After years of hard work, our client had established a successful contracting business in Portland, Oregon. His upcoming jobs included a 6-month long remodeling job at a local apartment complex, and he was glad to have secured a half year of steady work. Shortly before the job was scheduled to begin, he was rear ended by another driver while waiting at a downtown red light. He sustained serious back and neck injuries and he could not work while undergoing medical treatment. The owners of the apartment complex couldn’t wait for him to get better and gave the job to another contractor. Our client lost $30,000 of income in the few seconds it took the auto accident to happen.
When our client filed a claim with the insurance company for his lost wages, he was very frustrated when they responded with an offer of only $5,000. He decided to hire an experienced Portland, Oregon auto accident attorney to help him recover his lost wages.
Upon taking his case, I collected the documentation necessary to prove that his lost income added up to $30,000 and submitted that to the insurance company. They still refused his claim. I took the next action available and filed a lawsuit for our client’s injuries and lost income. Then, I took my client’s deposition – basically establishing a legal record of the facts in the case – and the court ordered mediation for his case. During the mediation process, the insurance company finally offered him all of his lost wages plus compensation for his medical expenses and pain and suffering. Our client was extremely happy with the results.
If you’ve been injured and are losing wages because you can’t work – even if you’re self-employed – 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