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Hasty Pope Case Results

Successes for Our Personal Injury Attorneys

The settlements and verdicts that follow are a small sample of successes we have enjoyed over the years. We continue to work to add more to this list. Please keep in mind that every case is unique and must be evaluated on the basis of its own facts and circumstances. For example, one of the factors that can affect the value of a case is its location. Some counties and states typically award verdicts and settlements that differ in value from each other. At Hasty Pope, we handle cases in small rural communities as well as large cities throughout Georgia and the southeast United States.

To learn more about any of these success stories or to discuss your case with a member of our legal team, please contact our Gainesville personal injury attorneys today.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Head-On Collision – September 2019

The family of a 20 year-old man struck and killed by a driver who crossed the centerline in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 2018. Our investigation revealed the Defendant driver was under the influence of multiple drugs and had only slept approximately 4.5 hours on the night preceding the collision. We also uncovered evidence the Defendant driver was using her cell phone at the time of the collision. At the time of his death, our client’s son was working his way through Kennesaw State University to obtain a degree in Computer Science.


Rear-End Accident - August 2020
A female client was rear-ended at a high rate of speed in Fannin County, Georgia, a county in North Georgia. The negligent driver was following too closely and failed to maintain control of her vehicle. As a result of the collision, our client suffered a spinal cord injury paralyzing her from the waist down. The negligent driver had an insurance policy with only $100,000 in coverage for the collision. The attorneys at Hasty Pope Davies were able to prove the insurance company failed to follow Georgia law. As a result, Hasty Pope Davies worked with a life care planner to determine all of the medical and other needs of the client and secured a settlement of 50 times the negligent driver’s insurance policy.


Intersection Collision – May 2017
Our client died as a result of injuries in a motor vehicle collision on March 30, 2016 at the intersection of Marietta Highway and Univeter Road in Canton, Georgia. The defendant failed to yield and turned in front of our client’s vehicle, causing a collision. Our client was survived by his wife and two adult sons.


Intersection Collision – January 2019
Our 76-year-old client, Sara, was on her way home from the salon. She was driving through an intersection on a green light when a young driver turned in front of her. Sara had no time to react and struck the young man’s vehicle at 45 mph. The young man was not injured. Sara suffered devastating, life-altering injuries:


Distracted Driver Collision – October 2019
Our client was struck and killed on I-985 in Hall County, Georgia. Our client had pulled off I-985 to secure his load and was outside all lanes of travel. The defendant driver was distracted and otherwise not paying attention, left the roadway, and struck and killed our client. Our client left behind a wife and grandson who he raised as his son.


MARTA Bus Negligence – 2016
Our client sustained an injury in which the wheelchair ramp of a MARTA bus closed on her foot in 2016.The passenger sustained soft tissue damage in the incident, and her injury developed into complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The plaintiff, represented by Hasty Pope, LLP, sued MARTA in Fulton County State Court in 2017. Attorney Tom Pope III served as lead counsel in this case. The case resulted in a $1.65 million settlement for our client.


Rear-End Collision – March 2019
Our client, a 49-year-old small business owner was on his way home from a job when his life was forever changed - he was rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a large construction truck. Our client suffered serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment, including injections and spinal fusion surgery. Our client had to rely on his wife and kids to help him recover from surgery. He even had to hire extra help just to keep his business running. The insurance company denied his injuries were caused by the collision. They said our client was older and had gone to a chiropractor before the wreck so they were not responsible. We investigated the wreck and his injuries. We met with our client’s doctors. They testified and explained how the wreck clearly caused our client’s injuries. Ultimately, in the face of an overwhelming amount of evidence, the insurance company ran out of excuses and paid our client the full policy limits of $1.3 million.


Rear-End Collision – April 2015
A woman and her fiancé were truck drivers on a long haul in Nebraska when another distracted tractor-trailer driver failed to stop and caused a rear-end collision. Both were injured, the woman passenger is going on to have neck surgery and her fiancé completing radio-frequency ablations for his continued pain. This insurance company failed to take responsibility for either the client’s injuries and did not accept the treatment following the crash. The suit was prepared and sent to the insurance company and as a result, the cases resolved pre-suit for the total insurance available, $1,000,000.00.


