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We are proud of the results we have achieved for our clients. While past successes are not an indication or promise of future results, we have been successful in recovering substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients. Over one hundred cases have been tried to jury verdict and over five hundred cases have been settled. A representative sampling of recent cases follows:
- Webber v. Kesler, DeKalb County, Georgia. Plaintiff was a very active 89-year-old lady who was struck by Defendant. Plaintiff contended Defendant failed to yield while turning left. Defendant contended Plaintiff failed to yield. Plaintiff made a time limit holt demand for Defendant’s $100,000.00 policy with State Farm. State Farm initially did not respond at all in a timely fashion and eventually offered $35,000.00. Plaintiff contended serious injuries due her vehicles lower leg airbags deploying striking her legs leaving severe hematomas which deprived her some time in her ability to ambulate causing her to be in a wheelchair. No broken bones and medical bills of $69,601.89. The parties were ordered to attend mediation and at mediation the case settled for $800,000.00. The case settled in March, 2022 for $800,000.00 at mediation on a $100,000.00 liability policy with State Farm.
- Carr v. Yim, Gwinnett County, Georgia. Defendant was driving her vehicle East on W. Paces Ferry Road. Plaintiff contended Defendant negligently turned left into the path of Plaintiff’s vehicle causing a violent collision in Plaintiff’s lane. Defendant claimed that Plaintiff was negligent in crossing the center line. Plaintiff was seriously injured and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center. She underwent approximately a 7 ½ hour surgical repair of her spinal injuries shortly after wreck. Retroperitoneal exposure of the L1, L2 and L3 fixation surgery. Surgery involved cutting her open from the side, using a hammer and chisel to chip out what was left of her L2 vertebra, then removing the shattered bone and permanently implanted a device to keep Plaintiff’s L1 and L3 vertebrae separated, and packed the area with a cage and bone fragments to keep Plaintiff’s spine from collapsing on itself every time she gets up or move around. Burst fracture of L-2 vertebrae, muscle atrophy due to massive extent of her injuries and has resulted in serious mobility issues since collision. Requires a back brace to walk or sit. Plaintiff was an almost 61-year-old Middle School Teacher who loved her job and unable to return to teaching due to the extent of the permanent injuries. Plaintiff made a time limit holt demand for Liberty Mutual’s for their policy limits of $100,000.00. Liberty contended they accepted it. Plaintiff contended they did not. Defendant filed a Motion to Enforce Settlement. Trial court granted Defendant’s Motion and ruled that the case had been settled for $100,000.00. Plaintiff appealed the trial court’s ruling enforcing the settlement and it was reversed by the Court of Appeals. Defendant applied for Certiorari to the Supreme Court which the Plaintiff opposed and Certiorari was denied. Plaintiff had great difficulty getting the case on a trial calendar due to Covid in obtaining jurors. Defendant asked for a mediation. Mediation was held and Defendant only offered $1,775,000. Plaintiff demanded $5,000,000.00. The case went to trial on March 23, 2022 and Plaintiff obtained a verdict of $6,295,293.00 in actual damages plus pre-suit interest of $918,904.11 for a total of $7,214,176.11. Plaintiff also made a Motion for Attorney Fees and Litigation Expenses Pursuant to 9-11-68 in the amount of $3,281,759.18. Defendant paid the verdict and Motion for Attorney Fees and Litigation Expenses is pending. In March 2022, the plantiff won a large seven figure jury verdict with only a $100,000.00 liability policy.
