Recently, Portner & Shure attorney, Kevin Ruby and paralegal, Amy Patton, settled a Virginia auto accident case for $112,000 just before trial was set to begin. This accident occurred on Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia in the midst of stop and go traffic. The Defendant admitted to not paying attention and rear-ended our client. Since the Defendant driver was not paying attention while driving in heavy traffic, he hit our client’s vehicle with great force because he did not apply the brakes. The insurance company involved in the case refused to make any settlement offers initially because they were arguing that a majority of our client’s injuries were pre-existing. Injuries to our client resulting from the accident included injuries to her head, neck, hip and knee. We filed suit in this case, which likely prompted the insurance company to begin settlement negotiations in order to avoid going to trial. Eventually, the insurance company made a very favorable offer of $112,000 that our client was more than happy to accept.