Rear-End Collision – June 2018
A female client was driving a mini-van on I-285 in Fulton County when a MACK Truck failed to stop and collided with the rear of her van pushing her into the rear of a tractor-trailer. She treated conservatively at the beginning with medications and physical therapy. However, eventually, her doctors recommended surgery for her continued low back pain. She refused to have the low back surgery. The insurance company denied she was injured and did not recognize any of the treatment as being related to the rear-end collision. The suit was filed, party and medical depositions taken and the case resolved at a mediation for $500,000.00 plus mediation costs.


Rear-End Collision – November 2016
A female client was South on Old Highway 5 in Cherokee County when a government work truck violently slammed into the rear of her vehicle. At first, her injuries were treated conservatively with medication, physical therapy, and spinal injections. Eventually, her doctors recommended and performed spinal surgery as a result of her injuries. The insurance company denied our client was injured and refused to acknowledge her treatment following the collision. As a result, the suit was filed and both parties and medical depositions were taken. At mediation, the case resolved for $675,000 plus the cost of mediation.


Failure to Yield Collision – August 2015
A woman was traveling on Barrett Lakes Blvd. in Cobb County, Georgia when the defendant failed to yield, entered the intersection and collided with the rear quarter panel of her vehicle. For years before the collision, she had suffered from chronic low back pain to the extent she had a neuromuscular stimulator implanted in her spine to deal with her chronic low back pain. As a result of this collision, her spine pain worsened and she required surgery on her low back. The insurance company denied that our client was injured or that she required any treatment after the collision. The cased was filed and party and medical depositions were taken. The case resolved at a mediation for $575,000.00.


Rear-End Collision – October 2016
A woman in nursing school suffered an injury to the facet joints in her spine from a rear-end collision on I-285 in DeKalb County. After undergoing conservative treatment including medication and physical therapy she underwent non-surgical radio-frequency ablation procedures. The cost of the medical treatment following the collision was $68,000.00. The cased was filed and party and medical depositions were taken. The case resolved at a mediation for $541,000.00 plus the cost of mediation.


Rear-End Collision – December 2014
A woman was rear-ended on I-575 in Cobb County, Georgia. She suffered a herniated disc and other injuries to her low back and was recommended for a lumbar discectomy and fusion surgery on her low back. Due to financial reasons, the woman was unable to have surgery. The insurance company denied the woman was injured or that she needed the proposed surgery. After presented the woman’s medical expenses of $45,000.00 and the surgeon’s fee of $49,000.00, a Cobb County jury returned a verdict of $400,000.00.


Pedestrian –May 2017
A woman was jogging off the roadway and was struck by a truck that failed to maintain its lane and left the roadway. The woman suffered fractures to her face, including her orbital and maxillary walls, as well as a detached retina with hemorrhage. She underwent several surgeries and continued to suffer from permanent visual impairment and headaches. She had medical expenses in excess of $150,000.00. The Defendant driver had an automobile policy with limits of $100,000.00. After making a demand pursuant to Georgia law for the policy limits, the Defendant’s insurance company failed to pay the limits in bad faith. Facing a bad faith claim, the case was ultimately resolved with the Defendant’s insurance carrier for $1,000,000.00.


T-Bone Collision – May 2018
A woman suffered permanent injury to her dominant arm after being involved in a collision at Davis Drive and Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia. The client underwent cubital tunnel release surgery that failed to resolve her symptoms, leaving her with pain, numbness, and weakness in her wrist, hand, and fingers. The insurance company failed to respond to an initial offer, later offered $25,000 and then increased its offer to $400,000.00 shortly before trial. A Gwinnett County jury returned a verdict in the amount of $1,700,000.00 and specifically found the Defendant presented a “frivolous defense” at trial.


Rear-End Collison – June 2017
A man suffered a herniated disc in his neck as well as an injury to his low back from a rear-end collision at Haynes Bridge Road and Westside Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia. The client underwent minimally invasive micro-discectomy surgery on his low back. The highest offer before trial was $185,000.00 and then the insurance company increased it to $300,000.00 during the trial. A Fulton County jury returned a verdict in the amount of $850,000.00.