- John Doe and Jane Doe v. Unnamed Individual, Coweta County, Georgia. Plaintiffs were on a motorcycle driven by Mr. Doe. Mr. Doe was seriously injured. Mr. Doe sustained multiple fractures to his left hip/pelvic area, multiple fractures to his left wrist, broke vertebrae’s and many contusions and lacerations on his body. Surgery was required on his left hip/pelvic area and left wrist. Mrs. Doe suffered a deep laceration on her lower left leg resulting in 50 sutures, multiple contusions and hematomas on various places of her body. Defendant denied fault. Plaintiffs made a time limit holt demand for the policy limits of $100,000.00. Defendant contended they accepted the demand. Defendant moved for a Motion to Enforce Settlement of the $100,000 policy limits. Plaintiffs convinced the judge to deny Defendant’s Motion as it was very likely that a high verdict would be recovered and the case would be appealed after the verdict and all issues would be taken up then. Plaintiffs continued pushing for trial and finally obtained a trial date. As a last good faith effort by Plaintiffs, Plaintiffs filed an Offer to Compromise pursuant to O.C.G.A. §9-11-68. Defendant realized he would be forced to go trial and take up his contention of settlement of the policy limits. Defendant accepted Plaintiffs’ Offer to Compromise on the eve of trial. Settled in September 2021 for a confidential mid seven figure settlement with only a 100,000.00 liability policy.
- Eagleson v. Jackson. Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiff made a time limit holt demand for the policy limits of $25,000.00 which USAA turned down. Plaintiff was driving straight on the I-285 frontage road while Defendant was crossing the I-285 bridge without yielding onto the frontage road and t-boned Plaintiff. Plaintiff’s medicals for first 4 months were only $30,000.00. However, Plaintiff contended he had whiplash, headaches, nausea, dizziness, memory loss as well as shoulder and mid-back pain. Plaintiff settled due to Covid restrictions and not being able to get the case on a trial calendar. Settled January 2021 for a mid six figure settlement with only a $25,000.00 liability policy against USAA.
- Mr. Doe v. XYZ Corporation, et. al., Gwinnett County, Georgia. Mr. Doe was a 67 year old retired man who was walking his bike across a multi-lane road short of a stop signal but not in a cross walk. He was struck and killed by a driver for XYZ Corporation as the driver was approaching a stop light (which was red or turning red facing traffic coming in the direction of the truck driver). During discovery, Plaintiff uncovered that the Defendant driver had multiple medical problems that may well have prevented him from obtaining a renewal of his CDL had such an occasion arisen and he had not disclosed this to the Plaintiff. Case settled as it was being placed on the trial calendar. The case settled in January, 2019 for a confidential seven figure settlement.
- Chamberlain v. Perez, DeKalb County, Georgia. Plaintiff was a passenger on a motorcycle when Defendant failed to yield while turning left and struck the motorcycle Plaintiff was a passenger on. Plaintiff’s sustained injuries were a deep laceration to her left knee and leg; severe bruises and abrasions to the left foot and ankle as well as lumbar back injuries. Plaintiff had the following permanent injuries: Herniated/desiccated disc at L3-4 with impingement on the L3 nerve root; herniated/desiccated disc at L4-5 with compression of the thecal sac causing spinal stenosis with impingement on the L5 nerve root; herniated/desiccated disc at L5-S1 with peripheral annular tearing; and numbness in left knee and leg and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Defendant contended that Plaintiff had significant gaps in treatment as to the herniated disc and that the type of job Plaintiff had, which included getting down on her knees to read meters, caused the herinations, if any existed. Defendant further contended there was a significant gap between the collision and the diagnosis of RSD and that based on the treatment, Plaintiff did not have RSD and if in fact she had any problems in that regard they were unrelated to the collision. The case settled in December, 2018 for a large six figure settlement.
- Miners v. Los Compadres Ponce Framing, et. al., Clayton County, Georgia. On August 14, 2015, Plaintiff, a Superintendent for a homebuilder was called to a home that was under construction to see why the stairs did not fit properly, as he stepped onto the stairs, the stairs collapsed, sending him to the floor below causing serious permanent injuries. Plaintiff’s injuries include a broken tibia, fibula and crushed ankle. He had undergone six (6) surgeries. The stair manufacturer, Summit Stairs measured, ordered, manufactured and delivered the pre-fabricated stairs to the homesite under construction on August 13, 2015 in Woodstock, Georgia. The framer installed the stairs on the morning of August 14, 2015, and Plaintiff contended the stairs were not properly set and affixed by the framer. Plaintiff contended the stairs were defective and/or ordered or manufactured incorrectly. Defendants contended the Plaintiff was the Job Superintendent and was responsible for making sure the stairs were installed correctly and assumed the risk for any injury to himself. The case settled in November, 2018 for a six figure settlement as case was on trial calendar.
