Settlement in Semi-Truck Accident Case
A pile up on Interstate 4 caused by a semi-truck resulted in a Largo man aggravating his previously injured neck and back. Such aggravation resulted in substantial wage loss. Roman & Gaynor secured a $360,000.00 settlement for this gentleman in addition to making the Defendant pay the workers’ compensation lien.
Semi-tractor trailer accident – $350,000 settlement
A returning client from Spring Hill contacted us after a semi truck ran a red light causing a high-impact T-bone collision with his vehicle as he attempted to turn left. The semi tractor trailer was carrying a load of in excess of 26,000 pounds, and the tractor trailer itself weighed in excess of 10,000 pounds. The truck driver was issued a citation, and our client was on the job while the accident occurred. He subsequently hired a workers’ compensation attorney. He suffered from traumatic neck pain that resulted in a cervical spine surgery including a fusion and the placement of an artificial disc. Roman & Gaynor presented a comprehensive settlement demand to the trucking company’s insurance carrier, resulting in a $350,000 settlement.
Settlement for husband and wife rear-ended in an accident.
A husband and wife were rear-ended and pushed into a third car. Their vehicle sustained significant property damage but the insurance adjuster initially refused to believe the clients were injured due to this accident. The wife underwent hip surgery and the husband had neck surgery. After Roman & Gaynor pressured the insurance companies, we were able to obtain a tender of the policy limits of the at-fault party and two underinsured motorist policies in this case for a total resolution of $350,000.
Verdict for Injured Pedestrian
Roman & Gaynor Announces Jury Verdict – On January 26th, a jury of six in Pinellas County Circuit Court, delivered a $335,000 Jury Verdict in favor of our client. Client, who was standing in a parking lot, was struck by an elderly driver who pinned her against her own vehicle. There was no property damage to the vehicles but the client ultimately underwent spine surgery in her low back. The case was defended by claims that the client’s injuries were not caused by the event, that she had pre-existing spinal degeneration, that it was just a “bump,” and that the client was comparatively at fault. After a four-day trial in Pinellas County, the jury awarded the client a verdict of $335,000.00. Motions for the client to recover court costs and Attorney’s fees will be filed and determined by the Court.
Verdict for Rear-End Collision Victim
As a result of the collision our client underwent an arthroscopic shoulder surgery and injured her spine. The defense argued that our client’s medical condition was not caused by the collision. After a nearly one week trial, the Clearwater jury decided the injuries were caused by the defendants.
Verdict in Lane Merge Accident
We represented a Land O Lakes woman who was involved in a merge lane accident. She went on to have spine surgery and lost her job. The defense alleged she was at fault for the accident and disputed her injury and wage loss claims. Our firm tried the case and overcame these defenses, and the jury awarded her $318,000.
Verdict in Lane Merge Collision Case
Our client was struck in a merge lane on her way to work. The collision aggravated a preexisting spine condition necessitating surgery. There were no witnesses.
Settlement for a Rear-end accident
Donald A., a 45-year-old man was rear-ended by a pick-up truck. This crash caused significant damage to Donald’s vehicle and he injured his neck. His surgeon recommended surgery. We sent a demand of $236,500.00 to Geico who insured the at-fault driver. Geico kept stalling on responding to our demand and even hired a board-certified radiologist to review Donald’s MRI films. After two months of this, we filed suit. The defense hired two more orthopedic surgeons to examine our client. After mediation, we filed a proposal for settlement in the amount of $300,000.00 and the defense paid it.
For woman rear-ended at a red light.
Palm Harbor woman was stopped at a red light and rear ended at a high rate of speed sustaining injuries to her neck, head and right arm. Her orthopedic surgeon recommended she undergo cervical surgery. Roman & Gaynor was able to obtain a tender of the at-fault party’s policy limits of $300,000 within six months.
Apartment Balcony Fall Resulted In $300,000 Settlement
The client lived in an apartment complex where multiple codes were being violated. The property owner failed to provide safe routes in and out of the apartment homes. The client was forced to walk along a slick pavement which was in ill repair, leading into her home. This was as a result of failed drainage. Because of this, the client slipped and fell off the balcony to the pavement below. Roman and Gaynor were able to point out the exact code violations and obtain the policy limit tender of $300,000.