Lawsuit Verdicts and Settlements

The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta exclusively represent victims who have sustained a catastrophic injury or loss due to trucking accidents, auto accidents, medical malpractice or other negligence. Our lawyers have built a remarkable record of success over the years, which has earned our firm a reputation for aggressive legal representation that delivers results. We are often brought in by referring attorneys to act as lead counsel in catastrophic injury cases.

Below is a list of some of our most recent verdicts and settlements. Many of these people have suffered catastrophic injuries. Some have even lost their lives. Successful outcomes like the ones below cannot undo what has happened, but they can provide a level of comfort and support to make the recovery easier. We are happy to help.

We can never promise a successful outcome in any case, but we do promise to give it our best. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident like these, contact Fried Rogers Goldberg today to get the help you deserve.

Truck Accident — $1.15 million

46 year-old man underwent multilevel lumbar fusion as a result of collision with jackknifed tractor-trailer on I-285 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pedestrian Accident — $1.75 million

39 year-old woman suffered multiple fractures to her leg when she was struck by a tractor-trailer while crossing a street at night on Moreland Avenue in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Tractor Trailer Accident — $1.2 million

47 year-old man suffered abdominal injury when tractor-trailer merged into traffic in front of his vehicle in Columbia, SC causing his vehicle to strike the rear of the trailer.

Accident Victim Awarded $641K After Trial

Our own Michael Goldberg helped secure a verdict of about $641,000 last month on behalf of a man who broke his back in a 2010 accident caused by a dump truck.

Auto Accident – $2 million

A woman was awarded nearly $2 million after her leg leg was badly fractured when her car was rear-ended by a commercial van.

Rear-End Collision — $14.25 million

A woman’s arm was burned and her husband and daughter were killed when their vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on a bridge near Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Truck Accident Attorneys secured $14.25 million after filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Disabled Vehicle — $5.25 million

This case involved the wrongful death of a mother and child who were in a disabled vehicle that was struck by a tractor-trailer in icy conditions near South Londonderry Township, Penn.

Intersection Collision — $4.25 million

In the largest wrongful death settlement in Greenville County, S.C. history, The Truck Accident Attorneys secured $4.25 million after the death of a middle-aged mother of two.

Truck/Pedestrian Accident — $3.25 million

A truck driver working on a refrigeration unit on the trailer of a vehicle on the shoulder was struck by a commercial vehicle, resulting in a brachial plexus injury to his right arm in Cumming, Ga.

Rear-End Collision — $2.75 million

The Truck Accident Attorneys secured this result after a middle-aged man injured his neck and upper back, requiring spinal reconstruction surgery, when his vehicle was rear-ended by a work truck employee who was texting while driving on GA 400 near Alpharetta, Fulton County, Ga.

Rear-End Collision — $2.5 million

A man suffered orthopedic injuries when his stopped vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer and pushed into the vehicle in front of him near Lawrenceville in Gwinnet County, Ga.

Truck v. Truck Collision —$1.8 million

In this case, a truck driver injured his back and suffered a permanent nerve injury when a tractor-trailer struck his truck as he slept in his sleeper berth in a parking lot in Douglasville, Ga.

Truck/Motorcycle Collision — $1.75 million

A motorcyclist was killed after being struck by tractor-trailer whose driver negligently failed to yield the right of way when turning left and took an improper left turn in Marietta in Cobb County, Ga.

Disabled Vehicle — $1.5 million

A man suffered orthopedic injuries when his disabled vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in Macon, Ga.

Intersection Collision — $1.5 million

In this case, The Truck Accident Attorneys won a substantial amount for a young woman injured when a tractor-trailer ran a red light and struck her vehicle in Decatur, Ga.

Left-Hand Turn Collision — $1.3 million

We helped a middle-aged man who suffered a serious heart injury when a tractor-trailer made a left-hand turn in front of him, causing a collision in Catoosa County, Ga.

Underride Collision — $1.2 million

In this case, a middle-aged woman suffered a brain injury after striking a tractor-trailer that was backing into a driveway in Jenkins County in South Georgia.