- Doe v. Unnamed Doctors, Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiff was pregnant with twins. She experienced contractions at 23 weeks. She was advised to drink a lot of water and take a warm bath. Contractions slowed. Saw Defendant doctor approximately two weeks later. Defendant doctor told Plaintiff everything was fine. Plaintiff contends her cervix should have been checked. Approximately a week later she went into premature labor. One child was born and lived a few days and the other was born but has long term problems. The case settled in September, 2018 for a confidential six figure settlement.
- Votta v. Goldberg, et. al, Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiff was a pedestrian waiting for the light to cross when Defendant struck him and pinned him up against a large metal utility pole on the sidewalk. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries in said collision such as a severely fractured left tibia including the tibial plateau and a severe fracture to his left fibula, as well as multiple pubic rami fractures to the right and left pelvic area; severe bruises to his left hip, buttocks and right hip and buttocks. Plaintiff endured horrible pain and suffering resulting in surgery, 13 days in hospital, 14 days in rehab, was bedridden for many weeks then in a wheelchair and was not able to walk for more than three (3) months. State Farm pleaded for a pretrial mediation. Plaintiff deferred on the issue contending State Farm did not act in good faith at mediation. hey merely sent a mobile representative whom never seen the case before and simply had predetermined authority that did not change during the course of the mediation no matter what evidence came out. State Farm finally made a formal offer of settlement of $700,000 in an effort to put pressure on the Plaintiff at mediation. The Plaintiff did make a full recovery which was emphasized heavily by State Farm. Medical Specials totaled $244,884.10. A trial was held in Fulton State Court with a verdict for $1,918,033 for the Plaintiff, including attorneys’ fees. Plaintiff’s wife then made a separate demand of $181,967 for her loss of consortium claim and gave State Farm (which together with the verdict equaled the total policy limits of $2,100,000) 10 days to pay without a lawsuit. State Farm paid so as to avoid a potential for an excess verdict. Therefore, the total policy of $2,100,000.00 was obtained for the value of the case. State Farm’s failure to accept Plaintiff’s demand resulted in State Farm having to pay their policy limits of $2,100,000.00. The case settled in May, 2018 for a seven figure verdict.
- Doe v. ABC, et. al., Forsyth County, Georgia. 88 year old pedestrian who was struck by Defendant who was charged with being under the influence driving a truck. Defendant drug Plaintiff about 10 feet. Plaintiff sustained a skull fracture ultimately resulting in his death. The case settled in January, 2017 for confidential very large seven figure settlement on verge of trial.
- Doe v. ABC, et. al., DeKalb County, Georgia. 82 year old who was involved in a motor vehicle accident with complaints of chest pain. Chest contusion and right knee effusion, left ulnar fracture. After exhausting conservative measures, less than year later Plaintiff had a right knee total knee arthroplasty. The case settled in May, 2016 for a confidential six figure settlement.
- Doe v. ABC, et. al., Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiff sustained neck pain, lower back pain, knee pain, and right shoulder pain resulting in a decompression of left nerve root L5 by left laminotomy of L4 (decompression at the L4-L5 level), partial facetectomy of left L4-L5, foraminotomy of left L4-L5 and microdiscectomy at L4-L5 and arthroscopic biceps tenodesis with subacromial decompression distal clavicle excision. The case settled in April, 2016 for a confidential six figure settlement.
- Doe v. XYZ Corp., et. al., United States District Court, District of Minnesota. Plaintiff was implanted with a Rejuvenate Modular hip stem in January, 2011. In January, 2014 Plaintiff had the hip stem at issue explanted due to joint infection. The case settled in March, 2016 for a confidential six figure settlement.
- Witkowski v. Cutzu, Cobb County, Georgia. Plaintiff sustained severe narrowing at C5-6 and 6-7 with loss of lordosis. Conservative measures failed and four years later, Plaintiff underwent a C4 to C7 ACDF. Defendant contended that due to Plaintiff's prior history of spine-related problems/treatment, including lower-back surgery, Plaintiff's surgical condition was not proximately caused by the subject accident. The case settled in March, 2016 for six figure jury verdict.
