Personal Injury Case Results

Personal Injury Case Results

$7,250,000

Car Accident

Our client was driving on S.R. 33 in Lakeland and was killed by a driver under the influence of an illegal substance. The mother and Personal Representative of the Estate of Our Client brought a civil action against the defendant. The plaintiff contended that the defendant was under the influence of methamphetamine when he crossed the centerline and collided head-on with our client, causing his death. After a two-day civil trial, the jury found in favor of the family of our client and awarded the family $7.25 million for compensatory and punitive damages.

$3,820,000

Hospital (Medical) Malpractice

A female client suffered a stroke that resulted in a traumatic brain injury and hemiplegia after the female codefendant nurse removed her intravenous line at the hospital where she was a patient. Our client contended that the medical center failed to properly hire, train, and supervise its medical staff, and failed to provide the proper standard of care. The client’s suit claimed that she suffered a stroke and brain damage when the removal of the line caused an air embolism, leaving her with left-side paralysis and cognitive problems that require 24-hour care from her husband. The outcome was a verdict for our client, who was awarded $3,820,000.

$2,500,000

Airplane Crash

This case involved a helicopter crash in which the pilot and four passengers were severely injured. Our firm represented the pilot in the crash.

$1,964,000

Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death

E.B., a pregnant mother of a toddler, entered a hospital to receive routine treatment for premature labor. While in the hospital, she received four times the prescribed amount of a medication that caused her death. Our client, on behalf of E.B., received a settlement in the amount of $1,964,000, the maximum amount allowed by Florida law based on caps on damages.

$1,062,500

Medical Malpractice

A client selected Burnetti, P.A. to battle those responsible for their injury, resulting in a $1,062,500 settlement for their medical malpractice case.

$750,000

Car Accident

A garbage truck was making routine stops for their garbage pickup and was being followed by a semi-truck.  Our client was driving in the opposite direction.  The garbage truck slowed down to make a trash pickup, when the driver of the semi-truck failed to slow down and swerved to avoid hitting the garbage truck.  The semi-truck clipped the garbage truck then spun into a head on crash with our client. Our client received a settlement for $750,000.

$7,500,000

Motorcycle Accident

Our client was traveling on his motorcycle in Clearwater, Florida when a truck pulled out into traffic, ran a stop sign, and t-boned our client on his right side. The client sustained multiple severe injuries including a right tibia fracture and underwent several operations to repair his right leg injury.

$625,000

Medical Malpractice

Many significant settlements obtained by Burnetti, P.A. for its clients are governed by confidentiality agreements and are not listed.

$526,000

Car Accident

Our client was traveling in Polk County when a vehicle, driven by the defendant, entered the road without stopping, causing a tractor-trailer truck to jack-knife and hit our client. Our client sustained significant injuries in the accident and was unable to work for several months due to his injuries. Our client received a settlement in the amount of $526,000.

$500,000

Car Accident

Our client was the parent of a young child that was a restrained backseat passenger in her parent’s car. The vehicle she occupied was rear-ended at a high rate of speed causing significant damage to the child, even though she occupied a car seat at the time. Unfortunately, the injuries sustained by the child are permanent as the result of the car crash. Burnetti, P.A. battled those responsible and obtained compensation for the client through a jury verdict in the amount of $503,611.33.

$500,000

Slip and Fall

Our client slipped in water on the floor in a mall that appeared to be leaking from the roof. The roof had just been repaired. We filed a lawsuit against the mall and roofing company on behalf of our client. The case went to trial where the client received a verdict of a $500,000 settlement.

$450,000

Car Accident

Our client was a restrained driver traveling westbound on CR 252 when the tortfeasor, coming from the opposite direction, swerved into their lane and caused a head-on collision. The tortfeasor was cited for careless driving. Our client received a settlement for $450,000.

$430,000

Car Accident

A client hurt her neck, back and knee in a car accident in Tampa. State Farm blamed the client for causing the accident and only offered $25,000. After a four day trial, the jury awarded a verdict of over $430,000.

$430,000

Car Accident

A client hurt her neck, back and knee in a car accident in Tampa. State Farm blamed the client for causing the accident and only offered $25,000. After a four day trial, the jury awarded a verdict of over $430,000.

$400,000

Car Accident

Our client’s vehicle had broke down and he was standing outside the vehicle inspecting it when a vehicle struck him. Our client sustained a fractured skull, fractured ribs, and both legs were broken. We obtained a total settlement of $400,000.00.

$400,000

Medical Malpractice

A patient was admitted to an area hospital for surgery. Due to a complication a second surgery was preformed. Following the second operation, the patient experienced further medical problems and was placed in an area for monitoring. He was later found in his room unresponsive, where he was unable to be resuscitated and was declared dead. An investigation revealed some concerning issues regarding our client’s medical care. The patient’s family received a settlement on behalf of the deceased patient.

