Settlements and Verdicts

Our History of Great Recoveries:  The Griffin Law Firm has a history of great settlements and verdicts in our personal injury, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation claims since 1995.  Since we have delivered great results over and over again, you can feel confident that we will do the same for you if you trust us with your injury or disability claim.

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Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Recoveries

$2.5 Million Gainesville Personal Injury Verdict – Car Accident Claim:

  • Accident: Our client was hit head-on by a driver who had been negligently and recklessly racing in a nearby residential neighborhood. Racing and reckless driving created punitive damage exposure.
  • Injuries and Treatment: The victim suffered permanent injuries which included a fractured leg requiring several surgeries, broken ribs, a punctured lung, and other serious injuries that kept our client in a comma for days. Our client was out of work and in physical therapy for one year to learn how to walk and function again. The medical expenses exceeded $100,000.
  • Verdict: A jury awarded our lawyers a jury verdict of two million, five hundred thousand dollars.

$1,250,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement – Truck Accident Claim:

  • Accident:  Our client was rear-ended by a commercial driver in Pickens County, Georgia.
  • Injuries and Treatment Our client suffered very serious injuries to her neck and back that required extensive conservative care, pain management, and a spinal fusion surgery.  The total cost of her medical was $100,915.07.
  • Settlement:  The Griffin Law Firm was able to negotiate a personal injury settlement of $1,250,000.00 shortly before the jury trial date.

$1,178,073.00 Atlanta Worker’s Compensation Settlement – Catastrophic Back Injury:

  • Accident: Client slipped on ice at work.
  • Injury: Claimant suffered catastrophic injuries to his lower back which required a spinal disc fusion surgery.
  • Settlement: Our Atlanta worker’s compensation lawyers were able to negotiate a $1,178,073 in a lump sum worker’s compensation settlement. This settlement included a lump sum of $135,000 plus a Medicare Set Aside (MSA) of $1,043,073.

$1,000,000.00 Personal Injury and Loss of Consortium Settlement – Auto Accident:

  • Accident: This big truck accident occurred on 05/01/2008 and involved a 2000 Freightliner. The collision occurred when the big truck suddenly backed into the 2003 Jeep Liberty being driven by our Monroe personal injury client.
  • Injuries and Treatment: The claimant had medical expenses totaling about $117,000.00. Our client sustained three cervical disc herniations that required a fusion surgery.
  • Settlement: The Griffin Law Firm, P.C. was able to recover $800,000 for our Monroe personal injury client and $200,000 for our client’s husband for his loss of consortium claim for a combined recovery of one million dollars. The truck company’s liability insurance company agreed to tender their full one million dollar liability policy as a result of our Walton County personal injury attorney’s negotiations after a lawsuit was filed. The loss of consortium for the injured client’s spouse was based on the negative impact to the marriage that the permanent and debilitating injuries caused to our client.

$1,000,000.00 Rome Personal Injury Verdict and Loss of Consortium Claim – Negligent Installation of a Refrigerator:

  • Client: Our client was a 40 year old homemaker who lived in Dalton, Georgia with her husband. We also represented the husband for his loss of consortium claim.
  • Accident: This claim was based on the negligent installation of a Sub Zero refrigerator in a house under construction in Whitfield County. The professional installer failed to install the anti-tilt kit that was required by the manufacturer to insure the safe use of this refrigerator. The client was permanently injured when the refrigerator tipped over on her pinning her against the corner of a granite counter top.
  • Injuries and Treatment:  Our client sustained a herniated disc in her neck, had facet syndrome in her neck and back and had nerve damage in her lower back. The client required extensive pain management that included facet injections, epidural injections, nerve blocks, and physical therapy. She was not a surgical candidate.
  • Damages: Our claimant received past medical treatment totaled $80,000.00. Her future medical treatment was projected to cost an additional $40,000.
  • Verdict: After a hard fought trial, the jury in the Whitfield County Superior Court awarded a jury verdict of $740,000 in compensatory damages (medical expenses and pain and suffering) and $260,000 in punitive damages for knowingly failing to properly install the refrigerator for a combined jury verdict of $1,000,000.

$660,240.92 Winder Worker’s Compensation Settlement – Fractured Back and Knee Injury:

  • Client: The claimant lived in Winder, Georgia in Walton County.
  • Accident: The claimant was working on a heating and air unit on the roof and was pulled off the roof.
  • Injury: The claimant suffered catastrophic injuries to his lower back, ribs, and right knee.
  • Settlement: Our lawyers were able to negotiate a $660,240.92 in a total worker’s compensation settlement. This settlement included a lump sum of $195,000 plus a Medicare Set Aside (MSA) of $465,240.92.

