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Ira Klinefelter's life changed forever in one instant when a brutal car accident left him with severe head injuries. As Ira lay in a coma, his wife and family turned to our office to help them win compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and future care. With reconstructive surgery and extensive therapy, Ira's condition gradually improved but still left him unable to care for himself - especially after his wife of 50 years passed away. So Katherman, Briggs & Greenberg fought for a fair result for Ira - and won. When the insurance company would not acknowledge its responsibility and the nature of Mr. Klinefelter's brain injury, his personal injury attorneys tried the case to verdict before a Pennsylvania jury.
"The opposition was not ready for such a high level of expertise and thoroughness, and the verdict, well, let's just say they should have settled out of court. They were playing in a game they couldn't win but didn't realize it until it was over," said Ira. "While my life has been changed forever, we now have no financial worries, and I am comforted knowing that my wife would have been quite pleased with her effort to retain legal service from this law firm."
Attorney John Briggs says, " It was my privilege to get to know Ira Klinefelter, not just as a client but also as a person. He is a determined and generous man who led and is leading a meaningful life.
Fuquay-Varina, NC, formerly of Hanover, Pennsylvania
Settled case for $1,200,000.00 for traumatic brain injury resulting from motorcycle accident.