Insurance Dispute Cases

Sometimes, insurance companies go well out of their way to avoid representing their client’s best interests. If you think you have an insurance case, contact us right away.

Blogs and Articles

Auto Insurer Refuses to Pay For Pedestrian’s Head Injury; Confidential Settlement
motorist, after passing a flashing amber light and a yellow warning sign indicating a pedestrian crossing ahead, ran down a college student who was crossing in the marked crosswalk. READ MORE


GEICO Bad Faith Lawsuit
Cornel Tuter knows the charming green GEICO gecko all too well. The creature is ubiquitous, one of the most easily recognizable characters on the planet. It should be: GEICO Insurance spends an estimated $1 billion a year on advertising […] READ MORE


Health Insurer Refuses to Pay for Surgery; Confidential Settlement
An Oregon woman had several potentially life-threatening health problems associated with morbid obesity. After years of unsuccessfully trying diets and various weight loss programs, her physicians recommended a surgical procedure […] READ MORE


Insurance Company Refuses to Pay for Woman’s Brain Injury Treatment
A local woman was sitting in the driver’s seat of her family Toyota Sequoia, stopped for a red light at an intersection near the University of Oregon campus. She was rear-ended by a Cadillac driven by an underinsured motorist.
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Oregon Supreme Court Confirms Underinsured Motorist Coverage Reports
In automobile crash personal injury cases, the injured person’s underinsured motorist policy limits often dictate the maximum recovery available to that person. For example, imagine an innocent driver who sustains severe permanent injuries […] READ MORE


Pedestrian Prevails Against Insurance Company for Underinsured Motorist Benefits
A pedestrian who was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk with the right of way was struck by a negligent underinsured driver. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, a fractured foot, and a labral tear in her hip that caused a permanent limp. The driver was cited at the scene for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. We settled with the underinsured driver for the full policy limits, but it was insufficient to compensate the pedestrian for the harm she suffered. The pedestrian’s own insurance company initially refused to pay the underinsured motorist insurance benefits to her. We filed the case and eventually settled the case at a judicial settlement conference.


Policyholder Financial Abuse by Insurance Company
A retired Forest Service employee was riding his bicycle for exercise next to a rural road. An underinsured driver swerved onto the shoulder of the road and struck the bicyclist at more than 50 miles per hour. The bicyclist suffered serious leg fractures and shoulder injuries that required surgeries. After a settlement with the underinsured driver, the bicyclist’s own insurance company refused to pay the bicyclist the underinsured motorist insurance benefits he had paid for. We filed the case in federal court against the insurance company, with claims for breach of contract, negligence, and financial abuse of a vulnerable person over the age of 65. The case settled for the full amount to which the bicyclist was entitled.


Underinsured Motorist Law Protects Oregonians Against Insurance Company Loopholes – With a Catch
Over the years, we have handled many personal injury cases for people seriously hurt in vehicle collisions that were caused by uninsured or underinsured drivers. Many of our clients were left with significant medical bills and loss of income. READ MORE

Law and You Podcasts

Bicycle-Car Collision: How Ryan Fought Back
This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson speaking about a case where he helped a man involved in a bicycle-car collision fight back against an insurance company who accused him of wrongdoing. PLAY PODCAST


Case Brings Injured Worker Justice
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson telling of a “third party case” he filed for an injured worker to hold a manufacturer responsible for the defective machinery that was responsible for the worker’s injury. PLAY PODCAST


Don’t Wait if You’re in an Accident With an Underinsured Motorist
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing a situation when you might suffer damage and/or injury caused by a motorists who is underinsured. A qualified, experienced attorney can help you protect your rights in such a situation. PLAY PODCAST


Few Records Are Truly Private When You Are in Litigation
This segment of The Law and You addresses the importance of having an experienced trial lawyer in personal injury litigation and making sure your attorney is aware of all your records. PLAY PODCAST


Insurance Company Bad Faith
When something goes wrong, your insurance company should be there to help you pick up the pieces and provide the services that you pay them for. But where do you turn when the insurance company doesn’t do that?
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Insurers Demand Payback From Victims’ Settlements
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson confirming that insurance reimbursement is often demanded from a health insurer in a personal injury victim’s settlement. PLAY PODCAST


Insurance Red Tape: How Betty Won
This segment of The Law and You features attorney Lara Johnson telling of a case where a client’s insurance company suggested that she sue her friend after being in an auto accident. PLAY PODCAST


Legal Action Sometimes Required in Damaged Motor Vehicle Cases
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing how adequate collision coverage, or legal action, is needed to recover the full property loss in a collision. PLAY PODCAST


No Lawyers in Small Claims Court
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson describing how small claims court works. PLAY PODCAST


Oregon Law Discourages Insurer Delays in Settling Claims
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing an Oregon Law that provides a weapon to discourage an insurer’s delay in paying your claim. PLAY PODCAST


Oregon Law Encourages Swifter Resolution of Insurance Disputes
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson telling of insurance disputes where the insurer was required to pay more because of delays. PLAY PODCAST


Oregon’s Mental Health Care Act
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing the new Oregon law that requires health insurance companies to provide stronger mental health coverage in their group plans.
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Personal Injury Victims Often Must Reimburse Health Insurer
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson telling of how health insurance companies seek reimbursement for claims paid for a personal injury victim after that person is awarded a settlement. PLAY PODCAST


Your Right to Access and Amend Your Medical Records
This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing your right to your own medical records. PLAY PODCAST