Personal Injury Recent Settlements South Florida

Lyons & Snyder are one of South Florida’s leading personal injury attorneys. Check out our notable recent victories. Call us now for a free consultation to see if we can get you compensated for your injuries.


$1,250,000: Wrongful Death – Car Accident:

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$1,250,000: Wrongful Death – Car Accident

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$1,250,000: Wrongful Death – Negligent Hiring

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$1,168,000: Wrongful Death – Car Accident

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$1,000,000 resolution: T-Bone Accident
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$905,000: Trucking Accident

A tractor trailer rear ended our clients at a high rate of speed on the highway, causing a multi-vehicle pileup. The defense disputed liability claiming a malfunction with the defendant’s leased vehicle. Our attorneys sought to preserve the tractor trailer’s EDR/black box to determine its speed upon breaking. Our expert downloaded the EDR/black box. The results from the EDR/black box solidified our case that the truck driver was negligent and that there was no malfunction with the vehicle or its equipment. With the EDR/black box results revealed, the defense conceded on liability. The defense was left with no one to point the finger at and the case settled while in-suit.

$815,000: Head-on Car Crash

An SUV negligently attempted to make a left turn on a green light. The at-fault driver did not account for our driver’s speed proceeding through the green light. Our client had the right of way and could not avoid crashing almost head on into the at-fault driver. Our client suffered a number of injuries to his neck, back and wrists. Our client had a number of pre-existing injuries, which were all exacerbated / aggravated. The defense claimed our driver was negligent and that his injuries were pre-existing. The case resolved almost 4 years post-crash for more than 10x the defense’s initial pre-suit offer.

$800,000:  Pedestrian Crash

Our client was hit on a bike within a suburban neighborhood suffering a torn shoulder, shattered wrist and neck pain.   The defense partially denied liability by claiming that our client rode through a stop sign without stopping.   The initial pre-suit offer was $40,000.00. In suit (and before the driver’s deposition), we hired a focus group to tell us what they thought of liability.   The focus group provided us some great insight as to why they thought the driver was negligent.   As a result, we crushed the deposition of the driver, destroying the defense’s theory of liability.  The case settled soon thereafter at mediation.

$775,000: Head-on Car Crash 

Our client was traveling straight through a green light. A distracted driver turned left on a green light and plowed into our client. Our client broke his hand and also injured his neck and back. Our client was taken to the hospital and initially treated, predominately, for his broken hand. A few weeks later, our client began to receive treatment for his neck and back. Years later, our client underwent surgery to repair his neck. The defense argued that since our client received delayed treatment on his neck and back, he must be lying as to the causation of his injuries. The defense also argued that our client was exaggerating the significance of his injuries for monetary gain. Litigation was contentious, however, on the eve of trial, the defense substantially raised their offer and we were able to settle.

$730,000: Sideswipe Car Accident  

An aggressive driver attempted to cut across multiple lanes of traffic to turn left. The aggressive driver slammed into our client at a high rate of speed. Our client’s vehicle spun clockwise into another vehicle. The insurance company admitted that their client was liable, but claimed our client was speeding on her way to work. The insurance company’s initial pre-suit offer was $52,000.00, in part, because our client’s medical records did not fully explain the extent of our client’s injuries. Our client is very shy and reserved and is also a hard worker who does not like to complain. After multiple conversations over the course of 2 years, our client finally began to share how miserable she has been since the crash. We thoughtfully prepared our client beforehand.  She was amazing at deposition meticulously sharing her experience. The case settled soon thereafter at mediation.

$615,000: Rear-End Box Truck Accident

A box truck struck our college-aged client in the left rear quarter panel on I-595. Our client did not believe he was injured and went to work that day. Our client first saw a chiropractor for minor neck pain 11 days post-crash and his injuries progressively got worse. The insurance company’s initial pre-suit offer was $23,000.00. The defense’s argument for the low offer was the delay in initial treatment, insignificant original complaints and that our client played football in high school. During suit, the defendant’s doctor claimed that our client’s injuries were pre-existing and attributable to playing football. After we deposed the defense’s doctors, the case settled one week before trial for nearly 27x the defense’s initial offer.

