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Notable Case Results And Victories For The Firm’s Clients

At Athens Injury Law, the attorneys have a long track record of success in this complex area of law. Backed by nearly 50 years of combined legal experience and over $75 million recovered on behalf of the firm’s clients, the firm knows what it takes to achieve a favorable outcome. Over the years, the firm has helped countless clients get the compensation they needed and the firm can help you, too. Some of the firm’s notable verdicts and settlements are summarized below.

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  • $6.15 Million Products Liability Claim

    Hotel employee trapped inside a walk-in freezer due to failure of the inside release button
  • $5 Million Burn Injury / Fuel Explosion

    Defendants tried to blame the firm’s client for starting the explosion by striking a match while he was pumping fuel.
  • $3.5 Million Auto / Farm Tractor Collision Elbow Fracture/ Lacerated Kidney/ Punctured Lung

    Defendant driver claimed the sun was in his eyes, but he was driving south west at 8 a.m.
  • $3.45 Million Auto collision / Degloving Arm Injury / Excess Recovery Above Policy Limits

    A major insurance company negligently failed to pay a 30-day settlement demand for policy limits of $100,000, making the insurance company liable for the entire amount of any verdict rendered by the jury. Settled at mediation for $3.45 million.
  • $1.75 Million Fall Case v. Retail Store

    83-year-old lady suffered a fractured elbow & a fractured hip. Retail store denied liability throughout the case. The firm used a slow motion version of the surveillance video to totally disprove the retail store’s defense.
  • $1.74 Million Trucking Case / Products Liability

    Commercial truck manufacturer initially claimed it had never heard of a “load sensing proportioning valve,” which helps prevent brake induced jack knifing in tractor trailer rigs. The firm discovered the manufacturer had actually tested the valves on its trucks – and they worked!
  • $1.6 Million Auto / Neck Surgery

    The at-fault driver declared bankruptcy shortly after the crash. Thankfully, the firm researched and found multiple layers of underinsured motorist coverage for its client.
  • $1.5 Million Day care / Burn Injury

    The firm’s client was an 11-month-old orphan who was placed in a day care facility. The facility continued to use a bottle warmer with a defective thermostat that would get so hot it would pop the bottles. They left the cord near the firm’s client’s crib, and she pulled it into the crib on top of her, burning her neck and arm severely.
  • $1.5 Million Auto / Neck & Hip Surgery

    At-fault party rear-ended a car and knocked it into the path of the firm’s client’s oncoming vehicle. The firm’s client was a 55-year-old who underwent neck and hip surgery. The firm successfully recovered the $500,000 liability policy and the $1 million umbrella policy.
  • $1.278 Million Verdict (8 Times The Best Offer)Home Health Care / Drug Overdose Case

    The firm’s client died when she received a fatal overdose of narcotic medicine when the nurse was attempting to refill her pain medicine pump that was installed in her spine. Defendant claimed such an overdose was impossible due to the design of the pump, which had no known failures.
  • $1.125 Million Failed Hip Implant / MRSA Infection / Products Liability

    Defendant claimed its hip implant design had the lowest failure rate of any implant in the country. The firm sent off the failed implant for 3D scanning, which measures it to one-millionth of an inch. The measurements showed the implant was manufactured outside of the manufacturer’s tolerances, which resulted in the failure.
  • $1.1 Million Auto / Back Injury

    The firm’s client underwent back surgery, which was a success. Unfortunately, he contacted a MRSA infection during the back surgery that required an additional surgery and medical treatment to cure.
  • $1.03 Million Auto / Fractured Ankles and Knee

    The firm’s client was a hard worker, who returned to some of his activities as soon as possible, even though he continued to hurt a lot. The defense lawyer argued that his return to work showed he had recovered from his injuries.
  • $999,000 Legal Malpractice

    Legal malpractice claim against client’s former lawyer who failed to timely bring claims for her freezing to death inside a walk in freezer at a large hotel.
  • $925,000.00 Fall / Shoulder Injury
  • $875,000.00 Verdict (5 Times The Best Offer)Slip and Fall / Fractured Elbow

    The firm’s client was an air force officer who claimed the outside stairs at the hotel were covered in a “slick, soapy film.” The hotel manager inspected the stairs after the fall and denied there was any slippery substance. However, the firm discovered the hotel staff had previously poured liquid laundry detergent on the stairs to clean them, and the hotel had ordered the stairs to be “pressure washed” the very next day.
  • $875,000.00 Auto / Fractured Femur
  • $850,000 Knee Surgery

    Failed knee implant requiring a revision surgery
  • $816,000.00 Verdict (5 Times The Best Offer) Auto / Fractured Sternum / Fractured L1Vertebrae

    The firm’s client was a 6th grade science teacher whose injuries required no surgery, and she returned to teaching full time as soon as her doctor released her. The defense argued she had made a full recovery. However, she needed daily pain medications to function, testifying that she now lived with a “background of pain.”
  • $750,000 Auto / Neck Surgery

    Cobb State Court. The defendant tried to blame the firm’s client’s neck injury on an old football injury.
  • $750,000.00 Verdict (5 Times The Best Offer) Auto / Fractured Wrist, RSD

    The defense disputed that the firm’s client suffered from “RSD,” a rare condition that causes nerve pain and symptoms to spread from the original injury site to other areas of the body.
  • $700,000.00 Motorcycle Case / Leg and Head Injury

    The defendant, who pulled in front of the firm’s client’s oncoming motorcycle, claimed the motorcycle was speeding.
  • $676,000 Auto Injury

    Client injured when the airport shuttle hit a light pole while transporting her from the airport to her car.
  • $650,000.00 Auto / Back Surgery

