Catastrophic Personal Injury Litigation
The attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson are pioneers in the area of catastrophic injury litigation. Ranked among the top litigators in the country, we fight aggressively to protect injured clients and their families, battling insurance companies and negligent businesses responsible for disastrous injuries.
Our attorneys are consistently recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in the category of personal injury litigation. Our team consists of two board-certified civil trial attorneys, a former insurance company lawyer, and a nationally recognized authority on product liability law.
Colson Hicks Eidson has handled cases and obtained verdicts and settlements in individual, class action and multidistrict litigation cases involving product liability, serious injury, wrongful death, and medical negligence claims.
- A $65 Million Bus Shelter Electrocution Verdict: In 2005, a Miami jury awarded a $65.1 million verdict on behalf of the firm’s client against Eller Media Company for the electrocution death of a 12-year-old boy. The firm represented the family and presented the case to the jury, which found that the boy’s death was caused by Eller Media employees’ shoddy electrical work performed at a Miami bus shelter. The jury awarded both compensatory and punitive damages against Eller Media.
- $11 Million Policy Limits Settlement: The firm had an $11 million policy limits settlement in 2007 involving a gas tanker explosion case that killed a husband and wife leaving two adult college age children without parents. The gas tanker was traveling at a high rate of speed with 9000 gallons of fuel when it lost control on highway 595 in Broward County.
- A Million Dollar Verdict against Celebrity Cruises: In November 2011, the firm secured a million dollar jury verdict against Celebrity Cruises for a crewmember that underwent unnecessary surgery to insert a pacemaker. Celebrity Cruises flew the 31-year old chef to Santo Domingo after experiencing headaches and pain to his face while working on a Celebrity cruise ship. Following the surgery, the crewmember suffered debilitating injuries and was forced to use a walker. A Miami jury found the cruise line negligent in its care and treatment of its employee and awarded the one million verdict.
- Asbestos: The firm successfully represented the Miami-Dade County School Board and the University of Miami in seeking compensation for millions of dollars spent removing asbestos from buildings.