Throughout his career as a Portland personal injury attorney, Travis has successfully litigated hundreds of personal injury cases — obtaining exceptional personal injury case results. He focuses on protecting the rights of his clients and obtaining the needed compensation to recover from a life-changing accident. Some personal injury cases are very large and represent confidential settlements and awards in the millions. Others not only provide monetary compensation to our clients, but justice and fairness, especially in a Portland wrongful death or catastrophic injury case where recovery means learning to live without a loved one or adapting to a new lifestyle. Every case is extremely important and represents professional, aggressive, and skilled legal representation. Here is a sampling of personal injury case results:
Confidential Settlement – Liquor Liability Lawsuit
August 2019 – Portland personal injury lawyer Travis Mayor obtained a confidential settlement for his client who was injured by a drunk driver. The client sustained catastrophic injuries that required multiple surgeries thereby incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. The claims were brought against the drunken driver and the tavern where the driver had been drinking prior to the motor vehicle crash. Under Oregon law, a bar, tavern or provider of alcohol can be held liable if it is proven by clear and convincing evidence that they served alcohol to a patron while the patron was visibly intoxicated. Using the driver’s blood alcohol level and testimony from the first responders to the crash site, Mr. Mayor was able to establish that the driver would have been visibly intoxicated at the bar prior to the crash. The case settled at mediation for a confidential amount.
$305,000 – Pedestrian Wrongful Death
August 2019 – Portland injury attorney Travis Mayor obtained a settlement of $305,000 for the estate of a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a drunken driver. The case settled a few weeks before trial after a year and half of litigation in a disputed liability case. The fatal collision occurred on a freeway onramp in Portland where pedestrian crossing was not allowed. At the same time, the driver was highly intoxicated and fled the scene of the crash. The key dispute was whether the crash occurred in the lane of travel or within the shoulder outside the travel lane. Another factor that influenced the settlement was Oregon’s $500,000 statutory limit on non-economic damages in wrongful death cases. Since the estate had no economic losses, it was limited in what it could obtain if everything went perfectly at trial. While there were serious risks of a defense verdict, Mr. Mayor used the threat of punitive damages against the intoxicated driver for his reckless conduct to push the settlement over $300,000 and to guarantee that the family member’s of the deceased pedestrian would be compensated for the loss of their loved one.
$350,000 – Dangerous Crosswalk | Trial and Appeal
June 2019 – Portland personal injury attorney Travis Mayor obtained a $350,000 settlement for his client from the State of Oregon for its role in maintaining a dangerous crosswalk in Tigard. The settlement brought the end to a long legal dispute that started in 2014 when a pedestrian was hit and seriously injured in a mid-block crosswalk on Hall Blvd. in Tigard. ODOT maintained the crosswalk and knew that it was dangerous, not up to traffic engineering standards, and could not be certified by the State Traffic Engineer. After a two-week trial in 2018, a Washington County jury held that ODOT was 30% at fault, the driver was 10% at fault and the pedestrian was 60% at fault. The result was inexplainable given the overwhelming evidence. Mr. Mayor appealed on behalf of his client and cited three errors of law made by the trial judge that wrongful influenced the jury’s ruling. The parties settled at mediation while the case was pending with the Oregon Court of Appeals. Prior to the trial, Mr. Mayor had obtained the driver’s commercial insurance policy limit of $1,000,000 for his client.
$170,000 – Tigard Car Accident
May 2019 – Portland injury lawyer Travis Mayor obtained a $170,000 settlement for his client who was hit by an oncoming driver and suffered orthopedic injuries. The client was discharged from the hospital after two days and made a full recovery without surgery. Mr. Mayor showed that the driver was negligent and reckless. After negotiating the reduction of the client’s medical bills, her settlement proceeds were more than enough to put her through college and get her started in life as a young adult.
