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Client with High Debts Able to Retain Money from Settlement

Client with High Debts Able to Retain Money from Settlement

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 17-Oct-2011

The client was walking to work one evening, crossing the street in a crosswalk, when he was hit by a driver who did not see him. The emergency room work-up was exhaustive, but the client did not have any treatment after that, due to a number of personal problems that took him away from home. Nevertheless, working with the insurance carriers for both the driver and the owner of the adverse vehicle, the firm was able to settle his case for $50,000.00, a substantial sum under the circumstances. The problem was that the client had government liens for medical bills and child support arrearages that far exceeded his anticipated net recovery. Dunnion attorneys were able to work with the lien holders to compromise their liens so that the client was able to walk away with a third of his net settlement funds.