Left-Hand Turn Collision — $1.2 million

A young girl suffered a fractured femur when a tractor-trailer turned left in front of her, causing a collision in Jonesboro, Clayton County, Ga.

Rear-End Collision — $1.125 million

A young man suffered mild traumatic brain injury after a tractor-trailer collided with his stopped vehicle in Bryan County near Savannah, Ga.

Underride Accident — $1 million

A young woman died when she collided with the side of a trailer that was making an improper U-turn in McDonough, Henry County, Ga. The Truck Accident Attorneys obtained a policy limits recovery for the husband without filing a lawsuit.

Truck/Motorcycle Collision — $1 million

A motorcyclist was killed when a tractor-trailer swerved on the road in Atlanta.

Truck/Auto Collision — $950,000

The Truck Accident Attorneys secured this sum after a woman was killed when a tractor-trailer lost control and flipped over onto her vehicle in McDonough, Henry County, Ga.

Improper Maintenance — $900,000

The Truck Accident Attorneys were successful after bring a wrongful death lawsuit when a young man in rural Georgia was struck by tire that came off of a tractor-trailer.

Stopped Tractor-Trailer Collision — $800,000

This Oklahoma disputed liability case began after a tractor-trailer stopped partially in roadway was struck by an elderly man who swerved to avoid it, resulting in him losing control of his vehicle and hitting the median.

Underride Collision – $750,000

An elderly man injured his neck when he collided with a trailer that was over the roadway in foggy conditions in St. Charles Parrish, Louisiana.

Improper Brake Maintenance — $750,000

A young man died when he was trapped between a trailer and a truck that rolled backward as he unloaded the trailer in Marietta, Cobb County, Ga.

Lane Change Collision — $700,000

In this case, a New Mexico child was killed when a tractor-trailer forced a vehicle off the roadway.

Crossing Center Line — $630,000

A man suffered a spinal cord injury after a tractor trailer crossed the center line and struck his vehicle in Franklin County, Ga.

Left-Hand Turn Collision — $560,000

The Truck Accident Attorneys represented passengers who suffered orthopedic and other injuries when their vehicle was struck by a truck whose driver failed to yield while making left-hand turn in Jonesboro, Clayton County, Ga.

Underride Collision — $550,000

A young woman in South Georgia died when she ran into the side of a mobile home that was positioned across the roadway.

Rear-End Collision — $485,000

A woman was killed after her vehicle was rear-ended by tractor trailer in Marietta in Cobb County, Ga.

Wrongful Death – $10.1 million

A federal jury awarded $10.1 million dollars for the injuries to a father and the death of two children when a driver fell asleep and crossed the centerline striking the father’s vehicle.

Wrongful Death – $1,106,165.02

We obtained a million dollar verdict for the parents of a 17-year old boy who died in an automobile accident in the very conservative venue of Forsyth County. This verdict was our second consecutive million dollar plus verdict in this county in the past two years.

Taxi Cab Accident – $1,064,105

Our client was struck by a taxicab when exiting a bus and suffered multiple fractures to both legs and a closed head injury. The jury returned the million dollar verdict in less than three hours.

RSD Injury – $1,002,763

Verdict for dentist who suffered nerve injury in her wrist as a result of a low impact rear end accident.

Motorcycle Accident – $925,000

Motorist made a left hand turn in front of a motorcycle resulting in the death of a 37 year old man.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $900,000

27-year-old woman suffered fractures to knee and hip following accident where defendant attempted to make left turn in front of her vehicle.

Wrongful Death – $596,000

In a tough venue, we were able to obtain the highest death case settlement in Fayette County history.

Motorcycle Accident – $425,000

We obtained a policy limits settlement for the death of a motorcyclist.

Broken Leg – $400,000

Client was injured in accident with driver who only had $25,000 in liability insurance coverage. We made a policy limits demand which was not paid by the insurance company. Insurance company was forced to settle cleint’s claim for $400,000 even though there was only $25,000 in coverage because of bad faith failure to pay time-limited policy limits demand.

Motorcycle Accident – $325,000

Woman received policy limits settlement for injury to knee in motorcycle accident.

