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A motorcycle accident victim is the beneficiary of a $1.2 million settlement reached by personal injury lawyers at the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood.
“We’re very selective in the personal injury cases we take on, given that legal protection from personal injury has been marginalized in recent years by frivolous lawsuits,” said attorney Stephen R. McDonnell, who leads Gawthrop Greenwood’s Personal Injury Department. “However, we recently have seen an uptick in the number of victims deserving of the compensation necessary to obtain services like short- and long-term medical treatment, therapeutic services, compensation for wage loss or early retirement.”
The $1.2 million settlement was recently paid out by an insurance company to a motorcyclist who was struck head-on by a vehicle that was making a left-hand turn. The motorcyclist suffered a pelvic fracture with dislocation, displaced fracture of the left wrist, multiple fractures of the lumbar spine and hip fractures, among other injuries.
“The client incurred significant medical expenses, missed six months of work and remains limited in his activities due to ongoing pain and stiffness in his back, pelvis and wrist,” said McDonnell. “Utilizing decades of experience of working on the inside with insurance carriers, we were able to increase the value of the case and ensure that funding was set aside for the client’s future needs. Legal protection from personal injury is a constitutional right, and cases like this show the value of pursuing compensation for the life-long effects of a single incident.”
McDonnell notes that many recent cases have been referred by first responders, doctors, other medical personnel and fellow attorneys who can attest to the quality of the case. Gawthrop Greenwood is unwilling to settle for less than full value for clients, ensuring maximum recovery.
Gawthrop Greenwood was named “Top Lawyers” in Personal Injury by Main Line Today as well as Super Lawyers. Additional recent settlements and verdicts include:
Having served Chester County, the Brandywine Valley and the Greater Mid-Atlantic region for more than a century, Gawthrop Greenwood’s attorneys have a high success rate and reputation for integrity that benefits clients as soon as the Gawthrop name is attached to a case. Personal injury services include: