Other lawyers’ websites may list a few big numbers in an effort to try to impress potential clients. Yet, they deliberately omit any identifying information such as the year the case resolved, or if the case went to court. That’s not right: don’t be fooled by big numbers that can’t be verified. We’re different: we want you to know what cases we have recently handled, and when we resolved those cases.
What we accomplished for our clients a decade ago isn’t going to tell you what we do today which is why if you look closely, you’ll notice that the list of results below reflects only recent cases we resolved in the last five years.
2022: Our Client v. [xxx], Case Filed – This settlement is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement ever reached in this conservative rural Georgia county. We represented a teenager who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a lawsuit involving a farm tractor and an ATV where liability was hotly contested. We had to overcome issues of comparative negligence, competing ordinance violations, and evidence the ATV had faulty brakes. To complicate things even further, the investigating officers didn’t assign any fault. After two years of discovery, the defendant’s commercial liability insurer agreed to pay its full liability limits in return for a confidential release.
Box Truck Accident Resulting In Wrongful Death
2021: Our Client v. [xxx large company] – A multi-vehicle collision left several families changed forever. We represented a husband who lost his spouse in a tragic truck accident.
2021: Our Client v. Daiki Corporation & Ogawa, State Court of Bartow County – An out-of-country businessman visiting from Japan struck our client who was driving his motorcycle. Our client was an aspiring mixed martial arts fighter who fought for his professional living before the crash, and then fought for his recovery after the crash. After several successful surgeries, our client is back in the ring sparring and fighting.
TRACTOR-TRAILER ACCIDENT RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH
2020: Our Client v. [xxx national transportation company] – Another lawyer called us to assist him on a case. Our client’s family did not have to attend any hearings because we met with the defense lawyers for the transportation company, insurance company, and driver of the tractor.
APARTMENT COMPLEX SHOOTING
2018: Our Client v. Apartment Complex, State Court of DeKalb County – Our client suffered injuries as a result of owners of an apartment complex ignoring ongoing crime that constantly took place on the property.
CAR ACCIDENT RESULTING IN WRONGFUL DEATH
2018: Our Client’s Estate v. Mills, State Court of Fulton County – We made the defendant driver’s insurance company pay an additional $450,000 on top of the entire $2.5 million dollar insurance policy limit, because we proved that the driver’s insurance company had acted in ‘bad faith’.
LOSS OF CONSORTIUM PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
2019: Our Client v. Barr, (case published in legal newspaper) State Court of DeKalb County – This was one of the largest loss of consortium settlements in Georgia history in terms of the injury sustained relative to neither spouse suffering any long-term injury.
2018: Our Client v. Covington, State Court of Fulton County – After several months of discovery, 3 for-trial depositions of surgeons, and the judge placing the case on a trial calendar, the defendant driver’s insurance company met our demand.
VAN STRUCK PEDESTRIAN
2021: Our Client v. RH&A, LLC & Bowen, State Court of Gwinnett County – Represented an immigrant widow who lost her elderly husband. Her husband was crossing the street when an HVAC work van struck her husband.
2021: Our Client v. UIM American Family Insurance Co. – Another Georgia-licensed lawyer called us to help him prepare for trial.
2019: Our Client v. Suazo, State Court of DeKalb County – With a broken leg as a result of a head-on wreck, our client had $167,000 in medical bills. We spent months preparing our client and witnesses for trial; that intense preparation paid off when the defendant driver’s insurance company’s lawyer defending the driver met with us before trial.
2018: Our Client v. Georgia Farm – We secured a favorable pre-lawsuit settlement for our client’s arm and leg injuries.
JURY TRIAL CAR ACCIDENT
2018: Our Client v. Howse and Nationwide Affinity Insurance Company of America, (case published in legal newspaper) State Court of Fayette County – The jury returned a verdict after a 4-day jury trial.
JURY TRIAL TRUCK ACCIDENT
2018: Our Client v. Pemberton Truck Lines Inc.; Cherokee Insurance Company; and William Johnson II, (case published in legal newspaper) United States District Court Northern District of Georgia – Jury trial.
WORK TRUCK ACCIDENT
2019: Our Client v. Bravo and Clean Water Consultants Inc., State Court of Athens-Clarke County – We deposed the driver as well as the company’s 30(b)(6) corporate representative who provided conflicting testimony, and after we gathered evidence from former employees to prove our theory, we resolved the case at mediation for over six and half times the medical bills.
DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT
2021: Our Client v. Hall, State Court of Fulton County – A drunk driving college student collided with a Lyft vehicle causing facial injuries to our client.
