Parties: Smith v. Nationwide
Florida Injury Attorneys: Florida Attorney Frank Fernandez of the Fernandez Firm.
Age/Sex/Occupation of Plaintiff: 54 / Female / Attorney
Negligence: Verdict for a woman who suffers a cervical and lumbar sprain/strain and fibromyalgia after being injured in a low impact T-bone car crash. At trial, the attorney for the Defendant’s insurance company told jurors that the Plaintiff repaired her damaged vehicle with a hot glue gun following the car crash and argued that no one could be severely injured by the minor impact collision. The jury disagreed and in addition to its Verdict, the Court awarded Plaintiff’s attorneys more than $110,000 in attorneys’ fees and legal costs due to the Defendant’s insurer refusal to accept Plaintiff’s offer of settlement prior to trial.