Recent Case Results
Our client relationships, our experience, and our resources all go toward one thing: securing results that change your life. No matter how friendly or compassionate a lawyer may be, they’ll ultimately be judged by how well they take care of their clients with verdicts and settlements.
Below are some of our most notable verdicts and settlements. If you’re looking for a lawyer, please take a moment to see what we’ve been able to accomplish for our past clients.
$1,000,000 Truck Wreck. Rear-end auto collision causing Lumbar decompression & fusion surgery.
Our client in her Toyota Carolla was plowed into by a very large commercial wrecker Truck weighing 30 tons versus our client’s 1 ton auto. This also caused her to be pushed into the car in front of her. Defense attorney claimed that the source of her terrible lower back pain was from her nursing job from lifting patients. We are never surprised by the lengths that that insurance companies will go to avoid responsibility. However, our keen sense of justice makes u forge ahead despite the many obstacles posed by personal injury cases. Winning is not easy, so let us fight for you too.
$1,550,000 – Rear end car accident causing rotator cuff surgery and collapsed lung.
$1,000,000 – Fractured femur and displaced ankle from auto wreck
Imbriale Injury Law is pleased to report that it was instrumental in helping its client recently receive justice for his injuries. He won $1,000,000 due to a head on car wreck with a corporate van that was not his fault wherein he endured a painful fracture of his femur and displacement of his ankle. Thankfully is he doing fine today and is relieved to put this legal battle behind him. Let Imbriale Injury Law fight your injury battles too.
$14 Million Settlement For Tractor Trailer Death of Nursing Student
$14 million record settlement for tractor-trailer death of Georgia Southern University nursing student by Total Transportation of Mississippi and US Express trucking companies for distracted truck driver sexting while driving. Our client was just 1 of 5 nursing students killed and 2 seriously injured. $80 million total settlement for all families.
$2.1 Million for Motorcycle Accident Case
We obtained maximum recovery for a middle-aged motorcycle rider, all within a year of the collision. He was hit by a careless teen car driver who negligently turned left into our client’s lane of travel. Normally, this size recovery takes several years of battle with stubborn insurance companies and their high-powered large law firm attorneys, however we were able to convince them to pay full insurance policy limits after several depositions by showing our aggressive representation early on. Our client fractured his thoracic and lumbar spine, broke his arm and leg, and lacerated several organs. This was a catastrophic injury which caused our client to be hospitalized for several months, but if you saw him today you wouldn’t believe this happened to him since he made a remarkable full recovery.
$1.915 Million for a Car Accident Case
In 2016, our car accident attorneys obtained maximum recovery in Bartow County for two Cartersville ladies, all within 8 months of the collision. They were hit by a careless driver who negligently pushed them into oncoming traffic. Normally, this size recovery takes several years of battle with stubborn insurance companies and their high-powered large law firm attorneys. We were able to convince them to pay maximum dollars by showing our aggressive representation early on. We were also able to increase our client’s recovery by negotiating their medical bills down by over $200,000 , which put more money in their pocket. Our clients suffered a fractured pelvis, broken leg and nose. This was a catastrophic injury which caused one of our clients to be hospitalized for over a month, but if you saw her today, you would notice that she made a remarkable recovery, both physically and emotionally.
$1.85 Million – Product Defect (Seatbelt)
A defective seatbelt caused partial paralysis to our client when she was in an accident in Cobb County. She was hit from behind and thrown under the console of her mini-van due to the seatbelt negligently unlatching during impact (this is called “negligent inertial unlatchment”).
If the seatbelt had stayed locked (as most seatbelts normally do), our client would not have suffered a fractured cervical spine which necessitated cervical surgery and resulted in her being a “quadriplegic incomplete” with limited use of her arms and legs. She required the use of a walker in order to mobilize. The case involved the use of several experts in seatbelt product defects, auto engineering and bio-mechanics in order to prove our case.
The major automobile manufacturer settled the case shortly before trial in 2005 for $1.5M. Moreover, the driver of the automobile that hit our client was found at the time to be Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) thus we also obtained an additional $350,000 from State Farm and Progressive auto insurance (policy limits for this incident) to bring total recovery for our client to $1.85M.