$125,000 – Wrongful Death
May 2019 – Portland personal injury lawyer Travis Mayor obtained two policy limit settlements totaling $125,000 in a disputed liability wrongful death case in Multnomah County. Mr. Mayor represented the estate of a pedestrian who crossed the road at night and was struck and killed by an oncoming car. After crossing two lanes of traffic, the pedestrian was waiting in a median lane for the other two lanes of traffic to clear. Mr. Mayor proved that the driver who hit the pedestrian was using the special two-way left turn median lane as a travel lane in violation of Oregon law and that the driver’s negligence outweighed any negligence of the pedestrian in crossing at that location. While tragic, the settlement proceeds went to the pedestrians three adult children and their families.
$120,000 – Portland Construction Site Accident
April 2019 – Portland construction accident lawyer Travis Mayor obtained a $120,000 for his client who was working at a Portland construction site and injured by another subcontractor’s negligence. The negligent excavation worker allowed a large industrial cable to escape his control where it hit Mr. Mayor’s client who was also onsite in her capacity as a geotechnical worker. Mr. Mayor brought claims for negligence and under Oregon’s Employer Liability Law, which creates a higher standard of care for employers working in trades that involve risk and danger. After months of litigation and no prior settlement offers from the defendants, Mr. Mayor obtained the settlement at mediation shortly before trial.
$100,000 – Portland Bicycle Crash
April 2019 – Travis Mayor obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement from Geico for his client who was hit by a motor vehicle and injured while riding her bicycle in Portland. The facts and liability were disputed, but Mr. Mayor convinced the driver’s insurance company that potential exposure to a large jury verdict was too high for them to ignore. Two of the bicyclist’s fingers were seriously injured and one of them was surgically amputated because it could not be saved.
$250,000 – Portland Intersection Accident
March 2019 – Portland personal injury attorney Travis Mayor reached a $250,000 total settlement from two insurance companies for his client who was injured as the front-seat passenger in an intersection collision. The client sustained two broken arms and a shoulder injury, which required surgery.
$100,000 – Gresham Intoxicated Driver Crash
January 2019 – Portland injury lawyer Travis Mayor obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement for his client who was hit by an intoxicated driver in Gresham. The client suffered three broken ribs and did not require much follow up medical treatment. Regardless, Mr. Mayor threatened punitive damages and demanded the intoxicated driver’s full insurance limit to resolve the claim for his client.
$205,000 – Portland Bike Crash
September 2018 – Portland injury lawyer Travis Mayor obtained a settlement for his client who was hit on his bicycle in an intersection by a vehicle whose operator was lost and ran a stop sign. The client suffered a broken wrist, which prohibited him from working for a number of months and required a surgery with internal fixation to allow the bones to connect and heal. Fortunately, the client made a complete recovery. $100,000 – PORTLAND BIKE VS
$694,960 – Multnomah County Product Liability Case
July 2018 – Portland personal injury attorney Travis Mayor sued and earned a large judgment for his client in Multnomah County Circuit Court for injuries caused by a defective front suspension. The front A-arm of an ATV, aka control arm, broke due to defective welds while the client was riding at approximately 75 mph. The break in the suspension caused the ATV to nose-dive into sand, which ejected the client. Mr. Mayor proved that the brake was caused by a defect in the welds of the titanium A-arm and not by operator error.
$125,000 – ATV Crash
June 2018 – Portland injury attorney Travis Mayor obtained a settlement against the builders of a custom-built racing ATV that crashed while his client was drag racing it on the sand due to product defects. The client sustained broken bones and other injuries, but made a full recovery.
$100,000 – Portland Sexual Assault
April 2018 – Portland personal injury lawyer Travis Mayor obtained a homeowner’s insurance policy limit for his client who was sexually assaulted by the homeowner, a man she had been dating. A lack of physical evidence in this he said, she said case was problematic. However, Mr. Mayor enlisted the help of a Portland Police Bureau detective who secretly recorded a telephone conversation between the client victim and the assaulter. Statements made during that conversation become key evidence that supported the claim and helped to obtain the maximum financial recovery under the insurance policy.
