$236,000 Final Judgment Car Accident Clearwater, Florida

Mark Hickey

PartiesPhillips v. Tokarz, State Farm and USAA Insurance Company

Florida Injury AttorneysJennifer Fernandez and Frank Fernandez of the Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys.

Age/Sex/Occupation of Plaintiff29 / Female / School Teacher

NegligenceVerdict and Final Judgment on behalf of a 24-year-old woman who sustained a pars fracture of her spine in a T-bone motor vehicle collision. The defendant driver and the Plaintiff’s own underinsured motorist insurer claimed the injury was a unrelated birth defect. In the end, the Defendants insurer State Farm was required to pay the Judgment and the Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys $113,000 in attorneys’ fees and legal costs due to their refusal to accept Plaintiff’s offer to settle the case prior to trial.