Settlements and Verdicts Won

 Lee County Circuit Court
A Lee county ATV accident with severe brain injury resulted in confidential settlement. The defendant’s insurer agreed to a life time payout;
Verdict, excess of $10,000,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Represented a motorcycle accident victim in Lehigh Acres. The Defendant ran a stop sign and struck the client on his motorcycle.  The client sustained partial amputation of his leg;
Verdict, $3,500,000.00

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Collier County Circuit Court
Auto Accident/Leg Amputation;
Verdict, $3,500,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
ATV Accident/Brain Injury;
Verdict: $3,000,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Motor vehicle accident involving a child with a traumatic brain injury;
Verdict, $3,000,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Wrongful death;
Verdict, $2,500,000.00

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Collier County Circuit Court
Represented a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident. The client underwent seven surgical procedures to his left leg, knee and foot and can no longer work in their field;
Verdict, $2,374,136.83

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Motor vehicle wrongful death case with two surviving daughters. The defendant failed to yield at a stop sign at an intersection;
Verdict, $2,275,000.00

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Represented a client who was involved in a hit-and-run while on a motorcycle. The driver of the Defendant’s vehicle fled the scene and claimed he was not involved in the accident. The client sustained multiple fractures and significant scarring to her left leg;
Verdict, $1,730,000.00

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Collier County Circuit Court
Represented a client who was rear ended by a passing vehicle. The client’s vehicle rolled and she was ejected even though she was utilizing the seat belt system.  The client sustained multiple fractures and significant scarring to her arms and legs;

Verdict, $1,500,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
ATV accident/catastrophic injuries to a child;
Verdict, $1,500,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Dram shop action for sale of liquor to minor who was driving vehicle in which Plaintiff was a passenger. Plaintiff sustained severe injuries, confined to wheelchair;
Settled: $1,490,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Represented a client who was struck by speeding motorist.  The client had a burst fracture in their lumbar spine resulting in a 30 day hospital stay and permanent disability;
Verdict, $1,351,000.00

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Charlotte County Circuit Court
Wrongful death resulting from failure of physicians and hospital staff to timely diagnose and treat Plaintiff;
Settled: $1,150,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Motor vehicle accident
Settlement: $990,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Represented 17 yr. young lady who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by mother. They were returning from church when struck by another uninsured vehicle that went through street with downed stop sign. Lee County has substantial notice of downed stop sign. Client had a brain injury;
Due to statutory cap enjoyed by Lee County, a Claims bill was filed, went to the Legislature and was granted by legislature for an agreed lesser amount; Lee County Circuit Court


Collier County Circuit Court
Construction Defects
Verdict: $874,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Plaintiff was passenger in vehicle who was severely injured due to negligence of driver;
Settled: $750,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/Broken nose, 5-7 right rib fractures, right arm fracture with surgery putting two to three plates in, multiple pelvis fractures, broken right leg with surgery putting two plates, L2 compression fracture and L5 fracture, kidney bruising and possible concussion;
Verdict, $750,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/severe head injury to a child; speech and vision problems;
Verdict, $630,000.00

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Worker struck by landscape trailer, fractured leg with surgery–including work comp benefits.
Verdict, $580,000.00

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U.S. District Court, Middle District
Represented Plaintiff in a products liability for failure to install deadman’s switch on lawn mower resulting in amputation of part of Plaintiff’s foot;
Verdict, $510,827.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/Head injury, ruptured spleen, punctured lung, fractured collarbone & fractured pelvis;
Verdict, $510,000.00

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Marion County Circuit court
Products Liability claim resulting from failure of manufacturer to install a dead man’s switch on conveyor belt in potato chip factory resulting in Plaintiff’s loss of arm;
Settled: $500,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Hit and run resulting in death;
Settled: $500,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Represented a client who was involved in a multiple roll over auto accident;
Verdict, $453,917.97

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Hernando County Circuit Court
Claim arising out of auto accident;
Settled: $450,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Wrongful death resulting from failure to timely diagnose and treat blood clot.
Settled: $425,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Motorcycle accident.
Settled: $406,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Motorcycle accident; multiple fractures.
Settled: $400,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Low impact Motor vehicle accident with aggravation of pre-existing conditions.
Settled: $400,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Wrongful death of 16 yr. old boy who was sitting in street in early hours of the morning waiting for school bus;
Settled: $400,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Motor vehicle accident with exacerbation of pre-existing neck and back problems;
Settled: $385,000.00

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Charlotte County Circuit Court
Represented Estate of young man who died of a heart attack due to the failure to physicians and staff of the emergency room to diagnose heart attack and treat Plaintiff accordingly;
Settled: $365,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Front impact collision/low back; neck (soft tissue);
Settled: $350,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA; failure to yield right of way; cervical discectomy
Settled: $350,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA C surgery;
Settled: $350,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Rear end collision/neck pain; chronic headaches; C5-6 radiculopathy; left arm pain; left knee meniscus tear;
Verdict, $310,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Rear end collision/herniated disk in neck requiring surgery;
Settled: $300,000.00


Charlotte County Circuit Court
Premises liability;
Settled: $300,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA, failure to yield right of way; ankle surgery;
Settled: $300,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Medial malpractice / wrongful death;
Settled: $300,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA with torn Achilles tendon.
Settled: $300,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/ shoulder; neck; back (soft tissue); arm numbness;
Settled: $280,000.00

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Highlands County Circuit Court
Bad Faith action resulting from failure of tort feasor’s insurance company to timely pay policy limits in this action;
Settled: $250,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Wrongful death of two children;
Settled: $250,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/neck; back (aggravation of prior condition); left knee; right femur;
Verdict, $249,900.00 (global as to husband and wife)

