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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.

Low Impact Car Crash Aggravates Pre-Existing Cervical Degeneration

$400,000 Recovery

Marta C., a 43 year old single mom and part time housekeeper from Columbia, was rear-ended by an SUV leaving little damage to her car and none to the Defendant's vehicle. However, her persistent cervical pain following the crash led to epidurals and eventually surgery. The typical defenses of minimal property damage and preexisting cervical degeneration were raised after litigation commenced following a pre-suit offer of $7,500.00. A demand for judgment for $250,000 was ignored. After depositions of the defense doctors went badly for the Defense, the insurer settled the case before trial for $400,000.00.

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.

Published:

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

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.

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.

Slip and Fall At Grocery Store Leads To Complex Knee Surgery

A visit to the local grocery store turned tragic for Kay S., a 32 year old wife and mother of two. While in the checkout lane, she slipped on water and landed on her knee leading causing persistent problems and ultimately a patellectomy. Kay retained Attorney Robert M. Roselli, who filed a lawsuit against the grocery store alleging they were negligent maintaining the store (which they denied). Depositions of store personnel revealed that a broken water bottle was the source of the water that caused Kay to slip, and store personnel simply failed to completely clean it up and close off the checkout lane. The consequences to Kay were devastating but ultimately she did receive the compensation that she deserved.

$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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