Our law firm recently secured a trial verdict before a jury in the amount of $15 million for a car accident case, which was one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Georgia. In this video, attorney Kathy McArthur explains what happened in that tragic wreck, and how she was able to explain the facts and convince the jury of the full value of the case.
Two kids that were Mormon who were from Perry, Georgia. Had gotten married in the temple in Atlanta. So, this group of five kids were stopping at a stop light. The guy that was driving the vehicle that was coming so fast behind them, was an employee of a pharmaceuticals company. And it was just his pattern in life, to just drive excessively fast. We found that he had 19 speeding tickets prior to this event. He hit them going an excess of 70 miles an hour. And carried them through the intersection. Totally demolished the rear of the car. As a result of the impact, the best man, who was in the back seat in the right, was killed. He was dead in the car. The two bridesmaids, the one in the center and to the left, each suffered serious head injuries. It wasn’t about, yeah you think well, why in the world does that go to trial? Well, number one, it went to trial because they would not accept responsibility for the value of what was lost. This young man that was killed spoke four languages fluently. His goal in life was to become a leader in his community and a leader in his faith. And in fact, to become a person who would lead missions in other countries. And inspire other kids to do the things that he was doing.
So, the case was all about corporate responsibility. And about that company not enforcing, they had great policies, they just didn’t enforce them. And they had never taken a car away from any employee. We proved that they had like thousands of employees all over the world driving cars based on these same policies. And that never once had they taken, unless someone got a DUI, they’re automatically out of the car for that. They never offered us more than 4.5 million dollars to settle that case. And the jury went out. Stayed out a couple of hours is all. Came back and said that his life was worth 10 million dollars. At the McArthur Law Firm our job is to fight for you. To make sure you get justice and reasonable compensation for your injuries. To get in touch with us, call 1-888-WE-FIGHT or go to our website McArthurLawFirm.com.