There are millions of
car accidents in the country every year, most of them causing serious injuries to one party or another. Our Clearwater personal injury attorneys are dedicated
to staying hard at work to provide the best possible legal counsel to
as many people in our community as possible after they get hurt in a crash.
While our team is always at-the-ready to take a claim to court for litigation
and a jury verdict, some of our most impressive
case results are achieved through mediation and settlements.
Take a look at some of our recent noteworthy car accident settlement stories:
$850,000: We represented a married couple in Pasco County, who were
rear-ended by a negligent driver.
Spinal cord surgery was required to help alleviate some of the worst of our clients’ injuries.
$836,000: We represented another married couple in Pasco County who were also rear-ended by a
distracted driver. Our clients were stopped at a red light in Tampa when they were suddenly
struck from behind, resulting in severe spinal cord injury. The defense
tried to claim their driver had hit them only at a low speed and that
the spinal injuries were preexisting. With the threat of litigation looming,
the defense ultimately settled.
$820,000: A woman in St. Petersburg was rear-ended by another driver at a relatively
low speed. However, low speed does not mean minimal injuries. She was
diagnosed with a spine injury that required surgery to alleviate.
$520,000: A couple was sideswiped at highway speeds, causing extreme damage to their
vehicle and severe injury to the couple. The driver tried to run away
but was caught and arrested by the police, who charged them with a DUI.
Our clients needed neck and back surgery, respectively, for their injuries.
After sharing the reports from their surgeries, our Clearwater car accident
attorneys were able to convince the policy adjuster to settle for a large amount.
$425,000: Our attorneys were called upon to represent a client who was run right
off the US-19 by a
commercial truck. The truck’s trailer came unhinged, slammed into our client’s
vehicle, and tossed them off the road in a violent crash. Our client suffered
a closed head injury as a result. We took the case to litigation, where
the defense was putting up a fight despite the obvious liability. It ultimately
closed with a successful settlement.
How are Settlement Amounts Calculated?
What goes into the calculation of a settlement in a car accident? There
are a few key factors that need to be considered, including vehicular
damage, injuries and related medical costs, and wages lost due to your
inability to work while trying to recuperate. Noneconomic damages can
be awarded for your pain and suffering. Courts tend to calculate noneconomic
damages by multiplying the economic damages — or real damages that
can be tracked with receipts, bills, lost expenses, etc. — by a
number, which escalates based on the severity of the accident. The liable
party’s policy limit should also be considered when pursuing a settlement.
Do you deserve compensation after an auto accident but the liable party
is not willing to cooperate or admit to any liability? Come to Roman &
Gaynor and our Clearwater personal injury attorneys for the trusted, experienced
representation you need and deserve.
Call (727) 877-1212 and, if we miss your call, we will get back to you
within the next 24-hours to
schedule a consultation.