Settlements & Verdicts

Settlements & Verdicts

Automobile Accidents

FSL Client vs. Toyota $46.5 Million Jury Award

Lawsuit alleged that as a result of intersection collision, seat belt in Toyota detached, door opened, and driver FSL Client left vehicle striking roadway resulting in brain injury. Case tried for two weeks in the State Court of Fulton County. Verdict in favor of FSL Client in the amount of forty-six million five hundred thousand dollars ($46,500,000). This is the largest personal injury verdict for compensatory damages in the history of the State of Georgia. The case was eventually settled with Toyota for a confidential sum. 1995

FSL Client v. Town of Braselton, Georgia $1.2 Million Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that an officer with the Town of Braselton, Georgia engaged in a high-speed pursuit of another motorist suspected of driving under the influence. The pursuit reached speeds of over 100 MPH. The chase resulted in the chased motorist crossing the center line and crashing into FSL’s client’s daughter killing her. Discovery in the wrongful death suit established that the Town of Braselton’s police officer violated his own Town’s pursuit policies. Settlement was reached for substantially all of the town’s insurance limits as municipalities have immunity for judgments obtained in excess of policy limits. Policy limits were also obtained from the chased motorist’s insurance company, and the insurance policies covering the deceased’s vehicle and her parent’s policies. Total settlement amount exceeded $1.2 million. 2009

FSL Client v. Susan Clark $400,000 Verdict

Lawsuit alleged that FSL’s client required back surgery when Clark’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck a lowboy trailer connected by a GI Hitch to FSL’s client’s F150 pickup truck. After rejecting State Farm’s policy limits offer of $100,000.00 because it was not made timely, Mr. Fryer tried the case to a verdict. The excess judgment was paid by State Farm with interest and court costs in exchange for a release of all bad faith claims. 2009

FSL Client v. Atlanta Toyota $78,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL client was injured when vehicle occupied by client was returned to client after being repaired at Atlanta Toyota’s facility. Atlanta Toyota’s employee was driving another vehicle into the repair shop when he struck FSL client’s vehicle causing injury to FSL’s client. FSL’s client suffered personal injuries to his head, neck, and back. Case settled at mediation. 2008

FSL Client vs. Subaru $225,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that the driver’s seat belt in the Subaru was defective resulting in spool out at time of motor vehicle collision. FSL Client’s face hit steering column resulting in facial injuries including, but not limited to, an eye injury. Case settled. 1996.

FSL Client vs. Hornbeck $100,000 Settlement

Claim involved motor vehicle collision resulting in neck injury to FSL Client. Case settled for policy limits. 1995

FSL Client v. Pringle $80,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that Pringle violated traffic control signal resulting in collision. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a leg injury requiring surgery. Case settled. 1995

FSL Clients v. Friday $217,500 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that Friday crossed the center line in Roswell, Georgia resulting in a head-on collision. FSL Client suffered leg injury including, but not limited to, leg fracture requiring surgery. FSL Client’s case settled for the sum of $90,000. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a neck injury that did not result in surgery. FSL Client’s case settled. 1995

FSL Client v. Reader $221,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured in a motor vehicle intersection collision resulting in ankle injury requiring surgery. Case settled. 1999

FSL Client v. Skelton $100,000 Settlement

Claim involved motor vehicle collision involving neck injury to FSL Client. Case settled. 2001

FSL Client v. Hammer $100,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that motor vehicle collision on ice northbound 400 in Lumpkin County caused FSL Client to suffer injuries including, but not limited to, a neck injury requiring surgery. Case settled for policy limits. 2001

FSL Client v. Barton $100,000 Settlement

Claim involved motor vehicle collision involving injuries to FSL Client including, but not limited to, neck injury requiring surgery. Case settled for policy limits. 2002

FSL Client v. Bishop $82,500 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that a motor vehicle collision was caused by negligence of Bishop. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a non-surgical neck injury. Case settled. 2002

FSL Client v. Georgia Peanut Commission $115,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured in a vehicle collision caused by the negligence of an employee of the Georgia Peanut Commission. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, an arm and shoulder injury requiring surgery. Case settled. 2003