$632,500.00 Putnam Worker’s Compensation Settlement – Catastrophic Injury To Legs and Back:

  • Client: The claimant lived in Eatonton, Georgia and worked in a warehouse.
  • Accident: The client was injured in a forklift accident when shelves and materials fell on him crushing his legs and injuring his back.
  • Injury: Our client suffered a fractured lower vertebra, shattered right leg, separated diaphragm.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a $632,500.00 worker’s compensation settlement.

$595,000 Newnan Personal Injury Settlement – Car Accident

  • Client: The client was a resident of Snellville, Georgia (Gwinnett County).
  • Accident: The car accident occurred on GA 85 in Fayette County when the negligent driver in a 2010 Ford Ranger rear-ended the 2004 Toyota Sequoia being driven by our client. The impact knocked our client into the 2000 Chevy Silverado pickup truck in front of her.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client suffering serious injuries to her neck, knees, back, left wrist, and left toe. The medical expenses totaled $160,000. Our client also had $40,000 in lost wages.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys filed a lawsuit in Newnan, Georgia against the negligent driver. During the litigation process we were able to negotiate a $595,000 personal injury settlement. This is one of the largest settlements or verdicts for a personal injury case in Newnan, Georgia (Coweta County) that has been recorded in the jury verdict research companies.

$575,000.00 Dekalb County Worker’s Compensation Settlement – Failed Back Syndrome:

  • Client: Our client was a Covington, Georgia resident which is in Newton County. She was injured while working as a housekeeper in Dekalb County so Dekalb County was the venue. She had been employed by the same employer for 10 years.
  • Accident: The on-the-job injury occurred when she was lifting a heavy object as a part of her job duties. Her injuries involved a lumbar herniated disc which required a lumbar fusion.
  • Settlement: The attorneys at our firm were able to negotiate a lump sum worker’s compensation settlement of $575,000.00.

$525,000.00 Atlanta Truck Accident Personal Injury Verdict – Neck and Back Injury Requiring Spinal Surgeries:

  • Client: Our client was a resident of Oxford, Georgia. Our firm represented this Newton County personal injury client for his permanent injuries which resulted from a truck accident.
  • Venue: Since the registered agent for the auto parts store’s resident agent was in Fulton County, the venue for this Fulton County personal injury claim was Fulton County.
  • Accident: Our client was injured when his pickup truck was rear-ended by a commercial auto parts truck. The impact was to his hitch so the property damage to his pickup truck was only $1500.00.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client first received physical therapy and pain management (injection therapy). When conservative care and pain management did not resolve his injuries, he then received three different lumbar surgeries (two lumbar fusion surgeries and one surgery due to an infection).
  • Verdict: The lawsuit was filed in the State Court of Fulton County. Our lawyers were able to obtain a jury verdict of $525,000.00 for this Atlanta personal injury claim. The attorneys argued that the client’s surgeries were not needed and the failed back surgery was due to the personal injury claimant’s excessive smoking. They also argued that the impact was minor since the property damage was minimal. The attorneys at our firm were able to convince a jury to award five hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars on this injury claim.

$415,000.00 Buford Worker’s Compensation Settlement – RSD Syndrome and ankle fracture:

  • Client: The client was a resident of Oakland, Georgia (Lee County).
  • Accident: The claim involved a worker’s compensation claimant that was injured while working at a construction site.
  • Injury: The claim involved a worker’s compensation claimant who sustained a fractured lower leg that lead to RSD Syndrome (a neurological condition that is often degenerative).
  • Settlement: Our lawyers were able to negotiate a worker’s compensation settlement of $415,000.00 ($200,000 lump sum settlement plus $215,000 Medicare Set Aside).

$350,000 Warner Robbins Personal Injury Settlement – Car Accident

  • Client: Our client lived in Dahlonega, Georgia (Lumpkin County).
  • Accident: The accident occurred on I-985 in Hall County when a negligent driver swerved to avoid an object in the road and left her lane. The sudden and improper lane change caused our client to drive off the road onto the left shoulder of the road. When our client attempted to pull back onto the highway, he lost control of his car and struck the negligent driver’s car.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client had been involved in about 10 prior motor vehicle accidents and had a history of pain management for prior herniated discs. Our client had $46,298.87 in medical expenses and $45,686 in lost wages in this case.
  • Settlement: The Hartford adjuster only accepted 75% of the liability claiming that our client over reacted by driving off the highway and then attempting a quickly pull back onto the highway. Because there was not contact initially when the negligent driver changed lanes into our client’s lane, liability was a hurtle that had to be overcome during settlement negotiations. Our lawyers were able to negotiate a $350,000 settlement which was one of the highest settlement or verdict in Warren Robbins (Houston County and Peach County) that has been recorded.

