A history of winning cases

Winning. Never Settle for Less.

That’s our motto here at the law offices of Wolf & Pravato, a personal injury law firm in Fort Lauderdale — and we can say with confidence that we certainly do practice what we preach.

When you are looking for a South Florida law firm to represent you in a personal injury case, whether it be regarding injuries due to an accident, negligence, a slip-trip-and-fall incident, malpractice, or whatever else you are suffering from, we have your back and will know just the right way to tackle the situation with the most positive outcome for both of us. Our team of expert personal injury attorneys will always fight to win every case and to maximize every claim. We want to be able to do this for you, and we will.

Our team has over 20 years of experience in personal injury law, we have won over 5,000 cases, and have acquired over $100 million in settlements. The personal injury attorneys at Wolf & Pravato are trusted in the South Florida legal community as a top choice law firm. We have a well-seasoned team and some of the most innovative support staff in the profession. Our expertise has given us the opportunity to take on and settle cases that other Florida personal injury law firms may not have been able to handle on their own.

Our South Florida law firm is Board Certified in Civil Litigation and has earned the designation of Lifelong Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is reserved solely for trial attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts.

But we won’t just sit here and tell you how dedicated and successful our Fort Lauderdale attorneys are, we will show you.

One of our recent victories was a $300,000 recovery for a client who tripped and fell over exposed wires in his own backyard. The company that had installed the wires denied fault. Two other law firms denied the case before this client eventually landed on our doorstep. We took matters into our own hands and investigated until we knew we had all the information needed for a win. We found that the company violated its own procedures and safety protocols, resulting in ultimate success for us and our client.

Injuries from car accidents are seen all too often in South Florida. We won a $375,000 verdict for a client who was rear-ended at full speed while at a stoplight in Broward County, resulting in her sustaining incapacitating injuries to her neck and back. Due to the surgery and recovery time needed for her injuries, the client (who had been in school to become a medical assistant) had to postpone her internship, the final step in completing and finalizing her degree. Not only did this accident affect her, but it affected her children. In the end, the client’s surgery was a success, and she recovered very well. We fought for her tooth-and-nail, and she felt as though she had been rightfully compensated for both her physical and emotional state.

We have handled and won complex multi-million dollar cases, including an $800 million class-action settlement that would resolve potentially thousands of Chinese drywall claims, a $1.5 million verdict for a 33-year-old man who nearly lost his arm in a motorcycle accident, and $2 million verdict for the family of a 61-year-old man’s untimely death due to traumatic injuries sustained to his head and cervical spine after falling down a defective staircase that we found was not built to code.

Regarding funeral negligence, we won a $3.5 million verdict for a woman who experienced negligence from a funeral home regarding the ashes of her deceased mother, as well as a $500,000 verdict for a devastating incident involving grieving parents whose deceased child’s body was misplaced by the funeral home they had hired. We took immediate control of the situation and identified all negligent acts and statutory violations and took action to right this terrible wrongdoing.

But it doesn’t end there. These are the kinds of cases we take on regularly, and the kinds of cases we work tirelessly and aggressively to negotiate a settlement or proceed to trial and obtain a jury verdict.

We understand that each and every client that calls our office or walks through our door with a potential case is different. That means that each and every one of these clients deserves personalized, individual attention, and care. At Wolf & Pravato, that is exactly what you will get when you are being represented by one of our personal injury attorneys.

We are a powerful, results-oriented law firm with an equal focus on client care and personal attention. With Wolf & Pravato on your side, you know you are in good hands.

There are insurance companies and big corporations out there that take advantage of Floridians and their families, and it is not always easy for people to manage these situations on their own. When this happens to you, you need a dedicated team of experts to help you get the compensation, and justice, you deserve. At Wolf & Pravato, we will fight and take on all of the bullies and insurance companies head-on, and we will win. Under our watchful eye, there will be no bullying of our South Florida community from insurance companies!

Personal injury cases can dramatically affect the lives of real people, especially when it comes to being taken advantage of by these companies. Their personal well-being can be affected in many different ways, whether physically and mentally. Their relationships with friends and family may be affected, as well as their job status and salary, their emotional state, and so on.

