Personal Injury

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$4,200,000 Settlement

A 21 year old was sitting on the curb at a bus stop at a busy intersection in Venice when the Defendant driver attempted an evasive maneuver to avoid traffic that was stopped at a red light. The Defendant was driving a large commercial tree trimming truck with a wood chipper attached via trailer. Due to his failure to use due care and begin braking at a safe distance, he had to swerve across several lanes of traffic eventually ending up in the right hand turn lane, driving up onto the curb and over our client. Our client was left with crush injuries to the lower half of his body and had to undergo over 14 surgical procedures in a two month time period. Additionally, he had severe injuries to his bladder which needed multiple surgeries and lead to long term usage of a catheter, bladder and UTI infections and ongoing urinary issues. He spent a little over a month in the hospital and then another month in an [...]

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$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 wages, loss of earning capacity. GUARDIANSHIP OF KATHY DEARMIN V. DEFENDANT TRUCKING COMPANY

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$1,564,256.69 Total Recovery (Minor Child: $764,256.69 Recovery; Parents: $800,000.00 Recovery) (Policy limits: $500,000)

Our client was a 10 year old unrestrained passenger in the backseat of a vehicle with 4 other children that were being transported to an after school gymnastics program when the vehicle was hit head on. Nearly a year after her accident, a settlement was secured on behalf of the minor child from both the at-fault driver and the driver of the vehicle she was a passenger in. Shortly thereafter the same insurance company agreed to settle the parent's claims for an additional $800,000. Injuries: Plaintiff was an un-restrained minor child in a vehicle that was hit head on. Plaintiff suffered a closed head injury and multiple skull and facial fractures resulting in a subdermal hematoma which required multiple surgeries to reduce swelling to the brain resulting in an extended stay in intensive care, use of a ventilator and drug induced coma; vision, hearing & cognitive complications and impairments. Damages: Past & future medical expenses, pain & suffering, future earning capacity losses, loss of enjoyment of life & change [...]

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$1,500,000 Policy Limits Recovery

Our client was enjoying a ride on his motorcycle when he was struck by the Defendant driver. He was immediately airlifted to a trauma unit in Tampa due to his extensive injuries. Our office sent offers to both the Defendant's insurer as well as our client's uninsured/underinsured motorist insurer for their policy limits ($1,000,000 and $500,000 respectively). Both insurance companies accepted our offer and within months of the accident, our office secured a full settlement for our client. Injuries: comminuted fracture of the right iliac wing and fracture of the right acetabulum, a fracture of the left sacrum, a fracture of the left and right superior pubic ramus with a fracture line extending into the pubic symphysis, multiple fractures of the right foot, right humerous fracture, right femur fracture, right tibia & fibia fractures, left wrist fracture, right ankle fracture. Some of the fractures required surgery with internal fixation and permanent fixtures as well as extensive physical therapy. Damages: Past & future medical expenses, pain & suffering, past & [...]

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