Due to confidential settlement agreements and privacy acts, the names of some of the parties to the following cases have been withheld.
$9,000,000 Stipulated Judgment (Policy limits: $100,000): 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, ... Read More >>>
$7,000,000 Stipulated Judgment (Policy limits: $25,000): In April 2008, our 44 year old client was riding on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle when a full size cargo van turned left directly in front of their path. The front of the van struck the motorcycle ejecting our client and pinning the motorcycle and rider under the van as it continued forward. The motorcycle erupted into flames causing both the rider and the van to become engulfed in flames as well. Both our client and her boyfriend were transported to Bayfront Medical Center via a trauma helicopter. Her boyfriend was pronounced dead hours later. Our client was left with a major brain injury in addition to multiple broken bones and respiratory issues that lead to numerous surgeries and a four month hospitalization. She will need round the clock care for the remainder of her life and has been in an acute nursing facility since her discharge from the hospital. Her teenage son has been put into the care of ... Read More >>>
$1,977,000 Verdict (Policy limits: $10,000): A 35 year old electrician was on her way home from work when the Defendant driver made a left hand turn directly into her door. The Defendant plead guilty to driving under the influence. Our client was left with a broken pelvis, left humerous and several broken bones in her right hand. All of her broken bones required internal fixation with hardware such as screws, metal plates and titanium rods. These injuries led to the end of her career as an electrician and in turn caused her to lose her home and not be able to care for her children. An offer was sent to the insurance company for the policy limits, however the insurer did not accept the offer. Our office filed suit and in August of 2009 we secured a jury verdict in the amount of $1,820,000. plus past medical expenses of $157,000. A bad faith case is currently pending against the insurer. Injuries: Right hand fracture requiring multiple screws, left humerous fracture ... Read More >>>
$1,760,000 Total Recovery (Policy limits: $100,000): A 42 year old emergency room nurse on her way home from the gym when the Defendant driver ran a red light and slammed into the passenger side of her vehicle. The injuries that resulted from this collision were life altering for our client, leaving her in need of constant care & supervision. Our office secured a settlement with the UM Insurance carrier months after the accident occurred. However, the insurance carrier for the Defendant driver & trucking company was not willing to settle for our offer of the policy limits. After several years of litigation, a settlement of $1,650,000 was reached just prior to going to trial. Injuries: Closed head injury resulting in an intracranial hemorrhage and 5 week coma, pulmonary contusion, severe burn to right hand requiring surgery, spinal fractures, extensive care needed for remainder of life. Damages: Pain & suffering, Past & future medical expenses, lost ... Read More >>>