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.

$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.

$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.

$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 involved in a motor vehicle crash in 2014 in Palm Beach County, Florida when a freight truck rear ended our client’s vehicle, causing her severe injuries which resulted in our client undergoing surgery. The matter was resolved shortly after filing suit.

$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.

$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.
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