In the early morning hours of October 4, 2018, Mr. Joseph Price was on his way home from work and was rear-ended on the Florida Turnpike by a wrecker truck. His car was declared a total loss.
What’s worse, however, were Mr. Prince’s injuries. Before the crash, he was a professional driver working up to 60 hours per week, including the loading and unloading of the tractor trailers that he drove. He was regularly able to repeatedly bend, twist, climb and lift up to 50 pounds. Despite undergoing both neck and back surgeries after the wreck, he remains unable to work in any capacity.
Mr. Prince called the Port St. Lucie car accident lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, who immediately took on the case. Founding partner Sean Greene and partner Alfred Bell represented Mr. Prince, and decided to not accept any settlement for the wreck, and instead took the case to trial.
After arguments were presented in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for St. Lucie County, Florida. On December 18th, 2018, the jury awarded damages to Mr. Prince in the amount of $8,197,303.49.
These damages were awarded for pain and suffering, disability, physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience, aggravation of a physical defect and loss of his capacity to enjoy his life sustain in the past and to be sustained in the future.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our mission is to serve and protect the rights of individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others, and bring justice to real people in the Port St. Lucie community. We believe this case fully embodies that mission.
We know that many other law firms would have negotiated with the insurance companies representing each party to reach a settlement. Settlements are generally quicker, and allow attorneys to move on to other cases.
However, in this specific case, we knew we couldn’t just accept the unfair settlement that was offered to Mr. Prince. So, we instead took the case to trial so we could get him the most compensation possible.
We’re proud to have helped Mr. Prince find justice for his injuries, and our Port St. Lucie car accident attorneys are proud to help all who are injured in South Florida get the compensation they deserve.
If you’re injured in a car accident in South Florida, whether it’s a fender bender or a catastrophic wreck like the one Mr. Prince was in, you have the right to speak with a Port St. Lucie car accident attorney. At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our lawyers are always here to talk with you. We answer phone calls 24/7.
When you call us or contact us online, we’ll set up a free consultation. During your consultation, we’ll review the details of your case and help you decide your best path forward. In some cases, accepting the settlement offer from the insurance company is the best way to go.
If we do think that’s the best path forward, we’ll let you know so you don’t have to spend any of your money or time with a lawyer unnecessarily.
But if we think we can get you greater compensation, we’ll let you know that, too. We’re here to fight for your rights. Part of that means not having to worry about upfront costs. You don’t owe us a dime unless we win your case.
If you have been injured in a wreck in South Florida, call our car accident lawyers at (772-361-6913) or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.