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$20.4 Million in a Catastrophic Injury/ Product Liability Case:

Our client was severely injured in a single vehicle crash. The vehicle shut off causing our client to lose control of the vehicle and crash, causing our client to suffer a catastrophic brain injury.

 

$16.4 Million in a Negligence Case:

Our client fell from a roof and suffered a catastrophic injury. Our client brought a lawsuit against the parties responsible for his fall. This case went to trial and a judgment was entered in our client’s favor in the amount of $16,456,501.60.

 

$10 Million in a Product Liability/Tire Defect/Failure to Warn/Auto Wreck Case:

Our client’s vehicle was struck by another driver who lost control of their vehicle after having a tread separation on her tire. The client’s vehicle rolled causing severe and permanent injuries. The client was successful in bringing claims against the other driver, manufacturer of the blown tire, the auto shop mechanics who failed to warn the other driver of the unsafe tire, as well as the manufacturer of her own vehicle.

 

$9.45 Million in an Employer Liability (Respondeat Superior) Case:

Our client’s 14-month-old child was rendered a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic resulting from a collision on the freeway caused by our client. Their daughter was properly restrained in a car seat in the back seat of our client’s vehicle. Because our client was working when he caused the collision, we brought a claim against his employer under the theory of respondeat superior. The employer moved for summary judgment on the ground that bringing his daughter with him on his route was outside the scope of his employment. Following extensive briefing and oral argument, the court denied the employer’s motion and the defendants agreed to pay $9.45 million.

 

$8.6 Million in a Catastrophic Injury/ Product Liability Case:

Our client was driving when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. The airbags failed to deploy during the crash resulting in our client suffering permanent quadriplegia.

 

$8 Million in a Product Liability/Vehicle Fire Case:

Our client was driving her sedan on I-85 in Gwinnett County when she was rear ended by another driver. Our client’s sedan burst into flames causing severe burns and her untimely death. We filed suit against the other driver as well as the auto manufacturer. The case was tried before a Clayton County jury. The jury came back with an $8 million verdict in our favor.

 

$7.25 Million in a Medical Malpractice Case Involving a Fatal Dose of Anesthesia:

Our client went in for a routine surgery. During surgery, he was given an overdose of anesthesia. The treating physicians and nurses failed to monitor his vitals. Our client sustained severe brain damage.

 

$6.7 Million in a Product Liability- Liftgate Failure Case:

Our client’s daughter was riding in the rear seat of a minivan when she was involved in an accident. During the wreck, the rear liftgate came open, and her daughter was ejected through the liftgate. She suffered a severe and permanent brain injury. We were able to prove that the liftgate came open because of a defect in the latch, which the auto manufacturer knew about long before the accident, yet did nothing to rectify. We also proved our client’s daughter would not have suffered a catastrophic brain injury if she had not been ejected.

 

$5.37 Million in a Premises Liability Case:

Our client, on her way home from working the night shift, stopped at the Riverdale Wal-Mart to purchase some items for the next day. She arrived at Wal-Mart at approximately 1:40 a.m. Our client went into the store leaving her 9-year-old son asleep in the car. Upon her return, she was approached by a young man holding a gun. The perpetrator shot her in the back and got into her car. Our client realized he was about to steal her car with her son inside. She ran to the car banging on the door to wake him. He woke, unlocked the door, she opened the door and pulled him out.

As a result of the shooting, our client suffered serious and permanent injuries. After a week of trial in Clayton County, the jury found that Wal-Mart was responsible for our client’s injuries because it failed to provide adequate security in the parking lot. The jury ordered that Wal-Mart pay our client $4,200,000.00 in damages. Wal-Mart appealed and the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the jury verdict. Wal-Mart paid the judgment, plus interest, in the amount of $5,371,541.09. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Lee, 290 Ga. App. 541, 659 S.E.2d 905 (2008)

 

$5.25 Million in a Tire Failure/Rollover Accident:

Our clients’ daughter was a passenger in an SUV when the right rear tire of the SUV separated and the vehicle rolled over. She was killed in the rollover accident. We filed a lawsuit against the tire company that made the tire which separated and discovered that there were dozens of other claims of tread separations and SUV rollovers involving this tire. After we discovered this information, the tire company agreed to settle this case.

 

$5.4 Million Verdict in an Auto Collision Case:

Our clients’ son was riding as a passenger in a Jeep when the defendant crossed the center line, striking the Jeep head on. Their son was ejected from the Jeep and killed. We took the case before a Paulding County Jury who came back with a $5 million verdict in our clients’ favor.