FSL Client v. Daniels $90,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured in motor vehicle collision caused by the negligence of Daniels. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a back and neck injury. Case settled. 2003

FSL Client v. McFry $93,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured in motor vehicle collision. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a back injury. Case settled. 2003

FSL Client v. Landry $100,000 Settlement

Claim involved motor vehicle collision caused by the negligence of Landry. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a non-surgical neck injury. Case settled for policy limits. 2003

FSL Client v. Herndon $85,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when Herndon failed to yield right-of-way at intersection in front of Lenox Square Mall. FSL Client suffered leg injury involving non-surgical fracture. Case settled. 2005

FSL Client v. Lee $115,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured while operating motorcycle when Lee failed to yield right-of-way crossing in front of FSL Client’s motorcycle. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but no limited to, leg injury requiring surgery. Case settled at mediation. 2006

Automobile Rear-End Collision

FSL Client v. Whitlow $1.1 Million Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that Whitlow caused rear-end motor vehicle collision resulting in vehicle occupied by FSL Client leaving the road and rolling over. FSL Client suffered right arm amputation. Case settled for policy limits. Counsel for FSL Client was responsible for causing State Farm Insurance Company to increase its policy limits from $100,000 to $1,100,000 for FSL Client’s injury. 1999

FSL Client v. Roswell–Woodstock Plumbing

Lawsuit alleged that owner of Roswell–Woodstock Plumbing was intoxicated after consuming a substantial amount of alcohol at 4:00 in the afternoon due to “work being slow” and crashed into the rear of FSL client’s vehicle causing injury to FSL client’s shoulder necessitating shoulder surgery. Case settled at mediation for a confidential sum. A Dram Shop Claim was investigated but there was insufficient evidence to prove that the owner was “noticeably intoxicated” when served his last drink which was required to be proved in such a case. 2011

FSL Client v. Daniels and Travelers Insurance Companies $500,000 Settlement

This was another case where client had previously been represented by FSL for a shoulder injury and afterwards increased his Underinsured Motorist Coverage with Travelers Insurance Company on Mr. Fryer’s recommendation. In this collision, FSL’s client was involved in a rear-end collision which injured the other shoulder requiring extensive surgery including a procedure where the client’s upper arm bone and muscles/ligaments were removed and reinserted upside down. Policy limits of $50,000.00 were obtained from the liability insurer, and then, $450,000.00 was obtained from FSL client’s own insurance company, Travelers. All payments were made without litigation. This was the full amount that FSL’s client could have obtained even if he had gone to trial. 2010

FSL Client v. Geico Insurance Company

Mr. Fryer has been honored to represent several police officers during his 30 year career. In this case, the lawsuit alleged that FSL’s client, a Hall County Deputy Sheriff, was assisting another officer acting as a buffer from oncoming traffic when his patrol car which had lights flashing was struck in the rear by a hit-and-run motorist. Covered under his mother’s policy with Geico, FSL’s client obtained substantially all of the Uninsured Motorist Coverage prior to trial for his injuries including cervical disc surgery. 2010

NOTE: Mr. Fryer has represented police officers on the forces of Clayton County, Cobb County, Hall County and the City of Arcade, amongst others. Sometimes these cases present peculiar sets of circumstances when dealing with municipal governments, liability insurers, UM insurers and Workers’ Compensation carriers. Legal issues include but are not necessarily limited to set-off; subrogation; immunity; coordination of benefits between insurers; and full compensation vs. Workers’ Compensation and health insurer reimbursement claims.

FSL Client v. Stephen Bisnauth and Chubb Insurance $525,000 Settlement

Prior to suit, FSL’s client obtained policy limits from Bisnauth’s liability carrier and Chubb Insurance which covered Mr. Fryer’s client for $500,000.00 in Uninsured Motorist Coverage for injuries the client received in a rear-end collision resulting in the client having to undergo three-level cervical disc surgery. This settlement was paid without a lost wage component. Mr. Fryer’s client was an investment adviser who managed an office of Morgan Keegan Investment Firm. 2010

FSL Client v. Walker $100,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that Walker struck FSL Client in the rear resulting in injuries to her neck including, but not limited to, disc rupture requiring surgery. Case settled. 1996

