$2.8 Million Excess Verdict for Broken Ankle in Atlanta

Excess Verdict Against State Farm Note: This article originally appeared on law.com.  Following a day-and-a-half trial, a Fulton County Georgia jury delivered a post-apportionment award of $2.8 million, but deemed the plaintiff 25 percent liable for his injuries.  A Jane Doe defendant was cleared of liability.  The plaintiff was injured when the SUV in which […]

Car Wreck Results in Confidential Settlement Over Policy Limits at Trial

This article is about Matt Wetherington’s efforts to get a catastrophic car wreck to trial as quickly as possible. It is also about a corporation and its insurance company’s efforts to delay trial by any means necessary. These tactics include backing out of signed agreements, late disclosure of evidence, and even allowing the at-fault driver […]

$24+ Million Verdict for Failing to Recognize and Report Child Abuse

Matt Wetherington served as associate counsel on a six week trial that resulted in a 24.8 million verdict.  The lawsuit alleged that hospital staff failed to take action in 2003 when a 6 year-old boy was taken to the hospital with injuries that showed he was abused.  The boy was taken to the hospital with […]

$3 Million Settles Portion of Tire Failure Case

$3 Million Settlement For Recalled Tire   A final, confidential settlement with Ford Motor Co. has ended a multidefendant suit involving a woman injured when a tire that was supposed to have been recalled nearly 12 years earlier blew out, sending the Ford Explorer she was driving tumbling on I-85. Over the course of the […]

8.5 Million Verdict for Motorcycle Wreck

Rejecting $2 Million Offer Pays Off in Rome, Georgia     A Floyd hospital employee who rejected a $2 million offer to settle his suit after losing his leg when a hospital vehicle collided with his motorcycle was awarded $8.6 million last week by a jury in Rome. Matt Wetherington and Michael Werner represented plaintiff […]