State Farm is one of the biggest liability insurers in Florida. They insure cars, trucks, motorcycles and homes in Florida.
Let’s look at some State Farm car accident settlements.
Passenger Gets $135,000 for Open Distal Radius Fracture from Car Crash
A passenger suffered an open distal radius fracture after another car crashed into the car that she was in.
The injury was:
- Open distal radius and distal ulnar fractures.
- Laceration to flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tendon.
- Laceration to flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) to index finger.
The passenger had the following surgery:
- Irrigation and debridement of the volar wrist wound.
- Primary repair of FDS tendon to index finger in zone 5.
- Repair of the muscle belly to FDP muscle
- Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the distal radius fracture.
The driver of the other car got a ticket for failure to yield the right of way. The careless driver had minimal bodily injury liability (BIL) insurance limits. State Farm was the passenger’s underinsured motorist insurer.
The careless driver’s insurer, and State Farm, paid the $135,000 settlement. The accident happened in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida. I represented the passenger.
State Farm Pays $25,000 to Passenger Hit By Drunk Driver
See a case where State Farm paid $25,000 to a passenger with back and other injuries. The car accident happened near Little Havana in Dade County, Florida.
$57,000 Settlement for Back Injury; State Farm Pays $10,000
A police officer was in a car while on duty in Medley, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Another car crashed into the back of his car.
The other driver got a ticket for following too closely. He claimed that the crash caused or aggravated a bulging disc in his lower back.
A doctor gave the claimant epidural steroid injections to his lower back.
His workers compensation insurer paid over $17,000 in indemnity (lost wages) and medical benefits.
State Farm Pays $25,000 Limits for Broken Wrist; Other Parties Pay $12,500
State Farm Pays $33,000 to Bicyclist Hit By Car; Tibia Plateau Fracture
Below is a close up diagram of this intersection accident.
A middle-aged man, was hit by a car while riding his bike in Miami. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture which healed perfectly.
Bicyclist Healed Perfectly
The doctor said that he healed perfectly and did not need any more treatment.
State Farm Insured the Driver
The driver of the car was insured with State Farm Auto Insurance. You can learn more about State Farm Insurance settlements or lower leg fracture settlements in Florida.
PIP Paid $10,000 in Medical Bills
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) paid $10,000 to my client’s medical doctors for his medical bills. In Florida, in most car accident cases, the first $10,000 of your medical bills is paid through PIP.
As you can see from this settlement, you may still be able to make a claim against a third-party for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. It is important to understand how to get your medical bills paid if you are injured in a car accident in Florida.
State Farm Pays Bicyclist $17,500 for Stitches and Staples to Chin and Abdomen
A bicyclist was riding against the flow of traffic, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A car hit her. (The crash diagram is above.)
Thus, State Farm was only willing to pay 70% of the claim’s full value.
She suffered sustained lacerations (cuts) to her chin, and required several staples in her abdomen. She was left with small scars.
The police officer didn’t give anyone a ticket. He stated that the bike rider, and the other driver were both at fault.
I settled the case with State Farm for $17,500.
$10,000 Settlement for Small Scars, Shoulder Pain from Truck Accident
See why State Farm paid $10,000 to settle this claim. The injured driver claimed the crash caused a face bruise, shoulder injury and scars on his body.
The crash happened in Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. I represented the injured driver.
Driver Gets $10,000 for Eye Injury in I-95 Car Crash
A man was driving his car on I-95 in Miami-Dade County. He stopped in the emergency lane.
A driver crashed into the back of his car. State Farm insured the careless driver.
My client’s injuries included back pain and a big gash to his eyelid. He treated at the Anne Bates Leach eye center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Bascon Palmer in Miami, Florida.
Our client did not have underinsured motorist insurance, which would have resulted in a much larger payout for the client.
State Farm Pays Driver $8,000 for Knee, Neck and Back and Spine Injuries
See a case where State Farm paid $8,000 for neck, back and knee injuries to a driver involved in a car crash.
State Farm Pays $7,000 to Settle Injuries From Minor Impact Car Accident
State Farm paid an injured passenger $7,000 to settle his personal injury claims from a minor impact car accident.
An MRI revealed a 1.2 mm C4-c5 herniated disc. C4-C5 is one of the levels in the neck. You can see the MRI image of his neck below:
He had a prior car accident not too long before this accident. We wanted to request a client’s past medical records. We then could have seen if this was a new herniated disc. Our client didn’t want me to do this.
Thus, we accepted State Farm’s top offer of $7,000. The crash happened in Miami, Florida.
I represented the passenger. A picture of us, after the settlement, is below:
In State Farm UM Case, Trooper Shouldn’t Have Been Allowed To Say Who Was at Fault
In Hernandez v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., 700 So. 2d 451 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997), the trial court allowed an officer who had been at the scene of the accident to testify at trial that Hernandez violated the other driver’s right-of-way.
The Fourth District ruled that jurors “should not be informed of the investigating officer’s determination of who caused the accident and who was cited.”
Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal (DCA) handles appeals from Palm Beach, Broward, St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. The 4th DCA is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
State Farm Pays $87,000 to Dog Bite Victim
A man was employed as a meter reader. While at a customer’s house, he was given permission to go into the backyard to read the meter. The owner’s Pit Bull (dog) bit him.
He had some minor nerve damage in his arm along with a scar. He was doing well after he finished his medical treatment. The incident happened in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.
Homeowners Policy Didn’t Exclude Dog Bites
My client and I were lucky that this State Farm homeowners policy did not have an exclusion for dog bites or a sublimit for dog bites.
If the homeowners policy would have had a sublimit for dog bites for let’s say $25,000, then State Farm would only have offered $25,000 to settle this case.
If the State Farm policy would have had an exclusion in its policy for dog bites, then State Farm would have paid nothing.
Jury Awards $211,000 for Ankle, Back and Neck Injuries Against State Farm
This isn’t my case. A car crash victim won a $211,000 verdict against State Farm for injuries to his ankle, back and neck injuries.
Here are a couple of other articles I’ve written on State Farm cases.
- Herniated Disc Cases with State Farm from Florida car and motorcycle accidents
- Neck Injury Cases with State Farm from Florida car and motorcycle accidents
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2013 and has been completely revamped and updated.