2020: Our Client v. [xxx major transportation company], State Court of Athens-Clarke County – While driving to Athens, Georgia on GA-316, our client was rear-ended by a tractor driven by a driver for a national distribution transportation company.
2021: Our Client v. Patel, State Court of Fulton County – Two vehicles collided that resulted in one of the cars striking our client on the sidewalk. We helped our client negotiate her medical bills so that she would keep the lion’s share of the car insurance.
FLATBED TRUCK ACCIDENT
2021: Our Client v. [Truck Driver xxx and Truck Company xxx], United States District Court Northern District – Another lawyer called us to assist him in litigation in federal court. After traveling to Tennessee to take depositions of surgeons; to Alabama to depose the company’s corporate representative; and to north Georgia to depose an eyewitness who corroborated our client’s version of how the crash had occurred, the case resolved at mediation. The referring lawyer who attended mediation with us was extremely happy with the result.
2021: Our Client v. [Company xxx], State Court of Gwinnett County – An auto accident resulted in our client undergoing a C5-C6 anterior cervical discectomy. Prior to the wreck, our client was an avid hiker who spent a lot of time exploring the outdoors. His injuries sidelined him for a long time.
DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT
2021: Our Clients v. Carruthers, pre-suit settlement for the policy limits – The legal limit to drive after you have consumed alcohol is BAC .08. In this case, the impaired driver was caught driving with a BAC level of .108gms. We showed the insurance company that even though our clients had not suffered any injuries and their bills were less than $2,000, we were ready to pursue the case in court and pursue a powerful punitive damages case. The case resolved for the maximum policy limits and our clients walked away exceptionally pleased.
HAIR SALON BURN
2020: Our Client v. [xxx local salon company], pre-suit settlement – While getting hair highlights at a well-known hair salon, our young client suffered a serious scalp burn.
AIRBNB PORCH SWING COLLAPSE
2020: Our Client vs. Airbnb, pre-suit settlement – While staying at an Airbnb rented lake house in Alabama, out client fell off a swing after the hook snapped. We drafted an 18-page lawsuit to file in an Alabama court naming the owner of the lake house, the retailer that sold the swing, the distributor of the swing, and Airbnb.
RIDE-SHARE CAR ACCIDENT
2020: Our Client v. [xxx national ride sharing company], State Court of Cobb County – Recovering from a prior back surgery, our client was a backseat passenger when his driver negligently merged lanes and collided with another vehicle. The crash exacerbated his recovery.
2022: Our Client v. Truck Co. and National Continental, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia – An 18-wheeler sideswiped our client’s Chevrolet Suburban leading to our client swerving off the road. As a result of the collision, our client had to have shoulder surgery to repair a small labrum tear. Fortunately, he made a full recovery, and the case resolved relatively early.
JURY TRIAL CAR ACCIDENT
2021: Our Client v. Atlanta Beverage Company and Bruce Susel, State Court of Fulton County – The highest offer that the defense ever offered our client was $150,000. We took the case to court and beat the offer by $250,000. Our client had hurt her neck in an accident but never had surgery. The defense tried painting our client as a malinger who was making things up, but we showed the jury why they should find in favor of our client and the jury did exactly that. The pandemic had shut courthouses for over a year and half, and we were one of the first jury trials back in court.
BOX TRUCK ACCIDENT
2018: Our Client v. [xxx Corp.], State Court of Fulton County – By canvassing the neighborhood and interviewing local business owners, we found crucial surveillance camera footage that showed the crash and established liability that until that point, was in dispute.
2019: Our Client v. Brown and American Family Insurance, Spalding County State Court – The case resolved after depositions of the negligent at-fault defendant and witnesses.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
2021: Our Client v. Right Angle Contracting (Mercury Insurance) – After a Ford 250 Supercab struck our client’s Kia Spectra, our client was left with a torn meniscus in her knee.
DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT TRIAL
2018: Our Client v. McRae, Hall County State Court – Our client was struck by a drunk and high driver. Our client had less than $3,000 in medical bills, but we won an award that was almost 100 times more than the medical bills. This was one of the rare cases where in addition to collecting the car insurance proceeds, we also made the defendant driver pay money from his own checking account because of his reckless decisions.
REAR-END AUTO ACCIDENT
2020: Our Client v. Oppenheimer, (case published in legal newspaper) State Court of Jackson County – A young mother from Louisiana was rear-ended while visiting family in Georgia. The property damage to the cars was mild which made proving the damages difficult. By getting good medical testimony from doctors, we proved that even if the property damage was minimal, the injuries that resulted from the impact were serious.