$100,000 – Drunken Driver Crash
March 2018 – Oregon injury lawyer Travis Mayor obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement for his client who was hit and injured by a drunk driver on I-205. The drunken driver was uninsured, but Mr. Mayor went after and obtained the limit of his client’s uninsured motorist coverage.
$100,000 – Portland Bike vs Pedestrian Accident
January 2018 – Portland personal injury attorney Travis Mayor received a homeowner’s insurance policy limit settlement for his client who was hit by a bicyclist while walking in a city park. The client suffered a closed head injury and required emergent care. The negligent bike rider was uninsured at the time of the crash and living on a family member’s couch. Mr. Mayor was able to tape into the host family member’s homeowner’s insurance to obtain maximum compensation for his injured client.
$91,500 – motorcycle crash
November 2017 – Travis Mayor obtained an aggregate settlement of $91,500 for his client who was hit and injured in SE Portland while riding his motorcycle. The careless driver failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the road as the motorcyclist was approaching with the right of way. The injured motorcyclist sustained a concussion and soft tissue injuries. Fortunately, the motorcyclist’s quick reactions helped him avoid more traumatic injuries.
$450,000 – clackamas motorcycle crash
October 2017 – Travis Mayor recovered $450,000 for his client who suffered a fractured tibia and fibula when a negligent driver pulled out directly on front of his approaching motorcycle, froze, and stopped. The client laid down his motorcycle to avoid a head on crash into the large SUV. The fractures required an open reduction with internal fixation surgery to repair, which involved screws and rods to hold the broken bones in place.
policy limit – car crash on highway 26
September 2017 – Travis Mayor obtained an insurance policy limit settlement for his client who was injured in rush hour traffic on Highway 26 near the Vista Ridge Tunnel. Notoriously busy and congested at rush hour, driver’s must exercise extra caution on Highway 26. Unfortunately, the neglignet driver failed to observe all the obvious signs of traffic congestion, brake lights, and slow moving cars when he plowed into the rear of the client’s vehicle withou braking. The crash caused neck, back and shoulder injuries as well as aggravating an old snowboarding injury the client had sustained. The negligent driver’s insurer tendered its policy limit upon demand.
confidential settlement – dangerous product
July 2017 – Travis Mayor reached a settlement for his client at mediation for a confidential amount. The client sustained a significant hand injury when a heavy component of a newly purchased product disloged, fell and crushed his hand. The component was negligently installed by the product’s authorized salesperson and distributor. The distributor failed to follow the installation instructions in the owner’s manual to safely secure the component to the main piece of equipment. The installation was done outside of the client’s presence and no warnings, manuals or instructions were provided. The client endured three separate surgeries and now has permanent damage to his hand, which impacts his ability to perform his job.
$65,000 – drunk driving car accident
July 2017 – Travis Mayor recovered $65,000 for his client who was injured in a Gresham car accident when a drunk driver side swiped his vehicle and forced it off the road. The client injured his neck and back and jammed his knees into the dashboard. The drunken driver was arrested, charged and convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.
$100,000 – fractured cervical vertebra
June 2017 – Travis Mayor obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement for his client who sustained a broken vertebrae in his neck when the driver of the car he was in crashed into the concrete median. The client underwent surgery and made a full recovery. The driver was charged with traffic violations for her reckless conduct.
$50,000 – dog knock-over
May 2017 – Travis Mayor recovered $50,000 for his client whose knee was injured while walking her dog in a local Beaverton park. Two other dog owners let their dogs off leash to play in violation of county ordinance. The dogs ran away from their owners and ran directly into the client’s legs from behind knocking her to the ground. The client tore cartilage in her knee, which required arthroscopic surgery to repair.
