OVER $100 MILLION RECOVERED
Take a Look at Some of Our Verdicts and Settlements
Miami injury Lawyer John H. (Jack) Hickey and the legal team at Hickey Law Firm, P.A. work tirelessly to abtain the compensation that personal injury and wrongful death victims deserve. Here are some of the verdicts and settlements obtained by our firm.
$12 Million. Adkins v. Florida Keys Dive Center: Dive boat backs over two of its own divers causing head and brain injuries.
$9 Million. Doe (Passenger) v. Cruise Line: Crew member assaults and batters and sexually batters Passenger in cabin.
$8 Million. Puga v. Faneuil Inc. Car Accident. Van ran SUV off expressway causing driver of SUV to be quadriplegic. Officer at scene reported that our client caused the accident.
$7.1 Million. Passenger v. Singlescruise.com: Cruise organizer sponsored an excursion which was an excursion in Cozumel which was a party with unlimited drinking and diving from a seawall into the ocean. Client dove in, hit his head, and became a quadriplegic.
$6.26 Million. Doe v. Shipping line. Wrongful death
$6 Million. Doe (Passenger) v. Cruise Line: Cruise ship orchestra platform lowered then Master of Ceremonies directs passenger to walk across stage and in to orchestra pit. Passenger suffers massive internal injuries and traumatic brain injury.
$4.5 million verdict in car crash "survivor action." Miami, FL- John H. (Jack) Hickey with Hickey Law Firm in Miami, FL, received a $4.5 Million jury verdict on behalf of their client, Ana Watson, the personal representative of the Estate of Maria Deposada. The verdict was reached in Miami-Dade County Florida Circuit Court last Friday night, September 16, 2016. This verdict is completely supported by the overwhelming objective and subjective evidence in the record. This case arose out of a car crash. It happened on July 8, 2008. An intern for Pernod Ricard, USA LLC, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard (Pernod), the multinational liquor conglomerate, drove a Ford Taurus leased by Pernod and ran a red light in midtown Miami. The Ford crashed broadside into another car, a 3 series BMW, in which 89 year old Maria Deposada was a front seat passenger. Deposada filed suit for her personal injuries but died of unrelated causes 4 ½ years after the car crash.
$3.389 Million. A jury in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court awarded $3,384,185 to a former cruise ship first officer against Royal Caribbean Cruise Line for claims of negligence and unseaworthiness. Read more about this case in our “In The News” section.
$2.998 Million. Federal Judge Ursula Ungaro awarded $2,998,155.70 to a Carnival cruise ship passenger who was injured in a slip and fall accident. Read more about this case in our “In The News” section.
$2.59 Million jury verdict against the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Central Parking for the negligence of a valet driver pinning a pedestrian, a lawyer from Brazil, between cars. Read more about this case in our “In The News” section.
$2.5 Million. Plaintiff v. Villagewalk of Wellington Homeowners Association Inc. et al
$2.5 Million Brooks v. Hendry Boatyard. awarded in a maritime law case in Tampa, Florida, to a seaman from Honduras who suffered burns on his hand and arm when a welder in a shipyard lit paint on fire and then spilled it on the seaman.
$1.733 Million Goodfellow v. Roudhouse Grill jury verdict against a Roadhouse Grill restaurant in favor of a woman who injured her hand on a bench, requiring multiple hand surgeries. Read more about this case in our “In The News” section.
$1.7 Million. Doe v. Cruise line. crewmembers sexually assault passenger
$1.5 Million. Doe v. Shipping line. Wrongful death.
$1.295 Million. Doe v. Cruise line. Bench collapsed and caused back injury to passenger requiring surgery.
$1.01 Million awarded in a car accident lawsuit in Miami, Florida, to the driver of a van hit by a tow truck.
$900,000 awarded in a personal injury lawsuit against the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, to a University of Miami student who sustained multiple orthopedic injuries after she was hit by an uninsured motorist while she was participating in a scavenger hunt organized by the university.
$900,000. Bello v. Pioneer Shippint et. al. Plaintiff was struck by a falling crane boom and cable resulting in multiple fractures and injuries throughout his body. His right shoulder, arm, and hand were crushed.
$885,000 received in a medical malpractice case against a cardiologist who misdiagnosed a heart attack, which resulted in the patient’s death.
$850,000. Doe v. Cruise Line. Crewmember suffered back injury and broncospasm due to chemical exposure.
$800,000. Cornelius v. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Settlement on the final day of trial for a cruise ship passenger who suffered injury from a loose seat in a cruise ship spa. The passenger was seated on a stool at the spa when, because of negligent maintenance and inspection, the loose seat came off, causing her to fall 4 to 5 feet to the ceramic floor and suffer through nearly 8 years of extensive medical treatment for her back, as well as what is likely a lifetime of chronic back pain.
$800,000. Passenger v. Cruise line. Slip and fall resulting in fractured leg and severe injury to right ankle.
$785,000. Medical malpractice
$750,000 Plaintiff fell off stage while participating in a charity event
$750,000. Car accident.
