Despite Testimony of Treating Physician Recommending Future, Costly Treatment, DeKalb County Jury Returns Nominal Verdict for
On November 12 and 13, 2019, Taylor Barnett successfully defended a UM case before a DeKalb County Jury involving an admitted liability, front-end impact. Before trial, the plaintiff received $25,000 from the defendant’s liability carrier. The plaintiff sought to recover $26,352.75 in medical expenses as well as $30,556.81 in lost wages. Plaintiff’s orthopedist also testified that he would require future medical treatment at a cost of $40,000-$50,000 per year. Plaintiff ultimately asked the jury to award in excess of $80,000. After a short deliberation, the jury returned with a nominal verdict of $942.87.
Henry County Jury Rejects Injuries Claimed by Plaintiff
In a July 8, 2019 trial, where the defendant admitted fault for the accident, the jury was not convinced the October 2016 accident caused plaintiff any injuries. Despite plaintiff’s claims that she accrued over $20,000 in medical expenses, a Henry County jury found in favor of the Defendant. Attorney Andrea Baker obtained the defense verdict, after a one-day trial in which the jurors repudiated plaintiff’s requested award of $21,470.56 in medical expenses plus pain and suffering.
WACHP is proud to announce that Marcia Freeman and Travis Meyer have been named partners of the firm.
In 2019 alone, WACHP closed 3,956 cases.
Congratulations to our Super Lawyers
We take great pride in announcing that five of our lawyers have been named 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers (Jonathan Adelman, Trevor Hiestand, Brian McCarthy, Daniel C. Prout, Jr., and Russell D. Waldon). Two of our lawyers (Ashley Rice and Rakhi McNeill) have been named Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Stars. (Only 5% of the lawyers in Georgia are given the Super Lawyer designation following a multiphase selection process.) In addition, Super Lawyers has named Jonathan Adelman one of Georgia’s Top 100 attorneys for 2019.
WACHP Welcomes Senior Counsel Brian McCarthy
We are pleased to announce that Brian McCarthy has joined our firm as Senior Counsel. Brian brings over fifteen (15) years of significant litigation experience to the firm. Brian has earned the respect of his peers, clients, and bench and has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer. Brian’s practice will focus on matters involving general civil and business litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, motor vehicle liability, premises liability, and construction litigation.
WACHP Names Becky Gabelman Partner
We are pleased to announce that Becky Gabelman has been elected to partnership in the firm. Becky has been instrumental to our firm’s success and is a vital part of our future.
Claims Resulting from Autonomous or Semi-Autonomous Vehicle Failures Require Specialized Knowledge and a Different Approach.
WACHP Press Release – KDS 4.2018 (Edited Version 2)
WACHP Sponsors Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers’ Foundation
On April 21, the Saturday Lawyer Program for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers’ Foundation featured the strong efforts of six (6) of WACHP’s associates: Lindsay Mayo, Luciana Aquino, Andrea Baker, Casey Brown, Heather Keller, and Kayla Bell. We are proud to have them represent our firm and are thankful for their donation of time to this great cause.
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DCP Cobb County Win – Daily Report Article