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GCF’s Personal Injury Team Earns $2.9 Million Verdict for Car Accident Victim

On Monday, GCF’s personal injury trial team of Jason OdomDane Ullian, and David Carter earned a $2.9 million jury verdict in Indian River County on behalf of a deserving client whose own insurance company treated him unfairly. The client, who owned his own local landscaping company, was on his way to a customer’s house when an underinsured driver ran a red light at 40mph striking the client’s vehicle, causing the client to suffer significant injuries to his neck and back, requiring two surgeries, and the need for future surgery.

The client had planned ahead by carrying uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage for years before the crash, but unfortunately, after he filed his claim, the insurance company failed to fairly evaluate the claim, offering to pay only a small fraction of the client’s medical expenses. GCF refused to let the insurance company get away with unfairly treating its own insured, and took the case to trial, achieving a deserved result for the client.

Jason L. Odom

Jason Odom focuses his practice on personal injury and medical negligence, probate and trust litigation.  He is a board-certified specialist in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar, has been named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine since 2017, and has served on various Florida Supreme Court committees, including the committees on Civil Trial Jury Instructions and Professionalism.  Mr. Odom is also an honored former member of our nation’s armed services, serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and achieving the rank of sergeant.

Dane R. Ullian

Dane Ullian is a member of the firm’s litigation team and focuses his practice on jury trials of personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases as well as business governance and trust disputes. Mr. Ullian has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and a Best Lawyers Ones to Watch in 2021 and 2022. He graduated ranked number one in his class at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and previously served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force.

David M. Carter

David Carter has been a partner at Gould Cooksey Fennell since 1996. He founded and chairs the firm’s Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Group. Mr. Carter is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. He has been included in the Best Lawyers in America rankings since 2012. This publication has twice named him Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year for Central Florida. He is the only Treasure Coast attorney to achieve this distinction.

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