Ankle Injury –
A woman suffered serious and permanent fractures to her ankle after her vehicle was struck in Cherokee County, Ga., by a truck driven by an HVAC company repairman.


Rear-End Collision –
A woman sustained injuries to her neck and low back resulting in being given a permanent partial disability rating after her vehicle was rear-ended by a van owned by AGL Resources on the exit ramp of Highway 400 South and Interstate 285 West in Atlanta.


Intersection Collision –
After an extensive investigation, including interviews with multiple eyewitnesses and the investigating officer and traffic light sequence information, an accident reconstruction engineer showed the defendant driver ran a red light and caused the collision that caused the client to undergo several surgeries on his spine, shoulder, and knee.


Motor Vehicle Accidents –
A 49-year-old was injured when a driver ran a red light causing a collision. The client suffered injuries to his head, face, neck, shoulder, and knee requiring multiple surgeries and procedures. The client developed a life-threatening infection as a result of one of the surgical procedures. The defendant driver denied responsibility for the collision claiming he was traveling through the intersection on a green light. Through the use of experts in accident reconstruction and biomechanical engineering. and investigation of eyewitness testimony, Hasty Pope was able to reconstruct the collision and prove the defendant driver had a red light governing his lane of travel through the intersection.


Intersection Collision –
A woman suffered multiple injuries including head trauma, multiple rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung when another car ran a red light and struck her vehicle in West Palm Beach, Fla.


Head-On Collision –
A man, his wife, and daughter-in-law were traveling in Forsyth County, Ga., when they were struck head-on by another vehicle that had crossed over the median, causing lacerations, numerous fractures, and hematomas to all three and putting them out of work for an extended period of time.


Rear-End Collision –
A woman and her daughter sustained spine and neck injuries requiring surgery after being rear-ended. The case was settled for the defendant drivers' combined single limit policy limit of $300,000.


Head-On Collision –
A woman was struck head-on suffering multiple skull fractures, a gash on her forehead, a broken left eye orbit, double vision, a broken nose, five broken ribs, and a doubly broken heel.


Collision –
The plaintiff’s insurance carrier paid to double their policy limits as a result of their failure to resolve the case within their normal policy limits.


Rear-End Collision –
The client's underinsured motorist carrier, State Farm, claimed the client was not injured during the three-car rear-end collision in Cherokee County. Photographs of the damaged car and testimony from four different physicians who treated the client earned a verdict in favor of the client.


Head-On Collision –
A driver cited for reckless driving, no proof of insurance and failure to maintain his lane, crossed the center line hitting our clients head-on and causing significant injuries.


Rear-End Collision –
A woman was rear-ended and sought immediate medical treatment for headache and neck pain. She was diagnosed with post-head injury syndrome, and it was later determined she had suffered a cervical radiculitis that was not responsive to epidural steroid injections and a severe bi-frontal headache.


Rear-End Collision –
A man was riding in a car stopped at an intersection in Marietta, Ga., for an emergency vehicle. The car was rear-ended by an SUV and caused a compression fracture at L1-2 vertebrae and disc bulges at C4-5 and C5-6, requiring extensive physical therapy.


Rear-End Collision –
A woman was rear-ended in Cherokee County and ultimately was treated and received therapy for the post-concussive syndrome.


Rear-End Collision –
A woman was rear-ended at an intersection and underwent two surgeries on her knee after suffering multiple fractures.


Rear-End Collision –
The defendant driver was cited for driving too fast for wet road conditions after a woman was rear-ended at an intersection resulting in injuries to her lower back.


Rear-End Collision –
The plaintiff was involved in a rear-end collision and took prescriptions, did physical therapy and received trigger point injections for back, neck and head pain.


Intersection Collision –
A woman claimed medical expenses for herself and her 5-year-old son, as well as lost wages and the value of her vehicle that was totaled in a collision with a cab at an intersection in Gainesville, Ga. The cab company that employed the driver claimed he was not an “employee” of the company, and they were not liable. A jury ruled in favor of the client and ruled the company was “stubbornly litigious”, causing the client "unnecessary trouble and expense" and awarded the client-attorney fees.