$385,000

Car Accident

An 18-wheeler truck rear-ended another 18-wheeler truck on the interstate going approximately 55 miles per hour. The plaintiff was a restrained driver that did not anticipate the impact. He was in the course and scope of his employment, and the employer immediately denied liability because the Plaintiff denied a prior low back injury during a recorded statement. The Plaintiff was transported from the scene of the accident to the emergency room. He arrived complaining of neck pain radiating down to his left shoulder. X-ray’s of his cervical spine and left shoulder were performed. No abnormal findings were reported. Two (2) days after the auto accident, the Plaintiff presented to the emergency room for a second time. A few days later the Plaintiff presented to a medical provider, still complaining of pain in the cervical spine, lumbar spine and thoracic spine. An MRI of the cervical spine was performed and showed no abnormal findings. An MRI of the thoracic spine was performed, and it showed a central disc protrusion. An MRI of the lumbar spine was performed showed a circumferential disc bulge with a central disc protrusion causing moderate central canal stenosis indenting neural foramina on either side. The Plaintiff was seen by a neurosurgeon who recommended continued conservative therapy plus pain management. The neurosurgeon did not recommend surgical intervention unless the Plaintiff’s condition worsened. Shortly thereafter, a board certified physical medicine physician began administering a series of lumbar epidural injections. The Plaintiff underwent a series of injections for several months with no relief. The Plaintiff ultimately underwent surgery. After several months of therapy and treatment, the Plaintiff was released from his treatment with some minor improvement to his condition. A lawsuit was filed after several months of attempting to negotiate with the insurance carrier. The case ultimately settled or $380,000; the Plaintiff was also able to settle with the workers compensation carrier for $5,000.

$365,000

Medical Malpractice

Burnetti, P.A. represented a client for medical malpractice involving a child. The client received a settlement in the amount of $365,000.

$375,000

Car Accident

Our client was the restrained driver of a minivan traveling southbound on Hillsborough Ave. She slowed to make a left turn and as she turned, the defendant came from behind her and slammed into the driver’s side of her vehicle. As a result, our client suffered headaches and pain in her neck, back, and abdomen. A lawsuit was filed against the driver and the owner of the defendant’s vehicle. Records were exchanged and depositions were taken. We filed a Proposal for Settlement for $300,000.00 to settle the case against one defendant only and it was accepted; we also filed another Proposal for Settlement for $75,000.00 to settle the claim against the remaining defendant and it was also accepted. The client received a total settlement amount of $375,000.

$370,000

Car Accident

A young woman was rear ended and suffered a third tethered spinal cord. She had multiple pre-existing conditions and there was question about whether this third cord injury was related to the accident. The case settled for $370,000.

$300,000

Personal Injury

Our client went to a salon to get her hair highlighted. The hairdresser burned her scalp causing 4th degree burns on her scalp.

$280,000

Car Accident

While driving on I-75 our client was rear-ended when getting off an exit. The crash caused him permanent injuries. 

$275,000

Car Accident

Our client was driving on Highway 60 when she stopped at a red light. She was rear ended which caused extensive injuries to her neck and back. She went through treatment of injections and eventually had to get surgery.

$275,000

Car Accident

Our client was driving a scooter home from work when she was rear ended. The impact caused her to fly up into the air and to fall on the driver’s windshield and then on to the pavement. She sustained severe injuries such as a broken jaw, which required surgery, lost several teeth, and injuries to her shoulders and arms.

$250,000

Pedestrian Accident

Our client was a pedestrian when he was hit by an at fault driver. He sustained a fractured cervical spine.

$250,000

Personal Injury

Personal Injury Incident occurred in South Carolina

$225,000

Car Accident

Our client was rear ended by a driver cited for careless driving. She suffered disc bulges, disc herniations, and a knee injury as a result of the collision.

$225,000

Car Accident

Our client was rear ended by a driver cited for careless driving. She suffered disc bulges, disc herniations, and a knee injury as a result of the collision.

$210,000

Car Accident

Our client was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash while he was driving his work truck and was rear-ended by a semi-truck tractor/trailer, pushing his vehicle into the vehicle in front of him. The client suffered serious injuries to his neck, low back, and shoulders, among other injuries; and spent the last five years receiving treatment for those injuries.

$200,000

Car Accident

Our client was a passenger in his work van when the vehicle was rear-ended. He underwent a cervical decompression and a reconstructive corpectomy with caging and grafting. We helped our client settle his claim with the at fault carrier for $200,000.

$190,000

Car Accident

Our client was involved in a motor vehicle crash in 2014 in Florida when a freight truck ran a red light striking our client’s vehicle and causing him severe injuries which resulted in our client undergoing surgery. The matter was resolved prior to trial.

$175,000

Car Accident

Our client was a passenger in a vehicle with her friend, when they were rear ended. The defendant driver was found to be driving under the influence at the time of the accident. The accident caused severe back and neck pain and our client underwent back surgery. We were able to recover a total settlement of $175,000 through both BI and UM policies for our client.

$160,000

Slip & Fall

Our client was a guest at a rental home in Sarasota. She was walking down the stairs; and when she reached the last stair, she slipped and fell. There was no railing on the staircase for her to grab and catch herself. She fell and fractured her right upper arm and injured her left knee.

$150,000

Car Accident

Our client was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash while he was stopped at a red light on US Highway 27 when he was rear-ended. Our client suffered serious injuries to his neck, back, and left wrist, among other injuries; and he spent the last two years receiving treatment for those injuries.