FSL Client v. Morano $85,000 Settlement

Claim involved motor vehicle rear-end collision resulting in injuries to FSL Client including, but not limited to, a non-surgical neck injury. Case settled. 1996

FSL Client v. Curb Specialists, et al $767,500 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that as a result of rear-end collision FSL Client was killed. FSL Client was a 65-year-old woman who was survived only by her husband. Case settled one week before trial. 1997

FSL Client v. McEvoy $95,000 Settlement

Claim involved a motor vehicle rear-end collision resulting in injuries to FSL Client including, but not limited to, neck injury requiring disc surgery. Case settled. 1997

FSL Client v. Davis Logging $90,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that Davis Logging caused rear-end collision resulting in injuries to FSL Client including, but not limited to, a head injury. Case settled. 1997

FSL Client v. Mallory $85,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that rear-end motor vehicle collision caused FSL Client to suffer non-surgical back injury. Case settled. 1999

FSL Client v. Walker $90,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured in rear-end motor vehicle collision resulting in neck injury requiring surgery. Case settled. 1999

FSL Client v. Wieselman $123,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client’s vehicle was struck in the rear by a tractor trailer on I-75 near Tifton, Georgia. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, post-traumatic stress and leg fracture. Case settled at Federal Court Mediation. 2003

FSL Client v. Estate of Bullard $250,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when Bullard hit FSL Client’s vehicle from the rear. Bullard died during the period of the lawsuit and his Estate was substituted as Defendant. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a back injury requiring surgery. Case settled on the first day of trial. 2003

FSL Client v. James $90,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that James struck FSL Client from the rear while FSL Client was stopped on a motorcycle. FSL Client was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a non-surgical hip injury. Case settled at mediation. 2004

FSL Client v. Advanced Disposal $450,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that Advanced Disposal truck hit vehicle occupied by FSL Client in the rear. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, an eye injury and leg injury. Case settled at mediation.

FSL Client v. Kague $165,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when vehicle operated by Kague hit him in the rear on the interstate. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a neck injury requiring surgery. Case settled one week before trial. 2006

FSL Client v. Advanced Disposal $587,500

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when Advanced Disposal truck hit FSL Client’s vehicle in the rear. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a neck injury requiring surgery. Case settled at mediation. 2006

Aircraft Accidents

FSL Client v. Merrill & Stone, P.C.

Lawsuit alleged pilot error caused crash of privately owned airplane resulting in death to FSL client’s son. Case settled before trial for a confidential amount. 1993

Aircraft Repair Negligence

FSL Client v. Hill Aircraft $2 Million Settlement

Lawsuit alleged Hill Aircraft negligently repaired airplane piloted by FSL Client which crashed after take off due to empty fuel tank. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, head, trunk, and leg injuries. Case settled the day before trial. 2005

Dog Bites

FSL Client v. Eggerson $100,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client’s child suffered dog bites due to Eggerson’s negligence in failing to secure dog. Case settled for policy limits. 1999

Freight Elevator Mishaps

FSL Client v. KONE, Inc. and AATC $500,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL’s client was hit on the top of his head by a commercial elevator door which was defective because the retracting wire sensor was missing from the rubber edging of the elevator door. FSL’s client had surgery for 3 herniated discs in his neck and at age 24 had a significant disability. Case settled at mediation. 2008

NOTE: This is one of several elevator defect cases handled by Mr. Fryer during his career and Mr. Fryer has developed an expertise in handling claims against the major elevator companies—KONE, Thyssen Krupp and Otis Elevator.

Freight Truck Collisions

FSL Client v. USA Truck

Lawsuit alleged that USA Truck’s tractor trailer driver was distracted by watching a movie on his laptop computer while driving on the highway at speeds up to 65 MPH causing him to collide into the rear of FSL client’s tractor trailer. FSL’s client underwent back surgery and was unable to continue driving a tractor trailer which she enjoyed doing in partnership with her husband. Case settled for a confidential settlement after preparing the case for trial. 2010

FSL Client v. Jones Trucking United $650,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when Jones Trucking’s tractor trailer hit FSL Client’s bobtail tractor in the rear causing it to leave the road and overturn. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a neck injury requiring surgery. Case settled one day before trial. 2006

