Our client was driving around town one sunny morning, buying groceries and running other errands, when she came to a complete stop in a line of cars. While she was waiting for traffic to start moving again, a horrifying thing happened – another car, traveling in the opposite direction, swerved into her lane and hit her car. She suffered severe injuries, for which she sought medical treatment.
When she filed a claim to try to recover her medical expenses and property damage, the insurance adjuster for the at-fault driver’s carrier claimed the accident was minimal and made only a low settlement, which wouldn’t cover all of her expenses or property loss. At her wit’s end over dealing with the company, our client called our firm to get expert legal help in resolving her auto accident personal injury case.
The insurance company didn’t respond to negotiations with a higher offer, so I filed a lawsuit on our client’s behalf – at Dwyer Williams Dretke , we always do whatever it takes to get the client the settlement he or she deserves. We waited, but the other side never filed an Answer or otherwise acknowledged the lawsuit. To keep the process going, I accepted a default judgment, a judgment that is granted when one party of a lawsuit fails to respond. The default judgment finally got the insurance company moving, and they hired their own lawyer to try to have the judgment overturned, which meant they finally had to consider our client’s case. By keeping the pressure on the insurance company in this way, I was able to negotiate a settlement for our client – a settlement that was six times their last offer to us.
This is a perfect example of how having an experienced auto accident lawyer who understands the law, courts, and insurance companies can help you get the settlement you deserve in a case involving personal injury in a car accident. If you need someone like us on your side, contact us today. 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