December 7, 2012
Kevin and April Quinn v. Southern Waste Services
15th Judicial Circuit-Palm Beach County, Florida
Case No.: 50 2011 CA 018589
Judge: Lucy Chernow Brown
Plaintiffs’ counsel: Todd Romano (Romano Law Group, West Palm Beach, FL), Thomas A. Robes (Bogani & Robes, Delray Beach, FL)
Kevin Quinn, 56, and his wife April Quinn, 54, sustained severe injuries when another driver collided with the couple’s sedan at high speed in the middle of an intersection. Both parties disputed liability, claiming that the other party ran a red light and caused the accident. The only eyewitness to the crash could not testify which party had the green light, and the responding Florida Highway Patrol trooper did not gather physical evidence at the scene.
Mr. Quinn suffered aggravation of a preexisting lower back injury, as well as trauma resulting in deep vein thrombosis of the right leg and a grade III separation of the left shoulder with torn labrum. Mrs. Quinn sustained a broken rib and multiple injuries to the neck and back, including two displaced transverse process fractures in the lower back.
The Quinns hired West Palm Beach attorneys Todd Romano, Esq., of Romano Law Group (http://www.romanolawgroup.com/) and Thomas A. Robes, Esq., of Bogani & Robes, PLLC (http://www.boganiandrobes.com/), to pursue compensation for the injuries they sustained in the accident. After a trial lasting five days, the jury returned a verdict on Friday, December 7, 2012, of $656,056.91 in favor of the plaintiffs.
The jury found the defendant driver 75% liable for the accident and the plaintiff driver 25%, which reduced the award of damages accordingly. Past and future economic and non-economic damages in the amount of $500,393.86 were awarded to Mr. Quinn, while the jury awarded Mrs. Quinn $130,663.05 for past and future economic and non-economic damages. The jury also awarded each of the Quinns $12,500.00 in damages for the loss of each other’s consortium.
During direct examination with the plaintiffs’ treating physicians and the summation, Mr. Romano and Mr. Robes entrusted MediVisuals to provide exhibits illustrating the injuries the plaintiffs sustained and the procedures they underwent after the accident.