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John Andrew Houghton
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John Houghton’s Legal Cases

45 total

  • B.S. v. R.R.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Outcome:
    $168,009.25
    Description:
    Very sad case involving elderly husband and wife struck head-on by a DUI driver with minimum limits insurance coverage. The case settled by demand of all available insurance limits of both the Defendant's liability coverage and the victim's underinsured motorist coverage. This included an additional layer of UM coverage that the insurer initially contended was not available. Venue was Fulton County.
  • D.P. v. C.O.M. (municipality)

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    $135,000.00
    Description:
    Case arose from a pedestrian collision which resulted in the death of a mother of three children. Liability was heavily disputed throughout this matter. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30AM in Henry County in an unlit area of industrial highway. Decedent was apparently attempting to flag down a ride when a police officer for the Defendant municipality struck her with the front right side of his cruiser. The defense throughout the case alleged that the decedent was severely intoxicated, and was contributorily negligent in crossing the unlit roadway outside of any crosswalk. A post-mortem toxicology test performed by the medical examiner's office revealed the presence of multiple narcotic substances in the decedent's blood stream at the time of death. Decedent was unemployed with virtually no earnings history. Plaintiff took numerous depositions and determined that the officer involved in the wreck had taken central nervous depressant pain medication before going on duty, and was speeding at the time of impact. No blood test was performed on the officer involved in this wreck. The case settled one week before a specially set trial in Henry County. Multiple structured settlements were created for the children of the decedent.
  • S.V. v. E.P.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Outcome:
    $75,000 - Policy limits of both liability and UM coverage
    Description:
    Rear end collision resulting in a shoulder injury to Plaintiff. Plaintiff was driving a friend's car on a suspended license, and was arrested at the scene of the wreck. Pre-suit offer was less than $6,000.00. Venue was Paulding County.
  • S.B. v. R.W.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Outcome:
    Policy Limits of all coverage
    Description:
    Pedestrian auto wreck involving a Defendant driver who turned directly into the path of bicyclist in a crosswalk. Pedestrian sustained significant injuries.
  • J.G. v. L.P., LLC

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Feb 08, 2013
    Outcome:
    $50,000.00
    Description:
    Slip and fall on foreign substance at the top of stairs at a downtown bar and restaurant. Plaintiff sustained a non-surgical ankle injury. Liability disputed by the insurer, and no offer made pre-suit. Plaintiff had approximately $6k in medical expenses, which included multiple diagnostic tests.
  • J.S. vs. Confidential Commercial Defendant

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Tractor-trailer wreck in which Defendant driver was cited for an unsafe lane change which resulted in neck and back injuries to client. Liability and the extent of the damages were disputed by the carrier. Case resolved pre-suit for a confidential figure.
  • M.E. vs. J.J.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    May 13, 2013
    Outcome:
    $32,500.00
    Description:
    Passenger vehicle wreck arising from an improper turn by Defendant who was exiting the interstate at the time of the collision. Case involved non-surgical back injuries sustained by client. Underlying liability coverage limits were tendered by Defendant's insurer with a subsequent resolution with client's UM carrier. Both insurers disputed the causation and extent of the injuries. Case resolved pre-suit.
  • J.J. vs. M.A.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jul 08, 2013
    Outcome:
    $225,000.00
    Description:
    DUI prescription wreck which resulted in a significant external fracture of client's left femur requiring multiple surgeries. All available layers of UM coverage were tendered by client's own insurer after months of litigation. Case is still pending against Defendant driver who admitted to taking multiple central nervous depressing medications at the time of the wreck.
  • D.F. v. E.L.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jul 08, 2013
    Outcome:
    $200,000.00
    Description:
    Rear-end passenger vehicle collision which resulted in the re-injury of client's lumbar spine. Client had undergone a lumbar discectomy just months before the wreck related to a prior injury he had sustained. Defendant's insurer initially offered a figure considerably less than the policy limits and suit was hand-filed later that same day. Defendant's insurer unequivocally tendered all limits within 30 days of being served with process. A subsequent resolution was reached with client's UM carrier.
  • D.S. vs. S.V.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Outcome:
    $100,000.00
    Description:
    Case arose from a rear-end collision which occurred at a railway crossing in Valdosta, Georgia. At the time of the wreck, client was 61 years old, and she had undergone 2 prior surgical procedures on her spine before this collision. Case settled shortly after suit was filed.