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  • Pixma

    Portland Bicycle Accident Attorney

    Michael A. Colbach

Over $26 million in verdicts and settlements in just the last nine years.

  • 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
  • 2013

  • Over $3 million in verdicts and settlements collected in 2013
  • $650,000 settlement for injured cyclist
  • $450,000 settlement for injured cyclist
  • $228,000 jury verdict for injured motorist
  • $100,000 settlement for injured motorcyclist
  • And many more policy limits and confidential settlements
  • 2012

  • Over $3 million in verdicts and settlements collected in 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
  • And many more policy limits and confidential settlements
  • 2011

  • Over $5 million in verdicts and settlements collected in 2011
  • $1,750,000 for injured motorist.
    Client's final offer before hiring me was $250,000.
  • $667,000 for injured cyclist.
    Final offer before trial was $130,000. Jury awarded $667,000.
    As reported 5/18/11 in Portland's Willamette Week Newspaper

    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.
  • $200,000 for driver who 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2008

  • Over $3 million in verdicts and settlements collected in 2008
  • $300,000 for injured cyclist
  • $490,000 for injured cyclist
  • Many other policy limits and confidential settlements
  • 2007

  • Over $2 million in verdicts and settlements collected in 2007
  • $167,000 jury verdict for back injury.
    American Family Insurance 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.
  • 2006

  • Over $3 million in verdicts and settlements in 2006
  • $550,000 jury verdict for cyclist who injured wrist.
    Hartford insurance offered $30,000
    As reported in The Oregonian 4/27/2006:
    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.
  • $200,000 policy limit settlement for client with injured hand
  • A number of confidential policy limit settlements for other clients
  • 2005

  • Over one million dollars in jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients in 2005 alone
  • $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