Settlement for Passenger Injured in Collision With Telephone Pole
Our client in this Central Oregon auto accident case was the passenger in a car being driven by a friend. His friend was driving above the posted speed limit and, due to his excessive speed, failed to successfully negotiate a corner, hit a curb, and drove directly into a power pole. Our client was seriously injured as a result of the accident; his most significant injury was a fractured left leg.
Our client had no health insurance and was unable to pay for his accident-related treatment. Although our client’s friend was clearly the party responsible for this accident and although he had insurance, he initially refused to turn the claim over to his insurance company or to provide our client with his insurance information.
Our client was reluctant to involve a legal representative since the at-fault driver in this scenario was a personal friend, but once he made the decision to do so he contacted Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC. He knew our reputation for success and vigilant representation of our clients and was encouraged that our Oregon auto accident attorneys collectively have more than 80 years of experience in personal injury law.
We immediately contacted the at-fault driver and were able to get him to turn over the claim to his insurance company. We ensured that the insurance company paid for all of our client’s accident related medical bills. As soon as he had completed treatment for his accident-related injuries, we submitted a demand for to the insurance company to compensate him for his pain and suffering. In the end, the insurance company made a full policy offer to settle our client’s claim.