$575,000: T-Bone Pick Up Truck Accident

A pickup truck negligently turned left on a green light when our client had the right of way. The defense contested liability claiming our client ran a red light while speeding. Our client was transported to the hospital from the scene of the crash. The ER doctor noted that our client did not report any injuries to his neck, only his chest. Subsequently, our client later treated for neck pain. The insurance company’s pre-suit offer was $8,000.00. At the time of the crash, the defendant was in the course and scope of his job. After taking the deposition of the defendant and his manager, the Court granted our request to amend to seek punitive damages. The case settled soon thereafter for almost 72x the defendant’s pre-suit offer.

$525,000: Rear-End Car Accident

Our client was rear-ended at a high-rate of speed. Our client suffered numerous injuries to her neck, back and shoulder.  Despite years of treatment post-crash (and no-pre-existing treatment), the defendant’s doctor issued our client a 0% impairment rating claiming she was exaggerating her injuries.   We stay firm on our demand and set the case for trial.   The case successfully settled at mediation.

$500,000: Head-On / T-Bone Car Accident

Our client was proceeding through a green light. The at-fault driver was turning left on a green light but our client had the right of way. Unfortunately, our client could not avoid the at-fault driver. The at-fault unsuccessfully argued comparative liability and that our client’s injuries were pre-existing. Prior to our case, our client underwent a fusion to her cervical spine. The case settled pre-suit.

$465,000: Rear-End Car Accident

Our client, a younger mother of three, was rear-ended in a multi-car pile-up.  Despite significant injuries, the insurance company offered $15,000.00 to settle the case pre-suit.     The case failed to settle at mediation as the sides were six figures apart.    We prepared the case for trial.  On the eve of trial, the case settled for $465,000.00.  The defense tried to bully us into accepting a lower settlement.   We did not budge.

$445,000: Rear-End Accident and Diminished Value

A car ran a red light and rear-ended our elderly client in Boca Raton. Our client was recommended for a cervical disc replacement just weeks before the crash. Our client underwent the same cervical disc replacement post-crash. The defense argued our client’s injuries were pre-existing but we were able to convince the insurance company that our client’s pre-crash injuries were manageable. Post-crash, our client exhibited significant myelopathy, including weakness in his legs. The defense reluctantly agreed and paid top dollar for the claim. Our client’s vehicle, a classic car, suffered property damage and we were also able to recover the vehicle’s diminished value as a result of the crash.    The case settled pre-suit.

$415,000: Rear-End Trucking Accident

Our client was struck in the right rear quarter panel by a dump truck. Despite the mass of the dump truck, there was only minor property damage. The defense disputed liability. The litigation was contentious. The defense hired an expert, a mechanical engineer, to claim that our client could not have been injured in this crash. Our attorneys convinced the Court to severely limit the defendant’s expert from testifying to the mechanism of injuries. The case settled a week before trial for 10x the defendant’s pre-suit offer.

$410,000: Rear-End Car Accident

Our client was rear-ended in Plantation, less than a mile from our office. Our client was not a surgical candidate, but required routine painful injections in his spine and back. The defendant’s doctor claimed our client did not suffer a permanent injury and that the injections were unnecessary. On the eve of trial, the case settled for approximately 11x the initial pre-suit offer.

$380,000: Multi-Car Pileup

Our client was vehicle 3 in a multi-vehicle pile-up. Although our client’s injuries were significant, her vehicle only exhibited minimal property damage. The defendant’s pre-suit offer was $2,300.00. Two years later, the case settled for 165x the defendant’s pre-suit offer.

$350,000: Sideswipe Car Accident

Our elderly client was involved in a low-end collision in a parking lot in Boca Raton. Our client had a number of pre-existing injuries. Our client ultimately required a disc replacement at C5-6. We convinced the insurance company that our client’s injuries were acute and/or exacerbated and not pre-existing. The insurance company tendered their policy limits pre-suit.

$335,000: Rear-End Car Accident

The at-fault driver rear-ended our client on Glades Road in Boca Raton. Our client treated conservatively for 4 years. Our client was not a surgical candidate, but reported significant pain in her hands and feet. On the eve of trial, the defense raised their offer by nearly $100,000.00 and the case settled.

