Although no law firm can guarantee settlements or awards for a particular case, as each case is different, here is a small sampling of some of the success our attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. have achieved for our clients.

 

$3.9 Million

Client severely injured at work resulting in paralysis. Through our efforts, the client received in excess of $2.5 million in past medical and lost wage benefits and now the injured worker received a $1.4 million lump-sum settlement from his workers' compensation carrier which was used to purchase an annuity providing him, his wife and their kids a lifetime of income as well as provide for all of his non-Medicare covered medical expenses, including 24-hour nursing care at his home.

$2.75 Million

A retired motorcycle police officer was struck while working by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. The retired officer suffered paraplegia and is confined to a wheelchair. The corporate owner of the truck paid $2,750,000. A second lawsuit is pending against another defendant.

$2.1 Million

Client obtained a long-term disability policy 10 years ago. After suffering a disabling illness, he made a claim for benefits. The insurance company initially accepted the claim and paid him benefits but subsequently terminated his benefits. Weeks before trial, the insurance company paid a lump sum settlement of $2,100,000.

$1 Million

A 25-year-old male was struck while crossing the street in a crosswalk by a commercial air-conditioning truck. Client suffered multiple traumatic head injuries. The case settled for policy limits of $1,000,000.

$1 Million

Client was struck while crossing the street by a commercial van. He was propelled upwards and landed on his head. He suffered a closed head injury and could not return to normal brain function. The case settled for policy limits shortly after our office notified the insurance company of our representation.

$435,000

$435,000 for an injured biker after a bicyclist violated his right of way. The insurance company initially denied there was any insurance coverage for the bicyclist, but Michael Brehne did not take that as a final answer and found coverage under another policy that was not initially disclosed!

$325,000

A 40-year-old female driver was struck head-on by a pizza delivery driver on Poinciana Boulevard in Osceola County. Client suffered minor neck and back injuries but was left with significant pain in her jaw. After evaluations by local jaw specialists, it was determined that the client had significant injury to her temporomandibular joint (TMJ).After two open jaw joint surgeries, client settled her case for $325,000 before trial.

$325,000

Plaintiff, a medical provider filed lawsuits against an insurance company for refusing to pay his bills related to services he performed on his patients. After several years of litigation, the insurance company paid all of the back bills, as well as interest on the outstanding amounts, and paid the provider over $325,000 beyond the policy limits.

$300,000

Client was a passenger in a transport van at the Orlando Airport when she was struck from behind in a parking garage. Client had a lumbar fusion and knee arthroscopy. The case settled at mediation for $300,000 prior to trial.

$300,000

A 38-year-old female nurse was working in a hospital in Volusia County when a new air-conditioning system was operated for the first time. Dust from the new ducts was sent into her room where she inhaled the debris. Client suffered a pulmonary injury. After trial, the client received an award greater than $300,000.

$250,000

A 50-year-old female driver was run off the road in Volusia County by a commercial pickup truck. During the impact, the vehicle was spun out of control and the client was thrown sideways and violently pulled back by the seatbelt. Almost 2 years later, the client began to complain of symptoms suggesting a heart injury. During the litigation, we contracted with a renowned heart trauma specialist who concluded that in fact the accident caused a disruption of the ascending aorta. The case settled before trial for $250,000.

$250,000

An 18-year-old female driver was struck in the rear by a delivery truck. At first the injuries appeared to be minor; however, after several months, the client began to lose sensation in her right arm. After an MRI, it was determined that the client suffered a herniated cervical disc which required surgery.The case settled for $250,000 before trial.

$240,000

Client and his son were standing in their driveway when a driver failed to negotiate a turn and drove onto the client’s driveway striking the car he was about to get into. The client was thrown onto the grass and suffered neck and back injuries. Client underwent epidural injections, radio ablation rhizotomies and had a surgical recommendation. The case settled at mediation for $240,000.

$230,000

A 26-year-old male was working at a construction site when he was run over by a forklift. Client suffered a fractured tibia that required surgery.The insurance company offered $5,000 to settle the case, but after litigation, the case settled for $230,000 before trial.

