Verdicts and Settlements

$29,250,000 Jury Verdict – Wrongful Death at a Recycling Facility

Eric Hilaro worked at a recycling center in Atlanta. His father and brother worked at the same facility. One of the 19-yr-old’s responsibilities was to drive a front-end loader to push leftover scrap metal along the ground to clear space for the next day’s automobile shredding and recycling. Negligent Recycling Facility Practices The recycling facility . . .

$20,000,000 Jury Verdict- Negligent Security in Atlanta

Florencio Gomez Mendez left his wife and three children in Chiapas, Mexico, to come to Atlanta in search of economic opportunity and a better life for them all. He found work and lived in Bradford Ridge Apartments, a Clayton County, Georgia apartment complex. It was an immigrant community, largely pedestrian since many workers did not . . .

$17,700,000 Jury Verdict – Automobile Product Liability

In November 2009, Alan Hamilton served as co-counsel in a three-week product liability trial in Clayton County, Georgia. The Plaintiffs’ trial team obtained a $17-plus-million dollar compensatory damages verdict for their clients. The jury also decided to award additional, punitive damages against the defendant product manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. While the jury was out deciding . . .

$5,470,000 Jury Verdict – Construction Site Dump Truck Accident

Mack Pitts was killed in a tragic runover truck accident at an airport construction site in Atlanta that was entirely preventable. Shiver Hamilton’s mission is help the families of people like Mack, who have suffered due to the negligence of others. Mack worked as a spotter on the construction of the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson . . .

$5,250,000 Settlement – Apartment Complex Shooting Victim

A confidential settlement involving the death of a young man at an Atlanta area apartment complex.