Verdicts and Settlements
For Diminished Value, Car Accidents, and Personal Injury in Tampa Bay, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Lakeland, Orlando, and South Florida as well as National Client Cases.
Our client was stopped at an intersection in the right lane of a four lane highway in light traffic where there was some construction. There was a dispute if the light was red or green. She had been stopped for about thirty seconds. She was rear ended at a high rate of speed by a elderly driver causing massive damage to the rear of her 2011 BMW 128i Convertible. The vehicle was in the shop for sixteen weeks for repairs. We recovered $11,500 for this client for diminished value a loss of use of the BMW.
This case is an example of the danger of other drivers attempting a left-hand turn in the face of oncoming traffic. Here, our client was the driver of this new Honda CRV. The other driver was going the opposite direction on attempted to make an left turn causing our client to hit the side of the other vehicle in a T-bone accident. The accident caused our client’s air bags to deploy. Our client had just had cervical spine surgery about one week before this massive accident. Miraculously, our client suffered no aggravation of her preexisting neck problem. However, she did suffer fractures to her wrist. We were able to make a successful recovery for her injury claim from the insurer of the at-fault vehicle as well as our client’s insurer for under insured motorist coverage. Also, we were successful in making a claim for diminished value to her Honda.
This 2014 Audi A8 L Quattro had only 5,773 miles when it was in an accident which caused $30,411.51 in damages. The vehicle was worth about $103,000.00. The at fault vehicle had a $50,000.00 property damage policy limit. The amount of the policy limit remaining after payment for the repairs and rental car was $11,571.83 which we were able to recover for our client for compensation for diminished value.
This was a 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet 12,112 miles was parked at a coffee shop when another backed into it causing damage to the body and engine costing $11,668.80 to repair. We were successful in making a claim for diminished value and loss of use for our client.
Our client’s brand new Land Rover 2014 Range Rover 4×4 Sport HSE was damaged by a valet parking driver. The cost to repair was $4,126.00. The insurance company refused to pay our demand to settle. We filed suit against the valet parking company which was a national company. We settled the case for $9,000.00 for our client.
Our client was driving this 2011 Audi A4 when another driver pulled out in front of the Audi causing a collision which resulted in the air bags deploying in the Audi. The at-fault driver had $10,000 in property damage liability insurance. We were successful in recovering the full amount of the policy limit for our client.
This is a 2014 Range Rover Sport V8 4dr Wagon Supercharged had $9700.50 in damage. This is an aluminum car which requires certified technicians to repair this expensive sport utility vehicle. We recovered $7,500.00 for our client for diminished value.
This is a 2015 Land Rover Range Rover with 1,500 miles which cost about $96,000. A driver who was having a medical condition hit the side of this car causing about $21,000.00 in damage. We recovered $13,900.00 for diminished value for our client.
This is a brand new 2016 Honda Odyssey what had front end damage. People buy these excellent cars for safety and convenience for their children. This vehicle suffered more than $13,000.00 in damage. We were successful in recovering $9,552.00 for our client for diminished value.
This is a brand new 2016 Land Rover Sport that was rear ended on I-4. Part of our investigation sometimes involves taking high quality photographs to prove the force of an impact and to prove how the accident occurred. Here, I took these pictures which proved to be invaluable in this case. The at-fault party only had $10,000 in property damage liability insurance which we did recover for our client. We were also successful in recovering more than $100,000 for our client’s injury claim.
It is a privilege for me to represent members of our military and veterans. My father was in the Army Air Corps in World War II. In this case, I was contacted by a retired Army General whose 2014 Chevy Silverado was in a significant accident. The General’s truck had about 52,500 miles he was meticulous about maintenance. The damage cost about $16,000.00 to repair. I recovered $10,000.00 in diminished value for my client. I was pleased the my client appreciated my efforts on his behalf. A very satisfying case for me.
This is a 2013 Daybreak 34KD Recreational Vehicle which was damaged while in storage. We made a claim for diminished value and loss of use. The insurance company would not offer any money so we filed suit. The defense claimed that there was no valid claim for loss of use. We were able to prove that even though the vehicle was in storage, our clients were legally entitled to loss of use. We recovered $15,000.00 for diminished value and loss of use, and our clients were very happy with the result.