$1.78 Million – Slip & Fall at Hampton Inn (Leaking A/C)
We obtained a record verdict from a Hampton Inn motel due to leaking water from air conditioning units causing permanent injuries including post concussive syndrome, hearing loss and vision impairment.
We obtained a record verdict in the small south Georgia county of Bulloch County. Our client only had $43,000 in medical bills which included several ear surgeries for ear drainage tubes. The hotel denied responsibility for the injury for 3 years and only offered $100,000 to settle the case a few days before trial.
The jury gave us a verdict of $1.5 million dollars for compensatory damages plus $250,000 for punitive damages to deter the hotel defendant from future gross negligence. Evidence showed that the motel never fixed the continual leaking air conditioning units for 10 years, thus the jury wanted to punish the motel owners.
$890 Thousand Car Accident – Lumbar Surgery
$890,000 Car Accident victim who suffered Lumbar Surgery
$750 Thousand Wrongful Death of Pedestrian
(Hotly contested because pedestrian not in the crosswalk & under the influence of marijuana.)
In February 2013, Hartman–Imbriale settled for $750,000 a hotly contested wrongful death case of a young college man hit by a truck. The defendant was a Fortune 500 corporation represented by one of Atlanta’s most high powered law firms. They raised issues that our pedestrian decedent was crossing the road in the middle of the night outside of an available nearby crosswalk and that he tested positive for marijuana. He was also wearing dark clothing and the investigating police determined that the defendant driver was not at fault but rather our pedestrian was at fault.
As a testament to our keen investigative work, we took 35 depositions and fought multiple expensive defense experts on accident reconstruction, speed-reaction time, road construction and safety, and toxicology. In our effort to uncover the truth, we determined through the truck’s “black box” that the driver was speeding and swerved just prior to impact; and not that he didn’t have time to react like he told the police. We also revealed through expert time analysis that our decedent was not in fact physically impaired at the time of the collision.
$750 Thousand – Auto Collision Death of 72 Year Old
The wrongful death of a 72-year-old by auto collision was caused by a pickup truck that failed to make a proper left turn and turned into the path of our client who was driving with the right of way in Rockdale County.
Our client spent two weeks in the hospital in terrible pain with several broken ribs and punctured lung before he unfortunately passed away. Prior to passing, he coded three times in the hospital for lung and heart resuscitation.
$675 Thousand Slip and Fall
$675k for slip and fall in DeKalb County apartment complex parking lot that had many large potholes resulting in internal brain bleed to elderly woman.
$600 Thousand – Auto Rollover – Cervical Surgery
Cervical neck surgery required after the Defendant negligently changed lanes on a highway. The Defendant’s car never actually touched our client’s van. The Defendant said our client over-reacted when she was forced off interstate I-575 highway in Cherokee County and rolled off the roadway shoulder into a grassy median. Her van rolled 5 times before coming to a stop.
The 2010 accident caused the interstate to be blocked in both directions. Dozens of commuters stopped to help, many paramedics and firemen came to the scene of the accident and the story wound up on the evening news.
Our client went through several cervical nerve ablations (which is a burning of the nerve endings to stop pain signals) prior to her Emory neurosurgeon performing a cervical discectomy.
$575 Thousand Car Accident – Ankle Surgery
$575,000 for Car Accident- Ankle Surgery
$500 Thousand Rear-End Auto Collision – Lumbar Surgery
$500K for lumbar surgery resulting from a rear-end auto collision. Our client was stopped at a light when she was smashed from behind by a pharmaceutical salesman traveling too quickly to his next appointment. Our client required a lumbar fusion in order to correct excruciating back pain. Interesting enough, the defendant’s lawyer tried to blame the need for surgery on the fact that our client had been to the beach a few months after the car collision and was knocked down by an ocean wave while swimming. This is just another example of insurance companies and defense lawyers doing and saying anything to avoid responsibility for paying totally legitimate medical costs and needless pain and suffering.
$500 Thousand – Child Leg Injury from Golf Cart Accident
7-year-old girl’s leg was injured caused by a reckless teenage driver. Our client was a little girl playing in her front yard when a neighbor’s teenage child drove a golf cart without permission from the golf cart owners and struck the little girl’s leg.
