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Blankingship & Keith’s Personal Injury Lawyers Secure Three Major Settlements Totaling $6.675M, Recognized in Virginia Lawyers Weekly


April 11, 2024

Blankingship & Keith proudly announces the successful recovery of over $6.675 million in compensation for their clients, as highlighted in Virginia Lawyers Weekly's "Presenting 2023’s Million-Dollar Settlements."  The firm's dedicated team of attorneys achieved substantial settlements in three significant cases, highlighting their commitment to justice and client advocacy.


In the first case, Blankingship & Keith represented the estate of a 16-year-old boy tragically killed in a construction site accident. Despite warnings from a Fairfax County erosion inspector, the construction manager negligently ordered the teenager into a dangerous trench, resulting in his untimely death. The firm's attorneys, including Robert J. Stoney and Juli M. Porto, secured a $3.25 million settlement from the construction company and property owner in a wrongful death suit.

In a second, the firm represented a woman who sustained life-altering injuries in a broadside crash. As a passenger in a vehicle struck by another driver, she suffered multiple fractures and underwent extensive medical treatment, including surgeries and rehabilitation. Through the efforts of attorneys Peter S. Everett and Juli M. Porto, among others, the plaintiff received a $2.325 million settlement to address her ongoing medical needs and loss of independence.

Lastly, Blankingship & Keith obtained a $1.1 million settlement for an eight-year-old child who was struck by a truck while rollerblading. The young victim suffered severe leg injuries, including the obliteration of his medial collateral ligament, resulting in permanent impairment. Attorneys Peter S. Everett and Juli M. Porto ensured that the child received compensation for his medical expenses and future care needs.

"These settlements underscore our team’s dedication to securing justice for our clients.," said Juli M. Porto, personal injury partner at Blankingship & Keith. " We are committed to advocating for people who have been injured due to the carelessness of others and will continue to fight on their behalf."

Blankingship & Keith's successful outcomes in these cases demonstrate their expertise in personal injury law and commitment to achieving favorable results for their clients.

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Craig Schultz
Marketing Manager
Blankingship & Keith, P.C.