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Motor Vehicle Accident

$35,000,000

Damages awarded for family of drunk driving victims

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$18,500,000

Damages awarded for catastrophic injuries to victim struck by vehicle

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Wrongful Death

$6,800,000

Awarded damages for family of fall victim who died of injuries

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Wrongful Death

$6,000,000

Awarded damages for elderly woman of husband who died of fall

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Wrongful Death

$6,000,000

Damages awarded for immigrant family for loss of their mother

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$5,000,000

Awarded damages for plaintiff who suffered "invisible injury"

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Workplace Injury

$3,000,000

Damages Awarded For wharehouse worker who suffered amputated leg

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Premises Liability Victim

$2,500,000

Damages awarded for cervical spine injury victim

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Medical Negligence

$2,500,000

Damages awarded for family whose child died due to medical negligence

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$2,250,000

Damages awarded for victim of car accident who suffered serious injuries

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$2,000,000

Awarded damages for victim of hit and run crash with a Bentley

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$2,000,000

Awarded damages for victim of a severe drunk driving incident

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Workplace Injury

$1,500,000

Damages awarded for ship crew member who suffered herniated disc

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$1,500,000

Damages awarded for pedestrian struck by Holiday Inn transport van

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$1,100,000

Damages awarded for victim of crash with tractor-trailer rig

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Boating Accident

$1,100,000

Damages awarded for water vessel crash in South Florida

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$1,100,000

Damages awarded for bicyclist hit by a delivery truck driver

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Workplace Injury

$1,000,000

Awarded damages for a young man who fell while working on roofing project

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Workplace Injury

$1,000,000

Awarded damages for boat yard worker injured in saw incident

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$970,000

Damages awarded for family of fatal automobile accident victim

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Wrongful Death

$950,000

Awarded damages for Tampa family who lost father in automobile accident

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Wrongful Death

$943,733

Awarded damages in wrongful death suit - Geico Insurance

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$880,000

Damages awarded for truck driver who suffered multiple injuries from crash

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$850,000

Damages awarded to young couple for collision with driver from large shipping company

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$825,000

Damages awarded for victim of car accident who suffered low back injuries

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$800,000

Damages awarded for school teacher struck by car in Miami

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$750,000

Damages awarded to young woman who suffered a herniated disc in car accident

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Liability & Damages

$750,000

Damages awarded for Elderly Man in fall accident at local flea market

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Liability & Damages

$750,000

Damages awarded for Miami Police Officer injured in elevator accident

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$750,000

Awarded damages for elderly man struck by a semi-tractor trailer

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$725,000

Awarded damages to victim rear-ended by trailer tractor

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Liability & Damages

$725,000

Awarded damages to mall shopper when temporary wall falls and crushes her

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$700,000

Damages awarded for victim of crash with garbage truck

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$650,000

Damages awarded to young man struck by utility vehicle

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Liability & Damages

$600,000

Damages awarded for trip and fall incident at a local restaurant

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Liability & Damages

$410,000

Damages awarded to elderly woman for fall incident at apartment parking lot

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Liability & damages

$406,000

Damages awarded for pain & suffering - The Ritz Carlton Hotel

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Workplace Injury

$400,000

Damages awarded to hero plantiff who saved co-wroker from electrocution

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Workplace Injury

$400,000

Damages awarded for maritime victim of negligence

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Workplace Injury

$389,600

Awarded damages for a neck injury. -Royal Caribbean

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Liability & damages

$313,238

Awarded damages for injuries sustained - Iron Mountain Information, MGMT.

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$290,000

Awarded damages for torn meniscus. -Adrian Machado & Pablo Machado

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Personal Injury

$260,047

Awarded damages for a fall in an elevator. -Schindler Elevator Co

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Liability & Damages

$250,000

Awarded damages for injured finger from ceiling collapsing on tenant

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$250,000

Damages awarded for victim who suffered injuries from a DUI crash

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Medical Negligence

$173,400

Awarded damages for failure to provide medical care. - NCL Ltd

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Pain and Suffering

$148,103

Awarded damages for premises liability. - Miami Dade County

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Liability & damages

$100,000

Awarded damages for insurance liability. -United Automobile Insurance

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Motor Vehicle Accident

$37,853.00

Awarded damages for motor vehicle injury. -Maria C. Encinosa

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Tamisha Richburg, as Personal Representative of William J. Perry v. Brian H. Squire

Case No. 07-34135 CA 32

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $943,733.00

Judd G. Rosen, Esq., along with Co-Counsel, Brett M. Rosen, Esq., represented the family of William J. Perry in a wrongful death case against Brian H. Squire. The Defendant in the case disputed liability for the accident and damages. They claimed the accident was not their fault and that the Plaintiff’s death was not related to the accident, since the Plaintiff died eight months after the accident from an infected bone bruise. The jury found that the Defendant was the cause of the accident and awarded over $940,000.00 in damages. The Defendant appealed the final judgment and the appeal was denied. GEICO, who was the insurance company for Mr. Squire, turned their back on their insured after refusing the settle the claim prior to trial for less than $100,000.00. Subsequently, Goldberg & Rosen, P.A. was retained by Brian Squire to sue GEICO for the damages that he sustained as a result of GEICO’s bad faith in the case. A copy of the Order of Remand is attached hereto. Goldberg & Rosen, P.A. continue to fight for the full recovery that is deserved on this case.

