Our client was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife. They were driving on a rural road, climbing a small hill, when they spotted a pedestrian in the road walking his dog. As they slowed their vehicle down to avoid hitting the pedestrian, another motorist traveling behind them failed to stop in time to avoid causing a collision. The second motorist rear-ended our client, injuring him badly.
Our client’s injuries were primarily soft tissue injuries that were slow to resolve. The insurance adjuster made a low ball offer to resolve the case, which our client wisely rejected before calling us. He had heard of our firm’s reputation for tough negotiating with insurance companies and hired us to get him the Oregon auto accident injury settlement he deserved.
We had numerous communications with the at-fault driver’s insurance company during negotiations. We were able to continue working them up to a fair settlement offer using our knowledge of our client’s accident-related medical treatment, his past medical history, and Oregon law.
After several months of negotiations, we were able to resolve the case for a fair value and our client was happy with the result.