Our client was driving in Portland, Oregon one day, and she was stopped in a long line of traffic – not an unusual situation for a Portland, Oregon driver to find herself in. What happened next, though, was, if not exactly unusual, was at least not what our client expected. Another driver rear-ended her car, causing her to crash into the car stopped in front of her. She suffered a double impact and sustained multiple injuries, the most severe of which was to her back.
Several months before the Portland, Oregon car accident, she had back surgery. Now, after the accident, she found herself back in the doctor’s office, receiving more treatement for new back problems. When she filed a claim for her medical expenses, the insurance company turned it down, claiming that all of her injuries were pre-existing. Frustrated and dealing with significant accident-related medical expenses, she contacted the expert Portland auto accident lawyers at Dwyer Williams Potter.
Immediately after taking her case, I obtained copies of her accident-related medical records and her medical records from before the Portland, Oregon auto accident. After a thorough review of her current records and her medical history, I was able to use MRIs from her records to differentiate her accident-related injuries from her pre-existing ones. I was even able to demonstrate that the accident had actually made some of her pre-existing conditions worse.
My careful, detailed work paid off for our client when the insurance company, confronted by the evidence, was forced to offer a fair settlement to cover her medical expenses and property loss. Although cases involving complex medical history often require extensive litigation, this case is an example of how having an experienced Portland, Oregon auto accident lawyer on your side can help you get to settlement quicker.
If you’re facing a situation similar to this one, we can help. One of our expert Personal Injury Attorneys will be happy to discuss your Portland, Oregon Personal Injury case with you. Call us now: 888-700-4337