On September 1, 2017, after $200,000 in legal costs and years of protracted and contentious litigation, a Sarasota jury returned a verdict of $19.2 million in Mr. Martin's favor. This is the largest reported personal injury verdict in the history of Sarasota or Manatee counties.
Once again, the dangers of driving under the influence can have significant effects on innocent drivers. More and more these days we see the dangers of driving under the influence are caused not by drinking but by the consumption of narcotics. It became a reality for John Doe on July 30, 2016 when he was rear ended by an impaired driver. For unknown reasons, the impaired driver was not arrested at the scene but was let go by the police only to have a second accident at the same intersection two hours later. Even more impaired, the driver was thankfully arrested for DUI. Unfortunately, Mr. Doe sustained severe injuries as a result of him being rear ended. Mr. Doe hired our firm to represent him for the injuries and damages he sustained and will continue to have in the years to come. After undergoing extensive surgery, Mr. Doe is recovering but will never be what he was like before this crash. We were able to resolve his claims against [...]
By 2003, Charles Carrithers had amassed an estate worth approximately forty-five million ($45,000,000.00) dollars. Mr. Carrithers retained a Virginia attorney to prepare his last will and testament and a revocable living trust. At that time, he was survived by three sons and five grandchildren. Our firm was hired to represent two of the five grandchildren as beneficiaries of the trust. The will left all estate assets to the beneficiaries of the revocable living trust.
Our 26 year old client was a passenger in a van on his way to a jobsite to paint when for reasons that remain unknown a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction veered into their path. The injuries that resulted from this head on collision were devastating to our client as well as the 6 other passengers of the van. Our client suffered a severe brain injury leaving him wheelchair bound and with the mentality of a child. He will need constant care and supervision for the remainder of his life. Our office sent an offer to the Defendant driver's insurance carrier for the per person policy limits of $100,000. However, the insurance carrier did not accept our offer and our office filed suit. In July of 2009, our office accepted a stipulated judgment in the amount of $9,000,000. A bad faith case is currently pending against the insurer. Injuries: Diffuse axonal brain injury, hemorrhages in both frontal lobes, numerous facial fractures, pulmonary contusions, right lung collapse, left fibula [...]