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$4,000,000

Car Accident

$4,000,000.00 – FOUR MILLION DOLLAR JUDGMENT FOR VICTIM OF ROLL OVER ACCIDENT

A young man suffered unimaginable injuries when the car in which he was a passenger, lost control causing an horrific roll-over accident. This catastrophic accident left the client with paralysis from the chest down.

$2,500,000

Wrongful Death

2.5 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FOR WRONGFUL DEATH OF A ONE YEAR OLD BOY

A confidential, out of state settlement was reached in a midwest state, for a wrongful death action brought on behalf of the parents of a one year old boy. Details of this loss cannot be disclosed due to a confidentiality agreement. The family suffered an unimaginable loss at the hands of a negligent party and while no money can ever bring back their beloved son, they were able to obtain an acknowledgment of wrongdoing, some small level of justice, and have now gone on to turn this tragedy into a way to help thousands of other children in need. While we cannot disclose who they are or what they have been through, we can quietly applaud and honor them for the contribution they are making to their community and to thousands of sick and injured children all over the United States.

$2,000,000

Wrongful Death

2 MILLION DOLLAR RECOVERY FOR WRONGFUL DEATH OF TWO MEN IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT – MID EAST STATE

One family suffered unimaginable loss when a man and his son-in-law were both killed in an accident when a large SUV slammed into the back of their motorcycles, sitting side by side at a stop light. It was the site of an horrific crash, when the defendant driver failed to observe traffic was stopped ahead of him and he struck the rear of the motorcycles sitting abreast of one another at an estimated speed of approximately 45 MPH. Both were pronounced deceased shortly after transport to a local hospital. The men left behind wives, children, grandchildren and siblings. Both the cause of the accident and the amount of monetary loss surrounding the death of these men were heavily disputed by the insurance companies representing the Defendant in these cases. During an out of state mediation, the Florida wrongful death attorneys at Politis & Matovina were successful in obtaining a fair and reasonable recovery for the families left behind.

$1,700,000

Wrongful Death

ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR RECOVERY FOR WRONGFUL DEATH OF 6 YEAR OLD BOY

A 6 year old boy, on his way home from a fun filled day at the springs with his Church summer camp program, lost his battle for life when the van in which he was a passenger crashed with more than a dozen children on board. He was an amazing boy with a huge heart, who loved and cared for people he hardly knew. He had a strong sense of empathy and obligation to the homeless and even encouraged his parents to do what they could to offer assistance in that effort. His parents entrusted the care and well being of their little man to this day camp only to have their child’s life placed in the hands of an inexperienced driver, and a negligent maintenance team. Despite the refusal of the related Church to accept any legal responsibility for the van ownership or maintenance, the day camp, the driver, Politis & Matovina was able to bring this family some degree of justice during a grueling and emotionally charged two day mediation during the course of complex litigation. Nothing can ever bring back their son and no amount of money will help them grieve, but it was our distinct privilege to get to know this family, and their son through them, and for that experience we are forever grateful.

$1,600,000

Lawn Mowing Accident

$1,600,000.00 – ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR RECOVERY ON BEHALF FOR VICTIM OF A LAWN MOWING ACCIDENT

A confidential recovery was reached for an accident that took place while a young man was doing his chores and mowing the lawn. While the details of the settlement cannot be revealed, it was a hard fought claim for insurance coverage given the rare circumstances of this incident. Complex investigations and litigation were necessary and ultimately the young victim won full policy limits to help him recovery from life changing injuries.

$1,550,000

Wrongful Death

ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS RECOVERED FOR WRONGFUL DEATH OF 14 YEAR OLD GIRL STRUCK BY TRUCK

While walking along the shoulder of a neighborhood road with her friend, a 14 year old girl was struck by a pick-up truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her friend was also hit by the truck, but by some miracle only suffered minor injuries. The insurance company for the truck denied liability and the parents of this child sought much needed help from the wrongful death attorneys at Politis & Matovina. After arming this family with experts such as accident reconstructionists, mechanical engineers and a video life documentary team, we were able to persuade the insurance company to pay on the claim during a very emotional mediation.

$1,380,000

Motorcycle Accident

ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLAR RECOVERY FOR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIM WHO NEARLY LOSES LEG

Out on a leisurely ride on a beautiful autumn day, a Daytona Beach man and his wife were the victims of a motorcycle accident when a woman in her mid-eighties made a left hand turn directly into the path of their bike. She apparently never saw the motorcycle as it approached, despite a clear and unobstructed view. Both riders suffered significant injuries but the husband nearly lost his leg in a two year long battle toward recovery. The value of damages was heavily contested but the Daytona Beach motorcycle accident attorneys of Politis & Matovina were able to secure a 1.38 Million Dollar Settlement on behalf of the man and his wife.

$1,250,000

Catastrophic Injury

MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT ON THE EVE OF TRIAL IN A CATASTROPHIC AUTO ACCIDENT – MID EAST STATE

A very successful woman on the cusp of a business acquisition that would have ensured her financial future suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of an auto accident that took place while on a trip out of state. Her life changed in an instant. A complex surgery was performed to repair an injury to the spine but to follow has been years of healing through a lot of pain and suffering. The insurance company dug in their heels and denied liability along with the value of the injuries and future wage claim. Litigation ensued. Despite heavily contested battles over fault and monetary damages leading to complex litigation involving dozens of depositions, expert witnesses and economists, Dayton Beach Law Firm Politis & Matovina was able to cause the insurance company to come to a reasonable resolution just days before the trial was to begin.