This brand new 2016 Toyota Highlander was damaged in an accident in Tennessee. Yes, we can represent clients who are in accidents outside of Florida. The cost to repair this Toyota was approximately $26,000.00. Our client had travel expenses to return to Tennessee to recover the vehicle after it was repaired. We were successful in recovering for our client’s travel expenses, diminished value and loss of us. Total recovery was $23,287.83.
This 2007 Aston Martin Vantage V8 which was rear ended causing $14,723.00 in damage. We recovered $15,000.00 in diminished value and loss of use damages for our client.
This is a 2014 Land Rover RR Sport what suffered massive damage. We recovered $20,617.00 for our client for diminished value.
Our client just bought a classic 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo X50 when it was rear ended by another driver. The insurance company refused to offer much to settle the case. We filed a lawsuit, and a Palm Beach jury awarded five times the amount of the insurance company’s highest offer for diminished value and loss of use.
This case is an example of the importance of having uninsured motorist coverage on your personal auto insurance policy. My client was in a massive accident in this red truck. The truck was owned and driven by a young man who had no insurance. My client suffered massive injuries and had to be flown by a helicopter from the scene of the accident to the emergency room. My client had been in an prior accident. As a result, her father made sure that he added uninsured motorist protection to his policy in case a family member got into another accident. In this case, we were able to recover $250,000, the full uninsured policy limit, for our client which provided her with compensation for her injuries and loss of income.
This case is an example of the danger caused by people who run a red light. Here, our client was making a left hand turn on a green arrow. The other driver was traveling the opposite direction, ran a red light, and struck the passenger side of her car. Her blue Audi suffered massive damage, and our client suffered global injuries. The at-fault driver’s insurance had expired. The most irresponsible people, those people who drive recklessly and are dangers on the roadways, often do not have any insurance. Luckily, our client had uninsured motorist protection on her policy. Her car was a total loss. We are able to make a good recovery for our client and get her medical bills paid. If she had higher limits on her policy, we would have been able to recover more her. We suggest uninsured motorist limits in an amount that is within your budget, but the higher the limits, the more protection you have for you and your family.
This is an example of a serious accident on I-4. Here, our client was traveling on I-4 and was struck in the rear by an inattentive driver. The impact caused our client’s BMW to spin out of control and strike the guardrail. The driver who caused this accident had $50,000.00 in bodily injury liability insurance, and we were successful in recovering the full $50,000.00 policy limit for our client.
This is a case of disputed liability. Our client said she had a yellow light while traveling though an intersection. The other driver claimed he had a green light. The accident destroyed our client’s Mercedes. We investigated the other driver and found that he had a history of evictions, cocaine possession, and domestic violence. We shared the results of our investigation with his insurance company, and this information helped us convince the insurance company the its driver was not a reliable source of information. Thereafter, other driver’s insurance company admitted liability. We were successful in making a recovery for our client who suffered bodily injuries and loss of income.
Our client was a highly compensated employee of a company and injured in an auto accident while on the job. He was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but these benefits did not fully compensate him for his losses. We were successful in obtaining the full policy limit from the at-fault insurer. In this case, because of his high income, his economic damages for loss of income and loss of earning capacity were great. Luckily, he was entitled to under insured motorist benefits. We filed a lawsuit for our client. The defendant was his insurance company. We were able to prove that our client’s job was so physically demanding that his neck and back injuries prevented him from returning to his industrial job. We were successful in recovering a large settlement for he and his family. In addition, we hired a vocational rehabilitation expert who helped our client find a new career that is compatible with his physical limitations.
Our client was a passenger on a motor scooter that was side swiped by a commercial truck causing an accident. Our client was ejected from the scooter and landed on her left side and head. She was not wearing a helmet and a helmet was not required by state law. Our client suffered a mild brain injury which we were able to prove even though her diagnostic studies were negative. We were successful in recovering $80,000 for our client to compensate her for her injuries.
