Recent Orlando Trial Verdict against State Farm
Last week The Trial Professionals obtained an Orange County jury verdict of $1,264,638.61 against State Farm on behalf of a young man injured a T-bone motor vehicle crash in 2012. Our client was proceeding through an intersection with a green light when another driver ran a red light at 45-50 mph before slamming into the side of our client’s car. Our client immediately experienced neck pain that radiated down his shoulders and arms. After conservative medical treatment and physical therapy failed to improve his neck pain, our client was referred for numerous epidural steroid injections.
Ultimately, he underwent two failed nerve ablation surgeries and eventually a two level cervical fusion surgery. Our expert physicians concluded that our client will also likely need a disc replacement surgery in the next 10-20 years.
The driver/owner of the other vehicle did not have bodily injury coverage. Therefore, we demanded the entire policy limits of $100,000.00 from State Farm pursuant to our client’s own uninsured motorist policy. State Farm only offered $12,000 to compensate our client. We advised them that we felt they were guilty of bad faith insurance practices, and filed suit soon after. After almost three years of intense litigation, we presented a very persuasive case to the jury in Orlando through numerous expert and lay witnesses.
Ultimately, the jury agreed that our clients damages were well in excess of the $100,000.00 in available coverage and awarded this very significant verdict. We look forward to the next step of our battle in proving that State Farm acted in bad faith and must be required to pay the full amount of the jury’s verdict regardless