Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa Obtains $3 Million Verdict for Truck Accident Victim

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – July 7, 2017) – Jeanmarie Whalen and Fred Cunningham obtained a $3,000,000 verdict today on behalf of Marc Rene, a 37-year-old man who suffered debilitating injuries after a tractor-trailer collided with his vehicle on Benoist Farms Road in West Palm Beach. The 6-member jury delivered a full measure of justice for the Rene family holding the Defendants, Pat Salmon & Sons of Florida Inc. and truck driver Patrick Chancey, liable for damages caused by the collision. The two-week trial, case #50 2015 CA 007601 XXXX MB, was heard in Palm Beach County Circuit Court before the Honorable Judge Richard L. Oftedal.

On October 11, 2014, Marc Rene was driving home in West Palm Beach when a tractor-trailer failed to yield the right of way and collided into his vehicle. As a result of the driver’s negligence, Mr. Rene suffered significant injuries that required multiple surgeries and will continue to impact his quality of life permanently. Mr. Rene is represented by Jeanmarie Whalen and Fred A. Cunningham, shareholders at Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa.

“Mr. Rene has been a prisoner to his pain since the night of the accident and he has a lifetime of healing ahead of him. The jury clearly agreed that the Defendants did not exercise reasonable care on this fateful night, and sought to right this wrong with their verdict,” said Jeanmarie Whalen, the lead litigator representing the Rene family.

“The civil justice system is in place to ensure citizens have due recourse when they have suffered harm or loss, due to the negligence of another. Today, is a great day for our clients, because justice prevailed,” stated Fred Cunningham, co-counsel on the case.

Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa is a national civil litigation firm based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The firm specializes in complex litigation including catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, nursing home abuse, trucking, and insurance bad faith litigation. For more information, visit or call 561-462-5348.