- Rouse v. Valree, et. al., Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries to her knee due to a bus driver closing the bus door on her knee requiring knee arthroscopy surgery four months later. The case settled in June, 2015 for a confidential six figure settlement.
- Warbington v. Wade Coots Co., et. al., Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiff sustained a concussion; glass in his eye, injuries to his neck, lumbar and thoracic spine along with a rotator cuff tear which required surgery. The case settled in March, 2015 for a confidential six figure settlement.
- DuBose v. Patel, Henry County, Georgia. Plaintiff sustained injuries to his left knee, right shoulder, neck and back in an automobile collision. He had a protrusion of the disc at C6-C7 with bilateral foraminal stenosis at that level on the right and the left with left sided foraminal stenosis at C5-6. Over two (2) years after the accident, he underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at C5-6 having failed non-operative treatment. The Defendants contended the neck problems were degenerative and preexisting and given the lapse in time of over two (2) years between the incident and the surgery, the need for surgery was not accident related. The case settled in March, 2015 for a confidential mid six figure settlement on the verge of trial.
- Isbell v. Hessinger, Cobb County, Georgia. Plaintiff, a 64 year old female sustained an injury to her neck and back in an automobile collision. She had bulging discs at C5-6, 6-7. Conservative measures failed and two (2) years after the accident she underwent a two level cervical discectomy and fusion. Defendants contended Plaintiff had preexisting problems in her neck and back for years and the MRI's showed significant degenerative disc disease. The Defendant hired Dr. Barry Jeffries who had written a report stating that the Plaintiff had degenerative conditions throughout her spine which predated the accident. It was his opinion that there was no injury caused by the automobile collision. This case settled on the eve of the discovery deposition of Dr. Jeffries and on the verge of trial. The case settled in February, 2015 for a confidential mid six figure settlement.
- DeLaPerriere v. Forbes, Jackson County, Georgia. Plaintiff sustained an injury to his back. Client had degeneration changes and stenosis which resulted in a surgical decompression and laminectomy. Defendant contended all problems were pre-existing. In February, 2014 the case settled for a confidential six figure settlement on the verge of trial.
- Galbraith v. Finazzo, Hamilton County, Tennessee. Plaintiff sustained a fractured knee cap, left patellar fracture, clavicle fracture and a lumbar compression fracture. The case settled in November, 2013 for a confidential mid six figure settlement.
- Viswanathan v. Xuan and Tu, Forsyth County, Georgia. Plaintiff sustained a fracture of the radius open reduction with Internal Fixation Device. The case settled for a confidential mid six figure settlement on the verge of trial in October, 2013.
- Coad v. Bryant, Cherokee County, Georgia. Plaintiff was hit in a crosswalk in a shopping center. Plaintiff sustained a closed fractured pelvis, two closed fractures of her ankle, a closed fractured tibia, an open head wound requiring staples and a head injury but no surgical intervention was necessary. Case settled before trial in April, 2013 for a confidential mid six figure settlement.
- Bramblett v. Unnamed Individual, et. al, Gordon County, Georgia. Primary Defendant had minimal limits of $25,000.00. Defendant crossed into path of Plaintiff's vehicle. Plaintiff contended the D.O.T. had a faulty guard rail. The case settled shortly before trial for a confidential six figure dollar amount in February, 2013.
- Pizano v. Unnamed Company, Clayton County, Georgia. Plaintiff had been out of work for a year and a half and was hired on through a temporary work agency, as defined in O.C.G.A. Section 38-8-46, to work for the borrowing employer. His leg was severely injured on the first day on the job when he was using a grinder without a protective guard. The Defendants contended the temporary agency provided workers compensation insurance which had paid all of Plaintiff's medical bills as well as workers compensation benefits and that any claims against the borrowing employer were precluded by O.C.G.A. Section 34-9-11 (workers compensation law). Plaintiff was able to defeat Summary Judgment by the Defendants and the case settled shortly before trial for a confidential substantial seven figure dollar amount in August, 2012.
- McCracken v. Baron, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was a 32-year-old man who had a herniated disc in his back. The case was complicated by the fact that the client had complained of lower back problems 6 years prior to this accident, and MRI then showed bulging disc at same level of herniation allegedly sustained in wreck. Case settled for a $325,000.00 settlement through mediation in July, 2011.
