We’ve recovered over $9 million in personal injury settlements. Below are a few of our many settlements.
We fight very hard for our clients. Our goal is to get the best settlement possible.
Watch our video (below) about our injury settlements. Or if you prefer, keep reading.
Motorcyclist Gets $445K Settlement (Broken Leg and Finger)
A doctor operated on his broken leg and finger. Wisely, the motorcycle rider called our law firm while he was in the hospital. Within hours, Miami injury lawyer Justin Ziegler met him in his hospital room.
There, the rider hired us.
We got the motorcycle rider a $445,000 settlement. You’ll see that in most of my bigger settlements, my client had surgery. In fact, here is a unique statistic:
This settlement is more than the average motorcycle accident settlement. Simply put, most motorcycle accident cases don’t settle for $445,000 (or more).
Also, we did not settle this case until the motorcycle rider finished getting his medical treatment. There are many factors that affect settlement in an injury case.
The length of medical treatment is often a big factor that affects how long a case takes to settle.
Pedestrian Hit By Car Gets $325K Personal Injury Settlement (Broken Leg)
A Switzerland resident was visiting Miami, Florida as a tourist on vacation. While he was a pedestrian, a driver of a car struck him.
As a result, he fractured his tibia (shinbone) shaft. At the hospital, doctors performed surgery to fix the fracture.
This settlement is more than the average settlement when a car hits a pedestrian.
Learn more about settlements for tourists from another country who are injured in an accident in Florida. There are several differences in a claim for a tourist from another country who is hurt in Florida.
$300K Personal Injury Settlement for Broken Leg (Car Accident)
Ryan was a Georgia resident who was in Florida for business. The crash happened in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida.
Allstate insured the careless driver, and paid $100,000. Here is the settlement check.
Travelers paid $200,000 from its Georgia underinsured motorist insurance coverage. The settlement check is below.
This settlement was for an out of state visitor who was hurt in a Florida car accident. Out of state visitor cases have some big differences from car accident cases for Florida residents.
Passenger Gets Confidential Personal Injury Settlement from Fall (Cruise)
A passenger tripped and fell on cruise ship. She had surgery to fix her broken humerus (bone in upper arm). We were co-counsel.
$300K Settlement for Slip and Fall (Miami)
$260K Settlement for Uber Accident in Miami (Back Pain)
A vehicle crashed into an Uber car in Miami. We represented the Uber driver. The Uber driver claimed that the accident caused his back injury.
Here is a photo of the Uber driver laying in his hospital bed:
The Uber driver claimed that the accident caused or aggravated disc protrusions in his lower back. Most of the settlement was for pain and suffering. The settlement also covered the Uber driver’s medical bills.
It’s important to understand who pays medical bills related to a car accident.
$250K Settlement for Hotel Slip and Fall (Broken Arm)
Angela was staying at a resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. While attempting to take a bath, she slipped and fell.
As a result of her fall, she broke her arm.
At the hospital, a doctor performed surgery to stabilize her fracture.
About 20 days after her accident, she completed our online form to get a free consultation to see if I could represent her. Bathtub slip and fall cases are often tough. However, she was badly injured. Thus, I accepted her case. She hired me as her personal injury lawyer.
Unfortunately, the surgery didn’t give her complete relief. About a year after the surgery, the doctor removed the plate and screws. This hardware removal surgery added about another $100,000 in pain and suffering to the full settlement value.
Philadelphia Insurance Company insured the resort. In August 2019, I settled her case for $250,000. Here is the settlement check:
After my attorney’s fees, costs, and paying her medical bills and health insurance lien, she gets over $149,300.
Learn more about how we got this $250,000 settlement for a slip and fall.
$210K Settlement for Shoulder Tear (Truck Accident)
Mike (not real name) was driving a tractor trailer. Another 18 wheeler crashed into the rear of Mike’s truck. A state trooper came to the scene. Mike told the state trooper that he was not in any pain.
Days later, Mike’s shoulder began hurting. An MRI showed a tear in his shoulder joint. Specifically, he had a glenoid labrum tear. Mike underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery to debride (clean up) his labrum.
Mike decided to Get a Free Consultation with me. We met at my law office. He hired me on the spot.
An MRI of Mike’s spine showed three herniated discs. We claimed that the truck accident caused or aggravated his 3 herniated discs.
Guest Gets $210K Settlement from Fall Off Booth at a Restaurant
Check out a $210,000 settlement for man who had 2 surgeries to his wrist. He fell from a loose both at a Denny’s restaurant in North Miami Beach, Florida. Travelers Insurance Company insured the restaurant.
$200K Settlement for Broken Wrist from Car Accident (Miami)
Check out this $200,000 settlement for a lady who had surgery to her wrist. Another driver ran a red light and crashed into her car in Miami, Florida.
Guest Gets Over $197,500 for Broken Arm from Slip and Fall at Hotel
A guest was staying at a Marriott hotel in Pensacola, Florida. While in the hotel, she slipped in a bathtub. As a result, she fell. At the hospital, an x-ray showed a broken arm (humerus).
She had surgery to fix it. She also claimed other injuries. We represented her.
We settled the hotel injury case for $197,500. Here is the settlement check:
$195K Settlement for Guest at Condo Complex (Leg Injury From Fall)
A guest at a condo complex in Miami slipped and fell on slippery stairs with an improper handrail. He claimed that this caused his bad leg injury.
We were co-counsel.
$170K Personal Injury Settlement (Broken Arm)
On June 30, 2018, Zach was in a car accident in Sarasota, Florida. In the crash, he broke his arm. He has surgery to his humerus (upper arm bone).
ESIS (Ace American Insurance Company) insured the Hertz rental car. We settled his broken arm claim for $170,000. Here are the settlement checks:
This one of my many rental car accident settlements.
$150K Settlement for Back Surgery (Miami Car Accident)
A car occupant got $150,000 for a back (lumbar) fusion after the car he was in t-boned another car. The other car failed to yield the right of way when making a left hand turn.
It happened in Miami, Florida.