$240,000.00 Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Combined Settlement ($150,000.00 Slip and Fall Personal Injury and $90,000.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlements):

  • Client: Our client was a resident of McDonough, Georgia.
  • Accident: Our client was injured on the job when he fell down some stairs that had recently been mopped. The claim was based on the fact that our client was injured when he fell down some stairs while performing his job duties for his employer. The claim was based on the fact that a third party cleaning company had caused this injury by mopping the stairs without posting wet floor signs.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a $150,000.00 settlement at mediation after the lawsuit was filed.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a lump sum settlement for this client of $90,000.00 based on the exposure to future medical expenses and future income benefits.

$235,000.00 Atlanta Personal Injury Settlement – Auto Accident:

  • Client: Our client lived in Stockbridge, Georgia when this auto accident personal injury claim was settled.
  • Venue: The negligent driver lived in Atlanta, Georgia and was a Fulton County resident. This means the venue for any personal injury lawsuit was Atlanta, Georgia (Fulton County).
  • Accident: The negligent driver was cited for following too closely when he rear-ended our client’s car. The rear-end collision occurred on Moreland Ave and caused moderate property damage to our client’s car (Nissan Sentra).
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client was transported to Grady Hospital. Our client’s injuries included neck and back injuries, a lumbar disc herniation, and a shoulder injury. The medical expenses were approximately $89,000 for pain management (injections) and a surgery to remove a screw from a previous lumbar fusion surgery.
  • Settlement: Our lawyers were able to recover $235,000.00 for our client. The adjuster argued that the injuries were mainly from pre-existing conditions. Our attorneys were able to negotiate a lump sum settlement of $235,000.00 without litigation.

$232,000.00 Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Combined Settlement – Defective Elevator Accident – Marietta, Georgia:

  • Client: Our lawyers were able to negotiate a personal injury settlement for our personal injury client from Kennesaw, Georgia.
  • Accident: Our client was injured when an elevator he was on suddenly and without warning dropped and stopped suddenly in Marietta which is Cobb County.
  • Settlement For Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Claims: This claim was a premise liability claim against the owner of an office building for failing to maintain their elevators in a safe condition. Our lawyers were also able to negotiate a $90,000.00 settlement of this same client’s worker’s compensation claim that arose from the same elevator malfunction accident. The Griffin Law Firm, P.C. specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation so we are able to represent our clients for both if the facts of the accident support a worker’s compensation claim (on-the-job injury) and a third party personal injury claim. The claim settled for $142,000.00. The total combined recovery for our client totaled $232,000.00 for his Marietta personal injury and Marietta worker’s compensation claims.

$140,000.00 Augusta, Georgia Worker’s Compensation Claim – Back Injury:

  • Client: The client was an employee of an employer located in Augusta, Georgia.
  • Accident: The claimant was injured while lifting a heavy container on the job.
  • Injury: The claimant sustained a back injury that required extensive treatment.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a worker’s compensation settlement of $140,000.00.

$130,000.00 Monroe Auto Accident Personal Injury Settlement – Fractured Index Finger:

  • Client: Our client received a personal injury settlement for her claim.
  • Accident: The auto collision occurred when the negligent driver of a Lexus RX300 rear-ended our client who was stopped at a traffic light.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our claimant sustained a compound fracture of the index finger that required surgery. The medical expenses were approximately $65,000.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a $30,000.00 policy limits recovery from the liability carrier (the insurance for the negligent party). Our lawyers were then able to negotiate the full policy limits of $100,000.00 from the under-insured motorist carrier. The combined personal injury settlement was $130,000.00 which was a great recovery in this conservative venue (Monroe, Georgia).

$125,000.00 Gwinnett Auto Accident Personal Injury Verdict – Back Injury:

  • Client: Our client received a personal injury settlement for his Gwinnett County personal injury claim.
  • Accident: The auto collision occurred when the defendant turned left in front of our client causing a t-bone collision to occur.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client suffered a lumbar disc herniation in the collision at the L5-S1. He received chiropractic and physical therapy, but continued to suffer from continued pain. He then received pain management injection and epidural treatment that offered some relief. This personal injury client’s medical treatment totaled $18,754.70 and his lost wages totaled $10,500.00 for a combined special damage of $18,754.70.
  • Settlement: Our personal injury lawyers were able to negotiate a $125,000.00 settlement after the lawsuit was filed. This personal injury settlement involved stacking the available insurance policies. There was a policy limits recovery from the liability insurance company of $25,000.00 and a $100,000.00 recovery from the under-insured motorist insurance company. It is vital that the policies are stacked properly and the correct Limited Release is used to protect the client’s ability to go after all of the insurance policies that cover the personal injury claim.

