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Michael A. Colbach

Choosing The Right Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney






Portland personal injury attorney Michael A. Colbach
Michael A. Colbach

Before you hire a lawyer, make sure they are qualified.

How do you know which Portland personal injury attorney to choose? 95% of Oregon personal injury attorneys rarely, if ever, go to trial. Most are not very good at it and have had little success at trial. If you hire a lawyer who does not try cases, you are stuck taking whatever the insurance company offers. Anyone can say that they are aggressive and will fight for your rights. Make them prove it.

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Portland personal injury attorney peer selected as a super lawyer, some of top trial verdicts in Multnomah County.

Ask how many cases they have tried to a jury & what their results have been.

If they are not actively trying cases and have not had a number of large verdicts, do you want to trust them with your case? Although your case will likely never go to trial, insurance companies base their offers on how your attorney has done in trial in the past. If you hire an attorney who has not had a significant number of larger verdicts, do you think the insurance company is going to offer you a fair amount?

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BBB Better Business Bureau Accredited since 2003

Why should you hire attorney Michael A. Colbach?

Proven results. I do not know of any other Oregon personal injury lawyer who is consistently getting better jury verdicts on motor vehicle accident personal injury cases. A judge recently showed me the list of top Multnomah County motor vehicle verdicts. According to this list, two of the top ten verdicts are cases that I tried to a jury. They were reported by the media, Bicyclist hit by test driver and Cyclist vs. New Seasons.

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Portland trial attorney with over $22 million in verdicts and settlements in just the last eight years.

Without the threat of a lawyer who is willing to go to trial and seek a big jury verdict, why would an insurance company pay you what your claim is really worth? Lawsuits can be expensive, and many people do not have the money to pursue their claim. In every case, I advance all costs associated with pursuing your case and I do not ask you for a penny until we recover from the other side.

Trial attorney with experience can make the difference.

I am an experienced, aggressive trial lawyer who has tried over 130 jury trials and I have twenty years of courtroom experience. I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that is what it takes to maximize the amount of money you recover. I offer one-on-one service, and I will not hand your case off your case to an inexperienced associate or a paralegal.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Example Questions
  • What is my claim worth? How do I know if I have a good case?
  • Does my Oregon auto policy provide medical coverage if I am in a car, on a bike, or a pedestrian?
  • What you need to know if you've been hurt by an auto as a pedestrian or on a bike.
  • What if the other driver had no auto insurance or not enough insurance to cover my medical bills?
  • Do all Oregon personal injury attorneys charge the same amount?
  • Who pays my medical bills?
  • Oregon Third Party Workers Compensation Claims
  • Making A Claim Against An Oregon Government Entity Or Oregon Government Employee
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Reduce the stress of making a personal injury claim.

A serious injury can turn your life upside down. Making a personal injury claim can be difficult and time consuming. Once I take your case, you can stop worrying about dealing with the insurance companies and focus on your recovery. I take care of all of the paperwork, phone calls, and negotiations, so you can get on with your life.

I handle cases on a contingency fee basis.

This means:

YOU DON'T OWE ME A LEGAL FEE UNLESS I RECOVER MONEY FOR YOU.


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If you have been injured, you need to know right away what insurance coverage is in place to cover your medical expenses and lost wages.

Contact me as soon as you are able, even before you talk to even your own or any other insurance company.

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Causes I Support

Portland bicycle injury lawyer Michael Colbach, proud to support OBRA and main cash sponsor of Bicycleattorney.com/racing cycle team.

I'm a bicycle lawyer, dedicated to making sure bicyclists get the best legal representation possible. Proud to support OBRA (Oregon Bicycle Racing Association) and also to be the main cash sponsor of the Bicycleattorney.com bicycle team and host of the website. I am a former road and cyclocross racer and current bicycle commuter.