Fractured Clavicle – $320,000

Owner of restaurant ran a red light in a company vehicle striking the side of our client’s van. Our client suffered a broken collar bone and multiple contusions to his shoulder. We discovered that the restaurant owner had been warned to stop driving because of his age and mental status prompting an early settlement.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $325,000

Minor child suffered facial injuries in an automobile collision.

Boating Accident – Confidential Amount

Woman injured when she fell onto propeller blade while trying to board vessel. The case proceeded to trial and was resolved with a high/low agreement while the jury was deliberating.

Wrongful Death – $1,752,330.21

We helped the family of a murdered photographer obtain the largest compensatory wrongful death verdict in Forsyth County history.

Escalator Malfunction – $1,400,000

A Fulton County jury awarded $1.4 million dollars to our client who broke her leg when an escalator malfunctioned before the Peach Bowl at a MARTA station.

Assault Nightclub – $750,000

We obtained a verdict and judgment against a nightclub owner as a result of bouncers choking a patron, dropping him on the ground and knocking out his teeth

Assault at Gas Station – $750,000

A young man was shot in the hand during a robbery at a gas station that a had a history of criminal activity on the property.

Assault Gas Station – $650,000

Jury returned a verdict in favor of our client for a gas station performing negligent security in failing to protect our client from an assault by a fellow truck driver.

Industrial Accident – $610,000

Worker at industrial plant suffered multiple orthopedic injuries in fall at facility.

Escalator Accident – $525,000

We obtained a verdict for our client who injured her neck requiring surgery when an escalator sped up while she was on it and then suddenly stopped.

Wrongful Death – $475,000

We obtained a favorable settlement for the family of a young man who died in a trench collapse despite the defendant’s claim that the man was responsible for his own death.

Escalator Malfunction – $400,000

We obtained a settlement for a woman who injured her back and neck on an escalator that malfunctioned.

Slip and Fall – $400,000

Our client was compensated for injuries to her back and neck resulting from a slip and fall at the Atlanta airport on spilled coffee.

Elevator Accident – $345,000

Customer at department store herniated disc in her neck after elevator dropped several times.

Slip and Fall – $250,000

We obtained a verdict for an elderly woman who tripped and fell over an improperly marked parking curb at an assisted living facility causing a dislocated shoulder.

Slip and Fall – $175,000

Patron of building suffered fractured ankle in parking deck which had limited illumination.

Slip and Fall – $150,000

Truck driver injured his knee requiring surgery as a result of a slip and fall at a manufacturing facility. He had medical bills of less than $10,000. Case was tried in less than a day, and jury returned verdict in about an hour.

Trip and Fall – $120,000

When a 70-year-old woman tripped over raised tile at a department store, she suffered a severe shoulder injury and had to undergo surgery. The case was subject to dismissal, but our attorneys were able to uncover destroyed photographs that proved our case.

Dog Bite – $100,000

Minor child was bitten in the thigh by neighbor’s dog.

Dog Bite – $71,500

4 year old girl was bitten on lip by dog. Girl had stitches but did not have a residual scar.

False Arrest – Confidential Amount

Employee at department store was arrested for allegedly making fraudulent receipts for herself and others. We determined that she was falsely accused of the crime because the store required the loss prevention manager to make a certain number of arrests each day, and he was not able to meet his quota with legitimate arrests.

Building Collapse – Confidential Amount

We obtained a confidential settlement for a boyfriend and girlfriend who were injured when a fire escape collapsed on the side of their apartment building.

Elevator Accident – Confidential Amount

An elderly man slipped and fell on misleveled elevator car causing injury to his knee. The case was settled shortly after suit was filed.

Apartment Complex Assault – Confidential Amount

Minor child was stabbed by another tenant at an apartment complex.

Medical Malpractice – $582,000 plus $30,000 in prejudgment interest

We secured this verdict after a week long trial involving a seriously injured minor child whose injuries resulted from the incorrect placement of a nasogastric tube into the lung rather than the child’s stomach.

Pharmacy Malpractice – $115,000

Woman suffered excessive bleeding and vomiting after knee surgery when she was given Coumadin®, a blood thinner, instead of her diabetes medication by pharmacy. She spent two days in the hospital with less than $5,000 in medical bills.

