Auto Accidents

Marietta Charter Bus Leaves Victim with Severe Injuries Affecting Both Him & His Wife- $2,250,000.00

Our client was traveling through Marietta going southbound on I-75 in the middle lane, when a charter bus failed to see the traffic slowing in front of him, crossed over the far left lanes, and ultimately collided with our client, causing a five-car crash. Due to the accident, our client experienced serious injuries to his neck, back, and ankle, which required cervical and lumbar spine surgical fusions. Since having these procedures, he has not been able to return to work. Through intensive investigations, Attorney Kalka discovered the bus company ignored several previous safety violations, which contributed to the collision. While the bus company and their insurance provider failed to accept fault for the accident, Attorney Kalka fought relentlessly and secured a $2.25 million settlement to cover our client’s medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium for his wife.

Recovery Man Struck by Vehicle at Full Speed, Forced to Amputate Both Legs- $1,000,000.00

Top-rated Atlanta personal injury attorneys, Kalka & Baer, LLC represented a client who had suffered the loss of both of his legs. The client was an employee of American Disposal Services, and was stopped on near 5384 Austell Road in Austell to load some additional garbage into the truck. The truck’s emergency flashers were on at the time. A driver in a Dodger Caliber was traveling on the same southbound road crashed head-on into the client, and slid for 30 feet on the asphalt before it crashed into the rear of the truck. The force from the impact knocked him into the trash pile inside the truck. The man sustained injuries to his head and torso. Doctors had no choice but to amputate both legs. Thanks to the Kalka & Baer, LLC’s aggressive pursuit of the case, the firm successfully recovered $1, 000, 000.

Driver Suffers Severe Facial Fractures Due to Tow Truck Driver’s Negligence- $1,000,000.00

While driving southbound on I-85, a tow truck attempted to make an illegal U-turn in between pillars under a cross over bridge. This was an illegal move and it resulted in a serious car accident with our client who was traveling in the far left lane when the tow truck driver attempted this left turn. The tow truck could not complete the turn quickly enough and our client struck the back of the truck, causing their car to overturn into the median. Our client suffered numerous facial fractures, a broken jaw, lost many teeth, and had to undergo a number of surgeries. The tow truck’s insurance company attempted to deny liability, claiming that their driver had used his emergency lights and signaled that he was turning left, however, Attorney Tony Kalka and Attorney Matthew Broun at Kalka & Baer, LLC discovered that these were aftermarket lights that were not up to code. By proving this negligence on behalf of the tow truck company for not providing proper lights on their vehicles, Attorney Kalka and Attorney Broun recovered a $1 million settlement to cover all of our client’s medical expenses past and future, as well as pain and suffering, lost wages, and other associated costs.

Client Hit and Pinned By Car, Resulting in Serious Leg Injuries- $775,000.00

Attorney Kalka represented a client in Atlanta who had been catastrophically injured while installing pine straw on a driveway. The client was working when he was suddenly struck and pinned against his truck by a reversing vehicle coming down the driveway towards him. The vehicle was operated by the owner of the house he was working for. After the incident, the man was unable to walk for weeks on end, due to catastrophic leg injuries and multiple fractures. Performing thorough investigations and preparing detailed case information, Attorney Kalka settled the case for his client at $775,000 in mediation.

UBER-X Driver T-Boned Resulting in Multiple Foot Fractures- $550,000.00

An UBER-X driver was t-boned by another vehicle who failed to yield and turned left into the Uber driver’s car. The impact of the crash causing multiple fractures to her right foot. The injuries necessitated a complex surgery and she was unable to put any weight on her right foot while she waited for the procedures she needed. Additionally, she had no health insurance or access to a good surgeon. Initially she hired a lawyer with too high of a case load who did not spend adequate time on her case and did not have connections with qualified doctors, causing her to have to bounce from physician to physician. Frustrated and still without proper treatment, she hired Bryan Baer who immediately referred her to an excellent orthopedic surgeon and helped her get the insurance she needed to pay for her surgery while Attorney Baer sought out compensation. Through a thorough investigation of the accident, Kalka & Baer proved that our client was not speeding contrary to what the at-fault driver said, and we recovered $550,000 for her.

Driver Rear-Ended, Suffers Serious Brain Injury Resulting in a Coma- $500,000.00

Heading southbound on I 85, a commercial vehicle was speeding at 81 mph in a 55 mph zone and rear-ended Kalka & Baer's client. The impact pushed the front car across the interstate and resulted in serious injuries to the driver. When the first responder arrived, the driver did not have a pulse and was airlifted to the hospital, where it was discovered that he had an anoxic brain injury. The client is still in a coma. Kalka & Baer, LLC were contacted by the family of the victim because the truck driver was not cited for speeding. Our Atlanta accident attorneys were able to download the crash data and prove that the work truck was going 81 mph two seconds prior to impact and hit the other car at 52 mph. Through their dedicated representation, they recovered $500,000 in compensation for the victim and his family.

Rear-End Accident Results in Back & Neck Injuries for Passengers- $487,500.00

Our clients were driving northbound on Highway 293 waiting to turn from their lane in the street when they were hit from behind by a box truck driver. The impact left both the driver and the passenger in the car with painful neck and back injuries. They immediately went to the emergency room and where their injuries were assessed. In the months that followed, they both received numerous tests and various forms of treatment, including CT scans, MRIs, physical therapy, and even a back brace for one of the victims of the crash. They both have severe pain in their neck, back, and shoulders, as well as ongoing headaches. It is recommended that they both have surgery to fully correct the damage done. Tony Kalka of Kalka & Baer, LLC was able to prove that both truck drivers were to blame for running into our client’s car. Tony Kalka settled the case: $487,500 recovered on behalf of both of clients.

Fractured C6 and C7 Vertebrae in Spine Due to Intersection Accident- $350,000.00

Auto accident attorneys represent injured Monroe man who was a passenger in a vehicle when he suffered a fractured C6 and C7 vertebrae. Our client suffered a herniation and fractured vertebrae while riding in a minivan that was struck at a red light intersection. Our client retained the firm and was able to be seen and treated by a board certified neurologist with privileges at Athens Regional Hospital because of Kalka & Baer LLC. Our client has made a great recovery.

Rear-End Accident Victim Suffers Serious Neck & Back Issues- $350,000.00

Our client was driving northbound on Highway 211 when she came to Dee Kennedy Road with the intention of turning left. She was in the far left lane and when she was hit from behind by another vehicle. It was discovered that the other driver had been following too closely and not given themselves the proper space to stop; therefore, it was determined that they were fully at fault for the accident. Following the collision, our client suffered severe neck and back pain, causing her to have to go to multiple doctors and specialists, ultimately resulting in two different surgical procedures to alleviate the ongoing pain. Kalka & Baer, LLC took on the case and was able to prove the other driver to be at fault for the rear-end accident, using police reports and other associated evidence. Our Atlanta injury lawyers recovered a $350,000 settlement to cover her past, present, and future medical expenses, as well as her pain and suffering as a result of the injuries.

Reckless Driver Fails to Yield & Injures Young Mother Resulting in a Broken Knee Cap- $350,000.00

Our client was driving when they were hit by a driver who failed to yield and lost control of his car. By doing so, he totaled her car and fractured her knee cap. The very next day, our legal team was at the scene of the accident reconstructing how the incident occurred. They were able to estimate that the at-fault driver must have been traveling 15-20 miles per hour over the marked speed limit. Kalka & Baer recovered her policy limit from both her underinsured motorist coverage and the at-fault party’s insurance company. The settlement totaled $350,000 and allowed her to recover. She is now back at work and doing better.

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