Passenger Gets $130K Settlement for Rotator Cuff Tear (Car Wreck)
Learn about a $138,433 settlement where a driver made an improper lane change on the highway. He hit another car. The passenger had (rotator cuff) surgery.
$8,433 of the settlement was from medical payments insurance.
$134K+ Settlement for Wrist Fracture (Car Accident)
$125K Settlement for Hand Fracture (Car Accident)
See a case where a driver got a $125,000 after a car cut him off and they crashed in Miami. He suffered a broken hand and had surgery to fix it.
$125K Settlement for Leg Fracture (Trip and Fall)
A guest tripped and fell at a business’ property in Florida. We claimed that the property negligently maintained its property.
The guest hired Justin Ziegler as her attorney. We settled the case for $125,000.
Pedestrian Hit By Truck Gets $110K Settlement (Face Fracture)
$100K+ Settlement for Car Accident Victim’s Injuries
An occupant of a car was injured in a car accident in Florida. He was unsure of his rights. He called our law firm to see if we could represent him in his personal injury claim.
Attorney Justin Ziegler (of our law firm) spoke with him on the first phone call. We later settled his personal injury claim for over $100,000.
$100K Settlement for Herniated Disc in Lower Back from Car Accident
He waited a long time to get formal medical treatment. Months later, he had excruciating lower back pain.
An MRI showed a L5-S1 herniated disc in his lower back. A neurosurgeon performed a L5-S1 hemilaminotomy, medial facetectomy and microdiskectomy, using a microsurgery.
State Farm insured the driver that rear ended him. They paid their $100,000 bodily injury liability insurance limits to settle. I represented Keith.
Here is State Farm’s $100K check.
Keith gave us a 5 star review on Google. Here it is:
$100K Settlement for Herniated Disc and Small Fracture (Car Accident)
A lady was driving her car in Broward County, Florida. A car crashed into her car.
I represented the injured driver.
Motorcyclist Gets $100K Settlement (Herniated Disc, ED and Meniscus Tear)
Driver Gets $100K Settlement for Back Surgery (Car Accident)
A truck hit our client, who was driving a car. The car accident happened in Miami, Florida.
Our client had lower back surgery. The procedure was a percutaneous discectomy.
Liberty Mutual was the BI liability insurer for the at fault vehicle.
Liberty Mutual paid the $100,000 limits.
$100K Settlement for Bike Rider Hit by Truck (Face Fracture)
Our client was riding a bicycle in an intersection near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A pickup truck hit her.
Paramedics took her to the hospital. She had a facial fracture.
A surgeon inserted a plate into her face. USAA insured the pickup truck.
USAA paid us their $100,000 limits to settle the personal injury case. We were able to get the hospital to reduce its bill from around $100,000 to $33,333.
$100K Settlement for Broken Thumb (Car Accident)
Our client was a passenger in a car. The driver of the car crashed into a structure.
Our client had a thumb injury. He had surgery.
The car’s driver was insured with the Hartford Insurance Company.
The driver had BI limits of $100,000 per person. The Hartford paid $100,000 to settle the case.
$100K Settlement for Herniated Disc (Miami Truck Accident)
Our client, a middle-aged man, was driving his car in Miami, Florida. The tractor-trailer (18 wheeler) ran a red light. It cut him off.
He crashed into the side of the 18 wheeler.
At the hospital, he was told he might have a fractured vertebra. Thus, an ambulance took him to another hospital.
At the second hospital, he was told that he did not have a neck fracture. However, an MRI showed a herniated disc at C5-C6.
$95K Settlement for Herniated Disc (Car Accident)
A drunk driver hit our client. Our client was diagnosed with a herniated disc.
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$79K+ Settlement for Client Injured in Florida
Someone was hurt at a premises in Florida. The individual claimed that the business’ carelessness caused the injury.
The individual filled out our free consultation form to see if we could represent her. The person hired us and became our client.
I settled our client’s personal injury claim for over $79,000. Our client was very happy with the personal injury settlement.
$78K Settlement for Nose Fracture (Fall at Condo)
See a $78,000 Settlement for a unit owner who misstepped and fell at her condo building. She fractured her nose and had surgery.
$5,000 of the settlement was from Medpay coverage in the condo’s insurance policy.
$75K Settlement for Knee Injury (Car Accident)
The other driver was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Progressive paid $50,000.
Allstate was the underinsured motorist (UIM) auto insurer.
We filed a civil remedy notice with Allstate. They eventually paid $25,000. The total settlement was $75,000.
Confidential Settlement for Slip and Fall
Our client suffered a kneecap patella fracture from a slip and fall on water.
$70K Settlement for Lyft Car Accident (Miami Shores)
A passenger was in a Lyft car in Miami Shores, Florida. Another car crashed into the Lyft car.
The Lyft passenger went to the hospital. There, doctors took an CT scan of his brain and neck. Next, he called our Miami injury law firm.
Since he didn’t have health insurance, Miami injury lawyer Justin Ziegler helped get him seen at a nearby doctor’s office.
He claimed the crash caused neck, back, wrist and ankle injuries. GEICO insured the at fault car with $25,000 in BIL insurance.
We argued that his injuries were worth more than GEICO’s $25,000 limit. Thus, we made an uninsured motorist (UM) insurance claim with Lyft.
Lyft paid us $45,000 to settle his UM claim. The total personal injury settlement was for $70,000.
Pedestrian Hit By Car Gets $70K for Neck, Leg, Shoulder and Back Injuries
See my case where a pedestrian was hit by a car while not in a crosswalk. We settled for $70,000 for her tibial plateau fracture, sacrum fracture, herniated discs and shoulder impingement.
$65K Settlement for Kissimmee Car Accident
Angela (not real name) lived in Wisconsin. She was on vacation in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida. While driving on the highway, a commercial van crashed into the back of Angela’s rental car. In other words, this was a rear end accident.
The van driver received a ticket for causing the accident. The van’s liability insurance company was based out of Hialeah, Florida.
Angela claimed that her shoulder was injured. An MRI showed that she had a rotator cuff tear. She had arthroscopic surgery to her shoulder.
The van’s insurance company made a lowball offer. They wouldn’t increase it much. Thereafter, I sued the van owner and driver in Osceola County, Florida.
