Florida State Jury Awards $329,628 To Motorist With Cervical And Lumbar Spine Injuries Against Underinsured Motorist Carrier
Plaintiff Ronald Paige was involved in a motor vehicle collision with defendant Henry Wardlaw, Jr. Plaintiff allegedly sustained injuries in the collision including a herniated disc in his cervical spine requiring two rhizotomy procedures and an annular tear to his lumbar spine requiring two rhizotomy procedures. Plaintiff claimed that his damages exceeded Wardlaw's liability policy limits and sought underinsured motorist coverage from his own insurer, defendant State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. State Farm denied the extent and causation of the injuries and medical bills claimed by plaintiff and denied that plaintiff suffered a permanent injury.
Plaintiff filed a complaint against State Farm and Wardlaw on March 24, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County, FL. The claim against State Farm proceeded to a jury trial. On May 11, 2017, the jury awarded plaintiff $329,628.
According to information provided by plaintiff's counsel, defendant had offered $25,000 and plaintiff had demanded $100,000.
Plaintiff was represented by Robert Solomon, Kandace Corthals, and Jaimie Quinn of Saban & Solomon in Plantation, FL. State Farm was represented by David Goldstein of Marcos Rothman Valdes & Goldstein in Hollywood, FL.
View the complete summary on Lexis Advance here: Ronald Paige v. Henry Wardlaw, Jr. and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company; 2017 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 1267
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