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$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.

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.

Woman sues following collision with Heavenly employee

The Inside Scoop
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BY ADAM JENSEN

A Florida woman filed suit against Vail Resorts, Heavenly Valley and a Heavenly Mountain Resort employee this week after being injured during a ski collision with the employee at the resort in January.

About 3:50 p.m. on Jan. 18 Kimberly Bland was standing above the Stagecoach base area deciding where to ski next when she was struck by lift operator Daniel Barreno, according to a suit filed in federal court Wednesday.

 

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Poor Maintenance of Apartment Complex Pool Enclosure and Fence Leads to Toddler's Tragic Drowning Death

Confidential Settlement Before Trial

Estate of Dayanne F. v. Homestead Apartment Complex
Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Attorney for Plaintiff: Robert M. Roselli

In a matter of minutes, four year-old Dayanne and her sister wandered away from their apartment and into the unlocked pool area at their apartment complex. Seconds later, Dayanne was under water. The apartment complex and its manager were emphatic that the gate was locked and secured and blamed Dayanne's death on her grieving mother. Immediate action by Attorney Robert M. Roselli, to preserve key evidence and testimony, proved the pool was merely "secured" by a damaged gate, rusty chain and open padlock. Depositions of local police officers revealed frequent prior occasions when the gate was left unlocked and unguarded. While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a child, a confidential settlement was negotiated before trial on behalf of the grieving mother.

When Bob Roselli makes the decision to take your case, it is an expression of total commitment to injury victims and their families.

Sidewalk Altercation Leads To Wrongful Death Of 43 Year Old Honduran Immigrant

 

$2,075,000 Recovery

Estate of Mario C. v. Telephone Marketing Co.
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
Attorney for Plaintiff: Robert M. Roselli

Mario C., a forty three year old Honduran immigrant, suffered massive head injuries and ultimately died after he was pushed to the ground during a sidewalk encounter with a door to door salesman selling long distance telephone service. Because Mario was intoxicated and unable to give his side of the story, the police concluded that the salesman acted in self defense. Attorney, Robert M. Roselli was retained by Mario's sister on behalf of Mario's grieving sons who were living in Honduras. A lawsuit was immediately filed against the marketing company that employed the salesman and the long distance carrier alleging negligent hiring, training and supervision. Liability was denied. During discovery and depositions it was revealed that the salesman also worked as a nightclub bouncer and was actually still in training and accompanied by his supervisor at the time of the altercation. Aggressive investigation also led to the identification of an independent eyewitness that refuted Defendants' contention that Mario was the aggressor. Ultimately, Mr. Roselli obtained for Mario's sons a recovery of over $2 million dollars and the Justice they deserved.

Published: Florida Jury Verdict Review & Analysis Vol. 16, Issue 9, September 2006

When Bob Roselli makes the decision to take your case, it is an expression of total commitment to injury victims and their families.

Defective Tire Causes Death Of A Pregnant Passenger

A group of co-workers in a 12-passenger van suffered catastrophic injuries, including the death of a 28 year old pregnant young lady, after a defective tire caused their vehicle to crash. Robert M. Roselli, after being retained by the family of the deceased young lady as well as the other passengers, took immediate action to preserve the vehicle and tires. Experts were retained to perform analysis on the evidence, determining that a defective rear tire had indeed caused the tragic crash. A lawsuit was brought against the tire manufacturer and ultimately a substantial confidential settlement was reached on behalf of the injured passengers and the family of deceased passenger.

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