- Jane Doe v. Total Body Essential Nutrition, Inc., et. al., DeKalb County, Georgia. Plaintiff purchased and ingested over a one month period a vitamin mineral supplement that had been mis-formulated with excessive amount of chromium and selenium causing temporary hair loss, nail loss and loss of thyroid function. Plaintiff only had $4,142 in medical expenses. Plaintiff contended Defendants had covered over their mistakes by falsifying documents and punitive damages were appropriate. Case settled for a confidential seven figure settlement on the eve of trial in May, 2011.
- Futter v. Barrow Inpatient Services, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was the brother of a young man who was improperly treated for a medical problem and then subsequently died. Deceased had no surviving spouse or offspring and very little lost wages. Case settled for $785,00.00 in February, 2011.
- Damsker v. FedEx, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was a pedestrian walking in his neighborhood when he was struck by a FedEx delivery truck and sustained a fracture of the left radius and damage to his rotator cuff. Case settled for $525,00.00 in August, 2010.
- Chavis v. Hogan, Fulton County, Georgia. 82-year-old school crossing guard sustained a fractured ankle, mild closed head injury (temporary) and back injury. State Farm had offered $65,000.00. Verdict for $573,217.00 awarded on August 29, 2010.
- Rao v. Will, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was the driver of a vehicle that was struck by a drunk driver who ran a red light. My client and her son were seriously injured and her daughter was killed. There was only a limited amount of liability insurance, but contribution as obtained from bar where Defendant had been drinking. Case settled for $550,000.00 in June, 2010..
- Pierce v. Firemoon, Cobb County, Georgia. My client was a passenger in a pickup truck when it was t-boned by a tractor trailer driven by a driver who we contend was under the influence. My client sustained neck and back injuries as well as a contention of memory loss with only $50,000 in medical specials. Case settled for $310,000.00 in May, 2010..
- Page v. Gunn, DeKalb County, Georgia. My client was a man hit in the rear. Defendant claimed my client was not hurt, did not complain of any injuries at the scene and turned down the opportunity to go to the emergency room. Case settled for a $205,000.00 in October, 2009..
- Ortega v. Alexander Properties, DeKalb County, Georgia. My client was a resident of an apartment complex. He fell from a landing where we contended the railing to be faulty. He had surgery for a right radial tunnel syndrome. Case settled for a $347,500.00 in November, 2009..
- Howard v. Rockdale Medical Center, Rockdale County, Georgia. My client was the wife of a man who was admitted to the medical center for what we contended to be a routine procedure and subsequently died. The case was in Rockdale County, which is a very favorable venue for doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. Case settled for a $715,000.00 in November, 2009.
- Rodriguez v. Hussey, Cherokee County, Georgia. My client was a man on motorcycle who was struck by a young driver turning left in front of him. My client had a provisional motorcycle license, and the Defendants contended he was restricted from driving at night. My client had spine surgery requiring rods I his back, arm surgery, and had to be put on blood thinning medication due to clots. Case settled for a $2,100,000.00 through mediation in August, 2009.
- Freeman v. Goodman, Hamilton County, Tennessee. Our client went in for an outpatient endoscopic procedure. She ended up with a puncture. She was treated by the doctor and, as the result of his negligence, went into a coma and is permanently mentally impaired. The doctor contended she did not follow post procedure follow-up and should have gone to the emergency room. This was believed to be the largest verdict against a doctor in Hamilton County, Tennessee.Verdict of $12,000,000 awarded on April, 2009.
- Gilbert v. Hopson, Cherokee County, Georgia. My client was the father of a child whose leg was severely injured while playing with other children and hit by a recreational golf cart driven by 14-year-old. The Defendants (not the parents of the 14-year-old) contended no liability because they did not give the 14-year-old permission to drive the golf cart and, in fact, had told him he could not drive the golf cart. Case settled for a $500,000.00 in January, 2009.