$225,000

A 22-year-old female was struck by a drunk driver on Colonial Drive in Orange County. At first the injuries appeared to be minor; however, after several months, client’s back pain persisted. After an MRI, it was determined that the client required surgery. Case settled before trial for $$225,000.

$200,000

$200,000 for one of our injured clients who was struck from the rear while stopped at a red light. Our client is making a smooth recovery after surgery.

$200,000

A workers' compensation client was hurt on the job and was accused of lying about his medical history while seeking benefits. The insurance carrier refused to pay him any benefits but the Judge of Compensation Claims awarded him full benefits after trial. The case settled shortly afterwards for $220,000.

$200,000

A 16-year-old male was a passenger in his parents' vehicle and struck from the rear in Orange County. Client suffered multiple traumatic injuries but did not require surgery. Despite this, the case settled before trial for $200,000.

$200,000

Client, a fitness instructor, was rear-ended on her motorcycle and thrown off her bike. She suffered a lower back injury that did not require surgery, but left a permanent disfiguring “bump” on her sacroiliac (tailbone) area. The insurance carrier paid $200,000 prior to trial.

$200,000

The 48-year-old female was struck at an intersection on the driver’s side of her car. Client lost consciousness and suffered a closed head injury. As a result, the client had difficulty with memory, concentration, and experienced a dramatic change in her personality. The insurance company hired an expert to dispute that the client suffered any injury in the accident. We, however, contracted with a nationally recognized expert on closed head injuries, and the case settled for $200,000 prior to trial.

$167,000

Client fractured her foot when she slipped in water left on a restaurant floor. She had 3 surgeries to repair the injury. The major restaurant chain paid $167,500 at mediation shortly before trial.

$187,500

A 27-year-old male traveling in Osceola County was struck in the rear by an inattentive driver. Client suffered neck and back herniated discs and was treated with a minimally invasive surgical discectomy. The insurance company made an insignificant offer prior to filing a lawsuit and tendered $187,500 prior to trial.

$163,000

A 35-year-old male passenger was struck at an angle and suffered a lower leg injury. Client underwent surgery to reset the tibia. The case settled before trial for $163,000.

$161,000

A 29-year-old male commercial truck driver was sleeping in the upper berth of his cab. He was struck from the rear by another truck attempting to park behind him. The force of impact threw him to the floor of his cab causing neck and facial injuries. Case settled before trial for $161,000.

$152,000

A 44-year-old male was injured at work and required back surgery. During the course of the claim, client received payment for all of his medical bills, prescriptions, therapy, and lost wages. He also received a lump sum settlement of $152,000.

$125,000

Client was struck on his motorcycle and airlifted to the hospital with multiple injuries. The at-fault driver’s insurance company tendered their policy limits of $25,000, and the client’s own insurance company tendered their limits of $100,000.

$120,000

Client was struck by a tractor trailer as it jackknifed in front of him on State Road 44 in Lake County. He suffered a severe elbow injury and had surgery that day. The food truck company paid $120,000 prior to trial.

$110,000

Client was a passenger in her brother’s high-performance Mustang when he lost control of the vehicle on an on-ramp to Interstate 75 in Gainesville. Client hit her head on the passenger window and suffered facial lacerations as well as a neck injury. The insurance carrier paid $110,000 prior to trial.

$110,000

A 62-year-old white male was struck in the rear in Seminole County, Fla. Client suffered neck injuries that did require surgery. The case settled before trial for the insured’s policy limits of $110,000.

$110,000

A 28-year-old male delivery driver was struck on John Young Parkway when a semi tractor trailer turned into his path. While applying his breaks, the client fractured his foot. Case settled before trial for $110,000.

$105,000

A 46-year-old male was involved in two separate motor vehicle accidents resulting in injuries to his neck back and teeth that did not require surgery. Each insurance company denied responsibility claiming that the other had caused the injuries. Despite this, the case settled before trial for $105,000.

