A jury in a federal court in Georgia recently returned a $2,225,000 verdict in a lawsuit involving an intersection collision. On May 28, 2013, Plaintiff Jeffrey Waldrop, a commercial electrician, was involved in a motor vehicle collision with a tractor-trailer unit at the intersection. Manuel Ponce, the driver of the tractor-trailer, failed to yield the right of way and failed to keep a proper lookout for the Waldrop vehicle, causing the collision. The trucking company was operating under the trade name Golden Coastline Logistics.
Mr. Waldrop was badly injured in the collision. As a result of the collision, Mr. Waldrop tore two of four ligaments in his knee, tore his meniscus, fractured his left tibia, and fractured/dislocated his thumb/phalanx. In 2013, Mr. Waldrop’s physicians surgically reconstructed his posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. He lost wages and suffered a diminished capacity to labor. Mr. Waldrop originally tried to return to work as an electrician, but was unable to return to that line of work. He will require additional surgeries.
The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $2,225,000.00. The jury apportioned 5 percent of the fault to Plaintiff and 95 percent of the fault to the Defendants. The case was in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. The Plaintiff was represented by Pete Law, Mike Moran, Ed Piasta and Michael Walker, all with the firm of Law & Moran, located in Atlanta. They did a very good job in this case.
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