Personal Injury Landmark Cases
Seven-figure settlement for woman run over crossing the streetAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
One afternoon, a 60-year-old woman was out for a walk near her home in Palm Beach County. She had the right of way and was crossing at a crosswalk when she was struck by a woman in a convertible, who was making a left turn. The victim suffered a dislocated ankle and compound bone fracture that will cause her to limp for the rest of her life. She sued the driver and the driver’s insurance company, receiving a seven-figure settlement for the damages.
Woman Receives Seven-Figure Settlement After Being Run Over in Parking LotAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
The victim of this case is a woman from Sarasota, Florida who was run over by an SUV in a Target parking lot. The incident occurred when she was walking behind the vehicle, and the driver backed into her without warning, and continued in reverse until every bone in her leg was crushed. She required extensive hospitalization for three to four months as a result and is now unable to walk without significant assistance. Our client sought justice from the SUV owner and the owner’s insurance company, receiving a seven-figure settlement as recourse.
Seven-figure settlement for surviving wife and childrenAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
One evening, a middle-aged husband and wife were walking their dog on a small street near their South Florida home. They were hit by a driver that had problems with his eyesight and was just coming from an eye appointment. The husband was initially in a coma and later passed away. The wife was injured but recovered fully after many months of treatment. The couple had two minor children.
$37 million jury verdict against Florida Power and LightAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
A $37 million vehicle collision jury verdict against Florida Power and Light on behalf of the family of a teenage girl who died in a car crash in Pinecrest after an FPL crew cut power to a major intersection after a minor lawn fire. After an FPL crewmembers disconnected power to the wire that supplied the traffic signal, our client’s car was hit by another vehicle. She was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she died hours later.
$12.5 million jury verdict on behalf of accident victimsAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
A $12.5 million vehicle accidents jury verdict on behalf of the family of two young children and their grandfather, who were killed in a collision involving a truck. The trucking company appealed, and the case was settled during the appellate process for $8.5 million.
$10 million settlement for family of an accident victimAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
A $10 million vehicle collision settlement for the family of our client, who was killed when a transport truck failed to stop and crashed into his car.
$1.75 million judgment on behalf of Miami doctorAutomobile, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.
Settlement for a teenage girl paralyzed after theme park ride accidentChild Safety
A confidential child safety settlement for a teenage girl paralyzed after falling from an amusement park ride called Terminal Velocity, where the ride operator failed to ensure that the gear designed to prevent riders from falling to the ground was properly deployed.
Settlement for a teenage girl seriously injured in theme park rideChild Safety
A confidential child safety settlement for a teenage girl seriously injured after being ejected from the Gravitron ride at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair. Our investigation discovered that a sheared bolt on the ride failed to keep a panel secured, causing the failure and accident that injured our client and her friend. The ride had a history of problems, and the company operating it had poor inspection and maintenance practices.
Settlement for son of agricultural worker affected by pesticidesDefective Products
A confidential defective products settlement for the son of an agricultural worker born without arms or legs as a result of improper application of pesticides. The boy’s mother, who was employed in the tomato fields for Ag-Mart, was repeatedly sprayed with pesticides while working in the fields. Our investigation uncovered numerous violations by Ag-Mart, including smuggling and unacceptable working conditions. As a result of the settlement, our client will receive a lifetime of financial support and medical care.
Settlement on behalf of a man paralyzed by defective truckDefective Products
A confidential defective products settlement on behalf of a man paralyzed as a result of a defect in a Dodge Ram truck, which allowed it to roll over during an accident. The settlement we obtained will enable our client, who is paralyzed from the neck down, to pay for his lifelong nursing care.
$6 million settlement for child in misdiagnosed case in U.S. hospitalFederal Tort Claims Act
A $6 million Federal Tort Claims Act settlement for a little girl who lost her legs and one of her arms, and the use of her other arm, as a result of a misdiagnosed cases of meningococcal meningitis at a United States Naval Hospital in Maryland.
$2 million verdict for family against FEMAFederal Tort Claims Act
A $2 million Federal Tort Claims Act verdict for the family of a mother killed when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trailer she was living in after Hurricane Andrew failed to protect her during a subsequent storm.
$1.3 million verdict for family of victim in USPS truck accidentFederal Tort Claims Act
A $1.3 million Federal Tort Claims Act verdict on behalf of the family of a child killed when he was run over in his driveway by a United States Postal Service truck.
$1 million settlement for child injury by medical malpractice by U.S. hospitalFederal Tort Claims Act
A $1 million Federal Tort Claims Act settlement for a child injured by medical malpractice while being treated at a United States Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Eight-figure settlement in premises liability caseHotel and Resort Liability
A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a Resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic. There were no warning signs. The victim sued the resort, the tiki bar and the property owners for lack of signage warning of the water’s depths, and he was awarded an eight-figure settlement.
Seven-figure settlement in negligent security casePremises & Negligent Security
Two bystanders in front of a supermarket were shot at by a driving vehicle. One man was fatally shot, and another was shot and severely injured. The man that died had a minor child.
$2 million settlement for family of Broward Sheriff's Office DetectiveWorkplace Safety
A $2 million workplace safety settlement on behalf of the family of a Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective who was killed by a suspect during a raid of the suspect’s home.
Settlement for family of electrical workerWorkplace Safety
A confidential workplace safety settlement for the family of an electrical worker killed by an explosion in a manhole in downtown Miami.
$37 million verdict against Florida Power and LightWrongful Death
A $37 million wrongful death jury verdict against Florida Power and Light on behalf of the family of a teenage girl who died in a car collision in Pinecrest after an FPL crew cut power to a major intersection to address a minor fire. After FPL crewmembers disconnected power to the traffic signal, our client’s car was hit by another vehicle. The child was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she died hours later.
$12.5 million verdict for family of victims in truck accidentWrongful Death
A $12.5 million wrongful death jury verdict on behalf of the family of two young children and their grandfather, who were killed in a collision involving a truck. The trucking company appealed, and the case was settled during the appellate process for $8.5 million.
*The results obtained by the Firm in these cases are representative only, and there is no guarantee that future cases will yield similar results. The amounts set forth above are before deductions for attorneys’ fees and costs.