During settlement of a client’s case, she mentioned an accident from 1999. The client was just 6 years old and walked across a county highway to get mail when she was struck by a passing motorist.
An attorney her mother hired shortly after the accident investigated the case, received a $5000 offer, and recommended that she accept the offer. When the mother refused to accept the offer, the attorney dropped the case.
Although the statute of limitations on the 1999 accident was going to run out in a less than a month’s time, Attorney Todd Korb offered to help. After deposing the driver, he settled the case for $65,000 — 13 times the original offer!