MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT COURT
A jury awarded $61,000 to a woman who claimed she suffered sprains and strains of her back, knee and neck in a household accident and car crash that occurred during a span of 72 days in 2011.
Bernadette Demosthene, in her late 20s at the time, claimed she suffers ongoing pain that requires her to use painkillers. She claimed she slipped in her apartment on water that leaked from an air conditioner. She settled with the other motorist and her residential manager for undisclosed amounts.
The jury trial was against her landlords, who defaulted and were not represented by an attorney.
Case: Demosthene v. Lirman
Case No.: 2015-014593-CA-01
Plaintiffs attorney: David L. Perkins, Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, Miami
Defense attorney: None reported