Accident Involving Pre-Existing Conditions Settled in Client’s Favor
Residents of Bend know how treacherous the roads in the area can be in winter conditions. Our client was a passenger in a car on Highway 97 just south of town during such winter conditions, including ice on the roadway. Our client’s friend who was driving lost control of the car and wrecked. Our client suffered injuries in the accident and sought medical treatment. The back injury he incurred in the accident also had the unfortunate effect of aggravating a pre-existing injury he had.
When he filed a claim with the insurance company, they informed him that they wanted their doctor to examine him and determine which injuries were related to the accident and which were pre-existing. At this point, our client wanted the representation of an experienced auto accident attorney to make sure the insurance company didn’t take advantage of him.
I told him what to expect from the insurance company doctor’s examination and told him that he needed to do nothing except tell the truth about the accident and his medical history. The insurance doctor gave him a favorable review and actually recommended additional x-rays to diagnose and treat his ongoing symptoms. When he completed treatment, I evaluated his case and sent a demand to the insurance company to settle his claim. With the favorable report from their own doctor and my demand for what they knew was a fair amount, the case settled. Our client’s accident-related medical expenses were covered and he received compensation for his pain and suffering and the noneconomic damages of interruption of his usual activities.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and have new injuries or have aggravated pre-existing ones, we can help you navigate the complicated process of getting your insurance claim settled and ensure that 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