Settlement in Rear End Collision
In 2017, a middle-aged man was rear-ended at a high-rate of speed on the highway. He sustained head, neck and back injuries but did not get any surgeries. We were able to obtain a tender of the policy limits of the at-fault driver but had to file a lawsuit for the underinsured motorist coverage. Seven months later, in 2019, we reached a settlement. We were able to recover a total of $572,000 for this client and his family from the insurance carriers to help them move forward.
$550,000 Recovery for our Client
A phantom vehicle made a left turn in the direct path of our client’s path of traveling causing him to take evasive action, causing him to strike a concrete utility pole. The force of the impact caused both airbags to deploy and the car engine came through the firewall and into our client’s dashboard and legs.
Our client sustained serious lower extremity injuries, neck, and back injuries necessitating hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. Because the at fault driver fled the scene of the accident, we presented 2 uninsured motorists claims to our client’s uninsured motorist carriers.
Demand for tender of the first uninsured motorist policy in the amount of $250,000 was made by our firm and was paid promptly. Second demand for the second Underinsured Motorist policy in the amount of $300,000 was made by our firm.
This second insurance carrier denied coverage, based upon a UM rejection form signed by our client. Our firm determined that the UM selection form was fraudulently signed by our client’s car insurance agent. Our firm then filed a Civil Remedy Notice asserting fraud, and the insurance carrier promptly paid its $300,000 UM policy limit within the 60 day time period provided under the Civil Remedy Notice.
This resulted in a total recovery of $550,000.00 for our client. A total victory for our client! Not all law firms check the validity of client signatures on UM selection forms. Our clients can be assured of this attention to detail for each and every case.
Settlement After Semi Tractor Trailor Runs Client Off Road
Roman and Gaynor’s client was driving on US-19 in Louisiana behind a Semi-truck with a trailer attached. After clipping the side of the clients car, the trailer came completely unhinged, causing a devastating collision, resulting in closed head injury. After protracted litigation, settlement was reached in the amount of $425,000.
Verdict for Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident Victim
Roman & Gaynor obtained a $420,303 jury verdict in Hillsborough County for a woman who was involved in a multi-car accident caused by a semi-tractor trailer.
Settlement in Waste Management Accident
A garbage truck belonging to Waste Management was driven on the wrong side of a double yellow line, around a bend in the road. Opposing traffic collided with each other causing several injuries to our clients, a husband and wife. The case settled just hours before the trial was to begin.
Verdict in Parking Lot Accident
A client with prior neck complaints underwent spinal fusion after this Pasco County accident. The case was defended by claims that his injuries predated the accident, and that it was a minor impact.
Settlement for our Client
A healthcare professional was involved in a crash which left her with a head injury and other non-surgical injuries. Our firm filed a lawsuit and her case settled prior to trial for $400,000.00.
Settlement for our Client
A gentleman, whom we had represented before, was riding his Harley motorcycle when a truck turned left into his path. Our client struck the side of the pickup, was ejected and his motorcycle was totaled. Our client sustained a head injury, neck injury, facial fractures, rib fractures, and aggravation injuries to his shoulder and back. Our firm filed a lawsuit and the claim settled after mediation for $400,000.00.
Settlement for Construction Accident Victim
There was no workers’ compensation coverage for our client after he fell from a second story balcony. Our investigation revealed there were no safety precautions on the construction site. The client was a young father who was disabled after the fall.
Settlement for Woman Injured in Car Accident
A Dunedin woman in her 50’s was stopped in traffic when she was rear-ended by another vehicle which pushed her into the car in front of her. This impact totaled her vehicle and injured her neck, back, and head. She underwent an SI joint fusion surgery and needs further surgery to her neck. The insurance company dragged their feet on making an offer so Roman & Gaynor filed suit against the at-fault driver. The claim resolved at court-ordered mediation for $375,000.00.