On July 22, 2015, our client was driving southbound on I-75 in the middle
lane of the interstate when they were struck by a charter bus company
in Marietta, Georgia. A charter bus was traveling in the far-left lane
of the highway and traveling too fast for the conditions. The charter
bus driver failed to see the approaching traffic in-front of him and had
to cross two lanes of traffic, in turn, hitting our client’s vehicle
thus resulting in a collision. The impact of the collision caused our
client to lose control of their vehicle and ultimately caused a five-car
crash on I-75 in Cobb County, Georgia.
Injuries Sustained as a Result of the Accident
As a result of this accident, our client suffered injuries to his neck,
back, and ankle, all of which required extensive surgery. Our client underwent
several surgeries including a cervical spine fusion and lumbar spine fusion.
At the present time, our client has been unable to work due to the injuries
sustained in the collision.
After a tedious and lengthy investigation,
Attorney Anthony Kalka
discovered the bus company had several safety violations. When Attorney Kalka addressed these safety violations with defense counsel,
they blamed the bus driver in front of them. Defense counsel refused mediation
which prompted Attorney Kalka to file a lawsuit. Attorney Kalka filed
a lawsuit in the State Court of Fulton County.
Recovering the Settlement
From the beginning of this case, the insurance company and the charter
bus company refused to accept any fault for the accident in Marietta for
our client’s resulting injuries. Nonetheless, Attorney Kalka proceeded
with the case and after a lengthy battle with the insurance company and
the charter bus company, he was able to secure a settlement for his clients.
Kalka & Baer, LLC, recovered a
combined settlement of $2,250,000 for his clients’ whose vehicle was struck by a charter bus in Marietta,
Georgia, as well as securing a loss of consortium claim for our clients’
wife. When ones’ spouse is injured and involved in a lawsuit, damages
for loss of companionship and loss of services for the other spouse are
known as a loss of consortium claims.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a car accident resulting
in serious injuries, get the compensation you deserve.
Call our Atlanta auto accident attorneys today to discuss your claim during a free consultation.