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John Michael Parsons
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John Parsons’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • Doris Black vs. Bekins

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Nov 03, 2008
    Outcome:
    $1.1 million settlement
    Description:
    * Our client was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler resulting in a severe back injury which required back surgery. The other driver was cited for reckless driving and we were able to obtain a settlement for our client for $1.1 million.
  • Nevitt v. Ellzey & Brooks

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Outcome:
    $520,000 settlement
    Description:
    A client sustained a terrible head injury and several herniated discs in his neck after falling down some stairs at work. The insurance company denied his claim that his head injury prevented him from practicing law. The judge did not agree and ruled that our client was catastrophically injured entitling him to lifetime benefits. The case then settled for $520,000.
  • Garner vs. Howe

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Mar 05, 2007
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict $155,000.00
    Description:
    * Our client was rear-ended in a car accident. She required knee surgery to repair a medial meniscus. The treating doctor admitted that our client had severe arthritis in the knee before the accident. However, the doctor testified that the car accident aggravated her condition to the point of requiring surgery. The insurer offered $35,000.00 before trial. We refused their offer. The jury returned a verdict for $155,000.00.·
  • Parks vs. Chemco

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Outcome:
    $200,000.00 settlement
    Description:
    * Our client developed bladder cancer as a result of chemical exposure at work. However, the bladder cancer was in remission and our client could still work. The insurance company hired several experts to say that the chemical exposure did not cause the bladder cancer. We hired our own toxicologist and obtained OSHA records and Material Safety Data Sheets from the employer. The records showed that there were, in fact, several cancer-causing chemicals on the job and that there had been prior exposures. In basically a "medical-only" claim, on the eve of the hearing, attorney J. Michael Parsons was able to obtain a settlement for $200,000.
  • Newbern vs. Dixie Products

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Outcome:
    $475,000.00 settlement
    Description:
    * A client was severely burned in an accident at work. However, after the wounds healed, he returned to work for two years. However, during that time, our client began having severe "pins and needles" sensations in his legs and could not do his job any longer. Because the client had encephalitis as a child and walked with a limp as a result, the insurance company blamed the pre-existing condition for our client's inability to work. After a doctor opined that the burns caused the "pins and needles" sensations, the insurance company agreed that the case was catastrophic and we settled the case for $475,000 and the client was able to have workers' compensation pay his medical bills for two extra years.
  • Peck vs. City of Atlanta

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Outcome:
    $75,000.00 settlement
    Description:
    * Our client fell in a pothole on a sidewalk maintained by the City of Atlanta and broke her ankle. The City blamed the water company for the hazardous condition. The water company accepted no responsibility. After taking several depositions of city workers, it became apparent that the City of Atlanta was lying. Medical bills totaled $2000.00. The judge fined the City and ordered the City to pay all of our client's fees. Thus, our client did not have to use any of her settlement to pay attorney's fees. The case settled for $75,000.00
  • Benator vs. City of Atlanta

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Outcome:
    Preliminary injunctive relief
    Description:
    Seeking class action certification in case against City of Atlanta Water Department and 4 other defendants related to City's overbilling of water usage and lack of appeal process. Seeking to enjoin city from terminating service to customers with good faith appeal and refund millions in overcharges.