Million Dollar Verdict for Farah & Farah Client Injured in Rear-End Collision

Posted on February 18, 2011

The Florida personal injury law firm of Farah & Farah secured a $1 million verdict for client, Angela Scarberry, 30, following a three-day trial in Duval Circuit Court. Scarberry, now 30, was traveling in her Toyota Camry on November 13, 2008, when her car was rear-ended by a Honda Accord being driven by Richard Vanderhoof. The Accord submarined under the Camry and Scarberry was taken to St. Vincent Hospital by her husband.

At trial, counsel Eric. S. Block and Randall Rutledge established that Vanderhoof was negligent and traveling at least 30 mph at the time of the collision. The jury returned the verdict after three hours of deliberations.

Scarberry is the mother of two children and more than two years after the accident, she finds it difficult to do everyday tasks without excruciating pain. “The injuries greatly challenge her ability to be active with her family and have significantly limited her ability to perform everyday activities,” said Rutledge. Scarberry receives injections at the pain points and will need extensive pain treatments in the future, including radio frequency lesioning (RFL).

State Farm, the defendant, had offered $35,000 pre-trial to settle the case, but Farah & Farah counsel thought the cost of the injuries far exceeded that amount but State Farm declined settling for a greater amount. Because the insurance giant passed on settling, Mrs. Scarberry’s attorneys plan to seek the attorney fees and costs associated with going to trial that have accrued since the settlement talks in July 2010, which are predicted to be significant.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, do not let any time lapse before calling the experienced Florida auto accident attorneys at Farah & Farah to consult on your case. A collision can deliver a lifetime of pain and suffering and the responsible party should be the one to shoulder the costs.

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