Our client was driving on a windy, hilly two lane rural road. He was driving up a hill toward a corner, when an oncoming vehicle suddenly appeared in his lane. To avoid being hit, he swerved. While the evasive tactic kept him and his passenger out of a head-on collision, the car’s tires left the road, skidded on the loose gravel on the shoulder and propelled the vehicle across the road and down the embankment on the other side. Our client and his passenger were seriously injured and alone, as the other vehicle had not stopped.
After help arrived at the scene, both our client and his passenger required extensive medical treatment. The passenger was able to settle her claim for policy limits, but our client’s insurance company refused his claim, due to lack of witnesses to the accident. Facing mounting medical expenses, losing wages, and needing a new car, the client contacted us, expert Oregon auto accident attorneys.
Since the insurance company’s main objection was to the “phantom vehicle” involved in the crash, I knew I would need to somehow provide evidence that another vehicle had been involved. I began by contacting the deputy who had responded to the accident. He signed a declaration supporting our client and his passenger’s account of the accident, which included the phantom vehicle. I sent this declaration and additional supporting documentation to our client’s insurance company.
After receiving the deputy’s declaration and the supporting documentation, the insurance company offered a fair settlement that covered our client’s pain and suffering, wage losses, and medical expenses.
If you have been in any kind of car accident, including unusual ones involving a phantom vehicle, we can help you get the insurance 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