Our client in this Portland Oregon car accident was seated in the back of a taxi when the crash occurred. As our client’s taxi entered an intersection, the defendant ran a red light and collided with the taxi, causing it to careen into a telephone pole. The police were called to the scene, where the defendant admitted that he had driven through the red light and was issued a citation for failing to obey a traffic control device. Our client was immediately transported by ambulance to the emergency room, wearing a C collar.
Our client suffered headaches, facial abrasions and contusions, neck pain, and arm pain as a result of this crash. While in the emergency room, she had to undergo CT scans of her head, face, and cervical spine, and to get her right arm X-ray-ed. She was referred to a physical therapist and saw that PT as well as a massage therapist for treating her neck.
Because our client was a passenger in a taxi, there was no PIP available to pay her medical bills. PIP benefits are only available for vehicle drivers who are involved in accidents. Additionally, she had no health insurance so there was no avenue to have her bills paid while she was receiving treatment.
This injured passenger called the experienced Portland car accident lawyers at Dwyer Williams Potter Accident Injury Attorneys because she knew our reputation for diligently representing our clients. Once she had retained us to represent her, we were able to convince all of her medical providers to hold their bills, explaining that we would satisfy them upon the resolution of her case.
We successfully negotiated a settlement with the at-fault driver’s policy that not only paid our client’s medical bills but that also compensated her for the pain, suffering, and disruption to her life that she had experienced.