The defendant disputed liability. In addition, the defendant’s attorney and insurance company argued that her shoulder injury preexisted the accident. They also argued that her rotator cuff tear could not have been caused by a rear end collision.
One month before trial, we reached a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company. We settled her case settled for $65,000. Her out of pocket medical bills were just six thousand dollars ($6,000.00).
Man Gets $64,900 for Ankle Injury from Stepping into Hidden Hole in Grass
You won’t believe how a man got $64,900 settlement for tripping and falling in a hole that was covered by grass overgrowth in Doral, Miami-Dade, Florida.
Chubb Insurance Company paid $32,500.
Florida Insurance Guarantee Fund (FIGA) paid $32,400.
They insured the office condo complex owner, property manager and the landscaping company.
$57,600 Settlement for Shoulder Injury (Car Accident)
For a woman in her twenties who was involved in a multi car collision. Her injuries ultimately resulted in arthroscopic shoulder surgery to her non-dominant shoulder.
Three cars were involved in the accident. Progressive insured the middle car, which hit our client.
The insurance companies for the responsible parties were GEICO and Progressive.
The liability limits of bodily injury insurance for Progressive was $10,000. They paid $10,000.
GEICO paid $47,600.
Our client’s car sustained minor to moderate damage. Her shoulder healed well following surgery.
$57K Settlement for Back Injury (Car Accident)
An on-duty police officer was stopped in traffic, when another car rear ended him. The crash happened in Medley, Florida (North Miami-Dade County).
The driver who caused the accident received a ticket for following too closely. State Farm insured the careless driver.
State Farm Insurance paid us the careless driver’s $10,000 BI limits.
The officer said that the wreck caused or aggravated his bulging disc.
His Doctor Gave Him Epidural Shots
He had epidural shots to his lower back. The cop was a candidate for lower back surgery (lumbar laminectomy). He did not have surgery.
Travelers Insurance insured the police officer on his personal car. (He wasn’t using his personal car when the accident happened).
Workers compensation for the police department paid over $17,000 in indemnity (lost wages) and medical benefits.
I settled the UIM case with Travelers for $47,000. Thus, State Farm and Travelers paid a combined $57,000 for the personal injury case.
For a bicyclist who sustained a herniated disc and compression fracture after being hit by a driver of a car.
On behalf of a 26-year-old man who was injured (while he was on a scooter/moped) when a NAPA van’s front end crashed into the moped. According to the police report, the driver of the van stopped and rendered aid but then fled the scene without giving any information.
The driver of the van was later stopped. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue treated the driver of the moped on the scene. The driver of the van received a citation for failure to yield at intersection.
$50,000 Settlement for Broken Collarbone; Car Pulled In Front of Motorcycle Rider
See a $50,000 settlement where a motorcyclist was forced to lay his motorcycle down when a car turned into his direct path. He broke his collarbone.
Surgery wasn’t needed. The accident happened in Land O Lakes, Pasco County, Florida. Travelers Insurance Company paid this settlement.
Our client was driving his pickup truck. Another driver ran a stop sign. He hit our client.
Our client claimed that the crash aggravated his herniated discs. He received epidural injections.
GEICO was the BI liability insurer of the other vehicle.
GEICO paid its BI limits of $20,000. Star & Shield Insurance Exchange insured our client with UM liability coverage.
NARS handled the UM liability claim for Star & Shield.
Wilma Bledsoe was the UM liability adjuster.
State Farm, Allstate and Car Owner Pay $37,500 for Broken Wrist from Car Crash
Scooter Rider Hit by Car Gets $35,000 for Broken Leg
Our client fell while allegedly walking up steps to a portable bathroom. It was located at Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
She fractured her wrist. Scottsdale Insurance Company insured the company that supplied the portable bathroom.
Scottsdale paid $35,000 to settle our client’s case.
$33K Settlement for Acetabular (Hip) Fracture from Car Accident
On July 30, 2018, Shankeva was a passenger in her boyfriend’s car. A photo of the car (after the crash) is above.
Another driver (vehicle 1) hit another car (vehicle 2) head-on. Vehicle 2 then struck the car that Shankeva was in.
Shankeva suffered an acetabular fracture. An acetabular fracture is a break in the socket portion of the “ball-and-socket” hip joint. I’ve had many hip fracture settlements.
Days after the accident, Shankeva hired me.
Within 30 days of the accident, State Farm paid us Shankeva’s boyfriend’s $25,000 uninsured motorist insurance limit.
Additionally, the at fault driver’s BIL insurer (Windhaven) paid us $8,000. We were limited because another driver also had a claim.
Therefore, I got Shankeva a $33,000 personal injury settlement.
For US Customs worker who sustained a meniscus tear and tibia plateau fracture as a result of being hit by a car while he was riding his bike. He basically had no limitations following the healing of his injuries.
State Farm insured the driver.
State Farm paid $33,000.
For a man whose leg was cut by glass when he was exited a hotel shower and the door shattered. It was against the W-hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. The hotel was insured with Liberty Mutual.
Ace Insurance insured the glass installer.
Lady Gets $30,000 Settlement for Meniscus Tear from Orlando Car Crash
USAA insured the at fault driver. USAA paid $30,000 to settle the case. October 2015.
Child Gets $30,463 for Elbow Fracture from Fall Off Bench
In a car accident for a passenger that was rear ended in Miami, Florida by a car insured by Nationwide. He treated with chiropractors for over a year before having an MRI on his back. An MRI revealed a herniated disc effacing (pressing on) the spinal cord. My client lived in California.
This client is one of the numerous clients that we have represented who did not live in Florida but was injured in Florida.
$28K Settlement for 2 Bulging Discs in Lower Back (Truck Accident)
Tom, a 51 year old, was driving a box truck on I-75 in Wildwood, Sumter County, Florida. Jose was driving an 18 wheeler truck headed in the same direction.
The front of Jose’s truck hit the back of Tom’s truck. The crash diagram is below:
American Inter-Fidelity Exchange insured Jose’s employer.
We also claimed that the collision worsened the pre-existing chondromalacia in his knee.