- Smith v. Hollis, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was a teenage boy visiting his grandfather who was a mechanic at a loading dock. He walked behind a tractor that was being repaired, and the driver of the tractor crushed him between the truck and the loading dock resulting in surgery for an open pelvic fracture, skin grafts and a neurogenic bladder. The Defendants contended there was only $1,000,000.00 in coverage because the tractor was not under dispatch. Case settled for $3,340,000.00 settlement through mediation in December, 2008.
- Johnson v. SNL Distributors, DeKalb County, Georgia. My client was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind by a large truck. She sustained a fracture injury to her shoulder resulting in surgery and the possibility of a shoulder replacement. The Defendants contended the original doctor did not treat the fracture correctly and that my client slipped and fell on steps leading to her home while her shoulder was recuperating and this fall was the cause of her ongoing problems. Case settled for a $750,000.00 settlement in July, 2008.
- Ghioalda v. Brown, Gwinnett County, Georgia. My client was the mother of a boy who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver when he left the road and hit a tree. The driver was not the owner of the car. The owner had taken the car to the driver for repairs, so the carrier said there was no coverage. Case settled for a $420,000.00 settlement in June, 2008.
- Everett v. C.R. Bard, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia – Atlanta Division. My client was a young lady who received a heart filter manufactured by the Defendant. The filter was faulty and one of the prongs moved into a ventricle in her heart. Defendants removed the case to Federal Court. Federal laws are written very much in favor of the manufacturer. Subsequent to the settlement, a decision was rendered in a similar case that made the manufacturer immune from recovery. Case settled for a $492,500.00 settlement in March, 2008.
- Patton v. Ellington, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was a young boy who was injured on a jet ski when he was struck by the driver of another jet ski who was a friend and co-student. My client had a ruptured spleen, L1 through L4 transverse process fracture and a T8 fracture. The Defendants contended both of the boys were horsing around on the jet skis and a sudden storm had come up allowing Defendants to plead an Act of God defense. Settled for $1,400,000.00 prior to trial, 2008.
- Donald v. State Farm, DeKalb County, Georgia. My client was a young lady who was run over by a car while sunbathing at the top of her driveway. Her injuries left her a quadriplegic. Her father, the top claims person for State Farm, is the one who hit her. The Defendants asserted family immunity and that the Defendant father was not in the scope of employment as he had gone home for lunch. Case settled shortly before trial for $6,600,000.00 in 2007.
- Coleman v. Robles, Gwinnett County, Georgia. My client was a woman involved in a motor vehicle collision and sustained a herniated disc at L4-5. Case settled for $350,000.00 in July, 2007.
- Welch v. Hollins, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was a woman involved in a motor vehicle collision. Case settled for $300,000.00 in July, 2007.
- Mitchell v. Carson, Cherokee County, Georgia. My client and his son were driving to church when the driver of a dump truck crossed the center line and hit him head on. The injuries were very serious. There was only a limited amount of insurance. Case settled for $885,000.00 in June, 2007.
- Joy v. Nikie; AAA Auto Club South, Inc., et. al, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was the mother of a boy who was killed while driving a motorcycle. Case settled for $700,000.00 in February, 2007.
- Larrimore v. Williams , Rockdale County, Georgia. My client was a man who was hit by a drunk driver. Case settled for $100,000.00 in January, 2007.
- Davis v. Daniel, My client was a man on a motorcycle hit by a young driver. Case settled for $1,600,000.00 settlement through mediation in January, 2007.
- Pape v. Nekton Diving Cruises, Inc., U. S. District Court of Southern Florida. Multi-million dollar settlement of closed head brain injury under Jones Act occurring in waters off the Bahamas.
- Hanchey v. Valuejet, Fulton County State Court CAF 97 VS 0122299. Multi-million dollar settlement of wrongful death case from plane crash in Florida.
- Obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements where the Defendants insisted on confidentiality agreements which does not allow us to reveal the amount of the settlement, including but not limited to:
- Swanson v. Hollis, et al., Fulton County, Georgia. Settled December 2008, on the eve of trial.
- Buono v. Green, Fulton County, Georgia. Settled May 2005, as the case was ready to go to trial.
- Beard v. Graebel, DeKalb County, Georgia. Settled May, 2005, as the case was called for trial.
