PDX Rent-a-Car Head Injury
FACTS: PDX shuttle driver struck by SUV while walking across airport parking lot. Strikes head on pavement. Loses consciousness. No witnesses. Insurer resists claim suggesting client at fault and claims brain injury is due to pot smoking. Wife also files claim for loss of affection. Litigated case.
INJURIES: Concussion, contusions, loss of intimacy.
SUV Driver Hit by Full-Size Pick-Up Truck on US-30 Outside Astoria, Oregon.
FACTS: SUV driver hit by oncoming full-size pick-up truck on US-30 outside Astoria, Oregon. Litigated case.
INJURIES: Fractured T3-T9 rib fractures requiring surgical repair with plates; transverse process L1-L5 fractured; pulmonary contusion, bruise on the left; simple pneumothorax resulting in pneumonia; seat belt abrasions on neck and around hips. Left hand lacerations. Middle finger cut. Arm and leg bruises.
Semi v. Semi Rear Ender at Base of Cabbage Hill
FACTS: I-84 blizzard driving a semi-truck, stopped for bad weather without leaving hazard signs on road at the base of Cabbage Hill outside Pendleton, OR. Another semi struck our clients from behind. Litigated case.
INJURIES: Client #1 (Semi- truck driver)- torn rotator cuff, left Client #2 ( Semi truck passenger) – hip, neck and back pain, tingling in 3-5 fingers of right hand.
Uninsured Driver Loans Car to Drunk Driver
FACTS: An uninsured driver In Portland, Oregon loaned his car to an person who, while under the influence of alcohol, failed to yield to the right of way to an oncoming car, driven by client. Those two cars them collided with our client’s stationary car. Client had pre-existing, unrelated concussion. Litigated case.
INJURIES: Concussion, closed head injury, chronic migraines, C3-4 bulging disc, PTSD, severe cervical stenosis.
“Big Rig” Operator’s Injury Supported by Surgeon
FACTS: Intoxicated, uninsured wrong way automobile driver strikes semi truck on 1-5. Insurer claims injury unrelated, but respected surgeon disagrees. Litigated case.
INJURIES: SLAP tear (Shoulder injury) with good recovery.
$350,000(Policy limits for both $100,000 third-party and $250,000 UIM)
Head-on Collision in Milwaukie, OR
FACTS: Head-on Collision involving a Ford Explorer causing Plaintiff to be pinned in her Toyota Corolla.
INJURIES: Traumatic brain injury, loss of consciousness, traumatic headaches and right maxillary sinus fracture.
Disputed Gresham House Fire
FACTS: House fire, insurance company wouldn’t pay pointing to alleged suspicious circumstances and then contested value of contents. Insurer suggested arson but fire investigation did not. Litigation required to resolve. Litgaged case.
Illegal U-Turn in Oregon City
FACTS: Active family man driving on Bluff street, injures shoulder in collision caused by illegal U-turn driver. Injury interferes with excavator job resulting in significant lost wages. Surgery to repair shoulder successful. Insurer resisted claim but after suit, case resolves for $125k more than initial demand.
INJURIES: Right labral tear, left shoulder strain, neck strain.
Head-on Collision in Gresham, OR
FACTS: Head-on Collision involving a Jeep and a pickup truck on NW Division Street and NW Birdsdale Avenue in Gresham, Oregon.
INJURIES: Fractured left wrist, fractured right wrist, cervical sprain, thoracic sprain, PTSD and exacerbation of vision loss issues.
Car v. Pedestrian Accident
Car Strikes Pedestrian in Crosswalk
FACTS: Young adult struck by compact car while crossing the street at SE Glisan and 82nd Ave. Pedestrian suffered concussion, broken arm and lacerations. Insurer for driver of car initially denied liability. Outstanding medicals negotiated down significantly. Case eventually settled with driver accepting 100% fault in July, 2019.
INJURIES: Concussion, broken arm, lacerations.
Wrongful Termination/ Whistleblower Claim
Auditor uncovers mortgage fraud
FACTS: An auditor of mortgage reports to superiors irregularities in mortgage applications. She is told by manager to ignore it and is eventually fired. She files qui tam lawsuit, which is initially resisted. Case eventually settles for $250,000 after damning evidence uncovered during investigation substantiating plan to fire auditor after her discoveries. Litigated case.
Tow Trucker Causes Log Roll in Clatsop Co
FACTS: Log semi truck traveling about 50mph, when the at-fault tow truck driver abruptly pulls out in front of client log truck operator, rolling log truck and temporarily pinning in client. Litigated Case.
INJURIES: Arm and rib injuries.
