Shiner Law Group is Florida’s leading Personal Injury Law Firm comprised of highly experienced and successful attorneys. Here are some successful case results we have achieved.
Our Firm represented the family of a person who was tragically shot and killed while he was at a restaurant. After our Firm investigated, it came to light that the restaurant had been on notice that there were crimes such as drug sales and fights that were occurring right off the property. After being able to show that the restaurant should have provided better protection to its patrons while they were coming and going in order to avoid injury our office was able to convince the insurance carrier to tender their multimillion-dollar insurance policy.
Car Crash – Paralysis
We represented a young lady who was horribly injured when the car she was driving lost control and hit a tree. Our Firm investigated the crash and hired accident reconstruction experts. As a combined effort, we were able to prove that the rental car company that provided the car to our client had different tire treads on opposite tires and one was worn down. Our Firm recovered over $1,000,000 for our client.
Our client’s family member was tragically killed when a drunk driver crashed into her car causing significant damage and the total loss of the car. After the family retained our firm, we were able to prove to the insurance carrier that it was in their insured’s best interest to settle with our clients instead of proceeding to litigation. After a few short months, our personal injury lawyers were able to obtain the policy limits from all insurance companies.
Product Liability resulting in Permanent Damages
Confidential Recovery on behalf of several claimants totaling in excess of $1,000,000 +
Our Firm filed suit against the manufacture of two multibillion-dollar companies that manufactured denture cream products. These cases eventually were all consolidated into an MDL (multi-district litigation) which was organized in the Southern District of Florida’s Federal Courts. Mr. Shiner was also appointed by the federal court to serve on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC). After years of litigation and disputed causational issues raised by the companies, a resolution was reach with the plaintiffs. Our Firm represented several plaintiffs and was able to recovery multiple millions of dollars for our clients.
Car Crash resulting in the death of two teenagers – Wrongful Death
Our firm represented two teenagers who were best friends in high school. After graduation, the two teenagers decided to travel to Disney World. On the trip to Disney World the car they were driving had a tire blow out that caused the vehicle to swerve and travel into the opposite lane of traffic. At that time a tractor trailer slammed into their car immediately killing both boys. David Shiner brought a claim against the manufacture of the tire and the car insurance company alleging that the car insurance company failed to maintain the tire which was critical evidence in the case. Eventually the case resulted in settlement totaling over 7-figures.
Wrongful Death – Negligent Security
Our Firm represented the family of a man who was shot while visiting an apartment complex. The apartment complex was previously on notice that their was often crime occurring at the property. The claims were brought against the apartment owner, the management company, and the security company. The apartment complex blamed the security company for failing in doing their job. After contested liability the and prior to trial the case resolved in favor of our clients.
Automobile Accident – Wrongful Death
Our client’s wife was a passenger in her friend’s vehicle. Unfortunately, the vehicle was smashed into by another pickup truck causing the wife of our client to be ejected and landing nearly 100 feet past the site of the impact. The car insurance companies disputed liability. However, once our Firm was retained our lawyers were able to convince the insurance adjusters to tender the policy limits in exchange for a general release and confidentiality agreement.
Golf Cart Accident
Our client, a minor, was injured and sustained a severe head injury that resulted in emergency room physicians opining that our client needed immediate surgery which included a craniotomy. The employee who operated the golf cart negligently allowed the minor to ride standing up on the back of the golf cart and also operated the cart in a negligent manner. The employee’s actions resulted in the minor falling to the ground and hitting his head. After hotly contested litigation regarding liability, Mr. Shiner was able to obtain a confidential settlement just prior to trial.
Slip and Fall
In 2019 our client was visiting a hotel located in South Florida. Our client went out to the patio where there was a drainage pipe from an air conditioner leaking onto the patio surface making the floor slippery and dangerous. Our client fell as a result of the water on the patio and necessitated multiple surgeries including spine surgery with the insertion of spinal hardware. The hotel initially denied any liability requiring a lawsuit to be filed by our firm. After our slip and fall attorneys were able to prove that the hotel had a non-delegable duty to make the patio safe, the insurance carrier decided it was best to resolve the case and pay a multi six figure confidential settlement.
