Case Results

Work Injury Cases

We represented an electrician's assistant from Griffin who sustained a paralyzing injury to his legs. Throughout the course of the claim, this individual received weekly income benefits, significant medical care, as well as modifications to his home and a new modified vehicle. After payment of these benefits, the claim settled for more than $1.2 million.

We represented a law enforcement officer who experienced paralyzing injuries. Our client received medical and income benefits for several years. Additionally our client's home was modified and he was provided with a handicap accessible van. After our client regained some use of his extremities, the case was settled for $615,000 and a future medical spending allocation of $312,000.

We represented a Jonesboro client who worked for a highway construction company. He sustained significant burn injuries in an explosion. This client was initially represented by another attorney. His weekly income benefits were paid late and medical care was denied. We were able to solve this problem and our client received timely income benefits and prompt medical attention. After managing this client's case for 10 years, this claim settled for $595,000.

We represented a nurse from Fayetteville who sustained back, foot and shoulder injuries in a job accident. Our client received income and medical benefits for over two years. He also received attendant care to assist with his activities of daily living while recuperating from surgeries. Once our client's condition improved, his case was settled for $325,000.

We represented a carpenter from Henry County who injured his lower back. The lower back injury resulted in two surgeries. For the next five years, we managed his case and ensured that the injured worker received both income and appropriate medical care. The case was settled for $275,000.

We represented a client injured on the job who sustained serious injuries to his head, back and ribs. After receiving medical and income benefits the claim was settled for $270,000 with a $80,000 medical trust.

We represented a recreational director from Morrow who sustained a head injury. The workers' compensation insurance company was slow to provide medical attention. We filed a motion with the court and were able to obtain prompt medical attention for our client with three different doctors. Mark's client continued to receive income and medical benefits over the next six years, and the claim settled for $265,000 plus a $35,000 medical trust.

We represented a clerk from Jonesboro with a major telecommunications company, who sustained a work injury to her lower back. After she retained us, we changed to a physician of our choice, a well-respected orthopedic surgeon, who recommended and performed lower back surgery. She improved following surgery; however, due to the severity of the injury, she had permanent restrictions and required ongoing pain management treatment. We retained a vocational expert to show how her injuries affected her future employment opportunities. The employer then agreed to settle for $ 261,274 which included money for future medical treatment.

We represented a project manager who sustained a significant lower back injury. During the course of the claim, our client received significant medical treatment including physical therapy, medication, and surgery. Our client also received income benefits for the next four years. The case settled for $260,000.

We represented a building supply employee from McDonough who sustained a lower back injury while lifting heavy items. Our client underwent surgery for his lower back on two occasions and received other medical and income benefits for four years. The case settled for $250,000 which included a medical trust for future medical needs.

We represented a staffing company employee who sustained significant neck and back injuries for which she underwent two surgeries. Our client received medical and income benefits for a little over four years. Before settling we retained the services of a vocational expert to help determine how our client's injuries would impact her ability to return to work. The claim settled for $210,000 and a $35,000 medical trust.

We represented an ironworker from Thomaston who sustained a significant neck injury that resulted in surgery and pain management therapy. Our client received medical care and income benefits for over three years and when his condition improved we settled his claim for $215,000.

We represented a Dunwoody truck driver who sustained a lower back injury. Through our efforts, he was able to obtain a significant amount of medical care and weekly income benefits for almost two years after the accident. The case settled for $215,000.

We represented a heavy equipment operator from Stockbridge who injured his lower back. Our client's case was initially denied by the insurance company, which later accepted the claim as compensable "on the courthouse steps." Our client received medical and income benefits for several years and we then settled the case for $210,000. We then helped our client obtain SSDI benefits.

Our Griffin client sustained a lower back injury that was not significant enough at the time of the accident to cause him to miss work. Our client kept working and received some medical attention. When our client consulted with us almost two years after the accident, it appeared that his claim was barred by the statute of limitations. We were able to obtain the appropriate medical evidence that showed the client's injury grew worse as a result of his continued work. Our client eventually underwent lower back surgery and the claim was settled for $205,000.

