Top Verdict, a website that recognizes U.S. law firms that have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts or settlements in the country or an individual state, recently released its list of top 50 pedestrian accident verdicts in the U.S. for 2019. One of the top pedestrian verdicts showcased is from your very own Fine, Farkash, & Parlapiano, P.A. in Gainesville, Florida.
About the Gainesville Pedestrian Verdict
The victim was a student at the University of Florida. One day, he was in a crosswalk walking to his first class when he was suddenly hit by a university work truck. He was launched 18 feet away into the hard concrete. He tragically suffered permanent spinal cord and orthopedic injuries, which have permanently altered his life. The university tried to blame him for the accident, blaming him for not getting out of the way of the work truck.
What ensued was a long court battle as the university continued to try to deny liability. Finally, after four years, in 2019 the jury awarded our client over $1.4 million against the university, finding the university 100 percent liable for his injuries.
How Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A. Secured the Pedestrian Verdict in Gainesville
We began by conducting a thorough investigation into the accident. What we found was startling. We were able to secure a campus surveillance video that captured the incident. We also found out that the university employee was on his cell phone and driving at the time of the incident.
We worked with his medical team and leading experts and got them to testify about his injuries and the likely impact on his future. Five medical experts, including some of the defense’s own experts, testified that there was visible damage to our client’s spine and would likely lead to many years of pain and permanent nerve damage.
Our legal team urged the jury to consider the lifelong impact the injuries had on our client and the university’s flagrant disregard for safety. They did just that by awarding our client one of the highest pedestrian accident verdicts for the year.
Background and Experience of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A.
With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, pedestrian accidents are only one of the types of personal injury claims Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A. regularly handles. Since 1980, the firm has helped individuals and families in Gainesville who have been harmed by others’ negligence to seek fair compensation for the injuries they have suffered. Today, the firm is comprised of seven award-winning trial attorneys, all of whom have successfully tried personal injury cases to jury verdicts when adequate settlements were not offered.
Contact an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney at Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A.
We hope that you never have to go through this type of ordeal. However, if you find yourself injured in a pedestrian accident, know that you can rely on the compassionate pedestrian accident attorneys at Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A. We can discuss the prospects of making a legal claim and your legal rights and options during a free consultation. Contact us today to learn more.
In 1980, Jack J. Fine founded the law firm now known as Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, they are a well-respected personal injury law firm providing individualized service to people and families across Gainesville who have been harmed due to the negligence of others.