Kenneth Bellsey v. Windsor 1900 LLC and Schindler Elevator Co.

Case No. 04-016727 CACE 25

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $260,047.40

The Plaintiff, Kenneth Bellsey, suffered a fall inside a Schindler Elevator. Although the fall was not witnessed and the Plaintiff did not visit any doctors for over two weeks, Judd G. Rosen, Esq. tried this case against Schindler Elevator’s lawyers and obtained a verdict of $260,047.40 in Broward County, Florida. The Defendants appealed the verdict and the appeal was denied. The Plaintiff suffered an injury to his spine, which was an aggravation of a previously existing condition and although the Plaintiff did not suffer any broken bones nor undergo any surgeries, the verdict represents the significant amount of pain that the Plaintiff suffered from what the defense doctors called “soft tissue injury”.

Josette Mollet v. The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company LLC

Case No. 08-12103 CA 11

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $406,000.39

Josette Mollet attended a friend’s party at the Evolution restaurant located inside The Ritz Carlton Hotel. While she was exiting the hotel, she stepped into a camouflaged pothole, and suffered a ligament tear to her ankle. After two unsuccessful surgeries, it became clear that the injury was permanent. The Plaintiff went to trial against The Ritz Carlton Hotel and the Evolution restaurant. On August 13, 2010, a Miami-Dade County Jury awarded $406,000.39, which included over $300,000.00 of pain and suffering for the injury that Mrs. Mollet sustained.

Nashang Lizma Abina Lavia v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.-Jones Act Case

Case No. 10-22925 CA 02

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $389,600.00

This case was tried by Judd G. Rosen, Esq., along with Co-Counsel Peter Sotolongo, Esq., on December 5, 2011. The Plaintiff, Nashang Lavia was a former crewmember of a Royal Caribbean Cruise vessel. She suffered an injury to her neck, and the Plaintiff sued under the Jones Act, which requires the employer, ship company, to provide proper and adequate medical care. In this case, the evidence showed that the Defendant’s own doctor recognized that Ms. Lavia had a “permanent, painful and progressive condition” but discontinued her benefits and refused to provide future treatment. After a one week trial, the jury found that the “Defendant’s failure to provide Maintenance and Cure was unreasonable, arbitrary, willful and capricious”. The jury reached its verdict unanimously and the Plaintiff has since then been appropriately compensated.

Luis Rodriguez v. Adrian Machado and Pablo Machado

Case No. 08-74425 CA 25

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $290,000.00

Judd G. Rosen, Esq., along with Co-Counsel, Jesse Bernheim, Esq., took Luis Rodriguez v. Adrian Machado and Pablo Machado case to trial. Luis Rodriguez is a young barber and member of the Miami Dade County community and suffered a torn meniscus as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The Defendants disputed liability and damages and on March 4, 2010, a Miami Dade County Jury awarded $290,000.00 for damages as a result of a torn meniscus. This is one of the largest known verdicts for a torn meniscus in the jurisdiction. The award includes $198,000.00 allocated for pain and suffering that the Plaintiff suffered as a result of the torn meniscus. Furthermore, the jury verdict was nearly ten times more than the offer from State Farm to settle the claim prior to trial.

Jose Calvo v. Jose F. Casanova and Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc.

Case No. 08-61122 CA 15

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $313,238.98

Plaintiff suffered from a shoulder tear and un-operated herniated disc. Judd G. Rosen, Esq. obtained a verdict of $313,238.98 on March 18, 2010 against Zurich Insurance Company who insured Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc. Prior to trial the top offer was less than $50,000.00. Although the Plaintiff did not have any fractures, broken bones, or hospitalizations, the jury found that he suffered a permanent injury from the accident and awarded $313,238.98 as damages. The Defendants utilized of litigation doctors who regularly testify that persons are not injured. The Plaintiff was able to expose the Defendant doctors as biased and used that testimony to obtain the true amount of damages for Mr. Calvo.

Iulia-Emilia Ilie v. NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. d/b/a NCL Jones Act Case

Case No. 05-16592 CA 11

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $173,400.00

Goldberg & Rosen, P.A., along with Co-Counsel Peter Sotolongo, Esq., obtained a $173,400.00 verdict on March 12, 2008 on behalf of a former crewmember of NCL, Iulia-Emilia Ilie. This case involved a Jones Act claim, where the allegation was that NCL failed to properly provide maintenance and cure for their crewmember, as well as proper and adequate medical care. The Plaintiff had suffered a slip and fall, which was unreported for several days, while working aboard the NCL ship. The allegation was that NCL had an obligation to provide medical care to Ms. Ilie and failed to appropriately do so. After a one week jury trial, the jury found negligence against NCL and awarded $173,400.00 in damages on behalf of the Plaintiff.