Our client, a truck driver from Duluth, sustained a lower back injury. After being hired by this client, we determined that the workers' compensation carrier was underpaying his weekly benefits and the injured worker received an increase from $307 to $450, plus penalties for underpayment. We managed his claim for the next four years while he received income and medical benefits. The case was settled for $187,500.

We represented a client from Senoia who suffered a work injury to her knee. After several years of the employer sending her to various physicians that did not help her, she retained us. We successfully changed her to a physician who looked out for her interests. She underwent surgeries with the new physician and we convinced the employer to start weekly income benefits. After she reached maximum medical improvement for the injury, we reached a settlement of $180,000, which included money for future medical treatment.

We represented a warehouse worker from Fairburn who sustained a neck injury. Our client was initially represented by another attorney who advised him that his case was worth $70,000 and he should settle immediately. The warehouse worker was suspicious of this advice and, shortly after, hired us. We worked on the case for approximately one year, taking several depositions, and sending the injured worker for an independent medical evaluation. Shortly before trial, this case settled for $180,000.

We represented a law enforcement official from the Atlanta area who sustained a spinal injury requiring surgery. Our client received medical care and income benefits for several years. The case was then settled for $175,000.

We represented a Fayetteville heating and air tech who sustained injury to his knee and a fractured ankle, after a fall. Our client received medical care and income benefits. The claim settled for $170,000.

We represented a construction worker from Conyers who injured his right shoulder. The construction worker underwent surgeries on his right shoulder, which forced him to use his left shoulder more frequently. He developed problems with the left shoulder. After requesting a hearing, we were able to convince the insurance company that they were responsible for the left shoulder. The construction worker eventually received surgery on the left shoulder and received income and medical benefits over the next four years. The case went to settlement mediation with where the insurance company offered $115,000. We refused this offer believing that the case value was greater. Six weeks later and shortly before trial, the case was settled for $167,500.

We represented a North Carolina bus driver who sustained significant work injuries to his neck, knees and ankle. He required a total knee replacement as a result of the work accident; however, he had to seek treatment on his own as the employer denied the claim. After he retained us, we filed a suit against the employer, requesting payment of all medical care and weekly income benefits. The case involved complex legal issues, including whether Georgia had jurisdiction to hear the case and whether the client was actually an "employee" under Georgia law, as opposed to an independent contractor. After extensive discovery, including numerous depositions, we reached a settlement agreement. The employer agreed to pay the past medical bills and pay our client $164,981, which included money for future medical treatment.

We represented an Atlanta dental office assistant who sustained lower back and neck injuries after a slip and fall in a parking lot while walking to work. The claim was denied by the insurance company. After filing a suit against the employer, we sent the claimant for medical care and took several depositions of employer witnesses. The claim settled before trial for $160,000.

We represented a fast-food worker who sustained a significant injury to his lower back and neck while working in Jonesboro. After he retained us, we changed him to a physician of our choice, a well-respected orthopedic surgeon. After treating with our physician, we also convinced the employer to commence weekly income benefits. The physician subsequently performed lower back surgeries. The client improved; however, due to the severity of the injuries, he had significant permanent restrictions and required ongoing pain management treatment. We argued that his injuries would have a significant impact on his ability to return to gainful employment. The employer subsequently agreed to settle for $157,100, which included money for future medical treatment.

We represented a deliveryman from Forest Park who sustained a lower back injury. The claim was denied on the basis that our client had a pre-existing back injury. After filing for a hearing request, we sent our client for an independent medical evaluation and proceeded to take several depositions of employer witnesses to prove our client was injured on the job. The insurance company made a lowball offer at settlement mediation. This offer was refused and the claim settled a few days before trial for $150,000.

We represented a Peachtree City company representative who sustained shoulder injuries that required several surgeries. The claim was initially denied, but after some litigation our client was paid weekly benefits and received medical treatment for almost two years. The claim settled for $150,000.

