of the individual but also their financial stability and emotional health. Seeking legal counsel in the aftermath of a workplace injury is crucial to ensure that rights and compensation are protected and awarded.

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Automotive Accident

Cases involving car and auto accidents may need the assistance of an accident injury lawyer to help with insurance claims. A personal injury attorney can help find the various forms of automobile and liability insurance that may be available.

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Personal Injury, Personal Advocacy, Personalized Results

In every personal injury case, we offer personalized advocacy tailored to our clients’ unique needs and circumstances. Our commitment to personal advocacy ensures that each client receives the attention and support they deserve throughout the legal process. As a result, we consistently deliver personalized results that prioritize our clients’ well-being and legal objectives.

WKD Law, Where Personalized Advocacy Meets Proven Results

Why WKD Law Firm

Product Liability Case - Peterson v. Bard

In late June, tragedy struck Justin Peterson, a 28-year-old farmer, husband, and father, as he broke his leg and developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition marked by blood clots in the legs. Diagnosed with a clotting disorder, Justin had been on anticoagulant medication since age 20. To mitigate the risks, his doctor implanted an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, a small device designed to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs. The defendants, C.R. Bard, Inc. and its subsidiary Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (Bard), were responsible for manufacturing and marketing the filter.

Five years after the implantation, Justin faced excruciating abdominal pain, leading to an emergency room visit. Imaging revealed the filter’s migration, tilt, perforation of the inferior vena cava, and penetration into vital organs. Fractures in the filter exacerbated Justin’s condition, causing severe gastrointestinal bleeding and necessitating intensive care and multiple abdominal surgeries.

WKD Law took on Justin’s case, alleging negligent design and failure to warn on the part of Bard. We argued that Bard rushed the market release of a retrievable IVC filter without adequately testing for potential complications, despite knowing of 32 filter fractures before Justin’s surgery. The manufacturer’s disregard for non-obvious risks, including migration, tilt, and perforation, resulted in severe consequences for Justin and other patients.

Proving that Bard prioritized profit over safety, we exposed internal communications admitting insufficient knowledge of the device’s long-term performance. Despite marketing claims of fracture resistance, the company did not conduct adequate tests and downplayed the importance of tilt resistance.

Two months after the full market release, seven deaths occurred due to filter migration to patients’ hearts. Our relentless pursuit of justice uncovered the manufacturer’s negligence, leading to a historic victory. WKD Law secured the first jury verdict in the country for failure to warn about the dangers of this IVC filter, resulting in a recovery of just under $1 million for Justin. This case underscores the importance of holding manufacturers accountable for transparently communicating risks associated with their products, ensuring the safety and well-being of consumers.


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Our Preparation is the Key to a Successful Outcome

In personal injury legal advocacy, WKD Law’s success hinges on rigorous preparation. Guided by attorney Keith Dozier, each case undergoes detailed and comprehensive preparation – from active listening in the initial consultation to methodical case evaluations. This meticulous groundwork enables the crafting of tailored legal strategies, ensuring alignment with the unique aspects of each case.

Whether in negotiations, trial preparations, or alternative dispute resolution, our strategic preparation guarantees a compelling and well-supported case. Keith Dozier’s leadership underscores the importance of proactive preparation, shaping our commitment to transparency, communication, and client involvement. This rigorous preparation positions WKD Law as a steadfast advocate, ready to secure the justice our clients rightfully deserve.

Keith Dozier Portland Personal Injury Lawyer


Portland Personal Injury Lawyer

Keith, a seasoned attorney, brings a wealth of experience with a notable $926,000 jury verdict against a medical device manufacturer. This victory stemmed from their failure to provide adequate warnings about potential complications, despite being aware of them. Keith has a proven track record of trying personal injury cases in both state and federal courts, earning recognition for his ethical and effective representation from former clients and fellow Oregon lawyers. His achievements include being rated among the Top 50 lawyers in Oregon by Super Lawyers, election to the American Board of Trial Advocates, and listings in Best Lawyers in America. With a stellar “10.0 Superb” rating on and an “AV Preeminent” rating on Martindale-Hubbell, Keith stands as a distinguished advocate known for his ethical conduct and legal prowess.

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WKD Law is dedicated to personal injury cases, serving clients in Portland and throughout Oregon. With a history of successfully trying personal injury cases to verdict in state and federal courts, we prioritize ethical and effective representation. Our recognition by former clients and fellow Oregon lawyers underscores our commitment to justice.