$700,000. Sexual assault resulting in aggravation of serious psychological and psychiatric condition
$700,000. Cruise ship excursion bus accident.
$650,000 received for a slip and fall on a cruise ship, which resulted in permanent mid-carpal ligament damage to the right hand of a chiropractor.
$650,000 awarded in a personal injury lawsuit against Sunrise Music Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to a woman who injured her knee in a slip and fall, which required arthroscopy and a knee replacement.
$650,000. slip and fall resulting in fractured arm among other injuries.
$600,000 wrongful death settlement for a construction accident involving hydrogen sulfide poisoning, confined space and OSHA violations. Martinez v. Florida Power & Light Co., Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, case number 04-2817 CA 21. Florida Power & Light Co. (FP&L) owns and is responsible for maintaining the manholes into which it runs cable. That includes the manhole at 18th Street and Bay Road in Miami Beach, Florida. On October 10, 2002, employees of a subcontractor of Florida Power & Light Co. went into the manhole not realizing that the manhole was filled with hydrogen sulfide gas. At high levels of concentration, the gas numbs the olfactory nerves that allow us to have the sense of smell, and the hydrogen sulfide becomes undetectable without gas detection equipment. The men apparently failed to use gas detectors or other required safety equipment. FP&L also failed to provide these men with the safety training and the information on the incidence of hydrogen sulfide in manholes in Miami Beach, which FP&L provides its own employees. FP&L utilizes the same subcontractor on a regular basis. One of the men on the job went into the manhole. The supervisor (and person in charge of safety on the job), Osvaldo Martinez, went down to rescue his buddy. Both of them died in the manhole. The estate of the decedent Martinez recovered $600,000, even though Martinez was the supervisor on the job. FP&L had a duty to the employees of its contractors to keep the workplace safe.
$600,000. Cruise passenger slip and fall resulting in torn meniscus
$582,500. Slip and fall resulting in tear of the meniscus of right knee, injured cervical discs with nerve root impingment, and back injuries.
$520,000. Meagher V. Able Sanitation Inc and Key Biscayne Beach Club, Inc. fall downstairs.
$512,882. Cruise ship excursion bus accident.
$500,000 awarded in a personal injury lawsuit in Miami, Florida, to a Honduran maintenance man injured by a ditch digger that jumped out of a trench and climbed up his legs. Plastic surgeries required.
$500,000 awarded in Miami, Florida, in a medical malpractice case in which the hospital misdiagnosed a woman who suffered from Lupus and performed unnecessary surgery on her.
$500,000. Cruise passenger wrongful death
$500,000. Medical malpractice
$500,000. Faulty rental equipment resulting in permanent injuries
$475,000. Cruise passenger slip and fall resulting in traumatic brain injury
$475,000. Cruise passenger slip and fall resulting in fractured femur with surgery
$450,000. Cruise ship excursion bus accident.
$450,000. Cruise passenger slip and fall resulting in hip surgery.
$450,000. Crewmember v. cruise line personal injury
$450,000. Slip and fall at a condominium building
$450,000. Car accident
$450,000. Captain negligently flung a weight belt over this head. Weight belt struck the head of the Plaintiff and crushed his skull causing severe, permanent, and debilitating brain damage to the Plaintiff.
$450,000. Crewmember slip and fall
$440,000. Cruise passenger assault
$425,000. Crewmember personal injury
$425,000. Crewmember violently fell into the cargo hole and striked his body against the steel hull of the ship resulting in a fractured leg, ankle, and foot, as well as contusions on chest and torso, and neuropsychological and psychlogical injuries.
$425,000. Cruise passenger slip and fall.
$425,000. Cruise passenger slip and fall.
$395,000. Crewmember v. cruise line personal injury
$375,000. Cruise passenger slip and fall.
$375,000. Negligent security case.
$375,000. Passenger fell climbing from tender, sustaining fractures in both of her legs. Required extensive hospitalization and died as a result of the injuries she sustained.
$365,000. Settlement in a car accident case in which a man driving a Bentley struck the victim, a pedestrian, clipping his left leg and fleeing the scene, causing a spiral fracture of the victim’s tibia that required surgery to insert a rod and later a surgery to remove the rod.
$350,000 awarded in a personal injury lawsuit against Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to a woman who slipped and fell on a wooden ramp at the edge of a curb, fracturing her arm and requiring three surgeries.
$320,000 awarded in a seaman’s wrongful death case in Miami, Florida
$315,000 awarded in a car accident lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to a pedestrian who was walking on the wrong side of the road when he was hit by a car.
$300,000. Cruise ship excursion bus accident.
$275,000 awarded in a personal injury lawsuit in Miami, Florida, to a 64-year-old woman who fractured her patella after she slipped and fell in a puddle of water in a bowling alley.
$215,000 awarded in a car accident lawsuit in Miami, Florida, to a 12-year-old who suffered crush injuries to one knee when caught between two cars.
$150,000. Crewmember v. cruise line personal injury
$115,000. Crewmember v. cruise line personal injury
$85,000. Crewmember v. cruise line personal injury