We represented a merchandiser from Newnan who sustained carpal tunnel wrist injuries to both of her arms. During the course of the claim, we were able to obtain weekly income benefits and medical care for this client, including surgeries. After receiving medical care and income benefits for two years, the claim settled for $130,000.

Our client sustained life-changing injuries after being paralyzed from the waist down. We were able to obtain a payment of $122,900 toward a new handicap-modified house for this client. The client continues to receive income and medical benefits.

We represented a police officer from North Georgia who sustained an injury to his neck. He initially tried to handle the injury on his own; however, the employer railroaded him and ultimately fired him. He then retained us and we immediately filed a suit against the employer. The employer sent him to its own physician; however, we wrote to the physician with the medical records and convinced the employer's own physician to say the neck condition was caused by the work injury and that surgery was necessary. We then convinced the employer to settle for $120,000.

We represented a gentleman from Stockbridge who was employed as a mover. He sustained a heel injury that resulted in surgery. Mark's client received income benefits and medical care for the next year and a half. The claim settled for $120,000.

Our client from Lawrenceville, a delivery truck driver for a soft drink company, sustained an injury to his lower back while lifting at work. He initially tried to handle the injury on his own and was treated by the employer's physician. After he retained us, we had him evaluated with our choice of a physician, who recommended lower back surgery. We pushed the employer to authorize our choice of physician and simultaneously submitted a settlement demand. We then obtained a settlement for $115,000.

We represented a client from Locust Grove. Our client was a 37-year employee with a major department store and sustained a significant work injury to his knee. He initially tried to handle the injury on his own. His treating physician recommended a total knee replacement, a costly procedure, so the employer tried to settle quickly for less than $42,000. He then retained us. We withdrew from settlement negotiations, convinced the employer to authorize the knee replacement and to continue weekly income benefits. Over the next year, the client underwent surgery and received post-operative treatment. He improved with treatment and we then reached a settlement for $100,000 — more than double of what the employer offered one year before — which included money for future medical treatment.

Our client from Monroe, a Hispanic factory worker, sustained a work injury to his lower back. After he retained us, we convinced the employer to commence weekly income benefits. The employer's physician subsequently released the client from care and to regular-duty work, despite his ongoing symptoms. We quickly had him evaluated by a physician of our choice, pushed the employer to authorize our physician, and simultaneously submitted a settlement demand. Within days of submitting the settlement demand, the employer agreed to settle for $100,000.

Our client from Jonesboro, a Hispanic construction worker, sustained a significant work injury to his lower back. The employer delayed medical treatment, even though their own physician recommended emergency surgery. He retained us and we quickly got him set up for treatment with a well-respected orthopedic surgeon. We also pushed the employer to commence weekly income benefits. After a successful surgery, he improved, but due to the severity of the injury, he had ongoing symptoms so we persuaded the employer to authorize pain management treatment with a provider of our choice. After pain management therapy provided additional relief, we reached a settlement of $100,000.

Our client from McDonough, a supervisor with a logging company, suffered a work injury to his lower back and shoulder. He initially underwent shoulder surgery with the employer's physician. After he retained us, we pushed the employer/insurer to change to a physician of our choice, who provided the appropriate treatment the client needed and kept him out of work. We also convinced the employer to start weekly income benefits. He improved with treatment and when he reached maximum medical improvement, we obtained a settlement for $ 90,000.

We represented the family of an individual who was killed in a construction accident. An autopsy revealed that the deceased worker had an illegal drug in his system and his claim was denied. Through investigation, litigation and numerous depositions, we were able to prove that the illegal drug found during the autopsy was not the cause of the construction accident and the deceased worker's children received workers' compensation death benefits.

Our client sustained shoulder injuries. Following one of her shoulder surgeries, our client suffered a stroke. The workers' compensation insurance company denied responsibility for the stroke. After litigation, the stroke injury was accepted as compensable. We were able to obtain this client a catastrophic designation, which provides her with lifetime income benefits. Additionally we helped this client get an attendant care provider paid for by the workers' compensation insurance carrier to assist her with activities of daily living.

