Our client was stopped at a stop sign at a busy intersection in LaPine, Oregon. She looked right, then left, then right again, waiting for traffic to clear. She had not moved at all, when a huge Chevy truck hauling a twelve-foot trailer backed into her Corolla while pulling out of a parking lot across the street from her. Although she was stopped, the impact was serious, because the truck was so much bigger than her car. Her body was thrown backwards with considerable force and she sustained injuries to her neck and upper back, as well as a torn rotator cuff injury that she later learned would require surgery.
She filed a claim with the other driver’s insurance company, but they denied liability, claiming that our client wasn’t stopped but moving at the time of the accident. She knew this wasn’t the case and called Central Oregon’s best auto accident attorneys to help get her claim settled in her favor.
Upon taking the case, I found the at-fault driver’s insurance company very difficult to work with. They refused to negotiate, so I took the next necessary step and filed a lawsuit. This gave me the opportunity to take a deposition from the at-fault driver. His story provided in the deposition process fully supported our client’s version of the accident and proved that the at-fault driver had been negligent and had caused the accident. The case moved into mediation, where we were able to negotiate a fair settlement for our client, including payment for her medical bills and her pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault but you can’t get the insurance company to honor your claim, we can help you get the money owed to you. 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