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Profile: Ralph Aronberg, P.E.

Aronberg and Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc.
13762 W. State Road 84
Suite 424
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33325
Phone: (954) 236-6605

Published Cases

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$1,900,280 GROSS VERDICT - POLICE VEHICLE/PEDESTRIAN COLLISION - RIGHT FEMUR FRACTURE - LEFT TIBIA AND FIBULA FRACTURES - PUBIC RAMI FRACTURE - FRACTURE OF TRANSVERSE PROCESS OF L5 AND DORSUM OF S1 - DISTAL TIBIAL NEUROPATHY - BRAIN INJURY - MEMORY DEFICITS, ATTENTION AND CONCENTRATION - DEPRESSION.
The male plaintiff, age 18 at the time of injury, alleged that he was struck by an unmarked Palm Beach County Sheriff’s vehicle while crossing the street. The plaintiff claimed to have sustained multiple permanent injuries and a diminished earning capacity as a result of the accident. The defendant Sheriff of Palm Beach County and the defendant detective who was driving the veh... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (27639)
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$107,000 VERDICT Auto/pedestrian collision - Humerus fracture - Bone graft - Diminished earning capacity.
This action was tried against the defendant, a pedestrian, who allegedly walked into traffic causing a truck to swerve and strike the plaintiff as she stood on a median strip next to the road. The truck driver settled prior to trial for a $100,000 policy limit. The plaintiff sustained a fractured humerus requiring a bone graft as a result of the accident. The defendant argued t... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (2660)
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DEFENDANT'S VERDICT Governmental liability - Alleged negligent maintenance of traffic plan - Plaintiff's motorcycle strikes lane divider - Bilateral rotator cuff tears - Surgery required.
The plaintiff was a male police officer who was riding his motorcycle in the funeral procession of a slain police officer when his motorcycle struck a flexible lane divider. The plaintiff’s motorcycle slid down and he was struck by the motorcycle behind him. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants, the Florida Department of Transportation and a road construction contractor, negl... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (3490)
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DEFENDANT'S VERDICT - ALLEGED DESIGN DEFECT OF ROADWAY - LACK OF WARNING SIGNS ON CIRCLE EXIT - HEAD-ON COLLISION - NECK FRACTURED IN TWO PLACES - CERVICAL FUSION - SEVERE INFECTION - OSTEOMYELITIS - HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT - 100% PERMANENT DISABILITY.
The plaintiff, in her 60s at the time, filed this negligent highway design suit against the defendant Florida Department of Transportation alleging that the lack of warning signs on a circle exit caused another vehicle to crash, head-on, into the plaintiff’s car. The plaintiff alleged a 100% permanent disability as a result of severe cervical fractures and surgical complication... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (27288)
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$500,000 GROSS VERDICT - PRODUCTS LIABILITY - FAILURE TO WARN - ALLEGED DEFECTIVELY DESIGNED WHEELCHAIR - LACK OF REFLECTORS CAUSING COLLISION WITH MOTOR VEHICLE - FRACTURE OF RADIUS AND ULNA - POST-TRIAL DIRECTED VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT.
The plaintiff, a 27-year-old paraplegic, filed this products liability action against the defendant manufacturer of a wheelchair, alleging that the wheelchair was defectively designed without reflectors and that the defendant failed to warn of the danger associated with night use. The plaintiff was struck by a motor vehicle, sustaining radius and ulna fractures as an alleged re... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (27374)
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DEFENSE VERDICT - INTERSECTION COLLISION - ALLEGED FAILURE TO STOP FOR STOP SIGN - VIOLATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY BY 27 FOOT LONG REFRIGERATOR TRUCK - WRONGFUL DEATH FROM PUNCTURED LUNG.
The estate of the 70-year-old female decedent alleged that a truck driven by the defendant truck driver failed to stop for a stop sign and caused an intersection collision which resulted in the decedent’s death. The defendants included the driver of the truck, his employer and the truck owner (leasing company).