$105,000

A local Baptist church was burglarized. The thieves took the entire contents of the church including audio equipment, musical equipment and the church’s books and records. The insurance company refused to pay the claim stating that they believed members of the church simply removed the items in an attempt to make a false claim. During the litigation, the insurance company paid the entire claim and an additional $105,000 above the policy limits.

$100,000

$100,000 for our 81-year-old client who was injured in an auto accident last year. This was policy limits paid after she underwent bilateral carpal tunnel releases.

$100,000

A 57-year-old motorcyclist was struck by a car when the car made an illegal left turn in front of his trike. Client suffered a fractured ankle and leg which required immediate emergency surgery to repair. The offending motorist did not have any insurance and the client’s insurance company initially denied the claim stating there was not coverage available. Our firm was able to secure insurance coverage and recover the full $100,000 insurance policy limits for the client.

$100,000

A 36-year-old motorcyclist was sideswiped and ejected from his motorcycle by a careless motorist. Client suffered a knee injury which required surgery. Our firm was able to recover the $100,000 policy limits for him.

$100,000

A 56-year-old female driver was struck from the rear in Tampa. Client suffered a traumatic cervical spine injury. The case settled before trial for the insured’s policy limits of $100,000.

$100,000

A 44-year-old female driver was struck at an intersection in Deltona. Client struck her head on the A pillar of the door frame. As a result, she suffered a cranial nerve injury resulting in a mild face drooping. The case settled before trial for the insurance policy limits of $100,000.

$100,000

Client was struck head-on while on his motorcycle coming out of a curve. Client received multiple fractures to his legs and arms and was hospitalized. The insurance company for the at-fault driver tendered its $10,000 policy limits and the client’s own insurance company tendered its limits of $100,000.

$100,000

A 24-year-old male was involved in a dramatic car accident while being unlawfully pursued by the Seminole County Sheriff’s office. Client suffered a severe leg injury. Case settled for the government agency’s policy limits of $100,000.

$100,000

Client’s son was riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed and struck a van at a 90-degree angle. The son died at the scene and the police declared him “at-fault” for causing the accident. Our investigation revealed that the van driver substantially contributed to the accident and convinced the insurance company to tender its $100,000 policy limits to the grieving parents. The parents were turned down by other lawyers believing their son was at fault, but our firm gave them the fight they needed to win.

$100,000

Client was sideswiped on Interstate 4 and sent into another traffic lane where she was struck from behind in a second collision. The accident shut down I-4 while rescue workers tended to her. Client had severe lower back pain and underwent an invasive pain management procedure to avoid a fusion. The insurance carrier tendered its policy limits of $100,000 before trial.

$100,000

Client was rear-ended on his motorcycle and launched off his bike. He suffered injuries to his back, his knee, arms and abrasions. The insurance carrier tendered its policy limits of $10,000. A lawsuit was filed against the client’s own insurance company and it paid $90,000 shortly after the claim was filed.

$100,000

Out-of-state Bike Week participant struck on a motorcycle in Daytona required neck surgery. Case settled not only for the at-fault driver’s policy limits, but also the limits on the policy issued to the motorcyclist prior to trial.

$100,000

Client was on his way to work when his vehicle was rear-ended. He suffered a tear in his meniscus and was found to be a surgical candidate. The at-fault driver’s insurance company tendered its policy limits as did the client's insurance company for a combined settlement of $100,000 prior to trial.

$100,000

Client was struck in the rear while stopped at a red light, causing a herniated disk in her lower back. The insurance carrier tendered its policy limits of $100,000 shortly after a lawsuit was filed and before she had surgery.

$100,000

The 50-year-old female was struck in the rear while driving her two children in Orange County. Client suffered neck and back injuries that did not require surgery. The case settled for the insurance company’s policy limits of $100,000 before trial.

$100,000

A 21-year-old female college student was rear-ended by a commercial van driven by a driver under the influence of cocaine. The client suffered a neck injury that did not require surgery. The case settled before trial for the policy limits of $100,000.