$78,000 – atv rollover crash
March 2017 – Travis Mayor obtained a $78,000 settlement for his client who was injured in an ATV crash while vacationing in central Oregon. The client was a passenger in a two-person side by side ATV. Unbeknownst to the client, the driver had consumed alcohol prior to operating the ATV. The driver then operated the ATV negligently by driving too fast for road conditions and driving in the middle of a two-lane road with numerous switchbacks on the way back to a campsite. When a vehicle rounded the corner in the opposite lane, the ATV operator swerved to avoid a collision then swerved back to stay on the road. His conduct caused the ATV to rollover and leave the road causing serious injuries to the passenger.
$115,000 – car accident
March 2017 – Travis Mayor recovered $115,000 for his client, a college student, who was injured in a car accident in Portland. The negligent driver crashed into a stopped car at a high rate of speed causing significant property damage and injuries to the young student. With extensive medical treatment and physical therapy she recovered from her traumatic injuries.
policy limit – rollover accident
March 2017 – Travis Mayor recovered a reckless driver’s insurance policy limit for his client who was ejected when the vehicle he was a passenger in rollover over due to the driver’s reckless and dangerous driving in rainy conditions. The client, who sustained significant injuries in the rollover crash, fortunately made a full recovery.
policy limit – high-speed car crash
February 2017 – Travis Mayor obtained a policy limit settlement for his client who sustained neck and back injuries in a high-speed rear-end car crash in McMinnville. The at-fault driver’s insurer tendered the policy limits to avoid a lawsuit and trial.
$60,000 – dog bite
January 2017 – Travis Mayor recovered $60,000 for his client who was bit in the lip by a customer’s dog in West Linn after arriving at the property to perform a job. Mr. Mayor proved that the dog had displayed aggressive behavior in the past and the dog owner did nothing to restrict or confine the dog.
$140,000 – traumatic brain injury
December 2016 – Travis Mayor recovered the policy limit for his client who was involved in a minor property damage car accident, but who suffered a brain injury. While there were no visible signs of injury, Mr. Mayor proved its existence and obtained compensation for his client to cover medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering damages.
$100,000 – car accident
November 2016 – Travis Mayor obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement for his client whose knee was injured when it was slammed into the dashboard in a Portland car accident case.
policy limit – rear-end auto accident
October 2016 – Travis Mayor obtained a policy limit settlement for his client who was injured in a low-speed rear-end car accident. Despite the low speed, the crash caused a torn ligament in the client’s foot. The driver’s insurance company resisted, but eventually tendered the policy limit just prior to trial.
$125,000 – underinsured motorist claim
October 2016 – Travis Mayor recovered $125,000 in underinsured motorist benefits for his client who sustained neck injuries in a high-speed car crash. This settlement was in addition to the money Mr. Mayor obtained for his client from the other driver’s insurance company.
$112,000 – dog bite injury
September 2016 – Travis Mayor obtained a settlement of $112,500 for his client who suffered personal injuries when she was knocked over by a large dog in public because its owner failed to keep it under control.
$250,000 – motorcycle crash
July 2016 – Travis Mayor recovered $250,000 for his client who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident when another driver crossed the center line and side swiped the motorcyclist.
$250,000 – wrongful death claim
June 2016 – Travis Mayor obtained an Uninsured Motorist insurance policy limit settlement for the family of a passenger who was killed in a car crash in Portland. The negligent driver was uninsured, so Travis Mayor pursued an uninsured motorist claim against the family’s own auto insurance policy despite the fact that the decedent did not have his own insurance policy or driver’s license.
