Our client was driving home from a Eugene, Oregon grocery store. Passing through an intersection where he had the right of way, another driver turned in front of him. Although he tried to brake, there was nothing he could do to avoid the collision. The impact was strong enough that he suffered whiplash injuries.
Thinking that the injuries were only temporary discomfort, our client put off seeking medical treatment for his accident-related injuries. When the pain was still with him a month after the accident, he decided to go to the doctor. The doctor attributed his injuries to the car accident, a fact of some significance in our client’s case, as he had been on disability for over 30 years due to an on-the-job back injury.
Given our client’s pre-exisiting conditions, the insurance company denied his accident-related claim. He knew he would need the help of an experienced auto accident personal injury attorney to have any chance of settling his claim.
When I took the case, I reviewed his medical records and was able to point out the doctor’s diagnosis attributing the new injuries – and resulting medical treatment – to the auto accident, not our client’s pre-existing condition. I knew negotiations in this case would be tough, so I put a value on the case to establish a baseline for a fair settlement. The negotiations were intense, and I fought aggressively for our client’s claim. Ultimately, I was able to get the insurance company to offer an amount above the baseline I’d established for the case. Our client was very happy with this fair settlement offer, and he was able to cover his medical expenses and receive compensation for his pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, we can help settle it in your favor, even if you have significant pre-existing medical conditions. One of our expert Personal Injury Attorneys will be happy to discuss your Oregon Personal Injury case with you. Call us now: 541-617-0555.