It was a typically rainy day in Gold Beach, Oregon, where our client happened to be stopped at a red light. Another vehicle, driving too fast for the low visibility conditions, failed to see our client or the red light and rear ended his truck. He suffered back and neck injuries common in such auto accidents.
Our client is a tough guy, used to not complaining and working through the pain. He treated his car accident injuries this way, seeking only minimal treatment before returning to his normal construction work, which was very physical. Unlike past injuries or pain our he’d experienced, the injuries incurred during the car accident continued to bother him. The pain and discomfort finally became too much to bear, and he sought additional treatment, though still as little as possible.
When he filed an insurance claim for his medical expenses, the carrier denied it, citing his delay in treatment and the minimal nature of his treatment. The insurance carrier argued that our client was not injured at all, or he would have had much more treatment than his medical records showed. Frustrated by the run-around from the insurance company, he called us, expert auto accident personal injury attorneys.
I evaluated his claim and sent a settlement demand to the insurance company. His injuries were well documented in his accident-related medical records, and there was documentation from the scene of the accident to show how serious the accident had been. Using this documentation, I was able to show that he was really injured and in pain and not just complaining and taking advantage of the insurance company.
After the insurance company reviewed the facts and I negotiated with them, they offered our client a very fair settlement to cover his medical expenses, pain, and suffering.
This is a perfect example of how an experienced Oregon auto accident attorney can help you get the settlement you deserve. If you find yourself in a similar situation, give us a call. 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