$600,000 -- Pedestrian Settlement
7 year old BP was riding his skateboard in a downtown Portland crosswalk when he was struck by a dump truck. Initially, the insurance company for the garbage truck denied responsibility claiming that BP's parents were at fault because they failed to properly supervise BP on the sidewalk. BP suffered a broken pelvis and urethra disruption.
We obtained the services of a nurse to help the parents with his rehabilitation at home and to provide expert testimony for trial. BP healed without disability. The case settled for $600,000 prior to trial. The settlement proceeds have been placed in an annuity and will be available to BP when he turns 18. $111,467 -- Jury Award Bicycle v Car
GB was riding her bicycle against traffic on a country highway when she was struck by a car leaving a driveway. GB suffered a shoulder rotator cuff tear requiring surgery. State Farm Insurance offered nothing in settlement, maintaining that the collision was GB's fault because she was riding her bike on the wrong side of the road across a driveway. The case went to trial and plaintiff was awarded $111,467 for her injury. However, the jury also found that our client was 41% at fault for her injuries and therefore the net award to our client was $65,766.00$115,000 -- Pedestrian Policy Limits Settlement
SA was in a crosswalk at a stop sign when she was struck by a driver performing a “California stop” while attempting a left turn. Although the impact was minor, SA suffered a foot fracture. The settlement represents every penny that was available from the at fault driver insurance company. $112,402.80 -- Pedestrian Policy Limits Settlement
TL was struck while attempting to run across a busy street in Hillsboro. The driver responsible for the accident pulled from a driveway, making a right turn, and struck TL right as he was about to step onto the sidewalk. Initially the drivers insurance company denied the claim, blaming TL for failing to use a crosswalk. TL suffered a skull fracture without a traumatic brain injury (very lucky), pneumothorax, and a clavicle fracture. All of TL' medical bills were paid for by his health insurance company. Additionally, his wage loss was immediately paid by the driver's insurance company as no fault PIP benefits. Eventually, the case settled before trial for the other drives liability limits of $100,000. The settlement represents every penny that was available from the at fault driver insurance company.