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Michael L. Werner

Michael Werner’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • Belk as Admin of Estate of Jackson v. Maverick Transportation

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    Settled in plaintiff's favor for $2,625,000
    Description:
    Maverick's tractor-trailer stuck a vehicle occupied by Samuel Jackson. Maverick admitted liability for the collision, but contended that Jackson died as a result of negligent care from doctors at Grady Hospital.
  • •McAdams v. Vend Services, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Dec 09, 2009
    Outcome:
    $5,400,000 Settlement
    Description:
    Vend Service, Inc's tractor trailer was driving west on Highway 20 and as he came around a bend, a red car was in his lane heading towards him. The driver, Mr. Sewell, swerved to the right and off of the road to avoid crashing into this red car, but once leaving the road, his tractor trailer hit a ditch and numerous trees which forced his tractor trailer back onto the road, across the double yellow line and into Amanda who was traveling on Highway 20 in the opposite direction. Amanda was taken via helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital where she underwent surgery on her pelvis. Although she had numerous injuries, her hip was by far the most significant injury sustained. Approximately six months later, her hip became dislocated and she underwent another pelvis surgery and ultimately required a total hip replacement. Plaintiff’s position was that Mrs. McAdams would require multiple additional hip surgeries over her lifetime due to her age and deterioration of her hip and that she would be permanently disabled. The Defendant's expert from Johns Hopkins believed that Mrs. McAdams would not require any additional hip surgery and that she would be able to resume her normal activities once she recovered. The case was settled prior trial for $5,400,000,
  • Denson v. Conway Transportation

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Outcome:
    $11,070,000 Verdict
    Description:
    Mr. Danny Denson was at an intersection attempting to make a left turn. When he attempted to make his left turn at the intersection, a Conway Tractor Trailer that was going thru the intersection crashed into him causing him serious bodily injury and brain damage.Although Mr. Denson's physicians performed multiple surgeries, including a craniotomy, Mr. Denson suffered from permanent brain injury. All witnesses, including the investigating officer, claimed that Mr. Denson was at fault and simply pulled in front of the Conway Tractor Trailer. Defendants felt so confident they would win the trial, they only offered $150,000 to settle prior trial. Plaintiffs refused to settle and through experts and reconstruction, were able to prove that the Conway Truck ran a red light and caused the collision and was awarded over $11,000,000, 2008
  • Shergold v. Hart

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $2,158,165.33 VERDICT
    Description:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at approximately 4:11 in the afternoon, Plaintiff Mr. Thomas Shergold was driving his motorcycle when he was struck by Defendant Norman Hart IV. Mr. Shergold was taken by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center where he was found to suffer from multiple fractures and a below knee amputation was performed.The Defendant, although he admitted he failed to maintain his lane, alleged contributory negligence because of evidence that Mr. Shergold was speeding.The jury deliberated approximately 2.5 hours and awarded Mr. and Mrs. Shergold
  • Sartain v. Athens Associates in Family Medicine

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    $975,000 settlement
    Description:
    Mrs. Sartain came to Dr. Anderson's office complaining of, according to Dr. Anderson's notes, "shoulders, back, and chest pain. Dr. Anderson's notes indicated that while Mrs. Sartain had no temperature, she did have an elevated pulse, scattered rales, and a white blood count of 18,000. Mrs. Sartain fell over a stool approximately one week before the visit and these pains were attributed to the fall and her other symptoms were explained as acute bronchitis.Mrs. Sartain returned approximately one week later to Dr. Anderson's office with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, however, Dr. Anderson again failed to recognize that Mrs. Sartain was suffering from cardiac related problems. On March 16th, 2002, Victoria went to the hospital where they immediately diagnosed her with congestive heart failure. Although the hospital did all they could do to save Victoria, the correct diagnosis was not made until it was simply too late and on March 27, 2002, Victoria died as a result of severe congestive heart failure. This case was settled for $975,000 one week before trial.,
  • Meriweather v. Maverick Transportation

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Outcome:
    $1,700,000
    Description:
    On November 4, 2005, Flora Meriwether was struck by tractor trailer driver Mr. Tim Dzierzanowski. Ms. Meriweather was 67 years old and taken to Grady Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries days after the wreck. She started several businesses and was a shrewd entrepreneur. Although, many would argue that to succeed, one must be heartless, Flora did not follow this path. She would bring people who were down on their luck into her home and treat them as if they were family. She would give them a warm place to sleep, feed and clothe them until they could get back on their feet. Ms. Meriweather had several medical issues prior the wreck such as pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, and renal insufficiency. Despite these medical problems and her advanced age, Werner & Associates, LLC was able to get a $1,700,000
  • Powers v. Driscoll

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $1,300,000 while jury was deliberating
    Description:
    031On September 21, 2006, Danielle Driscoll was driving northbound on Pea Ridge Road when her two right tires went off the road onto the shoulder. She then attempted to re-enter the roadway, however, lost control of her vehicle, crossed the double yellow line and crashed into a vehicle occupied by Plaintiff, William Matthew Powers. As a direct and proximate cause of this wreck, Mr. Powers suffered from a femur fracture and subsequently compartment syndrome. Mr. Powers incurred approximately $200,000 of medical bills and was left with a twelve inch scar from the compartment syndrome. The defendants had offered $875,000 before trial claiming that a grater verdict in Greene County would be highly unlikely. The jury deliberated approximately two hours when the defendants offered the policy limits of $1,300,000.
  • Brooks v. Hancock and Ognio Grading, Inc

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Outcome:
    $2,750,000 Verdict
    Description:
    On the morning of December 27th, 2001, Daniel Hancock, was traveling towards the intersection of Scenic Highway and Webb Gin House Road in Gwinnett County Georgia. As Mr. Hancock approached the intersection my client, Justin Brooks, was preparing to turn left onto Webb Gin House Road. Justin was in the middle of his turn when Mr. Hancock collided into the passenger side of Justin's vehicle. The force of the collision was so violent that it virtually demolished the passenger side of Justin's vehicle before pushing it another forty-five feet into another vehicle.The Defense and police faulted Justin Brooks for turning left in front of Mr. Hancock and there was evidence that my client had been smoking marijuana prior the wreck, however, defendants offered $100,000 to settle before trial. Despite the defendant's contentions, a Coweta County jury took only one hour to award Mr. Brooks family $2,750,000.,
  • Parsons v. Dorsey and Spalding County

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Outcome:
    $4,863,755 Verdict
    Description:
    Defendant, Mr. Dorsey, was driving a school bus back to the bus terminal and was traveling East McIntosh Road at a high rate of speed when he crossed the center line and struck the vehicle occupied by Robert and Matthew Parsons.Matthew Parsons sustained fractures of his arm and underwent an open reduction, internal fixation of left displaced radius and ulna fracture at the Henry Medical Center. After surgery, he developed compartment syndrome and was left with limited use of his right arm.He was awarded $3,730,000.00.Robert Parsons suffered from an open left humeral shaft fracture, left tibial shaft fracture, right clavicle fracture, and right forearm fracture. He was awarded $1,133,755.00.Both were subsequently settled for a confidential amount. sum.