Settlement Without Sustaining Permanent Injury

Recently, Attorney Chris Kaigle with The Umansky Law Firm represented an individual on a personal injury case. He was treated by a doctor for a particular period of time, but after the treatment was done, the doctor said that he didn’t sustain a permanent injury. What’s interesting about that is that in the state of Florida, in order to recover from pain, suffering and future pain and suffering, you have to sustain permanent injury and you have to have a medical provider sign off. There is a permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability. The client didn’t have that in this case, although he did sustain over $10,000 dollars worth of medical bills. He also lost his vehicle and he was in pain every single day. Negotiating with an insurance company in that circumstance was difficult, because they know that he didn’t sustain a permanent injury, according to the doctor. So, they know they’re not ultimately responsible for any pain and suffering, or future pain and suffering. What the personal injury attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm first did was calculate his total outstanding medical bills, because in Florida you’re at least entitled to your out of pocket expenses.

Mr. Kaigle spoke with the insurance company; he told them the situation and he argued with the insurance company over what the insurance company was going to be willing to pay. His total medical expenses were only about $3,000 dollars, but ultimately, Mr. Kaigle got the insurance company up another 25 percent, which was in excess of what they were responsible for. Then, Mr. Kaigle was able to negotiate the medical bills down and finally put more money in the client’s pocket to compensate him appropriately.

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Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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