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Represented a transportation company as lead counsel in an automobile collision claim where the plaintiff alleged personal injuries after being rear-ended on the highway in Hillsborough County, FL. Here, the plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to her neck and back as a result of multiple disc herniations. Opposing counsel demanded policy limits and repeatedly threatened a bad-faith claim based on the extent of the plaintiff’s medical and future medical treatment. 

While liability was difficult to contest, a defense was formulated based on causation, pre-existing injuries, and the plaintiff’s credibility. Notably, an expert was retained who opined that there was no biomechanical causal relationship between the accident and the plaintiff’s alleged injuries. Additionally, the plaintiff’s pharmaceutical records were used to establish that, contrary to her testimony, she had been prescribed opioid medication for several months immediately prior the incident. 

Ultimately, the case was settled within a year of assignment for less than the amount of the plaintiff’s billed medical treatment, and squarely within counsel’s original settlement evaluation. 



Represented a transportation company as lead counsel in an automobile collision claim where the plaintiff alleged personal injuries after being struck by a cab that drove through a stop sign in Lee County, FL. Here, the plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to her neck and back, as well as extensive mental anguish that was caused by the collision. As a result, opposing counsel demanded policy limits. 

While the client’s liability was clear and inflammatory, a defense was formulated based on the plaintiff’s credibility with respect to her alleged injuries. Notably, the defense relied on surveillance videos depicting the plaintiff performing activities contrary to her testimony and an out-of-state pleading where the plaintiff attested to pre-existed conditions which she denied at her deposition. 

Ultimately, the case was settled for well under policy limits and squarely within counsel’s original settlement evaluation. 



Represented a transportation company as lead counsel in an automobile collision claim where the plaintiff alleged personal injuries after being rear-ended on a highway in Pinellas County, FL. Here, the plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to his back due to multiple disc herniations. As a result, opposing counsel demanded policy limits. 

While the client’s liability was clear and inflammatory, a defense was formulated based on surveillance videos of the plaintiff performing physically rigorous activities which were contrary to his sworn testimony.   

Ultimately, the case was settled for less that the cost of the plaintiff’s billed medical treatment and squarely within counsel’s original evaluation. 



Represented a transportation company in an automobile collision claim where the plaintiff alleged personal injuries after being rear-ended on the highway in Pinellas County, FL. Here, the plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to her neck and back as a result of multiple disc herniations. Notably, the plaintiff had invasive surgeries on both her neck and back, and collectively received nearly $300,000 of medical treatment. Opposing counsel demanded policy limits and repeatedly threatened a bad-faith claim based on the extent of the plaintiff’s damages.

While liability was clear, a defense was formulated based on causation and the plaintiff’s credibility. Notably, an expert was retained who opined that there was no biomechanical causal relationship between the accident and the plaintiff’s alleged injuries. Further, when confronted with social media posts, members of the plaintiff’s immediate family provided testimony that substantially discredited the plaintiff’s alleged injuries.  

Ultimately, the case was settled approximately a year after assignment for an amount approximately equal to the cost of the plaintiff’s medical treatment and squarely within counsel’s settlement evaluation. 



Represented a transportation company as lead counsel in an automobile collision claim where the plaintiff alleged personal injuries after being rear-ended in Pinellas County, FL. Here, the plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to his back due to multiple disc herniations. Opposing counsel demanded policy limits and sought punitive damages concerning the client’s retention of a driver who had been in numerous motor vehicle collisions. 

While the client’s liability was clear and inflammatory, a defense was formulated based on the plaintiff’s credibility with respect to his alleged injuries. Notably, counsel elicited favorable testimony from the plaintiff where he acknowledged making intentional misrepresentations to his treating physicians. 

Ultimately, the case was settled for approximately half the net cost of the plaintiff’s outstanding medical treatment and substantially less than the initial evaluation. 



Represented a transportation company as lead counsel in an automobile collision claim where the plaintiff alleged personal injuries after being side swiped off the highway in Pasco County, FL. Here, the plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to his back due to multiple disc herniations. As a result, opposing counsel demanded policy limits. 

While the client’s liability was clear, a defense was formulated based on the plaintiff’s credibility with respect to his alleged injuries. Notably, the defense relied on multiple employment applications signed by the plaintiff which negated the existence and severity of his injuries and medical treatment. 

Ultimately, the case was settled within a year of assignment for less than the cost of the plaintiff’s medical treatment and squarely within counsel’s initial settlement evaluation. 



Represented a transportation company as lead counsel in an automobile collision claim where the plaintiff alleged personal injuries after being rear-ended in Pinellas County, FL. Here, the plaintiff alleged permanent injuries to his back due to multiple disc herniations. As a result, opposing counsel demanded policy limits. 

While liability was clear and the plaintiff presented credibly and with sympathy, the case was settled within a year of assignment for the approximate amount of the plaintiff’s billed medical treatment and below counsel’s initial evaluation.