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Case Result #1

Our client, a 51 year-old woman went to defendant's office to pick up some of her medical records when she opened the door to walk in and immediately tripped over a 5-inch step up at the threshold. Our client injured her shoulder, which eventually required surgery to repair, and incurred over $40,000 in medical bills. The Insurance company representing the owner of the premises denied any liability stating it was an "open and obvious condition" that our client should have seen. We hired an engineered and who performed a thorough inspection of the premises and several building code violations were found. We filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client and after aggressively litigating the matter for over a year, the case settled for $125,000.

Case Result #2

While exiting her apartment, our client, slipped backwards falling down an entire flight of stairs. The steps were part of a deck constructed from wood and most of the steps were covered with mold causing them to be slippery. Additionally, our client was unable to stop from falling due to the instability of the railing. Due to this fall, she sustained several herniated discs in her neck and after months of medical treatment, she underwent an anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion surgery. As a direct result of the injuries sustained in the fall, she incurred over $150,000 in medical bills.

After presenting a settlement demand to the insurance company for the apartment complex, their attorney offered our client a "nuisance" offer of $50,000 because they felt our client knew the condition of the steps and should have been watching where she was going. After filing a lawsuit and aggressively litigating the case for over a year, we were able to resolve the case before trial for $300,000.

Case Result #3

Our client was travelling in the right lane of a two-lane road when another vehicle turned directly into her path while attempting a left hand turn. The vehicle our client was driving sustained significant damage and was deemed a total loss. Our client received burns on her hands from the rupturing of her vehicle's air bags, as well as injuries to her neck, back and right knee. She was later diagnosed with tear of the lateral meniscus and a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. Our client eventually underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair her knee and incurred approximately $44,000 in past medicals bills and lost wages. After presenting a comprehensive demand package to the insurance company and conducting serious negotiations on our client's behalf, we were able to settle her claim for $200,000 before filing a lawsuit.

Case Result #4

Our client was travelling on the Veteran's Expressway and stopped for traffic when she was rear-ended by the defendant's vehicle. Although she was wearing her seatbelt and did not go to the emergency room, she experienced persistent neck, back and jaw pain following the accident. Our 24 year-old client underwent conservative treatment with a variety of treating doctors and was diagnosed with herniated discs/annular tears in her neck and back. After submitting a settlement demand to the defendant's insurance company, we were told they had conducted a review of her medical records disputing the cause of her injuries, so we promptly filed a lawsuit. The injuries to our client's neck resulted in a percutaneous discectomy surgery and she incurred over $100,000 in past medical bills as a result of her injuries. After litigating the case for over one year, our client resolved her case at mediation for $300,000.

Case Result #5

Our client, a 50 year-old male was stuck by another vehicle in the rear bumper after stopping for traffic on Gunn Highway in Odessa, Florida. The impact caused moderate damage to his vehicle and our client felt immediate muscle tightness in his next and back. After following up with this Primary Care Physician for several months without any relief, he began a conservative treatment protocol. He was diagnosed with herniated discs in his neck and back with headaches. Our client treated for over three years and he received various types of injections to alleviate the pain in his neck and excruciating headaches. After incurring almost $50,000 in past medical bills, we were able to resolve our client's case for the at-fault party's $100,000 policy limit plus another $50,000 from his Underinsured Motorist carrier.

Case Result #6

Our 26 year-old client was travelling on Dale Mabry Highway when another vehicle ran a red light and t-boned her vehicle on the passenger side causing extensive damage. Although she was wearing her seat belt at the time of this accident, the impact knocked her unconscious and she was rushed to the hospital where she underwent testing to determine the extent of her injuries. The emergency room doctors diagnosed her with a fractured vertabrae at C2 and she was placed in a hard-collar. She had the immediate onset of radiating pain down her left arm as well as shoulder pain, and was diagnosed with a herniated disc in her neck. After seeking several months of treatment and incurring approximately $10,000 in medical bills, our client settled her cases against the at-fault party and her Underinsured Motorist carrier in less than six months for all available insurance coverage.

Case Result #7

Our client, a 33 year-old woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind by a hit and run driver and forced into an exit ramp wall. As a result of this significant impact, the front seat passenger airbag deployed and she was transported by ambulance to the hospital where she was treated for lacerations to her spleen and liver, as well as neck and back injuries. She was unable to work at all for several weeks following the accident and incurred over $50,000 in medical bills and lost wages. In less than 90 days we were able to recover the full $100,000 in coverage from our client's Uninsured Motorist carrier.

Case Result #8

A driver improperly backed into a parked car with such force that it hit our client, who was a pedestrian standing next to his vehicle. Our client, a 42 year-old man was diagnosed with a tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus in his knee, which required arthroscopic surgery to repair. Our client incurred over $24,000 in out of pocket medical bills and almost $15,000 in lost wages. Our firm was able to recover the full $50,000 policy limit from the at-fault driver's insurance company as well as $50,000 in Underinsured Motorist coverage from our client's insurance company.

Case Result #9

Our client, a 50 year-old woman was travelling in the right lane of a roadway when a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction made a left turn directly into her path. The woman's vehicle was struck with such force that she was pushed into another vehicle stopped at the intersection. This was a significant impact causing damages to our client's minivan in excess of $12,000.

Our client sustained whiplash injuries and her right knee struck the dashboard. Diagnostic tests later revealed she had sustained a tear of the medial meniscus and a tear of the lateral meniscus in her right knee requiring months of treatment and eventually surgery. Our client incurred over $34,000 in out of pocket medical bills. Our firm prepared a comprehensive demand and conducted pre-suit settlement negotiations on behalf of our client. We were able to recover the $10,000 policy limit from the at fault driver's insurance company as well as $75,000 from our client's Underinsured Motorist company.

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Law Offices of John V. Orrick, P.L - Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
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