$105,000 – bicycle accident
June 2016 – Travis Mayor recovered $105,000 for medical bills and pain & suffering damages for his client who fractured his elbow when he was struck while riding his bicycle. The negligent driver exited a parking lot quickly and stopped well past the stop sign, and directly into the path of the oncoming bicyclist. The insurance company for the driver disputed that their driver was at-fault because the bicyclist was riding on a sidewalk against traffic. Despite the contested nature of the claim, Travis Mayor was able to convince the insurance company to pay a significant amount to compensate his client on this Portland personal injury claim.
confidential settlement – forklift accident
June 2016 – Travis Mayor reached a settlement for his client at mediation for a confidential amount. The client, a long-haul truck driver, was seriously injured in a forklift accident while his truck was being unloaded. Travis Mayor litigated his client’s industrial accident case in Multnomah County Circuit Court where he alleged claims for negligence and under Oregon’s employer liability law (ELL), which requires that certain employers implement heightened safety standards when the work involves risk and danger.
policy limit – bicycle accident claim
May 2016 – Travis Mayor reached a policy limit insurance settlement when a car took a right turn directly into the path of his client who was riding his bicycle in a dedicated bicycle lane. The client suffered serious injuries including a traumatic brain injury.
$250,000 – wrongful death
March 2016 – Travis Mayor obtained a $250,000 policy limit wrongful death settlement for the family of a girl who was killed when she was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street on her bicycle in a designated crosswalk.
$100,000 – rear-end car accident
February 2016 – Travis Mayor obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement for a rear end car accident on Interstate 84 in Portland. The client who was transported to the hospital made a full recovery.
$200,000 – wrongful death claim
January 2016 – Travis Mayor obtained a $200,000 policy limit settlement in this wrongful death case. The client was injured in a car accident in Portland and had to undergo shoulder surgery, but later died from complications and an accidental overdose of prescribed medications. The majority of the settlement funds went to the decedent’s 18 year old daughter and will provide for her college education.
$88,500 – dog bite injury
January 2016 – Travis Mayor reached a settlement of $88,500 for his client who was bit in the hand by a dangerous dog. The bite became infected and required minor surgery.
$100,000 – pedestrian accident
December 2015 – Travis Mayor obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement for his client who was injured in a Portland pedestrian accident when she was hit in a designated crosswalk by a driver making a left turn who failed to yield. In addition to getting the driver’s maximum liability coverage to settle the pedestrian claim, Travis Mayor obtained $25,000 in additional medical coverage from the driver’s insurance company and helped get the client admitted to the Oregon Health Plan, which went into effect retroactively to the date of the pedestrian’s injuries.
confidential settlement – insurance coverage dispute
November 2015 – Travis Mayor reached a confidential settlement for his client who suffered serious injuries when he was attacked and held captive by a mentally ill young man. Travis Mayor was able to obtain homeowner’s insurance coverage from the family of the attacker, which helped resolve this personal injury claim at a mediation prior to initiating a lawsuit.
$100,000 – car accident
October 2015 – Travis Mayor obtained a policy limit settlement for his client who was injured in an intersection collision when a driver ran a red light. The crash caused injuries to the client’s wrist, which required surgery.
$100,000 – underinsured motorist claim
October 2015 – Travis Mayor obtained the underinsured motorist (“UIM”) policy limit for his client who suffered a shoulder injury requiring surgery in this Portland car accident.
confidential settlement – industrial accident
September 2015 – Attorney Travis Mayor obtained a settlement for his client at mediation for a confidential amount. The client, a delivery truck driver, was seriously injured in this industrial accident in Portland when the roll up door at a loading dock malfunctioned and came down on the client’s head and neck. The client required a cervical fusion and was unable to return to work for nearly three years.
$600,000 – pedestrian accident
August 2015 – Travis Mayor obtained $600,000 for his client who suffered head and neck injuries in a pedestrian accident in Salem, Oregon.
policy limit – drunk driving accident
May 2015 – Travis Mayor obtained a policy limit settlement for his client who was injured by a drunk driver in Tigard, Oregon.
$1,000,000 – traumatic brain injury
April 2015 – Travis Mayor obtained a policy limit settlement for his client who suffered a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures after being struck by a work truck in this Multnomah County case.
$175,000 – uninsured motorist claim
March 2015 – Travis Mayor obtained a settlement for his client who was injured when an uninsured driver collided with the client’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.
policy limit – bicycle accident
February 2015 – A policy limit settlement was obtained for a client who was struck while riding her bicycle in SE Portland and suffered injuries to her shoulder, neck and back.