- Ray v. Burkett, Drug Transport, Inc., Dekalb County, Georgia. Wrongful death of a 30 year old motorcyclist, settled May 2006 as the case was ready to go to trial.
- Minor child vs. Dog Owner DeKalb County, Georgia. Minor child, dog bite on cheek. Dog was part pit bull and had bitten before. $12,149 in past medical bills; Settled for $450,000.00 in December, 2006. Largest reported verdict for Dog Bite in Georgia Verdict/Settlement Database.
- Jean Turner v. Jones, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was the wife of a man who was killed in an automobile collision. Settled for $300,000.00 in June, 2006.
- Teefy v. Burns, Cobb County, Georgia. My client was a woman who was seriously injured in an automobile collision. Settled for $755,000.00 settlement in April, 2006.
- Hass v. Virani, Cobb County, Georgia. My client was a motorcycle police officer who was responding to an emergency when he was hit by a car. Settled for $500,000.00 in January, 2006.
- Maroney v. Rowe, Cherokee County, Georgia. My client was involved in a serious automobile collision and received extensive injuries. Settled for $452,500.00 in April, 2005.
- Willie Harris v. Tucker Nursing Center, DeKalb County, Georgia. My client’s mother admitted to a nursing center. She was in poor health, had suffered three strokes, and had Parkinson’s Disease and suffered from dementia. She also required tube feeding. Shortly after her arrival at the nursing home, decedent developed a fecal impaction, which led to sepsis and death. Settled for $1,250,000.00 in January, 2005.
- Newton v. Stem, MD, Cherokee County, Georgia. Medical malpractice against doctor whose treatment caused serious damages to my client. Settled for $650,000.00 in September, 2004.
- Schmidt v. Thompson, DeKalb County, Georgia. My client was involved in a collision when he was struck while stopped by a vehicle traveling in excess of 45 miles per hour. Settled for $490,000.00 in September, 2004.
- Moon v. Preferred Transport, Cobb County, Georgia. My client was driving on the interstate when the wheels came off of another vehicle and collided with him. He suffered serious injuries. Settled for $225,000.00 in June, 2004.
- Anderson v. Toyota & Atlanta Forklift, DeKalb County, Georgia. My client’s husband was killed when he was driving a forklift after not being properly instructed on its use. Settled for $495,000.00 in April, 2004.
- Newman v. McHatton, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was a pedestrian crossing in a crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle. She sustained serious injuries and was paralyzed for a certain amount of time after the incident. Settled for $962,500.00 in February, 2004.
- Ferri v. Wilhoit, Cobb County, Georgia. My client was a lady who was involved in an automobile collision and suffered a fractured pelvis and wrist, but she was turning left on a green light. The Defendant contended he was going straight ahead and had the right of way. Settled for $120,000.00 plus $4,069.00 prejudgment interest in jury verdict in December, 2003.
- Williamson v. Stowers, et.al., Fulton County, Georgia. Wrongful death Medical Malpractice of 35 year old female no children; Defendants offered $0. $2,000,000.00 plus $414,237 prejudgment interest; Civil Jury Verdict November 19, 2003;
- Newman v. Regency, et.al., Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiff pedestrian walked into side of moving car; Plaintiff alleged inadequate safety devices present; damage to C-7. Defendants settled for $962,500.00 during jury deliberations.
- Niles v. Ruby, Gwinnett County, Georgia. My clients were a woman and her mother who were seriously injured when struck head on by another vehicle. Settled for $485,000.00 in April, 2002.
- Cleveland v. Schlossberg, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was the husband of a woman who died after being incorrectly treated by a doctor. Settled for $675,000.00 in March, 2002.
- Vargas v. International Heavy Haulers, Hall County, Georgia. My client was a young lady who was in a vehicle struck by a tractor trailer. Settled for $352,776.00 in December, 2001.
- Hill v. Rosedale Transport, Dekalb County, Georgia. My client was a truck driver. While he was driving down the interstate, another trucker ran a passenger car into my client’s lane of travel, and the passenger car was trapped under his trailer and caught on fire. My client attempted to save the people in the car but could only save one child. Settled for $1,899,000.00 in October, 2001.