FSL Client v. SAIA Motor Freight Lines $80,000

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when SAIA Motor Freight tractor trailer crossed into her lane causing collision. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, facial lacerations. Case settled at mediation. 2006

FSL Client v. Crete Carrier Corporation

Lawsuit alleged that Crete Carrier Corporation’s tractor trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel of her tractor trailer and drifted off I-285 into the emergency lane running over FSL’s client, a UPS mechanic who was making repairs to a brown box truck in the emergency lane. The wreck killed the UPS worker. Case settled at mediation. 2008
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Head-On Motor Vehicle Collisions

FSL Client v. Federal Express $550,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged Federal Express driver crossed the centerline and struck FSL client head-on. FSL client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, neck injuries requiring surgery. Case settled on the first day of trial after testimony of Neurosurgeon. 1993

FSL Client v. Sanders $150,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged Sanders crossed the centerline and struck FSL Client head-on. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a nerve injury to his right arm requiring surgery. Case settled. 1994

FSL Client v. Mullinax $80,000 Settlement

Claim involved motor vehicle collision when Mullinax crossed median on Highway 400 and struck FSL Client head-on causing FSL Client to leave the road. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, facial lacerations and a wrist injury. Case settled. 1995

FSL Client v. Platinum Cleaners $150,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when vehicle driven in the course of Platinum Cleaners’ business crossed the center line on GA 400 resulting in head-on collision. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a non-surgical back injury. Case settled at mediation. 2007

Medical Injuries

FSL Client v. Tate

Lawsuit alleged that OB/GYN Tate caused injury to FSL Client’s son during birth. Case settled one week before trial for a confidential amount. 2006

Medical Rehab and Spa Injuries

FSL Client v. Premier Image

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client suffered burn injuries at the Premier Image clinic after receiving a chemical peel to her legs. Case settled at mediation for a confidential amount. 2002

Negligent Maintenance

FSL Client v. Zanasi

Lawsuit alleged a pick-and-place robot was defective and dropped onto client’s head paralyzing him from the waist down his legs. Client was refilling an ink tank for the Zanasi printer attached to the conveyor belt system. There was no log-out tag-out procedure for turning off the robot during this process which would have disabled the robot from moving up and down. Client had to work underneath the robot to perform service on the printer. Settlement was confidential. 2011

FSL Client v. Burlington Motor Carriers $350,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was delivering beer into Burlington Motor Carriers’ trailer when air hose burst causing trailer to drop onto its wheels. FSL Client suffered injuries in the fork-lift truck he was operating including, but not limited to, shoulder injury requiring surgery. Case alleged negligence against Burlington Motor Carriers for maintaining defective trailer and American Spotting Company for transporting defective trailer to the dock of the Cartersville Brewery where injury occurred. Case settled at mediation. 2004

FSL Client v. Pioneer Concrete $170,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when Pioneer Concrete’s pumper caused pumping hose to become clogged. When hose unclogged it whipped into FSL Client knocking him off top of building. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a leg injury requiring surgery. Case settled at mediation. 2006
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Passenger Motor Vehicle Injuries

FSL Client v. L & W $500,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that truck collision was caused by negligence of L & W Limestone in failing to make proper turn across roadway. FSL Client was a passenger in the vehicle that struck side of tractor trailer. FSL Client suffered back injury requiring surgery. Case settled for policy limits. 2000

FSL Client v. Alleyne $300,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when real estate agent Alleyne was negligent causing motor vehicle collision. FSL Client was a passenger and customer of Alleyne. FSL Client suffered injury including, but not limited to, a leg injury. Case settled. 2002

FSL Client v. Holbrooks $125,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that Holbrooks was negligent in a motor vehicle collision with FSL Client as passenger in Holbrooks’ vehicle. Vehicle left road resulting in collision and injuries to FSL Client including, but not limited to, a neck injury requiring surgery. Case settled. 2004

FSL Client v. General Wholesale Company $350,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL’s client had stopped for school bus when the General Wholesale driver, operating a beer delivery truck fully loaded, crashed into the rear of FSL client’s vehicle. FSL’s client underwent surgery for a single level ruptured disc. Case settled. There was no proof that any aggravating factors existed in the case. As such the settlement amount for a single level herniated disc represents the highest range of compensation. 2008

