One lovely Saturday in Portland, Oregon, our client had decided to take his dog to the dog park so they could both enjoy the fresh air and sun. Just as he was almost to the park, another driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the front driver’s side of his car. He didn’t seem hurt, but his car was too damaged to drive. He got the other driver’s information and called a tow truck and a friend to give him and his dog a ride home. He woke up the next morning with neck pain that he realized must be from the accident. He got to his doctor’s office and found out that he would need medical treatment to fully heal the injury.
Thirteen months later, his treatment was complete, but he had lost over $10,000 in wages due to the restrictions on his physical movement because of his injury and had $5,000 in bills for the damage done to his car, plus medical expenses. When he filed an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s company they offered only a paltry $7,000. Extremely dissatisfied with that offer and suspecting that he should – and could – get better, he called us, experienced Portland, Oregon auto accident attorneys.
After taking the case, I opened negotiations with the insurance company, using his medical records and car repair bills to demonstrate the $7,000 was too little. After several rounds of intense negotiation, they didn’t bring their offer up to what I considered a fair amount. Because we stop at nothing to get our clients the settlements they deserve, I filed a lawsuit on my client’s behalf. An attorney for the insurance company took his deposition, and we set up mediation to try again to resolve the claim. After meeting with the mediator, the insurance company offered the policy limits and the case was settled for a fair amount. This settlement offer pleased our client and, with his injury healed, he was able to resume his normal life.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident that has resulted in medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering that the insurance company won’t reimburse you for fairly, 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