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$1,490,000 Jury verdict – car crash – Insurer’s bad faith results in recovery of $1,275,000 where policy limits were $100,000 –
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff was a victim of a motor vehicle accident who sustained a back injury following a relatively minor rear end collision. Approximately six months later Plaintiff underwent surgery to low back. The plaintiff’s insurance company failed to tender its $100,000 policy limits despite having been given ample opportunity to do so. As a result, the firm achieved a jury verdict of $1,490,000 and ultimately recovered $1,100,000 plus the $100,000 policy limit plus the cost of trial as settlements from the insurer due to its bad faith in failing to settle the case within its policy limits when it could have and should have done so.

$2 million settlement – SUV tire failure
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff was a victim of a rollover motor vehicle accident which resulted from one of the tires on the vehicle in which she was riding coming apart. Investigation revealed that the tire had a manufacturing defect, and had been improperly repaired. She sustained a serious injury and confidential settlements were reached with the tire manufacturer and retailer.

$1 million policy limits settlement – wrongful death of Bicyclist
Bradley Winston, Esq.
The decedent was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a truck. He was killed, leaving a wife and two children. The insurance policy limits of $1 million were tendered shortly after the claim was made.

$2 million settlement – roadway design – pedestrian crossing
Bradley Winston, Esq.
The plaintiff was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk, with a green light. The crosswalk is in the middle of a block with the signal for cars to stop is at the end of the block. She was hit by a car and seriously injured and confidential settlements were reached with the designers.

$350,000 settlement – Miami-Dade County- violation of federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Jesus Jimenez and his family resided in Miami-Dade County. While he was on active duty in the United States Army the county condemned his home, and ordered it to be demolished. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida determined that the county violated the Service Members Civil Relief Act when it demolished the home. The county ended up paying all the costs involved in correcting this miscarriage of justice.

$250,000 settlement – bicycle accident
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Daniel Rozin was injured by a car while riding his bicycle. The insurance carrier for the motor vehicle tendered its insurance proceeds settlement before suit needed to be filed.

$750,000 settlement – negligent roadway lighting maintenance
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff was crossing the street in Miami when he was struck by a motorcycle and was seriously injured. The motorcyclist testified that he did not see the plaintiff because streetlights were out. The streetlights were not working because the copper wire had been stolen repeatedly. The maintenance contractor was well aware of this and failed to take steps to prevent the theft of the copper wire and to take steps to ensure that the streets were properly lighted.

$650,000 settlement – Slip and fall – condo stairwell
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff was going down an outside stairway at her condominium building when she slipped and fell on water that had pooled in the concrete stairwell. This was a condition that was well known to the condominium Association, and the pooling water had made the surface even more slippery due to algae that grew in the puddle of water. The plaintiff needed to have back surgery, and had significant future care needs.

$300,000 settlement – motorcycle crash – uninsured motorist benefits
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff, a husband and wife, were riding their motorcycle north on US one in Key Largo when they were cut off by a phantom motorist. Plaintiff locked up the front wheel of his motorcycle in an effort to avoid the accident and went down. The wife suffered a broken foot and the husband suffered a severe aggravation of his pre-existing back condition.

$250,000 settlement – medical malpractice – bedsore
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff was in the hospital for an extended period and developed a bedsore on his sacrum. This was eventually successfully healed, and the case was settled based on his pain and suffering for the months that he was in pain from this condition.

$400,000 settlement – motorcycle crash – roadway maintenance
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle southbound on Dixie Highway when a car turned left in front of him. He was unable to stop because of sand and debris in the roadway, and collided with the car, injuring him severely. Settlements were obtained after extended litigation with the FDOT and its street sweeping contractor.

$5.75 million recovered – Roadway Construction Site Accident – Seventeen year old auto passenger suffered brain injury when the car lost control and hit a tree because of standing water in the roadway.
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Client was riding in her boyfriend’s car when a large puddle in the road caused the driver in the next lane to cut them off. The puddle was caused by roadway construction contractors and engineers closing the drainage system during the rainy season.

$400,000 settlement – Car Accident – Man recovering from knee replacement surgery reinjured  in crash
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Man had a knee replacement surgery 3 weeks before. He was being taken to work by a home health aid when the car was involved in an intersection collision. The knee incision burst open again and the implant became infected.

$14 million recovered – Woman who was severely injured due to defective motor home when fuel tank fell out on roadway –
Bradley Winston, Esq.
56-year-old woman was traveling on an expressway when her motor home suddenly lost its fuel tank. The fuel fire that developed led to the death of her husband. She was ejected and broke bones throughout her entire body, suffered internal injuries and a head injury. The firm settled the woman’s claims for $14 million approximately one month prior to trial.

$9.5 million Jury Verdict and settlement – Small business sustains fire loss
Bradley Winston, Esq.
A large shopping mall burned down in September, 1997. Mr. Winston represented one of the tenants, a small software development company, and achieved an award on appeal after a jury verdict against the client’s insurer, Britamco, and court also ordered Britamco to pay the client’s attorneys fee for the trial and the appeal. After the insurance was exhausted, Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer, Bradley Winston continued to pursue the mall’s owners and insurers and obtained total court awards and settlements for his client alone in excess of $1.5 million. The claims against the parties that caused the fire, allowed it to spread, and their insurance company for bad faith and spoliation of evidence were part of approximately $9.5 million in settlements achieved by Mr. Winston as one of the the four attorneys for all of the tenants (the “Plaintiffs’ Legal Committee”).