This case was featured on CBS Atlanta News. “Jury awards Paulding County family $5 million in wrongful death suit.”

 

$4.7 Million in a Product Liability/Aggressive Airbag Case:

Our client was driving her car when she was involved in a frontal collision. Even though she was belted, the airbag was so powerful it deployed and broke her neck. She is quadriplegic. We were able to discover that the manufacturer knew that the airbags were unsafe for females but chose not to fix them. Once we discovered this information, the manufacturer agreed to settle this case.

 

$4.55 Million in a Product Liability/Vehicle Loss of Control Case:

Our client was a belted front seat passenger in a sedan when the driver lost control of his vehicle and it ran off the road and struck a tree. The crash caused our client to suffer a catastrophic brain injury. We were able to prove that the vehicle manufacturer failed to include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with this sedan, which would have prevented the crash from occurring.

 

$4.1 Million in a Wrongful Death/Product Liability Case:

Our clients were driving when another vehicle drove into their lane causing a collision. Our client who was driving was unable to avoid the crash. The airbags did not deploy in the crash. Both of our clients were fatally injured as a result of the crash.

 

$4 Million in a Wrongful Death/Severe Injury/Product Liability Case:

Our clients were approaching slowed traffic when their vehicle shut off and drove into oncoming traffic. The vehicle was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was fatally injured. The back seat passenger was properly harnessed into a car seat and sustained severe injuries.

 

$4 Million in a Motorcycle Collision Case:

Our client’s husband was riding his motorcycle when the defendant, who had been drinking, pulled out in front of him. Her husband died in the accident. We took the case to trial and the jury, in a conservative venue, awarded our client $4 million in damages, including $2.4 million for her husband’s pain and suffering.

This case went before the Georgia Court of Appeals, who unanimously upheld the verdict in Beam v. Kingsley, 255 Ga. App. 715, 566 S.E.2d 437 (2002).

 

$4 Million in a Product Liability/Auto Wreck Case Resulting in the Wrongful Death of A Young Woman:

The driver of a sedan was traveling northbound on a highway when she was rear-ended by another vehicle. The force of the impact sent the spare tire into the back of the driver’s head, causing fatal injuries.

 

$3.45 Million in a Product Liability/Commercial Equipment Case Resulting in the Wrongful Death of an Aspiring Fireman:

Our client’s brother received fatal injuries when he was ejected from commercial equipment that was not equipped with a seatbelt. Our client sued the vehicle manufacturer and the company that removed the seatbelt from the vehicle.

 

$3 Million in a Product Liability/Defective Seatbelt Case:

Our client was the at-fault driver in a crash. During the crash, our client’s seatbelt failed causing her to become a quadriplegic.

 

$2.76 Million in a Wrongful Death/Severe Injury/Product Liability Case:

Our clients were the driver and passenger in a vehicle which shut off causing the driver to lose control, cross the roadway and collide with a tree. The driver was fatally injured and the passenger suffered severe injuries.

 

$2.75 Million in a Product Liability/Airbag Failure Case:

Our client’s husband was involved in a head on collision when a driver crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. During the collision, the frontal airbag failed to deploy which caused his death.

 

$2.7 Million in a Tractor-Trailer Case:

Our clients’ son was killed on his way home from work when a truck driver lost control of his rig, slid into the median of the freeway, and ran into the footing of an overhead sign, which fell on her son’s vehicle. Through extensive investigation, the firm proved that the truck lost control due to improper loading of material. Our firm took this case to trial, during which the driver and trucking company paid their insurance limits of $1 million. The case continued with trial against the manufacturer of the materials that had been loaded on the truck. The jury awarded over $1.7 million to our clients.

This case went up on appeal, however, the verdict was unanimously affirmed on appeal in Georgia Pipe Co. v. Lawler, 262 Ga. App. 22, 584 S.E.2d 634 (2003).

 

$2.7 Million in a Fatal Auto Wreck:

The clients brought suit against a driver of a Ford Taurus that crossed the double line and hit their mother head-on causing fatal injuries.

 

$2.5 Million Wrongful Death/Foodborne Illness/Product Liability Case:

Our client’s son suffered a fatal allergic reaction after eating at a facility that negligently failed to implement dietary procedures to protect its diners. The facility also failed to ensure the food was free from cross-contamination. After leaving the facility, our client went to where he stored EpiPen at the facility.  The employee failed to give him the EpiPen in a timely manner. After he finally received the EpiPen he injected it, but the product was defective resulting in his death.

