$100,000 settlement for Policy Limits for a Klamath Falls resident

A young real estate agent in Klamath Falls tried to handle her claim herself for over a year. She had received soft tissue injuries to her low back in an auto accident, which was not her fault. The insurance company for the driver who caused the accident made an offer that did not even cover her medical bills. We were hired and and obtained a policy limits settlement of $25,000. She had Underinsured Motorist Coverage from her own insurance company for an a...

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Black, Chapman, Petersen and Stevens attorneys donate $5,000 to the Children’s Advocacy Center

Two local doctors have offered to provide part-time interim pediatrics for Jackson County’s abused children following the pending loss of the Children’s Advocacy Center’s permanent pediatrician. Doctors Linda Harris and Richard Tripoli will cover shifts at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Medford while the center continues its search for a new medical director, said center Director Marlene Mish. “We haven’t gotten the problem solved yet, but w...

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Assault of teen, mother leads to negligence suit

By Paris Achen Medford Mail Tribune A Medford woman has filed a lawsuit against the Medford School District, the city of Medford and a city police officer for injuries she and her daughter sustained when they were assaulted in 2007 by a group of teenage girls on a walkway near North Medford High School. The lawsuit by Brenda Tyler and on behalf of her daughter, Mellody Santibanez Tyler, a North Medford student, alleges that the school district and school r...

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$885,000+ settlement for a Dutch citizen

We were hired by the wife of a Dutch citizen hospitalized in critical condition after having been backed over by a two-ton truck while visiting relatives in Grants Pass. Although he had retired from his job as an engineer, our client was a vital senior citizen who was active, self-sufficient and enjoying his retirement. This accident left him short of breath due to chest injuries and with a useless left arm. The insurance company for the towing company den...

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$1.1 million settlement for a Grants Pass resident

We represented a Grants Pass resident who was awakened one morning with his rental house in flames as a result of a gas explosion. He managed to escape the house, but was badly burned. The landlord’s insurance company wrote a letter saying the landlord had no responsibility and they would make no payment. Through knowledge of the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act and by presenting the damages our client suffered in a convincing manner, we were a...

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Webber named to state fish and wildlife panel

By Mark Freeman Medford Mail Tribune A former Medford attorney and long-time leader within the state’s largest hunting organization was confirmed this week for a seat on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. Bob Webber, 65, of Port Orford was confirmed Monday by the Oregon Senate to represent Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District on the seven-member commission. Webber is a former Medford resident and partner in the law firm of Black, Chapman, Webbe...

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$186,000 settlement for a Medford resident

A Medford resident was working in Eureka, California, when she was involved in an auto accident with a commercial vehicle. We sued in San Mateo County, California, where the trucking company was headquartered. Before trial, at a court ordered mediation, the trucking company denied the accident was its fault and offered $100,000 as a compromise settlement. We took the case to trial in South San Francisco and received an award of $186,000.

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Settlement for Policy Limits

When a young teenager was blinded in his right eye while playing with ammunition primer caps at a friend’s home, his parents retained us to represent him against the homeowner for negligent supervision. The Insurance company for the homeowner denied all liability. Discovery of the facts revealed that the homeowner had furnished alcohol to the minors involved and had allowed them to play with these dangerous materials. We settled the case for policy l...

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PIP Medical Benefits – Getting The Bills Paid

Physicians and their office staffs are often frustrated by the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) system. You may want to pass this article on to the head of your billing office. All auto liability policies in Oregon are required to provide PIP (no fault) coverage for prompt payment of reasonable and necessary medical expenses resulting from an accident. What is “reasonable and necessary”? The law provides: “Expenses of medical, hospital, d...

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