Portland Personal Injury Attorney Michael Colbach

If you're looking for a Lake Oswego personal injury attorney for your case, look no further than Michael A. Colbach.

Oregon Personal Injury Attorney with PROVEN RESULTS

  • 2024 Result: $4.1 million dollar Marion County jury verdict for injured cyclist. Before trial they did not even offer to pay his medical bills.
  • 2023 Result: $11.5 million recovered for injured client.
  • 140 jury trials, 31 years of courtroom experience
  • Over 20 years dedicated to exclusively practicing personal injury law
  • 8 years Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney trying around 100 criminal jury trials

I offer one-on-one service and limit my case load so that I can focus on each case.

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Mike is a top rated personal injury attorney by former clients and legal peers.

Portland personal injury attorney chosen super lawyers by peers in law for over ten consecutive years

2 years ago I was involved in an accident while commuting home from work on my bicycle. [...] I was left unconscious in the road for over 3 hours until my wife came looking for me. She found me unconscious, laying in a pool of blood and vomit with my helmet cracked from impact. I was left with a TBI, fractured hand and multiple contusions and lacerations that required immediate care. I suffered memory, speech, vision and auditory impairment that continues today. -->More

client Steph Johnson a cyclist seriously injured, review on Google business profile for Portland bicycle accident attorney Michael Colbach. Steph Johnson
5 star review posted on Google about Portland bicycle accident attorney Michael Colbach handling of their bicycle accident case
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Lake Oswego Personal Injury Attorney
Representative Results

Over $5 Million for car accident for injured motorist. Before he hired me the insurance company would not even pay for his property damage.

$1,750,000 car accident recovery for injured motorist.  Client's final offer before hiring me was $250,000.

$1.5 Million for motorcycle accident recovered for injured motorcyclist

$1.3 million settlement for injured motorist.

$1.1 Million motorcycle accident for injured motorcyclist.

$750,000 motorcycle accident policy limits settlement for injured motorcyclist

$667,000 bicycle accident recovery for injured cyclist. Final offer before trial was $130,000. Jury awarded $667,000. As reported in Portland's Willamette Week Newspaper Cyclist vs. New Seasons

$339,000 bicycle accident jury verdict for cyclist struck by drunk driver. GEICO's only offer was $17,000, which did not even cover the medical bills.

Before you hire a personal injury lawyer, make sure that they are willing to forward the money to adequately pursue your personal injury case.

Court filing fees, expert witnesses and other litigation costs are expensive.

If I take a case, I believe in it.

I will invest as much time, energy, and money as it takes to make sure my client has a good result.

Every year I spend thousands of dollars in litigation costs.

In every case, I advance all costs associated with pursuing your case and I do not ask you for a penny until you recover from the other side

I handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis.

What this means is that I charge a percentage of the recovery.

If I take your case, you do not pay anything up front.

If there is no recovery there is no fee.

Not all personal injury lawyers charge the same lawyer fees.

Make sure you understand what your personal injury attorney will be charging you and how they base these fees on your settlement as this can really make a huge difference to you.

Some of my cases, trials and verdicts were reported on by the Portland media: 

The right personal injury lawyer can make the difference between being financially devastated and being able to take care of your family's future.

Insurance companies do not give money away. The only way to get fair compensation for your injuries is to force them to pay you. The only thing that makes insurance companies pay is the threat of a big jury verdict.

If you want to get a fair amount, you need a personal injury attorney who is not afraid to go to trial to get you what you deserve.

Many personal injury lawyers advertise themselves as being aggressive and fighting for their clients.

Ask them what their last trial was and ask them what their recent jury verdicts were.

If a personal injury lawyer doesn't actively file and try cases, keep on looking for a personal injury lawyer for your case who does, as you will rarely get a fair recovery amount with an attorney who is just working for a settlement.

Hiring a trial lawyer is the only way to make sure you get a fair amount for your personal injury case.

I file a lawsuit in most of my cases, as that is what gets insurance companies to pay, and if they don't make a fair enough offer you can take your case to a jury.

Questions? Get Answers.

I make it a point to keep on top of my email.

This process can be stressful and I don't want you losing sleep over a question I can easily answer.

I selected Michael Colbach based on his personal attention to my case. When you work with him, you speak DIRECTLY to him, no answering machines, no messages to a sectary or other associates. His office staff are extremely professional, and communicate in a timely matter. Mike is upfront with your expectations on your settlement, the real timeline, when and what to expect... and goes beyond any other attorney would do for you. His fee was less than any other, and I received MORE than any other attorney would have gotten me. -->More

former client review Jeff E left on Google Jeff E
5 star review posted on Google about Portland personal injury attorney Michael Colbach
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Exclusively dedicated to practicing personal injury law.

Bicycle Attorney

Hire an attorney who is also a cyclist. Mike raced for the Presto Velo team, which is now the BicycleAttorney.com cycling team and Mike is their main cash sponsor.

Motorcycle Attorney

Hire an Oregon motorcycle accident attorney who rides.

Boating Attorney

Mike holds a United States Coast Guard Captain's 100 Ton License and have fished both commercially and for sport. 40 years on the water and professional training as a captain give Mike a leg up over most lawyers.

Pedestrian Accident

Expert personal injury attorney when it comes to pedestrians hit by cars while walking or crossing streets in or not in a crosswalk. Even if you were not in a crosswalk when you were hit by a car as a pedestrian, in Oregon, there is an implied crosswalk at every corner with a stop sign.