American Inter-Fidelity Exchange paid us $28,000 to settle Tom’s personal injury claim.
I was Tom’s personal injury attorney.
$27.5K Settlement with Progressive for Car Accident (Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain)
In the photo above, you can see our happy client after her $27,500 personal injury settlement.
Dania was a passenger in a car in Miami, Florida. Another driver crashed into the car in which she was a passenger.
Here is the damage to the car within which Dania was a passenger:
We claimed that the other driver’s carelessness caused Dania’s injuries.
Fortunately, here injuries were soft tissue. Basically, she had neck sprain/strain, thoracic (upper back) sprain/strain, back sprain/strain, and right shoulder sprain/strain.
She did not break any bones. Also, she did not need surgery.
Shortly after the car accident, Dania spoke with a lawyer who has handling injury claims for 49 years. That attorney primarily defends drivers for personal injury claims from commercial vehicle accidents. He was unable to represent her primarily because her injuries were minor and the damage to her car was not that bad.
However, that attorney was aware of our many car accident settlements. Additionally, he knew that we’ve settled numerous car accident claims with Progressive. He referred Dania to my law firm. Dania contacted my law firm.
We gave her a free consultation to see if she wanted to hire us and if we could represent her. Immediately after consultation, she hired my law firm. My law firm did the work Dania’s claim. (However, she consented to the referral attorney sharing responsibility on the claim with us. This allowed us to pay 25% of our attorney’s fee to the referring lawyer. This didn’t cost Dania any additional money.) I happily pay referral fees to attorneys who refer me cases as allowed.
Progressive insured the car that we alleged caused the crash. Progressive paid us $27,500 as settlement of Dania’s personal injury claim.
Some of her doctors didn’t bill her health insurance. Nevertheless, Dania received over $12,950 in her pocket.
This is after our attorneys fees, costs and her outstanding medical bills were paid.
Most importantly, she is happy with the settlement.
$25K Settlement for Neck Pain (Car Accident)
My client claimed that a car crash caused his neck pain. Another driver was cited for careless driving.
USAA paid $25,000. The accident happened in South Florida.
Man driving a moped/scooter was hit by a taxi in Miami Beach, Florida. He injured his shoulder.
Settlement against a cruise line when my client, a passenger, fractured her ankle when she slipped and fell on water while walking down the stairs on the outside deck of the ship.
A drunk driver crashed into a car within which our client, a young lady, was a passenger. We settled for the bodily injury liability coverage limits of $25,000.
State Farm insured the careless DUI driver.
Her injuries were neck, back and leg pain. Location of Accident: Miami, Florida. Date of Settlement: January, 2014
$25,000 Settlement (Policy limits)
Our client was driving a car, which had UM liability coverage with USAA.
A truck crashed into the back of her car. She sustained soft tissue injuries.
We made a UM liability injury claim with USAA. They paid the $25,000 policy limits.
Driver Gets $25K Settlement for Bulging Discs (and Annular Tear)
A driver got $25,000 after a pickup truck rear ended him in South Miami. I claimed that the crash caused or aggravated 6 bulging discs & an annular tear.
$25K Settlement for Car Accident (Back and Neck Injury)
For a young woman who was a passenger in a car that slammed into the car in front of it. Her injuries were cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine chronic sprain/strain injuries.
She also suffered was a C6-C7 posterior disc herniation and Bilateral broad-based bulging discs C3-C4, C4-C5.
She also had Bilateral feet and toes paresthesia. State Farm insured the careless driver.
The policy limits for careless driver were $25,000. My client did not have underinsured motorist insurance which would have resulted in a much larger payout for my client.
$25K Car Accident Settlement (State Farm)
For an elderly Cuban-American businessman who suffered a broken (fractured) tibia (lower leg bone). A driver, insured by State Farm, hit him.
If he did, he would have got a larger payout.
Hotel Guest Gets $23K Payout for Quadriceps Tear from Slip and Fall
We represented a guest of a Hyatt Place Hotel in Doral, Florida. It is located in the airport west area.
Rope which was tied from a Carnival (cruise line) ship to a tender boat snapped. It hit our client’s arm. He claimed shoulder impingement syndrome. We sued the cruise line and it settled after mediation.
Driver Settles Bulging Disc, Car Accident Claim for $21,000
The crash happened in Coconut Grove, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
$20K Settlement for Rear End Car Accident
In April 2019, Cesar was driving his minivan in Brickell, Florida. Another car rear ended him. The impact sent Cesar’s minivan into a wall. After the accident, this is what his vehicle looked like.
The airbags in the minivan deployed. Paramedics took Cesar to the hospital.
Here is a photo of him at the hospital:
Fortunately, he did not have any broken bones. He was only at the hospital for a few hours. He did not need surgery.
GEICO insured the driver of the car that hit Cesar.
He had an MRI of his knee, but he did not have any tendon or ligament damage. He had neck and back pain, which went away.
In December 2019, GEICO paid us $20,000 to settle the case. Thus, his personal injury case settled in under nine months.
69% of the settlement was for his pain and suffering. After my attorneys fees and costs, and paying all of his medical bills, Cesar gets over $7,250 in his pocket. He is happy with the result.
$20K Settlement for Car Accident (Knee Injury and Herniated Disc)
Henry (not real name) was in a car that was T-boned by another car at an intersection in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The other driver received a ticket for running the red light.
After the accident, he had knee pain. He had an MRI of his knee. It revealed joint effusion (water on the knee). Henry also claimed that the accident caused or aggravated a two herniated discs in his lower back.
I represented Henry.
$20K Settlement (Herniated Disc and Scar from Car Accident)
Lisa (not real name) was in a car that was T-boned by another car at an intersection in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The driver of the other car received a ticket for running the red light.
Lisa claimed that the accident caused or aggravated a herniated disc in her lower back. She also claimed that the crash caused a small scar on her body.
Progressive paid the $10,000 BI liability insurance limits. Another insurance company paid its $10,000 BI liability insurance limits.
I represented Lisa.
Driver Gets $20K Settlement for Car Accident (Herniated Disc, ACL Sprain and Other Injuries)
See a case where a driver claimed that a car made an improper lane change and crashed into her SUV. She claimed a herniated disc, ACL sprain/tear and more.