Francisco Rivas v. Silvia Miranda and Oscar Miranda and Miami Dade County

Case No. 05-06085 CA 04

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $148,103.40

This is a case regarding premises liability against a State Farm insured. State Farm offered $500.00 to resolve this claim prior to trial. After a one week jury trial, on August 2, 2007, the jury awarded 100% liability against the State Farm insured and also awarded damages in the amount of $148,103.40 which included over $100,000.00 in pain and suffering.

Giomar Martin Gras v. Pedro N. Tomas and Justo Miguel Fernandez

Case No. 07-17441 CA 31

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $100,000.00

This is a case where Goldberg & Rosen, P.A.. along with Co-Counsel Jesse Bernheim, Esq., took on United Automobile Insurance Company, who failed to pay a settlement on behalf of their insured, Pedro Tomas. Mr. Gras, the Plaintiff, was a taxi driver who was struck from behind while driving his taxi. He suffered a herniated disc which was not operated on nor did he receive any injections or invasive procedures. After a one week jury trial, the jury awarded $100,000.00 on February 26, 2009. This was ten times the amount of the insurance policy with Untied Automobile and ten times the amount the Plaintiff had previously offered to settle for. The Defendants filed an appeal, which was denied and eventually paid the $100,000.00 verdict and an additional $100,000.00 in attorneys’ fees and court costs based on their unreasonable refusal to settle for the policy limits.

Daris Steen v. Maria C. Encinosa

Case No. 04-14330 CA 20

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $37,835.00

$300,000.00 Award of Attorneys’ Fees

Daris Steen was injured in an automobile accident in October 2002. Goldberg & Rosen, P.A. offered to settle the case for less than $10,000.00 which State Farm, the insurance company for the defendant, Maria C. Encinosa, rejected. There were other settlement offers which were also rejected and the case was first set for trial in 2006. Judd G. Rosen, Esq. tried the case and obtained a verdict in excess of $200,000.00 which was vacated because a juror on the original jury panel misrepresented his litigation background. After five total attempts at jury trial, the final verdict exceeded the offer to settle by a significant amount. The Court found that the Defendant’s refusal to accept the Plaintiff’s first offer at the initial filing of the lawsuit was unreasonable and awarded over $300,000.00 in attorneys’ fees for the prosecution of the entire claim.

Frederick Bradshaw v. Gaming Arcade II d/b/a Grand Prix Race-O-Rama, Inc. and Zamperla, Inc.

Case No. 9-13435 07

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $34,094.41

This case involves a Plaintiff who injured his hand punching a defective punching bag machine at Grand Prix Race-O-Rama. This was a products liability case and premises liability case. The Plaintiff’s injuries were not of a serious nature, however the defendants refused to accept responsibility and Judd G. Rosen, Esq. tried this case in Broward County ,Florida on April 18, 2002 and obtained a verdict in the amount of $34,094.41. The parties also settled with an additional defendant in this matter.

Boat yard worker injured in saw incident receives one million dollars ($1,000,000) settlement (policy limits)

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $1,000,000

The Plaintiff, a Goldberg and Rosen client, suffered a partial amputation of multiple fingers in a saw incident. The incident occurred while the Plaintiff was at work at a local South Florida boat yard. The work place provided him with a saw that did not have an appropriate safety cover. The wood that the Plaintiff was working with slipped, causing his fingers to be injured and amputated. The lawyers at Goldberg and Rosen, P.A. obtained an expert witness in the saw industry who proved that the saw was defective because it failed to have the proper safety guard and failed to utilize modern technology which automatically stops a saw upon impact with human flesh. The insurance company initially denied responsibility and made no offers to settle before suit was filed. On the eve of trial the insurance company was forced to pay their $1,000,000 policy. The funds are used to provide medical care for the injured client and for his loss of income and pain and suffering sustained in this incident.

Over $2,500,000 recovery for premises liability victim.

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $2,500,000

The Plaintiff was only 30 years old when he suffered a fall at the premises of a local restaurant. His injuries, although they appeared minor at first, continued to deteriorate ultimately requiring surgery in his cervical spine. Although the surgery was successful the injured Plaintiff was left with permanent injuries and permanent restrictions on his body. This case settled after multiple mediations and discovery depositions proved that the Defendants knew about the dangerous condition but chose to do nothing.

$1,100,000 recovery for injured South Florida tow boat driver.

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $1,100,000

The Plaintiff in this case was driving a tow boat at night in Biscayne Bay when another vessel crashed into his side fracturing his wrist and hand, causing other orthopedic injuries. The settlement was a result of litigation against the driver of the vessel that struck the Plaintiff as well as his employer who placed him at sea without a proper lookout and proper safety conditions. The employer also failed to provide appropriate maintenance and cure. The total settlement is believed to be one of the largest of this kind in recent history.

