$1.5 Million Dollar Verdict for the family of a woman killed in a motor vehicle accident near Atlanta, Georgia.
The client’s mother was a passenger in a car that was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer truck. The vehicle that she was in was then pushed off the highway, down an embankment and into a heavily wooded area. The vehicle came to rest after striking a tree at high speed. The clients’ mother died at the scene.
The case was tried before a jury in Atlanta, Georgia. It is believed that the driver of the tractor-trailer truck fell asleep at the wheel. The driver denied that claim and he claimed that the vehicle that the Plaintiff was in slowed suddenly and unexpectedly. The jury determined that the driver of the tractor-trailer was 100% at fault for the accident.
The jury awarded the woman’s estate (including two surviving adult children) $1.5 Million. The Defendant appealed the jury’s verdict and it was upheld on appeal. The Defendant then had to pay an additional $300,000.00 in interest, bringing the total recovery to $1.8 Million.
The case was handled by Brian W. Smith of the firm’s West Palm Beach office, with the assistance of local counsel in Atlanta.
Jury Verdict for 14-year-old girl who was injured in a motor vehicle accident. She suffered soft tissue injuries but was unable to participate in cheerleading or scuba diving as a result of her injuries. MRIs and EMGs were normal. The doctors testified at trial that the client had suffered only a soft tissue injury, but that the effects were permanent. The case had to be tried before a jury. The Defendant had only offered $15,000.00 before trial. The Plaintiff had filed a Proposal for Settlement for $35,000.00. As a result of the verdict and judgment, the Defendant was also required to pay the Plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and costs. The case was handled by Brian W. Smith of the firm’s West Palm Beach office.
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Settlement for a 19-year-old client who was struck by a man who was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. The Defendant had a blood alcohol limit of 0.15 at the time of the accident. The Defendant had two prior DUIs, which was a big factor in getting the case settled. Our client was rendered unconscious by the impact and regained consciousness in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. CT scans and an MRI of the brain were normal, but the client had residual cognitive deficits and was determined to have suffered a mild brain injury. The client also suffered from disc injuries to her neck and back, but had not been determined to be a surgical candidate. There were two other persons injured in the accident and the policy limits of the Defendant were divided equally between the three claimants. The case was handled in our West Palm Beach office by Brian W. Smith
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Settlement for family of a man who was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Palm Beach County. The client’s father drove into the back of a boat that was being trailered without taillights. The accident occurred just before sunrise and there were no streetlights in the vicinity. The insurance company for the driver of the vehicle towing the boat denied liability and suit had to be filed. The parties agreed to a summary trial procedure and the jury found the boat owner 100% at fault. The parties settled the case shortly after the summary trial. The case was handled by Brian W. Smith of our firm’s West Palm Beach office.
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Jury Verdict for woman who suffered a torn rotator cuff in a minor impact rear end motor vehicle accident, but had not had surgery performed.
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