- John and Shirley Williamson v. Wayne Stowers, MD, Cobb Surgical Associates, et al., Fulton County, Georgia. My clients were the parents of Joan Williamson who was admitted to the hospital with stomach cramps and vomiting and diarrhea. The doctor performed a peritoneal lavage to clean out her intestines. Six hours later, she died. $2,000,000.00 jury verdict in October, 2001.
- Davidson v. Nicks Transport, My client was struck head on by a tractor trailer. His injuries were so severe that he required constant care. $550,000.00 settlement in September, 2001.
- Anglin v. Hughes, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was the driver of a vehicle that was struck from the rear. $325,000.00 settlement in March, 2001.
- Jane Doe v. Firestone & Ford, Cobb County, Georgia. My client was a working mother who was driving a Ford vehicle when the Firestone tires blew out causing her vehicle to flip. $1,298,749.00 settlement plus annuity payments in March, 2001.
- Fleming-Smith v. Blasting Consultants, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was the relative of a young man who was working on a construction site. Blasting was being done on the site, and we contended the blasting caused carbon monoxide to seep into the manhole where my client’s company was working. My client went down to rescue one of the workers and died. $1,450,000.00 settlement in January, 2001.
- Merritt v. JTT Trucking & Equipment, Rockdale County, Georgia. My client was a police officer who was struck head on by a dump truck and sustained severe injuries to his legs. This was reported to be the largest personal injury verdict in Rockdale County at the time. $1,310,000.00 jury verdict in December, 2000.
- Williamson v. American Standard, Fulton County, Georgia. My client’s leg was severely injured when a toilet exploded. $750,000.00 settlement plus annuity payments in June, 2000.
- Stephanos v. Falcon Transport, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was a pilot who was driving his vehicle when he was struck head on by a tractor trailer. My client had extensive injuries and we contended he would have difficulty maintaining his pilot license. $2,227,385.00 settlement by jury verdict in January 25, 1995
- Findlay v. Sawyer, My client was a Norcross housewife who was injured in an automobile collision. She recovered $200,000.00 over the liability insurance coverage available to Defendant. $335,000.00 civil jury verdict in April, 1994.
- Granger v. Hill Construction, Upson County. My client was seriously injured while a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband when a vehicle driven by Aaron Fuller pulled out in front of her vehicle. The jury was convinced that Mr. Fuller could not see oncoming traffic due to the construction vehicles. This was a record verdict in Upson County. $600,000.00 jury verdict in May, 1992.
- Fletcher v. Guy, Cobb Superior Court. Personal injury action (soft tissue only). $95,525.00 in a civil jury verdict in 1992.
- Robertson v. Bacon, Fulton County, Georgia. Personal Injury Auto Accident (soft tissue only). $150,000.00 in a civil jury verdict in October, 1991.
- Phinazee v. Downey, DeKalb County, Georgia. My client broke her foot in an automobile collision. This was the largest verdict ever returned in Division 5 of DeKalb State Court and was at least $175,000.00 more than the highest settlement demand by the Plaintiff. Record Verdict in Division 5 Civil Jury Verdict. $225,000.00 jury verdict in February, 1991.
- Copps v. United Parcel Service, Fulton County, Georgia. My client was the husband of a woman who was killed by a UPS driver when he crossed the center line. I convinced the jury by showing her love of life. $3,000,000.00 Wrongful Death Auto Accident civil jury verdict in May, 1990.
- Gregory v. Donaldson, Fulton County, Georgia. Personal Injury Auto Accident (closed head injury). $2,250,000.00 in a civil jury verdict in October, 1989.
- Strozier v. Gulf & Western, My client was an employee of Simmons USA who was injured on the job. Ordinarily, an employee cannot recover against his employer, but skillful representation discovered that the employer and owner were two different entities. $180,000.00 jury verdict in June, 1989.
- Sertich v. Pizza Hut, Fulton County, Georgia. Personal Injury (soft tissue only). $100,000.00 in a civil jury verdict.
- Hendrix v. Dearing, Cobb County, Georgia. Personal Injury (soft tissue only); Record verdict in Cobb County. $408,000.00 in a civil jury verdict in 1984.
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