Generous Insurance Settlement Reached Despite Low Policy Limits
The details of another successful Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC car accident injury settlement are as follows: our client, a young and able-bodied Central Oregonian woman, was having trouble starting her car. She popped the hood and manually opened it while waiting for another motorist to pull forward and help her jump-start the car. This motorist accidentally stepped on the gas pedal, which caused his vehicle to lurch forward and pinned our client’s leg between the two cars. As a result of this incident, our client was seriously injured and she sought immediate medical attention for her accident-related injuries.
The at-fault driver’s insurance provider offered to pay the full policy limit toward our client’s injuries, but unfortunately the at-fault driver was only insured for the minimum amount required under Oregon law. Under Oregon law, all vehicle insurance policies must carry at least $15,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. This meager amount was not enough to cover our client’s prohibitive medical bills.
Our client sought the help of Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC because we are experienced auto accident injury lawyers with a track record of success throughout the state of Oregon. She knew that she could entrust her legal situation with us and that we would secure her the fairest possible settlement given the facts and parties involved in this case.
After reaching out to the health providers that provided services to our client following her accident, we were able to get several to significantly reduce their bills. We also convinced our client’s insurance provider to waive its lien on the $30,000 in medical expenses that it covered for our client. Once these arrangements had been made, the case settled and all of our client’s accident-related medical expenses were taken care of. Our client also received a reasonable settlement to compensate her for her pain and suffering.