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.
Our 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.
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.
Our 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.
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.
A mother and her three-year old son, our client, had just arrived at a Portland, Oregon clothing store. He asked his mother if he could use the restroom. She was leading him to the restroom when he ran into a fire extinguisher. The flimsy wall hanger holding up the eighteen-pound extinguisher broke and the fire extinguisher fell on our client’s hand, nearly amputating his tiny fingers when it hit the ground.
Our client’s mother was understandably terrified by the accident, and she thought the store ought to cover her son’s medical expenses. But, when she tried to hold them responsible, they denied liability. They argued that the fire extinguisher was properly attached to the wall and that her son had been running around the store out of control. To add insult to injury, they told her she should have been watching him more closely. If the client’s mother had been terrified by the accident, now she was angry and frustrated with the store for denying her son’s claim in this premises liability accident. She contacted us, expert Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Attorneys, for help in settling the claim.
I immediately filed a lawsuit to move the case into litigation so we could oppose their denial. A fire safety expert confirmed that the fire extinguisher was not only not properly attached to the wall but was also in violation of Oregon’s fire code. After talking to the fire safety expert, I also deposed two former managers from the store who testified that the fire extinguisher had fallen before, and they had both thought it should have been mounted in a secure glass cabinet to avoid just such an accident as befell our client.
Faced with the evidence of the former manager’s testimonies and the fire safety expert’s opinion, the clothing store agreed to mediate the case. I was able to negotiate an excellent settlement for our client, sparing the already stressed family a jury trial. The money won in the settlement was placed in a trust for our client’s future medical care and college expenses.
With the help of an expert personal injury attorney, our client and his family were able to recover medical expenses and get the settlement they deserved. If you’re in a similiar situation, we can help. One of our expert Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Attorneys will be happy to discuss your Portland, Oregon Personal Injury case with you. Call us now: 888-700-4337