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Lee County Circuit Court
Injury to a child attending camp/crushed finger requiring two surgeries;
Settled: $235,000.00

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U.S. Federal Court, Middle District
Fall into a sink hole left by utility company in Plaintiff’s yard with torn labrum in shoulder with surgery;
Settled: $225,000.00

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U.S. Federal Court, Middle District
Claim for minor child loss of finger that became caught in spokes of bike;
Settled: $225,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Wrongful death MVA with ejection;
Settled: $225,000.00

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Charlotte County Circuit Court
MVA with sternum fracture;
Settled: $225,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/traumatic head injury; neck and low back (soft tissue);
Settled: $210,000.00

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Collier County Circuit Court
MVA with shoulder and elbow arthroscopic surgery
Settled: $210,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA with arthroscopic knee surgery
Settled: $218,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Front impact collision/open fracture of right ankle requiring metal plate and 8 screws;
Verdict, $200,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Rear end collision/neck pain (soft tissue); spasms;
Settled: $200,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/herniated disc;
Settled: $200,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA with exacerbation of pre-existing low back problems requiring low back fusion
Settled: $200,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Burn victim;
Settled: $190,000.00

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Charlotte County Circuit Court
Represented woman who was playing bingo at American Legion when chair broke, causing her to fall sustaining injuries, diagnosed with RSD;
Settled: $190,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Action arising from accident involving two vehicle backing out of parking spaces in the parking lot of local store;
Settled: $187,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Two MVA’s with soft tissue neck and back injuries overlapping from both accidents
Settled: $185,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
UM case resulting from motorcycle accident;
Settled: $180,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Rear end collision/unconscious at scene, fractured left shoulder/ribs; left knee; pulmonary lobe injury; back;
Settled: $180,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Plaintiff driver of vehicle struck by driver of defendant vehicle, sustained injuries to arms;
Settled: $175,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA w/ shoulder injury and arthroscopic surgery;
Settled: $175,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Slip and fall; broken nose;
Settled: $175,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/left arm; neck; back (soft tissue); left knee surgery;
Settled: $175,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA/Severe injuries;
Settled: $170,000.00

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Collier County Circuit Court
Rear end collision/neck; back;
Settled: $150,000.00

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Slip and fall on liquid at retail store; arthroscopic knee surgery. back;
Settled: $150,000.00

Slip and fall on liquid at retail store; arthroscopic knee surgery

Settled: $150,000

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Collier County Circuit Court
T-bone collision with overturn/traumatic head/brain injury;
Verdict, $150,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA; right arthroscopic with pre-existing knee condition
Verdict, $150,000.00

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Collier County Circuit Court
MVA/traumatic head injury; fractured clavicle (front and back); 7 fractured ribs; fractured right leg; fractured right foot; fractured right pinky requiring surgery;
Verdict, $150,000.00

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Slip and fall on liquid at retail store; arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Settled: $150,000

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Charlotte County Circuit Court
Plaintiff fell in store due to wet floor, injured knee;
Settled: $137,500.00

Charlotte County Circuit Court
Plaintiff fell in store due to wet floor, injured knee;
Settled: $137,500.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Motor Vehicle Accident;
Verdict: $148,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Motorcycle/MVA accident where client was found at fault;
Settled: $100,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Slip and fall w/ knee injury which aggravated pre-existing knee condition; arthroscopic knee surgery;
Settled: $125,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Open House Party where minor was injured in car accident after riding with a drunk driver that became intoxicated at a house party;
Settled: $100,000.00

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Collier County Circuit Court
Claim arises from failure of maintenance to repair holes around apartment complex. Plaintiff fell in hole sustained injuries, subsequently died due to overdose of pain medication;
Settled: $100,000.00

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Collier County Circuit Court
MVA vs. bicyclist; soft tissue injuries; no surgery;
Settled: $100,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Motor vehicle accident with exacerbation of back problems.
Settled: $100,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA /w neck and low back sprain and strain injuries;
Settled: $85,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Low impact Motor vehicle accident with aggravation of pre-existing conditions.
Settled: $80,000.00

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Charlotte County Circuit Court
Trip and fall on uneven sidewalk against government entity with arthroscopic shoulder surgery;
Settled: $75,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
Slip and fall at Supermarket with neck and back sprain/strain;
Settled: $40,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA; soft tissue; low impact;
Settled: $30,000.00

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Lee County Circuit Court
MVA; chiropractic treatment only for neck;
Settled: $29,000.00

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Bankruptcy:

In re West, 352 B.R. 905 (Bankr. M.D.Fla. 2006) – Court ruled in favor of our client being allowed to elect the more advantageous Federal exemptions, even though Florida law prohibits this.  This case was a published decision, and not only affected Florida residents, but had nationwide significance.

In re Weeks Landing, 9:06-bk-01721-ALP – In construing the new bankruptcy law amendments, the Court ruled in favor of our client being granted an administrative claim and thus gaining highest priority treatment.

In re Fyock, 391 B.R. 882 (Bankr. M.D.Fla. 2008) – We established new legal precedent in Florida, in which the Court held that our client could both keep her home and also get an additional personal property allowance, in interpreting a recently-passed Florida statute.  Prior to this decision, other Courts around Florida had ruled against homeowners regarding this new law.

Middle District of Florida:

Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Breach of Contract by for a Loan Modification:                                                                                                                            Settlement resulted in Satisfaction of Mortgage ($114,000) and $75,000

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