Past Outstanding Results for Clients
The lawyers at Couture Law P.A. are proud to serve the needs of our clients. We work tirelessly with and for our clients to obtain the maximum recovery for our clients. These results are before deduction for attorneys’ fees, costs and medical bills.
$1,045,000 | Car Accident with Lumbar Fusion Surgery
Defendant turned left in front of our client giving him no time to stop or avoid the crash. This resulted in a T-Bone impact which rendered both vehicles a total loss. Our client required a Spinal Fusion Surgery. The at-fault driver carried a $100,000 bodily injury insurance policy and our client carried an additional $10,000 under-insured motorist policy. The other party’s insurer only offered $11,000. Our client’s offered $0.
Couture Law P.A. was successful in getting the other party’s insurance company to pay $175,000 more than their policy limits for a total of $275,000. After a jury trial, Couture Law P.A. obtained a verdict in the amount of $1,045,000 – more than 100 times their insurance policy limits of $10k.
$125,000 | *Fired TV Lawyer* Rear-End Crash
Client was represented by a famous TV Lawyer for this minor rear-end crash. TV Lawyer tried to pressure him to settle his case for about $6,000. The client did not think this was fair, and called Couture Law P.A. for a FREE Consultation. Attorney Brent Couture visited him at his home and discussed his case in depth with him and his family. Mr. Couture agreed that his case was worth much more than the TV Lawyer had suggested. The client then fired the TV Lawyer and hired Couture Law P.A. to take over the case at no additional cost.
Our client had just stopped at a red light and was waiting for the light to turn green, when he was rear-ended by a vehicle traveling approximately 15 MPH. There was only very minor damage to the rear of our client’s vehicle. Our client suffered serious and permanent injuries from this crash. He suffered injuries to his low back, upper back, coccyx, shoulder, and both knees. He required surgical repair to his shoulder and left knee. The insurance company argued that the injuries could not have been caused by such a minor impact, and that our client had a long history of injuries to the same or similar body parts. Couture Law P.A. argued The Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine: “plaintiffs are entitled to recover full compensation for all damage proximately resulting from the defendant’s negligence, even though their injuries are more serious than they would otherwise have been because of pre-existing physical or nervous conditions.” Couture Law P.A. was able to bring this case to resolution for $125,000.00; more than 20 Times what the TV Lawyer tried to pressure him to accept.
$300,000 | Intersection Collision
Client was represented by another Local Injury Attorney who tried to settle her case for less than $25,000. Client did not think this was fair, and called Couture Law P.A. for a FREE Consultation. She met with Attorney Brent Couture to discuss the details for her case. Mr. Couture agreed that her case was worth much more than the other Local Attorney had suggested they settle for. The client then fired the other attorney and hired Couture Law P.A. to take over the case at no additional cost.
The driver of a Chevy pick-up truck ran a red light at approximately 35 MPH and impacted a Honda Accord which was traveling through the intersection on a green light. The Accord spun counterclockwise and was propelled into our client head-on. Our client’s vehicle was rendered a total loss. Our client suffered permanent injuries to her neck and low back as a direct result of this motor vehicle crash. Surgery of the cervical spine was eventually required. The insurance company argued that our client had significant gaps in her treatment after the crash, which they believed proved that the treatment she had undergone was not related to the crash and was thus not compensable. Couture Law P.A. was able to resolve this case for $300,000.
$2.5 Million (policy Limit) | Motorcycle Crash
Our client was taking a leisurely ride on his motorcycle. He was travelling at 35 MPH, the speed limit in that area. All of a sudden and unexpectedly, a motor vehicle pulled out directly into his path, violating his right of way, and causing the front of his motorcycle to collide with the front right quarter panel of the motor vehicle. Our client was ejected from his bike, and died at the scene moments later.
Attorney Brent Couture reached out to the insurance company to see if it would do the right thing given the obvious negligence on its insured and the unimaginable damages. However, its first reaction was to insinuate that our client was likely speeding and thereby caused or contributed to his own death.
Couture Law P.A. hired one of the premier motorcycle crash reconstruction teams in Florida, purchased and stored the motorcycle for inspection and use at trial, and made arrangements to store and examine the defendant’s vehicle. Our crash team visited the site with some of the most advanced equipment available for accident reconstruction, including drone mapping of the entire crash site. Couture Law P.A. then hired a private investigator to search out and interview all possible witnesses to the crash. We were successful in finding a witness who was directly behind our client and could attest to the fact that our client was traveling at or below the speed limit and driving in a safe and reasonable manor. Our crash team pulled the data from the motorcycle and from the onboard computer inside the defendant’s vehicle. From this data, we were able to prove that the defendant’s vehicle pulled into the path of our client giving our client no time to react or avoid the collision in any way. Not long after we presented the insurance company with our overwhelming findings, they tendered the insurance policy limits of $2.5 Million (combined).
