Jury Awards $14.5 Million in Personal Injury Lawsuit Involving Uninsured Motorist

- Keith Bregoff

A couple in Miami, Florida recently won a personal injury claim arising from a car accident in 2004. The couple was involved in an accident along the Interstate 95 in Miami, near the Golden Glades Interchange when another driver crashed into their car after colliding with an 18-wheeler oil tanker.

Both victims suffered injuries arising from the collision and tried to claim damages from the other drivers. The driver of the car which hit the couple’s, who was found primarily responsible for the accident, did not carry any insurance, while the truck driver was underinsured.

The couple turned to their own insurance policy which contained a clause that provided benefits in cases involving uninsured or underinsured motorists. The insurance company denied their claims for damages, prompting the couple to file a lawsuit for damages.

Jury’s Verdict

The jury upheld the claims of the ciyoke which were based on the uninsured/underinsured motorist benefits that Florida laws allow insurance companies to offer. They awarded the couple almost $14.5 million as compensation for medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium suffered by Carrie Zucker arising from her husband’s injuries.

Florida tort law allows persons who are injured in accidents to pursue compensation against the parties responsible for their injuries. An issue can arise when the motorists involved are uninsured or underinsured, jeopardizing the rights of a severely injured victim to recover the maximum value of compensation to which they are legally entitled.

Role of Personal Injury Attorney

If you are involved in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation even when the other parties are not covered by insurance or are underinsured. An experienced personal injury lawyer with a strong background in insurance law can examine your auto insurance policy and determine all possible legal options that are available in your situation.

Personal Injury Attorney with Insurance Company Experience

In Vero Beach and Stuart, Florida, personal injury attorney Keith Bregoff, PA, has 11 years of insurance company experience, providing a strategic advantage to clients when claiming compensation from insurance companies. We handle a wide range of personal injury cases such as auto accidents, truck accidents, dog bite injuries, and premises liability cases.

We welcome your call our offices today at (772) 492-8967 to speak to an attorney about your situation.