Our client was in a serious accident when a car pulled out from a side street, hit the driver’s side of her Honda and caused our client to lose control and drive into oncoming traffic causing a massive head-on collision. We need to find witnesses to support our client’s version of what happened. We purchased signs which we posted at the scene of the accident asking for witnesses to call us. Luckily, one witness did see our sign, and called us providing us with valuable information which helped prove that our client was no responsible for her accident. Our client suffered injuries to her head, head aches, neck pain, artery tear, pain radiating into left arm, left wrist fracture, numbness and lack of range of motion in her fingers, and a sternum fracture. We recovered $330,000 to compensate our client for her injuries.
Our client was a passenger in this commercial truck when it overturned on a highway. She suffered paraplegia, three fractured cervical vertebrae, and a fractured jaw, and some small scaring on her left thigh in an auto accident. Our investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was permitted to drive this truck after hours and for reasons other than legitimate work usage. We were able to convince the insurance company to pay its full $6,000,000 policy limit to settle the catastrophic injury claim of our client.
Our client is an nationally know animal trainer and celebrity who was in a major auto accident. As a result, he developed a blood clot and had to be on blood thinner medication. We recovered $120,000.00 for our client.
Our client was in a head-on auto accident. She treated with a chiropractor, and never suspected she had suffered a serious injury. Years after the accident, she required cervical spine surgery. The insurance companies disputed whether the surgery was related to the accident. In this case, our client happened to have had a MRI study of her neck from a prior accident. By comparing the pre and post accident MRI reports, we were able to convince two insurance companies that the accident was the most likely cause of the cervical spine injuries and pay our client a total of $550,000.00.
Our client as traveling through an intersection of Westmonte Drive in Altamonte Springs when another vehicle traveling the opposite direction attempted a left turn causing a collision between the two vehicles. Our client lost consciousness, had to be cut out of the vehicle, and was flown by helicopter to Orlando Regional Medical Center. She was diagnosed with closed head injury with cerebral concussion and interhemispheric subarachnoid hemorrhage, right mid shaft humerous fracture, diplopia secondary to cranial nerves IV left eye palsy and a 9 cm scalp laceration. We were able to recover the full $500,000.00 policy limit for our client to compensate her for her injuries.
Our client was a trainee to become an commercial truck driver. He was asleep in the back of a tractor trailer while another driver was driving the tractor trailer in a remote area of Texas. The driver was traveling too fast for conditions and lost control and crashed and overturned. Our client was unrestrained and suffered a comminuted (burst) fracture of C4 and underwent a C4 corpectomy with arthrodesis with mesh cage, autologous bone plus bank bone and stabilization with plating. We were able to recover $240,000.00 for our client and a waiver of the workers’ compensation lien.
A ten-year-old autistic boy was outside of his house with his baby sitter at an ice cream truck parked across the street from his house. All of the sudden he darted out into the street and was struck by a car. He suffered a severe laceration to his head, internal bleeding, and bruising on his arm, legs, and abdomen. He was was transported by ambulance to a children’s hospital where he was admitted for three nights. The driver was a 17 year old kid from the neighborhood. We heard that this driver had been speeding and we obtained 911 tapes of two neighbors that had called the police reporting this boy who was speeding. We took expert photographs of the street where children were present which demonstrated a need for drivers to drive below the speed limit. Our quick demand to the insurance company with the results of our investigation resulted in us obtaining a $100,000.00 settlement for our client within thirty days. We also established a pooled trust to preserve our clients Medicade benefits which was critical for the family.
Our client was a 61 year-old widow who was in a low speed accident in a Wal-Mart parking lot with a tractor trailer. She had a history of back problems. The medical records before the accident show a history low generalized low back complains with some minor radicular symptoms. Focusing on the diagnostic reports is one way to follow the progression, or worsening, of person’s condition. The site of our client’s surgery was the low back, specifically, L4-5 and L5-S1. In addition, the surgeon noted a herniation at L3-4. The studies prior to the accident reveal no major problems to L3-4 and L5-S1. This analysis helped us recovery $155,000.00 for our client.