These negative effects could potentially continue throughout the rest of their lives, and could even affect the lives of their children, and their children’s children. Our team at Wolf & Pravato uses the decades of experience we have, plus inside knowledge from insurance defense and unique strategies to maximize the recovery for each of our clients and their families.

With six offices located throughout South Florida, we are equipped to handle cases all over Ft. Myers, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.

In the case that you are in need of the best personal injury law firm is in South Florida to represent you, Wolf & Pravato is the one the call. We will answer all of your questions and explain your rights. If we decide to take on your case, we will help you achieve justice. Contact us today and let one of our experienced trial personal injury lawyers help you win the compensation you deserve.

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Truck Accident Settlement

In August 2015, Jane D. was on vacation in Iowa.  As she was slowing to make a right-hand turn, a large construction truck struck her from behind.  The damage to Jane’s vehicle was extensive, resulting in the vehicle being deemed a total loss.  Jane suffered severe injuries to her head, neck, and back.  She underwent lumbar spine surgery, a discectomy, in August of 2015.

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Unfortunately, Jane had significant complications following her surgery and she began to experience progressively worsening lower back pain with left-sided sciatica.  A repeat lumbar MRI revealed persistent abnormalities in the spine.  Jane underwent a lumbar epidural steroid injection in February 2016.  Finally, in an effort to resolve her ongoing lumbar pain and nerve damage, Jane underwent a second lumbar spine decompression and laminectomy in October 2016.

Jane was employed as an emergency room technician before the accident and has not been able to return to that job as it requires lifting and other strenuous activities.   Jane lives in south Florida with her dog and is eager to return to a normal life.  As the litigation team at the law offices Wolf & Pravato, PA was preparing to file a lawsuit in Iowa for Jane’s losses and for the severe personal injuries she sustained,  the defense for the construction truck agree to settle the case for a total amount of $765,000.00.

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Attorney Vincent Pravato and his partner and brother, Richard Pravato, were co-lead counsel on Jane’s case.  Vincent Pravato said, “Jane was once a super healthy lady who enjoyed practicing Kung Fu and a healthy lifestyle.  In the blink of an eye, her world was shattered.  At times, I witnessed the devastating pain and severe nerve damage literally take her off her feet and knock the wind out of her.  I am happy that today she has improved and is doing much better.”

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TRUCK AND PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

An 11-year-old boy was on vacation with his family in the Florida Keys. The boy ran into the street ahead of his father and was struck by a truck. The boy suffered extensive injuries and required multiple surgical procedures. The investigating officers performed a cursory investigation and concluded that the boy was solely at fault for the accident.

However, Wolf & Pravato was able to show that the truck driver was not paying proper attention and that the accident could have been avoided if the truck driver had been more vigilant or taken evasive action once the child began crossing the street. The case was litigated and resulted in a recovery of the full insurance policy limits, which exceeded one million dollars.

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Mr. Rivera was 33 years old and was riding his motorcycle Eastbound on Atlantic Avenue in Margate, Florida. He was in the left hand lane, traveling just under the speed limit at 40 MPH. An elderly man that was stopped in a left turn lane was facing Westbound. As Mr. Rivera approached,the elderly man made a left turn directly in front of Mr. Rivera.

Mr. Rivera attempted to avoid the accident by quickly moving his motorcycle to the right; however the car made an extremely wide turn. Mr. Rivera eventually was pinned between the motorcycle and the car, causing a near amputation of his left arm.

The trial lawyers at Wolf & Pravato, P.A., who are Ft. Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorneys, filed a lawsuit in Broward County, Florida. Prior to trial, the case was settled for the policy limits of $1,500,000.00.

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CHINESE DRYWALL

After 18 months of more than 50 worldwide negotiations in New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia and Miami, as well as Frankfurt, Germany, the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the U.S. Eastern District Court, New Orleans, Louisiana, announced that the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) Defendants proposed a class action settlement that would resolve potentially thousands of Chinese drywall claims.

The proposed settlement is subject to court approval and the settlement value is estimated to be between $800 million to $1 billion, with approximately $160 million paid in attorney’s fees. The Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, P.A. represent clients with approximately 395 homes that were affected by Chinese drywall.

