Verdicts and Settlements
The attorneys at David & Philpot, PL, handle lawsuits in Orlando, Lakeland and throughout the state of Florida. We strive to achieve the maximum compensation allowed for our clients and their families. If we are unable to settle a case, we will prepare and take the case to trial. The lawyers at David & Philpot, PL are experienced trial attorneys and have won numerous verdicts for personal injury and wrongful death victims.
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David & Philpot, PL Results
Below is a partial list of verdicts and settlements we have obtained for our clients.
$2,900,000 – Medical Malpractice – This wrongful death case involved a doctor that failed to properly secure a temporary dialysis catheter to a young mother. Instead of using the manufacturer’s wing clip and sutures, the doctor used tape.
Several days later when the patient was changing her dressing, the catheter became dislodged and she bled to death. A jury returned a verdict for the family’s survivors, which included her husband and young son.
$2,450,000 – Osceola County – This car accident case involved a young boy who was a back seat passenger in a car rear-ended by a semi tractor truck. He suffered a significant brain injury despite no direct trauma to the head. Our Florida car accident lawyers have extensive experience in handling closed head and brain injury cases.
$2,000,000 – Volusia County – This was a case of wrongful death in a car accident in which a husband and father were killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck in the median of I-75. At the time of his death, he was attempting to assist a young lady who had been involved in an earlier rollover accident. In Florida, our car accident lawyers handle many tractor-trailer truck accident cases and are very sensitive and knowledgeable about the important details involved in handling cases of tractor-trailer truck accidents.
$1,700,000 – Orange County – this case involved a middle-aged woman who was sexually and otherwise abused as a child by her father. Judgment was entered after trial. Collection efforts currently underway in Utah are expected to be successful.
$1,690,000 – Orange County – This was a complicated products liability case also involving spoliation issues against our client’s former employer. Our client suffered extensive burn injuries in an on the job accident. The recovery met our client’s ultimate goal of the litigation – through a structured settlement he was able to provide a comfortable stream of income to take care of his families needs.
$1,545,000 – Orange County – This case tried by our Florida medical malpractice lawyers involved an expectant mother who came down with an infection. The infection went unrecognized and untreated by the hospital and doctor responsible for her care. She ultimately died after going into septic shock.
$1,200,000 – Charlotte County – This tractor-trailer accident occurred when a driver tried to make an illegal U-turn on a dark, foggy morning. He ended up barricading the roadway. Our client’s husband was unable to see the truck blocking the roadway and died after ramming into it. The recovery achieved by our Florida car accident lawyers allowed the widow to care for her children after the tragic death of her husband.
$1,100,000 – Seminole County – This case involved the recovery for a child who had been sexually abused by a family member resulting in significant psychological injuries which became more troubling for the child as she matured. The $1.1 million settlement provided the victim the resources for lifetime counseling as needed.
$1,030,000 – Osceola County – Our car accident lawyers achieved this result through contributions from our client’s uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist carrier and a major automobile manufacturer. The case involved severe injuries from a roll over accident.
$1,000,000 – Orange County – This Florida area medical malpractice settlement came after a 3-week trial by our lawyers. The case concerned the failure to diagnose a medical error made during a surgical procedure. The jury was out for seven hours when the settlement occurred. The offer before trial was $5,000.
$800,000 – Brevard County – This was a medical malpractice case involving misdiagnosis of a child’s eye complaints. What was thought to be a congenital eye condition was in fact glaucoma that led to partial blindness in one eye. Our Florida medical malpractice lawyers helped the child and family win this award to pay for medical bills and other expenses.
$785,000 – Orange County – This jury verdict came after State Farm Insurance Company failed to tender its insured’s policy limits of $25,000 in a timely manner. The defendant hotly contested all issues, including liability and the extent of damages in this car accident case that resulted in multiple orthopedic injuries to our client. The jury clearly disagreed with the defendant’s assertion that he was not at fault for the accident and returned a substantial verdict.
$500,000 – Orange County – This case was a medical malpractice claim involving a patient who underwent a cardiac catheterization and then developed internal bleeding. The bleeding went unrecognized and untreated, resulting in the death of this elderly gentleman who had also been diagnosed with end-stage cancer.
$350,000 – Osceola County – This case included a recovery on an out of state insurance policy for head injuries sustained in a car accident. The insurance company involved refused coverage to its insured based on claim that our client was not a resident relative of the named insured (our client’s mother) at the time of the accident. At the time, our client was a student at a local college, and her parents were divorced. Her mother lived in Nevada, where our client also lived for part of the year. At the time of the accident, however, she was living in central Florida with her father. This case was resolved in the days before trial after a trial judge dismissed the case, making an erroneous, adverse ruling on coverage. On appeal, our car accident lawyers successfully argued that a jury should determine the coverage issue, and the case was reinstated and noticed for trial. The case settled for more than 16 times the insurance policy limits, with the insurance company realizing the bad faith issues it faced.
$340,000 – Orange County – This was an automobile accident case in which our client was a passenger in a “he said – she said” accident. Both drivers maintained a position that the other was at fault for running a red light. Our client suffered a neck injury, requiring cervical surgery. Recoveries were made from the insurance carriers for both of the drivers involved.
$300,000 – Orange County – This case involved a recovery on a premises liability claim against a major central Florida theme park. Liability and causation for our client’s cervical surgery after this accident were hotly contested. The case settled shortly before trial, after the treating physician’s deposition was taken in Boston.
$300,000 – Seminole County – This was an automobile accident case in which a young single mother suffered a tibia/fibia fracture that severely impacted her ability to be gainfully employed. The insurance company offered only $115,000, pre-suit. The case was settled for policy limits the week before trial.
$287,500 – Orange County – In this case, our client was injured when he was forced to jump out of the way of a fast approaching truck, resulting in back and knee injuries. Difficulty in the case emerged because the driver of the truck could not be identified. The corporate defendant settled the case when a motion for sanctions was filed for discovery abuses.
$250,000 – Personal Injury – This case involved an elevator that failed due to a lack of regular maintenance. Our client had an extensive pre-existing history of back problems dating back for years. He re-injured his back when the elevator floor dropped several feet.
$235,000 – Osceola County – This automobile v. sod truck case involved our client rear-ending a sod truck in a construction area north of Kissimmee. Typically, a rear end collision creates a presumption of negligence against the driver who causes the rear end collision – in this case, our client. However, we were able to prove that the sod truck in question was not adequately maintained, particularly that the rear lights on the trailer were covered with mud/dirt/dust, thus placing negligence on the sod truck company and driver. Our car accident lawyers were able to make a substantial recovery for our client for the fractured leg he suffered in this accident.
$195,000 – Lake County – The jury verdict in this case was awarded after Allstate Insurance Company offered only $5,000 to resolve an automobile accident case in which our client suffered a neck injury. Allstate was adamant that they would offer only $5,000 despite the clear liability of its insured and the injury suffered by our client. The jury disagreed with Allstate’s indignant position in this case.