The Plaintiffs were traveling northbound on John Rodes Boulevard in Melbourne when they were struck by the defendant, traveling in the opposite direction as he attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Dow Road. The defendant’s actions resulted in an angular, head-on collision with the plaintiff’s car. One plaintiff sustained a right knee dashboard injury resulting in patellofemoral pain syndrome, maltracting, and damage to the condylar tissue of the right knee. In addition, he sustained a stress fracture of the second metatarsal of the right foot, as well as bilateral shoulder injuries, including impingement syndrome regarding the left shoulder. The other plaintiff sustained a compression fracture of one of the vertebral bodies in her low back.
Nance Cacciatore with Sammy M. Cacciatore settled these cases collectively for $545,000 on the second day of the trial.