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Five-Figure Settlement For Road Traffic Accident in Florida

10 February 2017

A five-figure settlement was awarded in compensation to the victim of a road traffic accident who suffered extensive injuries in Florida.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Rebecca Gilmore is a personal injury associate specialising in travel litigation at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.

Settlement: $29,000 (USD)

What Happened: Our client was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a family member in Florida when a vehicle failed to adhere to a stop sign and proceeded directly into the passenger side of their vehicle.

Impact: The road traffic accident resulted in extensive injuries to our client, including a fractured left shoulder blade, bruised ribs and a head injury. Our client required extensive care and rehabilitation.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We pursued a claim in the jurisdiction of Florida against the insurers of the driver. We worked with our American agent who led the negotiations in the US to achieve an out of court settlement. We advised our client on jurisdiction and the relevant law so that an informed decision could be made as to where the claim should be pursued.

Decision: A settlement of $29,000 was negotiated out of court.

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