Verdicts & Settlements

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASES

Case Name: Chronister v. Basora
Type of Case: Woman on moped struck by motor vehicle
Description: Brain injury to 27 year old woman
Our Result: $11.8 million dollar jury verdict (reduced by 2/3 for comparative negligence for not wearing a helmet, reversed on appeal for a new trial)

Case Name: Pollock v. FHP
Type of Case: Vehicle a woman was a passenger of crashed into the rear of a stalled flat bed tractor trailer
Description: Wrongful death of a 22 year old single woman whose vehicle rear-ended a stalled vehicle.
Best Offer: $150,000
Our Result: $9 Million Jury Verdict (reversal upheld by Florida Supreme Court)

Case Name: Clancy v. Kapur
Type of Case: Passenger’s friend was driving, lost control, insurance company refused to pay policy limits in Bad Faith
Description: Passenger was asleep in vehicle while the defendant was driving and negligently crossed over lane colliding with a dump truck traveling in the opposite direction. Client suffered fractured spine requiring surgery and permanent moderate brain injury.
Best Offer: $1 Million (prior to trial)
Our Result: $1.85 Million Jury Verdict (State Farm refused to tender the $100,000 policy limit prior to the lawsuit being filed.)

Case Name: Corcoran v. Tartamella
Type of Case: Motor Vehicle Accident
Description: Wrongful death of a man involved in a car accident.
Our Result: $1.5 Million Settlement (Policy Limits)

Case Name: Anonymous v. Anonymous
Type of Case: Woman walking in shopping center struck and killed by negligent driver
Description: After a referral by another lawyer to our law firm, we were able to settle the death of a 75-year-old woman struck by an underinsured motorist in five month's time without litigation for $1.35 million, which were the policy limits of all insurance policies.
Best Offer: N/A
Our Result: $1.35 Million

Case Name: Galang v. McGrath
Type of Case: Negligent driver suddenly made left turn in front of Mrs. Galang
Description: Auto accident resulting in knee injury.
Best Offer: $300,000 during trial
Our Result: $563,000 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Benitez v. Parker
Type of Case: Taxi Cab driver ran a red light and crashed into motorcycle
Description: Motorcylcle accident resulting in injury.
Best Offer: $170,000
Our Result: 75% of $510,000 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Donato v. Greenberg
Type of Case: Motor Vehicle Accident
Description: Auto accident resulting in injury.
Best Offer: $80,000
Our Result: $334,000 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Inman and Carver v Central Air Conditioning Inc.
Type of Case: Motor Vehicle Accident
Description: Driver and passenger of automobile were injured when defendant made a left turn directly into their lane of traffic and struck their vehicle. Driver suffered a fractured left clavicle and torn rotator cuff and labrum that required surgery. Passenger suffered fractured right clavicle, back pain, and bruised chest and knees.
Best Offer: N/A
Our Result: $330,000 Settlement

Case Name: Stewart v. State Farm
Type of Case: Drunk driver rear ended woman in her late 60s.
Description: Injuries to various parts of her body, no surgery.
Best Offer: $75,000
Our Result: $322,200 Jury Verdict (excess over $100,000 policy)

Case Name: Goldenberg v. Regional Import & Export
Type of Case: Man walking into gas station struck by car
Description: Mr. Goldenberg required arthroscopic surgery of his knee.
Best Offer: $16,500
Our Result: 75% of $310,350 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Harstad v. Scene Stealer and USAA
Type of Case: Motor Vehicle Accident
Description: Auto accident resulting in closed head trauma and soft tissue injuries.
Best Offer: $25,501
Our Result: $212,800 Jury Verdict

Case Name: DiPaolo v. Carroll
Type of Case: Motor Vehicle Accident
Description: Plaintiff was rear-ended in two separate accidents.
Best Offer: $35,000
Our Result: $170,000 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Kata v. K.K. Car Company Inc, et. al
Type of Case: woman stopped short on I75, man tried to avoid her and vehicle flipped in the median.
Description: 48 year old man underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery
Best Offer: $5,000
Our Result: $300,000 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Willette v. Pathway Ventures, ltd
Type of Case: 70 year old man fell walking down ramp over a car stop that was further down
Description: Death following injuries
Best Offer: $100,000
Our Result: 60% of $671,000 (includes $300,000 a piece to a daughter in her 40s and a son in his 50s for their mental pain and suffering)


NURSING HOME CASES

Case Name: Anonymous v. Anonymous
Type of Case: Medical Malpractice
Description: Failure to advise a woman of her breast cancer diagnosis.
Best Offer: N/A
Our Result: $2.3 Million Settlement

Case Name: Anonymous v. Anonymous
Type of Case: Nursing Home Negligence
Description: A 90-year-old woman fell eight times in a nursing home over a period of two and a half months, resulting in a severely fractured elbow, two surgeries, and subsequently died a few months later due to causes unrelated to the lawsuit (natural causes).
Best Offer: $350,000 (prior to trial)
Our Result: $1.8 Million Jury Verdict (Settled for confidential amount in punitive damages phase.)