Our client was operating his motorcycle in the early morning hours on the roads located in their gated community which is in south palm beach county. Unbeknownst to him, workers dropped items in the roadway which caused our client’s motorcycle to lose control and he crashed significantly hurting himself and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Our Firm brought claims against the homeowner’s association, security company, and a landscaping company. After significant litigation and issues related to liability, our motorcycle accident lawyers were able to obtain a favorable result for our client which was required to be maintained confidential.
In 2019 our client was rear-ended on the Turnpike in Palm Beach County by a work truck driven by a company employee. The impact caused our client’s vehicle substantial property damage and resulted in him needing to seek extensive medical treatment including months of physical therapy. Our Firm was able to recover an award of $525,000 in gross settlement in order to compensate our client.
Contested liability and disputed causation. Client was seriously hurt and after months of conservative treatment he underwent the recommended lumbar surgery. Eventually our lawyers negotiated a recovery of the policy limits of $500,000.
Car crash resulting in significant injuries including a diagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Our law firm was able to obtain a complete tender of the at fault parties insurance policies after our trial lawyers were able to convince the insurance carrier that our client’s injuries would result in significant and ongoing medical treatment.
Product Liability (Defective Product)
Our client bought a food processor and attempted to “chop” frozen food. Unfortunately, the food processor’s blade broke and seriously injured our client’s hand. The injury resulted in the client’s inability to perform substantial duties of her job as a dental technician. After retaining an expert and proving the defective design of the product and improper warnings the manufacture resolved the case for an amount that not only covered our client’s medical bills and lost wages, but was enough to assist our client to have money for the future until she could find another career.
Our client was injured as a result of a negligent driver side-swiping his vehicle while on a residential road. Our Firm was able to obtain a policy limit tender from the at fault driver and subsequently we were able to get our client’s additional under-insured automobile insurance policy to tender their policy limits.
Trip and Fall in Shopping Center Parking lot
Our client was returning to her car when she tripped in a hole in the asphalt of the grocery store’s parking lot. Of course, the shopping center disputed liability and claimed that the hole was open and obvious. Our firm filed suit and eventually recovered money to compensate our client.
Car Accident in parking lot
The injured person was in a shopping center parking lot when a car backed into her car. The impact was minimal and resulted in very little property damage. Unfortunately, however, the forces of the crash caused our client’s neck to hurt and after a year of conservative medical treatment she underwent an anterior cervical diskectomy with fusion (also known as an ACDF). After the surgery our firm had to file suit since the car insurance company failed to accept responsibility. After years of litigation surrounding pre-existing issues, liability, and causation, our firm was able to secure an award of $300,000, which was the at-fault party’s policy limits.
The Firm’s client was hurt after the negligent party failed to stop at an intersection. As a result of the crash, our client underwent shoulder surgery and knee surgery. After significant negotiations, our firm recovered the policy limits from the at-fault driver and a substantial amount from our client’s under-insured policy.
David Shiner represented a young lady who was provided an epidural during childbirth so they could perform a cesarian section (c-section). Because of the epidural, our client could not feel her legs and the doctor apparently left the cauterizing tool on our client’s leg which was only discovered after the people in the room noticed the smell of burning flesh. The burns resulted in serious and permanent scarring that could be conspicuously seen when our client would wear shorts. After filing suit, the insurance carrier for the physician tendered the doctor’s policy limits.
Slip and Fall inside an
Our client slipped and fell on standing water in an apartment complex. It was alleged by our firm that the water was caused to be there because of a misdirected sprinkler. The injured person sustained an ankle fracture and resulted in a significant financial resolution that not only covered our client’s medical bills but also provided our client with enough money to assist her in the overall recovery from the injuries.
Our firm’s client was traveling in Fort Pierce, Florida when a driver failed to stop at a red light. The crash was horrific, and our client was transported from the scene of the accident to Lawnwood Medical Center for emergency surgery. After our client retained our firm’s personal injury lawyers, we were able to obtain the full tender of all insurance coverage. In addition, our firm was successful in negotiating our client’s medical bills down resulting in even more compensation to our client.