Driver Gets $20,000 for Soft Tissue Injuries
See a case where a driver got $20,000 after a truck hit him. He claimed a concussion, injury to his shoulder, spine & loss of sensation to his fingertip.
$20K Settlement for Car Accident
Our client was visiting the United States. She was a passenger in a car.
Another car, which Progressive insured, crashed into the rear of the host vehicle.
The other driver was cited for reckless driving. My client, a mother and wife, received chiropractic care for her personal injury.
An MRI of her neck revealed a disc protrusion (herniation) which indented on the ventral (spinal) cord. She also had multilevel disc bulges.
The chiropractor stated that she should meet with an orthopedic doctor to discuss having surgery. Her daughter and mother was also in her car.
We settled her daughter’s car crash claim for $10,000. We settled her mother’s claim with Progressive for $20,000.
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For my client who was hit, while she was working, by a driver insured with GEICO.
It happened in Miami, Florida. We argued to the worker’s compensation insurer should reduce its lien by thousands of dollars. We were able to get it reduced.
Florida law allows the claimant to get the workers compensation lien reduced by his fees and costs.
It also allows the court to consider any other equitable factors when reducing the lien. Manfredo v. Employer’s Cas. Ins. Co., 560 So. 2d 1162 – Fla: Supreme Court 1990.
$19,850 Settlement for Car Accident
For a Miami twenty 29-year-old man who was hit by a driver insured by State Farm insurance.
His injuries included a herniated disc which was impinging.
The driver was driving a friend’s vehicle at the time of the accident. State Farm paid its policy limits of $10,000. His friend, fortunately, had a underinsured motorist insurance policy (with USAA) which paid $9,850.00. USAA argued that my client was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
$19K Settlement for Tractor Trailer (Truck) Accident
For a young man who was suffered personal injury in Miami when a truck tractor [(Cab-Bobtail) whose vehicle use was commercial cargo] made an improper lane change and hit (sideswiped) the automobile that the client was driving.
The police report listed the estimated vehicle damage of the client’s car at $1,000.00. The driver who caused the accident was insured with Zurich American Insurance Company.
On the same day of the accident the client treated with Baptist Medical Plaza at Doral Urgent Care.
He was evaluated for an ankle contusion, foot contusion, and neck pain. The doctor gave him a foot brace. He had leg and foot tingling sensations and headaches with low back pain.
Four days later, my client treated with a chiropractor and continued treating for about four (4) months. Although this case did not involve an ankle fracture, you can learn more about settlement values for a broken or fractured ankle in Florida.
Shopper Gets Over $18,500 for Slip and Fall on Grape
A shopper at a store in Cape Coral (Southwest Florida) claimed that she slipped on a grape and fell. She claimed that the fall injured her soft tissue in her knee.
She only went to about 3 or so medical visits. We represented the shopper. The total settlement was about $18,500.
$18K Settlement for Trip and Fall
My client was a restaurant guest in South Miami, Dade County, Florida. She tripped over a landscape vinyl edging while exiting the restaurant.
The actual edging is in the picture below.
The guest suffered a laceration to her cheek. It required stitches.
The doctor diagnosed her with a wrist sprain. We settled this trip and fall cut to the cheek case for $18,000.
Nautilus Insurance Company paid this settlement.
The photo below shows Nautilus’ home office.
Nautilus is a W.R. Berkley Company.
For a bicyclist who sustained lacerations to her chin and required several staples in her abdomen when a driver (insured by State Farm) hit her.
The police officer did not issue a ticket because he felt that the client, the bike rider, and the other driver were at fault.
Our client was on her bike riding against the flow of traffic. The insurance company stated that they believed the bicycle rider was responsible for 30% of the accident.
$17,000 Settlement for Herniated Disc from Car Accident
For a lady in her early 20’s after another driver rear ended her. She claimed the crash caused two herniated discs.
Learn more about this $17,000 Settlement for herniated discs from this Miami-Dade County, Florida car crash. State Farm and Liberty Mutual insured the negligent driver and car owner.
In Florida, a car owner is liable for a permissive driver’s negligence.
$16,500 Settlement for Herniated Disc from a Car Accident
My client was driving a car. He claimed that his herniated disc was caused by an accident with another car.
The crash happened in Kendall, Miami-Dade County, Florida. GEICO insured the careless driver.
You can read about how much your case may be worth in Florida if you have a herniated disc.
$15,000 Settlement for a Hotel Guest (Slip and Fall)
A guest was staying at a hotel in Florida. The guest slipped and fell on the hotel’s property.
The guest hired us. The hotel paid us $15,000 to settle the guest’s personal injury claim.
Lady claimed soft tissue injuries after she was driving her, which was hit by another car in Venice, Lee County, Florida.
The airbag deployed. It caused burns to her hands. The burns were temporary.
AIG insured the at fault driver. They paid $10,000.
The car’s airbag burned her hands. The burns went away after a few months.
Allstate was our client’s uninsured motorist insurer. Allstate paid $4,300. Deborah Meadows was Allstate Insurance Company’s claims adjuster.
Guest Gets $13,500 after Someone Throws Plate That Hits Her Face at Restaurant
She didn’t know who threw the plate. My client went to Mount Sinai Hospital for medical treatment.
She was given stitches to close up the cut. Months after the accident the cut was no longer visible.
I looked at the restaurant’s website. It stated, that “guests shouldn’t be surprised if they hear the sounds of plates breaking. It is just tradition.”
American Empire Surplus Lines insured the restaurant. They are part of Great America Insurance Group.
They paid $13,500 to settle.
$1,000 of the settlement was from the insurance policy’s Medpay coverage. I did not charge a fee on this $1,000 portion of the settlement.
On behalf of a woman who was rear ended by another car. Allstate was the BI insurer.
We received the policy limits of $10,000 from Allstate.
State Farm was the UM coverage insurer.
State Farm paid $2,500.
$12,000 Car Accident Settlement
For a mother of three who suffered personal injury to her shoulder and neck when she was broadsided by another car in Miami, Florida. The at fault driver is insured by Progressive.
