Verdict in a trucking case against Florida Power and Light
Botta v. FPL. Mr. Botta was 87 years old at the time of the collision, and had a history of macular degeneration, when he rear ended a parked FPL truck causing the airbags to deploy and sever Mrs. Bota left arm below the elbow. The Shaked Law Firm argued that the FPL driver did not set up warning devices in the roadway, as required by law. After a 6 day trial, a Palm Beach County jury found FPL 100 percent at fault and awarded Mr. and Mrs. Botta the sum of one million three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($1,350,000.00).