Verdicts & Settlements

Injury Attorney Serving Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County & nearby areas of Florida.

Our personal injury lawyer at Canter Law has represented people injured due to the negligence of others for the last 18 years. During this time, we have won millions of dollars for our clients and have been awarded with recognition from the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for our dedication in fighting for our client’s rights. Below is just a small sample of the types of personal injury cases we’ve handled over the years:

Paraplegia - Automobile Accident Verdicts
$6,336,130.00

Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida

Our 25 year old client was driving home from the supermarket with her young child after a long day of work.

Unfortunately, at that time, the defendant, who was in a rush to get home, carelessly and negligently turned in front of our client’s car and struck it without warning, causing it to swerve and then flip and roll multiple times resulting in our client suffering a severed spine and resulting paraplegia.

Through constant work and diligent efforts, we were able to bring her case to trial and obtain a verdict for her that will help her care for herself and her child for the rest of her life.

Herniated Disc - Automobile Accident Verdicts
$2,071,000.00

Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida

Our 26 year old client was an EMT tending to a patient in the back of an ambulance driving to a rehabilitation facility when the defendant driver’s tire blew out causing him to lose control, and strike the ambulance, forcing it to veer off the highway and roll over multiple times.

Our client sustained a severe herniated disc in his neck, eliminating his ability to return to work and pursue his firefighter career.

After a six day trial against the defendant and our client’s own insurance carrier, we obtained a verdict that compensated our client for the life altering damages he had sustained and will continue to sustain for the rest of his life.

Fractured Vertebrae - Automobile Accident
$1,000,000.00

Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida

Our 61 year old client was riding his bicycle on a sunny day when he was struck by a car who suddenly and unexpectedly turned in front of him. The impact threw our client from his bike into the air and onto the asphalt where he sustained fractures to his spine. His significant injuries compromised our client's ability to return to work in the same manner as he was able to prior to the impact.

The insurance company argued that our client's damages were not that severe, and hired experts in an attempt to diminish how the impact had changed his life. Through our aggressive litigation we were able to secure a seven figure settlement for our client shortly before the beginning of trial that compensated our client not only for his losses in the past, but for his future damages.

Medical Malpractice - Deformed Eyelid
$800,000.00

Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Our client’s newborn baby was delivered six weeks prematurely. Nurses in the neonatal unit placed the child on oxygen. However, while in the neonatal unit, the nurses allowed the strap holding the oxygen in place to slip over the child’s face and over her eyes.

Despite repeated pleas from our client, the simple act of moving the strap was not done.The strap left the child unable to completely open her right eye.

Our nursing expert effectively determined prior to trial that the hospital nurses failed to properly care for the child and caused this completely unnecessary injury.

Crushed Right Hand - Automobile Accident Settlements
$750,000.00

Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

Our client’s 3 year old son was sitting in his father’s driveway playing with a friend. Unfortunately, a visitor to the house pulled out of the driveway and ran over the boy, crushing his right hand.

Despite the operator of the vehicle only having $10,000.00 in liability coverage, we were able to establish that the insurance company for the driver acted inappropriately in their handling of the claim, and prior to trial we were fortunately able to settle the action for well in excess of the available coverage ensuring that the boy would have ample funds available in the future for medical treatment.

Back Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$710,000.00

Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

Our 43 year old client was stopped in traffic when she was rear-ended at a high rate of speed, forcing her to strike the vehicle in front of her. As a result, she underwent a back surgery requiring the placement of hardware to stabilize her spine.

Realizing that her lawyers were recommending she resolve her case for a nominal amount, she then hired our firm to aggressively litigate her case.

After fighting the defendant’s insurance company attorneys, we were able to resolve the case for its actual worth just prior to the beginning of trial.

Back Surgery - Pedestrian Accident Settlements
$700,000.00

Deerfield Beach, Broward County, Florida

Our 40 year old client was walking out of a department store when he was suddenly struck by an elderly woman pulling out of a parking spot. Our client sustained immediate back injuries ultimately requiring surgery.