 

$2.4 Million in a Wrongful Death/Product Liability Case:

Our client’s daughter was driving home from a party when she lost control of her brand new vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree. The airbags never deployed, causing her to be fatally injured.

 

$2.37 Million in an Auto Collision Case (Bad Faith Claim):

Our clients were seriously injured in their car when they were struck from the side by a person driving a truck owned by defendant. The driver of the truck was uninsured, and the firm brought a claim against the defendant on the ground that he negligently entrusted his truck to a driver he knew to be under the influence of drugs. The defendant had an insurance policy on the truck with limits of $200,000.00. We made a demand on the insurance company for the policy limits, which the insurance company did not timely accept. We then filed suit and argued that the insurance company was responsible for the entire value of the case because it had acted negligently and in bad faith in not timely offering the policy limits. As the case got close to trial, the insurance company agreed to pay our clients $2,375,000.00, more than ten times the policy limits.

 

$2 Million in a Severe Injury/Product Liability Case:

Our client was riding as a passenger of a vehicle when the driver of the vehicle came around a curve and slightly left the road way. The driver lost control of the vehicle due the manufacturer’s failure to equip the vehicle with its version of electronic stability control. The vehicle overturned in an embankment and our client was severely and permanently injured.

 

$2 Million in an Auto Collision Case:

The defendant was driving a truck for his employer, when he crossed the center line on a highway and struck and killed our client’s wife, who was driving in the other direction. Our client secured a settlement of $2 million.

 

$2 Million in a Medical Malpractice Case:

Our client underwent a lumbar discectomy and decompression, as well as a lumbar fusion with internal fixation. The defendant doctors mispositioned three of the six pedicle screws that they placed into his spine. This negligence injured nerve roots at the L4 and S1 levels on the left side, leaving him severely injured with permanent pain in his back. Less than a week before trial, the defendants paid our client and his wife $2 million to settle the claims.

 

$1.5 Million in an Auto Collision Case (Bad Faith Claim):

Our client was driving her two sons home from church when she was struck by the defendant. She was killed, and her two sons were seriously injured. The defendant was insured by Allstate with policy limits of $200,000.00. When the insurance company failed to respond to our time-limited demand, we pursued the case on the grounds that they had acted negligently and in bad faith, thereby exposing their insured to a judgment above the policy limits. The insurance company ultimately agreed to pay our client’s family $1.5 million to settle their claims – $1.3 million more than the policy limits.

 

$1.5 Million in a Medical Malpractice Case:

After a surgery, our client suffered severe infection and sepsis due to negligence of the hospital employees. This resulted in lost wages, medical expenses, pain, suffering, and permanent injuries.

 

$1.5 Million in an Elevator Case:

Our client was riding in an elevator in a local hospital when the elevator malfunctioned and fell a few feet. During the fall, our client suffered serious injuries which resulted in a permanent disability.

 

$1.5 Million in a Medical Malpractice Case Involving Negligent Sinus Surgery Resulting in Blindness:

Our client underwent a routine sinus surgery. During the surgery, the physician punctured the orbit resulting in permanent blindness in one eye.

 

$1.3 Million in a Tractor-Trailer Wreck.

Our client sustained severe and permanent injuries when the driver of a tractor-trailer caused her vehicle to run off the roadway. Suit was brought against the tractor-trailer company. The tractor-trailer company had a limited amount of insurance. Settlement was reached after the tractor-trailer company agreed to pay an amount in excess of the insurance policy limits once we proved that the company and driver were guilty of unsafe and negligent operations.

 

$1.25 Million in a Tire Failure/Vehicle Rollover Case:

Our client, a nurse anesthetist, was driving on I-75 when her rear tire tread separated causing her to lose control. After the loss of control, her vehicle rolled over. Our client suffered a severe hand injury during the rollover accident which kept her from returning to work.

 

$1.2 Million in a Product Liability/Rollover Case:

Our client was a passenger in an SUV on I-75 in Bartow County when another driver lost control of their vehicle and struck the right rear tire of the SUV causing it to rollover numerous times. During the course of the rollover sequence, our client’s door unlatched and opened allowing her to sustain severe and permanent injuries. We brought suit against the other driver and auto manufacturer. The auto manufacturer settled for a confidential amount prior to trial. We took the case against the defendant driver before a Fulton County jury. The jury came back with a $1.2 million verdict in favor of our client.