$325,000: T-Bone Car Accident

A 16 year old driver t-boned our client in Coral Springs while turning left through an intersection. Doctors initially diagnosed our client with a bulge at L4-5. Our client did not respond to treatment, however. Two years later, our client underwent a thoracic MRI which showed a small herniation at T11-12. Months later our client underwent a thoracic fusion at T11-12 . The defense’s expert argued that the thoracic findings were pre-existing and that the initial doctor diagnosed a lumbar injury and not a (pre-existing) thoracic injury. After a contentious litigation, we settled the case on the eve of trial.

$275,000: Sideswipe Car Accident

Confidential Settlement.  The case settled pre-suit.

$260,000: T-Bone Car Accident
A negligent driver attempted to “inch out” between traffic to make a U-turn. Thinking the coast was clear, the negligent driver floored her vehicle in our client’s vehicle. The defendant’s doctor claimed our client’s injuries were pre-existing despite the significant property damage. The case resolved at mediation.

$250,000: Sideswipe Car Accident

A reckless driver side-swiped our client’s vehicle in Plantation while attempting to cross 3 lanes of traffic. Prior to retaining our firm, our client almost accepted the insurance company’s offer of $3,500.00. The case eventually settled for the policy limits pre-suit.

$250,000: T-Bone Car Accident

A reckless driver plowed into our young client at a high rate of speed. The case settled for the policy limits.

