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Results

On the Results page of most law firm's websites, they list all of the settlements and verdicts they have obtained since the law firm was formed. Quite often this can go back 10, 15, sometimes 20 years. We believe that is a disservice to prospective clients as it is irrelevant what anyone did 10, 8 or even 5 years ago. As such, we will only list some of the verdicts and settlements that we have obtained for our clients within the last three years:

Confidential Settlement - Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice - (Cobb County State Court, 2012) - The Decedent in this matter unfortunately passed away due to complications from receiving a lung biopsy. This was a difficult case in that the decedent was already suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer and may not have survived much longer anyway. We were able to reach a favorable settlement for his surviving children after we showed that it was impossible to know just how much longer he would have survived and that the value of list few months would have been the most valuable to him as he knew he did not have much longer.

Confidential Settlement - Premises Liability - (Fulton County State Court, 2011) -Client suffered a torn rotator cuff when he slipped a fell on a substance on the bathroom floor of a major home improvement store. Case was strongly defended on the basis that there were no witnesses. We were ultimately able to reach a favorable settlement for the case on the verge of trial after we were able to prove during discovery that the bathroom had been cleaned less than 15 minutes prior to our client entering.

Confidential Settlement - Premises Liability - (Fulton County Superior Court, 2012) - Client suffered extensive dental damage and a broken wrist when she was mugged at a major shopping center. Case was strongly defended by the owners of the shopping center on the basis that the jury would apportion most of the liability to the unknown assailant. We were able to reach a favorable settlement of the case at mediation after showing that the shopping center's security was completely inadequate given their knowledge of prior crimes on their premises.

Confidential Settlement - Dog Bite Accident - (Fulton County State Court, 2010) - Client suffered scars on leg from Dog Bite and a broken foot. This was a difficult case in that the Dog Owner denied liability and had no insurance to cover the damages. We were ultimately able to settle the case with an agreement that the Dog Owner would pay our client in monthly installments.

$125,000.00 Settlement (Policy Limits) - Car Accident - (Fulton County State Court, 2011) - Client suffered a torn meniscus in her knee which required surgery. This case was someone difficult in that we inherited it after our client decided to terminate her previous attorney who had mismanaged certain aspects including failing to serve the client's own insurance company under the client's uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage within the applicable statute of limitations. We were ultimately able to cure these mistakes and obtain a settlement for our client of the full policy limits of both the defendant's insurance policy limits as well as the policy limits of our client's own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage available through her personal policy.

$125,000.00 Settlement (Policy Limits) - Motorcycle Accident - (Pre-suit) - Client suffered severe injuries after a vehicle pulled out in front of him while he was on his motorcycle. We obtained a settlement for our client of the full policy limits of both the defendant's insurance policy limits as well as the policy limits of our client's own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage available through his personal policy.

$45,000 Settlement - Automobile Accident - (Cobb County State Court, 2011) - Client suffered soft tissue injuries to upper back and shoulders due to a rear end collision. Case was defended on the basis that client had suffered from similar back and neck injuries previously due to another car accident.

$27,500.00 Settlement - Automobile Accident - (Pre-suit, 2011) - Client suffered soft tissue injuries to upper back and shoulders due to a rear end collision. Case was defended on the basis that client had suffered from similar back and neck injuries previously due to another car accident.

$25,000.00 Settlement (Policy Limits) - Automobile Accident - (Pre-suit, 2012) - Client suffered injuries to his knee and back due to a multi-vehicle collision on Georgia 400. We were able to settle for policy limits pre-suit.

$17,000 Settlement - Automobile Accident - (Cobb County State Court, 2010) - Client suffered soft tissue injuries to upper back and shoulders due to a rear end collision. Insurance Company initially denied liability as our client was cited for an illegal u-turn. At our client's deposition we were able to demonstrate to the attorney for the insurance company that this was incorrect and that our client was attempting to make a legal left hand turn when he was rear ended. A settlement was reached shortly thereafter.

*These prior case results are not representative of the value of any other cases and no case results are guaranteed. Each case is different and the results differ based on the facts of the individual case.