$100,000 – pedestrian accident
September 2014 – Travis Mayor obtained an out of court settlement for his client who was hit by a car while riding his skateboard on a residential street in Oregon City. The client suffered injuries to an elbow and wrist during the incident, but made a full recovery. Under Oregon law, skateboarders are considered pedestrians for purposes of car accidents and motor vehicle rules of the road.
$47,832 – tigard car accident
July 2014 – A settlement of $47,832 was obtained for a client who fractured her hand from the airbag that deployed in a T-bone car accident on Highway 99 in Tigard.
jury trial – car accident
July 2014 – Travis Mayor obtained a jury verdict for his client who was injured by a drunk driver in Bend, Oregon. The jury reached its verdict after a four-day jury trial in Deschutes County Circuit Court. In addition to medical bills and compensation for her pain and suffering, the jury’s verdict included punitive damages. Punitive damages are allowed under Oregon law in cases where the conduct is reckless or intentional; a much higher standard that mere negligence. Punitive damages are designed to punish bad conduct and deter others from acting similarly. In this case, the jury saw fit to punish the defendant who was extremely intoxicated when he caused the motor vehicle collision at issue.
$101,163 – motorcycle accident
June 2014 – Injury attorney Travis Mayor obtained a settlement for his client who broke his left fibula in a motorcycle crash in Newberg, Oregon. The client was forced to lay his motorcycle down onto the pavement to avoid being hit head on. The client’s quick reaction saved his life, but caused injury to his leg. Travis Mayor strategically used the at-fault driver’s status as a foreign national to move the venue from Yamhill County to Multnomah County. This action resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
policy limit settlement – high-speed car accident
May 2014 – Accident attorney Travis Mayor obtains a policy limit settlement for his client who sustained a closed head injury and was knocked unconscious when her car was hit by a vehicle witnesses estimated was driving approximately 100 mph. Responding police cited the responsible driver for his carelessness and for speeding. The impact from this car accident caused the client’s vehicle to collide with another vehicle, travel off the road and onto adjacent residential property and through a fence. Fortunately everyone involved survived despite their serious injuries.
policy limit settlement – fractured neck
April 2014 – Attorney Travis Mayor obtains a policy limit settlement for his client who fractured her neck in a car accident on Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton, Oregon. The other driver recklessly turned in front of oncoming traffic injuring multiple people and totaling both vehicles.
$100,000 – car accident
April 2014 – Travis Mayor obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement for his client who sustained neck and back injuries when her car was rear-ended at a stop sign in SE Portland.
confidential settlement – wrongful death
March 2014 – A wrongful death settlement for the family of a man who was killed due to defective roadway conditions in Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon.
$57,208 – drunk driving accident
January 2014 – This Portland car accident occurred when a drunk driver ran a stop sign, collided with the client’s vehicle and fled the accident scene without stopping. The perpetrator was arrested shortly after he caused the motor vehicle accident. Fortunately, the client only sustained whiplash and soft tissue injuries and made a full recovery. This auto accident would have been a lot worse had the client not taken last second evasive action. Attorney Travis Mayor used the threat of punitive damages to make the drunken driver’s insurance company pay the client’s chiropractic bills, as well as above average compensation for the client’s minor injuries. Punitive damages in Oregon are designed to punish bad conduct, such as driving while intoxicated, and to deter others from engaging in similar bad conduct.
$160,000 – car accident
December 2013 – Travis Mayor obtains a settlement in the amount of $160,000 for a client who was involved in a rear-end car accident in Southwest Portland on Barbur Blvd. and sustained a serious neck injury.
