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22 Year Old With Pre Existing Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Requires Surgery After Car Crash

$300,000 Settlement

Jared, who was only 22 years old, had episodic low back pain due to a spine condition called Spondylolisthesis that developed during child hood. This condition predisposed Jared to suffer low back pain and complications if exposed to trauma. Unfortunately, that is what happened when a car ran a stop sign and broadsided his car on a Dunellon side street. The impact ultimately lead to major medical complications and a complex surgery to stabilize the affected areas of his spine. The adverse drivers insurance carrier tendered their policy limits but Jared's auto insurer refused to pay its underinsured motorist limits claiming that the condition was pre-existing. After medical expert analysis was obtained and provided to the insurance company, a settlement was reached for the $300,000 uninsured motorist policy limits.

Rear-End Crash Causes Cervical Compression Fracture

An elderly couple was rear ended by a drunk driver, causing multiple injuries to the injured wife who suffered a cervical compression fracture and aggravation of her pre-existing and degenerative cervical condition which included a prior cervical surgery. Fortunately, there was no spinal cord involvement. However, she did develop acute pain that could not be alleviated from conservative methods compelling and epidural injection. The extent of the degeneration in her cervical spine made further injections or surgery an impossibility.

Truck Crushes Small Car on Turnpike and Flees

Keith M. and his nineteen year old wife, Amanda, suffered serious injuries when a tractor trailer suddenly changed lanes on the turnpike, crushing the front passenger compartment of their small car and causing them serious injuries. The truck driver then continued north until being chased down by other truckers and forced to stop until the State Troopers arrived. Fortunately, Keith and Amanda's injuries were not life threatening and no harm was done to their baby who was protected by the car seat in the back seat of the car. Amanda, however, did suffered a fractured nose, a forehead laceration, and a low back injury; Keith suffered neck and back injuries as well. Following the crash, the couple retained attorney Robert M. Roselli and immediate action was taken to obtain witness accounts and preserve critical evidence including their crushed vehicle. Medical experts were also retained to evaluate Amanda's nasal fracture and facial lacerations, and the cost of future treatment and surgery. Ultimately, a settlement was reached for sum of $220,000.00 for the young couple.

17 Year Old Back Seat Passenger Suffers Jaw Fracture In Auto Accident

Minutes after leaving a Temple service, 17 year old Alexandra M. suffered serious injuries including a jaw fracture when her father's car was rear ended at high speed by a company vehicle. Medical experts determined that despite excellent healing and alignment of the fractured jaw, she would have lasting nerve damage. A lawsuit was filed by Robert M. Roselli on behalf of the injured party and ultimately a recovery was obtained for her of over $500,000.

Inadequate Security At Local Bar Leads To Serious Injuries

A popular downtown bar was the scene of a raucous bar brawl, leaving a young man with a badly fractured jaw from the flying fist of an unidentified patron. In a lawsuit brought against the bar by attorney Robert Roselli, it was learned that the bar had inadequate security on the evening of the brawl, and despite knowing that violence between patrons was likely the bar manager failed to take appropriate action to diffuse the situation. A substantial Confidential Settlement was obtained on behalf of the injured young man.

$1,100,000 Recovery on Motor Vehicle Negligence

$1,100,000 Recovery

MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE - AUTO/TRACTOR TRAILER COLLISION - RED LIGHT /GREEN LIGHT - SHOULDER DISLOCATION - MULTIPLE RIB FRACTURES - LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION - TOTAL DISABILITY FROM EMPLOYMENT CLAIMED.

Broward County, Fl

The plaintiff in this motor vehicle negligence action was a 67-year old maintenance worker at the time his vehicle collided with a 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by the defendant driver in the course and scope of his employment with the defendant corporation. Both the plaintiff and the defendant truck driver claimed they had a green traffic light when the intersection collision occurred.

On August 2, 2012, the plaintiff contended he was driving his work van to perform an errand for his employer and was traveling on USI south at or near the Intersection of 23rd Street in Vero Beach, Florida. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants tractor-trailer drove through a red light and impacted his vehicle in the side. The plaintiff alleged that phone records showed that the defendant truck driver was talking on his cell phone at the time of the accident.
in violation of commercial trucking laws. The plaintiffs complaint also asserted that the defendant corporation negligently hired, trained, supervised and retained the co-defendant truck driver.

The force of the impact pushed the plaintiffs van across the intersection and caused extensive damage to the plaintiffs vehicle. The plaintiff was airlifted from the accident scene to a trauma center and spent many weeks confined to a hospital. He was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder with SLAP tear, multiple rib fractures, manubrium (sternum) fracture and lumbar disc herniation at the L5-Sl level. He also claimed that the impact caused an aggravation of a preexisting lumbar disc herniation at L4-L5.
The plaintiff underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery and was recommended for a lumbar laminectomy and fusion. However, he declined the lumbar surgery and it was not performed. The plaintiff claimed that his accident-related injuries have left him completely disabled from employment since the date of the accident.

The defendant contended that the plaintiffs alleged lumbar injuries and recommendation for surgery was caused by preexisting conditions and not related to the accident. The defense stressed that the plaintiff had complained of similar lumbar symptoms before the date of the subject collision.

The case was settled prior to trial for $1, l 00,000.

REFERENCE
Sackman vs. Defendants. Case no. CACE 14-018350; Judge Milly Rodriguez Powell, 05-1 0- l 7.
Attorneys for plaintiff: Robert M. Roselli and Daniel P. Melrose of Roselli & Associates, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Reproduced from Florida Jury Veredict Review & Analysis. © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Road Trip To University Of Florida Turns Tragic For Miami College Students

When Albert D. awoke in a north Florida hospital, barely able to move, the last thing he remembered was riding with friends in a van they rented for a road trip to Gainseville. The family immediately retained attorney Robert M. Roselli who initiated an immediate investigation and learned that the driver of the van fell asleep and the van veered off the road, slamming into an embankment before landing upside down in tree canopy below. Automotive engineers were retained by Mr. Roselli to analyze potential vehicle malfunction or defect, but it was ultimately determined that sole cause of the crash was driver error. Ultimately, a substantial recovery was obtained for Albert who suffered serious injuries to his head and face in this unfortunate and avoidable automobile accident.

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