Miami Injury & Accident Lawyer

Verdicts & Settlements

At Jugo & Murphy, we pride ourselves in recovering the maximum compensation possible for your losses.  Although each case is unique, we treat every case with the same amount of attention and professionalism.  We have over thirty years of experience with trials and settlement of personal injury and wrongful death cases.

(Due To Space Considerations, We Have Posted A Representative List Of Verdicts And Settlements In Some Of Our Cases)

Automobile Negligence:  41 year old mother of two was paralyzed and sustained a brain injury resulting in severe emotional trauma after her car was struck in the rear by a drunk driver. Settlement – $24,000,000.00
Premises Liability:  80 year old rendered quadriplegic following trip on tile in elevator of apartment complex. Settlement – $6,000,000.00
Product LiabilityDefective vehicle design of Jeep
causes rollover crash.   32-year-old husband suffered brain damage.
Verdict – $3,400,000.00
Nursing Home Negligence:  75-year-old woman with
untreated urinary tract infection developed sepsis,
multiple organ failure and eventually died.  Six surviving adult children.  Policy limit $2,000.000.00
Settlement – $2,000,000.00
Negligent Staffing:  Private school with inadequate ratio
of staff to students results in the sexual molestation of one student by another.
Verdict – $1,350,000.00
Medical Malpractice:  Obstetrician failed to complete
termination of pregnancy resulting in child born with brain damage and disabilities.
Verdict – $1,300,000.00
Product Liability:  18 year old rendered quadriplegic
following SUV rollover. Lawsuit alleged that better
window glazing would have prevented ejection.
Settlement – $1,275,000.00
Product LiabilityTire tread separation of an SUV
resulted in a loss of control and vehicle rollover.  Client
sustained cervical fractures, shattered hip and femur fracture.
Settlement – $1,100,000.00
Medical Negligence:  65 year old woman presented at the emergency room complaining of headaches and back ache. Defendant doctor denied that plaintiff made complaints of headache and failed to diagnose a brain aneurysm. Plaintiff suffered a stroke. Settlement – $1,000,000.00
Automobile Negligence:  Retrieval and downloading of
black box data from defendant’s vehicle proves excessive speed and failure to respond to stopped vehicle ahead. Bilateral leg fractures to 9 year old and knee injury to her  twin sister.  Policy limit $1,000,000.00.
Settlement – $1,000,000.00
Medical Malpractice:  Failure to recognize a lacerated
liver following CPR leads to wrongful death of 43-year-old husband and father of one.
Settlement – $1,000,000.00
Automobile NegligenceUninsured motorist suit for
35-year-old father of six who was killed when struck by
a drunk driver while unloading his work van.  Policy limit $1,000,000.00.
Settlement –  $1,000,000.00
Automobile Negligence:  Truck struck and killed a 52-year-old pedestrian with one adult surviving son. Verdict – $1,000,000.00
Medical Malpractice:  Wrongful death of 19 year old
following elective surgery to remove a benign brain tumor.
Settlement – $975,000.00
Automobile Negligence:  Wrongful death of a 75 year
old and a 45 year old when a car crossed over the center
line, causing the clients’ vehicle to lose control and hit an oncoming truck. Settlement and verdict.
Total – $825,000.00
Medical Malpractice:  Doctor negligently performed a tummy tuck procedure resulting in permanent scarring. Verdict – $820,000.00
Electrocution:  44 year old sustained psychological injury following electrocution at home. Settlement – $800,000.00
Dramshop Liability:  Suit against a tavern owner who
served alcohol to a patron which resulted in an automobile crash that killed a 26-year-old son and a 33-year-old wife and mother.  Policy limit $750,000.00.
Settlement – $750,000.00
Automobile Negligence:  31 year old under the influence
of cocaine and hitchhiking on an expressway is struck by
car swerving around a truck that stopped to pick up client. Claim against truck driver for blocking a through lane. Client sustained a below the knee amputation.
Settlement – $750,000.00
Product Liability:  Defectively designed latch on
hatchback of vehicle results in ejection of passenger. 42-year-old wife sustained hemiparesis.
Settlement –  $675,000.00
Slip & Fall – Premises Liability:Tenant of an apartment building fell in water in a stairwell, sustaining a dislocated shoulder and possible torn labrum. Defendant offered $15,000.00 before trial and $30,000.00 during trial. The jury returned a verdict for $542,000.00 and the defendant appealed. Verdict – $600,000.00 including interest following appeal
Negligent Security:  18 year old shot and killed in
Drive-through lane of fast food restaurant.  Policy limit $600,000.00.
Settlement – $600,000.00
Industrial Forklift Accident/Product Liability:  35 year
old sustained serious ankle fracture requiring surgery
when forklift he was operating while loading a truck fell
after truck moved away from loading dock.  Policy limit $600,000.00.
Settlement –  $600,000.00
Motorcycle Accident:  21 year old injured when driver
violated the right of way.  Policy limit of $100,000.00
offered but our firm alleged that the insurance company acted in bad faith.
 Settlement – $550,000.00
Automobile Negligence:  52 year old suffered herniated
cervical disk and mild traumatic brain injury as a result of rear-end crash.
Settlement – $475,000.00
Dog Bite:  5-year-old girl bitten on face by dog with history of prior bites. Settlement – $400,000.00