$67,512 – roll over accident
December 2013 – This Marion County car accident occurred when a negligent driver heading south on I-5 in Salem lost control of her vehicle and collided with the rear driver’s side of the client’s car causing it to rollover multiple times. Fortunately, the client was able to walk away from this potentially fatal crash in one piece. However, she did injure her left shoulder, which was diagnosed with tendonitis and she experienced frequent nightmares for a period of time after the rollover crash. To add insult to injury, the at-fault driver’s insurance company dismissed the client’s injuries and made a low-ball settlement offer. Attorney Travis Mayor filed a lawsuit on the client’s behalf and took the case to mediation where he settled it for an amount over 15 times greater than the insurance company offer.
$46,664 – car accident
August 2013 – Travis Mayor, obtained this out-of-court settlement for a client who sustained a non-displaced fractured sternum injury when a car pulled out directly in front of her vehicle.
$36,000 – dog bite injury
July 2013 – In a dog bite injury case, Travis Mayor obtained an out-of-court settlement in the amount of $36,000. The client was bit in the knee by the homeowner’s pit bull dog in a Portland home. Fortunately the dog’s teeth missed the victim’s deep peroneal nerve, and a full recovery was made. The settlement included the cost for a future scar revision procedure to cosmetically fix four puncture scars. The dangerous dog had previously bitten people and was euthanized by Multnomah County Animal Services.
$100,000 – bicycle accident
June 2013 – A bicyclist was hit by a car in Multnomah County causing personal injuries to the victim’s knee, shoulder and back. Attorney Travis Mayor obtained settlement for the policy limits of the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, $100,000. The client underwent knee surgery, and the collision also aggravated a pre-existing shoulder rotator cuff injury causing the need for shoulder surgery.
jury trial – car accident
May 2013 – Attorney Travis Mayor obtained a jury verdict of $10,000, the full amount requested, on a disputed liability motor vehicle collision in Oregon City that occurred when the client was passing on the left in a designated passing lane and was hit by a turning driver who failed to look. The court also awarded the client $64,552 in his attorney fees and $4,117 in court costs under ORS 20.080.
$300,000 – car accident
April 2013 – Travis Mayor obtained the insurance policy maximum for his client arising out of a Deschutes County high speed rear-end motor vehicle collision, which caused serious neck injuries that required surgery to repair. The case settled for the at-fault driver’s insurance limits prior to litigation.
$60,000 – car accident
December 2012 – Travis Mayor settled this soft tissue whiplash case after his client was injured in a low speed rear-end car accident in downtown Portland, Oregon.
$500,000 – industrial accident
November 2012 – A truck driver sustained a crush injury to his hand while un-strapping a flatbed trailer at a Portland warehouse when the negligent forklift driver tried to unload the trailer prematurely and without giving warning to the driver. The case settled at mediation prior to trial.
$55,000 – atv accident
October 2012 – Travis Mayor obtained a $55,000 settlement for the passenger in a two-person ATV who suffered a fractured skull due to the driver’s negligence in this Linn County, Oregon case.
$50,000 – car accident
July 2012 – Travis Mayor got the maximum insurance available for his client in this intersection collision that occurred in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon where his client suffered lumbar injuries that required back surgery.
jury trial – car accident
June 2012 – As co-counsel, Travis Mayor obtained a favorable verdict of $95,720 plus attorney fees and court costs of $45,962 for a low back injury resulting from a low speed intersection collision in NE Portland. The jury’s verdict was over 14 times higher than the negligent driver’s offer. The combined verdict, attorney fees and costs awarded were over 22 times higher.
$61,187 – car accident (court of appeals)
February 2012 – Appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals an insurance company’s denial of personal injury protection (PIP) medical benefits for his client who was injured in a car accident while driving a car he borrowed from his friend. The issue was whether Oregon’s PIP statute, ORS 742.520, provided PIP medical benefits to permissive drivers of insured vehicles who are not the named policyholder. GEICO Casualty Company took the absurd position that even though the car was insured and the injured person was driving the insured car with the policyholder’s permission; the driver was not named on the policy, so he was not entitled to PIP medical benefits, which are required in all Oregon motor vehicle liability policies by statute. GEICO was even able to convince the trial judge of its position based on language in the statute that was open to multiple interpretations. Fortunately for the client and other Oregon drivers, attorney Travis Mayor convinced the Oregon Court of Appeals to reverse the trial court. In doing so, the Court of Appeals required GEICO Casualty Company to pay the client’s PIP medical benefits plus $50,000 in attorney fees. In sum, GEICO paid $61,187.49 in medical expenses, court costs, attorney fees and interest. The Oregon Court of Appeals case cite is Robert Ma v. GEICO Casualty Company, 248 Or App 479, 273 P3d 334 (2012), rev den,352 Or 33, 281 P3d 611 (2012).
