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Michael David Maurer Jr.
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Michael Maurer’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • Motor Vehicle Accident

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Nov 06, 2015
    Outcome:
    Settlement for 16 times the insurance company's offer to client before hiring our firm.
    Description:
    Our client was involved in a relatively minor parking lot accident, but she had degenerative issues with her shoulder so it did not take much to make the shoulder issue become a much bigger problem. As a result of the injury from the accident, she ultimately had to have surgery on her left shoulder. Due to the fact that she had to rely on her opposite shoulder more and more since the injury (and during the long recovery period following surgery), she ultimately needed surgery on the other shoulder as well. Mr. Maurer proved to the insurance company that, although the client's shoulders were already in rough shape going into the accident, it was no surprise that a minor accident could aggravate the condition such that she needed surgery. Mr. Maurer enlisted the help of the client's surgeon to help explain the complicated medical issues to the insurance company, which was essentially this: If not for the injury, she likely would have never needed surgery and would have been able to manage her condition.
  • slip and fall accident

    Practice Area:
    Slip and fall accident
    Date:
    May 09, 2014
    Outcome:
    confidential settlement for 10 times client's medical expenses
    Description:
    This gentlemen was one of Maurer Law's very first clients. He tripped and fell on an area of a sidewalk in his neighborhood that he walked past twice a day, every day. On that basis alone, this was the closest thing to an impossible case that there is. North Carolina has a very tough law on the books called the contributory negligence rule. This law says that if an injured person can be deemed even 1% at fault for their own injury, (i.e., not looking close enough where they are going), they cannot collect a dime, regardless of how severely they are injured. Due to this law, no attorney would take the case. However, the client sustained a serious injury to his eye which required surgery and resulted in permanent damage. Mr. Maurer believed in the client, conducted an extensive investigation and and found a creative way to proceed. He acknowledged to the insurance company (who denied the claim) that the case was very difficult, but he wrote a comprehensive settlement demand which explained how, in spite of the contributory negligence rule, the client stood a fighting chance with a jury, due to a quirk in the law. After a hard fight, the insurance company ultimately agreed, reversed their denial, and settled the claim for amount that surprised everyone. During negotiations, the insurance adjuster commented that Maurer Law's settlement demand was the most well written and persuasive demand she had ever seen in 20+ years as an adjuster. The client was extremely satisfied with the outcome and we are very happy for him.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car accident
    Date:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Outcome:
    confidential settlement for 13 times client's medical expenses
    Description:
    This is another shoulder injury case involving a minor accident that caused less than $1,500.00 in damage to the client's car. The client already had a torn rotator cuff before the accident. However, he had been doing well and had recovered from the condition without surgery. He had no shoulder complaints in the year and a half before his car accident. After the accident, his injury was re-activated and escalated to the point that surgery was needed. Even though he never had the surgery (due to his age and the risks), Mr. Maurer, once again, enlisted the help of an orthopedic doctor to help explain the difficult medical issues to insurance company. He also proved how there was a clear difference in the the client's pre v. post accident condition.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car accident
    Date:
    Feb 11, 2016
    Outcome:
    confidential settlement for 19 times client's out of pocket medical expenses
    Description:
    This was a case where an 18 year old client was involved in a t-bone collision. Although he had a well-documented concussion, he had very minimal medical treatment after the initial emergency room visit. He also had a previous concussion two years earlier. Mr. Maurer explained to the insurance company how head injuries are unique and problems can manifest in various different ways, and that these injuries cannot always be fixed with medical treatment. In the end, he convinced the insurance company that their risk was significant in a case like this and that they ought to protect their policyholder by paying his insurance policy limits (which they did).