Verdicts & Settlements
Below is a sampling of some of the past verdicts and settlements Florida Biker Law has obtained for our clients:
PREMISES LIABILITY/ GENERAL NEGLIGENCE CASE – $17,000,000.00
Obtained a $17 million dollar settlement for the family of a 48-year-old Tampa Bay area air-conditioning salesman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after falling 20 feet through an unguarded, degraded acrylic skylight
Through our investigation, we were able to discover that the Defendant Corporation was warned many years prior, and had knowledge that many of its buildings had a dangerous, hidden defect, being degraded skylights, capable of putting at risk even the most careful workmen it called upon to work on the roofs of its properties, as there had been a substantially similar prior accident on a commercial building owned by the same corporation. Even though the Defendant Corporation had been warned of the dangerous condition presented by its unguarded, deteriorated skylights, it failed to correct the condition or make its rooftops safe. Unfortunately, it was just a matter of time before history would repeat itself as the corporation owns commercial properties with unguarded skylights throughout the south and southwest.
NEGLIGENCE CASE – $1,100,000.00
$1,100,000.00 Settlement for policy limits. Auto negligence case. My client suffered from a leg fracture involving complex regional pain syndrome.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASE – $900,000.00
$900,000.00 Settlement. Motorcycle versus motor vehicle case. My client was a passenger on a motorcycle which was struck by the defendant who ran through a stop sign and directly into the path of the motorcycle, causing my client to suffer permanent injuries. The Defendant was deposed and told a story which was clearly untrue. She testified under oath the crash was totally the fault of the motorcycle driver. Two eyewitnesses identified through our investigation established that the defendant did in fact drive through the stop sign and was the direct cause of the collision. The Defendants’ counsel initially filed a proposal for settlement in the amount of $122,500.00. I retained an expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation to perform a comprehensive medical evaluation of my client to determine her physical limitations and the projected cost of reasonable and necessary medical and health care costs projected over the course of her lifetime as well as an economist who determined my client’s loss of future earning capacity, loss of past earning, and the cost of her future life care needs. The case settled for $900,000.00
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASE – $600,000.00
$600,000.00 Settlement. Motorcycle versus motor vehicle case. My client was operating a motorcycle which was struck by the defendant who ran through a stop sign and directly into the path of the motorcycle. The Defendant was deposed and told a story which was clearly untrue. She testified under oath the crash was totally the fault of the motorcycle driver. Two eyewitnesses identified through our investigation established that the defendant did in fact drive through the stop sign and was the direct cause of the collision. The expert I retained determined my client would require a lifetime of medical care which I had reduced to present value figures by a forensic economist expert. His medical expenses were in the approximate amount of $88,000.00. The case settled for $600,000.00 at Mediation.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT – $500,000.00
$500,000.00 Settlement. Motorcycle accident. Defendant’s deposition testimony contradicted by eye witness. Client suffered fracture to jaw, TMJ and tear to cartilage in his knee.
PREMISES LIABILITY/ GENERAL NEGLIGENCE CASE- $375,000.00
Obtained a $375,000.00 settlement for 54-year-old man who fell in a negligently maintained parking lot suffering a left ankle fracture requiring surgery with internal fixation. The property was poorly lit and contained a sloped ramp which failed to comply with the building code as well as accumulated debris which caused our client to fall.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASE – $250,000.00
$250,000.00 Policy Limits Settlement. Motorcycle versus motor vehicle/drunk driver case. My client was riding her Honda motorcycle approaching an intersection when the defendant failed to yield the right-of-way and drove through a stop sign directly into the path of my client’s motorcycle. My client was ejected from her motorcycle and struck the pavement, suffering horrific injuries. An eyewitness saw the defendant flee the scene and continue driving away, eventually abandoning vehicle and fleeing by foot. I retained the services of a licensed private investigator to investigate this matter. We established the defendant was driving his mother’s vehicle at the time of the incident. A criminal history check revealed he has been convicted of driving under the influence of liquor on four (4) separate occasions and has been determined to be a habitual traffic offender. He was prohibited by law from operating a motor vehicle in the State of Florida for the remainder of his lifetime. Our Investigation determined the defendant’s mother had knowledge that her son had an extensive traffic record and his driving privileges had been revoked and knew he was driving her vehicle. The mother initially denied allegations, and even filed a false police report claiming her vehicle had been stolen. Our investigation revealed otherwise. The insurance companies quickly tendered their policy limits available in the total amount of $250,000.00.
MOTORCYCLE/CAR CRASH – $250,000.00
$250,000. Settlement. Motorcycle/car crash. Client suffered mild traumatic brain injury. Defense argued no liability because of client’s intoxication . Obtained eyewitness testimony that despite client’s intoxication he was completely without fault. Case settled after this testimony for policy limits.
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