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Lawlor Winston, LLP Obtains $300,000 Settlement for Injured Housekeeper

September 24, 2010

Lawlor Winston, LLP Obtains $300,000 Settlement for Injured Housekeeper

Fort Lauderdale – September 22, 2010 – Mercedes Hernandez was driving her car on Lake Worth Road in West Palm Beach FL, and was about to turn in to a local business’s parking lot when Michael Bonomolo failed to notice Hernandez’s vehicle, and struck her from the rear. Bonomolo caused significant damage to Hernandez’s car, and an ambulance took Hernandez to a local hospital from the accident scene. An MRI revealed the accident caused multiple herniated disks in Hernandez’s back. Hernandez underwent spinal surgery and suffered through more than a year of painful rehabilitation. During that time, Hernandez missed a significant amount of work. Hernandez’ attorney, Ben Murphey, sent Bonomolo’s insurance carrier a detailed demand package requesting a tender of Bonomolo’s policy limits. The recovery represents the carrier’s entire policy limit for Bonomolo.

“The result in this case is a perfect example of how Florida’s current bad faith insurance law works to protect those wrongfully injured by the negligence of others,” said Murphey.

The law firm of Lawlor Winston provides the very best representation to their clients – ensuring they are represented at the highest and most effective levels, focusing on protecting the rights of individuals and families. Practice areas include Catastrophic Personal Injury including Wrongful Death, Auto Accidents, Premises Liability, Insurance Bad Faith Disputes, Professional Malpractice, Commercial Litigation, Maritime/Admiralty, Labor & Employment Disputes and ERISA Claims. The firm is headquartered at 2211 Davie Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. They may be contacted at 954-525-2345. Additional information about Lawlor Winston may be obtained from the Firm’s website at