Verdicts and Settlements

As a premier Tampa personal injury law firm with more than three decades of courtroom and negotiation experience, we know it is important to show you how we will stand up for your rights to obtain the highest compensation for your injury. In thousands of injury cases, we have garnered million and multi-million dollar awards. Our team of Tampa injury attorneys, and dedicated staff, has the experience, expertise and financial wherewithal to retain the best available experts that can greatly improve the strength of your case.

Joyce and Reyes Law Firm, P.A. will also make every attempt to have the opposing side pay your attorney fees and costs, instead of you! That is, if the other side does not make a fair offer, we can take advantage of that by making a reasonable offer, that if we exceed that offer by 25%, they other side has to pay your attorneys fees, resulting in a much higher net award to you. Click here to learn more about fee shifting awards.

We are proud of our track record and distinction of being one of the few firms to routinely try a case all the way to a verdict. (go to court and win). In the era of computers, the Insurance Companies can track those firms that try cases and those that do not. It stands to reason that the insurance companies will offer more money to those firms that they know will try a case if a fair offer is not made. Robert Joyce, our main litigator, has tried in excess of 200 civil jury trials often achieving million dollar or multimillion dollar awards. And with our completely bilingual legal services, we can help a wider range of clients for all their injury concerns throughout Tampa Bay.

Verdict and settlement examples

Settlement of $5,000,000

Tire blowout and the plaintiff’s vehicle rolled over killing the driver. We sued the tire manufacturer and the case settled for $5,000,000.00 (offer before filing suit was $0.00).

Settlement of $4,000,000

Estate of a young girl who was hit by a driver who was on social media and was speeding. We sued the social media company for having an application that encouraged speeding. The case settled for $4,000,000.00 (offer before filing suit was $0.00).

Settlement of $1,000,000

John Doe v. Bar Where He Was Served Alcohol

The plaintiff was a known habitual drunkard and was served alcohol at a local bar. On his way home he ran into the rear of a truck and killed himself. We sued the bar that knowingly served alcohol to a habitual drunkard and we settled the case for $1,000,000.00 (offer before filing suit was $0.00).

Settlement of $1,500,000

Carleen Morgan v. Michael Morton
Michael Morton was a drunk driver that was drinking at a local bar and struck and injured Ms. Morgan. We sued the bars where the drunk driver was drinking that resulted in a total settlement of $1,500,000.00 (offer before filing suit was $0.00).

Settlement of $1,010,000

Jane Doe v. USAA
Dr. Doe is a dentist and was struck by an underinsured motorist. Dr. Doe had cervical spine surgery. The case settled for $1,010,000.00; (offer before filing suit was $0.00).

Jury Verdict of $1,190,000

Jeffrey Thompson v. Yanery Roddriguez
Mr Thompson’s vehicle was struck in the rear by the defendant and there was less than $500.00 in damage to his vehicle. Non-surgical low back injury. The jury returned a verdict in the amount of $1,190,000.00 (the offer before filing suit was $5,000).

Jury Verdict of $441,908

Jade Marrow v. Max Ramirez
Rear-end collision. Soft tissue injury to the lower back. The jury returned verdict that resulted in total judgments of $441,908.00 (the offer before filing suit was $10,000.00).

Jury Verdict of $1,000,000

Amalia Diaz v. Jenny Buziak
Amalia Diaz’ vehicle was sideswiped by Ms. Buziak’s vehicle. Ms. Diaz had lower back surgery. The jury returned a verdict that will result in total judgments of $1,000,000.00 (offer before filing suit was $15,000).

Jury Verdict of $425,289.33

Julia Della Pena v. Carson Withem
Julie Della Pena’s vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Carson Withem. Ms. Della Pena sustained soft tissue injuries to her low back. The case was tried to a verdict that resulted in $425,289.33 in total judgments (the offer before filing suit was $8,000).

Jury Verdict of $2,100,000

Rafael Ramirez v. Anibal Soto
Case No. 16-CA-007219 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. It was an intersectional collision that resulted in low back surgery. The jury determined the value of the claim to be $2,100,000.00 (the offer before filing suit was $15,000).

Jury Verdict of $1,324,583

Noe Chaparro v. Rapid Systems Inc.
Case No. 14-CA-011948 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. On January 6th, 2014 Noe Chaparro’s vehicle was struck from the rear on I-275 in Tampa by a vehicle driven by Amos Trevino. Mr Chaparro had surgery on his low back. The case was tried to a jury and the total judgments in the case in favor of Mr. Chaparro was $1,324,583.00 (the offer before filing suit was $45,000).

Jury Verdict of $1,200,000

Case No. 15-CA-000901 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Defendants. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $2,901,000

Case No. 10-CA-0013752 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Defendants. Our client had suffered knee and hand injuries.

Jury Verdict of $3,036,000.00

Case No. 07-003009 In the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $2,500,000.00 (Case No. 00-27007 ca10) in Miami-dade county.

Jury Verdict of $2,500,500.00

Case No. 06-010787 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Liberty Insurance Corporation. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $2,164,727.17

Case No. 05-6519 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Occident Fire and Casualty Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $1,751,000.68

Case No. 05-006592 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Progressive Auto Insurance Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $1,676,729.49

Case No. 08-CA-1412 in the 10th Circuit Court of Polk County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Liberty Insurance Corporation. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $1,452,034.90

Case No. 06-003514 in the 6th Circuit Court of Pasco County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against State Farm Mutual Automobile Co. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $1,451,307.26

Case No. 08-008092 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against USAA Casualty Insurance Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $1,300,000.00

Case No. 04-7535 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Transportation Casualty Insurance company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $1,125,000.00

Case No. 51-001455 in the 6th Circuit Court of Pasco County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Mercury Insurance company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Joyce and Reyes Obtained a $1,000,000.00 settlement against a pharmacy in a medical malpractice case were a pharmacy was prescribing prescription drugs excessively.

Jury Verdict of $961,168.00

Case No. 07-01767 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County . Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $800,000

Case No. 08-04073 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Geico Casualty Insurance company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $800,000.00

Case No. 06-04936 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Geico General Insurance Company and the Hartford Insurance Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $750,000.00

Case No. 04-7396 in the 6th Circuit Court of Pinellas County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Mercury Insurance Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $550,000.00

Case No. 03-5066 in the 6th Circuit Court of Pinellas County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against Geico Insurance Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $480,000.00

Case No. 10-01673 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against First Florida Auto & Home Insurance Company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.

Jury Verdict of $237,029.00

Case No. 04-070306 in the 13th Circuit Court of Hillsborough County. Our firm obtained an excess verdict against State Farm insurance company. In addition our firm obtained a court order requiring the defendant to pay our attorney fees. Our client had suffered neck and back injuries.