Case Name: Anonymous v. Anonymous (Broward County nursing home)
Type of Case: Nursing Home Negligence-woman fell numerous times as resident
Our Result: $1 Million Settlement in 2015

Case Name: Revitz v. NME Properties, Inc.
Type of Case: Nursing Home Negligence
Description: Nursing home decubitis ulcer (bedsore).
Best Offer: $150,000
Our Result: $959,900 Jury Verdict ($159,900 compensatory damages/$800,000 punitive damages)

Case Name: Glass v. Scherer
Type of Case: Medical Malpractice
Description: 74-year-old was the victim of medical malpractice.
Best Offer: N/A
Our Result: $730,000 Settlement


PREMISES LIABILITY CASES

Case Name: Haines v. Gulfstream
Type of Case: Negligent Security
Description: Inadequate security at the racetrack, resulting in serious injury
Best Offer: N/A
Our Result: $2.4 Million Settlement

Case Name: Reynolds v. Greenwich Studio Inc.
Type of Case: Trip and Fall at movie studio
Description: A 73-year-old woman tripped over a bump in the doorway of Greenwich Studios in Miami and fell causing left tibia and humerus fractures.
Best Offer: $150,000 (prior to trial)
Our Result: 85% of $1.6 Million Jury Verdict

Case Name: Johnson v. Tamarac Hotels
Type of Case: Slip and Fall Accident
Description: Woman slipped and fell on water near an ice machine at a Broward hotel.
Best Offer before trial: $75,000
Our Result: 90% of $1.15 Million Jury Verdict in November 2014

Case Name: Wilson v. Winn-Dixie
Type of Case: Slip and Fall
Description: Man slipped and fell requiring knee surgery.
Best Offer: $50,000
Our Result: $533,600 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Savino v. Coral Baptist Church
Type of Case: Premises Liability
Description: 73-year-old woman tripped and fell entering a church.
Best Offer: $8,000
Our Result: 77% of $352,900 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Beyer v. Just for Feet
Type of Case: Elderly man was not given place to put on shoes, was told he had to put them on by stairs
Description: 84-year-old missed step and fractured hip.
Best Offer: $29,000
Our Result: 90% of $300,000 Jury Verdict

Case Name: Mula v. Applebees
Type of Case: Patron forgot she was in a raised booth and fell
Description: 84 year old woman ate dinner, stepped from booth, fell and broke hip
Best offer before filing lawsuit: 0, prior attorney could not get an offer
Our result: $200,000 settlement

Case Name: Argento v. Super King Buffet, Inc.
Type of Case: slip and fall at restaurant
Description: woman slipped and fell, ultimately resulting in low back surgery.
Best offer before filing lawsuit:
Our result: $750,000.00

Case Name: Ruiz v. Wannado City
Type of Case: trip and fall an inadequately lit area
Description: woman had percutaneous discectomy in her neck and low back, then cervical laminoplasty in neck
Best offer before filing lawsuit:
Our result: case settled shortly before trial for $575,000

Case Name: Dvorak v. TGI Friday's
Type of Case: Premises Liability
Description: Slip and fall resulting in injury. Plaintiff achieved a verdict of $248,000.00. The case ultimately went up to the Florida Supreme Court which upheld the Fourth District Court's decision that the offer of judgment statute (proposal for settlement) was constitutional, and TGI Friday's was required to pay almost $300,000.00 for the verdict after interest and an additional $450,000.00 in attorney's fees. This case established that the offer of judgment statute was mandatory and constitutional.
Best Offer: $21,000
Our Result: $248,000 Jury Verdict


ADDITIONAL CASE RESULTS

Case Name: Caron v. Goldberg
Type of Case: Construction Accident
Description: A man was hired by Defendant Goldberg to assist in the installation of the roof of a Pompano Beach building. The unfinished roof consisted of only steel beams and insulation. The man stepped through the insulation and fell approximately 28 feet to the ground causing massive multiple trauma. The man died two days after the accident.
Best Offer: None
Our Result: $11.5 Million Jury Verdict

Case Name: Baycol® Settlements
Type of Case: Product Liability
Description: Several Rhabdomyolosis cases resulting in kidney conditions.
Best Offer: N/A
Our Result: $5.6 Million

Case Name: Trussin vs. Imagine, LLC
Type of Case: Admiralty & Maritime
Description: A 50-year-old man working on a yacht trips and falls in an open hatch injuring his back but not requiring any surgery. He had substantial loss of time from work.
Best Offer: $90,000
Our Result: 70% of $1.93 Million Jury Verdict

Case Name: Anonymous v. Anonymous
Type of Case: Pedestrian Accident
Description: A 74 year old woman was struck in a shopping center in Broward county.
Best Offer: N/A
Our Result: $1.35 Million*

DISCLAIMER: Not all results are provided, the results are not necessarily representative of all results obtained by the lawyer or firm, and a prospective client's individual facts and circumstances may differ from the matter in which the results are provided.