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Auto Accidents Lawsuits


$693,000 – Automobile Accident Trial

The Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision where he sustained neck and back injuries. The Plaintiff’s primary complaints were cervical (neck) herniations. By the time the case reached trial, the Plaintiff had undergone chiropractic care and pain management. His doctors testified that he would require some form of treatment for the remainder of his life. The case was complicated by the fact that the Plaintiff had previous chiropractic treatments and was not able to present a claim for lost wages.The Plaintiff extended a Proposal for Settlement to the Defendant in the amount of $39,900 before trial – the Defendant, being represented by State Farm, rejected the offer to settle. At trial, Sam Cacciatore and secured a verdict of over $550,000, which resulted in a judgment in excess of $693,000.

$3 million – Automobile Accident Settlement

Just one day before the scheduled court date, Jack Hamilton was able to reach a $3 million settlement for his client, who suffered permanent injuries as a result of a car accident. The Plaintiff had just picked up her daughter from day care and was driving southbound on U.S. 1 when a car crossed the median and smashed into her vehicle head-on. It took the Jaws of Life and several firefighters to free her from her car. Her daughter was physically unharmed.When the accident first occurred, doctors wanted to amputate her right leg because of the extensive damage. She refused, and opted for heavy doses of medication and a year-and-a-half of rehabilitative therapy instead. To this day she walks with a limp and there is always the possibility she can still lose her leg, but the way that Jack Hamilton was able to structure her settlement of $3 million, our client will get benefits for the rest of her life.

$775,000 – Automobile Accident Settlement

A woman was injured in a significant accident where her car flipped over after being struck by another vehicle. She suffered neck and back injuries which had been treated conservatively so far but may require surgery in the future. The case settled at a mediation for $775,000.00.

$737,000 – Automobile Accident Trial

The Plaintiff was stopped southbound on US Highway 1 in Melbourne, Florida, awaiting a turn signal. The Defendant negligently swerved into the northbound lane of a large truck, forcing that vehicle to shift into the southbound lanes and crash head on into the Plaintiff’s Fed Ex van.

The Plaintiff sustained lacerations to her nose and face that were repaired plastic surgically. Plaintiff also sustained an aggravated injury to her pre-existing neck and back problems. The Plaintiff’s most significant complaints were the bilateral, chronic ankle sprain/strains that she experienced in this accident. The defense medical expert testified that she had not sustained a permanent injury and further testified that he found no reason for her not to return to work full-duty. The Plaintiff’s treating physicians testified that she had sustained permanent injury.

The Plaintiff had filed a Proposal for Settlement for the sum of $199,999.99 – this offer to settled was rejected by the Defendant. James N. Nance and Sammy M. Cacciatore obtained a $737,479.00 verdict at trial for the Plaintiff.

$545,000 – Automobile Accident Settlement

The Plaintiffs were traveling northbound on John Rodes Boulevard in Melbourne when they were struck by the defendant, traveling in the opposite direction as he attempted to make a left hand turn onto Dow Road. The defendant’s actions resulted in an angular, head-on collision with the plaintiff’s car. One plaintiff sustained a right knee dashboard injury resulting in petellofemoral pain syndrome, maltracting, and damage to the condylar tissue of the right knee. In addition, he sustained a stress fracture of the second metatarsal of the right foot, as well as bilateral shoulder injuries, including impingement syndrome regarding the left shoulder.The other plaintiff sustained a compression fracture of one of the vertebral bodies in her low back.

Charles G. Barger, Jr., and Sammy M. Cacciatore settled these cases collectively for $545,000 on the second day of the trial.

$500,000 – Automobile Accident Settlement

The Plaintiff was injured in a serious motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Sarno Road and Eau Gallie Blvd. in Brevard County, FL. At that time, a car owned by Bob Steele Chevrolet, Inc., ran the red light and stuck the Plaintiff vehicle in her driver’s side door. The collision caused a separation of her right elbow and a fracture of her pelvis. She subsequently underwent surgery to repair the fracture of the pelvic ring and following that received a series of steroidal injections.

The Plaintiff was represented by Attorney Jack Hamilton and her case was resolved at a mediation conference for $500,000.00.

$354,000 – Automobile Accident Verdict

The Plaintiff was traveling northbound on Babcock Street in Melbourne when another vehicle traveling south on Babcock Street made a left hand turn at Florida Avenue, causing the vehicle to collide with Plaintiff’s vehicle. The other vehicle was cited for violation of right-of-way. Liability was not an issue in this case. The Plaintiff sustained a cervical and lumbar injury requiring a two level cervical fusion. The Defendant’s expert doctors argued that the Plaintiff’s injuries were not caused by the accident and alleged that no future treatment is necessary.

Prior to trial, the Plaintiffs would have settled for the $25,000 policy limits; however the Defendant insurance company refused to settle. John N. Hamilton and Sam M. Cacciatore obtained a $354,632.67 verdict at trial for the Plaintiffs.

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