The law firm that was originally represented him never filed a law suit after obtaining a low offer from the defendant’s insurance company.

He then hired our firm, and we immediately filed suit and aggressively litigated his case and achieved a settlement that the client needed to sustain his medical care presently and into the future.

Back Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$600,000.00

Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Our 29 year old client was a backseat passenger in a limousine when the limousine driver carelessly and negligently ran a red light resulting in our client sustaining severe injuries to his lower back.

The insurance company for the limousine initially downplayed his injuries, even after he underwent surgery, suggesting that his injuries were pre-existing and unrelated to the incident, even though our client had no previous back problems.

After aggressively litigating the case, and shortly before trial, we were able to resolve the case and force the insurance company to properly compensate our client and ensure he would have the medical benefits he would require for care in the future.

Neck Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$488,675.03

Pembroke Pines, Broward County, Florida

Our client, a 38 year old father was driving home from dinner when he was rear-ended by a drunk driver travelling at a high rate of speed. He immediately complained of neck pain at the scene as well as at the hospital.

After months of conservative care and attempts to manage his symptoms without surgery, he was finally unable to continue leading his day-to day without excruciating neck pain, and underwent an operation to his neck in an attempt to finally be pain free. The surgery thankfully was successful.

Thereafter, Canter Law fought with the insurance company for the drunk driver and ensured that they compensated our client with all of their available liability coverage so that our client would be properly reimbursed for his pain and suffering, his lost income, as well as his past and future medical expenses.

Neck Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$460,000.00

Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida

A 37 year old postman was driving in his mail truck when he was struck in the rear by a commercial truck. The operator of the truck then inexplicably attempted to flee the scene.

Upon his apprehension, it was determined that he was operating the truck with a suspended license.

Due to the severity of our client’s injuries, he was ultimately required to undergo a surgical procedure to fix the herniated discs in his neck as well as have implanted plates and screws to stabilize his spine. Although the insurance company attempted to minimize the permanent impact of the injuries, we were able to resolve the matter prior to trial.

Neck Surgery - Truck Accident
$450,000.00

Hollywood, Broward County, Florida

On an ordinary weekday morning, our 30 year old client was driving to work when he was struck by a commercial vehicle who had negligently run a stop sign. The impact caused our client's vehicle to hit a curb and roll over. Even though our client was properly secured by his seatbelt, he sustained a severe injury to his neck. After months of treatment, our client underwent neck surgery to attempt to alleviate his daily pain. Thankfully, his surgery was successful.

Canter Law fought with the insurance company for the commercial vehicle to hold them accountable for their insured's negligence and for our client's injuries. Prior to trial we were able to secure a settlement in the best interests of our client that fairly compensated him for the damages he had suffered.

Disc Replacement Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$400,000.00

Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

Our client, a 33 year old single mother was rear-ended while on her way home from work. Although there was only moderate damage to her vehicle, the impact exacerbated her previous back injury. As the months went by, her symptoms became increasingly difficult to manage and she underwent first a surgical procedure to repair the herniated disc in her back, and then ultimately a disc replacement surgery after the first procedure did not achieve the desired result. The insurance company for the vehicle who started this chain of events argued that her injuries were all pre-existing and could not be related to their driver’s negligence. After aggressively litigating the case on her behalf and shortly before trial was to begin, we were able to resolve the case ensuring that our client was fairly compensated for her past and future medical expenses and pain and suffering.

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage - Automobile Accident Settlements
$382,500.00

Deerfield Beach, Broward County, Florida

Our 20 year client was driving her car through an intersection when she was broadsided by a tow truck who had run a red light. The severe impact forced our client to strike her head on the driver’s side window rendering her unconscious and causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage, also know as a bleed on the brain. To this day she still has no recollection of the accident. Subsequently, she was left with mild residual cognitive impairments for which she will have to deal with into the foreseeable future. The insurance company for the tow truck attempted to show that her injuries had resolved completely and she returned to her pre-accident status. However, prior to trial we were able to resolve the case and enable our client to have the resources for her future medical needs.