$6,000,000 verdict for elderly woman whose husband died in a fall at local hospital.

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $6,000,000

Jury demands additional safety measures be taken. The Plaintiff was with her husband of 50 years discussing their plans for the upcoming Valentine’s Day when her husband fell on an improperly marked stair at Mount Sinai Hospital. The stair was camouflaged with the surrounding area and did not meet the requirements of our local building codes. After the Plaintiff fell he fractured his hip and required hospitalization which ultimately led to his death. Prior to trial the hospital denied responsibility and failed to settle the case. After a week-long jury trial, the jury awarded $6,000,000 for pain and suffering and demanded that the hospital paint their stairs yellow, install a guardrail and rebuild the stairs according to code. Goldberg and Rosen is proud that these changes were made and that the Plaintiff had her day in court and her voice was heard.

$5,000,000 verdict (paid in full) for Plaintiff who suffered “invisible injury”

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $5,000,000

Former University of Miami football star, Rasheed Ali, was 28 years old when he was struck head on by a UPS truck. Although the impact was moderate, the consequences were quite severe. Mr. Ali suffered a tear in his shoulder, a herniated disc in his back and a mild traumatic brain injury from the impact of the crash. All of the brain injury testing was inconclusive, however based on testimony of Mr. Ali, his family and friends, it became quite clear that he had some serious “invisible injuries” to his brain as a result of this collision. The insurance company for UPS failed to offer a reasonable amount of money and the Plaintiff was forced to take this case to trial. Using expert testimony as well as credible testimony from the Plaintiff’s family, the attorneys at Goldberg and Rosen, P.A. were able to prove that the injuries are permanent and a result from the UPS crash. Only after a jury verdict, UPS paid the full amount of the judgment plus interest. The monies are being used by the Plaintiff for charitable purposes and to assist him in his career as a music executive.

$1,500,000 settlement for pedestrian struck by Holiday Inn transport van

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $1,500,000

The Plaintiff was almost 80 years old and walking in a cross walk at Miami International Airport when a hotel transport truck struck him from the side. He fell and broke his leg and suffered other orthopedic injuries. Testimony through depositions proved that the bus driver was not paying attention and looking back as he was driving through the crowded airport. Ultimately, the insurance carrier settled the case for 1.5 million dollars and allowed the Plaintiff to get the medical care and compensation for pain and suffering he deserved.

$800,000 recovery for soft tissue injuries from car accident

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $800,000

The Plaintiff, a 57 year old school teacher, was struck by a car in Miami that had run a stop sign. Initially the insurance carrier failed to even offer for her medical expenses and the Goldberg and Rosen law firm was forced to take this case to court. On the eve of trial and after multiple mediations, the insurance carrier paid the fair amount of money to settle this case of $800,000 which represents an acknowledgement of the pain and suffering that the Plaintiff had endured.

$2,000,000 recovery for victims of hit and run crash with a Bentley

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $2,000,000

The Plaintiffs, a young couple in their early 30’s were minding their own business driving down the quiet streets of Pinecrest, Florida, when a Bentley struck them, forcing their car off the road and crashing into a tree. The Bentley fled the scene of the accident but was ultimately located by police and the driver arrested. The Plaintiffs both suffered permanent injuries as a result of the collision in the form of herniated discs and other orthopedic conditions. The $2,000,000 settlement was achieved at mediation after multiple depositions had been taken and the Defendants had no choice but to pay the fair amount to settle this case or let a jury potentially award a more significant amount of money at trial.

$6,000,000 verdict and claims bill approved by the Florida Legislature pays immigrant family for the loss of their mother

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $6,00,000

After years of litigation, including a jury trial and passing of a claims bill, the Goldberg and Rosen law firm is proud to say that full and just compensation has been made to the family of Nhora Acosta. The Goldberg and Rosen law firm participated in lobbying the state of Florida to pass a law which allows the government to exceed the statutory cap and pay a settlement which is nearly five times the amount of the statutory cap for the benefit of the two surviving children who tragically lost their mother as a result of a Miami-Dade County bus accident.

$1,100,000 recovery for bicyclist hit by a delivery truck driver

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $1,100,000

The Plaintiff was driving his bike on the side of the road in South Florida when a delivery truck driver struck him causing serious injuries. Although the driver claimed to only have $25,000 of insurance and a commercial driver’s license, the Goldberg and Rosen law firm discovered that he was in fact working for a corporation which maintained $1,000,000 of insurance. What was even more interesting was that he was working for the corporation under a fake name and with a fake driver’s license. On the eve of a motion for punitive damages, a settlement of $1,000,000 was obtained providing the Plaintiff with the financial security he would need to receive future medical care and in recognition of the significant pain and suffering he experienced from this incident.

