If you are injured in an accident where you are not at fault, medical expenses can continue to mount as a result. You may be entitled to compensation as a result of your injuries and the expenses incurred to diagnose and treat those injuries. Juries often award plaintiffs amounts to cover these expenses and more.
In December 2012, Felecia Cheek was involved in an accident in Buckhead at the intersection of Piedmont and Habersham roads. Cheek had been stopped at a traffic light and once it turned green, proceeded into the intersection. Another driver, Julia Denmer, ran the red light and collided with Cheek, causing the driver behind Cheek to strike her vehicle as well. Cheek had to be extricated from the car after the collision and suffered numerous injuries. These injuries included a broken collarbone, a fractured hand, broken ribs, and a fractured spine. Cheek filed a civil lawsuit against Denmer to pay for her injuries.
Her doctors recommended a cervical fusion as treatment for the spinal injury, but the surgery had not taken place as of the date of the personal injury trial. Instead, the trial focused on the extent of Cheek’s injuries and whether or not a pre-existing condition was necessitating the cervical surgery. The lawsuit initially named Denmer’s husband and owner of the car as a co-defendant, but Cheek agreed to drop him from the lawsuit and Denmer agreed to accept full responsibility for the accident.
In a trial that was expected to last a week, the jury came back with a verdict in just two days. The jury awarded Cheek $1,125,000 as recompense for her injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries as a result of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact the offices of John Foy & Associates for a consultation regarding your case today.