Our client has lived in his neighborhood for a long time. He knows most of his neighbors, and everyone is generally friendly. Many families live there, and children frequently play in the front yards and street. So, when some new people moved into the neighborhood, our client was extremely worried about a habit of one of the new residents, a young man, of driving through the streets at a high speed. He decided to go meet the new neighbor and express his concern in a friendly fashion. He was extremely surprised, then, when the man answered his door with a gun in his hand. He would not let our client in his house or open the door all the way. Our client tried to have a conversation with the man, but the gun went off and shot him in the abdomen.
The injuries were severe, and our client’s medical bills were in excess of $150,000. Uninsured, our client had no way to pay that amount. Because the injury resulted from a crime, he was able to get help from Victim’s Assistance for $20,000 of his medical expenses. Many of his other expenses were written off, but he still was coping with the remainder, in addition to lost wages and the pain and suffering caused by the traumatic experience. It was at this point that the client contacted our expert personal injury lawyers to get help settling his case.
Upon taking the case, I investigated and learned that the gun-wielding neighbor had renter’s insurance. I contacted the insurance carrier and submitted our client’s medical records and bills.
Ultimately, the insurance company offered a settlement for policy limits, which we accepted. With this settlement, the client
was able to clear up his outstanding medical bill balances and move on with his life after this terrible experience.
If you have been injured in a crime or accident involving a gun, we can help you get the settlement you deserve. 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