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Financial Advisor Sustains Knee Cap Fracture In Car Crash

$385,000 Recovery

In a lawsuit on behalf of a 63 year old financial advisor who suffered a knee cap fracture in a car crash, the insurance company for the at fault driver soon tendered the bodily injury liability policy limits of merely $100,000. But David's own insurance company refused to pay any uninsured motorist benefits believing that he had been fully compensated. Top medical experts were retained by attorney Robert M. Roselli to analyze the injury and were convinced that the injury was far more serious than thought, leaving David was now predisposed to suffer serious ligament injuries that required further surgery. With these additional expert opinions and analysis of our clients injuries, an additional $285,000 in underinsured motorist benefits was recovered from our clients automobile insurance company for a total recovery of $385,000.

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Jury Verdict Review & Analysis Vol. 17, Issue 11, November 2007
Florida Jury Verdict Reporter Vol. XXIX, No. 8, August 2008

Skier alleges she was injured by Heavenly employee boarding on job

Reno Gazette-Journal
December 23, 2011

BY MARTHA BELLISLE

A skier who was injured when a Heavenly Ski Resort employee ran into her while on his snowboard last January is suing the resort's owners, claiming Vail Resorts Inc. is liable for its employee's alleged negligence.

Skier Kimberly Bland, on vacation from Florida, was stopped on the lower Olympic downhill run on the Nevada side of the resort, at about 3:50 p.m. on Jan. 18, trying to decide where to ski next, when Heavenly lift operator Daniel Barreno crashed into Bland on his snowboard, the suit said.

 

 

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Day Laborer Falls Through Roof Opening And Suffers Fractured Spine

Confidential Settlement

Ruth Ann J. v. General Contractor
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
Attorney for Plaintiff: Robert M. Roselli

The construction site for a local Laundromat was the site of a serious injury to 19-year-old Ruth Ann J., who was working as a day laborer to earn money while looking for a full time job. She and friends were hired by sub-contractors to work on the roof. While walking on the roof, she unknowingly backed up and fell through a opening and to the concrete floor below, suffering serious injuries. Attorney Robert M. Roselli was retained and a lawsuit filed against the contractor and subcontractors involved. Ultimately, a significant confidential settlement was obtained for the young lady.

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

Virginia Man On Vacation In South Florida Is Rear Ended By Drunk Driver

A much anticipated vacation for a Virginia Barber and his wife turned tragic when their car was rearended at high speed by a drunk driver in a company truck. For the next month doctors and hospital staff stabilized and monitored the resulting thoracic spine fractures to avoid paralysis. At the same time., attorney Robert Roselli was retained and immediate action was taken to preserve the vehicles and key evidence before it was destroyed or altered. Although his recovery was slow, the gentleman narrowly escaped catastrophic injury a settlement was reached with the company that employed the drunk driver for 1.2 million dollars.

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.

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.

$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.

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