Our client in this dramatic pedestrian hit-and-run case was reported to have “flown through the air” after being hit by a driver on the roadway where he was walking. The driver sped off after the accident occurred. In the meantime, our client was transported by ambulance from the accident site to a local hospital, where he was admitted into intensive care. He had suffered serious injuries including a ruptured spleen, renal injuries, rib fractures, and multiple contusions and abrasions. He was discharged five days later.
Two months after being released from the hospital, our client began to experience headaches. He was also experiencing continued pain in his middle to lower back. He sought treatment for what was diagnosed as high blood pressure in several emergency rooms over the next month. Between his emergency room visits, his frequent scans and blood tests, and the consultations he had to do with a cardiologist specialist, our client’s medical bills were through the roof and he did not know how to proceed.
This injured pedestrian had heard of our Oregon personal injury law firm‘s reputation for diligent work on behalf of injured people throughout the state of Oregon. This is the main reason why he contacted the personal injury team at Dwyer Williams Potter Accident Injury Lawyers and hired us to represent him.
Once retained as counsel, we were able to establish a PIP claim with the at fault driver’s insurance company and that got all of our client’s medical bills paid. Our client was fairly compensated for the pain, suffering, and disruption to his life that their irresponsible insured driver has caused.
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.
Dwyer Williams Potter Personal Injury Attorneys just settled a pedestrian injury claim without the need for costly and time-consuming litigation. The details of this accident are as follows…
Our client had just finished shopping at a Portland Oregon convenience store and was loading purchases into her car when she was suddenly pinned between the passenger-side door and the frame of her car. A second driver had been trying to pull into the adjacent parking spot when he accidentally hit our client’s car door, which crushed our client. The force of the impact left our client with injuries for which she sought immediate medical attention.
After our client completed treatment for her accident-related injuries, the compassionate, experienced Portland Oregon auto accident and pedestrian injury lawyers at Dwyer Williams Potter evaluated her claim. After several rounds of negotiations, the adverse insurance company made its final settlement offer. We felt that the offer was low because it barely covered our client’s accident-related medical expenses.
We next sent a series of carefully-crafted letters to the adverse insurance company and to the driver who hit our client. In these letters, we explained that if we were to file a lawsuit related to the accident and win at trial, then these entities would be responsible for paying our attorney fees in addition to our client’s medical bills and any other awards. The insurance company immediately retracted its first “final” offer and increased that settlement offer by 20 percent. Our client’s case settled quickly and smoothly, and our client was more than happy with the results.