Cape Coral Couple Awarded $2.7 in Personal Injury Lawsuit

by Carmen Dellutri on March 23, 2012

Sarasota personal injury attorneyA Cape Coral couple was recently awarded more than $2.7 million in a Florida personal injury lawsuit. Following a four-day trial, a Lee County jury awarded $2,703,000 in damages to Jiri and Marie Renotiere.

The accident took place in May 2009. Jiri Renotiere was a passenger in a vehicle traveling north on Highway 17 in Arcadia when the driver, Waldemar Baranowski, lost control. The vehicle crashed through the guardrail and into an embankment.

Although the driver denied responsibility for the accident, witnesses testified that Baranowski was speeding on wet roads.

Both men were ejected from the vehicle, and it ultimately caught on fire. Although Renotiere was thrown from the vehicle, he still sustained third-degree burns to parts of the left side of his body, including his chest, arm, shoulder and foot. He also fractured his face and his shoulder blade.

Renotiere underwent skin grafting procedures and he spent four weeks at Tampa General Hospital, followed by three months of rehabilitation. The burns to Renotiere's shoulder and foot left him with ongoing health problems.

"We are very pleased with the amount of the award," Renotiere's attorney said. "Most importantly, it will help Mr. Renotiere get the treatment and rehabilitation that he needs but had been unable to afford."


The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.


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