Portner & Shure settled a pedestrian accident case for our injured client for $65,000. The incident occurred in the parking lot of our client’s place of employment in Salisbury, Maryland. Our client was walking in the parking lot at work when she was struck by a car. Although there were no broken bones, our client suffered injuries to her neck, back, arms, and legs. Medical bills totaled more than $46,000 for our client.
Our paralegal, Pam Brown, negotiated a settlement with the insurance company for $65,000. Since the accident happened in the parking lot of her job, she was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as well. A lien for more than $51,000 was due to be paid, however, Pam negotiated a deal with the workers’ compensation carrier to write off the entire lien. So in reality, the recovery was $97,000 in a case with no broken bones or significant injuries.