Case Results – 1991

Case Results – 1991

Donald Davidson v. Central of Georgia

Settlement of $1,350,000 (Tallapoosa County). FELA case involving a 19-year old railroad worker who received head injuries as a result of falling from a train trestle.

Tankersley v. U.S. Lines

Settlement of $1,250,000 (U.S. District Court of Middle District of Alabama). Case was tried for three days and settled during the trial of wrongful death action under Georgia law. Deceased was walking to a Federal Express drop-box near Six Flags Over Georgia when he was struck by a tire that came loose from a tractor-trailer rig being operated on I-20. The trucking company was negligent for failing to inspect the trailer wheels before a trip, since the trailer had been in storage for two years at a nearby army base.

Gloria Pritchard v. Golden Rule Insurance

Verdict of $1,000,000 (Tallapoosa County-Dadeville). Insurance fraud against an individual health insurer who approved a surgical procedure but later refused to pay the benefits.

Starnes v. Accelerated Life

Verdict of $1,000,000 (Tallapoosa County). Fraud in the sale of an insurance policy.

Mildred Allen v. Art Trucking, Ltd.

Settlement of $1,000,000 (Chambers County). A woman became a paraplegic as a result of the negligence of the defendant.

Daniel Williams v. Confidential Defendant

Settlement of $940,000 (Chambers County). Settlement regarding fraud in the selling of an insurance policy.