Franchesci v. Perez - $986,000
Jones Act Seaman Claim
Our client, a Vero Beach mother, was awarded jury verdict of just under $1 million for an auto accident that left her battling severe neck and back pain on a daily basis and requiring a number of surgeries to ease her suffering.
Her vehicle was rear-ended by Raul Perez while stopped at a railroad crossing; she was en route to her full-time job at a large retail distribution center. As a wife and mother of four, she worked full time and also had a part-time job to help make ends meet. The accident caused multiple herniations in her neck and back, and her injuries required fusions of her spine to correct the problems. A fusion is a surgical procedure that “welds” two or more vertebrae together to try to reduce pain. Despite the surgery, there are complications and her doctors have indicated that she likely will require additional procedures in the future.
The personal injury and auto accident attorneys of Alpizar Law filed suit in Indian River County, Florida. After a four-day jury trial, she was awarded $985,466.42 in damages for her injuries in the auto accident.
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