$150,000

Car Accident

Our client was at a red light when he was hit by a car spinning out of control. The at-fault party was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the accident. Our client underwent shoulder surgery and received injections for his injuries.

$145,000

Dog Bite

Our client was at a red light when he was hit by a car spinning out of control. The at-fault party was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the accident. Our client underwent shoulder surgery and received injections for his injuries.

$125,000

Car Accident

Our client was hit and killed by a taxi driver while crossing over an intersection on a scooter. The defendant’s insurance carrier denied liability. We sent out an expert to conduct an inspection of the vehicles and construct a detailed accident reconstruction. Our expert found that the driver of the taxi was going 10 miles over the speed limit when he hit and killed our client. After 5 months of barely any response from the defendant’s insurance carrier, we sent them our expert’s findings and they tendered the policy limits of $125,000 the following day.

$107,000

Car Accident

Our client was coming to a stop when she was rear ended. The collision caused our client to be pushed into the vehicle in front of her. She had multiple injuries which included a permanent injuries and surgery.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was involved in a serious automobile crash where the at-fault driver rear-ended the vehicle behind her. She suffered serious injuries to her neck, shoulder, and back and spent years receiving treatment for her injuries. Burnetti, P.A. attorneys were able to secure $100,000 on her behalf.

$100,000

Car Accident

On August 19, 2011, our client was a passenger in a vehicle with another Burnetti, P.A. client. They were traveling westbound on SR 60 in Clearwater, Florida at the red light when our client was rear-ended by the defendant. Our client was transported to the hospital at the scene and suffered permanent neck, back, shoulder and jaw injury, including a cervical annual tear at C5-6, partial tear of the transverse ligament and fractured molar. The matter settled one month before trial for $100,000.

$100,000

Car Accident

In May 2, 2016, our client was involved in an accident on Cypress Gardens Blvd. While stopped waiting to turn right, the at fault driver swerved into her lane, hitting client on driver’s side. The bodily injury limits were $100,000.00 and once we produced demand showing the extensive injuries our client sustained in the loss, the at fault insurance tendered the full limits of the policy.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was stopped at a red light where he was rear ended. He suffered severe injuries which resulted in a surgery on his back.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was rear ended while stopped in traffic. The other driver’s insurance assumed full responsibility. Our client had severe injuries and had surgery on his left shoulder.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client and his wife were rear-ended by a drunk driver while waiting at a red-light. A drunk driver did not even hit the brakes before crashing into them and was arrested at the scene. Our client suffered injuries to his lower back, left shoulder and left knee that will likely stay with him the rest of his life.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was driving down a two-lane road when she was hit head on by a vehicle that did not have their headlights on. She sustained severe injuries including a left leg fracture which required surgery and a lengthy stay at the hospital.

$100,000

Car Accident

While at a red light our client was hit. She sustained severe injuries to her left foot, left knee, left shoulder and neck.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was struck by the at fault party who was exiting a parking lot which caused our client to sustain injuries to his neck and back, requiring surgery. This matter settled with the liability insurance carrier for policy limits of $100,000 and with the underinsured motorist coverage carrier for an additional $10,000.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was driving when the at fault party made a right turn in front of him, causing a T-bone collision. Our client suffered a re-torn ACL that had previously been repaired a few months earlier. Another surgery was necessary due to the collision.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client sustained severe injuries to her neck, back, and shoulders after she was violently rear-ended.
She underwent emergency surgery after months of conservative treatment.
This claim settled for the policy limits.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was driving through the parking lot of her apartment complex when she was t-boned by another driver that was backing out of a parking space. The accident caused our client to experience neck pain, back pain, and headaches. She underwent back surgery for pain resulting from a disc herniation. We were able to recover a total settlement of $100,000 through the BI and UM policies.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on the interstate when another driver attempted to change lanes colliding with the vehicle our client was in, causing it to roll over on the side of the road. The accident caused our client to experience neck pain, back pain, right hip pain, right ankle pain, right arm pain, headaches, and severe post-traumatic stress. He underwent conservative care through physical therapy and chiropractic care. We were able to recover a total settlement of $100,000 through the BI policy.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was stopped at a red light and rear-ended by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. The force of the impact propelled our client’s vehicle into the other side of the intersection about 30 yards. The other insurance has assumed full responsibility. Our client developed several disc herniations from C3-C7 and T6-T7. We were able to recover a total settlement of $100,000.

$100,000

Car Accident

Our client was driving his daughter home when they were rearended at a stop light. The accident caused neck, back, and shoulder pain. Due to his injuries, our client underwent shoulder surgery.

$100,000

Motorcycle Accident

A driver crossed into our client’s path and t-boned him while he was riding his motorcycle. He sustained multiple cuts, scrapes, and bruises all over his body and received treatment at the emergency room and also received follow up care.

$100,000

Pedestrian Accident

At the time of this incident, our client’s son was 12 years old. He was struck by a vehicle walking across the street and sustained a subdural hematoma. The at fault insurance carrier settled this claim for the policy limits of $100,000.

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