$250,000: Negligent Hiring / Negligent Retention

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Crystal Smiles
Crystal Smiles
19:12 15 Jan 21
I was involved in an auto accident which resulted in neck surgery. I needed professional legal guidance during the very painful and stressful process. My friend from church, who is also an Attorney recommended Philip Snyder, of the law office of Lyons, Snyder, & Collin, P.A. I strongly encourage and recommend Mr. Snyder and his excellent team. The team is professional and dedicated. From beginning till end the firm displayed and expressed that their priority and dedication was to advocate for their clients. All my questions were answered and Phil and his staff were always available to assist me during this process. At the end of my case I was extremely satisfied. I had the very best help that I could have asked for.
Tiffany Leggett
Tiffany Leggett
13:51 13 Dec 20
Getting into an accident is a difficult situation all in itself. Figuring out who was best to legally represent myself and my daughter, was easy. Marc and Vanessa have been nothing short of amazing. They’ve been very informative on the process. Vanessa has been great at keeping me up to date every step of the way and making sure myself and the baby were taken care. I would recommend their representation hands down.
Amanda Merced
Amanda Merced
13:44 21 Oct 20
After my accident i was so scared on the legal process that was gonna follow and having to speak to a lawyer. Phil Snyder was recommended by a friend, and am i glad i went. Him and his assistant Martha are very organized, always respond in a timely matter, informative, and professional. Forever thankful to Phil and Martha for working so hard everyday to get the highest settlement. Will be reaching back if in need of any future legal questions.
A Google User
A Google User
18:15 05 Oct 20
Thank you, Phil for all your help. I also enjoyed working with Martha. I appreciate you both for going above and beyond to assist me after my accident.
Ron Kapellusch
Ron Kapellusch
17:41 18 Sep 20
Many thanks to Marc and Vanessa for handling our injury case. They kept in constant contact with us and we received a settlement far beyond our expectations. Would highly recommend this firm
13:49 24 Aug 20
Mr. Collins and his team at Lyons, Snyder & Collins, PA. was nothing but exceptional, professional, and responsive with my case. They address any concerns that I might had and were able to handle my case in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend this legal team to handle any future family cases that I might have or refer my friends and colleagues.
Dana Sailsman
Dana Sailsman
04:05 17 Aug 20
I was quite impressed with everyone at Lyons, Snyder and Collin, P.A. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys. Sean and Nabeel superbly handled my relocation case. It was a difficult case and they let me know of the difficulties up front. They also reassured me that they would do whatever they could to try and obtain a positive outcome. Nabeel went above and beyond to make certain everything went smoothly. He kept in constant communication and was there whenever I had any questions or concerns.
luci vantol
luci vantol
20:09 17 Jul 20
This was my first time needing a lawyer. Phil Snyder was recommended by a friend. Him and his assistant Martha are wonderful. They are both very professional, personable, quick to respond, stayed on top of the case all the way through , kept me informed at all time, and worked their tails off to make sure that I was taken care off. I just know that I ever need any kind of legal help they will be the first one that I will reach out too. Thank you again Phil and Martha for a wonderful job.
Christine Schafer
Christine Schafer
17:27 24 Jun 20
The lawyers at Lyons, Snyder, & Collin are all truly exceptional. As an attorney myself, I’m very selective with who I recommend to my own clients for various legal needs because, ultimately, it is a reflection on me. Should any of my own clients get into a car accident or face family issues (such as divorce, paternity issues, etc) then this is the firm I recommend. Phil, Sean and Marc are brilliant, professional, aggressive and top notch lawyers. Their team is responsive, efficient and on the ball. Hire this firm - you wont regret it!
rosemary familia
rosemary familia
21:09 27 May 20
Phil and Martha are an amazing team! Throughout the entire process of dealing with my out of state case, from start to finish they were professional, informative, and very quick to respond. Even when i thought about asking a particular question they would already provide an answer before even knowing i was thinking about it! Thank you both for keeping me calm throughout this and help providing me with the information i needed for relief. Phil - for all of those calls keeping me up to date with the process - Thank you for your patience.
George Przybylski
George Przybylski
14:13 20 Mar 20
I was in a serious motor vehicle accident and in need of a good attorney. What I found was an amazing law firm in Lyons, Snyder, & Collin, P.A. I spoke to Mr. Snyder for the first time and he spent over an hour on the phone going over every detail of my case. From day one I was updated at least once a week if not more on the progress of my case. Mr. Snyder’s assistant Martha was a god sent. She would return emails and calls within minutes. If there is any reason to hire a law firm then this is the only call you need to make, and rest assured that everything that can be done will be done in a timely manner. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. If you want the best of the best then call Lyons, Snyder, & Collin, P.A.
Elena B
Elena B
17:28 19 Feb 20
I found Sean Collin through Google search, I'm glad that I did! After having few lawyers and a bad mediation agreement, I came to Sean hopeless and insecure. He was able to give me solutions to the situation I was in. After going to court and trying to settle my mediation agreement, Sean was able to help in changing my mediation agreement and finalize everything towards my favor! Now, once is completely over, I could not be thankful enough to Sean Collin and his team for their understanding, professionalism and caring! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need! I can't thank them enough for being there during difficult times!
01:23 19 Feb 20
My experience with Lyons, Snyder & Collin , PA law firm has been a great one. I am very happy with how Mr. Snyder handled my car accident case with the results. I have nothing but good things to say about them.The staff is extremely professional. Anytime I had questions or concerns, I would call and Martha or my attorney Philip Snyder would always have an answer for me. Their follow up before and after my surgery was outstanding. They care about their clients well being.I have texted and called the staff at any time and have always received an immediate answer that was detailed.They exceeded my expectations . I have highly recommended them to family and friends and will continue. This is a very professional, courteous and caring group which work hard for their clients.Thank you Martha for always being so pleasant and to my Attorney Phill Snyder for all you did for me. I would definitely recommend this law firm…and would definitely use them again.
Lauren Pomerantz
Lauren Pomerantz
00:06 20 Dec 19
These are caring professionals! I would only recommend my family or friends to see them. I was fortunate to have the help of Phil Snyder who is one of the most helpful and thorough lawyers you will ever meet. He cares about his clients very much and it’s easy to see. Also, Martha was incredible in the office! She also is helping make the magic happen. I highly recommend!
Gaby Rodriguez
Gaby Rodriguez
16:56 19 Dec 19
Phillip, and his team excel in communication, and are ahead of the curb. Martha is lovely, and she is quick to reply. Part of being successful is the team you build, and surround yourself with. This is exactly that and more. Phillip is always considerate, caring and compassionate. He wants the best for his clients and is passionate about what he does. I had an unfortunate situation, and for him I am thankful. I could not have asked for a better team, and if ever I need anything legally, I feel confident in knowing that they will steer me in the right direction. Trust me, you want them to take care of you!!!! -Gaby
judy subachan
judy subachan
20:34 13 Dec 19
5.0 star rating 12/9/2019 I was going through a difficult divorce. I was a single mom with 3 children, and I was not receiving any child support. A friend referred me to Sean Collin. I went to see Sean. He was knowledgeable, helpful with all my concerns, and compassionate through the most difficult time in my life. The results of my divorce, are better then I hoped for. Sean and his team, went above and beyond, and always kept me informed. I would highly recommend Sean and his team to my family and friends. Thank you Sean, for everything you did for me and my children!!!
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