$125,000.00 Clarkesville Truck Accident Personal Injury Claim – Neck, Back, and Shoulder:

  • Client: Our client received a personal injury settlement for his injury claim.
  • Accident: The negligent driver lost control of the vehicle that our client was riding in and drove off the road and into a ditch. This was a single car accident.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client sustained injuries to his neck, back, and shoulder. Our client was recovering from a previous cervical fusion surgery which was aggravated and complicated in this car accident. He required extensive treatment to recover from his injuries.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a personal injury settlement of $25,000.00 from the liability carrier (the insurance company insuring the negligent driver). Then our lawyers were able to negotiate a policy limit recover of $100,000.00 from the under-insured motorist carrier. The combined recovery for this personal injury claim was $125,000.00.

$125,000.00 Dekalb County Single Car Accident Personal Injury – Back Injury:

  • Client: Our client was a resident of Clarkston, Georgia.
  • Accident: Our client was a passenger in a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer that was involved in a single car accident on 05/21/10. The Dekalb County personal injury defendant caused the wreck by driving too fast around a curve and losing control. The vehicle went off the road and into a ditch and was a total loss.
  • Injuries and Treatment: Our client had medical treatment that totaled over $77,000.00. The medical treatment consisted of spinal surgery.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to recover the policy limits for both of the insurance policies that covered this claim for a total settlement of $125,000.00. Our lawyers were also able to exhaust the Med Pay coverage provided by Georgia Farm Bureau. The negligent driver’s liability policy of $25,000.00 with Progressive was tendered. Our lawyers also were able to recover our client’s full $100,000.00 in under-insured motorist coverage. Our attorneys were disappointed that there was not any more insurance coverage to pursue for this seriously injured client.

$120,000.00 Atlanta Worker’s Compensation Settlement – Back Injury:

  • Client: Our client was a resident Forest Park, Georgia (Clayton County).
  • Accident: This claimant was injured when he fell down the stairs on the job in Atlanta, Georgia (Fulton County).
  • Injury: The claimant sustained serious injuries to his back that required extensive medical treatment.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a $120,000.00 worker’s compensation settlement.

$117,500.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlement – Back Injury with Surgery:

  • Client: Our client was a karate instructor.
  • Accident: This claimant was injured when he was teaching karate on the job.
  • Injury: The client sustained serious injuries to his back that required extensive medical treatment including a cervical spinal surgery.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a $117,500.00 worker’s compensation settlement.

$100,000.00 Gwinentt County Personal Injury Settlement – Car Accident:

  • Client: Our client was a resident of Suwanee, Georgia.
  • Accident: Our Gwinnett County personal injury client was injured in a rear-end collision.
  • Injury and Medical: Our client suffered a concussion and a lumbar (back) disc herniation at the L5/S1 with nerve root impingement. His treatment consisted of physical therapy, treatment and evaluation from a neurologist, and MRI diagnostic evaluations. The past medical treatment totaled $7,691.32. The neurologist projected that the client would eventually need to have a spinal surgery at approximately $30,000.00 and assigned a 13% permanent impairment rating.
  • Personal Injury Settlement: Our lawyers were able to negotiate a policy limits settlement of $100,000.00 in this personal injury claim.

$100,000.00 Walton County Auto Accident Personal Injury Claim – Back and Right Hip:

  • Client: Our client received a personal injury settlement for her injury claim.
  • Accident: Since the negligent driver lived in Loganville, Georgia, the venue for this personal injury claim was Walton County, Georgia. The negligent driver failed to yield at a stop sign causing this car accident.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client received injuries to her back and right hip. She required extensive treatment to recover from her injuries.
  • Settlement: Our attorneys were able to negotiate a personal injury settlement of $100,000.00 from the liability carrier (the insurance company insuring the negligent driver).

$100,000.00 Stone Mountain Auto Accident Personal Injury Claim – Neck and Back Injury:

  • Client: Our claimant received a personal injury settlement for her personal injury claim.
  • Accident: The auto collision occurred when the defendant made a left turn from a private drive on to Dekalb Medical Parkway.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client injured her neck and back and was diagnosed with disc bulges in her cervical and lumbar spine. Her medical expenses totaled $18,565.77.
  • Personal Injury Settlement: Our lawyers were able to negotiate a policy limit recovery of $100,000.00 on this claim.

$100,000.00 Loganville Car Accident Personal Injury Claim – Knee, Neck, Back, and Chest Injury:

  • Client: Our Loganville personal injury claimant received a personal injury settlement for her Gwinnett personal injury claim.
  • Injury and Treatment: Our client sustained injuries to her left knee (meniscus tear with joint effusion), left ankle, neck, chest, and back. Her medical treatment cost $31,554.69.
  • Personal Injury Settlement: Our lawyers were able to negotiate a personal injury settlement of $100,000.00.

 


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