Pedestrian Injuries

FSL Client v. Roadrunner Disposal Svc. & Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. $5.5 Million Verdict

Lawsuit alleged that Roadrunner’s employee backed the company’s dump truck into a pedestrian walkway in downtown Atlanta striking FSL’s client causing a severe elbow injury requiring a partial elbow replacement. After recovering Roadrunner’s $1 million policy before trial, Mr. Fryer went to trial against the client’s own Underinsured Motorist Carrier Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company for its policy limits of $4.5 million. After recovering a verdict at trial for $5.5 million, Mr. Fryer filed a separate lawsuit in Federal Court against Fireman’s Fund for Bad Faith Failure to Pay Upon Demand. At mediation of the Bad Faith Claim, FSL’s client required the entire judgment amount plus medial payments coverage, interest and court costs. 2009

FSL Client v. Allen $250,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client suffered a shoulder injury when he was knocked down by Allen who had exited a drive through at Chick-Fil-A not watching where he was driving. FSL Client suffered shoulder injury including, but not limited to, a rotator cuff injury requiring surgery. Case settled. 2002

FSL Client v. Armistead $100,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when she was struck as a pedestrian and suffered a head injury. Case settled for policy limits. 2003

FSL Client v. Smith $190,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when he was walking his dog in his neighborhood and was the victim of a high speed chase when he was struck by a fleeing vehicle operated by Smith. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a leg injury. Case settled in mediation. 2003

Premises Liability

FSL Client v. The Dillard House $1.7 Million Combined Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that on a clear, calm, and hot July day, a large tree with co-dominant leaders had a failure of one of the branches resulting in a large trunk breaking off from the base and striking two of the Firm’s clients. After an arborist was retained to investigate the health of the tree and what the owner, The Dillard House, should have recognized were the dangers of the tree’s condition, The Dillard House was persuaded to pay $1.3 million to one client who had back surgery and $405,000.00 to another client who suffered a ankle injury with surgery. 2011

NOTE: That premises owners can often be subject to environmental standards governing bodies of water, fields of forests with different varieties of trees and the dangers they present. This is an unregulated area of the law which requires expert witness testimony to prove liability of the tree owners.

FSL Client v. Emory University $150,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that Emory University created an unsafe condition at a midtown hospital’s parking garage when a step down from the elevator lobby to the parking area was painted incorrectly. After suit was filed and before Mr. Fryer’s expert could inspect the premises, the hospital re-painted the step. Because Mr. Fryer’s client had a serious spoliation claim, the hospital settled the client’s claim to compensate the client for an ankle injury. The bottom of the step down had originally been painted instead of the top of the step as required by Life Safety and other codes. 2011

NOTE: That in many premises liability cases a working knowledge of Building Codes, Life Safety Codes, Architectural Standards, OSHA Regulations and other municipal, state and federal codes and standards is needed to successfully prosecute a client’s case. Mr. Fryer has such knowledge, and additionally employs many experts in the fields to assist in the proof of liability in such cases.

FSL Client v. Lantech $100,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client sustained leg injury when electrical box in factory detached from wall falling on his knee resulting in ligament tear. This product liability case settled. 1998

FSL Client v. Golden State Foods $825,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client fell when defective roof constructed at Golden State Foods facility collapsed resulting in FSL Client suffering hip injury requiring surgery. Case settled in mediation. 1998

FSL Client v. Wal-Mart $200,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client sat in a defective chair left at check-out counter in Wal-Mart store which collapsed resulting in back injury requiring surgery. Case settled at mediation. 1999

FSL Client v. USA Food Corp. $480,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that USA Food Corp. was negligent in providing a defective chair at its restaurant. FSL Client fell through the defective chair. FSL client suffered a back injury including, but not limited to, a herniated disc requiring surgery. Case settled on first day of trial. 2002

Product Liability

FSL Client v. Crown Equipment Corp.

