Recently Resolved Cases
We have created this section of our website to provide individuals with a better understanding of the types of cases our law firm has successfully resolved for some of our past clients.
To protect the privacy of our clients the names of our clients have not been disclosed. The facts of each client's case are different and you should not create any unjustified expectations about your case based upon the past results we have achieved.
Car Accident: The plaintiff, a 25 year old electrician, was broadsided by the defendant, causing his SUV to flip on its side. The plaintiff suffered a cervical fracture and wore a hard cervical collar for 8 weeks. The plaintiff recovered without the need for surgery.
The plaintiff incurred $20,000 in medical bills and suffered a $9,000 wage loss. Case settled without the need to file a lawsuit for policy limits of $150,000.
Car Accident: Our client, a 47-year-old neurosurgeon was driving his automobile to work when he was rear ended by the defendant and pushed into the car in front of him. Our client returned to work following the accident and sought immediate treatment for neck pain that radiated down his arm.
After three years of attempting to deal with the continued neck pain, our client elected to undergo a three level cervical diskectomy and fusion neck surgery. As a result of the neck injury and subsequent surgery, our client was forced to end his career as a neurosurgeon.
A lawsuit was filed and within several months a settlement was reached.
Motorcycle Accident: Couple was on a motorcycle going up a mountain road in North Carolina. At the same time, an SUV was backing up around a curve in the road forcing the motorcycle off the road. As a result, the wife suffered a herniated disc in her back and incontinence; the husband suffered a knee injury which resulted in arthroscopic surgery.
The case was settled after mediation.
Car Accident: The plaintiff, a 30 year old customer service representative, was rear ended by the defendant. The plaintiff suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and a fractured wrist. The plaintiff had arthroscopic surgery on his knee and wrist.
The plaintiff incurred $38,000 in medical bills and a $2,500 wage loss. Case settled at mediation for $200,000.
Car Accident: Our client, a 77 year-old widow, was involved in an auto accident, which was the direct result of the defendant running a red light. Our client sustained a subdural hematoma to the right side of the brain and injured her legs, right arm and right shoulder. A procedure to drain the hematoma was successful and she is now back to normal activities.
This case settled at Mediation for $250,000.00.
Car Accident: Our client, a 55 year old woman, was a passenger in a taxi that rear ended another car at a high rate of speed. Our client suffered a laceration to her scalp and cervical herniated discs. Our client underwent a successful cervical fusion and missed approximately 3 months from work resulting in a $7,000 wage loss.
Case settled for policy limits of $300,000.
Car Accident: Our client, a 64 year old woman, was walking across the street with her husband, when she was struck by an 87 year old motorist. The woman hit her head on the pavement and in the months subsequent to the accident she began to show signs of confusion.
The treating neurologist and neuro psychologist believe that the head trauma may have accelerated her Alzheimer’s disease. Settled prior to suit for the policy limits of $300,000.
Motorcycle Accident: The defendant made a left turn out of a shopping center directly in the path of our client’s motorcycle. Our client did not have time to stop and she crashed into the defendant’s car. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fracture to her right ankle, sprained right hand, abrasions to the right elbow, and an injury to her right knee.
The case was resolved prior to trial for $325,000.
Bicycle Accident: Our clients are the surviving mother and father of a twenty-five year old son killed by an intoxicated driver. The drunk driver maintained a $10,000 auto insurance policy. The drunk driver’s insurance company failed to pay the policy limits within the time specified by Dell & Schaefer. Subsequently, the policy limits of $10,000 were offered by the insurance company and rejected by our clients.
The suit against the drunk driver’s insurance company proceeded under a legal theory known as “Bad Faith”. Prior to trial, at a court ordered mediation, the drunk driver’s insurance company agreed to pay $490,000, despite the fact that their original exposure was only $10,000.
Nursing Home Neglect Injury: Our client, a 95 year old man, developed over 20 bedsores and suffered several falls as a resident in defendant’s nursing home. This case was settled prior to trial.
Car Accident: Our client, an 18 year old man, was driving across an intersection when he drove underneath a tractor/trailer truck. Upon impact, our client’s vehicle caught on fire and he suffered severe burns to his body. We pursued our case against the owner of the truck. The case was settled at a court ordered mediation for $640,000.
Car Accident: What appeared to be a simple fender bender for this 28 year old female client was in fact more serious. For two weeks following the accident she needed no medical care. Ultimately, she developed neck pain and sought chiropractic care. Seven months later her injury necessitated neck surgery. The neck surgery was unsuccessful and two additional surgeries were required.
The case was settled at a voluntary pre-suit mediation for $675,000.
Car Accident: In early 1999, an uninsured driver raced through a flashing red light directly into the left side of a vehicle in which our client, a young woman, was a passenger. Our client and two other victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Pursuant to Florida’s dangerous instrumentality law, we filed suit against the rental car company that owned the car driven by uninsured driver. The rental car company argued that they should not be liable, because the uninsured driver that caused the accident was different than the driver who originally rented the car. In pre-trial mediation the case was settled for $900,000.
Car Accident: Our client, a 52 year-old husband and father of 2 minor children, lost his life when a commercial truck caused his vehicle to leave the highway and rollover into a canal. On behalf of the surviving wife and 2 minor children, we filed a wrongful death action against the owner and driver of the commercial truck.
Through working closely with our investigator and accident reconstruction experts, we were able to prove that the driver of the commercial truck was at fault for the accident. The case was resolved for the defendant’s policy limits of $1,000,000.
Car Accident: Our client, a 69 year old woman, brought her car into a gas station for servicing. The owner of the gas station left the car unattended, in drive with the parking brake engaged, resulting in the car running over our client. She sustained numerous fractured bones and a mangled left arm, rendering it useless.
The defense contested that the actions of the defendant were not negligent. After the filing of a lawsuit and numerous depositions, the defendant settled for its $1,000,000 policy limits.
Medical Malpractice Injury: Our client, parents of a new born infant, will care for their severely impaired brain damaged child for the rest of the child’s life. During the final stages of labor, the attending physician obstetrician failed to monitor vital signs of both mother and child. A Caesarian section when finally ordered was too late to prevent brain damage to the child.
The case was settled following a court ordered mediation, but prior to the trial.