$653,000 – Recovery Following Jury Verdict For Motor Vehicle Collision
We represented a young mother who was involved in a car accident on her way to drop off her children at daycare. While driving on Old Norcross Tucker Road in Gwinnett County, another motorist pulled out of a neighborhood directly into our client’s right of way. The resulting collision caused a femur fracture to our client’s right leg. She had emergency surgery to place an intramedullary nail to stabilize and heal the fracture. The defense denied liability all the way to trial and tried to shift blame to some rose bushes that were obstructing the defendant’s view of oncoming traffic at the intersection. Our client incurred $58,000 in medical expenses. Before our firm was associated as trial counsel, the defense insurance company’s top offer was $125,000. Following mediation, the top offer was still only $165,000. We went to trial in 2013 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The jury’s verdict, plus attorney fees paid by the defense, was $653,000 – over ten times the medical expenses and several times higher than earlier defense settlement offers.