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Settlement for Portland Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run

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.

Portland Oregon Serious Accident LawyersTwo 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.

Generous Settlement for Slip and Fall Accident Victim

Our client in this premises liability injury case was injured while a visiting her sister’s apartment complex. Late in the evening, our client went to retrieve some overnight items from her car in the apartment complex’s he apartment complex had hired a company to trim some of the tree limbs around the complex and the workers failed to properly clean up afterward. Our client did not see the loose tree limbs on the ground until it was too late: she stepped on one, fell, and was badly injured.

Portland Oregon Slip and Fall Injury AttorneysOur client was not insured at the time of the accident, but she went to the hospital anyway to get medical attention. Not knowing how to address her medical bill issue, she contacted the Portland Oregon slip and fall attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter and asked us to represent her. Our dedicated premises liability attorneys learned that the apartment complex had no-fault medical insurance on the property. The complex’s insurer immediately paid our client its medical limits. Next, we contacted our client’s various medical providers and agreed to pay them out of the proceeds of the settlement for continuing to treat our client.

In the end, our client was able to get the treatment that she needed and to make a full recovery from her accident-related injuries. After she had fully recovered, we settled her case for a fair value. We were all thoroughly pleased with this result.

Pain and Suffering Settlement for Store Slip and Fall Accident Victim

Our client was shopping at a big box retailer with her daughter at the time of this accident. As she walked down an aisle she slipped and fell onto the floor. Once she had collected herself, she noticed that the floor she was standing on was covered in standing water. A wet floor warning sign had been set up at the end of the aisle, approximately 40 feet from where she fell. Apparently, the store had been aware of the spill and had done some clean up but not enough to keep its customers safe.

OurOregon Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys client injured her hip as a direct result of this fall. Although the claims adjuster made her a settlement offer, that offer only covered her medical bills. Our client felt that she was entitled to pain and suffering compensation as well and she hired our experienced Portland slip and fall injury law firm to help her increase the settlement being offered to her.

After evaluating our client’s claim, we discussed it with her and sent a demand package to the retail store.  Several rounds of negotiation later, the case settled for a fair amount including all of our client’s accident-related medical expenses as well as compensation for her pain and suffering.  We were able to get our client three times the pain and suffering amount that she had been offered prior to hiring the seasoned Oregon premises liability attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter LLP.

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.

Settlement for Portland Sidewalk Slip and Fall Accident Victim

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.

Portland Oregon Slip and Fall Accident AttorneysThe 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.

Portland Bicyclist Hit By Car Receives Huge Settlement After Negotiations

Our client in this Portland bicycle accident injury case was riding her bicycle down a hill approaching a quiet Portland intersection when a car suddenly turned in front of her.  She couldn’t bring her bike to a stop and rode straight into the car.  The force of the impact threw her onto the hood of the car and then to the ground.

Portland Bicycle Accident Injury AttorneysEven though our client was wearing a helmet when she rode into the car, she lost consciousness upon hitting the ground. Following the accident she experienced headaches, back and neck pain, as well as pain in her left shoulder and arm. She underwent months of costly physical therapy to treat her injuries.

Our client did not have insurance at the time of her accident and she called our experienced Portland bicycle accident attorneys because she did not know how to get her medical bills paid.  Knowing that she lived with her parents, we immediately went to work establishing a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim for payment of our client’s medical bills under her parents’ insurance policy.

What followed was a tough negotiation process with the driver’s insurer.  For months, the insurer claimed that our client was responsible for the accident.  Eventually, though, the insurer conceded that the driver had failed to yield the right of way to our client and had thereby caused our client’s accident-related injuries.  Our client accepted the insurer’s six-figure final settlement offer and was happy that she had called us for help.

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.

Generous Settlement in Portland Slip and Fall Case

Our client in this matter walked into a Portland grocery store in the middle of the day to purchase lunch and a drink. As he was entering the store, he slipped on a substance on the floor and fell. He caught himself by grabbing a shelf as he fell, but he cut his hand in the process and sustained injuries to his shoulder and back.

At first, the grocery store adamantly denied liability because they said that our client or another customer might have spilled something on the floor. They also suggested that our client could not have sustained the injuries he claimed because he did not fall all the way to the floor.  They thus suggested that his injuries were due to preexisting health conditions.

Our client called Dwyer Williams Potter LLP right after this premises liability incident occurred (“premises liability” is the official legal term for slip, trip, and fall cases). He knew our stellar local reputation as dedicated Portland personal injury attorneys with years of experience settling Portland slip, trip, and fall cases. By conducting a timely investigation, we were able to determine that the substance on the floor on which our client had slipped was vegetable oil.  This oil came from a bottle that had been correctly stocked, but which was leaky.  The employee who stocked this oil had failed to notice the leak and no one cleaned it up to protect store customers and other employees.

At the same time as we presented the results of this investigation to the store’s management and attorneys, we also provided medical forms showing that our client had no preexisting problems with his back and shoulder.  Armed with this information, we were quickly able to convince the store that it alone was liable for our client’s injuries.  We were able to get our client a generous settlement, which compensated him for his pain and suffering and paid all of his medical expenses.

Another satisfied client who was happy with his choice of Dwyer Williams Potter LLP, compassionate and effective Portland personal injury attorneys.

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