$725,000 | Auto Accident
Only $50,000 in combined available insurance coverage. Just prior to the third trial a settlement was negotiated at $675,000 above their policy limit. Our client was northbound on US1 in the left lane approaching Pineda Causeway when the at-fault driver, while merging onto US1 north from Pineda Causeway westbound, merged left across all lanes of in order to make a quick U-turn. Our client’s vehicle collided with the at-fault driver’s vehicle in the left lane. Our client was seriously injured in the Cervical and Lumbar spine.
$1.9 Million | Wrongful Death
Case resolved in litigation for $2 million. High-speed bus crash. Bus company sued for wrongful death of a 56 year old grandmother.
$1.8 Million | Trucking Accident
24 year old mother of three died in a fatal trucking accident. Settled just before trial was set to start for $1.8 Million.
$465,000 | Premises Liability
Couture Law P.A. recovered $465,000 after filing a lawsuit for the owner of a lawn care business who fell into hole at a gas station in a premises liability case and injured his lower back requiring fusion surgery. The property owner initially denied any liability.
$300,000 | Auto Accident
19 year old college student injured in rear end motor vehicle crash. She underwent a lumbar fusion surgery at L5-S1. Couture Law P.A. recovered $300,000 which represents all available insurance policy limits.
$300,000 | Auto Accident
Couture Law P.A. recovered $300,000, which represented the entire bodily injury policy limit. Our client had extensive injuries to lower back and neck from rear end car crash which required client to undergo Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion surgery.
$300,000 | ATV Accident
Young man injured in ATV crash where he sustained a crush injury to his left lower leg which required amputation above the knee. Homeowner’s insurance company initially denied coverage for this crash which occurred off of the homeowner’s property. Couture Law P.A. was successful in arguing that the homeowner’s insurance company coverage did apply and recovered all available insurance policy limits of $300,000.
$272,500 | Auto Accident
A young working mother who underwent a cervical ProDisc replacement surgery after a motor vehicle crash. Couture Law P.A. recovered $272,500. After filing a lawsuit the Underinsured motorist company paid $262,500 which represented an excess insurance settlement under a “bad faith” theory. Client had paid for a $100,000 underinsured motorist (UM) policy. Couture Law was able to convince to UM insurance company to pay an additional $162,000 over and above the policy our client had paid for.
$270,000 | Auto Accident
Couture Law P.A. recovered $270,000. Our client was a 39 year old mother who injured her neck and lower back requiring lumbar fusion from a head on collision.
$260,000 | Auto Accident
Mother injured lower back, neck and knee in a head on collision which required neck fusion surgery. Couture Law P.A. recovered $260,000.
$225,000 | Premises Liability
Slip and fall at grocery store on liquid leaking from faulty soda dispenser. Client sustained back and neck injuries requiring several surgeries including lumbar discectomy and Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.
$200,000 | Auto Accident
A 27 year old barber underwent Open Reduction Internal Fixation surgery to his forearm due to a rollover crash. Couture Law P.A. was able to double the available insurance coverage. When the under-insured motorist insurance company initially denied stacking the $100,000 insurance policy, Couture Law P.A. was able to convince them to extend stacking coverage to our client, bringing the total available coverage and the total recovery to $200,000.
$200,000 | Hit by DUI
A 26 year old injured in a DUI crash with a vertebral fracture which required L5-S1 fusion surgery. Couture Law P.A. recovered all available insurance policy limits of $200,000.
$200,000 | Auto Accident
A 36 year old gentleman who injured lower back in car crash and underwent surgery (Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion (ALIF)) for his injuries. Couture Law P.A. recovered a total of $200,000 from all available insurance.
$175,000 & $60,000 | Auto Accident
A 38 year old woman who was involved in two motor vehicle crashes sustained injury to her neck and back both of which required fusion surgeries. Recovered $175,000 from first motor vehicle crash and full policy limits of $60,000 from second motor vehicle crash.
$125,000 | Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident
Client was out jogging when she was backed into by a vehicle and thrown to the ground sustaining burn from the exhaust pipe and fracturing her left elbow which required surgery. Couture Law P.A. recovered $125,000 after an initial offer was given of $42,500 by bodily injury insurance carrier.
$125,000 | Hit by DUI
Couture Law P.A. recovered $125,000. Our client injured his neck and lower back in a DUI motor vehicle crash.
$122,000 | Auto Accident
Couture Law P.A. recovered $122,000. Our client injured his lumbar spine requiring lumbar fusion surgery from a multi-vehicle crash.