$46,315 – car accident
January 2012 – Travis Mayor obtained a favorable out of court settlement for his client’s personal injury case arising from a car accident in Beaverton, Oregon. The client sustained soft tissue injuries to his neck and back from a motor vehicle collision when the other driver pulled out of a parking lot directly in front of the client’s vehicle. Travis Mayor used his knowledge of Oregon law to force the other driver’s insurance company to pay his client for 100% of the value of his vehicle that had been damaged. A few months later when the client had recovered attorney Travis Mayor got all of his client’s medical expenses reimbursed and a settlement for the pain and suffering.
$225,000 – car accident
October 2011 – Attorney Travis Mayor settled an underinsured motorist (UM) claim for $225,000 arising from an automobile accident in Portland, Oregon. The client aggravated pre-existing conditions in her back, which required surgery to repair.
$400,000 – drunk driving accident
May 2011 – A settlement was reached in this drunk driving wrongful death case with the drunk driver’s insurance company. Both the drunk driver and the client died as a result of the crash. We also filed a liquor liability lawsuit against the tavern that served alcohol to the drunk driver while he was visibly intoxicated. Unfortunately, the tavern had illegally let its liability insurance lapse. The bar and its owners eventually filed bankruptcy.
$100,000 – wrongful death
February 2011 – Travis Mayor obtained a settlement from the homeowner’s insurance company of the defendant. This tragic wrongful death case occurred in The Dalles, Oregon where a psychologically troubled person shot and killed his neighbors with a shotgun, a mother and her adult son. The case settled for the defendant’s homeowner’s insurance policy limit shortly after filing the lawsuit. The defendant, who was incarcerated and being prosecuted by the State of Oregon, had no other assets.
$45,000 – car accident
November 2010 – Attorney Travis Mayor settled with the defendant’s insurance company prior to trial in this motor vehicle accident case that occurred outside of Astoria, Oregon in Clatsop County. The client, who was a passenger in the at-fault driver’s auto, sustained two broken ribs and bruising in this personal injury case when the defendant driver attempted to recklessly pass another vehicle on the shoulder of the road and crashed in the process.
$550,000 – sexual harassment
May 2010 – A favorable verdict was obtained in Multnomah County in this sexual harassment and battery case against a principal real estate broker who repeatedly sexually harassed and inappropriately touched three assistant female brokers who worked with him. The verdict included non-economic and punitive damages for the defendant’s outrageous conduct.
$400,000 – medical malpractice
December 2008 – This wrongful death and medical malpractice case was settled prior to litigation. In this case in Bend, Oregon, the hospital staff negligently turned off the valve on the patient’s tracheostomy causing him to suffocate. The patient had been hospitalized after he was paralyzed in a serious motor vehicle accident.
$81,000 –car accident
September 2008 – We obtained a favorable award of $81,000 from a panel of three arbitrators in this underinsured motorist (UIM) arbitration. Attorney Travis Mayor and his co-counsel litigated this underinsured motorist claim against the client’s insurance company for cervical injuries arising from a high speed rear-end car accident. The at-fault driver had minimum insurance and the client’s insurer, Allstate Insurance Company, denied the claim and did not make any settlement offers.
Disclaimer: These results are a sampling of cases and outcomes in which Travis represented clients. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, please contact the office of Travis Mayor for a thorough evaluation of circumstances unique to your case.