$1,500,000 recovery for injured crew member

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $1,500,000

The Plaintiff was a foreign crew member who suffered a herniated disc while lifting heavy luggage as part of his responsibilities aboard the ship. The cruise line, in an act of complete negligence, sent the crew member back to Asia to receive medical care without directing him as to what medical providers he would need. Ultimately, they failed to pay for his medical care and the crew member was forced to sell his home to obtain back surgery. The back surgery was done improperly in Indonesia and a cage that was put in his back ultimately broke in half. The Plaintiff, through discovery, found the broken cage and arraigned for the proper medical care to be provided at a local Miami hospital. Fortunately, after a nine hour surgery, the cage was removed and modern medical instrumentation was placed in the Plaintiff’s back providing him with almost complete physical recovery. The $1,500,000 settlement is believed to be one of the largest pre-trial settlements for a herniated disc in a Jones Act case.

$2,000,000 recovery for victim of a drunk driving incident

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $2,000,000

On the night of April 24, 2014, the Defendant was driving his Lamborghini over a hundred miles per hour down the streets of South Beach, Florida, when he struck the Plaintiff, who was stopped at a red light on his way home from work. The impact from the crash caused an umbilical hernia and herniated discs in his neck as well as a tear in the shoulder. Although the Plaintiff has made a complete recovery, the $2,000,000 settlement represents the pain and suffering that was experienced by the Plaintiff following this severe crash.

$250,000 verdict for injured finger (paid in full)

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $250,000

Leslieann McClain was sitting in her rented home when the ceiling collapsed injuring her finger requiring minor hand surgery. This was a case where the Defendants insurance company, Citizens, failed to accept responsibility or even offer more than a nominal amount prior to trial. Brett Rosen took the case to trial and proved to a jury that not only were the Defendants negligent but they caused serious injuries and must be held accountable. The jury awarded exactly what was asked for, $250,000, which was subsequently paid in full. Attorney’s fees were also awarded because Citizens failed to pay timely and accept a proposal for settlement. The difficulty of the case was that there were no witnesses other than Ms. McClain to the roof collapse and the jury obviously understood that she was a credible Plaintiff being represented by a very credible attorney.

$750,000 award to Miami Police Officer injured in elevator accident

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $750,000

Willie Sanchez was taking an elevator to go walk his dog. He had no idea that prior to him entering the elevator the building had hundreds of reported complaints with that same elevator system. The roof collapsed in the elevator striking Mr. Sanchez in the head and causing a herniated disc and shoulder injuries. At mediation, the case settled for $750,000 which represents the pain and suffering to Officer Sanchez as a result of the negligence of the elevator company and the building who owned the elevators.

$35,000,000 Verdict awarded to family of drunk driving victims

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $35,000,000

Paulette and Robert Kirkpatrick were enjoying their retirement driving down Tamiami Trail on a clear Florida night when the Defendant, a drunk and reckless individual named Thomas Cypress, crashed into them head on, killing them instantly and ruining the lives of their children, grandchildren and all those who knew them. This was a high profile case that Judd and Brett Rosen took to trial. The jury heard evidence of the Defendants’ drunkenness and the severe loss of life that he caused. The Kirkpatrick’s were teachers and loving people in their local community. The Miami-Dade County jury understood the loss that was caused and awarded $30,000,000 in compensatory damages which is believed to be the largest verdict for adult surviving children in the history of the State of Florida. $5,000,000 were also awarded in punitive damages to represent a punishment in financial terms for the damage caused through the criminal acts of Mr. Cypress. A confidential settlement was ultimately reached.

$700,000 for victim of crash with garbage truck

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $700,000

The Plaintiff was only 35 years old when she was struck from behind by a garbage truck in Broward County, Florida. She suffered a herniated disc and an aggravation of pre-existing condition which she had from an accident that occurred about a year earlier. The herniated disc did not heal and the single mom was forced to undergo surgery. The case settled in the eve of trial for $700,000 which represents money for her past and future medical expenses for pain and suffering and her loss of capacity to enjoy life.

$750,000 verdict for 60 year old man struck by semi-tractor trailer from behind

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $750,000

This was an interesting case involving a “minor impact” from a tractor trailer. The law firm was able to proove that the actual force of the crash was absorbed by the Plaintiffs body rather than his car. The Plaintiff suffered a herniated disc which ultimately required a surgery to fuse the disc together. The $750,000 settlement occurred after a year of litigation including multiple depositions which proved that the Defendant driver was 100% at fault for the crash.

$600,000 settlement for victim in slip and fall with orthopedic injuries

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $600,000

The Plaintiff was 66 years old when she tripped and fell at a local restaurant. The restaurant admitted that it violated its own standard of care but still tried to blame the fall upon the Plaintiff for wearing heels. That argument ultimately failed and the restaurants insurance paid $600,000 to resolve this claim.

