• Portland personal injury attorney Michael Colbach, Oregon

    Personal Injury Attorney

    Michael A. Colbach

Over $31 million in verdicts and settlements in just the last 10 years.

Why should you hire Michael Colbach?

Michael Colbach Portland, Oregon personal injury attorney and trial lawyer with proven results.

Proven results

I do not know of any other Oregon attorney who is consistently getting better jury verdicts on motor vehicle cases. A judge recently showed me the list of top Multnomah County auto accident verdicts. According to this list, two of the top ten verdicts are car accident cases that I tried to a jury. These trials and verdicts were reported on by the Portland media: Bicyclist hit by test driver and Cyclist vs. New Seasons. These verdicts were not 10 years ago, they were as recent as 2011. I am actively trying personal injury cases and as long as insurance companies continue to try and cheat my clients, I intend to keep trying cases.


How do you know which attorney to choose?

Before you hire an attorney, make sure they are qualified. 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.

Without the threat of an attorney 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 for your personal injury. I offer one-on-one service, and I will not hand your case off your case to an inexperienced associate or a paralegal.

Reduce the stress of making an insurance 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 recovering from your bicycle accident injuries. I take care of all of the paperwork, phone calls, and negotiations, so you can get on with your life.

No Win = No Fee

I handle cases on a contingency fee basis. This means:

You don't owe me a legal fee unless I recover money for you.

Top Auto Accident Attorney

Former road and cyclocross racer, current bicycle commuter.

Mike Colbach Portland, Oregon bircycle accident attorney and trial lawyer with proven results.

I started riding seriously in the mid 1990's when I sold my car and used my bicycle to commute from Wilsonville to Portland daily. I have put in over 30,000 miles on my bike and know what it is like to have to deal with careless drivers.

Mtorcycle attorney who rides.

Mike Colbach Portland, Oregon motorcycle accident attorney and trial lawyer with proven results.

I have ridden thousands of miles on my street bike and know the dangers that motorcyclists face every time they get on a bike. In my experience, most motorcycle riders are very safe and cautious, as our life is on the line if we are not.

Portland bicycle accident attorney chosen super lawyers by peers in law

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Bicycle Crash Lawyer

I represent injured bicyclists. As a former bike racer myself, and currently a bicycle commuter, the bicycle accident cases that I handle are particularly meaningful to me.

Motorcycle Crash Lawyer

I handle Oregon motorcycle injury cases as well as scooter and moped accident cases. Don't let the insurance company take advantage of you just because you are on two wheels.

Car Accident Lawyer

Auto insurance companies do not get to determine the value of your Oregon car accident injury case. It is up to you or a jury to determine the value of your Oregon car accident case.

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Insurance - Importance of Trial Lawyers

I invite you to watch Why you need personal injury lawyers - Anderson Cooper CNN investigative report parts 1 and 2 about the lengths tand tactics used by the auto insurance industry in order to not pay you a fair settlement. In Part 3 Anderson Cooper Keeping Them Honest continuation Washington state's new tougher laws for unreasonable delay and denial of insurance claims. Insurance Corporations Make Record Profits and Fight Paying Billions in Injury Claims. Insurance corporations use tactics of denial of claims, delaying settlements and making unreasonable settlement offers.

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I am a Portland Bicycle Attorney and proud continued contributing sponsor of the BTA, OBRA, Alpenrose Velodrome, and main cash sponsor of the bicycleattorney.com/racing team

Proud to support the BTA bicycle transportation alliance of Oregon

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