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J.R. $5,300,000 Trial Verdict – Premises Liability Apartment Complex, Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia

J.R.’s case was the highest personal injury verdict in the Federal courts of Georgia for 2017.

J.R. was living in an apartment complex in Dekalb County.  Late one night while celebrating his girlfriend’s birthday, J.R. became intoxicated and fell into his apartment’s guardrail.  The guardrail gave way and J.R. fell three stories to the ground below.

J.R. suffered a permanent spinal cord injury and is still receiving ongoing care for his injuries.  Attorney Andrew Lynch was hired and able to retain experts who documented that J.R.’s guardrail was improperly built, and should have been fixed by his apartment complex’s management.

After years of work, a federal jury held the apartment complex responsible for J.R.’s permanent injuries.  J.R. won the largest personal injury jury verdict in the Federal Courts of Georgia for 2017 at $5,300,000.

 

Confidential $3,400,000 Settlement – Premises Liability Condominium Crime Victim

Andrew Lynch’s clients were attacked by a criminal known to the condominium complex.  The complex’s management had an obligation to warn their residents and guests of this known criminal; they did not.  To avoid trial for this matter, all the complex’s available multimillion dollar insurance policy was turned over.

$3,400,000 was split amongst the two clients.

 

B.W. $600,000 Settlement – Trucking, Rockdale County

B.W. was on his way home from work when a commercial truck failed to yield, and struck B.W.’s vehicle into the wall of I-20 east.  B.W. initially contacted Andrew because the insurance company was being less than fair on his car repair claim.

Andrew went to work on this case, and after documenting a reckless history with the trucking company and their driver’s, an out of court settlement was entered for $600,000.

 

P.F. $980,000.00 Judgment – Premises Liability Assault, Clayton County

P.F. was living in Atlanta and went with friends to a club in East Point, Georgia.  P.F.’s friends were being hassled by employees of the club and P.F. tried to defuse the situation.  The club’s employees attacked P.F. without legal justification.

P.F. suffered a permanent eye injury from the attack. P.F.’s mother immediately contacted Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. and suit was filed against the owner of the club.  After the Judge in Clayton County State Court heard the facts about P.F.’s injury, he entered a judgment against the club and the owner for $980,000.00.

 

B.F. $300,000.00Auto Wreck, Insurance Bad Faith, DeKalb County

B.F. was a teenager without many options when she first spoke to Andrew.  B.F. had suffered a traumatic brain injury here in DeKalb County.  B.F. was taken to Grady Hospital where she slipped into a coma and awoke in Atlanta’s Shepherd Center (link site) where she endured inpatient rehabilitation for months.  Upon leaving the Shepherd Center, B.F. had to deal with the DeKalb County Police Department’s error filled investigation that said she was the driver of the car, and it was B.F. that caused the car to wreck and injure her brain.

Immediately upon hiring Andrew R. Lynch, P.C., an investigation was done that proved B.F. was not the driver, but another young woman who lived in Decatur, Georgia.  Andrew presented his case to the only insurance company involved, requesting all of the $25,000.00 insurance policy for B.F.’s extensive injuries.  The insurance company failed to meet Andrew’s demand.

A lawsuit was immediately filed in DeKalb County State Court.   After the court process concluded, the insurance company had no choice but to admit that B.F. was not the driver and they acted in bad faith, (meaning they should have paid B.F. the $25,000.00).  B.F. received a $300,000.00 settlement.   B.F. used this money to buy a house in Decatur for her and her young son.

 

L.L. $600,000.00 – Premises Liability Slip and Fall, Cobb County

L.L. was walking through a major department store. Upon exiting the store’s restroom, L.L. slipped on a puddle of water coming from a broken water fountain.  L.L.’s slip permanently injured her back.

Prior to contacting Andrew, L.L. requested help with her medical bills from the big box store and was repeatedly told no.  A friend of L.L.’s told her to come to Andrew for help.

Andrew took on L.L.’s serious back injury case.  Andrew was able to have L.L.’s reconstructive surgery on her back completed prior to L.L.’s settlement, and her rehabilitation medical costs delayed until the case was resolved.

During the lawsuit, Andrew discovered key video evidence and gained admissions from store employees of their negligent behavior on the day of L.L.’s injury.  Andrew R. Lynch’s hard work led to the department store agreeing to pay $600,000.00 to L.L.

 

G.P. – $600,000 –Premises Liability Trip and Fall, Dekalb County

G.P. was shopping at a large Fortune 500 department store.  After finishing her shopping, she left the store and tripped in the parking lot over an inadequately repaired drainpipe.

