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Florida Personal Injury Case Examples

$1.85 million recovery for family of man shot by security guard at apartment complex

Our office represented the Estate of a 24-year-old man who was shot while a guest at an apartment complex in Central Florida. The Estate alleged negligence against the security company who employed the guard who pulled the trigger. We successfully obtained the policy limits of $1,000,000 from the security company’s insurer – and proceeded with a lawsuit against the apartment complex and management company under the theories of negligence and premises liability, and received an additional $850,000.

$125,000 recovery for auto accident victim injured by service van driver

At 6am while on her way to work as a registered nurse at a local hospital, our client was struck by a pool service van which sent her car spinning into a nearby ditch on the side of the road. She suffered pulled muscles and a strained lower back. In spite of the fact that our client had previous involvement in several personal injury suits and there was no permanent disability, we were able to negotiate a recovery for her in the amount of $125,000.

$115,000 recovery for cyclist struck while crossing busy road

We were retained to represent a gentleman who suffered a hip fracture when he was struck by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle across a busy six lane highway in Orlando, Florida. In a very difficult case where our client was homeless, being blamed for his injuries, and no accident report was filed by the police, we were able to obtain a $115,000 result for our client.

$100,000 maximum recovery for auto accident victim

We represented an elderly gentleman who was struck on a remote county road in Lake County Florida. We were able to obtain the maximum amount of available insurance coverage for our client of $100,000.

$100,000 maximum recovery for cyclist struck on sidewalk

Our firm was retained to represent a young man who fractured his ankle when he was struck by a car as he rode his bicycle on the sidewalk. We were able to obtain the maximum amount of insurance coverage available – $100,000.

$50,000 maximum recovery in motor scooter vs car accident

We were retained to represent a young lady who fractured her foot and leg when she was struck by a car while she was driving through an intersection on her motor scooter. There was $50,000 in available insurance coverage. We obtained the full $50,000 through several negotiations with the driver’s insurance company.

$500,000 Judgment for teenager injured in ATV accident 

A 16-year-old young lady was a passenger on an ATV 3-wheeler while visiting a friend and was seriously injured when the ATV she was riding on hit a pothole at a high rate of speed and, as she was thrown from the ATV, her foot and ankle caught in the back wheel and entangled. After surgery and therapy, our client will live with scars on her lower leg for the rest of her life. Initially we were informed the homeowner’s insurance carrier denied coverage for this incident, however, we were able to obtain a judgment for $500,000 and acceptance of liability.

Medication discontinuation takes man’s life

Currently a case is pending in the Middle District Court of Florida on behalf the Estate of a 53-year-old gentleman that was under the care of his family doctor for treatment for pain in his lower left leg. The gentleman had been on a DVT medication that was vital to his livelihood; however, when his doctor began treating his leg he discontinued the medication, which ultimately caused him shortness of breath. Upon returning to the doctor three weeks later he was again, discharged without re-prescribing the DVT medication or further treatment – two days later he died. The case is still pending in Federal Court with a potential 7 figure settlement.

Million Dollar Personal Injury Areas Office Location

Hugh James McDonnell, P.A.
128 East Livingston Street
Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone:  407-422-1200
Toll Free: 888-422-4200
Fax: 407-422-2001


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Seminole County Office:
5200 South US Highway 17-92
Casselberry Florida 32707

Palm Beach County Office:
1201 US Highway One, Suite 315
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408

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