$52.0 Million Motor Vehicle Collision
On February 27, 2017, a Marion County jury returned a verdict in favor of our clients for $52.0 million dollars. A second, bad faith suit was filed against the insurance company for the at-fault driver which should have settled our claims when it could have settled for the policy limits. Please click here to view our clients’ vehicle which was stopped at a red light and struck at high speed by a BMW. The mother and all 4 minor children were rendered unconscious and 3 of the children suffered catastrophic injuries.
$2.95 Million Medical Malpractice
An Atlanta hospital pays for failing to properly treat an emergency patient with symptoms of pneumonia, resulting in cardio-pulmonary arrest and severe brain damage. The case was settled following mediation.
$2.7 Million Trucking Negligence
An eighteen-wheel tanker runs a red light and T-bones a car, killing it’s 33-year-old driver. The only survivor under the Florida Wrongful Death Act was the decedent’s mother.
$2.3 Million Insurance Company Fraud
A young man dies in a single vehicle crash and his parent’s insurance carrier lies about the applicability of their uninsured motorist coverage, resulting in a jury verdict of fraud and punitive damages.
$2.05 Million Uninsured Motorist Coverage Obtained Despite Denial
A young lady horse farm worker was critically injured while driving her employers’ car which was T-boned by a car running a red light. Although the employer’s umbrella policy was silent as to uninsured motorist coverage, we claimed that under Florida Law, the policy provided uninsured motorist coverage. The insurance company filed a lawsuit in Federal Court alleging that the umbrella policy was issued in Minnesota (where the horse farm owners maintained another farm) and that under Minnesota Law, the policy provided no uninsured motorist coverage. We argued that the umbrella insurance policy/contract was entered in Florida and that Florida Law requires an insurance company to at least offer uninsured motorist coverage, which the insurance company did not do. The case was ultimately settled following mediation for $2,050,000 with the insurance company paying $950,000 of a potential $1,000,000 in uninsured motorist coverage.
$1.5 Million Products Liability
A flashback explosion severely injures a camper’s wife when he tries to fuel a hot-plate designed to use denatured alcohol. Half of the award was paid by the company which failed to place a flame-arrester in the opening of the fuel container.
$1 Million Four-Wheeler Accident
The negligent driver of his employer’s four-wheeler causes an after-hours crash resulting in serious leg injuries to his passenger.
$750,000 Sinkhole Claim
The owners of a home insured for $142,000 submitted a claim to their homeowner’s insurance company for sinkhole damage of $70,000. The insurance company denied the claim, alleging that the damage was caused by shrink-swell clay. The jury decided it was indeed sinkhole damage and pursuant to Florida Statutes, the Court awarded substantial lawyer’s fees, costs and interest.
$650,000 Motor Vehicle Collision
The innocent driver in an intersection collision developed agoraphobia, an abnormal fear of being in public places. This profound mental injury was the main element of damages in a settlement achieved at mediation.
$525,000 Insurance Coverage Denial Reversed
An insurance company summarily denied a $100,000 property damage claim after a tri-fold billboard along I-4 was dropped and destroyed by a crane company. After extended Court proceedings, the insurance company paid the claim along with substantial Statute-authorized lawyer’s fees, costs and interest.