The client was taken by ambulance to the Emergency Room, where she was released after a several hours.
The SUV which she was driving was a total loss. Immediately following the accident, she had excruciating neck and shoulder pain, and later had an MRI which revealed a herniated disc in her lower back.
Her daughter also suffered personal injury in the same car accident.
$10K Personal Injury Settlement (2020)
In March 2019, Lamar was driving his car in a Wendy’s drive thru lane in Oakland Park, Broward County, Florida.
Joan was driving a car and crashed into the back of Lamar’s car. After the crash, Lamar took this photo of the damage to his car.
As you can see from the photo, this was a big hit.
I’ve repeated this over and over:
Big property damage often leads to a bigger personal injury settlement.
On the crash report, the owner of the car that Ashley was driving was PV Holding. PV Holding is the parent company for Avis Rent a Car.
After the car accident, Lamar went to the hospital. He then followed up with a doctor and got therapy.
Segwick handled the claim for Avis Car Rental. I sent a letter requesting the bodily injury liability coverage on the rental car.
Avis responded with their insurance disclosure under oath. We learned that Ashley was not the person who rented the car. Eugene had rented the car.
74% of the personal injury settlement was for Pain and Suffering
When he rented the car, he did not list Ashley as an additional driver. And since Ashley wasn’t his wife, Sedgwick did not offer bodily injury liability coverage above $10,000.
This is true even though Eugune purchased Additional Liability Insurance (ALI) with Avis.
In January 2020, I reached a personal injury settlement with Sedgwick for its $10,000 policy limits. Here is the check:
This is the most that we could get. There was no other additional insurance available. Approximately $7,400 of the total settlement was for Lamar’s pain and suffering.
After my attorney’s fees and costs, and paying his medical bills, Lamar got over $4,000 in his pocket. And his attorney (me) did all the work. He was very happy with the personal injury settlement.
$10K Personal Injury Settlement (Car Accident)
On April 22, 2018, my client was in his car and stopped at a light in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A drunk driver hit him.
The drunk driver was driving his mom’s car. GEICO insured the car. My client had neck and back pain. Here is the crash diagram:
This is a photo of my client’s car after the accident:
He had at least one herniated disc in his neck and lower back.
In this injury case, it took GEICO 37 days from the date of accident to print the check. They quickly sent it. GEICO paid us the owner’s $10,000 BIL insurance limits. Here is the actual settlement check:
You can read more about this $10,000 settlement.
Pedestrian Gets $10,000 Settlement After Car Runs Over His Foot
Allstate paid $10,000 after a driver ran over a pedestrian’s foot. He claimed a soft tissue foot and ankle injury.
The accident happened in Miami Beach, Florida. We represented the pedestrian.
Shopper Gets $10,000 for Foot Bone Fracture From Slip and Fall
A customer claimed that she slipped and fell on water on the floor. It happened in a store in Orlando, Florida.
The store is part of a national chain. She fractured her navicular bone in her foot.
She only had 3 or so doctor visits. Her foot healed fast.
Bike Rider Gets $10,000 for Wrist and Elbow Fracture
A car ran a bicyclist off the road in North Miami, Florida. The driver left the scene.
Driver Gets $10,000 Settlement for Collarbone (Clavicle) Fracture
A driver t-boned my client while he was driving his car. Star Casualty Insurance Company insured the careless driver.
My client had pain in his collarbone (clavicle). The accident happened in Miami-Dade County near Cutler Bay, South Miami Heights and Richmond West.
Star Casualty is a small insurance company that is located in Miami.
$10,000 Settlement for Meniscus Tear from Miami Beach Car Crash
A driver rear ended our client’s car. Our client was driving. We settled this case in July 2015.
The crash happened in January 2015 in Miami Beach, Dade County, Florida.
Our client’s doctor diagnosed him with a knee injury (meniscus tear). He had arthroscopic surgery, in his native country, to fix it.
Infinity Auto Insurance insured our client with PIP.
We had his Portuguese medical records translated by a discount translator. We try hard to keep costs down. One of the 11 benefits of hiring an injury lawyer is that we can pay for costs in advance.
Learn more about this $10,000 settlement.
For personal injury victim who injured his back and neck in a rear end car accident. The car that received the citation was insured with GEICO. (J.D.)
I was co-counsel.
Our client was visiting Florida from another state. She was driving her car. Another driver crashed into her.
She went to the hospital in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida. She then went to a chiropractor for several months.
She had a soft tissue lumber (lower back) strain and sprain. GEICO insured the at fault driver.
GEICO initially offered $800. We refused. We later settled with GEICO for $10,000.
$10K Settlement for Cut on Eyelid Eyelid (Car Accident)
For a Cuban-American 30-year-old who was rear ended by driver insured by State Farm who hit the driver while the driver was stopped in the emergency lane on I-95.
The client’s injuries included back pain and a serious eye injury.
He was treated at the Anne Bates Leach eye center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Bascon Palmer in Miami, Florida. Unfortunately, the driver and owner of the car that rear ended the client were underinsured.
Our client did not have underinsured motorist insurance, which would have resulted in a much larger payout for the client.
For a back seat female passenger of a car suffered personal injury when another car struck the car which she was in. At the moment of impact, her shoulder hit the car seat.
The at fault driver is insured by Progressive. The car accident occurred in Miami, Florida. The passenger’s injuries include a full thickness rotator cuff tear and a herniated disc.
She would like to have shoulder surgery to relieve her pain. The insurance company initially offered only $2,000.
Justin clearly explained to the insurance adjuster that this claim was worth more than the negligent driver’s policy limits. This person injury claim illustrates the importance of carrying underinsured motorist insurance.
The client did not have health insurance and the money we recovered is unfortunately not enough to cover her for a rotator cuff surgery. If she would have had underinsured motorist insurance, she would have been able to have a rotator cuff repair.
For a 21-year-old Cuban-American woman who was hit by a driver/owner of a car insured by State Farm.
The client’s injuries were soft tissue in addition to headaches.
For a 20 old woman who was rear ended in a car long with her mother and relative. The at fault party received a citation for reckless driving and was insured by Progressive. We threatened punitive damages if we filed a lawsuit.
