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Fair Settlement for Injured Taxi Cab Passenger

Our client in this Portland Oregon car accident was seated in the back of a taxi when the crash occurred. As our client’s taxi entered an intersection, the defendant ran a red light and collided with the taxi, causing it to careen into a telephone pole. The police were called to the scene, where the defendant admitted that he had driven through the red light and was issued a citation for failing to obey a traffic control device. Our client was immediately transported by ambulance to the emergency room, wearing a C collar.

Portland Oregon Taxi Cab Accident InjuryOur client suffered headaches, facial abrasions and contusions, neck pain, and arm pain as a result of this crash. While in the emergency room, she had to undergo CT scans of her head, face, and cervical spine, and to get her right arm X-ray-ed. She was referred to a physical therapist and saw that PT as well as a massage therapist for treating her neck.

Because our client was a passenger in a taxi, there was no PIP available to pay her medical bills. PIP benefits are only available for vehicle drivers who are involved in accidents. Additionally, she had no health insurance so there was no avenue to have her bills paid while she was receiving treatment.

This injured passenger called the experienced Portland car accident lawyers at Dwyer Williams Potter Accident Injury Attorneys because she knew our reputation for diligently representing our clients. Once she had retained us to represent her, we were able to convince all of her medical providers to hold their bills, explaining that we would satisfy them upon the resolution of her case. 

We successfully negotiated a settlement with the at-fault driver’s policy that not only paid our client’s medical bills but that also compensated her for the pain, suffering, and disruption to her life that she had experienced.

Fair Settlement for Oregon Couple Injured in Out-of-State Accident

Our client in this auto accident injury case was visiting the East Coast with his wife when the collision occurred. As he was driving, another motorist who was speeding in the fast lane suddenly tried to merge into our client’s lane. Unfortunately, he hadn’t left enough room to enter the lane without hitting our client’s car.

Oregon Auto Accident And Personal Injury AttorneysOur client was immediately injured by the impact of the collision. He and his wife visited the local emergency room immediately after the accident, but they decided not to seek any additional medical attention until they returned to Oregon after their vacation had ended.

Our client called the experienced Portland Oregon auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter as soon as he had finished getting treated for his injuries. He needed help filing his out-of-State auto accident claim and knew our firm’s reputation for experience and dedication.

Our attorneys made contact with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and began negotiations. We were able to treat the case similarly to an Oregon case and ultimately we both claims for a fair amount. Our client and his wife made a full recovery.

Six Figure Settlement for Injured Portland Motorcyclist

This client was recently injured in a Portland motorcycle-auto accident.  While our client was riding through an intersection, a pickup truck turned in front of him, colliding with him and knocking him to the ground. Due to the extent of his accident-related injuries, our client required hospitalization for seven days following the accident. His most serious injuries included a fractured left elbow and a fractured pelvis that required surgery.

Portland Auto and Motorcycle Accident Injury LawyerIn addition to needing home health assistance directly after the accident, our client’s treatment required many follow-up doctor visits and extensive physical therapy. The main legal problem our client faced was that, because this was a motorcycle accident, there were no personal injury protection benefits available to pay his medical bills or wage loss. His health insurance company initially denied his medical bills because the accident was the fault of a third party.

He called the experienced Portland motorcycle and auto accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter LLP so that we could help him get the compensation he deserved after this traumatic accident. We were quickly able to get our client’s health insurer to pay all of his medical bills. We also obtained a policy limit settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and an under-insured settlement through our client’s insurance company.  Altogether, he recuperated a six figure settlement because of our help – smiles all around.

Portland Schools’ Bus Safety Reports Are Alarming

According to recent research published by the Oregon Department of Education, Portland school buses are in dire shape.  Since 2007, certified state as well as school district inspectors have been responsible for keeping buses in safe running condition.

Portland Oregon School BusAccording to the data, Oregon’s school bus inspectors found buses that were in such poor shape that they had to be immediately taken out of service.  The true scope of this problem remains unknown.  As Steven Huillet, former Director of Pupil Transportation for ODE, explained to reporters at KVAL: “we have two people… assigned to inspect the school buses for 196 districts.”

Reports released by On Your Side inspectors reveal that the ODE has not been able to inspect any district’s buses more than once in the past five years.  Steven Huillet added that, in his estimation, upward of three quarters of our state’s buses go un-inspected on any given year.  How is your school district doing?  Read the stats here.

Out of State Auto Accident Injury Victim Gets Settlement

Our client in this case was visiting Portland from another state.  As he was driving his truck, he came to an intersection downtown where he had a green light.  He was half way through the intersection when another motorist ran a red light, t-boning our client’s truck and injuring him.

Portland Oregon Auto Accident Attorneys Portland Oregon Auto Collision Lawyers Settlement Reached in T-Bone Accident at Portland Oregon IntersectionOur client received some medical treatment for his accident-related injuries while he was in Oregon, but decided to return to his home state before his injuries had healed and before they had been fully treated.  Due to the extent of his injuries, it took our client a week and a half to get home.  During his trip home, our client treated for his accident related injuries in several other states.  He was unsure how to handle his Oregon accident from his home state so, once he was home again, he called Dwyer Williams Potter LLP to represent him.  He knew that he needed the help of experienced Portland auto accident attorneys.

