A client in Southern Oregon was recently injured in a car crash when she had stopped her car at a traffic signal and was waiting for the light to change. Another motorist failed to stop and rear-ended our client’s car. Although some property damage was done to our client’s car, it was minimal. For this reason, the insurance adjuster claimed that he couldn’t understand how our client could have sustained her injuries in this supposed low-impact collision.
Our client called an attorney right away. She knew that she needed a knowledgeable and tough Oregon auto accident injury lawyer on her side. As soon as our client had completed treatment for her accident-related injuries, we ordered her complete medical records and were able to definitively prove to the adjuster that, although our client had some underlying degenerative changes, she was healthy at the time of the accident.
This claim was quickly resolved through negotiations and it settled for a fair amount that our client was happy with. Low impact collisions, while perhaps more difficult to prove on paper as being responsible for accident-related injuries, nevertheless have the potential to injure Oregon drivers and passengers.