Hospital Negligence – Confidential Amount

We obtained a recovery for the wrongful death of an 80 year old woman who suffocated after a hospital employee negligently failed to turn her ventilator to the ’on’ position after the woman was sedated so she could not breathe on her own.

Retained Sponge – Confidential Amount

We represented a client who suffered a punctured lung after the removal of a sponge that was negligently left inside her during cancer surgery.

Anesthesia – Confidential Amount

We obtained a significant settlement for a client who lost her right eye after awakening during ocular surgery due to an insufficient amount of anesthesia.

Chiropractor Negligence – Confidential Amount

We represented and obtained a recovery for a 30 year old man who suffered a stroke after a chiropractor negligently performed a neck adjustment and then negligently failed to recognize the signs of stroke.

Chiropractor Negligence – Confidential Amount

We represented and obtained a recovery for a 30 year old man who suffered a stroke after a chiropractor negligently performed a neck adjustment and then negligently failed to recognize the signs of stroke.

Nursing Home Wrongful Death – Confidential Amount

Elderly resident with dementia wandered away from an assisted living center through a window in her room, and her body was not discovered until several months later in a heavily wooded area.

Misdiagnosed Heart Attack – Confidential Amount

Wife was seen by internist with complaints of naseau and pain radiating into the chest. Internist heard a loud heart murmur on examination but sent her home with the diagnosis of a stomach virus. Two days later, she was seen in the emergency room with a myocardial infarction and a ruptured septum within the heart wall and had to undergo emergency surgery. She later died from complications related to her heart condition.

Wrongful Death of Child – Confidential Amount

Nine-day-old child on ECMO (heart/lung bypass) bled to death as a result of tube in the carotid artery accidentally becoming dislodged. X-ray films taken several hours prior to dislodgment indicated that the tube had moved significantly and should have been replaced.

Misdiagnosis – Confidential Amount

Our client suffered severe injuries to her spine and nervous system when a hospital and surgeon failed to identify an MRSA infection in a timely manner. The case was settled with the hospital prior to trial. After trial, the neurosurgeon settled the case while the jury was deliberating.

Misdiagnosis – Confidential Amount

Our client suffered severe injuries to her spine and nervous system when a hospital and surgeon failed to identify an MRSA infection in a timely manner. The case was settled with the hospital prior to trial. After trial, the neurosurgeon settled the case while the jury was deliberating.

Nursing Home – Confidential Amount

Elderly patient suffered broken ribs and unexplained lesion on chest at nursing home facility.

Wrongful Death – Confidential Amount

71-year-old man suffering a mild heart attack was given ten times the recommended dosage of Integrilin, a clot busting medication, resulting in a massive brain hemorrhage and his eventual death. Case was settled with the hospital.

Misdiagnosis – Confidential Amount

54-year-old man misdiagnosed with lung cancer which went untreated for almost 13 months. He survived the cancer without recurrence but feared that the cancer may return.

Misdiagnosis of Brain Bleed – Confidential Amount

We obtained a favorable settlement for a husband after his wife’s brain bleed went undiagnosed by the emergency room personnel and she died the next day.

Incorrect Surgical Procedure – Confidential Amount

A paraplegic had a colostomy bag placed incorrectly causing a rupture of her colon.

Denial of Medical Treatment – $16 million

We obtained a $16 million dollar verdict against a metro-Atlanta city after a young man developed a brain bleed and died after being in the city jail.

Prisoner Abuse – Confidential Amount

Jail inmate was tortured by correctional facility officers who placed pepper spray in a helmet and tied it onto inmate’s head.

Knee Replacement Prosthesis – Confidential Amount

An elderly gentleman suffered repeat surgeries as a result of a defective knee replacement prosthesis.

Medical Device – Confidential Amount

Diabetic went into ketoacidosis requiring extended hospitalization as a result of defective insulin pump.

Defective Brakes – Confidential Amount

An elderly Georgia woman was rear-ended by tractor trailer with defective brakes. The accident resulted in a closed head injury. Our lawyer recovered significant damages for the woman in a pre-trial settlement.

Contact Lens Solution – Confidential Amount

Client suffered an injury to his eye after using a defective contact lens solution.