Our client was a passenger in their friend’s car, and they were traveling home from a friends house. Without warning, the car our client occupied was t-boned on the passenger’s side. The impact was serious, and our client needed multiple types of medical treatment such as orthopedic evaluations, chiropractic care, and diagnostic testing. The insurance carrier for the negligent party made a pre-suit offer on only $10,000 and claimed that our client’s injuries were pre-existing. Our Firm filed suit against the at-fault party and during litigation was able to obtain a policy limit tender of $250,000.
In 2020 our client was traveling on Kanner Highway in Martin County Florida. At the same time a negligent driver failed to stop for a red light and t-boned our client’s vehicle. The impact resulted in injuries that eventually required surgery. The case resolved for the policy limits of the at fault driver and our client’s UM insurance policy.
Our client was a bicyclist who was crossing Lyons road in Palm Beach County. A distracted driver failed to stop at the intersection and traveled into the cross walk hitting our client and knocking her to the ground. Eventually, our firm was able to secure a significant six-figure result to pay her for her injuries.
Our client was at a relative’s home when she went to go down the stairs. The lights were not working and thus, our client fell down the stairs hurting herself. Although our client did break a few bones, surgery was not medically necessary. Our firm was able to quickly work out a monetary solution for our client ending any threat of litigation.
Slip and Fall
Our client slipped on what appeared to be condensation that dripped onto the floor in a movie theater bathroom. As a result of the fall our client needed knee surgery. The movie theater argued that our client needed surgery prior to the fall and that they did not have notice of the hazard. After a lawsuit was filed, our attorneys were successful in obtaining a settlement award in the amount of $175,000.
The client was traveling on I-95 in Broward County Florida when a distracted driver side-swiped our client resulting in our client hitting the barrier wall. The client underwent conservative treatment and was advised that they may need surgery. Prior to any surgery or the need to file a lawsuit the car insurance company tendered their driver’s policy limits in the amount of $100,000.
At the beginning of 2020, just prior to the recent pandemic, our client was rear-ended on I-95 by a box truck. The crash resulted in significant intrusion to our client’s vehicle. The impact was so severe that our client was required to seek immediate medical treatment. Prior to any surgical intervention the truck’s insurance carrier tendered the policy limits of one-hundred thousand dollars.
Contested liability resulting in policy limit tender in the amount of $100,000.
Significant injuries resulting in surgery.
Our firm’s client was rear-ended in a multi-car pile-up. Multiple people made claims for injuries against the last car that caused the crash. Our Firm was able to recover the majority of the at-fault driver’s policy limits.
Slip and Fall at Mall
Our client slipped on water that leaked from the roof of a popular mall in Palm Beach County. Our law firm argued that the owner of the mall was on notice of the leak and failed to warn their invitees or address the leak timely. Our client’s fall resulted in a broken wrist. The case settled pre-suit.
Breach of Contract Case
Six Figure Confidential Settlement at Trial
Our firm represented the family members who were trying to cash in an expired Certificate of Deposit with a national bank. The bank took the position that the CD expired and therefore the family was owed no money. Our Firm filed suit and eventually went to trial. However, due to the significant exposure to the bank and the possibility of bad press, the bank made an offer our clients could not refuse. The case settled mid-trial for a confidential amount.
In 2007 David Shiner was retained to represent the family of a mother and a daughter who were kidnapped and tragically killed while at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton Florida. This incident occurred in December 2007 and made national news given the horrific actions of an unknown criminal that occurred in the affluent community of Boca Raton. After years of contested litigation and the Defendants claiming no responsibility, Mr. Shiner was able to negotiate a large and confidential settlement that resolved the case.
Our firm represented the family of a man who was shot and killed while working in the food court at a local mall by someone he knew. The mall disputed liability and claimed that there were no actions they could have taken in order to stop the criminal from killing the decedent. After years of litigation and hundreds of hours of discovery and work, our firm’s lawyers were able to negotiate a settlement prior to trial as long as the financial recovery was confidential. The case settled soon after.