$1,975,000 Jury Verdict – Atlanta Premises Liability Forklift Injury

Shiver Hamilton secured a $1,975,000 verdict in Fulton County (Georgia) State Court. Our client was at a wholesale club (Restaurant Depot) shopping for restaurant supplies when he was struck by a forklift. Though he declined medical treatment at the scene, he went to the emergency room several hours later complaining of numbness in his arm. He had a neck (cervical spine) injury that ultimately required a one-level cervical fusion surgery. The defense had two eyewitnesses who claimed that the forklift never hit the plaintiff at all, but instead merely impacted his shopping cart. The verdict for our client was nearly ten times the highest pre-trial offer to settle.