Truck v Car Accident
Garbage Truck Rear Ends Motorist
FACTS: Truck driver had alcohol on his breath. Injuries included: neck strain, left-sided pain and concussion. Chiropractic treatment. Accident occurred at I-26 east at Jefferson near common backup area at tunnel.
INJURIES: Neck strain, left-sided pain, concussion.
Hot Air Balloon Lands Hard in Newberg
FACTS: Couple on a romantic hot air balloon ride. He proposes, she accepts. Pilot error caused their basket to drop like dead weight, bounce, and drop again. Both balloon riders signed a full waiver and release before the flight. Litigated case.
INJURIES: Each client fractures foot.
82nd Ave T-Bone Fractures
FACTS: Two friends T-Boned on 82nd Ave in S.E. Portland. Fault admitted, but at fault driver does not have enough assets or insurance. Outstanding medical bills negotiated down accordingly.
INJURIES: Client #1: Fractured hip, injured rib & clavicle; Client #2: Fractured pelvis and injured sacrum.
Underinsured Driver Causes Rear-end Car Crash. Fruitland, Idaho
FACTS: An underinsured driver struck the side rear quarter panel of Plaintiff’s vehicle. PIP Insurance initially denied paying the claim, defining it as a minor impact collision. ERISA lien consisted of majority of the third-party settlement ($50,000). After filing a lawsuit against PIP, this lien was paid, in addition to $5,000 of attorney fees and $1,461.50 in wage loss. Third-party party settlement was $50,000 and UIM Settlement was $110,000.
INJURIES: Cervical radiculopathy at C5-C6, cervical sprain, thoracic sprain, right wrist and hand sprain.
Golf Cart Accident in Moda Lot
FACTS: Moda center employee driving a golf cart leaving a park garage. A Cadillac crashed into the golf cart. Client jumped out of the cart trying to avoid impact. Insurer contested claim.
INJURIES: Chronic back pain, “right foot drop”, bulging disc L4-5, nerve issues.
Milwaukee, OR: Confused Elderly Driver
FACTS: Client eating lunch in her parked car. Elderly at-fault driver confused brake and gas pedals, hitting gas rather than brake. Litigated case.
INJURIES: Strain of ligaments in neck, sprain of lumbar, radiculopathy, sprain of wrist, sprain of hip, annulus bulge L1-5 & S1.
Garbage Trucker in a Hurry
FACTS: Waste Management driver t-boned our client
INJURIES: Lacerated liver, broken rib, chin puncture, concussion. Full recovery. Insurer contested extent of injury. Litigated case.
Car v. Pedestrian Accident
Car Strikes Pedestrian in Crosswalk
FACTS: Convenient store worker crosses in crosswalk at S.E. Powell Ave. And Cesar Chavez Blvd. in Portland when he is struck by a vehicle. Unable to work for 2 weeks.
INJURIES: Large thigh contusion, sprained ankle, bruised knees.
Grant’s Pass: Hit Spin & Hit Again
FACTS: At-fault driver ran a red light in Grants’ Pass Oregon. T-bone caused our client’s car to turn 180, and then strike a second time.
INJURIES: Left wrist tear, scapholunate ligament tear, left wrist sprain, lumbar sprain, neck sprain.
T-Bone Crash Causes Disc Rupture
FACTS: Machinist client hurt when second car cuts in front of his at SE 32nd and Kelly in Portland, Oregon. Client car totaled. Pre-existing left side sciatica; new right sided sciatica w disc rupture at one level. Claim settled after demand letter.
INJURIES: Right sided sciatica with disc rupture; pre-existing left side sciatica.
Mouth Injury Yield $50K
FACTS: Client an I -84 motorist traveled about 50mph. A merging car forced client into semi-truck and then a cement guard rail. Modest treatment.
INJURIES: Lip laceration, right rib fracture, cracked tooth syndrome (cracked under the gum line).
Washington County: Unwitnessed Stairway Fall
FACTS: Dark apartment stairway, client fell, landing hard on heel of foot. Insurer disputed claim because no witnesses. Litigated case.
INJURIES: Displaced distal fibular fracture.
Beaverton Cyclist v. Car Collision
FACTS: Bicyclist hit by a vehicle. Bicyclist without insurance. Driver at fault with low policy limits.
INJURIES: Leg injury with leg pain, and lost tooth
Snowboarder v. Snowboarder
FACTS: Uphill minor snowboarder struck client, another snowboarder with checkered past.
INJURIES: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Domestic Violence Claim v. Benton County Convict
FACTS: Male domestic partner beat female client in face. No witnesses. Facts disputed. Defendant without assets and incarcerated. Modest treatment.
INJURIES: Cuts, bruises and contusions to face, head, eyes, mouth and neck. Litigated case.