Pedro Ernesto Marquez Morales, et al Plaintiff vs. Best Transportation Inc, et al Defendant

  • Court: Florida State, Broward County, Seventeenth Circuit Court
  • Case number: CACE22001824
  • Filed: Feb. 4, 2022
  • Judge: David A. Haimes
  • Case type: Civil – Auto Negligence

Parties Involved

  • Defendants: Best Transportation Inc | Eddys Pino Del Risco,

    • Counsel for Defendants: Ricardo M Luces | Jason Elwood Boone | Kristina Davis Forst |
    • Expert Witnesses for Defendants: Dr. Ronaldo Garcia

Verdict Information

  • Verdict date: May 15, 2024
  • Total damages awarded to Plaintiff: $28,000

About the Case


The Plaintiffs, Pedro Ernesto Marquez Morales and Leopoldo Diaz resided in Miami-Dade County Florida. Defendant Eddys Pino Del Risco also resided in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Defendant Best Transportation Inc. was a North Carolina corporation authorized to do business in Broward County, Florida. The Plaintiffs sued the Defendants, Best Transportation Inc. and Eddys Pino Del Risco under an auto negligence lawsuit on February 4, 2022.
On December 7, 2020, Pedro Ernesto Marquez Morales was operating a motor vehicle which was eastbound on SR-736 in the right lane in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Plaintiff Leopoldo Diaz was a passenger in the same vehicle. On the same day, Defendant Eddys Pino Del Risco was driving a motor vehicle with the consent of the owner of the vehicle, i.e, Best Transportation Inc. He was eastbound on SR-736, near the intersection with SW 181st Avenue. At that time and place, Eddys Pino Del Risco negligently operated the vehicle, causing it to collide with Plaintiffs’ vehicle. The motor vehicle accident allegedly causing grave injuries and damage to the Plaintiffs. On February 4, 2022, the Plaintiffs filed an auto negligence lawsuit against the Defendants.


Pedro Ernesto Marquez Morales and Leopoldo Diaz alleged that as a direct and proximate result of the Defendants’ negligence, they had suffered bodily injury, including a permanent injuries to the body. As per their complaint, they had experienced both physical and mental pain and suffering,  disability, physical impairment, and disfigurement. Moreover, they had also endured mental anguish, inconvenience, and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life. The Plaintiffs claimed that they had also experienced an aggravation of an existing condition. Furthermore, they incurred expenses for hospitalization, medical, and nursing care and treatment. They lost earnings and the ability to earn wages. Additionally, they lost the ability to lead and enjoy a normal life. They claimed that these losses were of a permanent or continuing nature, and would cause suffering in the future as well. The Plaintiffs’ motor vehicle was also severely damaged.


In the complaint, under the instant auto negligence lawsuit, the Plaintiffs demanded for a judgment against Best Transportation Inc. and Eddys Pino Del Risco. They demanded monetary compensation in excess of $30,000, excluding costs, interest, and attorneys’ fees. They also sought any other relief deemed proper by the Court. Furthermore, the Plaintiffs had demanded a jury trial on all triable issues.

Jury Verdict

On May 15 2024, a Florida jury found the Defendants to be guilty of negligence and thereby causing legal loss to the Plaintiff, Pedro Ernesto Marquez Morales in the motor-vehicle crash on December 7, 2020. Accordingly, the jury awarded $28,000 to the Plaintiff as compensation for past medical damages.

However, the jury held that Pedro did not sustain any permanent injuries as a result of the December 7, 2020 crash. Thus, they did not award any damages for future medical expenses or for emotional pain and suffering.

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Jury Verdict