The defendants maintained that the defendant truck driver’s view ... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (27830)
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$3,081,000 GROSS VERDICT - DECEDENT TURNS LEFT INFRONT OF DEFENDANT'S CEMENT MIXER - FAILURE TO AVOID STRIKING DECEDENT'S VEHICLE - WRONGFUL DEATH OF 67-YEAR-OLD WOMAN TWELVE DAYS POSTACCIDENT - 80% COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE FOUND.
This action involved the death of the 67-year-old female decedent after her car made a left turn in front of the defendant’s cement mixer. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant driver had ample opportunity to avoid the collision and failed to do so. The defendant driver maintained that he could not avoid the impact and that the accident was caused solely by the negligence of th... - from The National Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (28893)
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$3,081,000 GROSS VERDICT - DECEDENT TURNS LEFT IN FRONT OF DEFENDANT'S CEMENT MIXER - FAILURE TO AVOID STRIKING DECEDENT'S VEHICLE - WRONGFUL DEATH OF 67-YEAR-OLD WOMAN TWELVE DAYS POSTACCIDENT - 80% COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE FOUND.
This action involved the death of the 67-year-old female decedent after her car made a left turn in front of the defendant’s cement mixer. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant driver had ample opportunity to avoid the collision and failed to do so. The defendant driver maintained that he could not avoid the impact and that the accident was caused solely by the negligence of th... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (26888)
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$21,621,439 VERDICT - REAR END COLLISION WHILE TALKING ON CELL PHONE - VEHICLE PROPELLED INTO ONCOMING LANES - HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH THIRD VEHICLE - WRONGFUL DEATH OF 32-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF TWO.
The plaintiff estate alleged that the defendant driver was talking on her cell phone and negligently struck the rear of the decedent’s vehicle. The plaintiff claimed that the rear end impact propelled the decedent’s car into the oncoming lanes of traffic where it was struck a second time. The accident resulted in the decedent’s death at age 32. The defendants included the defendant ... - from The National Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (50949)
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DEFENDANT'S VERDICT Governmental liability - Alleged negligent placement of stop sign - Intersection collision - Arm fracture with surgery - Aggravation of pre-existing leg condition.
The plaintiff alleged that the defendant, Miami-Dade County, negligently placed a stop sign, preventing him from seeing the stop sign. The plaintiff did not stop for the stop sign and his car was struck by another vehicle. The defendant argued that the stop sign was properly placed and the accident was caused by the plaintiff’s own negligence. The driver of the other vehicle was also listed as a ... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (50015)
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$21,621,439 VERDICT - REAR END COLLISION WHILE TALKING ON CELL PHONE - VEHICLE PROPELLED INTO ONCOMING LANES - HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH THIRD VEHICLE - WRONGFUL DEATH OF 32-YEAR- OLD MOTHER OF TWO
The plaintiff estate alleged that the defendant driver was talking on her cell phone and negligently struck the rear of the decedent’s vehicle. The plaintiff claimed that the rear end impact propelled the decedent’s car into the oncoming lanes of traffic where it was struck a second time. The accident resulted in the decedent’s death at age 32. The defendants included the defendant dr... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (49853)
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DEFENDANT'S VERDICT - MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE - ALLEGED NEGLIGENT REVERSAL OF HORSE TRAILER - MULTIPLE INJURIES CLAIMED BY THREE PLAINTIFFS - REFRACTURE OF FIBULA - CHRONIC PAIN - CHEST CONTUSION - CERVICAL AND LUMBAR SPRAIN AND STRAIN.
This motor vehicle negligence action was brought by three adult plaintiffs who occupied a Cadillac Eldorado when it struck the back of a pick-up truck hauling a horse trailer on U.S. Route 98 in Okeechobee. The defendants in the case were the owner and driver of the pick-up truck. The plaintiffs alleged that the driver of the pick-up truck negligently reversed it so that it obstructed... - from The Florida Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (168297)
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