Our client was leaving a Bend hospital after meeting with her doctor when she was injured in a sudden auto accident. She had pulled up to a stop sign but couldn’t see traffic clearly because of some shrubbery obstructing her view. As she inched forward to make sure that the roadway was clear, a motorist behind her mistakenly assumed that she was accelerating into the street. He drove his car into the back of our client’s vehicle, injuring her.
Our client sought immediate medical treatment for her accident related injuries and then approached the at-fault driver’s insurance company in order to resolve her claim. The insurance company resolved to negotiate in good faith. At this point, she realized that she needed advice and representation by experienced and tough Oregon auto accident lawyers.
As soon as we were retained as counsel to our client, we reviewed her medical records and sent a demand to the insurance company. Unfortunately, we were initially unable to get the insurer to increase its offer by much. After consulting our client, we filed a lawsuit. Soon after depositions, the insurance company approached us and offered to settle for three times the amount that it offered our client before she had legal counsel. We accepted the offer and our client was happy with the result.