Rear-End Collision –
A woman was rear-ended by a vehicle operated by an employee of a pest control company and suffered thoracic outlet syndrome of the shoulder requiring $20,000 in medical expenses.


Left-Hand Turn Collision –
A driver making an illegal left-hand turn onto the roadway from a private driveway collided with another vehicle whose drive suffered a torn rotator cuff and injuries to the neck and back.


Low Tread Depth –
Confidential Settlement Four teenagers were killed after their car hydroplaned, due to unsafe tires with dangerously low tread depth, and struck the co-defendant, who was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Confidential Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident –
A motorcyclist suffered significant injuries to his leg after a motor vehicle failed to yield the right of way causing a T-bone collision. The injuries to his leg required partial amputation below the knee. Hasty Pope was able to secure the full liability and underinsured motorist policy limits for the client.


Motorcycle Accident –
A 48-year-old motorcyclist from Alabama was rear-ended by another vehicle suffering multiple injuries, including injuries to his scrotum, a rotator cuff tear, and multiple fractures of his femur, tibia, and ankle. Hasty Pope was able to assist the client in recovering the full liability and underinsured motorist insurance policy limits, including stacking multiple underinsured motorist insurance policies.


Motorcycle Accident –
A 56-year-old motorcyclist suffered a fractured right femur when a vehicle failed to yield the right of way causing a collision. Hasty Pope was able to secure the full liability and underinsured motorist policy limits for the client, including locating a policy of underinsured motorist coverage unknown to the client which afforded an additional $100,000 in underinsured motorist coverage.


Motorcycle Accident –
A 55-year-old motorcyclist was injured when a homeowner failed to secure their dog resulting in the dog chasing another animal into a major highway in Cherokee County. The motorcyclist crashed attempting to avoid a collision with the dog. The motorcyclist suffered injuries to his head, shoulder, and hip.


Workers Compensation

Fall –
A man fell 25 feet from an outdoor billboard sign as a result of electrical shock because the sign was placed negligently within 5'2" of an electrical power line. The man suffered severe injuries, including respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, a fractured right wrist, and damaged spleen and lung and still suffers from short-term memory loss and learning impairments that limit his ability to work.


Construction Accident –
$120,000, plus medical expenses for life A man suffered an open tibia/fibula fracture, abdominal pain, and a possible spleen hematoma as well as small pneumothorax and small hemothorax to the left lung after falling from a bulldozer while working at a drilling company. After surgery, he contracted staph infection and had to undergo additional surgeries to stabilize his condition.


Fall –
While working at a supermarket, a woman injured her left knee and left wrist requiring surgery and future care.


Fall –
A horticulturist for a wholesale nursery in Woodstock fell and fractured her radius just above her wrist. After four years of surgeries and treatments, it was determined she would not be able to return to work.


Back Injuries –
A state patrol officer injured her back and neck while pulling a sand dummy during police training. In addition to reaching a settlement with workers compensation, she received $50,000 in Social Security disability payments.


Medical Malpractice

Dental Malpractice – Jury Verdict
A woman sustained permanent injury to her mouth and teeth as a result of dental work performed below the standard of care by a dentist employed by a large corporate dental chain. As a result of the improper dental care, our client was required to undergo extensive full mouth restoration.


Medical Malpractice – January 2017
A woman having a routine, screening colonoscopy at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, Georgia when she suffered a perforation of her colon. The woman returned to the hospital hours later where a perforation was diagnosed. The treating physician deviated from the standard of care by failing to properly determine the scope of the perforation and to take action to close it. As a result of the physician’s negligence, the woman developed sepsis and suffered a heart attack requiring surgery and additional treatment. The case resolved prior to trial for a confidential amount.



Defamation – May 2017
The Defendants created a fake account on Facebook and used it to falsely accuse a man of being a child molester. A Cherokee County jury returned a verdict against the Defendants in the amount of $1,033,000.00, including an award of attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses.


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