December 1st, 2021

The attorneys at Keller, Melchiorre & Walsh confront an insurer’s claim delay head-on to force a $750,000 settlement for a deserving client.

Client JH was stopped in traffic when she was violently rear-ended by an at-fault driver who was operating his company’s large pickup truck. The impact was enormous and client JH felt her injuries immediately. When conservative medical care failed, client JH was forced to undergo two surgical procedures to heal her injuries from the crash.

Client JH’s case was clear: the other driver was at fault; the impact was significant; client JH suffered immediate, life-changing injuries; client JH sustained significant damages in the form of high medical bills. When the insurance company for the at-fault driver was asked to do the right thing, the insurer stalled. The insurance company did not offer client JH even a single penny to resolve her claim.

KMW attorneys Chris Keller and Chris Kellam pursued a lawsuit on behalf of client JH. While the civil justice system can take time, the attorneys at KMW will aggressively pursue the fastest route through the litigation process. The at-fault driver even went so far as to avoid being served with the Complaint; he and his insurance company teamed up to avoid all responsibility for the harm he caused. After an aggressive pursuit, the insurance company relented and paid a fair value to resolve client JH’s claim.

In many cases the facts are clear but insurance companies will still push back. Insurers delay claims by repeatedly asking for more documentation even when they have sufficient information to treat an injured party fairly. This is an insurance company tactic and their only goal is to delay, delay, delay. KMW attorneys have the experience to beat insurers at their own game. This results in fair outcomes for KMW clients.

If the insurance company is delaying the fair resolution of your claim, contact the attorneys at Keller, Melchiorre & Walsh.

PRACTICE AREAS(S): Car / Auto Accident
COURT: Palm Beach

Christopher J. Keller is an experienced plaintiff’s personal injury attorney. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Wrongful Death, Auto, Truck, Train & Motorcycle Accidents and Premises Liability. Before founding Keller, Melchiorre & Walsh, PLLC, Mr. Keller practiced personal injury at a well-known West Palm Beach law firm, where he successfully resolved over 300 matters through settlement or trial. Mr. Keller began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in both Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Having conducted over 150 jury trials, Mr. Keller is no stranger to the demands of the courtroom. His extensive trial experience and passion for the practice of law allow him to make the maximum recovery for his clients. Mr. Keller is committed to assisting clients in resolving their personal injury matters efficiently and amicably. While ready and willing to litigate, he is mindful of other financially and emotionally cost-effective alternatives, including mediation. Mr. Keller understands each client is unique; he is committed to diligently working with clients to execute strategies that resolve their matters under the most appropriate circumstances. Mr. Keller is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, and the Palm Beach County Justice Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Justice Association. He is the past Chair of the Florida Justice Association, Young Lawyers’ Section. Additionally, Mr. Keller is the Board President for the Children’s Healing Institute. Mr. Keller has been honored and recognized as a Rising Star (2014-2020) by Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers, an industry rating system that is peer-driven. Mr. Keller is originally from Kentucky. He graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky and attended law school at Ohio Northern University. He now resides in Jupiter, FL with his wife, their two sons, and their dog.

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