Our client was shopping at a big box retailer with her daughter at the time of this accident. As she walked down an aisle she slipped and fell onto the floor. Once she had collected herself, she noticed that the floor she was standing on was covered in standing water. A wet floor warning sign had been set up at the end of the aisle, approximately 40 feet from where she fell. Apparently, the store had been aware of the spill and had done some clean up but not enough to keep its customers safe.
Our client injured her hip as a direct result of this fall. Although the claims adjuster made her a settlement offer, that offer only covered her medical bills. Our client felt that she was entitled to pain and suffering compensation as well and she hired our experienced Portland slip and fall injury law firm to help her increase the settlement being offered to her.
After evaluating our client’s claim, we discussed it with her and sent a demand package to the retail store. Several rounds of negotiation later, the case settled for a fair amount including all of our client’s accident-related medical expenses as well as compensation for her pain and suffering. We were able to get our client three times the pain and suffering amount that she had been offered prior to hiring the seasoned Oregon premises liability attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter LLP.
According to recent research published by the Oregon Department of Education, Portland school buses are in dire shape. Since 2007, certified state as well as school district inspectors have been responsible for keeping buses in safe running condition.
According to the data, Oregon’s school bus inspectors found buses that were in such poor shape that they had to be immediately taken out of service. The true scope of this problem remains unknown. As Steven Huillet, former Director of Pupil Transportation for ODE, explained to reporters at KVAL: “we have two people… assigned to inspect the school buses for 196 districts.”
Reports released by On Your Side inspectors reveal that the ODE has not been able to inspect any district’s buses more than once in the past five years. Steven Huillet added that, in his estimation, upward of three quarters of our state’s buses go un-inspected on any given year. How is your school district doing? Read the stats here.
Our client in this case was visiting Portland from another state. As he was driving his truck, he came to an intersection downtown where he had a green light. He was half way through the intersection when another motorist ran a red light, t-boning our client’s truck and injuring him.
Our client received some medical treatment for his accident-related injuries while he was in Oregon, but decided to return to his home state before his injuries had healed and before they had been fully treated. Due to the extent of his injuries, it took our client a week and a half to get home. During his trip home, our client treated for his accident related injuries in several other states. He was unsure how to handle his Oregon accident from his home state so, once he was home again, he called Dwyer Williams Potter LLP to represent him. He knew that he needed the help of experienced Portland auto accident attorneys.
Once we had been retained to represent him, we located all of places where our client received treatment for his accident-related injuries and gathered his medical records and bills together. We were able to discuss his case with him over the phone. As soon as he completed his treatment, we sent out a demand package and began trying to resolve his case.
After several rounds of negotiations, the case settled for a fair value and our client was very happy with the result.
Our client was seriously inured in a head-on accident with an uninsured driver and he called our law firm to help him with his uninsured motorist claim. The accident occurred as our client was driving along a multiple-lane undivided road when a motorist driving in the opposite direction veered into our client’s lane and hit him head-on. Our client’s accident-related injuries required extensive medical treatment including surgery.
We ordered our client’s comprehensive medical records and discovered that he had a preexisting condition which made him injury prone. At this point, negotiations with the insurance provider came to a halt because the insurer claimed that our client’s preexisting injuries barred him from recovery. A small pain and suffering settlement was offered, which we rejected.
Next, we met with our client’s surgeon and he stated that, in his profession opinion, the accident itself was the main factor causing our client’s injuries and creating the need for his expensive and extensive post-accident treatment. Armed with this statement from the surgeon, we were able to convince the insurance company to offer our client more money. He was thrilled with the final settlement as well as with his decision to work with the experienced Portland auto accident attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter LLP.
Our experienced Portland slip and fall attorneys (in legalese, this area of law is called “premises liability”) have settled a case on behalf of a Portland pedestrian who slipped and fell into an unmarked hole in the sidewalk near her home. The hole had been created the previous day when a car drove into a power line and knocked it over with such force that the pole came completely free from the sidewalk.
The power company was not able to finish repairing the downed power line and when its employees left the site at the end of the work day they failed to mark the site as dangerous to pedestrians. Once we had reviewed our client’s claim, we began negotiating with the power company’s insurance company.
The insurance claims adjuster attempted to escape responsibility for our client’s extensive injuries by relying on a statement that she had made prior to consulting us. After several rounds of negotiation, however our attorneys convinced the power company that it was largely responsible for the accident because it had failed to make the site safe for pedestrians.
Our client’s claim settled for an amount that covered her accident-related medical expenses and left her with money in her pocket. Another happy Portland client of Dwyer Williams Potter LLP.