$2,250,000 Jury Verdict – Atlanta Auto Accident

Our client was rear-ended in July 2012 in Stone Mountain Park by a Chevy pickup. Our client refused treatment at the scene, but the next day went to the chiropractor for shoulder and lower back pain. He was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear for which he had arthroscopic surgery. He also experienced continuing lumbar spine-related pain. MRI and other test results were inconclusive, and as a result, he was not deemed a surgical candidate. Instead of surgery, he went into pain management, including radiofrequency ablation therapy. Past medical expenses were $265,000. The corporate defendant argued that the wreck was our client’s fault based on our client stopping unexpectedly in the roadway. The Dekalb County jury found defendant 100% at fault and awarded $2.25 Million, between 9 and 10 times the past medical expenses, and nearly 5 times the top pre-trial settlement offer.