Her leg was broken in several places and required surgery. She walked with a limp for many months thereafter. Acting as her DeKalb County accident lawyers, we worked hard and recovered for her injuries and pain and suffering in 2009.
$500 Thousand Motorcycle Wreck – Back Injury
$500,000 Motorcycle Wreck – Back Injury
$480 Thousand Product Defect (Seatbelt Worn by Children)
$480K from major auto manufacturer and auto insurance company for defective seatbelt and injury to children.
$475 Thousand Workers Compensation – Back Injury
$475,000 Workers Compensation – Back Injury
$425 Thousand Workers Compensation – Leg Injury
$425K for workers compensation claim for lower leg injury in forklift accident. Our client was an employee at a warehouse and was hurt when a forklift injured his lower leg.
$350 Thousand – Motorcycle Collision of Teenage Defendant
Our client was cruising along when a teen failed to yield and turned unexpectedly into our client’s path, which caused him to fly over the defendant’s auto. He had a very bad knee and groin injury which healed nicely.
$350 Thousand Spinal Injury by DUI Driver
$350K from State Farm & Progressive Ins. Co.’s for spinal injury by DUI Driver
$310 Thousand Truck Driver DUI – Soft Tissue Injury Only
$310K for soft tissue injuries from a tractor trailer DUI auto wreck. Our client was driving his SUV with his employees in the early morning when a tractor trailer truck driven by a DUI truck driver blew a red light and smashed into our client’s auto. Luckily, our client had only minor damage to his back and knee but we were able to obtain an excellent recovery due to the gross negligence of the truck driver and trucking company for letting that truck driver have the keys to the truck after a very late night of heavy drinking.
$300 Thousand Falling Tree Limb – Herniated Disk
$300K from State Farm Insurance for teenager who suffered spinal disk injury after being hit on head by falling tree limb due to neighbor’s carelessness. Our teen client was at a neighbor’s house where someone was cutting down tree limbs without warning to our client nor securing the area first. A large tree log fell on top of his head and caused disc herniation and disc bulges.
$250 Thousand Product Defect – Skid Loader Machine
$250K for product defect of a skid loader machine where the defective hydraulic bucked caused our client’s lower leg to be pinched between the bucket and the machine cabin.
$250 Thousand Worker’s Compensation Claim
$250k for worker’s compensation claim from on the job foot injury resulting in reflex sympathy disorder (RSD) and complex regional pain syndrome
$240 Thousand Auto Collision – Disc Herniation
$240K for disc herniation from auto collision involving DUI driver.
$240 Thousand Slip & Fall at NTW Retail Store
$240K for broken hip to 70-year-old client from improperly constructed step at a retail store.
$200 Thousand Fall Down Front Porch Steps – Violation of Building Code
$200,000 Fall Down Front Porch Steps – Violation of Building Code
$200 Thousand Medical Malpractice – Hip Fracture
$200K for medical malpractice for failure to diagnose fractured hip. Our client was injured in a jet ski accident and went to the emergency room at the hospital. The hospital failed to take x-rays of his hip and dismissed him as having a pulled muscle which later showed the hip was broken.
$190 Thousand Rear-End Low Impact Collision
$190,000 Rear-End Low Impact Collision
$180 Thousand – Hit & Run of Minor
Our minor child client was playing ball in his apartment complex when he chased the ball across the parking lot where an auto was traveling too fast for conditions and hit out boy who then suffered a very serious fractured leg. This was a great recovery considering the fact that the child darting out and not looking where he was going was argued as significant contributory negligence by the defense.
$175 Thousand Fall Down Apartment Steps
$175,000 Fall Down Apartment Steps
$165 Thousand – Slip & Fall
Our older gentleman client was walking on the IHOP walkway towards the front door when he crossed over the corner of the walkway where a sprinkler head was sticking up too much, which caused him to trip and hurt his shoulder rotator cuff. Although the defense argued contributory negligence by our client for not staying on the walkway path, we were still able to negotiate a sizeable settlement.
