November, 2012: $1.7 million jury verdict in negligent security case
Simon Wiseman and his trial partner, Riley Allen recently obtained a $1.7 million verdict from a jury in Orange County, Florida in a negligent security case. Mr.Wiseman's client was robbed and shot while parking his car at the Embassy Suites, Jamaican Court Orlando. Although Mr. Wiseman's client survived he sustained severe injuries. There was a lack of security, which was provided by SecurAmerica, patrolling the outside of the hotel because they were performing housekeeping duties on the inside of the hotel at the request of the hotel.
This lack of attention to deterring crime on the outside of the hotel made the hotel a target for crime. This was evidenced when 10 days earlier a guest was robbed and shot in the parking lot of he hotel in almost identical fashion. Mr. Wiseman and Mr. Allen were able to expose this neglect. As a result, Mr. wiseman was able to get an excellent result for his client.
Mr. Wiseman stated: "This was a David v. Goliath trial where "David" defeated "corporate America", which included the likes of Hilton, Embassy Suites, SecurAmerica and Interstate hotel management company. I hope the Embassy Suites hotel will change its ways by spending more money on security to keeps its guests safe, especially in a tourist area such as International Drive."
February, 2012: $490,000.00 truck accident with low back injury
Mr. Wiseman’s client suffered a significant low back injury as a result of being struck in his tractor trailer by another tractor trailer. Mr. Wiseman was able to demonstrate that the tractor trailer that caused the accident was being driven by an illegal immigrant who should not have been driving. Additionally, Mr. Wiseman was able to demonstrate that the motor carrier, who the driver was employed by, had committed multiple violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) in employing the drive and placing him on the road as a truck driver.
As a result, Mr. Wiseman was able to get his client an excellent result for the type of injury sustained. The FMCSA can be a great weapon in truck accident cases but you must choose a lawyer experienced in these types of cases. Mr. Wiseman has that experience and would be privileged to help you.
$50,000.00 Rear End Accident Causing Knee Injury
My client was the victim of a low impact rear end accident. When his vehicle was impacted at low speed, his knee twisted and he suffered a torn meniscus which required arthroscopic surgery. His medical expenses were approximately $10,000.00 and we were able to resolve his case for five (5) times his medical expenses.
$70,000 Dog Bite
My client was bit on her thigh and head by a dog while an invitee on the dog owner’s property. We were able to get her ten (10) times her medical expenses. The client was thrilled with the result.
$600,000.00 Head Injury From a Door
My client was struck in the head when entering a store. A large commercial door lost resistance and flew back striking her in the forehead. She suffered significant head and neck injuries which both required surgery. The defendants argued that it was her fault for pulling the door back into her head and it was a freak accident. We argued that this was a known problem and that there had been similar problems with the door before my client was struck. We also argued that the defendants did not preserve vital evidence which hindered our ability to prosecute the case. Despite the case being a very difficult and complex case, we were able to obtain a great result for the client.
$125,000.00 Golf Cart Accident
Our client was hit by a golf cart suffering ankle and knee injuries. We were able to resolve her case for $125,000.00. She was very happy with the result.
$300,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
Our client was rear ended by a commercial truck. He suffered herniated discs in his lower back which required back surgery. We were able to obtain a $300,000.00 result for him.
$72,000.00 Bicyclist Fell on Negligently Maintained Sidewalk
Our client was riding his bike on a sidewalk and fell off because the sidewalk was negligently maintained. As a result of his fall he suffered a broken arm. We were able to obtain a result which was over three times his medical expenses.
$25,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
Our client suffered non-surgical neck and back injuries as a result of a low impact automobile accident. Defendants argued that his neck and back injuries were temporary aggravations of pre-existing degenerative neck and back conditions. Despite the defense's aggressive attack, we were able to obtain a result which was nearly three times his medical expenses.
$24,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
Our client was side swiped at high speed causing her soft tissue neck and back injuries. We were able to obtain a result that was significantly more than her medical expenses.
$12,000.00 Low Impact Rear End Automobile Accident
Our client was rear ended at low speed suffering a strain and sprain of his neck. We were able to resolve his case without filing a lawsuit.
$10,000.00 Low Impact Rear End Automobile Accident
Our client, a tourist from Scotland, was rear ended while stationary in traffic. She sustained soft tissue neck and back injuries. Despite having less than $1,500.00 in medical bills, before a lawsuit was filed, we were able to resolve her case for $10,000.00.
$25,000.00 T-boned Another Vehicle
Despite being cited for being at fault for the accident, our client was able to get the maximum amount of insurance from the driver she t-boned. She suffered severe knee and shoulder injuries.
$250,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
Our client's vehicle was rear ended causing him to suffer a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder and herniated discs in his neck, which both required surgery. There was only $250,000.00 in available insurance coverage, which we were able to obtain before filing a lawsuit.
$250,000.00 ATV/Four Wheeler Accident
After denying insurance coverage, offering $0 and filing a lawsuit against it's insured, an insurance company paid a significant amount of money to our client for a broken ankle she suffered when she was thrown from an ATV/four wheeler.
$1,850,000.00 Shot and Killed on an Apartment Complex.
Our client was shot and killed by a security guard on an apartment complex. After the security company (the security guard's employer) tendered their insurance policy limits, our client filed a negligence lawsuit against the apartment complex who denied any wrongdoing and blamed the security guard and the security company for our client's death. Ultimately, our client was able to obtain a good result in a very difficult case.
$125,000 Truck Accident
Our client injured his low back after being side swiped by a truck on the interstate. The Defendants argued he had significant problems with his low back and had been recommended low back surgery before the accident and therefore the accident did not cause his injuries. Despite significant causation hurdles, we were still able to get a six (6) figure result for the client.
$350,000.00 Side Swipe Car Accident
Our client was side wiped in an accident. The defendant driver that side swiped him claimed that it was our client’s fault. We were able to prove from the physical damage to our client’s vehicle and overhead photos of the accident scene that it was impossible for the accident to have occurred as the defendant driver claimed. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a significant shoulder injury which required surgery. We were able to resolve the case weeks before going to trial. The client was very happy with the resolution.
$600,000.00 Rear End Car Accident
Our client was rear ended by a commercial truck. Following the accident, she had neck and back surgery. The defendants argued, because of her age and significant neck and low back treatment before the accident, that her neck and back surgery was due to neck and back injuries which pre-existed the rear end accident. Fortunately, despite it being difficult to prove her injuries were related to the accident and not a pre-existing condition, we were able to get an excellent result for the client.
$2,500,000.00 Trip and Fall at Hotel
Our client tripped and fell while a guest at a hotel suffering disabling neurologic and nervous system injuries. We were able to obtain a very satisfying result on a very challenging trip and fall case.