We had the client sign a waiver of conflict of interest so that we felt comfortable represent all three injured accident victims of the same car.
Passenger Gets $10,000 After Car Hits Pole That Crushes Car
A young woman who was a passenger in a car. The car was stopped in the street in Little Havana, Florida.
Another driver crashed into her car. A pole fell on the car that she was in.
Both drivers were killed. The insurance company that insured the host vehicle has been bought by Kingsway Amigo.
The careless driver was uninsured. Our client had soft tissue injuries.
The host vehicle’s insurer paid the $10,000 policy limits to settle the case. The car that our client was in did not have uninsured motorist (UM) insurance.
For a young man whose car was t-boned by another car that failed to yield the right of way in the intersection in Miami, Florida. He required 2 sets of stitches on his face; 7 stitches on his forehead and 20 stitches in his eyebrow.
He has neck pain and is treating with doctors in South Miami, Florida.
The policy limits of the tortfeasor were only $10,000 which is very typical in Florida, because the laws do not require that car owners carry any bodily injury insurance.
Had the client had underinsured motorist insurance, we would have been able to get him more money.
Our client did not carry underinsured motorist insurance, thus we could not make a claim against his insurance company for any amount above $10,000.
$10,000 Settlement (Policy Limits)
For a passenger in a car whose personal injury included broken ribs and a lacerated spleen. He spent several days in the hospital.
The accident occurred in Miami, Florida near Kendall. We are working on reducing his medical bills.
Our client ‘s father (resident relative) did not carry underinsured motorist insurance on his car, therefore we could not make a claim for any amount above $10,000.
For the client, a young female realtor at the time, whose personal injury included 2 herniated discs which impinged on the thecal sac. She was hit by an uninsured driver who was driving a rental.
Unfortunately, rental car companies are only required, if at all, to have minimal insurance limits.
This is yet another example of a client who would have been able to recover thousands of dollars more had she purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. The driver that hit the client did not carry bodily injury insurance.
The client did not carry uninsured motorist insurance on his car, therefore we could not make a claim for any amount above $10,000.
On behalf of a young female driver who injured her wrist when she was struck by another car while driving her vehicle. The at fault driver was insured by Nationwide and the policy limits were $10,000.
Our client did not have underinsured motorist insurance on her GEICO policy. If she had underinsured motorist insurance, she would have been able to have receive fair value for her personal injury.
The value would have been greater than $10,000.
$10,000 Policy Limits Settlement
On behalf of a mall security guard who was struck by a car while patrolling the mall in a golf cart. The owner of the car which the at fault driver was driving was insured by Allstate.
Allstate paid $10,000. The driver/owner of the car that hit the client was undersinsured. Thus, our client was prevented from receiving many more thousands of dollars.
On behalf of a pedestrian who was hit by a driver of car in a parking lot. The driver was insured by Clarendon National Insurance Company (RAC Insurance Partners LLC). The driver of the car that hit her was underinsured.
A driver crashed into our client’s car. The other driver fled the scene. Our client was hurt. An ambulance took her to Memorial Regional Hospital in Broward County, Florida.
She had pain in her pelvis (hip), chest, thoracic spine (mid-back), lower back, shoulder, and head.
Our client had uninsured motorist (UM) insurance with American Vehicle Insurance Company. We made a UM claim with her insurance company.
They paid the $10,000 policy limits.
$10,000 Policy Limits Settlement
For a driver who was rear ended by a driver insured by GEICO. MRI’s revealed a torn rotator cuff tear, a herniated disc, and multiple bulging discs. Unfortunately, there were no personal assets that we could go after.
Our client did not carry uninsured motorist insurance on his car, therefore I could not make a claim for any amount above $10,000.
$10,000 Policy Limits Settlement
For a woman who was injured when she was a passenger in a car which was rear ended. State Farm insured the driver who caused the accident.
Lady Gets $10,000 after Driver Fails to Yield Right of Way and Hits Her
My client, a woman, was driving her car. A driver failed to yield the right of way to incoming traffic and struck her.
Zurich Insurance Company handled the claim for the at fault driver. My client had soft tissue injuries.
Empire Fire and Marine Insurance Company issued the at fault driver’s insurance policy.
Scooter Rider Gets $10,000 for Soft Tissue Injuries from Crash
A man was riding his scooter on 5th Street and Alton Road in Miami Beach, Florida. A driver of a car ran a red light.
They crashed. About 2 months later, a doctor stated that he had a concussion.
United paid the $10,000 limits to settle the personal injury claim.
Lady driver who was hit by another driver.
On behalf of a passenger against the driver’s uninsured motorist policy when a hit and run driver rear ended the car he was riding in and then fled the scene.
For a passenger in a car accident whose personal injury included a bulging disc. I also represented her husband in this claim. The driver of the automobile who caused the accident was insured with Nationwide.
When the insured was rear ended by another driver of a motor vehicle insured by GEICO. According to the treating orthopedic surgeon, the client was a candidate for a percutaneous lumbar discectomy. The client did not want to undergo surgery.
For a young Miami man who sustained injuries to his middle finger, neck, and back. His car sustained about $2,000 in property damage, when he was hit by another vehicle (cited for careless driving) in Dade County, Florida.
The violator’s liability insurance company was Progressive American Ins. Co.
The orthopedic physician’s diagnosis was Lumbar Strain/Sprain Syndrome, Straightening of Cervical Spine with Underlying Muscle Spasm, Disc Herniation and associated radial tear at C7-T1, middle finger fracture, Multilevel herniated discs of the cervical spine.
The orthopedic doctor recommended a cervical discogram at multiple levels with intradiscal decompression under fluoroscopy at the positive levels.
A careless driver crashed into the rear of my client’s car in Homestead, Florida.
My client treated with a chiropractor for several weeks. His injuries included a neck sprain. He also had an consultation with an orthopedic doctor.
Metlife insured the careless driver.
For a client who was in a car wreck (rear ended) in Homestead, Florida. She treated with a chiropractor for several weeks. Her personal injury included a neck sprain.