Judge Eldon E. Fallon, United States District Court Judge for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, presiding over MDL 2047 In re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, advises that the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) jointly announced a landmark global class action settlement that will help thousands of American homeowners affected by problems with KPT Chinese drywall on December 15, 2011. This settlement effectively signals an end to the ongoing litigation and class action lawsuits against KPT and certain of its affiliated companies.

The agreement creates 2 funds from which plaintiffs may recover: the Remediation Fund and the Other Loss Fund. The Remediation Fund, which is uncapped, will pay costs of the three types of relief the class members can choose from: (i) remediation by Moss & Associates, the contractor for the remediation program established by the parties in October 2010; (ii) self-remediation by a qualified contractor of the homeowner’s choosing; and (iii) a cash out option, in which the homeowner can elect to receive a cash payment.

The Other Loss Fund, which is capped, will reimburse for certain provable economic loss and provide a review process for individuals who believe they have bodily injury claims. In addition, attorneys’ fees and costs will be paid.

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Car Accident Settlement

In June of 2015, Natasha, a mother of two, was sitting at a red light on Atlantic Boulevard in Broward County, Florida.  A distracted driver crashed into the rear of Natasha’s car at nearly full speed, totaling both vehicles.  The investigating police officer noted that she sustained “incapacitating” injuries, and paramedics transported her to the Emergency Room at North Broward Medical Center. The ER records reflect injuries to her neck and back.

Although her back improved over time, Natasha’s neck symptoms continued to worsen. She diligently attended physical therapy and followed all of her doctor’s instructions. However, despite the best efforts of her doctors and therapists, which included injection therapy, the pain never let up. Months after the collision she continued to have pain, numbness, headaches and other symptoms. An MRI of her neck revealed two fairly small herniations, the size of which defense experts would later seize upon in arguing Natasha’s injuries were minimal. Nonetheless, her physicians were concerned over her progressively deteriorating condition.  For this reason, a spinal surgeon recommended cervical spine surgery.  In October of 2015, Natasha presented to an outpatient surgery center, where a spinal surgeon performed a two-level anterior discectomy and total disc replacement at C3-4 and C4-5.

Prior to this horrific accident, Natasha was near the end of her college studies to become a medical assistant.  Due to her surgery and lengthy recovery, Natasha had to postpone her internship, which was the final step toward finalizing her degree.  Natasha’s life was severely impacted by this accident, as were the lives of her small children.  Luckily, the surgery went extremely well and Natasha received the physical relief she needed and deserved.

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Senior partner Richard Pravato demanded that the negligent driver pay their full policy limits of $500,000 to Natasha.  After the insurance carrier evaluated Natasha’s claim, the defense offered only $150,000 to resolve the case pre-suit.  Richard Pravato and Brett Yonon of the law offices of Wolf & Pravato, PA filed a car accident settlement in Broward County on Natasha’s behalf.  The defense left no rock unturned in their efforts to avoid paying Natasha fair compensation for her injuries, as they retained private investigators to follow her and her children, combed through her entire medical, employment, financial and insurance history,  and spent thousands of dollars hiring well-credentialed medical experts, including an orthopedic spinal surgeon and a radiologist. The defense medical experts honed in on the minimal MRI findings, opining that there was no indication for the pain she was experiencing, that her MRI finding was “normal” and that her surgery was unrelated to the collision. However, through diligent research of the various medical issues by our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer and very skillful deposition questioning of these doctors, we were able to neutralize the defense medical experts.

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After over a year of litigation and with a week-long trial was just a few days away, Brett and Richard finally received a new offer to settle the case at almost 2 ½ times the pre-suit offer; $375,000 in exchange for a full and final settlement.  After a great recovery from the surgical procedure, Natasha felt the offer was fair and accepted.  Brett Young, who handled a large portion of the litigation, said, “Natasha’s life was turned upside down by this collision, and although she was terrified to have surgery, the amount of pain she was in was unbearable. Thankfully her surgeon did a great job and Natasha took her recovery very seriously. In the end, I am thrilled that we were able to get Natasha the compensation for the car accident injuries that she deserved.”

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Eric Rosado$375,000 Car Accident Settlement
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