Miami Attorney Jack Hickey Secures $4.5M Car Accident Verdict for 89-Year-Old Woman

September 21, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
John H. (Jack) Hickey, founder of Hickey Law Firm in Miami, FL, received a $4.5 million jury verdict on behalf of the victim of what eventually turned out to be a fatal car crash. The victim, 89-year-old Maria Deposada, was riding as a passenger in her daughter's car when the vehicle was broadsided. Deposada filed a personal injury lawsuit against Pernod Ricard, the multinational liquor company. An intern for Pernod Ricard was driving the car that crashed into Deposada's. Pernod admitted liability for the crash, but claimed that it was not responsible for Deposada's post-crash symptoms.

Hickey showcased a clear difference from Deposada before the crash, where she was known as the "Energizer Bunny" due to her love of life and travel, to after the crash, where she rarely left the house. "She went from praying every single day of her life before she went to bed to not praying at all," Hickey said. "She went from listening to the radio all day every day to not wanting to hear any of it. She went from happy to sad." The jury awarded Deposada's estate $4.5 million.

Attorney Jack Hickey was recognized by the Best Lawyers in America (2019) in two practice areas: Personal Injury - Plaintiffs, and Admiralty and Maritime. These recognitions are based entirely on peer review.

Facebook Live Segment Offers Tips for Crash Victims

On August 14th, Hickey participated in a Facebook Live segment hosted by AskTheLawyers.comô. In the video segment, which has now been viewed a few thousand times, he gave valuable instructions for what to do after a car accident.

He recommended documenting the crash as much as possible (including photos of the license plates), calling the police, reporting the incident to your insurance company, and calling a board certified trial lawyer with experience handling cases like this. You can watch the video here.

Jack Hickey has been practicing law for nearly 40 years. As a personal injury attorney, he has developed a reputation as one of the nation's premiere attorneys for helping those injured on land or at sea.

If you're a Miami resident who's been seriously injured in a car accident, boat accident or due to medical malpractice, contact Jack Hickey today at (888) 393-1388.

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