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Kalka & Baer Obtains Record Settlement for Injured Plaintiff Who Suffered a Non-Surgical Broken Arm

Kalka & Baer Obtains Record Settlement for Injured Plaintiff Who Suffered a Non-Surgical Broken Arm

Our client, a California native, was in Atlanta for a trade show at the Americas Mart. She was placing her goods up on the display wall a contractor at the Mart provided when suddenly the wall fell on top of her. She placed her left arm up to block the wall from striking her head, but the weight of the wall was too much for her arm, causing a break to the humorous bone.

Understanding Our Client’s Injuries

Fortunately, she did not need surgery, but her recovery was slow. She had to keep her left arm immobile for six weeks to allow the break to heal. Once it healed, she experienced frozen shoulder syndrome and needed months of physical therapy to free up and strengthen her left shoulder.

To add insult to injury, the contractors who supplied the wall blamed her for its fall. They said she must have “pulled it down” while she was hanging up her goods.

Building the Case for Our Client

There were no eyewitnesses to the incident. Despite this, Attorney Bryan Baer at Kalka & Baer was able to prove that the wall fell because it lacked proper support. He cross-examined the contractors’ employees. Yes, they had built thousands of similar walls with similar support structures and never had an incident; however, this wall was made of particle board, which is much heavier than the typical materials used. Due to its weight, it needed supports on the front and back of the wall. Ultimately, Attorney Baer found an employee who was willing to admit this and testify under oath that the wall should have never been constructed with a rear support system.

Recovering a Record-Breaking Settlement

Given the insurmountable evidence, Attorney Baer was able to piece together, the contractors paid more than $100,000.00 to resolve the case. Kalka & Baer’s recovered sum was more than $25,000.00 above the previous highest reported verdict or settlement for a non-surgical broken arm in Georgia.

At Kalka & Baer, we pride ourselves on helping those who deserve compensation after severe injuries. If you or someone you love is in need of legal representation – call our Atlanta firm to discuss the specifics of your case during a free evaluation.


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