Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. handled two automobile crash cases this quarter resulting in $200,000.00 worth of settlements for the clients.

The first claim involved a 38 year old man who was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear ended. Although the impact was minor, the collision aggravated Mr. Yarnell’s pre-existing back problem. Mr. Yarnell did not need surgery but was unable to work for several months. This case was resolved promptly and to the benefit of Mr. Yarnell.

The other automobile crash case involved Vickie Johnson, a school teacher for Dade County. Mrs. Johnson was traveling on Miami Beach to pick up one of her children from school when a negligent driver ran a stop sign causing Mrs. Johnson’s vehicle to overturn. Mrs. Johnson suffered scarring as a result of her car overturning and her arm dragging on the pavement. The case was settled based on the permanent scar on Mrs. Johnson’s elbow. Video depositions were taken to establish liability and this case was also settled promptly and to the satisfaction of Mrs. Johnson.

Both Mr. Yarnell and Mrs. Johnson were wearing their seat belts and, as a result, the injuries were less severe than they might have been.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. recommends all of its clients, friends and colleagues to always buckle up.