2019: Our Client v. Osborne, State Court of DeKalb County – A tractor driver for a major transportation company failed to follow the federal safety rules.
2022: Our Client v. Schroeder, State Court of Cobb County – A young woman rear-ended our client who was sitting in his vehicle at a red traffic light. As a result of the collision, our client suffered a costochondral dislocation in his ribs which means two his ribs were separated from the cartilage. The wrinkle in this case was our client’s medical bills only came to $37,000 which the defense planned on using to anchor the verdict to a low verdict of $100,000. After we video-deposed the surgeon and damages witnesses for trial, and the case was set for trial, the defense jumped and paid $160,000 more than they wanted.
2019: Our Client v. Knox, State Court of Gwinnett County – The defendant driver, a cancer survivor who was driving home from a chemotherapy appointment, struck the back tire of our client’s motorcycle. We settled because our client did not want to put the defendant driver through a trial.
GOLF CART INJURY
2021: Our Client v. RICO International, State Court of Fulton County – In 2016, RS injured his knee in an accident. Days after the accident, RS hired a TV advertising law firm. For 4 years after hiring that law firm, RS’s case sat. In that 4 year span, the TV advertising law firm did virtually nothing to help RS or his case. They had taken no depositions, met with no doctors, and done virtually no work to get RS’s case ready for trial. The highest offer RS ever received in that 4-year span was $100,000. In the middle of the pandemic in 2020, RS fired that TV advertising law firm and hired our law firm. Within 3 months of hiring our firm, RS’s case was geared up for trial. Our law firm had taken 4 depositions, met with 3 treating surgeons, prepared 4 damages witnesses for trial, and conferred with the defense lawyers. In February of 2021–6 months after hiring our firm–RS’s case settled for $250,000: almost triple the offer that the TV advertising lawyer had gotten in 4 years.
AMUSEMENT PARK INJURY
2021: Our Client v. [xxx amusement park] – While visiting an amusement park, our client jumped into what he thought was a giant inflatable airbag. Unbeknownst to our client, this particular giant inflatable airbag had been deflated; as a result, our client landed on the concrete ground. Fortunately, he made an excellent recovery after his surgery.
WORK TRUCK ACCIDENT
2018: Our Client v. [xxx electrical company], State Court of Athens-Clarke County – The insurance company’s adjusters low-balled our client until he hired us and we took over.
2022: Our Client v. Bailey, State Court of Cobb County – After coming to a stop at an intersection, the driver of the SUV that our client was a backseat passenger in, pulled out a little too far into the road and another car that was speeding t-boned the car. We had to fight the insurance companies and defense lawyers for both drivers—the driver of our client’s vehicle and the speeding driver. The defense fought us on liability and even went so far as to hire a medical expert to testify that our client was exaggerating his injuries. Fortunately for us, the judge granted our motion for fees under O.C.G.A § 13-6-11 and the insurance companies paid tens of thousands of dollars more than they expected to.
2021: Our Client v. Fulton and McCoy, State Court of Rockdale County – The at-fault driver and the owner of the car that the at-fault driver was driving never took responsibility. We pursued the case against four different insurance companies. Ultimately, we won and made every insurance company tender all of the insurance available despite the at-fault driver and the owner of the car refusing to take responsibility.
2020: Our Client v. Nunnally, State Court of Jackson County – The negligent driver caused a collision because she failed to turn her headlights on at night. We had an expert explain the headlights on this particular vehicle.
2021: Our Client v. Villa Garcia, State Court of Fulton County – We had the striking driver–who happened to be a doctor–agree with us that our client’s medical treatment was medically necessary which cut the defense’s entire case.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT
2018: Our Client v. GFG Holding, Inc.; Travelers Property Casualty Company of America; and S. Vaughn, State Court of Fulton County – After serving the defendants in 4 states and pursuing medical testimony from treating medical providers in California, Texas, and Georgia, we eventually resolved the case at mediation.
2019: Our Client v. Publix Stores, Inc., State Court of DeKalb County – Walking in Publix minding her own business, our client got knocked down by a grocery store employee who was pushing an overloaded cart. The day after the knockdown a claims adjuster for the grocery store contacted our client and offered her $7,000. About a year later, we won $190,501 more than the offer.
INTERSECTION CAR ACCIDENT
2021: Our Client v. Poore & Auto-Owners Insurance Co. – We resolved the case within 5 months of our law firm getting hired for the maximum limits. We also helped our client beat the hospital liens which meant our client got to keep significantly more of her settlement money than she would have if she had tried settling her case on her own.