The Friday, July 29, 2011 edition of the
Daily Report had a special section entitled "Top Georgia Verdicts of 2010."
The Daily Report is an industry publication for Georgia Lawyers and each
year the "Top Georgia Verdicts" are published to show the results
of cases from the previous year. This year's section honored Georgia
Todd Henningsen for the results obtained in a slip and fall personal injury case against Kroger.
In that case, Mr. Henningsen's client fell while a customer at the
Kroger Store on Old National Highway in Atlanta, Georgia. As a result
of the fall, the client sustained serious personal injuries and ultimately
had to undergo two separate surgeries to repair a torn rotator cuff in
his shoulder. Kroger was unwilling to make a fair offer on the claim and
in fact offered the client only $15,000.00 to resolve his entire claim.
Mr. Henningsen rejected this offer and tried the personal injury case before
a 12 person jury in Fulton County, Georgia. After hearing the evidence,
the jury returned a verdict for $400,000.00. This verdict was the top
verdict in Georgia in the Fall Category for 2010. For more information
on this Atlanta personal injury verdict see our
case results section where we go into further detail.