$100,000

A 32-year-old male was struck in the rear in St. Petersburg causing some minor injuries. During his rehabilitation, the client developed a hernia which required surgery. Although the insurance company refused to accept responsibility for the hernia that was obviously a result of physical therapy, it nonetheless paid its entire policy limits of $100,000 prior to trial.

$100,000

A 6-year-old child was playing in front of his house when an unlicensed driver struck him. The child received a serious leg fracture that did not require surgery. The case settled before trial for the insurance policy limits of $100,000. The money was placed into an annuity which should provide the minor child with ample funds in which to complete his college education.

$100,000

A 44-year-old female was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. Client suffered neck and back injuries that did not require surgery. The case settled before trial for the insurance policy limits of $100,000.

$100,000

A 56-year-old female driver was struck from the rear in Tampa. Client suffered a traumatic cervical spine injury.The case settled before trial for the insured’s policy limits of $100,000.

$90,000

Client was sideswiped on his motorcycle and suffered a torn meniscus and severe road rash. The at-fault driver’s insurance company paid $90,000 prior to trial.

$90,000

Homeowner client suffered property damage as a result of the hurricanes that passed through Florida in 2004. The insurance company refused to pay the client’s claim because it hired experts that determined that the house was not damaged by the storm, but rather the damage was caused because of land settlement. During the litigation, the insurance company paid for the entire rebuilding of the home and an additional $90,000 above the policy limits.

$89,000

Client suffered damage to her home as a result of her ex-boyfriend driving his car into it. The insurance company initially denied the claim stating the policy lapsed and did not afford coverage. Our attorneys were able to get her coverage and over $89,000 to repair her home.

$80,000

A 37-year-old male was struck in a motor vehicle and rolled over two times. The client suffered significant neck injuries that required hospitalization. The case settled within five days for the policy limits of $80,000.

$80,000

A 42-year-old male was injured on a job site while working in the Bahamas. The insurance company initially denied the claim because it did not occur in Florida. Shortly before trial, the insurance company accepted the claim, paid all of his outstanding medical bills, lost wages, prescriptions and therapy. He also received a lump-sum settlement in excess of $80,000.

$80,000

A 26-year-old Army veteran was injured at work picking up a heavy object. The insurance company initially refused to offer him surgery that his physicians recommended. During the litigation, the insurance company authorized the surgery, paid for all the bills associated with the surgery and for his lost wages. He also received a lump-sum settlement in excess of $80,000.

$80,000

A 76-year-old female was injured while working at Wal-Mart. She fractured her hip while creating a display. At first, Wal-Mart accepted the claim, but later refused to pay for many associated medical needs. After a series of successful trials, the insurance company authorized surgery, paid for all the bills associated with surgery, and purchased her a motorized wheelchair and lift for her car. She also received in excess of $80,000 for legal fees.

$76,000

A 47-year-old male who was rear-ended on two separate occasions: one in Lake Mary, Fla., and one in West Palm Beach, Fla. Our attorneys attempted to prove that as a result of the injuries of the combined impacts, client required surgery. Both insurance companies hired experts that concluded that the accidents were not the cause for the need for surgery. Despite this, the case settled before trial for $76,000.

$60,000

A 36-year-old male police officer suffered a lower back injury while pursuing a suspect on foot. After an administrative trial, the officer was medically retired, received full disability pension and medical insurance for his lifetime as well as compensation in excess of $60,000.

$60,000

A 40-year-old female homeowner suffered water property damage as a result of a roof leak. When the insurance company delayed payment, the house developed mold and the client suffered respiratory disease. During the litigation, the insurance company paid for the restoration of the entire home and paid the client $110,000 in excess above her policy limits. The client then filed a claim for bad faith against the insurance company and received an additional $60,000.

$60,000

A 36-year-old police officer injured his ankle in the line of duty. At first the insurance company accepted the claim, but later refused to pay for surgery that was required to repair his ankle. During the litigation, the insurance company authorized the surgery, paid for all the bills associated with the surgery and for lost wages. He also received a lump-sum settlement will be in excess of $60,000.

