Why should you hire Michael A. Colbach? Proven results.

I do not know of any other Oregon personal injury attorney who is consistently getting better jury verdicts on motor vehicle accident cases. 

I can make car insurance companies pay when they do not want to by taking your case to a jury.  

A judge 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. I have two of the top 4 Multnomah County auto accident jury verdicts since 2014.  Some of these trials and verdicts were reported on by the Portland media: Bicyclist hit by test driver and Cyclist vs. New Seasons. 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.

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Factors to consider when choosing your Oregon personal injury attorney.

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?

Trial attorney with experience can make the difference.

I am an experienced, aggressive trial lawyer who has tried over 140 jury trials. I have 30 years of courtroom experience. In November of 2022 I will have been practicing personal injury law for 20 years. 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 to an inexperienced associate or paralegal.

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

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.

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.

An Oregon motorcycle attorney who rides. 

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. 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.

Michael Colbach is the main cash sponsor of the BicycleAttorney.com/racing team and Oregon Motorcycle Attorney proud to be affiliated with pro motorcycle racer Andy DiBrino.

Oregon Bicycle Personal Injury Claims

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. 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.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Consultations are free, call 503-243-1900 or email Mike@ColbachLaw.com

Below are examples of the types of questions and information available on each of these FAQ Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Medical Bills, Insurance Coverage, Wage Loss FAQs

  • How soon after personal injury accident should you call me?
  • What is PIP?
  • Do you need an Oregon personal injury lawyer?
  • What if the person who hit me does not have any insurance?
  • Who pays your medical bills?
  • How I can help if the doctors are coming after me for unpaid bills.
  • How I can help if you are temporarily or permantly out of work as a result of your injuries.
  • I don't want to bankrupt somebody. What happens to the person I sue?

Does your auto insurance cover accidents when you are riding a bicycle or a pedestrian?

Rental Property Injury Liability FAQs

  • Do Oregon landlord tenant laws give tenants any special rights?

Oregon Third Party Workers Compensation Claims FAQs

  • Involved in an auto accident while on the job.

Filing a claim against an Oregon Government Entity or Oregon State Employee FAQs

  • When you are injured due to the negligence of an Oregon government employee or entity, there are a different set of rules regarding your personal injury claim.

What you should know before hiring your Oregon personal injury attorney

  • Oregon personal injury attorneys do not charge the same amount, or the same types of fees.
  • Does the attorney charge more for filing a lawsuit or if you want to go to court?
  • What does the lawyer charge you for recovering your medical expenses?

Suggestions for interview questions to ask your potential personal injury attorney such as:

  1. Ask them what percentage of their practice is devoted to personal injury cases.
  2. Ask them how long they have been practicing personal injury law.
  3. Ask them how many cases they have filed.
  4. Ask them the last time they tried a case to a jury.
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