    Before the collision, the firm’s client had completed numerous marathons in several different cities. After the collision, he continued to stay active and jog for exercise, but his life was “different” due to his pain and limitations.
  • $650,000 Auto / Head Injury

    Client initially had only a broken wrist from auto crash, but later developed symptoms of a closed head injury.
  • $625,000.00 Auto
  • $577,000 Auto / Concussion

    Mom and child injured in auto crash. Injured child’s foot and mom suffered a concussion.
  • $550,000 Premises Fall

    Client fell on uneven sidewalk joint while walking from her apartment to her car. Defendant denied fault until the firm’s inspected the premises and found multiple safety code violations.
  • $525,000 Auto / Lower Back

    Auto crash caused injury to the firm’s client’s lower back.
  • $525,000 Knee Implant

    Defective knee implant.
  • $500,000 Auto / Shoulder Surgery

    Clarke County State Court
  • $500,000.00 Auto / Fractured Ankle / Vertigo
  • $494,569.18 Verdict (5 Times The Best Offer) Auto / Neck Injury

    The firm’s client was a nurse who had a herniated disk in her neck even before the auto collision. Due to this reason, the insurance company refused to pay its $100,000 policy limit. The firm was successful in proving the collision caused further injury to her nerve root exiting her spine at the site of the preexisting herniation. The firm was also successful in forcing the insurance company to pay the entire verdict, which was $394,569.18 over and above its policy limits.
  • $487,000.00 Verdict (5 Times the Best Offer) Auto / Fractured Femur

    The insurance company failed to offer its $25,000 policy limit, so the firm tried the case to a jury. Ultimately, the firm collected an amount far in excess to the policy limits.
  • $450,000.00 Verdict (7 Times The Best Offer) Auto / Soft Tissue Neck Injury
  • $450,000.00 Parking Lot Fall / Fractured Femur
  • $420,000 Black Friday Fall

    Elderly lady fell when plastic “shrink-wrap” tripped her during a “Black Friday” sale. Surveillance tape showed store employees walking away as customers tore into the plastic instead of intervening and cleaning up the plastic.
  • $400,000.00 Fall / Non-Surgical Back Injury / 92 Year Old

    The firm’s client was 92 years old when a medical transport driver opened a van door and knocked her down. The firm successfully argued that her injuries robbed her of her gracefully living out her “golden years.”
  • $385,000 Auto / Knee and Wrist Injury

    Client hit by valet driver while walking across entrance to a parking deck and suffered a meniscus tear of her knee and a fractured wrist. Defendant denied liability until the firm secured the video footage from the hotel security camera across the street.
  • $375,000 Auto / Neck Injury
  • $350,000.00 Fall / Fractured Patella

    The department store defendant denied liability for its customer slipping on a clear liquid on the floor, claiming it had no knowledge of the spill. The firm discovered that the store had no inspection procedure to look for spills, an a store employee was in the area of the spill at and before the time of the fall.
  • $347,000.00 Verdict (4 Times the Best Offer) Condemnation Case

    Bibb County has been mining “chert” from the firm’s client’s property for years, which they used to top dress dirt roads. When the mining lease expired, the parties could not agree on a new price. So, Bibb County condemned the property.
  • $337,000.00 Auto / Non-surgical Neck Injury
  • $300,000.00 Day care / Burn Injury
  • $295,000.00 Trucking Case / Fractured Ankle
  • $293,000.00 Verdict (3 Times the Best Offer) Auto / Soft Tissue Neck & Ankle Injury

    Before his injury, the firm’s client was an avid weightlifter who could bench press over 400 pounds. After his injury, he testified he could “only bench press about 275.” He worked out to stay in shape for his job as a police officer on the special force unit.
  • $282,500.00 Medical Malpractice / Drug Reaction
  • $275,000.00 (full insurance limits) Auto / Fractured Pelvis
  • $250,000 Fall Case v. Retail Grocery Store

    Fractured femur/ 82-year-old lady. The firm’s client was injured when another customer’s motorized shopping scooter “suddenly rolled backward” into the firm’s client. The store claimed the scooter was not defective, and blamed the driver. However, the firm showed that the store “switched” the scooters before producing it for an inspection.
  • $250,000.00 Auto / Back Injury
  • $250,000.00 Auto / Soft Tissue Back Injury
  • $230,000.00 Trip and Fall / Fractured Ankle
  • $200,000.00 Verdict (11 Times The Best Offer) Auto / Soft Tissue Neck Injury
  • $200,000.00 Verdict (3 Times the Best Offer) Motorcycle Case / Shoulder Injury
  • $195,000.00 Auto / Soft Tissue Neck Injury
  • $175,000 Auto / Neck Injury

    Cobb State Court. No surgery required. The firm’s client’s treating doctors gave differing opinions on whether her MRI showed a herniated disk or a benign tumor (that would have been present before the crash.)
  • $175,000.00 Auto / Neck Injury
  • $140,000 Auto / Fractured Foot

    The firm’s client had her purse snatched while unloading groceries. Her foot was broken when she tried to retrieve her purse from through the open driver’s window of the get away car.
  • $125,000 Auto / Torn Rotator Cuff

    $50,000 Medicals. Clarke County. The firm’s client’s MRI showed preexisting, degenerative changes in her shoulder that were present long before the auto crash, making it a challenge to prove her present symptoms were caused by the auto crash.
  • $123,000.00 Auto / Fractured Facial Bone
  • $110,000.00 Auto / Neck Injury
  • $100,000.00 Verdict (11 Times The Best Offer) Auto / Soft Tissue Back Injury
  • Confidential Settlement Nursing Home Abuse
    The client was an elderly nursing home resident who suffered from dementia. The nursing home worker had secretly punched my client in the face, fracturing her eye socket.

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