Lake Oswego Pedestrian Case
In 2013, a pedestrian was walking along Jefferson Parkway in Lake Oswego. A woman attempting to park in a church parking lot accidentally hit the gas rather than the brake. Her car lurched over the sidewalk and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian started looking for a Lake Oswego personal injury lawyer to help with his case.
Before the crash the pedestrian had a long history of knee complaints including a prior surgery in 2006 following a previous, similar car accident. His doctor in 2006 said he would need a knee replacement surgery in the future. After the 2013 crash he got his knee replaced. The at-fault driver’s insurance argued that the knee replacement was preexisting and not due to the 2013 crash. They made no offers. The pedestrian hired Chad Stavley. Chad worked hard with the orthopedist to understand the previous condition of our client’s knee and how the crash changed it. Shortly before the scheduled trial the at-fault driver’s insurance company agreed to settle the case.