Settlement for Head-On Collision Victim Despite Preexisting Condition

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.

Portland Oregon Auto Accident Injury Attorneys Head On CollisionWe 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.


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