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Phi Delta Phi Alumni Wins Unique Case Against State Farm Insurance

Thursday, August 23, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Ware
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Phi Delta Phi member Michael Moran successfully represented an injured Navy serviceman in an interesting case against State Farm Insurance Company. The trial, taking place the week of July 23, 2012, reviewed injuries caused to the plaintiff while driving home after completing a night shift at the Mayport Naval base. He was rear-ended by a driver traveling at a speed of 66 mph. The crash crumpled the serviceman’s truck and pushed it 190 feet across the intersection where it impacted a utility pole. The serviceman lost consciousness and was admitted to the hospital for several days. Diagnostic studies including MRI’s confirmed that the force of the crash caused a non-surgical herniated disc in the serviceman’s neck. The painful, permanent condition requires ongoing interventional pain management administered by an anesthesiologist. State Farm Insurance Company argued the serviceman’s total damages were only $65,000.00. After carefully considering all of the evidence, a Jacksonville jury disagreed and awarded $1,637,216.42. You can read more about Mr. Moran on his attorney bio page.