G.P. thought all was fine and reported her fall to the store.  As months passed it became apparent the fall had damaged her pervious surgically corrected back.  G.P. had to have surgery to fix her back.

G.P. thought she could handle her claim on her own.  G.P. only wanted her medical bills covered by the department store.  The Defendant offered G.P., days before the statute of limitations expired, $50,000 to just go away.  G.P. called Andrew to discuss accepting the Defendant’s offer.  Andrew took her case and within a matter of months the case resolved for $600,000.   The store even provided her with $80,000 in gift cards.

 

M.B. – $160,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement – Auto Wreck, Dekalb County

M.B. was driving down a country road on the west side of metro Atlanta when a delivery food driver ran a stop sign and drove him off the road.  M.B. struck a tree, but thought he would be okay once the shock of the wreck wore off.  Within days of the wreck, M.B. noticed his previously surgically repaired right knee was not okay.

M.B. followed up with his orthopedic surgeon where he found out the wreck broke his artificial knee and dislodged the screw that was working as his knee’s hinge. M.B. worked, without an attorney, with the other driver’s insurance company to have the medical bills that were caused by the wreck paid for. The insurance company refused to admit they should pay.

M.B. then hired Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. Andrew was able to very quickly get M.B. $100,000.00, the full insurance limits available, from the insurance company who initially refused to pay M.B. anything.  With more work, Andrew was also able to find an insurance policy M.B.’s wife had paid for that provided M.B. with another $60,000.00 in recovery money. M.B.’s total recovery for his case was $160,000.00

 

R.S. – $100,000 Police Limit Settlement– Driving while on drugs Wreck – Walton County

R.S. was rear ended by a large F-250 while waiting at a red light.  Eventually R.S. needed surgery to correct his injuries.  Prior to R.S. having an attorney, the insurance company offered him $15,000.

Andrew was hired and was able to document that the defendant driver was under the influence of Methadone at the time he injured R.S.  All insurance was turned over to R.S. to avoid a trial.

 

B.G. – $27,000.00 – Commercial Truck Wreck, DeKalb County

B.G. was waiting to turn left to visit a family member in a nursing home in Decatur, Georgia when a commercial repair truck slammed into the rear of his car.

At the time of the wreck, B.G. thought he was okay, but sometime after the wreck he suffered severe headaches and pain.  B.G. hired Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. to pursue a case against the repair truck.

Andrew R. Lynch was able to recover B.G.’s medical bills and get him a total settlement of $27,000.00.

 

M.J. – $120,000.00 – Car Wreck, DUI Accident, Bulloch County

M.J. was involved in a huge collision accident outside of the state of Georgia but with a Georgia resident. This Defendant had been drinking, and struck the car M.J. was riding, sending the car into a concrete wall causing a serious head and back injury.

Andrew immediately went to work on the insurance company. Liberty Mutual Insurance tried to maintain that Tennessee law, and not Georgia law, covered the claim and that they did not have to cooperate with Andrew’s investigation of the claim.   In short order, Andrew was able to show Georgia law did apply in this case.

Using the Georgia Bad Faith in adjusting insurance claims laws, Andrew was able to get M.J. a policy limit settlement within weeks for $100,000.00.  In addition, Andrew was able to recover $20,000.00 for M.J. from a family member’s underinsured motorist coverage policy.

 

G.F. – $26,000.00 – Big Truck Wreck, DeKalb County

G.F. was driving to work on Ga. Hwy. 400 when a large semi-truck, for no apparent reason, pulled into his lane and accelerated into the rear of G.F.’s car.  G.F.’s vehicle was totaled, but G.F. made it through the wreck in one piece.  G.F. was immediately seen at a local emergency room and sent home.

After receiving follow up care from his local doctor in Lithonia, Georgia, G.F. was focused on returning to work and letting his personal injury case run its course.  G.F. immediately filed suit in DeKalb County State Court.  As the case neared trial, the truck driver’s insurance company contacted Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. and asked to settle the case.  G.F. was able to recover $26,000.00 while focusing on getting back to work and taking care of his family.

 

S.P. – $25,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement – DUI Car Wreck, DeKalb County

S.P. was a passenger in a car when a drunk driver struck him and left him on the side of Interstate 20 in DeKalb County.

Not knowing who wrecked into him, or remembering much about the details of his case, he contacted Andrew R. Lynch, P.C.

After an aggressive investigation, Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. was able to prove who the driver of the car was and establish to his insurance company that they needed to turn over every dollar of the $25,000.00 insurance money to S.P. without the cost of going to court.