Metropolitan Life (Metlife) insured the careless driver who caused the crash.
For our client, a driver, who was injured. A hit and run driver hit his car and fled the scene.
About 1 month later, he had an MRI of the cervical spine. It showed a C5-C6 paracentral disk protrusion, moderate in size, compressing upon the thecal sac.
He treated for four months from the date of the accident. At the end of his treatment, the diagnosis was a lumbar strain.
He basically was left with a lower back strain.
I argued to the insurance company that punitive damages would be awarded since the negligent driver fled the accident scene. An injured victim may be able to get punitive damages if the car that hits him or her leaves the accident scene.
The careless driver was insured with Metlife.
For a young man’s car that was rear ended by another automobile. The driver who rear ended the client was insured by GEICO. The car accident occurred near Key Largo, Florida.
The client had three (3) bulging discs. The insurance adjuster from GEICO argued that there was disc desiccation which preexisted the automobile accident.
GEICO also argued that the bulging discs did not impinge on the nerve, thus there was no pain which the bulges were causing.
On behalf of a young woman who was T-boned by a car. She went to the hospital by ambulance immediately after the accident. She was initially diagnosed with neck pain and a migraine. Her final diagnosis was lower back pain.
Passenger Gets $7,000 Settlement for Neck and Back Pain
State Farm paid $7,000 to settle a passenger’s injury claim. The passenger claimed that the crash caused his back and neck pain.
On behalf of a gentleman (wife’s claim is below) who suffered personal injury when he was rear ended by another truck. He did not go to the hospital, but he treated with a chiropractor for several months following the accident. The at fault driver was insured with Nationwide. His injuries were neck (cervical) strain and back (lumbar) strain.
On behalf of a lady (husband’s claim is above) who suffered personal injury when she was a passenger in a car that was rear ended by another truck. She did not go to the hospital, but he treated with a chiropractor for several months following the accident.
The driver responsible for the accident was insured with Nationwide. Her injuries were neck (cervical) strain and back (lumbar) strain.
On behalf of a young lady who suffered personal injury when her car was rear ended. Her injuries were muscle spasm and neck (cervical) and/or back (lumbar) strain.
For a young man who was injured in Miami, Florida when struck by another car insured by Security National. Security National is owned by Farmers Insurance which is part of Zurich Insurance. He had pain in his neck and back.
For a passenger in a SUV which was hit by another car. Her injuries were soft tissue in addition to a bulging disc. The driver who caused the accident was insured by Nationwide.
On behalf of a gentleman who was hit while driving his SUV. His injuries were soft tissue. The driver who caused the accident was insured by Nationwide.
On behalf of a 20 year old Park Attendant aid for Miami-Dade County Parks who was injured when a car failed to yield the right of way and t-boned his car in (West Kendall) Miami Florida.
The negligent driver was insured with GEICO. His injuries were soft tissue, and he received 3 months of treatment, including accident rehabilitative treatment, with a chiropractor.
For a Postal worker in Miami-Dade County, Florida who was rear ended by a car. The negligent driver of the other car was insured with Nationwide. The client’s injuries was neck pain and headaches. The MRI did not reveal any herniated discs or disc bulges.
Driver Gets $5,000 Settlement for Small Cuts to Leg
On behalf of an additional passenger (Jamaican resident) who was hit by a driver cited for reckless driving resulting in serious bodily harm.
The at fault driver was insured by Progressive. My client did not have a permanent injury.
Another driver rear ended our client. Our client had physical therapy, hot and cold packs, electrical stimulation.
He also had an ultrasound, massage and therapeutic procedures. He did not have a permanent injury. Progressive insured the careless driver.
On behalf of a young mother who was hit by another car who made an improper lane change. She treated a Rehab for months and then saw an Orthopedic doctor.
Her diagnosis was lumbar strain, cervical Strain, somatic dysfunction of the spine, Bulging disc at C4-C5 and C5-C6. The orthopedic doctor stated she has sustained a 7% impairment rating to the body as a whole. She was a candidate for CFFBs.
On behalf of a young man who was hit by another car. The MRI revealed 3 bulging discs. He received therapy for a few months following the accident.
Young child who suffered personal injury soft tissue injuries while she was a passenger in her mother’s car, which was hit by another car in Venice, Lee County, Florida. Venice is near Fort Myers. She was taken via ambulance to the Emergency Room.
She had a follow-up visit with her pediatric doctor. The at fault driver had bodily injury insurance through AIG.
This is one of my many Florida child injury settlements.
For a young Florida International University (F.I.U) College student who was T-boned by another driver who failed to yield the right of way when she ran a stop sign. The client only treated with the doctor a handful of times, and did not have a permanent injury.
For a young man who was injured, while on his way to work, when his car was struck by another automobile.
On behalf of an injured driver when his car was involved in a wreck with another car.
On behalf of an injured driver when his car was involved in a wreck with another car.
On behalf of a driver who was rear ended by another driver insured by United Automobile Insurance Company.
On behalf of a 4-year-old boy who suffered personal injury when the car he was riding in was rear ended by another car. I also handled his parents’ claims. He received a permanent impairment rating of 3% for his soft tissue injury.
For a passenger who suffered injury when the car she was riding in was struck by another driver who lives in Homestead, Florida. The owner of the at fault car also lives in South Florida.
State Farm insured the at fault car owner.
On behalf of a 17-year-old woman who was rear ended by another driver. The property damage to the car which she was a passenger in was only $200. She had a herniated disc and disc desiccation which Progressive (the insurance company for the at fault driver) could be an indication of pre-existing injury.
On behalf of a mother who was rear ended by another driver. The property damage to the car she in was only $200. She had a herniated disc and disc desiccation which Progressive (the insurance company for the at fault driver) could be an indication of pre-existing injury.
On behalf of a driver who was rear ended by another driver insured by United Automobile Insurance Company.
Where a driver was killed when hit by another truck. Liability was minimal on the driver who was at fault. Justin defended one of the insurance companies when he used to work as an insurance defense attorney represented drivers and owners of car who were being sued.
I use this Florida injury settlement calculator as part of my analysis when deciding the fair value of a Florida personal injury case.
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