Paul Hammond has more than 17 years of experience in defending insurance carriers, their insureds and self-insured clients. He has defended first- and third-party insurance cases as well as automobile, commercial and professional liability lawsuits. These suits include construction defect, Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, automobile negligence, sexual torts, premises liability, asbestos, talcum products, negligent security, unlawful towing, uninsured motorist, officers and directors, and PIP/No Fault claims in Florida State and Federal courts.
- Secured a final summary judgment in favor of a national convenience store and gas station chain client headquartered in Enon, Ohio in the defense of a trip and fall action in Orange County Circuit Court in the Hector Torres-Natal vs. Speedway LLC, 2015-CA-4614 action, wherein the plaintiff sought significant damages including compensation for surgery associated with a trip and fall accident, related to a claimed violation of Florida’s Building Code.
- Secured a final summary judgment in favor of a retail client and the client’s employee, in the defense of a slip and fall action in Hernando County Circuit Court in the Elizabeth Casner v. Speedway LLC and Jorge Reyes, Case No. 17-CA-000321 action, where plaintiff sought significant damages including compensation for knee surgery associated with a slip and fall upon a foreign transitory substance inside the Defendants’ business. The Plaintiff sought to relate multiple knee surgeries and the loss of her farming business as a result of the alleged incident, and claimed significant monetary damages as a result.
- Secured a final summary judgment in favor of a retail client and the client’s employee in the defense of a slip and fall action in Pinellas County Circuit Court in the Refka Omerovic and Muhmut Rahimic v. Speedway LLC and Rhonda Hucknall, Speedway LLC, 2017-CA-3512 action. Therein, the plaintiffs sought significant damages and compensation for a spine injury, from a claimed violation of Florida’s foreign transitory substance statute that governs liability for business premises owners. The final summary judgment also extinguished the Plaintiff’s martial consortium claims.