Once we had been retained to represent him, we located all of places where our client received treatment for his accident-related injuries and gathered his medical records and bills together.  We were able to discuss his case with him over the phone.  As soon as he completed his treatment, we sent out a demand package and began trying to resolve his case.

After several rounds of negotiations, the case settled for a fair value and our client was very happy with the result.

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.

Insurer Covers Treatment Costs After “Preexisting Condition” Disproved

Our client was sitting at a stop sign in downtown Portland in his pickup truck waiting for traffic to pass when another driver traveling on the intersecting road drifted into our client’s lane and collided with the driver’s side of his car.  The at-fault driver had been traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour when the collision occurred and our client was seriously injured.  He was seen at the emergency room directly following the accident and was diagnosed with a cervical strain.  In addition to months of pain and discomfort, our client has substantial medical expenses as a result of this accident.

Portland Oregon Auto Accident Injury AttorneysAt the time of the accident, the other driver received a citation for failing to drive in his lane. There was no question of fault in this accident.  Our client called us seven months after the accident because he had not been able to get the at fault driver’s insurance company to communicate with him. He knew that he needed an experienced Portland auto accident injury attorney to negotiate with the insurer on his behalf.

Our client had fully completed treatment for his accident-related injuries before contacting us.  That treatment consisted of chiropractic work that occurred in two phases separated by three months.  He also had medical bills that needed resolving.

Once we had been retained as counsel, we obtained all of our client’s medical records and bills.  We were soon able to get all of his medical bills paid by PIP.  The defendant’s insurance company immediately took the position that all treatment after the three month gap was not related to the automobile accident and, thus, that it should not be considered for coverage or reimbursement.

After reviewing all of our client’s medical records, we were able to point out to the insurance adjuster that our client had not had any preexisting conditions and that our client’s need for treatment was all attributable to the other driver’s negligence.  The negotiation process in this case was challenging but ultimately successful and our client was thrilled with his decision to retain Dwyer Williams Potter in this Portland auto accident case.

Client Injured in Car Accident Settles for Ten Times Initial Offer

Our client in this case was driving along the highway when another motorist attempted to cross the highway in his truck and collided with her. The impact of this collision was so forceful that our client’s new car was totaled. Our client did not believe her injuries to be serious, so directly following the accident she attempted to proceed with her normal activities as though she was not hurt. Because of this decision, when it came time for her to settle with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, that insurer made a low-ball offer, claiming that her physical injuries were minor and didn’t deserve compensation.

Our client called Dwyer Williams Potter to represent her in this Portland automobile accident case, knowing our firm’s reputation for success and tough negotiating in the Portland area. We pulled together and reviewed her pre-accident and post-accident medical records in order to confirm that her injuries were a direct result of the impact of this car accident, then we approached the insurance company to negotiate.

Faced with this medical evidence in favor of our client’s version of events, the insurer increased its offered to our client, but the sum on offer still wasn’t enough to make her whole. After consulting with our client and reviewing options, we decided to file a lawsuit on our client’s behalf. Not long into the discovery process, the insurer offered our client ten times its initial offer and we accepted. Needless to say, our client was thrilled with her final settlement and with her decision to call our experienced and dedicated Portland auto accident injury law firm.

Fair Settlement Awarded to Out-of-State Car Crash Victim

Our client was visiting Oregon on an interstate road-trip when he was severely injured. He was driving through a Portland intersection and he had the right of way, when another motorist suddenly drove straight into the side of his car. This high-speed intersection collision left our tourist client with severe injuries that required treatment in Oregon then again in several other states on his drive back home.

Back in his home state a few weeks after the collision, this Oregon auto accident injury victim was unsure how to make his claim. , He called our experienced Portland injury lawyers to represent him for the claims that he had to file in our state.

Once on the job, our dedicated and tough attorneys quickly got to work collecting this client’s medical records and bills. We went over the details of our client’s case with him in fine detail before sending out a demand package.  After several rounds of negotiations, this case settled for a fair value and our client was able to move on with his life, leaving this complicated legal matter behind him.

Motorcyclist Receives Settlement After Being Knocked Over

A motorcyclist client was injured when his bike fell on top of him in a Portland roadway accident.  He noticed that his bike wasn’t working when he was preparing to leave work: the bike wouldn’t start, so instead of riding it home he had to push it home in the bicycle lane.  Unfortunately, a passing motorist drove too close to our client and hit him.  Our client fell and his motorcycle fell on top of him, crushing his leg. He sought immediate medical treatment for his accident-related injuries following this incident.

Our client decided to hire an attorney to represent him in this matter because his injuries persisted after he had completed the treatment recommended by his physician.  He called Dwyer Williams Potter, knowing our reputation for excellence.  Our experienced motorcycle accident injury attorneys quickly learned that our client’s doctors had recommended further treatment, but that they had failed to properly communicated this to him.  Our client returned to his medical provider to receive this further recommended treatment, which eventually helped him to completely recover from his accident-related injuries.

After several rounds of negotiation with the insurance companies in this matter, our client was offered a fair settlement that covered all of his accident-related injury expenses.  He was happy with his settlement as well as with his decision to retain the Portland motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter to represent him in this motorcycle accident case.

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