At Henningsen Injury Attorneys, PC, we are dedicated to procuring meaningful results for our clients. In our history as a firm, we’ve revered millions of dollars in verdicts & settlements for the wrongfully injured, and we want to secure results for you as well. We’re passionate about helping people, and there are never any legal fees tied to our service until we win your case.
On October 12, 2013 a client requested a non emergency transport company transport our client from her home to the hospital. While in the process of moving our client, who is a quadrapalegic and wheelchair bound, the employees allowed the client to fall 8 feet vertically onto the cement, striking her head. Not only did the medical transport employees not make any effort to prevent or stop the fall from occurring, one of the employees actually fell on top of our client with all of their weight as a result of the incident. As a result of this terrible accident, our client suffered severe brain trauma which required emergency surgery and eventual hospitalization for three weeks. She was eventually released home and care was given by her family and the Visiting Nurses Association home health care staff. This care included physical, speech and occupational therapy. She was unable to even speak basic needs and could only nod "yes" or "no" to communicate. The issues persisted for months. However, she miraculously made a great recovery and ultimately stabilized with minimal neurological effects present.
Attorney Todd Henningsen recently settled a wrongful death case for $1 million on behalf of a client who lost her husband in an apartment fire. The fire started at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the couple's basement apartment, and the victim had last been sleeping in bed. The fire set off the smoke alarms, which prompted the wife to check on her husband. By that time, the smoke was too thick for her to see. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the entire apartment had caught on fire. The husband was eventually found in the bathroom; it was determined that he had died of carbon monoxide poisoning. While investigating the accident, it was discovered that the sleeping area did not have an appropriate means of egress, which had prevented the rescue personnel from accessing the room during the fire. Mr. Henningsen also discovered that there was a furnace closet in the couple's apartment, which was a code violation that allowed the fire to spread more rapidly. After extensive negotiation, Mr. Henningsen was able to secure a $1 million settlement for the victim's wife.
Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. was recently able to secure a $400,000 verdict on behalf of a victim who was seriously injured in a slip and fall while visiting a local grocery store. Mr. Chambers had just finished his shift as a truck driver when he went to the Kroger Store to pick up groceries. As he passed through the dairy aisle, he slipped and fell on yogurt that had been left on the floor. He suffered extensive injuries to his right shoulder and subsequently underwent two surgeries to repair the damage. Unfortunately, the accident left him with a permanent impairment, causing him to miss nearly two years of work. Mr. Henningsen was able to obtain the surveillance video from the grocery store, which showed that an employee had failed to clean up the yogurt. Despite this evidence, Kroger was unwilling to accept responsibility. In fact, the company only offered Mr. Chambers $15,000 at mediation. The settlement was immediately declined, and we proceeded to trial. In the end, the jury returned a verdict for $400,000. This verdict is thought to be a record in Georgia for this type of case with these types of injuries.
Todd Henningsen of Henningsen Injury Attorneys settled a Georgia auto accident claim for $150,000.00. When a previous law firm simply dropped her case, the client decided that she needed to look for another lawyer. After speaking with Georgia personal injury lawyer, Todd Henningsen, the client decided that she had made the right choice. After meeting with the client in person, Mr. Henningsen laid out a plan of action. The client had suffered a rotator cuff injury in her shoulder and was forced to undergo a painful surgery. When the client was still experiencing problems with her shoulder, Atlanta personal injury attorney, Todd Henningsen, had the client evaluated by a team of medical professionals who determined that she had a permanent injury. After rounds of intense negotiations Georgia accident attorney, Todd Henningsen was able to negotiate a settlement of $150,000.00 to compensate the client.
Our client was driving his motorcycle on a rural road in Stockbridge, Georgia. It was the night before Thanksgiving and he was on his way to a local factory where he worked the overnight shift. As he was approaching a three way intersection, a slower moving tractor trailer tow truck towing a box truck was making a right turn in front of him. Our client, at some point, moved into the opposite lane of travel and as he was going around the truck, another driver pulled out from the roadway where the truck was turning and struck our client nearly head on.
Because the wreck occurred in the lane of travel for vehicles going in the opposite direction, our client was given a citation for improper passing. There were three independent witnesses who saw the collision and their testimony confirmed that our client was in the opposite lane of travel when the collision occurred. Following the collision, our client was given a citation for improper passing.
Due to his injuries, and prior to consulting with us, he made a decision to pay the ticket rather than fight it in court. Unbeknownst to our client, under Georgia law, when a ticket is simply paid, it is an admission of guilt and that admission can be used against you in any civil case. Thus, we were presented with a situation in which the defense could use the fact that our client paid the ticket against him. Through diligent investigation and development of the facts, we were able to show that our client should not have been ticketed in the first place and the police officer simply made the wrong call. As a result of diligent investigation and factual development we were able to settle this Atlanta Personal Injury Case for $150,000.00.
Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer, Todd Henningsen, settled a Personal Injury Claim for $140,000.00 for a broken arm that resulted from a car accident. When the client's family contacted Mr. Henningsen about what happened, Mr. Henningsen met with the family and developed a plan of action to make sure that his client received full compensation for her injury claim. After investigating the accident and confirming that the other driver was at fault for Failing to Yield the right of way, Mr. Henningsen settled the liability portion of the claim pursuant to a limited liability release. Mr. Henningsen then made a claim under the underinsured motorist provision of his client's policy and was ultimately able to make a large recovery on this significant Georgia Auto Accident claim.
When this potential client called the Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers at our firm, she had previously been represented by another attorney, but her case was going nowhere. She had not received the proper medical treatment because she did not have health insurance and could not afford to pay for the treatment on her own. After meeting with her, we quickly created a treatment plan where she was seen by an orthopedist who would wait and receive payment once the claim resolved. After a thorough examination it became apparent that she needed surgeries on both knees. We submitted these surgical estimates to the insurance carriers and after negotiations were able to obtain the policy limits of the various insurance policies for a total settlement of $125,000.00.
As he was driving his Motorcycle in Coweta County, our client put on his right turn signal and slowed in order to make a right turn. As he was in the process of making his right turn, he was struck from behind by an inattentive and speeding driver. Although the force of the impact was significant, our client was able to maintain control of his motorcycle and bring it to a safe stop on the grassy shoulder on the side of the road.
Following the wreck, our client took himself to the emergency room and was told to follow up with an orthopedist for his neck pain. The first orthopedist treated the injury as a simple, "whiplash" type of injury, but based upon the description of the pain from our client, we decided that it was best that he get a second opinion. Our client received a second opinion and following a series of diagnostic tests it was confirmed that he had herniated disks in his neck and would require a surgery.
The other driver only had minimal liability limits, but because our client had good underinsured motorist coverage we were able to secure a settlement for the combined policy limits of $125,000.00. We are happy to report that our client is doing much better since his surgery, but still has lingering pain associated with this preventable accident.