Lawsuit alleged that Crown Equipment Corp. negligently repaired the brakes on a forklift at Honda’s warehouse in Roswell, Georgia. FSL’s client was operating the forklift traveling down an aisle in the warehouse when the brakes failed causing FSL’s client to lose control of the forklift crashing into a row of parts. FSL’s client, an accomplished guitarist and recording musician, suffered a fractured wrist which impaired his ability to play the guitar interfering with his recording career. Case settled at mediation for a confidential sum. 2010

FSL Client v. Sunview, Inc. $185,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL’s client was backed over by Sunview’s employee who was operating a fork truck backwards knowing that the backup alarm was malfunctioning. FSL’s client received neck, back, and leg injuries that did not require surgery. Suit was filed against Sunview for failure to have its construction equipment in good operating condition. Case settled at mediation. 2009

FSL Client v. St. Gobain $200,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client suffered hand injury when a defective polishing wheel exploded. Product liability claims against St. Gobain included negligent manufacture, distribution, and sale of polishing wheel. Case settled at mediation. 2004

FSL Client v. Atlas Roofing $90,000 Settlement

Claim involved burn injuries suffered by FSL Client while unloading hot asphalt at Atlas Roofing facility. Case settled at mediation. 2004

Site Construction Liability

FSL Client v. Harriman Builders $950,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when he fell through unguarded opening in a house under construction. FSL Client suffered back injury requiring surgery. Case settled. 1999

FSL Client v. Truss Specialties $100,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when a truss in a house under construction detached resulting in FSL Client falling to ground suffering back injury. liability expert witness testimony proved that the truss manufacturer was failing to properly attach truss braces. Case settled. 2000

FSL Client v. Aquarius Enterprises $715,500 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when he fell from unprotected wall opening at house under construction in Lake Allatoona Community. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a head injury. Case settled at mediation. 2001

FSL Client v. Atlanta Masonry and O.L. Jollay

Lawsuit alleged that employees of Atlanta Masonry and O.L. Jollay (who were acting as a joint venture on a construction project expanding Piedmont Fayette Hospital) dropped construction materials from a boom truck hitting FSL’s client in the head and shoulder. After undergoing shoulder surgery, FSL client became disabled from his job as a construction helper. Case settled at mediation for a confidential amount. 2008

Slip, Trip & Fall

FSL Client v. Stage Company $90,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client fell through stage opening caused by the negligence of stagehands resulting in pelvic injury requiring surgery. Case settled in mediation. 1997

FSL Client v. Carr America $76,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client suffered injuries when he slipped and fell in office building managed by Carr America. FSL Client suffered non-surgical back injury. Case settled. 2000

FSL Client v. Circle K $75,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client suffered injuries to her knee when she slipped and fell on snow and ice at a Circle K. Case settled at mediation. 2001

FSL Client v. Opelika Industries $150,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a back injury when he fell off a loading dock at Opelika Industries’ plant. FSL Client was avoiding a moving fork-lift truck at the time of injury. Case settled at mediation. 2002

FSL Client v. Pike Nurseries $250,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client slipped and fell at Pike Nurseries due to algae on floor. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, back injury requiring surgery. Case settled at mediation. 2004

FSL Client v. Georgia Power $100,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was acting as a subcontractor on the premises of Georgia Power when he tripped and fell over a foreign object sticking up from the ground. FSL Client suffered injuries including, but not limited to, a knee injury requiring surgery. Case settled at mediation. 2004

FSL Client v. Jacobs $85,000 Settlement

Lawsuit alleged that FSL Client was injured when she fell from ladder in Jacobs’ residence. Jacobs was claimed to have let go of ladder. FSL Client suffered arm fracture. Case settled at mediation. 2005

These are actual settlements and verdicts in cases handled by Fryer, Shuster & Lester, P.C. over the past twenty years. Although many of the cases are matter of public record, some clients may not wish their name be used in this document; thus, we have removed the actual name of the Fryer, Shuster & Lester, P.C. client, replacing it with “FSL Client.” There are numerous other cases that could be listed in this Summary. This summary illustrates the Firm’s breadth of experience in handling serious premises, auto, trucking, motorcycle, medical malpractice and other types of injury cases. In providing this summary, no representation is made about the quality of the legal services performed or the expertise of the lawyer performing such services. The results shown here are based on specific factual and legal circumstances of each of the cases, and do not guarantee any particular result for any client’s case.