EB was injured in a T-bone collision when the at fault driver suddenly and without warning pulled from a stop sign into his lane of travel. Initially EB thought that he suffered soft tissue injuries and a minor concussion. About a month after the accident he started to notice memory and coordination problems on his left side. The insurance company for the other driver refused to acknowledge EB's traumatic brain injury and accused him of faking the injury. A lawsuit was filed and a month before trial the insurance company's paid their $300,000 policy limits. Thereafter, the client proceeded to binding arbitration for his underinsured motorist benefits. The resulting arbitration, workers' compensation claim and the above settlement resulted in a benefit to the client of over $800,000.
TS was making a left hand turn at an intersection when another driver ran a red light striking him on the driver's side of his car. He suffered rib fractures, an elbow fracture and a spleen laceration that was surgically repaired. The driver at fault for the collision settled the case for his insurance policy limits of $100,000. We prosecuted an under-insured motorist claim against Safeco Insurance. Initially, Safeco refused to acknowledge that because TS missed a significant amount of work, he lost retirement benefits. Just before trial we were able to reach a settlement of $319,000 that compensated TS for all of his losses including his retirement benefits.
SM was injured when another driver made an illegal left turn in front of him causing a T-bone collision. SM suffered soft tissue injuries to his neck and back that required about 8 months of treatment with $7,000 in medical bills and no wage loss. The other driver's insurance company paid SM their policy limits of $25,000 and we prosecuted an under-insured motorist claim against SM's insurance company, USF&G Insurance. USF&G refused to settle the case, claiming that SM had been fully compensated for his injuries by the $25,000 payment from the at fault driver. The jury disagreed and awarded SM $117,000.
The Law Offices of Clayton H. Morrison are Oregon personal injury attorneys who represent people injured in car accidents throughout Southwest Portland and its surrounding areas, including, Beaverton Aloha, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Lake Oswego, Scappoose, Banks, North Plains, Vernonia, Yamhill, Gaston, Carlton, McMinnville, Sheridan, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Kaiser, Salem, Monmouth,, Tillamook, Cannon Beach, and Astoria.