$970,000 verdict on behalf of family whose father passed away from automobile accident

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $970,000

The Plaintiff, Willie Perry, was struck by a driver in the streets of South Dade, Florida. He suffered a bruise to his leg which remained stagnate until 8 months later he died of a flesh eating disease in the area of his original wound. The case was tried before a Dade County Jury, which awarded almost $1 million dollars to the surviving children. The insurance company failed to accept responsibility and took an appeal, which they also lost, when the Florida Appellate Court affirmed the Jury’s findings.

$950,000 settlement for Tampa wrongful death victims

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $950,000

The family of 60-year-old man received $950,000 settlement for the loss of their father. The settlement is for the surviving spouse and children who are continuing to suffer. The liability in the crash was questioned and Goldberg & Rosen hired an expert accident reconstruction to help show the true circumstances surrounding the crash. After the accident, the expert’s report was published; the insurance companies had nowhere to run and all three insurance companies were forced to pay their policy limits and compensate the family for the harm that they suffered.

Over $2.5 million dollars recovered by family whose child died due to medical negligence

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $2,500,000

This was a tragic case in which a beautiful young girl died due to medical malpractice. The medical providers denied responsibility but ultimately were forced to pay $2.5 million dollars to the surviving parents.

Over $825,000 recovered for Cuban born immigrant with low back injuries from car accident

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $825,000

The Plaintiff was a 50 year old Cuban immigrant on his way to work when he was struck from behind by a delivery truck . The Plaintiff suffered a herniated disc which ultimately required a surgery. Although the Plaintiff made a significant recovery from his injuries, there was no doubt that his herniated disc was a permanent condition and the insurance carrier for the delivery company paid $825,000 to settle this claim.

Policy limits tendered on DUI crash case - Policy limits of $250,000 were tendered on a DUI crash

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $250,000

Progressive Insurance Company was forced to tender its policy limits of $250,000 after the Goldberg and Rosen law firm secured an Order granting punitive damages against their insured for his drunk driving at the time of the crash. The $250,000 was in recognition of the Defendant’s gross negligence and the Plaintiff suffering a tear in her shoulder that was repaired arthroscopically.

$1,000,000 policy recovered for young man who falls from roof while working at father’s roofing project

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $1,000,000

The Plaintiff was a 17 year old who stayed home from school and went to work with his father at a roofing project. While on the roofing project, he fell through an inconspicuous hole in the roof, suffering a traumatic brain injury and other orthopedic injuries. The insurance carrier for the roofing project denied the claim and offered no money prior to filing suit. Once the lawsuit was filed, the carrier continued to deny responsibility until a proposal for settlement in the amount of the policy limits was filed. The proposal for settlement forced the insurance company’s hand. They had no choice but to accept responsibility or face paying a significant judgement in attorney’s fees when they were unsuccessful at trial. The money has helped the young man in his recovery from his brain injury and now he is a proud father and wage earner in our community.

After multiple trials, a jury awards damages in excess of proposal for settlement

Verdict for the Plaintiff: Excess of Proposal

This case involved a minor car accident with disputed liability. The Plaintiff offered to settle for a nominal amount prior to trial by way of a proposal for settlement. The Defendants rejected it. After the jury came with their award, the Defendant was forced to pay the Plaintiff all of his attorney’s fees and court costs from the time of the proposal of settlement through multiple trials. The case ultimately settled for a significant amount of money more that the initial offer.

Goldberg & Rosen Partner, Zachary Bodenheimer, Wins $750,000.00 for Local South Dade Man Injured at Redland Market Village

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $750,000

This was a hotly contested premise liability case which was litigated by a top insurance defense firm. The case proceeded to trial because the Defendant refused to offer more than $15,000.00 to settle the Plaintiff’s serious injury claim.

The Plaintiff, Mr. Johnson was an elderly man who broke his ankle attempting to enter through a large hole in a barbed wire fence that was made to allow customers to enter into the flea market. The flea market was on notice that customers were entering through this hole, but they failed to do anything to remedy the situation. On the day of the fall, Mr. Johnson arrived at the flea market looking to buy some clothes for his wife who was dying of cancer. When he arrived, the gates were closed so neighborhood visitors were entering through the hole in the fence. As Mr. Johnson attempted to navigate through the structure, he fell and broke his ankle.

At trial, the flea market called the local preacher to testify against Mr. Johnson; however, on cross-examination, Zac exposed that the preacher was actually getting free publicity and free booth rental at the flea market. Another witness against the Plaintiff was a police officer who coincidentally earned more money as a security guard for the flea market than he did at serving our community. Zac also exposed several lies in the testimony of the flea market’s corporate representative including the flea market’s hours of operation; how many others had walked through that same hole in the fence; and why the flea market failed to allocate any funds towards fixing the fence.

At the end of the day, the jury was fed up with the lies of the defense and awarded a fair and just verdict of $750,000.00- every penny that our firm requested in closing argument for the injured Plaintiff. Justice has been served, and now Elijah Johnson will have the resources to take care of his dying wife.

