Driving to work one morning in Portland, Oregon, our client was hit by another driver who failed to yield when making a left turn. Her injuries sustained during the accident required immediate and ongoing medical attention, including routine physical therapy and follow-up doctor’s visits. With so much medical care activity, it didn’t take long for her medical expenses to reach the thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, she had no health insurance, but she did have personal injury protection (PIP) as part of her Oregon car insurance, as all Oregon drivers do. PIP coverage obligates the insurer to pay reasonable and necessary medical expenses for one year or up to $15,000, whichever limit comes first.
Several months after her auto accident, her insurance company sent her to one of their doctors, who gave her a clean bill of health in spite of the fact that she was still seeing her own doctor and receiving medical care. After their doctor’s examination, the insurance company quit paying her medical bills. Our client was caught in a scary situation; she had no health insurance, and now her PIP had stopped paying her medical bills. Worried about her bills and her ability to get the care she needed to recover fully and frustrated by the insurance company, she made the decision to get help from an experienced Portland, Oregon auto accident injury attorney.
Immediately upon taking the case, I contacted the insurance company and tried to negotiate with them to start paying her medical expenses again. They refused. I didn’t stop there, though. I filed a lawsuit demanding that her medical bills be covered in accordance with Oregon’s PIP coverage law. Filing the lawsuit got their attention, and they realized they couldn’t ignore our client or her claim. They reversed their decision and paid all of her medical bills, as well as my attorney fees and the cost of filing the lawsuit.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and can’t get the coverage due to you from the insurance company, we can help resolve your claim. One of our expert Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Attorneys will be happy to discuss your Portland, Oregon Personal Injury case with you. Call us now: 888-700-4337