Jury Trials & Tribulations

Jury Trials & Tribulations

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(1) RENE ALONSO, SR.; BRUNILDA ALONSO; AND RENE ALONSO, JR. vs. A. ACTION TOWING SERVICES, INC.

COUNTY/DOCKET #/JUDGE: Broward / 01-013128 CA 18 / W. Herbert Moriarty

PLAINTIFF(S) ATTORNEYS(S): Mitchell J. Panter of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., Miami

DEFENDANT(S) ATTORNEY(S): David Cooney of Cooney, Mattson, et al., Ft. Lauderdale

AGE/SEX/OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF: Rene, Sr.: 49/M/City of Miami Springs Employee; Rene, Jr.: 17/M/n/a; Brunilda: 55/F/n/a

CAUSE OF INJURY: Motor Vehicle Accident/Failure to Yield. On July 1, 2001 Plaintiff alleged that Defendant’s two-truck operator violated the right-of-way at an intersection and broadsided Plaintiff’s van.

NATURE OF INJURY: Rene, Sr.: Multiple lumbar herniated discs; soft tissue injuries; lacerations. Plaintiff was treated at Hollywood Injury Rehabilitation Center. Rene, Jr.: Facial lacerations; soft tissue injuries; cuts; bruises. Brunilda: Liver laceration; rib fractures; cuts; bruises; soft tissue injuries. Plaintiff was treated at Memorial Hospital.

EXPERT WITNESSES:

PLAINTIFF’S: Miles Moses, Accident Reconstruction, Miami

SETTLEMENT: $300,000 for Plaintiffs in March 2002 (policy limits)