The defendant driver appealed to the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. Both Courts upheld the verdict. McReynolds v. Krebs, 307 Ga. App. 330; 705 S.E.2d 214 (2010); 290 Ga. 850, 725 S.E.2d 584 (2012)

 

$1.2 Million in an Auto v. Pedestrian Case:

While backing her vehicle out of her driveway, the defendant negligently struck our client and her husband as they were trying to get into the defendant’s vehicle. Our client was seriously injured and her husband was killed. The defendant’s insurance company agreed to pay its policy limits of $1.2 million.

 

$1.13 Million Plus Punitive Damages in a Product Liability/Auto Wreck Case Involving a Ford Aerostar Van:

Our client brought suit against Ford alleging that Ford failed to warn of the instability of the minivan when loaded with passengers. A jury agreed and awarded our client $1.13 million plus punitive damages. During the punitive damages phase, the parties settled the case for a confidential amount.

 

$1.1 Million Verdict in a Product Liability/Failure to Warn Case Involving a Defective Gear Shift:

Our client, a 74 year old grandmother, was driving a 1994 Dodge Intrepid in November 2007. She was standing in the door of the parked vehicle when the gear shifted out of park and ran her over. She suffered a fractured pelvis.

The Intrepid had a defective gear shift assembly which caused it to move out of park when the keys were out of the ignition. Chrysler recalled the Intrepid in 2004. Our client took the car into Jasper Jeep to have the recalled work done on three separate occasions between 2004 and 2007. The first two times the recall part was not in. The third time, the Jasper Jeep technician did not perform the recall work properly.

The jury deliberated for approximately three hours and came back with a $1.1 million verdict in our client’s favor.

 

$1 Million Verdict in a Defective Roadway Case:

Our client’s wife lost control of her vehicle on a road in Cobb County as a result of a negligently maintained shoulder. The Georgia DOT refused to accept responsibility for the crash. A Cobb County jury ultimately found the Georgia DOT was responsible for the crash.

 

$1 Million in a Tractor-Trailer Case:

Our client was driving on a highway and was being aggressively tailgated by a tractor-trailer. Our client lost control of her vehicle and crossed the median, colliding head-on with another tractor-trailer. Our client was killed in the collision. After the firm defeated the defendants’ various motions for summary judgment, the defendants agreed to settle the case for $1 million four days before trial.

 

$500.000.00 in a Product Liability/Rollover Accident:

Our client was a seat belted passenger when he was seriously injured in a rollover accident. We were able to prove that the seatbelt in the vehicle did not properly restrain our client during the accident.

 

$1 Million in a Premises Liability Case Involving a Trip and Fall at a Local Cemetery:

Our client sustained a severe and permanent injury to her lower leg after she tripped and fell in a concealed hole at a local cemetery.

 

$975,000.00 Settlement in a Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Case:

Our client was injured in a car crash and taken to an emergency room. While in the emergency room, the medical personnel failed to identify the client was bleeding internally which ultimately resulted in his death.

 

$900,000.00 in a Product Liability/Rollover/Roof Crush Case:

Our client was driving his sedan in California when he lost control of his vehicle and it subsequently rolled over. During the roll over, the roof crushed down on our client causing serious injuries.

 

$875,000.00 in a Product Liability/Defective Eye Solution Case:

Our client used an eye solution for her contact lenses. The company recalled the eye solution because it could cause infection and loss of vision in the eye. Before our client received the recall information, she used the solution and ultimately lost partial vision in her eye.

 

$825,000.00 in an Auto Collision/Negligent Road Construction Case:

Our clients, husband and wife, were traveling south on I-75 in Tift County when they were involved in a multi-car collision. Our clients suffered a broken ankle and fractured ribs. We were able to prove that two construction companies caused the multi-car collision by kicking up dust clouds that entered onto the roadway and obstructed the view of traveling motorists. The defendants’ insurance company agreed to settle the case four days before trial.

 

$687,500.00 in an Auto Collision Case:

Our client was a belted driver who was stopped in traffic when the vehicle behind him was hit from by a van driven by the defendant. As a result of the accident, our client suffered from lumbosacral pain. Our client’s medical expenses exceeded $260,000.00. This case settled before trial for $687,500.00.

 

$675,000.00 in a Case Involving the Negligent Maintenance of an Intersection:

Our client’s wife was driving a vehicle through an intersection when an oncoming driver struck her vehicle and caused her death. We were able to show that the other driver’s vision was obscured by overgrown vegetation which was a cause of the crash.