$1,000,000

Wrongful Death

MILLION DOLLAR RECOVERY FOR WRONGFUL DEATH OF PROMISING YOUNG MAN

While in the custody and care of a summer day-camp program at a local university, a very promising young man was lost in the rough surf of the Atlantic Ocean. Despite several adult chaperones being present that day, only one accompanied nearly 20 young teens to the water that day, while the others sat back at the picnic pavilion a couple hundred yards away. When a friend of the victim, a young teenage girl, started to panic and need assistance in the currents, the victim ran to her assistance, saving her from the surf, only to be caught up in the currents himself. He gave his life that day. The loss of a child is something no parent should ever have to endure. This family gave Politis & Matovina the privilege and honor of showing people what their son really was – a Hero. His passing is a true loss to all that knew him and all that never had the honor to be touched by him.

$1,000,000

Wrongful Death

$1,000,000.00 – ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR WRONGFUL DEATH OF MOTORCYCLIST

A confidential settlement was reached for the family of a business man who was killed while out of town at a bike rally. Liability was strongly disputed but the team of Politis & Matovina presented a compelling case during a lengthy litigation process.

$850,000

Slip and Fall Accident

EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS RECOVERED FOR A COMPLEX MEDICAL CASE STEMMING FROM A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

A confidential settlement was achieved for our client, a 30 year old active mother of three, after an extremely complex medical case that resulted from a slip and fall at a local restaurant. When our client entered the restroom of this establishment, the floor was riddled with several small puddles of water, one of which she slipped and landed in. When doing so, she reached out with her dominant arm, trying to break her fall, twisting the arm, causing injury to the shoulder and neck area. During medical care suggested by her doctor for this kind of injury, the client was caused additional injury when an injection meant for pain management, caused damage to a nerve that controlled the gastrointestinal part of the body. This left our client unable to digest whole food or to keep any kind of whole food down. The medical care now required to deal with this new condition was punishing on her body, including placement of a feeding tube she would require for several months. In cases where a Plaintiff is injured due to the negligence of a Defendant, and then the Plaintiff seeks medical treatment, and the original injury is aggravated by the medical treatment, or leads to additional diagnoses or medical treatment, Florida case law holds that the initial Defendant is obligated for the entire financial burden of Plaintiff’s injuries. The insurance company fought this case tooth and nail, but our medical experts were able to make a very strong case, leading to a favorable recovery for the client.

$775,000

Motorcycle Accident

$775,000.00 – SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF MOTORCYCLE RIDER REAR ENDED AT HIGH SPEED

While there are always two sides to a story, our experience is that the insurance companies almost always believe in the side that will cost them the least amount of money. In this case, an avid, experience rider was rear ended while traveling nearly 5omph, by a motorist not paying attention. The motorcyclist suffered significant injuries requiring surgery to the pelvis. Despite the careless driver’s statements claiming no fault whatsoever, the physical evidence in this case was clear. Because of a thorough investigation of the scene, damages to both vehicles and an accident reconstruction, Politis & Matovina was able to win a recovery of over three quarters of a million dollars for this victim.

$650,000

Bicycle Accident

$650,000.00 – SIX HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FOR BICYCLE RIDER STRUCK BY CAR FROM BEHIND

On a gorgeous spring morning, the victim was riding his bike on the side of the road, enjoying the scenic view of the ocean. The careless driver, from out of town, was not paying attention and attempted to overtake the bicycle without moving over and caused a side swipe collision. The bicyclist sustained head injuries as a result of the negligence of the driver, who was driving a rental car. The rental company disputed coverage for the loss, but Politis & Matovina won this case in the course of litigation, for the benefit of the victim.

$650,000

Forklift Accident

SIX HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR MAN HIT BY FORKLIFT

Our client, a 47 year old construction contractor, was crushed by a forklift while a business invitee on the property of the Defendant. He suffered severe crush fractures of the pelvis and left leg. Our client had surgery to repair several of his fractures including placement of hardware. The insurance company denied the full value of the claim suggesting that our client was at fault for his own injuries, however, we our Daytona Beach Personal Injury Lawyers successful in persuading the Defense attorney to pay a reasonable about as we approached the upcoming trial date.

$515,000

Auto Accident

$515,000.00 – FIVE HUNDRED FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLAR RECOVERY FOR AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIM OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

On a beautifully scenic stretch of oceanfront Atlantic Avenue, a careless driver distracted by texting crossed the centerline causing a severe head-on collision. The victim of this accident suffered from fractures to the femur, hip and wrist along with several other injuries. It was an accident that would change the life of this 41 year old man. After a significant battle with the insurance companies in this case, Politis & Matovina was able to secure all policy limits and assets available on behalf of the victim.

$500,000

Motorcycle Accident

$500,000.00 – FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR VICTIM OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

In the early afternoon a clear and sunny day, a young man traveling on his motorcycle in a 50mph stretch of roadway, was the victim of a careless driver. Despite having an unobstructed, clear view of approaching vehicles, the at fault driver pulled out of a side road directly into the path of the motorcyclist. The collision was inevitable and severe. The victim suffered from fractures and surgery to the leg. The insurance company, as is often the case, disputed liability claiming that the motorcyclist was speeding and therefore caused the accident. After Politis & Matovina presented a compelling argument, the policy limits were tendered to the victim.

$450,000

Bicycle Accident

$450,000.00 – FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS RECOVERED FOR VICTIM OF BICYCLE ACCIDENT

While on an early morning bicycle ride, this man was the victim of a negligent commercial truck driver backing up in the roadway. Neither one saw the other, and the accident occurred. The victim suffered from severe injuries, and despite a very difficult battle with the other party, Politis & Matovina were able to achieve a positive recovery.

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