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Case Results

$30,000,000.00 - $30,000,000 Awarded in Jury Trial for Pedestrian Incident

Givens Givens Sparks personal injury attorneys, Christopher Codling and Robert Sparks, were awarded $30 million by a Tampa jury on behalf of their client who suffered permanent and debilitating brain and bodily injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in 2011. The victim was walking on the side of the road on Christmas Eve when the side passenger mirror of a company pick-up truck struck her in the back of the head at a speed of approximately 48 miles per hour. The driver of the truck was a superintendent of Gerelco Traffic Controls, Inc., an engineering and construction company. Following the incident the victim began to exhibit symptoms associated with a Traumatic Brain Injury, including memory loss, confusion, and other cognitive issues associated with head trauma. Leading up to the trial, Gerelco Traffic Controls, Inc., denied liability and the damages associated with the incident. After a five-day trial in Hillsborough County, where the defendant accepted fault for the incident, a six-person jury awarded the victim a $30 million verdict for injuries and damages sustained for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as the impact on the quality of life for the victim.

$1,900,000.00 - $1,900,000 Recovered for Wrongful Death (Car Accident)

Givens Givens Sparks trial attorneys, Robert Sparks and Christopher Codling recovered $1,900,000.00 arising from a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of their client. The recovery arose from a fatal car collision and a lawsuit that included multiple parties. The firm’s personal injury trial team litigated the case for more than three years leading up to trial before an out-of-court confidential settlement was reached.

$1,500,000.00 - $1,500,000.00 Settlement Recovered for Wrongful Death (Medical Malpractice)

Givens Givens Sparks managing partner and trial attorney, Robert Sparks, recently achieved a $1.5 Million wrongful death settlement. Robert, along with Nancy LaVista from Clark Fountain LaVista Prather Keen & Littky-Rubin, represented the surviving husband in a tragic medical malpractice/wrongful death case in which a wife and mother lost her life after medical complications following the birth of her third child.

Following the death of his wife, the husband contacted attorney Robert Sparks in order to investigate the tragic loss and evaluate a possible medical malpractice claim. Over the course of an extensive investigation and analysis, Robert and Ms. LaVista were able to hold the responsible parties accountable and reach a settlement that provided the family closure and future security for the loss of their loved one.

$550,000.00 - $550,000 Settlement Recovered for Closed Head Injury

Givens Givens Sparks trial attorneys, Robert Sparks and Christopher Codling have recovered $550,000 for their client in a negligence lawsuit. The lawsuit was brought after the defendant denied both liability and damages. Within eleven months of filing suit the Parties were able to reach a confidential settlement and avoid an impending trial. The settlement included resolution of economic and non-economic damages brought on behalf of their client which included pain and suffering and the impact of the quality of life for both their clients.

$450,000.00 - $450,000.00 Settlement Recovered for Property Insurance Claim

Givens Givens Sparks trial attorneys, Chris Codling and Robert Sparks, recovered a $450,000 confirmed sinkhole insurance settlement on behalf of his client to make subsurface repairs, cosmetic repairs and to pay attorney’s fees and costs.

$400,000.00 - $400,000 Settlement Recovered for Auto Collision Injuries

Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Robert Sparks, has recovered a $400,000 insurance settlement for two clients who were injured when the car they were passengers in was hit by a driver who ran a red light. The passengers both suffered multiple injuries in the incident, including a concussion, neck, back and shoulder injuries.

$350,000.00 - $350,000.00 Settlement Recovered for Wrongful Death (Motorcycle Accident)

Givens Givens Sparks trial attorneys, Robert Sparks and Chris Codling, recovered a $350,000 wrongful death settlement on behalf of a family who lost their father in a fatal automobile accident. Tragically, while the victim was driving his motorcycle, a distracted motorist in a pickup truck failed to give the victim right-of-way, at which time the victim was struck by the truck and died on the scene. Although the accident occurred in Georgia, the victim’s family retained Mr. Sparks after facing significant delays in the investigation and resolution of the wrongful death claim. Within weeks of Mr. Sparks undertaking representation of the case, both the defendant insurance company and underinsured motorist carrier tendered their full insurance policies.

$200,000.00 - $200,000.00 Settlement Recovered for Auto Collision

Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Robert Sparks, recovered a $200,000 insurance settlement on behalf of his client for pain and suffering endured as a result of an auto collision. The accident victim was hit from behind by a commercial vehicle as he rode his bicycle across the Courtney Campbell Causeway. He was hospitalized with a head injury that required 30 staples, a broken arm, and lacerations requiring stitches to several areas on his back and torso.

$200,000.00 - $200,000.00 Settlement Recovered for Property Insurance Claim

Givens Givens Sparks trial attorney, Robert Sparks, recovered a $200,000 confirmed sinkhole insurance settlement on behalf of his client to make subsurface repairs, cosmetic repairs and to pay attorney’s fees and costs.

$194,000.00 - $194,000.00 Settlement Recovered for Property Insurance Claim

Givens Givens Sparks trial attorneys, Robert Sparks and Chris Codling, recovered a $194,500 confirmed sinkhole insurance settlement on behalf of his client to make subsurface repairs, cosmetic repairs and to pay attorney’s fees and costs.

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