 

$675,000.00 in a Premises Liability Case Resulting in the Wrongful Death of a Cherokee County High School Student:

Our clients’ son was a baseball player at a local high school. At an unauthorized practice, the baseball coach asked the players to move some lockers. Neither the coach nor any other adult supervised the players. While transporting the lockers, our clients’ son fell from a truck and suffered a fatal head injury. The school district claimed immunity from suit, but the firm uncovered facts supporting a claim that the district had waived its immunity. The defendants ultimately agreed to pay the family $675,000.

 

$650,000.00 in a Medical Malpractice Case Involving the Improper Administration of Medication:

Our client had a procedure to evaluate his ability to maintain an erection. During the procedure, the doctor over prescribed medication which resulted in our client being partially impotent.

 

$545,000.00 Settlement in an Auto Wreck Case:

On June 18, 2009, our clients were traveling in their car on Georgia Highway 92 in Cobb County, Georgia. The defendant turned left in front of our clients’ vehicle, causing a collision. Our clients sustained orthopedic injuries. They settled with defendants shortly before trial for $545,000.00.

 

$540,000.00 in an Auto Collision Case (Bad Faith Claim):

The defendant was driving his father’s car when he caused a wreck that killed our client, who was a passenger in the car. Our client’s family sued the defendant and his father, who were insured by Allstate Insurance Company with policy limits of $15,000.00. Based on an exclusion in the policy, Allstate refused to defend our clients, and they obtained a $500,000.00 judgment against the defendants. We then represented the defendants against Allstate, arguing that Allstate had breached its insurance contract and acted in bad faith by refusing to defend our clients. The firm proved that Allstate had acted wrongfully and Allstate agreed to pay $540,000.00 (36 times the policy limits) to resolve the claims.

 

$490,000.00 in a Motorcycle Case:

Our client was riding his motorcycle home from work. He entered the turn lane to turn left at an intersection when the defendant driver also turned into the left turn lane causing a collision. Our client lost his spleen and left kidney. He had several fractured ribs, a sprained left ankle, muscle damage to his left shoulder, and numerous lacerations and road rash. The defendants had a $500,000.00 liability insurance policy. The defendants settled this matter before trial for $490,000.00.

 

$433,000.00 in an Auto v. Bicycle Case:

Our client was riding his bicycle on the street when he was struck by the defendant, who was driving a Jeep CJ7. Our client sustained various fractures and his medical bills totaled approximately $80,000.00. In a very conservative jury venue, our firm negotiated a settlement of $433,000.00 for our client and his wife.

 

$400,000.00 in a Slip and Fall Case at a Local Car Rental Company:

While our client was renting a car from a local car rental company, she slipped and fell on black ice which had accumulated in the driveway. We were able to prove that the company knew about the black ice but chose not to get rid of it.

 

$350,000.00 in a Product Liability/Airbag Eye Injury Case:

Our client was a seat belted driver of a vehicle when she was involved in a frontal collision. During the collision, the airbag deployed and severely injured her left eye. We were able to prove that the manufacturer knew of the hazards of an eye injury from the airbag. The manufacturer agreed to settle the case.

 

$300,000.00 in a Motor Home Collision Case:

Our client was traveling in a motor home being driven by a friend. Her friend began to pull into an intersection when a black sport utility vehicle cut in front of him causing him to slam on his brakes. Our client was thrown forward and smashed her face into a console. She suffered serious injuries to her face, jaw and cheek, as well as her shoulder, neck and upper back. We brought a claim against the unknown driver of the black sport utility vehicle in the name of Jane Doe. Our client’s uninsured motorist carrier answered on behalf of Jane Doe and offered $150,000.00 to settle before trial. We declined the offer and took the case to trial. After a weeklong trial, a Cobb County jury returned a verdict in favor of our client in the amount of $300,000.00.

 

$300,000.00 in a Tractor-Trailer Case:

Our client was driving his car on a two-lane highway. The defendant, driving a flatbed tractor-trailer, attempted to turn around on the same highway. Because there was not enough room to turn around, the truck remained across both lanes of the highway for almost a minute. Our client came around a curve and, due to the glare of the sun and the level of the flatbed, could not see the trailer. He ran into the trailer and suffered a severe head injury. We were able to prove that the negligence of the truck driver caused the wreck, and the tractor trailer company agreed to pay our client $330,000.00 to settle the matter.


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