Our experienced Portland slip and fall attorneys (in legalese, this area of law is called “premises liability”) have settled a case on behalf of a Portland pedestrian who slipped and fell into an unmarked hole in the sidewalk near her home. The hole had been created the previous day when a car drove into a power line and knocked it over with such force that the pole came completely free from the sidewalk.
The power company was not able to finish repairing the downed power line and when its employees left the site at the end of the work day they failed to mark the site as dangerous to pedestrians. Once we had reviewed our client’s claim, we began negotiating with the power company’s insurance company.
The insurance claims adjuster attempted to escape responsibility for our client’s extensive injuries by relying on a statement that she had made prior to consulting us. After several rounds of negotiation, however our attorneys convinced the power company that it was largely responsible for the accident because it had failed to make the site safe for pedestrians.
Our client’s claim settled for an amount that covered her accident-related medical expenses and left her with money in her pocket. Another happy Portland client of Dwyer Williams Potter LLP.