AUTO ACCIDENT – $1,500,000


January 1st, 2022

Not all personal injury lawyers are equal when it comes to cases involving rare medical conditions and tough negotiations. An insurer has once again paid fair value to avoid going in front of a jury against Keller, Melchiorre & Walsh attorneys.

KMW’s client, AB, was involved in a motor vehicle crash that the insurance company called “minor”. Striking his head during the crash, client AB injured his neck and developed a rare condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). One potential cause of the condition is a traumatic injury to the head. Client AB was forced to undergo surgery to resolve his neck injury. He then had to endure two additional surgeries related to the NPH. The insurance company denied the findings of client AB’s treating physicians and chose to defend the case until the eve of trial.

KMW attorneys gave to the insurer an opportunity to settle the case early, which the insurer rejected. KMW attorney Chris Kellam then set out preparing the case for trial, which included extensive research into a complicated medical condition. After extensive litigation, after years of saying “no” and sending “low-ball” offers, and on the eve of trial, the insurer signaled it was ready to talk. KMW was able to obtain a settlement of $1,500,000, an amount many times greater than any early offer by the insurance company. Client AB is now secure in his ability to obtain the future medical care that was caused by the crash.

The attorneys at Keller, Melchiorre & Walsh pursue even the toughest cases. If you or a loved one is struggling with an injury following a traumatic event, call KMW to discuss all of your legal rights.

PRACTICE AREAS(S): Car / Auto Accident
COURT: Sarasota County

Chris Kellam has focused his career on personal injury civil litigation. Chris spent the first ten years of his legal career handling personal injury claims for insurance companies. He has tried personal injury claims to jury verdict and has lectured other defense attorneys on claims handling. Chris’s experience taught him the tactics and strategies used often


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