$110,000 | Auto Accident
Tow operator injured neck in car crash. MRI showed disc bulging, client underwent injections in the neck. Couture Law P.A. recovered $110,000 from bodily injury and underinsured motorist insurance carriers.
$100,000 | Bad Faith claim/Excess Settlement: Auto Accident
A 21 year old female with a recommendation for decompression or decompression & fusion surgery at L5-S1, as well as an ACDF (anterior cervical discectomy and fusion) surgery for neck and back injuries she sustained in a car accident. Total insurance coverage available was only $60,000. Couture Law P.A. was able to negotiate an extra $40,000 in excess of the available policy limits under a “bad faith” theory.
$100,000 | Auto Accident
Combined settlement from both the bodily injury and underinsured motorist insurance policies. A 73 year old gentleman with a neck injury with a recommendation for a discectomy surgery from car crash. Client had pre-existing pre-accident fusion surgery at C5-6. Insurance company’s initial offer – $5,000.
$100,000 | Auto Accident
A 45 year old housekeeper injured in rear end car crash which caused multiple disc bulges indenting the thecal sac of the spinal cord. Client was recommended for surgery to fix the bulging discs. Couture Law P.A. recovered $100,000 which represented all available insurance policy limits.
$100,000 | Auto Accident
A 46 year old Deputy Sheriff involved in rollover motor vehicle crash. She injured her right shoulder which required arthroscopic surgery. Couture Law P.A. recovered all available insurance policy limits of $100,000.
$100,000 | Motorcycle vs. Auto Accident
Teacher injured in motorcycle vs. vehicle crash in which he sustained road rash burns to over 9% of his body. Couture Law P.A. recovered all available insurance policy limits of $100,000.
$100,000 | Auto Accident
Couture Law P.A. recovered $100,000. Our client injured her right shoulder which required surgery in a rear end motor vehicle crash.
$95,000 | Auto Accident
Passenger in a motor vehicle crash while working sustained multiple herniated discs to his neck and back requiring fusion surgery. Recovered $95,000- Insurance company’s initial offer- $2,500.
$75,000 | Auto Accident
A 77 year old woman injured her lumbar spine in car crash requiring anterior lumbar interbody fusion L2 to S1 followed by a posterior lumbar laminectomy, bilateral L4-5, partial laminectomy. Couture Law P.A. recovered all available insurance policy limits of $75,000 after the insurance companies refused to make her an offer claiming her injuries were degenerative and pre-existing and the surgery was not necessitated by car crash.
$70,000 | Auto Accident
Recovered from bodily injury and underinsured motorist insurance companies for a gentleman who sustained a laceration to his face. Our client’s own underinsured motorist insurance carrier initially denied coverage for insured.
$52,500 | Premises Liability
Couture Law P.A. recovered $52,500. Our client was a young lady who slipped and fell on water at grocery store and injured lower back requiring injections. Initial offer was $8,500.
$50,000 | Auto Accident
A 44 year old Fire Inspector sustained an injury to his left shoulder requiring Arthroscopic decompression and distal clavicle resection surgery from car crash. Couture Law P.A. recovered all available insurance policy limits of $50,000.
$50,000 | Auto Accident
Mother injured left wrist in I-95 car crash with uninsured driver. Couture Law P.A. recovered $50,000.
$50,000 | (Husband) & $50,000 (Wife)
Husband and Wife injured in head on vehicle collision which required epidural steroid injections. Couture Law P.A. Recovered a total of $100,000 from the bodily injury insurance company for the at fault driver.
$45,000 | Auto Accident
28 year old woman was involved in multi-vehicle chain reaction collision sustained C3-4, C5-6, C6-7 bulging discs and a herniated disc in the lower back at L5-S1. She underwent physical therapy for her injuries. Couture Law P.A. recovered a total of $45,000.
* Note: Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
At Couture Law P.A. in Melbourne, you won’t pay a penny unless our personal injury lawyers prevail at trial, or procure a settlement on your behalf. This arrangement is commonly referred to as payment “on a contingency basis.” Suffice to say, we’ll help you fight for every dollar for your pain and suffering.
How much time do I have to file an injury lawsuit?
The period of time from the date of the accident until you no longer can file a claim is known as the “statute of limitations.” In Florida, the amount of time in which statutes expire varies by case type. The statute of limitations for most injury cases is four (4) years. For medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, it’s two (2) years. Always err on the side of caution by consulting with your Melbourne personal injury attorney.
Do I have a case?
Because no two cases are alike, Melbourne injury attorneys should gather and analyze all of the facts regarding your case before addressing this question. After tracking down and speaking with witnesses, we’ll give you a fair, honest assessment of your unique situation – and how we can help.
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