Results

Oregon wrongful death attorney with over $35 million in verdicts and settlements in just the last 11 years.

PROVEN RESULTS 2016

Over $4.6 million in settlements and verdicts in 2016.

  • $1 million dollar settlement for injured motorist
  • $500,000 for injured motorcyclist
  • Over $400,000 for injured motorist
  • $339,000 jury verdict for cyclist struck by drunk driver. GEICO's only offer was $17,000, which did not even cover the medical bills.
  • $250K policy limits settlement for injured cyclist
  • $200,000 for injured cyclist
  • $190,000 for injured cyclist
  • $157,000 for injured motorist
  • $150,000 for injured pedestrian
  • $150,000 settlement for dog bite victim
  • $100,000 for injured cyclist
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for motorcycle rider
  • $100,000 settlement for cyclist
  • $50,000 policy limits settlement for cyclist
  • $50,000 policy limits settlement for cyclist
  • And many more six figure and policy limits settlements.

Proven Results 2015

Over $2 million in verdicts and settlements collected in 2015.

  • $199,000 for injured pedestrian Policy limits settlement for injured cyclist
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for injured cyclist
  • $100,000 policy limit settlement for injured motorcyclist
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for injured motorcyclist
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for injured cyclist
  • $150,000 policy limits settlement for injured cyclist
  • $99,000 policy limits settlement for injured motorist
  • $130,000 settlement for injured pedestrian
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement for injured cyclist
  • $300,000 settlement for injured driver
  • $285,000 settlement for injured cyclist
  • And other confidential six figure and policy limits settlements.

Proven Results 2014

Over $3 million in verdicts and settlements collected in 2014.

  • $1.5 million for motorcycle accident
  • $375,000 for pedestrian accident
  • $374,500 jury verdict for motorcyclist hit by an underinsured motorist. State Farm's final offer before trial was $113K.
  • And many more policy limits and confidential settlements.

Proven Results 2013

  • $228,000 jury verdict for injured motorist
  • $650,000 settlement for injured cyclist
  • $450,000 settlement for injured cyclist
  • $100,000 settlement for injured motorcyclist

Proven Results 2012

  • $1.25 million policy limits settlement for a very bad car accident
  • $1 million for motorist with leg injuries
  • $750,000 policy limits settlement for injured motorcyclist

Proven Results 2011

Over $5 million in verdicts and settlements in 2011.

  • $1,750,000 for injured motorist. Client's final offer before hiring me was $250,000.
  • $667,000 for injured cyclist. My client's final offer before trial was $130,000. At trial, the Jury awarded $667,000.
  • Portland's Willamette Week Newspaper 5/18/11
    Written by James Pitikin
  • Cyclist vs. New Seasons A horrific crash and a potential mayoral candidate's company.
  • On Thursday, May 12, a Multnomah County jury ruled against New Seasons and awarded $667,742 to Genevieve Luikart, a 26-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a New Seasons truck. [...] insurer refused to pay. "They tried to take advantage of a girl who had amnesia and was very badly injured," Colbach says.
    >>Read entire story
  • $450,000 for injured motorcyclist
  • $425,000 for injured motorcyclist
  • $200,000 for driver with injured arm
  • $300,000 for injured motorist
  • $100,000 for injured cyclist
  • $150,000 for injured motorcyclist
  • A number of policy limits settlements for injured drivers.

Proven Results 2010
Over $2 million verdicts and settlements in 2010.

Over $600,000 in arbitration awards and settlements through just the first week of February 2010.

Proven Results 2009

Over $3 million verdicts and settlements in 2009.

  • $750,000 settlement for leg injury
  • $250,000 for injured cyclist
  • $258,000 verdict for sternum and back injury. Allstate made no offers on the case. A Clackamas County jury awarded $7,000 in medical expenses and $250,000 in pain and suffering on March 5th, 2009.

Proven Results 2008

Over $3 million in verdicts and settlements in 2008.

  • $300,000 for injured cyclist
  • $490,000 for injured cyclist
  • Many other policy limits and confidential settlements.

Proven Results 2007

Over $2 million in verdicts and settlements in 2007.

  • $167,000 jury verdict for back injury.  American Family offered $25,000 and a Multnomah County Jury awarded $167,000 on April 13th, 2007.
  • $138,000 Washington County jury verdict for client with injured shoulder. Country insurance offered $1,500 as their only settlement offer.

Proven Results 2006

Over $3 million in verdicts and settlements in 2006.

  • $550,000 jury verdict for cyclist who injured wrist. Hartford insurance offered $30,000.
  • The Oregonian 4/27/2006
    Written by Anne Saker

    Bicyclist hit by test driver wins $550,000 jury award


    Colbach said Wednesday that the insurer had offered Boyd a settlement of $10,000. Last week, the offer was upped to $30,000.
    >> Read entire story
  • $200,000 policy limit settlement for client with injured hand
  • A number of confidential policy limit settlements for other clients.
  • City of Portland settles case for maximum to avoid large jury verdict:
  • The Oregonian 5/17/2006
    Written by Boaz Herzog

    Council to vote on settlement with ex-cadet: Portland police - The $200,000 would include the cost of a prosthesis for Erin Berry's finger

    City documents recommending the settlement describe how an investigation into Berry's claim by the risk management office indicates a risk the city may be found liable. "Therefore, in order to avoid the risk of a large jury award, we feel it is prudent to compromise the lawsuit at this time," according to the documents.
    >> Read entire story

Proven Results 2005

Over $1 million in jury verdicts and settlements in 2005.

  • $250,000 policy limit settlement for injured cyclist
  • Over $300,000 recovered for drunk driving victim
  • $75,000 jury verdict for dog bite victim
  • Policy limit jury verdict for injured police officer
  • Many other confidential policy limit and six figure settlements.

Portland wrongful death attorney Michael A. Colbach

Michael A. Colbach
Oregon Wrongful Death Attorney

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