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 northbound in a vehicle owned by Fast Eddie. When Jane Doe made an unexpected left turn in front of him, David applied his brakes and laid his bike down. Unable to avoid the collision, David sustained severe, life-threatening injuries, was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and admitted to the ICU. David suffered acute respiratory distress, multiple fractures, and dislocations to his ankle, scapula, femur, tibia, back, and ribs. Multiple orthopedic surgeries stabilized his fractures, but he was unable to walk for months. When his legs could bear weight, he had to use a walker and later a cane. His injuries left him unable to take care of simple daily activities or operate a vehicle [...]
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.
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 rear ended by an impaired driver. For unknown reasons, the impaired driver was not arrested at the scene but was let go by the police only to have a second accident at the same intersection two hours later. Even more impaired, the driver was thankfully arrested for DUI. Unfortunately, Mr. Doe sustained severe injuries as a result of him being rear ended. Mr. Doe hired our firm to represent him for the injuries and damages he sustained and will continue to have in the years to come. After undergoing extensive surgery, Mr. Doe is recovering but will never be what he was like before this crash. We were able to resolve his claims against [...]
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 to his failure to use due care and begin braking at a safe distance, he had to swerve across several lanes of traffic eventually ending up in the right hand turn lane, driving up onto the curb and over our client. Our client was left with crush injuries to the lower half of his body and had to undergo over 14 surgical procedures in a two month time period. Additionally, he had severe injuries to his bladder which needed multiple surgeries and lead to long term usage of a catheter, bladder and UTI infections and ongoing urinary issues. He spent a little over a month in the hospital and then another month in an [...]