Our client suffered significant injuries when his vehicle was struck by
a construction truck in a construction zone. After years of aggressively
fighting to maximize the value of my client’s claim, Mr. Wiseman
able to obtain him an excellent seven figure result.
Automobile / Construction Liability
At his former law firm, Mr. Wiseman helped his client in a case where she
had been catastrophically injured as a passenger in the rear of a vehicle
which was t-boned exiting a gas station. She filed a lawsuit against the
driver of the vehicle, the gas station owner and a number of entities
involved in the construction of the gas station. The case was successfully
resolved for $8.9 million just days before trial.
Slip & Fall in a Restaurant
Mr. Wiseman was part of a 4 member legal team who represented a middle
aged women who slipped and fell in a fast food restaurant. She suffered
a severe neck fracture, RSD and was no longer able to work. The case was
fought to the end and finally successfully resolved for approximately
Recent Jury Verdict in Pedestrian vs. Car Case
Our 91 year old client was crushed between two vehicles suffering a significant
leg fracture which left her in a wheelchair. USAA was the insurance company
for the at fault defendant. Despite trying to reach an amicable settlement
before trial, USAA, on their insured's behalf, chose not to settle
the case. At trial the jury awarded our client $3.189 million dollars,
millions more than what our client offered to settle the case for before
trial. The lawyer hired by USAA to represent their insured (the defendant)
asked the jury to award $150,000 in past and future pain and suffering
damages - the jury awarded $2.4 million for pain and suffering!!! Our
law firm took on big insurance and corporate America and won. Our client
was very grateful for our courage and fearlessness.
Trip & 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.
Negligent Security Case Against Apartment Complex
After a long hard fought battle, Mr. Wiseman was able to secure a significant
seven figure result for his client who was raped at an apartment complex.
Mr. Wiseman alleged that the apartment complex negligently provided security
which resulted in the rapist being able to gain access to the apartment
building and commit the rape. Although no amount of money can compensate
a rape victim, Mr. Wiseman’s client was very happy with the result.
Shot & Killed at 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.
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 the 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."
Negligent Roadside Maintenance
Mr. Wiseman helped prosecute a local government on behalf of a catastrophically
injured client for failing to properly maintain a tree which had fallen
on his vehicle while driving. The local government had a cap on their
damages of $100,000, however, against all conceivable odds the claim was
ultimately successfully settled for $1.7 million.
Nursing Home Negligence
Mr. Wiseman represented the daughter of an elderly nursing home resident
who died as a result of a fall which resulted in a fracture to her ankle,
which later became infected. The nursing home failed to minimize the risk
of the resident falling, timely detect the infection, and then treat it
accordingly. The nursing home did not have any non-excess insurance coverage.
Mr. Wiseman successfully, and against all odds, obtained a $900,000.00 result.
After being struck by a large box truck, our client sustained a fractured
back. Fortunately, it did not cause a spinal cord injury so he elected
to undergo a minimally invasive back surgery which was successful. We
were able to obtain over 55 times his medical expenses-an incredible life
changing result for he and his wife.
Bike v Commercial Vehicle
Mr. Wiseman’s client was riding her bike when she was struck by a
commercial vehicle and her right of way violated. The defendant driver
and company claimed they were not at fault because they had the right
of way and contended my client’s neck and back injuries pre-existed
the collision. The insurance company for the defendant driver and company
hired an orthopedic surgeon, a radiologist, a biomechanical engineer and
a medical billing and coding expert to defend their position. After approximately
18 months of intense litigation, Mr. Wiseman was able to obtain a great
high six figure result for his client.
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
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.
Car Accident Results in Neck Surgery
We represented a lovely elderly woman who was rear ended in a very significant
automobile accident. As a result of the accident, she suffered protruded
and herniated discs in her neck which, after a course of conservative
treatment - including physical therapy and epidural/facet injections -
necessitated a two level cervical fusion. Despite her having neck problems
just days before the accident and the defense claiming her neck injuries
were because of her old age and not the accident, Mr. Wiseman was able
to resolve the case during litigation for an impressive $575.000.00. The
client was thrilled with the result and very grateful.
Bad Faith Refusal to Defend by Insurance Company
Mr. Wiseman represented a middle aged man who suffered a herniated disk
in his neck after being crushed at a rock concert. Mr. Wiseman's client
brought a claim against the rock concert venue. The insurance company
for the rock concert venue chose not to provide a defense to its insured.
The concert venue then agreed a settlement at mediation with Mr. Wiseman's
client and assigned to him their claims against the insurance company
for refusing to defend them. Ultimately, his client sued the insurance
company for refusing to defend him and the insurance agency where the
insurance was procured, and was able to successfully resolve the case
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.
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.
A local pharmacy miss-filled our client's prescription which caused
him severe injuries. Our client's case was successfully resolved for
$350,000.00 weeks before trial was due to commence.