 

M.S – $30,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement – Car Wreck, DeKalb County

M.S. was moving out of his apartment in Decatur, Georgia, when a car struck him in the parking lot of his complex and slammed him to the pavement.

M.S. was immediately sent to Atlanta Medical Center and was facing $17,000.00 in medical bills without insurance.

Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. was able to force the insurance to pay their entire $30,000.00 policy limits to prevent M.S. from suing the person who hit him for punitive damages (damages to punish the other driver for their reckless behavior). Better news for M.S., Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. was able to get the hospital to reduce their bills by over $10,000.00, allowing M.S. to keep most of his personal injury settlement.

 

R.F. and T.F. (Sisters) – $84,000.00 Total Recovery – DUI Car Wreck, DeKalb County

Teenage sister’s R.F. and T.F. were visiting DeKalb County from Austin, Texas.  While driving on Memorial Drive in Decatur, Georgia, a car ran through a red light and struck their vehicle.

The driver of the other car was immediately seen displaying the characteristics of a drunk driver. The DeKalb County Police Department arrived and found the other driver at fault, but did not charge him with DUI.

The sisters hired Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. prior to going home to Texas. Andrew used to work in the DeKalb County Courthouse and knew where to look for the other driver’s prior DUI records, and Andrew knew how to establish that he was drunk driving when the driver hit his clients.

The insurance company realizing that their case, even without the police charging their client with DUI, settled with the sisters for a total of $84,000.00, which happened to pay for their tuition in Texas.

 

B.L. $28,000.00 – Premises Liability Apartment Robbery, DeKalb County

B.L. lives in Decatur, Georgia, in a part of town where crime is common. B.L. contacted Andrew to help get out of his lease with his apartment complex that was failing to provide security guards, make repairs to the entrance gates, and fix broken security cameras. B.L. had just been a victim of an armed robbery and battery in the parking lot outside of his apartment.

After talking to Andrew, B.F. learned that he had a premises liability case, and that his apartment complex had a duty to provide him a safe home.

Andrew R. Lynch immediately filed suit in DeKalb County against the apartment complex. B.F. recovered $28,000.00.

 

C.M. $17,000.00 – Car Wreck Trial, Dekalb County 

C.M. was turning right on Highway 78 in Stone Mountain, Georgia, when two cars racing each other crested the hill and plowed into his Ford Explorer, sending his car rolling.  C.M. needed the “jaws of life” to be removed from the vehicle.

C.M. hired Andrew R., Lynch, P.C. and went to court against the racecar driver and State Farm Insurance. State Farm correctly pointed out that C.M. was cited by the DeKalb County Police for improper right hand turn and refused to pay any money to C.M.

Andrew R Lynch, P.C. refused to accept this result. C.M. went to trial and after C.M.’s jury heard from an independent witness Andrew R. Lynch’s investigation found, they returned a verdict in his client’s favor for $17,000.00.

 

E.K. $21,000.00 – Premises Liability, DeKalb County

E.K. was shopping at a major department store here in DeKalb County, Georgia. A store employee had left a box in the aisle, which E.K. tripped over while shopping. E.K. tripped over the box and broke her arm.

E.K. hired Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. to pursue her medical bills. Once the department store learned E.K. had hired Andrew, they made it clear that they wanted to settle the case and admitted that it was their fault E.K. was hurt.  E.K. received $21,000.00 and gift cards to the department store.

 

H.M. $49,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement – Car Wreck, Gwinnett County

H.M. was driving her grandson home from school when another driver pulled out and T-boned her. H.M. suffered a torn shoulder from the wreck. H.M.’s son referred her to Andrew R. Lynch, P.C.

Andrew was able to get the insurance of the at-fault driver to pay H.M. $25,000.00 without filing suit. Immediately after this, Andrew went after H.M.’s own insurance company for her under insured motorist coverage. Andrew was able to get H.M. an additional $24,000.00. Andrew was able to recover a total of $49,000.00 for H.M.

 

C.W. – $14,000.00 – Car Wreck, DeKalb County

C.W., a Stone Mountain, Georgia resident, was driving in Lilburn, Gwinnett County, when another car struck her, causing her air bags to explode and a minor burn to her arm. A friend had used Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. in the past and referred C.W. to him.

Andrew was able to recover $14,000.00 for C.W. based on the severity of her burn.

 

S.P. –$300,000.00 – Negligent Nursing Care/Transportation, DeKalb County.

R.P.’s mother was physically dropped when being transferred from a medical transport into her home.  R.P. simply wanted help covering her medical costs and rehabilitation.

After extensive discovery where the Defendant’s employees were caught in numerous lies, Andrew was able to secure a $300,000.00 pretrial settlement.