Portner & Shure Settles Pedestrian Accident Case for the Entire Policy of $250,000

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Portner & Shure Paralegal, Christine Airey, nets client an additional $50,000 by obtaining reductions in medical bills.

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Oftentimes, this part of the case is the most difficult and is overlooked by less experienced personal injury lawyers.

In February last year, Portner & Shure's client was allegedly crossing Lost Knife Road in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland. According to court documents, she was allegedly in a well-established crosswalk when the Defendant driver allegedly failed to pay proper time and attention and allegedly struck the client. With the force of the impact, she allegedly fell to the ground and began experiencing intense excruciating pain throughout her whole body. As a result of her injuries, she was rushed to the hospital and quickly transferred to Shock Trauma due to the severity of her injuries.

Preliminary examination revealed numerous fractures. According to court documents, the client endured surgical procedures to repair her injuries, and was forced to stay at Shock Trauma in recovery. With well over $100,000 in medical expenses and substantial pain and suffering, Mr. Portner and the firm's paralegal on the case, Christine Airey, worked tirelessly in negotiations with the insurance company. Ultimately, typical crosswalk liability issues were resolved, and the carrier offered the amount of the policy, $250,000, in order to settle the case (Settlement No. 20604Z779).

According to court documents, Ms. Airey spent weeks going back and forth with doctors and hospitals to try and reduce the medical bills for the client. After a tremendous amount of work negotiating, Ms. Airey lowered our client’s medical expenses by more than $50,000. In other words, in addition to any recovery from the $250,000 settlement, Portner & Shure was able to net the client an additional $50,000 from bill reductions. Mr. Portner notes, “Oftentimes, this part of the case is the most difficult and is overlooked by less experienced personal injury lawyers.”

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Jonathan Portner
Portner & Shure, P.A.
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