Nursing Home Negligence
Mr. Wiseman represented an elderly nursing home resident who fell while
a resident at the home and tragically died several months later. The nursing
home only had minimum insurance, however, Mr. Wiseman was able to obtain
a settlement of $350,000, well in excess of the minimal policy limits.
Auto Accident Involving Elderly Driver
This was as strange case where the driver of the at fault vehicle fell
unconscious (due to a medical condition) at the time he struck the rear
of our client's vehicle. Despite Florida law, in certain circumstances,
providing a complete defense to driver's who have an isolated black
out related to a medical condition, we were able to overcome that hurdle
and obtain an excellent result for our client who suffered neck injury
which required surgery several years after the accident.
Our client was involved in a relatively minor rear end accident. Unfortunately
he had a preexisting neck injury which made him more susceptible to an
aggravation of his preexisting neck injury. As a result of the rear end
collision he needed neck surgery. Although his pre-existing injury made
the case more difficult, Mr. Wiseman was still able to resolve his case
just before trial for over three times his medical expenses.
Client Unlawfully Shot by Police Officer
Mr. Wiseman’s client was shot and injured by a police officer from
the Lake County Sherriff’s Office during a late night traffic stop.
Unbelievably, the police officer was not prosecuted because the State
Attorney’s Office convinced a grand jury the shooting was justified.
Knowing that he was fighting an uphill battle, Mr. Wiseman took on the
Lake County Sherriff’s Office in Federal Court and was able to uncover
evidence that demonstrated the shooting was not justified. The Lake County
Sherriff’s Office employed a medical expert and “use of force"
expert to advance their defense. Ultimately, Mr. Wiseman’s persistence
paid off and after a year of litigation, he obtained a resolution just
before trial. Mr. Wiseman’s client was thrilled with the outcome
and was able to restart her life with the proceeds she received.
Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Trial
Mr. Wiseman’s client was charged with murder and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon after allegedly shooting another man 15 times.
After the State Attorney’s offered a plea of life in prison before
trial, Mr. Wiseman’s client was forced to go to trial. At the recent
trial, Mr. Wiseman successfully defended the case which amazingly resulted
in a dismissal of the possession of a firearm by convicted felon charge
and the jury finding his client guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter
which means his client will not go to prison for the rest of his life.
An unbelievable result!!!
Client Accused of a Serious Sex Crime on Minor Gets a Judgment of Acquittal
Mr. Wiseman’s client was charged with some very serious sex crimes
involving a minor that if convicted would have resulted in a maximum of
20 years in prison. Mr. Wiseman took the case to trial and showed the
jury and Judge that the crime could not have occurred as the prosecutor
and alleged victim claimed. Mr. Wiseman used his own forensic reenactment
of what the victim said happened and the State’s own expert, lead
detective and witnesses, including the alleged victim, to persuade the
Judge and the jury the State had not proven their case. After several
days in trial, the Judge entered a Judgment of Acquittal acquitting Mr.
Wiseman’s client of all charges. Mr. Wiseman’s client was
thrilled with the result and justice was served. He described Mr. Wiseman
and being “fearless”, “calm under pressure”, and
a wonderful advocate in trial.
Improper Exhibition of a Firearm
2009-MM-4135/Orange County, FL
Jury verdict of not guilty – Defendant acquitted
Felony possession of Amphetamines
Leaving Scene of Accident
Domestic Violence Battery
Mr. Wiseman’s client was charged with some very serious sex crimes involving a minor that if convicted would have resulted in a maximum of 20 years in prison. Mr. Wiseman took the case to trial and showed the jury and Judge that the crime could not have occurred as the prosecutor and alleged victim claimed. Mr. Wiseman used his own forensic reenactment of what the victim said happened and the State’s own expert, lead detective and witnesses, including the alleged victim, to persuade the Judge and the jury the State had not proven their case. After several days in trial, the Judge entered a Judgment of Acquittal acquitting Mr. Wiseman’s client of all charges. Mr. Wiseman’s client was thrilled with the result and justice was served. He described Mr. Wiseman and being “fearless”, “calm under pressure”, and a wonderful advocate in trial.
Possession of cocaine
Dismissed and order expunging arrest
2006-CF-8262/Orange County, FL
Dismissed and order expunging arrest
Obtaining prescription drugs by fraud and obtaining hydrocodone by fraud
2013-CF-1041/Orange County, FL
Reduced from trafficking and possession with intent to sell. No conviction
an any charge.
Possession of Cannabis
2011-CT-005935/Lake County, FL
Possession of cannabis
2014-CF-008357/Orange County, FL
Pre-trial diversion. To be dismissed upon completion
Possession of cannabis and paraphernalia
2010-MM-2760/Orange County, FL
Dismissed and order expunging arrest.
Possession of cannabis with intent to sell
2011-CF-12629/Orange County, FL
No conviction of any drug charges
Possession of paraphernalia and traffic citation
2014-TR-007523/Orange County, FL
Possession of paraphernalia and traffic citation
No information and dismissed