Policy Limits One Million Dollars Received After Jury Awards $880,000.00 Plus Attorney's Fees and Court Costs

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $880,000

In this heavily disputed car accident case, the insurance company, Travelers, refused to accept responsibility for causing the crash until the day before trial. After finally admitting that the crash was their insured’s fault, Travelers fought against each and every injury suffered by the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff, in this particular case, suffered a torn meniscus that required surgery. Although the Plaintiff suffered the knee injury immediately from the crash, he failed to disclose it to his doctors for 2-1/2 months following the initial impact. The Plaintiff was a hard working truck driver who prides himself on holding back pain and not being a “cry baby.” The Defendants felt that his failure to mention his complaints to his doctors for 2-1/2 months would be fatal to his case; however, the jury saw that not every person who is injured in a car crash should be prejudiced by medical records.

The Plaintiff was forced to go to trial because he needed future surgery for his knee, neck and back. If he did not take his case to trial, he would have been forced to live a life in pain or to sell his home to pay for his medical expenses. Fortunately, the jury awarded every penny he needed to get the medical care that his doctors recommended. Subsequent to the verdict, the Defendants were forced to tender their $1 million dollar policy limits. Although the jury is never informed that there is an insurance carrier in these types of cases, the carrier’s adjuster was present throughout the trial and recognized that this was a legitimate claim that needed to be paid once the jury had given its verdict.

Three million dollar settlement on behalf of injured [illegal immigrant] warehouse worker

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $3,000,000

The 36-year old Plaintiff was a warehouse worker at the same company for the past 15 years. He loyally served his employer and never had a single write up for any work related issues. He was a model employee.

Unfortunately, the Plaintiff was also the victim of a horrible negligent incident. On the day of the incident, our client was working stacking merchandise when a co-worker negligently struck him from behind with a fork lift. The blow was so severe that it amputated the Plaintiff’s leg below the knee. After years of rehabilitation, therapy and multiple surgeries, Goldberg & Rosen, through the use of a separate workers’ compensation firm, arranged for a full prosthetic device to be placed on the Plaintiff which allowed the Plaintiff to regain his mobility. Unfortunately, the Plaintiff will never be able to work again as a warehouse worker. Because the forklift was owned and operated by a separate company, Goldberg & Rosen was able to sue that company and obtain a policy limits settlement of $3 million dollars. The money is able to provide food and shelter for the Plaintiff’s family as well as peace of mind that he will always be able to receive medical care despite his tragic circumstances.

Damages awarded for maritime victim of negligence

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $400,000

The Plaintiff was a crew member aboard a local site seeing ship when another crew member negligently left a hatch open. While the Plaintiff was walking and carrying supplies for a party, he unknowingly stepped into the hatch and fell injuring his shoulder and knee. The Plaintiff was forced to undergo surgery to his knee and to his shoulder. The case proceeded under a Federal Maritime Law known as the Jones Act. The Jones Act requires a ship’s owner and crew employer to provide prompt, proper and adequate medical care to the Plaintiff along with maintenance and living expenses. Goldberg & Rosen secured the medical care and living expenses and even obtained a settlement in excess of $400,000.00 to compensate the Plaintiff for his pain and suffering.

Elderly Woman Steps in 'Hidden Hole' Inside A Parking Lot and Receives $410,000.00 Settlement

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $410,000

The Plaintiff was a pedestrian walking from her car to her daughter’s house in an apartment building when she stepped in a hole in the ground. This hole, which had existed for several years, was so old that grass had grown over it creating an optical illusion making it look like the ground was flat. However, this was a serious tripping hazard on the premises. Years of litigation pinpointed, through the use of aerial maps and Google Earth images, the time period the hole was created; what companies were involved in its creation and maintenance; and exactly how long the management knew or should have known of the presence of this danger on their property. The case was litigated by Zachary Bodenheimer and Judd Rosen and after multiple mediations, the parties were able to bring closure to the situation and secure a $410,000.00 settlement for the Plaintiff who suffered a serious lower extremity injury.

Hero plaintiff who saved co-worker from electrocution receives $400,000.00 settlement

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $400,000

The Goldberg & Rosen law firm is proud to represent this particular “hero/Plaintiff” who jumped off of his excavator and risked his life to dislodge his co-worker who was stuck to an improperly protected electric cable and was being electrocuted. The Plaintiff suffered burns to his hands and mild traumatic brain issues as a result of his being electrocuted. Nevertheless, the Plaintiff was able to return to work where he received a hero’s praise for saving his co-worker’s life. Goldberg & Rosen was proud to obtain a settlement that puts him in a financial situation that fairly equates with his injuries.

