During a routine sales call in Portland, Oregon, our client’s station wagon was rear-ended by another car, who had failed to slow enough for a light that had just turned green. Because our client was at a complete stop and the other car was going fast, it caused him to suffer severe injuries, including a neck injury that prohibited him from working. He got more bad news when he found out that his neck injury was permanent and would require regular, future medical care to manage his now chronic pain.
Faced with a stack of growing medical bills and a diminishing stack of paycheck stubs, our client knew he needed help to recover his lost income and to pay his medical expenses. He called our experienced Portland, Oregon auto accident personal injury attorneys at the Portland, Oregon office of Dwyer Williams Potter for help.
Our client’s claim for his lost income was denied by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. As this was unacceptable, I filed a lawsuit, giving us the chance to argue our case in court. This was a good decision, as we won. This made the insurance company nervous, and they appealed the decision to go to a jury trial.
As the trial date drew nearer and nearer, I was able to increase my negotiating pressure on the insurance company. Finally, the insurance company admitted their mistake in denying the claim and offered our client a settlement for more than the arbitration award, which he accepted.
Ultimately, our client got a very fair settlement from the insurance company and had an experienced personal injury lawyer to walk him through the process of pursuing his claim. Even after the claim was settled, I have continued to work with him on his worker’s compensation to make sure that his future medical treatment is paid.
If you need help solving an auto accident injury problem, we can help. 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