A victim of a Georgia car accident that took place in April 2011 has received a $308,000 settlement for the rotator cuff injuries he sustained in the head-on collision, which was caused by another driver who fell asleep at the wheel and crossed the center line. The plaintiff in the case suffered lifelong bodily injury as a result of the car accident, and liability for the collision was accepted by the defendant, who did not dispute that he was responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, contact our lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak today for qualified legal representation. Our attorneys have a reputation for fiercely protecting the rights of car accident victims throughout the state and helping them pursue the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Consequences of Driving While Drowsy
Driver fatigue is a major cause of car accidents in Georgia and throughout the United States. Unfortunately, many collisions stemming from driver fatigue result in injury or fatality for other motorists on the roadway. Following this particular head-on collision in GA, the plaintiff complained of having neck, chest and shoulder pain, and was treated for his injuries at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, Georgia. Upon evaluating the plaintiff’s condition, the treating physician determined that he had suffered a rotator cuff injury that would require surgery to repair. The cost of the plaintiff’s medical bills totaled $82,659.66, and the physician reported that he may need additional surgery in the future.
Pursuing Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
The Kilgore v. McCabe and Haynes case was filed in the State Court of Fulton County, Georgia (Civil Action File No. 12EV0104549C), and the plaintiff received the ample settlement less than two years after the initial accident occurred. The plaintiff’s attorney hired a life care planner and an economist to establish the future medical needs of the car accident victim, and to quantify his lost wages under the assumption that the plaintiff left the workforce prematurely as a result of his extensive injuries. The $308,000 settlement will compensate the plaintiff for his rotator cuff injuries, cover the cost of his existing medical bills, and allow him to pay for future medical care as needed.
Contact Our Knowledgeable Attorneys for Help
If you have sustained serious injuries in a car accident in Georgia, the potential success of your case depends on the quality of your legal representation. Here at Rechtman & Spevak, our reputable attorneys understand the importance of hiring experts to testify in your case, lending a professional’s opinion to such things as reconstructing the scene of the accident to determine liability, calculating the cost of future medical care and quantifying a victim’s injuries and lost wages. We also know how important it is that car accident victims recover the compensation they are entitled to for their injuries and other accident-related damages. With the help of our knowledgeable lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak, car accident victims in GA can feel confident that their case is in good hands.