Damages awarded to mall shopper when temporary wall falls and crushes her

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $725,000

The Plaintiff was walking at a local South Dade mall when a temporary structure, built to hide the interior of an unoccupied retail space, collapsed and fell on top of her. The 40-foot long plywood/temporary wall fell and slammed the unsuspecting Plaintiff to the floor. She suffered serious neck and back injuries from this incident. The key moment in the case occurred when Goldberg & Rosen obtained the surveillance footage which showed two very important happenings: 1) the obvious impact of the wall falling upon the Plaintiff, and the Plaintiff hitting the ground hard; and 2) the fact that security personnel walked away from the incident after the incident occurred rather than rushing to provide first aid. This was a highly litigated case in which the mall even attempted to blame “Santa Claus” for removing some of the nails which were supposed to keep it in place. This case was litigated by Judd Rosen. Justice prevailed and a favorable settlement of $725,000.00 was awarded prior to trial for the injured Plaintiff.

Catastrophic Injuries

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $18,500,000

Injured Plaintiff’s family receives $18.5 million dollars judgment for catastrophic injuries sustained in a vehicle vs. pedestrian. The Plaintiff was an innocent bystander waiting for a bus on the side of Biscayne Blvd. when the Defendant negligently drove off the side of the road striking the Plaintiff causing catastrophic and horrific injuries.

Large shipping company pays $850,000 when one of its drivers crashes into a young couple on the highway

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $850,000

While driving on the Turnpike, the Defendant Shipping Company crashed its large van into the back of this young couple’s car sending it spinning out of control. The Defendant’s only liability defense was that the Plaintiff’s stopped short causing the crash. The Plaintiff/passenger initially ignored his pain and injuries in order to care for his terrified and inconsolable companion. This gap in treatment was a point of contention was The Plaintiffs underwent surgery and injections.

$1.1 million dollars settlement for injured stevedore involved in car accident

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $1,100,000

The Plaintiff suffered a shoulder tear requiring arthroscopic surgery following a car accident on I95. During the crash, the Plaintiff was stopped for traffic when he was smashed from behind by the Defendant driving a large tractor-trailer rig. After impact, the Plaintiff’s vehicle flew across three lanes of traffic before finally coming to stop on the opposite side of the highway. The Plaintiff was never hospitalized and suffered no broken bones. Nevertheless, his injury was severe and cost him to miss work for 2 weeks.

$2.25 million dollars damages awarded to victim of auto accident

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $2,250,000

This case occurred in the streets of Miami-Dade County where the Defendant was a distracted driver, either looking at his cell phone or failing to pay attention when he ran a red light, striking the Plaintiff in a T-bone crash. The Plaintiff’s vehicle flipped and the Plaintiff suffered serious injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery. The Defendant driver had $2.25 million dollars of insurance coverage and after intense negotiations, the insurance carrier was forced to pay its policy limits, recognizing that the case had a larger value in front a jury. The money has been used to purchase a home for the injured Plaintiff, provide medical care and schooling for his children.

$725,000.00 awarded to plaintiff who undergoes micro-discectomy back surgery following crash

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $725,000

The Plaintiff was stopped at a red light when a tractor-trailer struck him at a low speed from behind. Although the impact did not show significant damage to the vehicles, the force was enough to injure the Plaintiff’s back, causing him to require a micro-discectomy back surgery. The Goldberg & Rosen law firm, led by Senior Partner, Judd G. Rosen, utilized physics to prove that the amount of force and momentum can be calculated by using a mass times velocity equation. In other words, a car typically has a mass of about 4,000 lbs. and a car upon car impact would deliver far less force than a tractor-trailer, which in this case, was fully loaded and weighed 80,000 lbs. Using the 20 to 1 ratio, Goldberg & Rosen was able to prove that the amount of force was actually 20 times more at 5 mph than it would be by a car. Therefore, the actual force upon the Plaintiff was like getting struck by a regular car travelling at 100 mph. This use of physics was persuasive in getting the insurance company to settle for an amount that satisfied the Plaintiff’s medical expenses and allowed him the financial security to move on with his life.

$6.8 million dollars awarded to family of fall victim

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $6,800,000

The Plaintiff suffered a fall at a local premises and tragically died from his injuries. His family, through the work of Senior Partner Judd G. Rosen, received a settlement of $6.8 million dollars from the responsible parties.

$750,000.00 awarded to young woman who suffered a herniated disc in a car accident

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $750,000

The Plaintiff was rear-ended and suffered a herniated disc in her neck following a car accident. The garbage truck that struck her denied that the accident was their fault and also blamed her herniated disc on a prior neck complaint that the Plaintiff had suffered years before. Goldberg & Rosen performed an extensive investigation into their own client’s medical records and found that the records proved completely different symptoms and no diagnosed herniated disc before the crash. Based on the Goldberg &Rosen evaluation, the parties were able to resolve the case for $750,000.00.

$650,000.00 awarded to young man struck by utility vehicle

Verdict for the Plaintiff: $650,000

The Plaintiff was driving his vehicle late at night when he was side swiped by a large utility vehicle. The accident caused a tear of the Plaintiff’s joint requiring an arthroscopic surgery. The cause of the crash and significance of the injuries were highly disputed by the defense. However, after several mediations, the case resolved for $650,000.00.