Ormond v. Farris - $500,000
On October 21, 2009, Mr. Ormond was traveling southbound on I-95 in the center lane of travel, approximately 3 miles north of the Fiske Boulevard exit, in Rockledge, Florida. Mr. Ormond noted that there was traffic congestion in front of him and that vehicles had come to a stop. He brought his vehicle to a safe stop in the center, southbound lane of travel. At that time, his car was violently collided into by an automobile owned and operated by Jason Farris. As a result of the impact, Mr. Ormond's vehicle was shoved off of the roadway into the center median. Paramedics with the Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and noted that Mr. Ormond was unconscious following the crash. He was transported to, and received treatment at Wuesthoff Hospital.
Following his release from the hospital, Mr. Ormond was treated by Dr. Antonio Rivera for complaints of headaches, neck pain and pain radiating into his upper extremities. MRI studies were positive for disc herniations at C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7. Unfortunately, his condition failed to improve with conservative care and, ultimately underwent a multi-level fusion performed by a board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Richard Hynes at The Back Center in Melbourne, Florida. Mr. Ormond was also suffering with headaches and memory loss as a result of the concussive syndrome that he experienced. Whitney Legler, Psy.D. opined that Mr. Ormond was suffering with a closed head injury resulting in memory deficits.
Prior to a lawsuit being filed, a settlement offer was sent to the Allstate Insurance Company extending an opportunity to settle for the available policy limits of $500,000.00 Allstate refused, and instead responded with an offer of $125,000.00. A lawsuit was filed in Brevard County on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Ormond and shortly after the filing of the lawsuit, Allstate tendered the available policy limits of $500,000.00. A special thanks to our co-counsel, Tony Hernandez, for working with us on this case.