$675,000 Jury Verdict for landlord defrauded of rent by property manager
Bradley Winston, Esq.
A major Las Vegas and Biloxi casino owner purchased a large office building in south Florida as an investment. The property manager lied about how many square feet were rented to a tenant, who was eventually evicted for nonpayment of the rent on their extra space. After a hotly contested 3 week trial, the jury found that the property manager committed fraud on the landlord and awarded $675,000 as damages. The award was affirmed on appeal.

$3 million in settlements – Motorcyclist loses limb and suffers internal injuries in accident, medical providers’ negligence during treatment renders motorcyclist quadriplegic, settlements obtained exceeding $6 million
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Claimant was a 19 year-old involved in a motorcycle accident on March 29, 2003 when he was struck and then partially run over by a truck. While treating for these injuries, Mr. O was given excessive amounts of sedatives, narcotic pain relievers and anesthesia by his treating physicians which caused him to go into shock and led to permanent brain damage. The insurer for the truck driver tendered its $1 million policy. The medical providers have also paid over $3 million in settlements with an additional $2 million claims bill pending with the Florida Legislature. The funds recovered have allowed Mr. O to obtain the care he needs for the rest of his life and for his mother to devote herself exclusively to his care.

$450,000 recovered – Firm obtains settlement of $200,000 OVER Doctor’s $250,000 insurance policy
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Baby girl was born with rare heart defect – Medical Malpractice – surgical repair botched – $450,000 recovered after new trial was affirmed on appeal. She lost this case at trial because the doctor lied, and his own expert pointed that out in trial. The judge ordered a new trial, and the doctor appealed. The doctor’s insurance company never offered a penny to settle until the new trial was upheld on appeal. Shortly before the second trial, the insurance company settled with the family. The little girl is now 10 years old and doing well.

$2.3 million settlements obtained – Security guard at hospital chokes man visiting hospital causing him brain damage.
Bradley Winston, Esq.
John Rowe went to the emergency room at Broward General Medical Center, feeling depressed. He was suicidal. After waiting several hours to be seen, he decided to leave to go home with his mother. Two Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, two Fort Lauderdale policemen and two hospital orderlies physically subdued him and improperly used a choke hold. Mr. Rowe lapsed into a coma, and then died two years later. The various hospitals, institutions and agencies ultimately paid $2.3 million in settlements to resolve the extensive civil rights litigation in both state and federal courts.

$348,000 obtained – Retired woman slips and falls in parking lot due to improper lighting.
Bradley Winston, Esq.
68 year-old woman tripped and fell in the parking lot of a shopping plaza causing a torn knee cartilage and a broken elbow. The insurer for the owner of the parking lot offered $75,000.00 prior to trial. Following trial, the jury awarded $348,000.00.

$1.35 million recovered – Passenger on motorcycle suffers head injury in accident with automobile.
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Jane Doe was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle that was involved in an accident. Her injuries resulted in several weeks of hospital treatment while she was in a semi-conscious state for several fractures and a closed head injury. The insurer for the automobile driver and the insurers for the young lady paid policy limits totaling $1.35 million within a few months of the crash.

$1.25 million settlement – victim of slip and fall in home improvement store
Bradley Winston, Esq.
36-year-old woman slipped and fell on a packing strip left on the ground and jammed her finger into shelving while breaking her fall. As a result of her trauma, she developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy which spread to her other extremities and prevented her from leading a normal life. Prior to trial, the home improvement store paid $1.25 million as settlement.

$1.2 million verdict obtained at trial against City of Hollywood who employed driver of truck causing head-on accident
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Ronald Miller was a 40-year old man driving his pickup truck north on Federal Highway when a city employee crashed a city-owned truck head-on into his vehicle. Miller’s vehicle was totaled and he suffered neck injuries and ligament and cartilage tears in both knees. The city offered to settle for $49,000 prior to trial. After a three-day trial and less than an hour of deliberations, the jury returned a $1.2 million verdict.

$250,000 Jury verdict – Man suffers injury when foot is crushed by vehicle at auto auction.
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff was an owner of a vehicle being sold at an auto auction. An employee for the auction location negligently drove Plaintiff’s car over his foot which caused him to fall to the ground and suffer further injury to his shoulder and knee. Plaintiff underwent surgical treatment. Following trial, the jury returned a verdict of $250,000.

$1.1 million recovered – Motorcyclist injured when automobile driver violated right of way.
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Adult male plaintiff was driving his motorcycle when another driver caused a violent crash such that the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the vehicle. The passenger in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries. The motorcyclist suffered a broken hand and multiple severe internal injuries. The insurers for the automobile driver paid their policy limits of $1.1 million to settle the claim before suit.

$300,000 recovered – Insurer’s bad faith results in recovery of $300,000 where policy limits were $15,000
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Plaintiff was a victim of a motor vehicle accident who sustained multiple fractures and 2 collapsed lungs following a roll-over accident. Plaintiff underwent surgery to his knee and spine. The insurer for the driver of the vehicle that struck the Plaintiff failed to tender its $15,000 policy limits despite having been given ample opportunity to do so. As a result, the firm recovered $300,000 as settlement from the insurer due to its bad faith in failing to settle the case within its policy limits when it could have and should have done so.

$1 million verdict obtained from obstetrician who caused broken collarbone during delivery
Bradley Winston, Esq.
Infant girl was born with broken collarbone and stretched nerves between the neck and shoulder. She underwent over 10 surgical procedures to increase the range of motion in her arm and shoulder. Following a four-day trial, the jury delivered a $1 million verdict.

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