Traffic safety experts agree that left turns are among the most dangerous maneuvers drivers have to make on a regular basis. Our client was making a left turn in Eugene, Oregon when another driver collided with her vehicle. Both drivers had been going slow and the property damage was small. Because her car wasn’t much damaged, our client didn’t seek treatment immediately, thinking she wasn’t much injured. However, about a month after the accident, she was experiencing discomforting pain in her neck and sought medical treatment.
Another month passed before she began receiving treatment, which eventually lasted about a month and a half. When she filed a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, they offered her only a very small settlement that was inadequate for her medical bills. They cited her delay in seeking initial treatment and the gap before treatments began. Not happy with the small settlement offered, she came to our expert auto accident attorneys for help.
After taking the case, I carefully reviewed her medical records and was able to point out to the insurance adjuster that despite the low impact collision and the delays of treatment, her lead physician attributed her need for treatment to the automobile accident. Before entering into negotiations with the insurance carrier, I put a value on the case so I would have a baseline for negotiations. After several rounds of intense negotiations, I was able to secure a settlement offer for a fair value. Our client was very happy and was able to pay her medical bills as well as receive compensation for her pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and have a complicated insurance claim that involves delayed treatment or gaps in treatment, we can still help you get a settlement from the insurance company. 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