Our teenage client was hanging out with his friends one evening and needed
a ride home early the next morning. Our client was driven by his buddy
(the Defendant in this case) to the client’s apartment. On the way,
our client fell asleep in the passenger seat. Around dawn on this mid-November
morning, there was steady rain and dense fog. While our client/passenger
was asleep, the driver increased his speed to 89 miles per hour, weaving
in and out of traffic, and while roaring around a sharp curve, lost control
of his car, skidding off the roadway over 100 feet, and wrapped the passenger
side of the vehicle around a very large pine tree with impact at 70 miles
per hour. Contrary to what one would suspect, neither drugs nor alcohol
had anything to do with this wreck.
Our client was transported immediately to the level 1 trauma unit at Kennestone
Hospital. He almost bled out internally from his femur fracture. He had
over 16 fractures including his shattered femur, at least 4 in his pelvis,
his fibula, tibia, multiple rib fractures, collapsed lung, and more. The
Client also endured 3 surgeries in the last year. The first surgery was
to stabilize him and the last two, to repair his right leg. Doctors used
numerous plates, rods, and screws to repair his leg. Although our Client
has made a remarkable recovery (he walks almost normally, and has manageable
pain levels), he undoubtedly faces numerous health challenges for the
rest of his life because of this wreck.
Ferguson & Paisley was fortunate to represent such a great young man
with an incredibly supportive family/caregiver(s). The $1,300,000 recovered
was the maximum policy limits of the driver’s insurance policies
and was therefore the most our client could recover.
James Paisley is Partner at Ferguson & Paisley, LLC, where he helps
accident victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain
and suffering. Contact
Ferguson & Paisley, LLC
immediately if you have questions about an accident.