Topical Roundup: Florida Motor Vehicle Collisions

July 21, 2017

Three recently resolved Florida motor vehicle collision cases with large rewards include:

Gentry v. Lubas
Katharine Gentry was operating a vehicle on SW 62nd Boulevard when she was struck by a vehicle operated by Justin Lubas, who was allegedly intoxicated. Gentry reportedly severe bodily injuries as a result of the collision.
Gentry filed a lawsuit alleging Lubas was negligent in failing to maintain his lane of travel. The plaintiff sought compensation for her permanent bodily injuries, disability, disfigurement, $52,254.91 in past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, and punitive damages.

Wells v. Quinn
Edwin Wells was driving east on Donald Ross Road at its intersection with Bears Club Drive when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a vehicle that was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle operated by Jordan Quinn and owned by Peter Quinn. Edwin allegedly sustained unspecified personal injuries as a result of the collision.
Edwin and his spouse Kathleen Wells filed a lawsuit alleging Jordan negligently failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection, and Peter was liable for negligently entrusting the vehicle to Jordan. Edwin sought judgment for permanent bodily injuries, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, disfigurement, and lost wages. Kathleen sought judgment for loss of consortium.

Alsbrooks v. Pugh
Charles Alsbrooks was driving east on I-4 when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Craig Pugh. Alsbrooks reportedly suffered unspecified personal injuries as a result of the collision.
Alsbrooks filed a lawsuit against Pugh seeking damages for his permanent injury, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses, and wage loss
The court granted the plaintiff’s motion for directed verdict on causation.
A jury found in favor of the plaintiff in the total amount of $78,984.70.
The court denied the defendant’s motion for new trial.
The court reduced the award by $10,000 for PIP set-off and $1,411.92 for contractual adjustments. Judgment was entered in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $67,572.78.

 

These and other interesting cases can be found in Westlaw Jury Verdicts & Settlements.