Neck Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$375,000.00

Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida

Our 59 year old client was driving when struck by the defendant driver leaving a commercial plaza. As a result she sustained a neck injury resulting surgery, fusion, and hardware placement. Our firm was able to negotiate a settlement ensuring that our client was compensated for her pain and suffering as well as her future medical care.

Neck Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$375,000.00

Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida

Our 48 year old client was driving home from a friend’s house when she was struck in an intersection by another driver who ran a red light. As a result she sustained a neck injury requiring a fusion surgery with the placement of permanent hardware to stabilize her neck. After aggressively fighting against the insurance company for the defendant driver, we compelled them to mediation where we settled the case for the benefit our client, compensating her for past and future pain and suffering as well as her continuing medical needs.

Shoulder Surgery - Automobile Accident
$350,000.00

Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Our 73 year old client was driving home from work when a negligent driver violated his right of way and struck his vehicle on the driver's side. The impact caused him to tear his shoulder. After extensive physical therapy our client underwent surgery to have his shoulder repaired.

Despite our client never having any treatment to his shoulder prior to the accident, the insurance company argued that due to his age, his surgery had to be due to a pre-existing condition. We immediately filed a lawsuit and prior to trial we were able to secure the total available insurance policy limits on behalf of our client, properly compensating his for his injuries and damages.

Neck Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$325,000.00

Hollywood, Broward County, Florida

Our 51 year old client was operating his car eastbound through an intersection when a disoriented elderly woman was traveling southbound and ran the red light at the intersection and struck our client at a high rate of speed resulting in him sustaining severe injuries to his neck. After treating conservatively thereafter for several months, he unfortunately underwent neck surgery to alleviate the continuing pain. The surgery involved the placement of plates and screws to stabilize his spine. Upon his discharge from medical care, we were able to procure a settlements from both the insurance company for the woman caused this incident as well as our client’s carrier.

Fractured Leg & Hip - Automobile Accident Settlements
$275,000.00

Naples, Collier County, Florida

Our client, a 73 year old retiree, was walking home on a sidewalk from the grocery store when a teenage driver, who had only been a licensed driver approximately 4 months, was operating his father’s car when he sped around a curb at a high rate of speed, lost control and jumped onto the sidewalk and struck our client resulting in her injuries. She underwent surgery to set her broken bones. Upon being approached by the insurance company, she hired our firm to ensure that her rights would be protected. Shortly after filing a lawsuit in the matter we were able to force the insurance carrier for both the teenage driver’s father as well as our client to pay the maximum amount of their policy limits.

Thumb Surgery - Automobile Accident Settlements
$260,000.00

Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Our 29 year old client was driving his car westbound down a commercial street, when the operator of the car directly to his right decided he needed to turn into a plaza on the south side of the road. He then attempted a left hand turn from the right hand lane causing our client to strike his vehicle. The impact caused our client’s hand to jam the steering wheel which resulted in him fracturing his right thumb. Ultimately, due to the pain he endured, he underwent surgery to correct the fracture including the placement of a plate and screws to stabilize the joint. The surgery left our client without full range of motion of his right thumb from which he will never recover.

Fractured Skull - Automobile Accident Settlements
$250,000.00

Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

Our client’s 6 year old son was playing in the street in front of his house with his older brothers and sisters when a careless motorist who was looking down at the time drifted to her right and struck the boy and then unwittingly dragged him for another 100 feet before coming to a stop. The boy suffered a fractured skull which required him to be airlifted to the hospital as well as medical treatment for months thereafter. Upon retaining our law firm and the subsequent filing of a lawsuit, the insurance carrier for the negligent driver finally meet their responsibilities to the boy and his parents.

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