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Case Results

Illustrative Cases and Results

We have tried large and small personal injury cases of all kinds—auto, motorcycle, and trucking; wrongful death; workplace injury; slip and fall; dangerous conditions; medical malpractice; ATV and boating accidents; crime victim injury claims; DUI accidents; drownings; traumatic brain injury; amputations; serious burns; cases against government; and many more.

Below is a sampling of our case summaries and results over the years. While these are indicative of the types of cases we work and resuts we have obtained, please keep in mind that no two cases are exactly the same and the results in your case – even if similar in nature –may differ.

Motorcycle Crash/Bad Faith – Leg Amputation
$150,000

Motorcycle Crash/Bad Faith – Leg Amputation

The Charges

Client lost his left leg at the knee when Driver #1 turned left in front of his motorcycle, ejecting him 100 feet from the impact, where he was then run over by Driver #2, who fled the scene. Driver #2 was caught and it was determined that he had Marijuana in his system at the time he ran over client. Client’s leg was amputated twice and he was in a coma for two weeks after the collision. He suffered from phantom pain and required extensive rehabilitation.

The Result

Driver #1 and Driver #2 had minimum liability limits of $25,000 and client had no UM coverage. Policy limit demands were made and Driver #1’s insurer tendered in time, but Driver #2’s insurer did not. After suit was filed Driver #2’s insurer offered an additional $100,000 above its policy limit to settle the claim. Client chose to accept the settlement rather than continue to proceed to trial.

Workers Compensation – Broken Wrists
$85,000

Workers Compensation – Broken Wrists

The Charges

Claimant was a seminary student from Korea who worked for a roofing company and also part time as a martial arts instructor. While on the job, he fell from a customer’s bay window roof, landing on his hands and causing severe fractures to both his wrists.

The Result

The employer did not want to file a workers compensation claim with its insurer and was initially uncooperative. After filing a hearing request and taking depositions, the employer’s insurer accepted the claim as compensable and began paying for medical treatment and income benefits. Claimant had multiple surgeries and permanent impairment.

Workers Compensation – Nonsurgical Back Injury
$75,000

Workers Compensation – Nonsurgical Back Injury

The Charges

Client suffered injury to her low back lifting boxes during the course and scope of her employment. The injury resulted in multiple disk herniations.

The Result

The Employer and its Insurer accepted the claim as compensable. Due to other health issues, claimant was not a surgical candidate.

Workers Compensation – Back Injury
$75,000

Workers Compensation – Back Injury

The Charges

Client hurt his back at work while moving a large display cabinet, resulting in herniated disks in his low back. Claimant missed substantial amount of work and underwent two fusion surgeries.

The Result

The Employer and Insurer disputed liability, arguing that Client never gave proper notification of the injury according to law. A hearing request was filed on behalf of the Claimant. During discovery the employer’s own witnesses confirmed proper notice was given and their insurer chose to settle the claim.

$50,000

Slip and Fall – Head and Ankle

The Charges

Client injured her ankle and suffered a concussion when she slipped and fell into an asphalt crevice in the parking lot of a big box retailer. The parking lot was not well lit and the asphalt crevice was right in front of the doorway. It had worn, cracked and peeling yellow paint stripes across it and was full of old cigarette butts and other debris, indicating it had been there a long time.

The Result

Verdict for the plantiff.

Slip and Fall – Low Back Injury
$17,000

Slip and Fall – Low Back Injury

The Charges

Client slipped and fell as he stepped onto the curb of a fast food restaurant, suffering injury to his low back. The curb was painted with a hard coat paint that made it slippery when it was wet. Client missed three weeks of his job as a construction worker.

The Result

Client tried to settle case without a lawyer, but the restaurant’s insurance company denied liability. Suit was filed.

Chain Reaction Collision – Neck and Shoulder Injuries
$14,750

Chain Reaction Collision – Neck and Shoulder Injuries

The Charges

Client was involved in a three vehicle chain reaction collision when a dump truck hit the car behind her, causing it to hit her car.

The Result

The dump truck company’s insurer would not make a fair offer of settlement. Case was tried to fair verdict.

Assault and Battery – Head & Neck Injury
$40,000

Assault and Battery – Head & Neck Injury

The Charges

Client was beat up in a local restaurant by a rock band after they had performed a concert in Atlanta. Liability was heavily contested and defenses of mutual combat and justification were raised. Client suffered injuries to his head and neck and incurred $6,000 in medical expenses.

The Result

After a week long and much publicized trial, the jury awarded damages in favor of our client.

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