Past Results

Case Review – Winning the Appeal for the Carrithers Estate

Our firm represented the granddaughters of Charles Carrithers, who passed away in 2010 as a resident of Virginia. At the time, Mr. Carrithers had a significant estate for which he created a last will and testament and a revocable living trust. These estate planning documents provided for the equal descent and distribution of his assets [...]

Case Review – Motorcycle Accident Recovery

Insurance companies demand confidentiality in certain cases in order to keep their identity and adjusting tactics hidden. The following case review has fictional names, but is otherwise based upon a real-life case. On the evening of March 22, 2016, David Jones was riding his motorcycle southbound on State Road 776 as Jane Doe was driving [...]

W|L OBTAINS RECORD 19.2M VERDICT

On September 1, 2017, after $200,000 in legal costs and years of protracted and contentious litigation, a Sarasota jury returned a verdict of $19.2 million in Mr. Martin's favor. This is the largest reported personal injury verdict in the history of Sarasota or Manatee counties.

ASSISTING A DUI VICTIM IN TIME OF NEED

Once again, the dangers of driving under the influence can have significant effects on innocent drivers.  More and more these days we see the dangers of driving under the influence are caused not by drinking but by the consumption of narcotics. It became a reality for John Doe on July 30, 2016 when he was [...]

Case Review: Carrithers’ Trust

By 2003, Charles Carrithers had amassed an estate worth approximately forty-five million ($45,000,000.00) dollars. Mr. Carrithers retained a Virginia attorney to prepare his last will and testament and a revocable living trust. At that time, he was survived by three sons and five grandchildren. Our firm was hired to represent two of the five grandchildren as beneficiaries of the trust. The will left all estate assets to the beneficiaries of the revocable living trust.

$9,000,000 Stipulated Judgment (Policy limits: $100,000)

Our 26 year old client was a passenger in a van on his way to a jobsite to paint when for reasons that remain unknown a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction veered into their path. The injuries that resulted from this head on collision were devastating to our client as well as the 6 [...]

$7,000,000 Stipulated Judgment (Policy limits: $25,000)

In April 2008, our 44 year old client was riding on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle when a full size cargo van turned left directly in front of their path. The front of the van struck the motorcycle ejecting our client and pinning the motorcycle and rider under the van as it continued forward. [...]

$4,200,000 Settlement

A 21 year old was sitting on the curb at a bus stop at a busy intersection in Venice when the Defendant driver attempted an evasive maneuver to avoid traffic that was stopped at a red light. The Defendant was driving a large commercial tree trimming truck with a wood chipper attached via trailer. Due [...]

$3,000,000 Bad Faith Settlement(Policy limits: $100,000)

In 2006, our 26 year old client was a passenger in a van on his way to a jobsite to paint when for reasons that remain unknown a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction veered into their path. The injuries that resulted from this head on collision were devastating to our client as well as [...]

$1,977,000 Verdict (Policy limits: $10,000)

A 35 year old electrician was on her way home from work when the Defendant driver made a left hand turn directly into her door. The Defendant plead guilty to driving under the influence. Our client was left with a broken pelvis, left humerous and several broken bones in her right hand. All of her [...]