Our client was in a line of traffic waiting to exit a downtown Bend, Oregon parking lot. While she was waiting, another driver tried to make a right turn into the parking lot. The other driver didn’t see our client’s car and sideswiped the driver’s side, injuring her quite seriously, including a left shoulder contusion, left knee pain, mid-back injury, and a chipped tooth.
She received medical treatment for five months. Although she was still in pain and had informed her doctor of it, he recommended no further treatments. At the same time, she was looking at the bills for her five months of treatment and wondering how she would pay them, plus any future medical bills if she needed to seek additional treatment for her ongoing pain. Unsure of how to proceed, she contacted an experienced auto accident attorney at Dwyer Williams Dretke.
When I met with her, she told me about the accident, her ongoing pain, and the doctor’s lack of recommendation for further treatment. I explained that if she ended treatment, the insurance company would believe she had made full recovery and future treatment would almost certainly be denied. Plus, I advised her that if she was still suffering from her accident-related injuries, she should get the treatment she needed to fully recover.
To help her on both accounts, I thoroughly reviewed her medical records, explained them to her, and evaluated her case. I strongly recommended that she go back to the doctor to discuss her ongoing pain. She did so, and her visit resulted in a recommendation for further treatment. This documented that her injuries were not fully resolved and, eventually, the treatment helped her recover.
Ultimately, with her medical records and additional documentation of her auto accident-related injuries, I was able to negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement for her.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and need help getting coverage to recover completely, we can help. 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