$160 Thousand Fall Off Front Porch – Defective Railing
$160,000 Fall Off Front Porch – Defective Railing
$160 Thousand Auto Collision – Hit by DUI Driver
$160K for minor soft tissue neck and back strain injuries after being hit by a DUI driver. Our client had only $7,000 in chiropractic medical bills and the defendant’s insurance coverage was only $50,000 but a rare pre-trial settlement of $160K was paid over insurance policy limits by Geico Ins. Co. due to the face that the defendant had multiple DUI’s on her record and we were prepared to argue that the defendant was a continuing threat to future motorists by her failure to adhere to several drinking and driving warnings. As always, we fight hard for your right to enjoy the highways and roadways free from reckless motorists.
$150 Thousand – Motorcycle Accident – Broken Ankle
Our client was a passenger on a friend’s motorcycle who negligently crashed. Although the liability policy limits were only 100k, we were still able to negotiate and additional 50k from the friend defendant driver personally. It is very rare to obtain personal funds from defendant’s in collision cases, however Hartman – Imbriale did an asset search and pressured the defendant with the threat of lawsuit and the likelihood of a larger verdict should the defendant choose not to contribute personally above his insurance coverage. Most attorneys generally do not pursue defendants’ personal funds since it is a lot more work without payoff generally, hower Hartman – Imbriale always goes the extra mile for its injured lients.
$125 Thousand Rear-End Collision – Soft Tissue Back Injury
$125K for rear end car collision causing shattered back car window and soft tissue lower back injury. Defendant’s repeated warning from police to fix his high suspension pickup truck caused a Cherokee county jail to award $75K in punitive damages to deter him from such conduct in the future.
$125 Thousand Auto Collision – Broken Wrist
$125K for broken wrist and ankle in auto accident
$112 Thousand Fractured Hip in AL – Plaintiff Partially at Fault
$112,500 for pedestrian in auto collision for fractured hip where pedestrian partially at fault for crossing busy road quickly and darting out into traffic.
$110 Thousand – Verdict for Slip & Fall At Kmart
Our client slipped on a large puddle of water in front of the checkout line cash register that was there for several hours with the Kmart employee ever inspecting the area and cleaning it up. Kmart denied liability and denied our client payment for medical bills for over three years, but Hartman Imbriale was relentless and took the case to a Fulton County jury. The jury agreed that Kmart was indeed negligent and awarded our client nicely.
$110 Thousand – Verdict for Tree Collapse on House – No Permanent Injuries
This case made the local news – A bad storm caused a very big tree to fall straight through our client’s rental house where it pinned our client in her bed for several hours until the fire dept could rescue her. Our client was pregnant and feared greatly for her unborn child’s life. She also had a badly bruised hip. She completely healed and delivered a very healthy baby.
$100 Thousand Motorcycle Wreck
$100K for motorcycle client being negligently hit by a careless auto driver
$100 Thousand Auto Collision – Herniated Disc
$100K for auto collision causing herniated disc to lower back
$100 Thousand – Deck Collapse
Our client rented a house with an aging old deck. We showed that the homeowner failed to maintain the deck over 10 years such as sealing it from the weather elements and repairing broken boards and loosening deck attachment to the house.
$100 Thousand Auto Collision – Temporary Hearing Loss
$100,000 Auto Collision – Temporary Hearing Loss
$90 Thousand Soft Tissue Auto Wreck
$90,000 Soft Tissue Auto Wreck
$86 Thousand – Verdict for Slip & Fall At Kroger
Our client slipped from a leaking freezer and liability was in hot dispute since Kroger claimed a warning sign was nearby. However, through our keen investigation of witnesses and Kroger video tape, Hartman-Imbriale was able to prove at trial that the store manager moved the yellow warning sign to the fall area after the fall and thus obtain hard fought justice again for the injured. That what we do – fight for justice for the injured.
$48 Thousand – Verdict for Auto Accident – Soft Tissue Injury
Our client was rear-ended and had mild neck and back strain. However, the insurance company only offered 2,000 to settle. Hartman – Imbriale does not put up with low-ball offers from ruthless insurance companies, so we filed suit and won a 48,000 verdict, which is 24 times the insurance offer. Even thought trial is much much more work, Hartman – Imbriale goes the extra mile for its clients.