$5,000,0000 Verdict – Head-On Collision in Fulton County
Violent Head-On Collision
While working for Atlanta Classic Cars, Inc., defendant was driving on State Route 120 failed to pay proper attention and was following too closely and as a result clipped with the rear of a vehicle that has stopped for a deer in the roadway and then swerved into oncoming traffic where a violent collision occurred. The collision resulted in injuries to the client’s neck, back, knee, and shoulder, more than $300,000 in medical expenses, and permanent pain and dysfunction.
Vicarious Liability in Georgia Car Accidents
Since the defendant was driving the vehicle while working for Atlanta Classic Cars, Shiver Hamilton’s car accident lawyers pursued claims not only against the negligent driver but also against his employer.
When an employee is negligent and injures a person while on the job, the employer is also responsible due to a legal principle known as respondeat superior. In these cases, injured parties can pursue what is known as vicarious liability claims against both the negligent employee and their employer.
Medical Expenses from the Gwinnett County Wreck
Once the attorneys of Shiver Hamilton began working with the client, they worked to secure all evidence available to build the best possible case. This included fully recovery of all incurred medical expenses. Some of the procedures the client was forced to under go after the crash included:
- Physical Therapy
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Narcotic and Analgesic Pain Medications
- Lumbar Spine Fusion
- Cervical Spine Fusion
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Lateral meniscectomy and chondroplasty
The fight for this client was more than just about helping her handle her medical bills – it was about securing justice for someone who had suffered tremendously. Shiver Hamilton sought and obtained full and fair compensation for this associated pain and suffering.
Proving Liability in Fulton County Car Accident Cases
The defense attempted to avoid all responsibility for this accident. They claimed that the defendant and his employer were not to blame for this violent car accident because he was trying to avoid colliding with a deer when the accident occurred.
The defense tried to show how, despite his best efforts, the defendant was not able to avoid colliding with the other vehicles. They further alleged that the medical treatment received was not necessary and was due to a pre-existing medical condition unrelated to the accident.
Shiver Hamilton refused to accept the defense’s denials of responsibility and refusal to accept the full consequences and fought tirelessly to ensure the evidence presented to the jury left no doubt that defendants were responsible and the consequences were releated and severe.
Damages for Head-On Collisions
Compensation in Georgia can be sought for both monetary and non-monetary damages. These include losses such as medical expenses and pain and suffering, respectively.
Some of the damages the plaintiff pursued included personal injuries, past and future pain and suffering, mental anguish, diminished capacity to labor, and medical expenses. The plaintiff’s attorneys worked tirelessly with medical experts and the client’s loved ones to make clear to the jury the tremendous impact this wreck had and continues to have on the client’s daily life.
A Fulton County Head-On Collision Attorney Can Fight for the Injured
The jury returned a verdict for $5 million after 4-days of trial and only one hour of deliberation. The jury found in favor of Shiver Hamilton’s client on all issues and its verdict spoke loudly. It is one of the largest verdicts ever achieved in Georgia in this type of case.
The attorneys at Shiver Hamilton have a track record of securing multi-million-dollar verdicts for their clients. This history of legal excellence comes from their Georgia personal injury attorneys’ dedication to obtaining justice in the face of negligence.
The compensation secured for this client serves as one example among many of how Shiver Hamilton’s exemplary advocacy can lead to justice for those injured due to others’ actions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the carelessness of others, call today.