Motor Vehicle Accidents And Auto Collision Cases

Our client's son was killed in a motor vehicle accident. The case was settled for $1.2 million.

Along with another attorney, we represented a grandmother and her two children who were injured when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer. The case settled for $1.15 million in mediation after a suit was filed.

Our client was hit by a drunk tractor-trailer truck driver and sustained a lower back injury. The case settled for $750,000.

Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident. He had a pre-existing knee condition. Following the motor vehicle accident our client underwent surgery for both his neck and knee. The auto insurance company denied responsibility contending that its insured driver had passed out due to an illness. Suit was filed and after numerous depositions, the case settled for $310,000.

We represented a truck driver who sustained a lower back injury. Through our efforts, he was able to obtain a significant amount of medical care and weekly income benefits for almost two years after the accident. The case settled for $215,000.

We represented a client who was rear-ended and subsequently underwent lower back surgery. Our client was treating for her low back prior to her accident. We were able to convince the auto insurer that the accident at least contributed to our client's need for surgery and settled the case for $180,000.

Our client was rear-ended by a drunk driver. She sustained soft tissue neck and back injuries. After a suit was filed, the case settled for $100,000.

We represented a young mother who was driving to a local restaurant to obtain breakfast for her family. She was hit by a drunk driver who left the scene of the accident. The insurance company attempted to settle the claim for $500. Mark filed a suit, and through investigation, discovered several other incidents where the at-fault driver had been charged with DUI. Mark's client sustained approximately $300 in medical bills. Immediately before trial, the case was settled for $90,000.

In this motor vehicle collision case our client was able to recover for his injuries under personal injury as well as workers' compensation. Our client sustained injuries to his left shoulder, knee and back in a motor vehicle accident. He was working at the time of the motor vehicle accident. Mark handled both the workers' compensation and motor vehicle accident claims. Our client received income benefits through the workers' compensation insurance company for three years and eventually settled that claim for $80,000. Our client then received an additional settlement of $175,000 for his motor vehicle accident claim.

Recent Trial Results

Our client, a factory worker from McDonough, was denied payment of his PPD benefit. We tried this case before the State Board of Workers' Compensation. Our client was awarded full payment of his PPD benefit, a 15 percent late penalty and the workers' compensation insurer was required to pay our attorney's fees.

The worker's compensation insurance company tried to stop our client's weekly income benefit. Based on the opinions of their doctors they claimed our client, a janitor from Newnan, was capable of returning to work. The judge ruled in our client's favor and continued her weekly income benefits.

The insurance company's doctor stated our client was capable of returning to full-duty work and that he didn't need any additional medical care. We sent our client to a spine specialist who opined that our client was not ready to return to work and needed more medical attention. The judge ruled that our client was not ready to return to work and restarted his weekly income benefits and provided medical treatment from the spine specialist. The judge also ordered the insurance company to pay our attorney's fees.

Our client from Senoia worked as a teacher with a local county for over 10 years. He broke his collar bone while performing his job duties. Despite his long tenure, the employer decided to deny his claim. We immediately commenced litigation, obtaining favorable medical opinions and deposing several employer witnesses. The case went to trial and the judge ruled in our client's favor. Our client subsequently received the medical care and benefits he deserved.

Our client from Morrow worked as a delivery truck driver with the employer for over 11 years. He sustained a significant injury to his lower back and a repetitive injury to both wrists. The employer denied his claim and, even worse, stopped him from working due to his injuries, leaving him with no money or medical care. We aggressively litigated the case by obtaining several favorable medical opinions and deposing all the witnesses. The case went to trial and the judge awarded our client a large amount of back income benefits and medical care. The judge also ordered them to pay our attorney's fees and litigation costs due to the employer's unreasonable actions. The employer appealed the judge's ruling; however, we successfully argued the case before the Appellate Division at the State Board of Workers' Compensation, which upheld the judge's ruling. Our client continues to receive income benefits and medical care for the work injuries.