Serving clients throughout Florida since 1996
The following is a small sample of cases handled during the last 15 years by Greene & Tischler. It is not meant to be an all inclusive list.
Cow versus Car Accident
Fifty-six (56) year old female passenger in a vehicle that struck a cow on a dark country road.
The impact caused facial injuries to the passenger, resulting in a partial loss of smell and taste due to damage to her olfactory nerve. The defendant tried to deny negligence and ownership of the animal. The case settled at mediation for $1 million.
Fifty-nine (59) year old military veteran killed while operating his motorcycle. Another driver pulled her car directly in front of the client, causing him to be thrown from his motorcycle. The defendant initially argued that the death could have been prevented if the client had been wearing a helmet. The client was disabled and was not working. The case settled for the policy limits of $1.3 million prior to suit being filed.
Fifty-five (55) year old military veteran was involved in a moderate damage motor vehicle accident. Client eventually had lumbar surgery. The insurance company initially argued there insured was not at fault and that client's injury was not a result of the accident. After filing a lawsuit the case was settled for $450,000.
Elderly client was customer at discount store where she slipped and fell due to vomit on the floor. The store denied liability, claiming it had no knowledge of the substance on the floor. Client suffered a broken ankle which was placed in a cast.
A jury trial ensued and the jury awarded the client $248,000 and determined the store to be completely at fault. The store then appealed and the Second District Court of Appeals affirmed the jury verdict and award.
Slip and Fall
Forty-two (42) year old female slipped and fell outside a bank due to wet and slippery tile on the walkway. Our expert determined the tile surface failed to meet code regarding the slip resistence to co-friction ratio. The case settled for $300,000 when client's neurosurgeon stated she was a candidate for future back surgery.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Fifty-five (55) year old female was a passenger in a vehicle struck from the rear by another driver. The client eventually underwent arthrosporic surgery for torn cartilage in her knee and small tear in her shoulder. Client later underwent arthrosporic surgery for herniated disc in her neck. Although defendant admitted liability, they strongly argued client's injuries pre-existed the accident.
After filing a lawsuit and extensive discovery, the case settled for $475,000.
A six (6) year old child ran out in front of a car, sustaining a skull fracture. The defendant argued that the child came out of nowhere and the driver had no chance to see or avoid striking the child, which was supported by several witnesses. After suit was filed and depositions taken, the case settled for the policy limits of $300,000.
Phantom Vehicle Accident
Forty-two (42) year old client fell out of the passenger side door of friend's car after she accelerated too quickly. The client was then run over by a vehicle, causing fractures to both his legs. It was never determined if client was struck by his friend's car, or another unknown vehicle. The insurance company initially denied the claim, disputing the facts of the accident.
The client had been turned away by several other law firms prior to retaining our firm. We conducted an investigation and soon thereafter settled the case for the policy limits of $500,000.
New Jersey Car Accident
Forty-six (46) year old client, a Florida resident, was injured in a motor vehicle accident while visiting relatives in New Jersey. The client was advised by her neurosurgeon that she would be a candidate for future neck surgery. The case settled for $300,000.
Oklahoma Car Accident
Twenty-one (21) year old client involved in a motor vehicle accident while in Oklahoma.
The client eventually had arthrosporic surgery on her shoulder and hip. The insurance company argued that their insured was not at fault for causing the accident. After filing suit in Oklahoma, the case settled at mediation for $240,000.
Forty-five (45) year old client injured while riding his motorcycle. He suffered fractures to his hip and underwent surgery to repair the fractures. The case settled for the policy limits of $300,000.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Thirty-two (32) year old client injured in a motor vehicle accident. Client underwent a cervical fusion. The case settled for the policy limits of $200,000.
Unisured Motorist Settlement (UM)
Fifty-two (52) year old client injured in motor vehicle accident with uninsured driver. The client underwent lumbar surgery. The defendant argued the accident did not cause the injury as client had several previous accidents and back surgeries and had a more serious accident a few months after this accident. The case against the UM carrier settled for the policy limits of $l00,000.
Our firm then pursued a lawsuit against the driver and discovered there was in fact additional coverage available. That case settled for an additional $110,000.
Twenty (20) year old client struck by drunk driver who fled the accident scene. The client sustained a non-displaced fracture of the hip and a concussion. The driver was later identified and charged with DUI. The insurance company argued that the defendant stole the car and there was no insurance coverage.
A lawsuit was filed and the insurance company paid $135,000 to settle the claim. Our firm then filed suit against the individual driver charged with DUI and an additional $86,000 was collected on behalf of the client.
Denial of Prescription
Sixty-four (64) year old client was denied a prescription by her insurance company on the basis she was not eligible for the medication under her health plan. She eventually had her toe amputated and her doctor stated that had she received the medication her toe might have been saved. The insurance company argued that her medical condition was so far advanced and unrelated to the medication and that the denial of the prescription was not the cause of her amputation.
After prolonged negotiations and disputes over the medical issues, the case settled for a confidential amount of money.
Thirty-two (32) year old male suffered an injury to his retina (eye) when the airbag deployed and then exploded in his face. The chemical explosive in the airbag spewed outward and into his eye. After an investigation and negotiations, the case settled for an confidential amount.
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