Parties: Forza v. Oleson and Allstate Insurance Company
Florida Injury Attorneys: Florida Attorney Frank F. Fernandez, III of the Fernandez Firm.
Age/Sex/Occupation of Plaintiff: 49 / M / Telephone Operator Assistant
Negligence: Personal injury settlement recovery for a 49-year-old man who suffered personal injuries including an aggravation of a pre-existing low back injury, requiring revisionary decompression and a posterior spinal fusion surgery. On April 8, 1997, The Plaintiff was injured when the Defendant’s Ford 150 XLT slammed into the rear end of his small stationary Honda Civic at a high rate of speed. The impact of the violent car crash broke the Plaintiff’s driver’s seat, it folded the rear quarter panels of the compact car so that the rear doors were inoperable and knocked the stereo out of its dashboard mounting. Three years prior to this car crash, the Plaintiff underwent spinal surgery due to spinal stenosis and was asymptomatic. As a result of the car accident, the Plaintiff required a lumbar decompression at L5-S1, bilateral foraminotomies and posterior spinal fusion with an iliac bone graft at L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1.