Just yesterday, we finalized the settlement of a
personal injury lawsuit for $50,000.00 on behalf of a worker who was injured on the job
when his car was struck while he was making a left turn. This case presents
a typical situation where a person is involved in a car wreck while on
the clock with his or her job. In this situation, our client not only
had a workers compensation claim for the injuries he received, but also
a "third party" personal injury claim against the other driver.
While unique, it is not uncommon for a person to have both a personal injury
claim and a claim for workers' compensation arising out of the same
set of circumstances. Georgia personal injury law allows a person to pursue
both a claim for personal injuries and workers compensation at the same
time. If this is your situation, you need an experienced Atlanta car accident
attorney who understands the interplay between workers compensation and
personal injury so as to maximize the amount of your Atlanta personal
Our case arose from a
car wreck that occurred when a city employee was on the job working as a meter reader.
As he was preparing to make a left turn into a private drive, another
driver behind him attempted to pass him on the left. As he was making
his left turn, the front of the other driver's car struck the driver's
side of his city vehicle. The police were summoned to the scene of the
crash and after an investigation, the police were unable to determine
who was at fault as both drivers provided competing accounts of the crash.
Through our investigation, we determined that the other driver was clearly
at fault (despite the insurance company's assertions to the contrary).
Although we tried to settle the matter out of court, the auto insurance
company denied our client's claim and we immediately filed a lawsuit
against the other party. During the course of litigation we were able
to determine that the other driver was likely using her cell phone at
the time of the wreck. This information, coupled with the results of our
initial investigation, finally convinced the insurance company to settle
this case for $50,000.00.
In addition to the settlement of the personal injury claim, our client
still has an active worker's compensation claim for his injuries.
If you or anyone you know has been involved in an accident, please
contact us today so that we can protect your rights and make sure that you receive the
compensation that you deserve.