$58,000

Plaintiff, a medical provider, filed a lawsuit against an insurance company for refusing to pay his bills related to services he performed on his patient. The insurance company claimed that the provider billed for services that he did not perform. After litigation, the insurance company paid the provider all of his outstanding bills, interest on the outstanding amounts, and paid the provider $58,000 beyond the policy limits.

$55,000

The 24-year-old female was rear-ended on Interstate 4 by a Sara Lee Corp. delivery truck. Client suffered a herniated disc in her low back. Client did not complete her treatment plan and the firm was able to recover $55,000 for her.

$55,000

Motorcyclist driving on Interstate 95 in Miami was sideswiped by a tourist family from Texas who changed lanes abruptly to make an exit. Client fractured his right shoulder and was hospitalized for 4 days. Insurance carrier tendered the policy limits and the client’s own insurance company tended its limits prior to trial.

$55,000

A 38-year-old police officer was injured in the line of duty. The insurance company initially refused treatment because they claimed that his injury was a result of a non-work-related incident. Shortly before trial, the insurance company accepted the claim, paid all of his outstanding medical bills, lost wages, prescriptions and therapy. He also received a lump-sum settlement in excess of $55,000. Further, after an administrative hearing, he was awarded lifetime medical and pension benefits.

$50,000

Client was sideswiped by a vehicle whose driver lost control after a tire failed. Client suffered a torn ligament in his knee, but did not require surgery. Insurance company tendered policy limits of $50,000.00 prior to trial.

$50,000

A 37-year-old male was rear-ended in traffic as was stopped at a stop sign. Client suffered two herniated discs in his neck and his back. Client underwent chiropractic treatment and cervical epidural facet injections in his neck and lumbar epidural facet joint injections in his back. Our firm was able to recover the entire $50,000 policy limits from the at-fault driver and are currently seeking the full tender of the client's uninsured motorist claim.

$50,000

Plaintiff, a medical provider, filed a lawsuit against the insurance company for refusing to pay his bills related to services he performed on his patient. The insurance company claimed that the provider failed to properly code his bill submissions and that he charged too much for the procedures. During the litigation, the insurance company paid the provider all his outstanding bills, interest on the outstanding amounts, and paid the provider $50,000 beyond the policy limits.

$50,000

Plaintiff, a medical provider, filed a lawsuit against the insurance company for refusing to pay his bills related to services he performed on his patient. The insurance company had the patient examined by an insurance physician who determined that the treatment received by the provider was not related to her car accident. During the litigation, the insurance company paid the provider all his outstanding bills, interest on the outstanding amounts, and paid the provider $50,000 beyond the policy limits.

$50,000

A 68-year-old female was accidentally killed during a minor operative surgery. Client had a small accidental death and disability insurance policy that refused to pay for the claim. During the litigation, the insurance company tendered the full policy benefits of $50,000.

$46,000

Client had a dispute with her homeowner’s insurance company regarding the amount of her damages. Our firm was able to get her over $46,000 to make the proper repairs.

$44,000

Another victory! $44,000 to be paid by Blue Cross/Blue Shield for an outstanding medical bill for one of our clients. Our client was severely injured in a skiing accident in Vermont. She was life-flighted via airplane to a major trauma center in Boston. BC/BS denied the transportation bill claiming there were closer hospitals that could have attended to her. We filed a second tier appeal for the client and in under 2 weeks, we learned that BC/BS reversed their denial and are paying the bill! If your insurance company denies your claim, call us to see if we can help you, too.

$38,260

A 30-year-old male was involved in an intersection car accident where he suffered two fractured ribs. He was treated and released from the hospital and had no further follow-up care. $38,260.

$35,000

A 38-year-old female was injured when a vehicle illegally turned left in front of her. Client suffered injuries to her chest, lower & upper back, abdomen, left knee & right foot. She was also suffering from anxiety and nightmares and a concussion after she blacked out after the accident. Client received conservative care and was offered surgery which she declined and relies on pain medication for relief instead. Our firm was able to recover $35,000 for her.

$25,000

Client was stopped in traffic and its policy limits of $25,000.00 prior to trial.