Car Accident Victim Gets $308K Settlement for Rotator Cuff Injury

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In April of 2011, a tired driver fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center lane and caused a head-on-collision with an oncoming vehicle. The other driver sustained serious rotator cuff injuries as a result of the collision; Van Sant Law, LLC was able to secure a $308,000.00 settlement, which is unusually large in rotator cuff injury cases.

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According to Kilgore v. McCabe and Haynes, in the State Court of Fulton County, Georgia, Civil Action File No. 12EV0104549C, the defendant fell asleep at the wheel while driving, crossed the center line and struck the plaintiff in a head-on-collision, thus causing significant property damage and lifelong bodily injuries. Liability for the accident was accepted by the defendant and there was no dispute that the defendant was responsible for the accident. The plaintiff was treated at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital where he complained of having neck, shoulder and chest pain.

Upon further inspection, the physician determined the plaintiff had suffered a rotator cuff injury that would require surgery. The plaintiff’s medical expenses totaled $82,659.66 and his treating physician said that he may need another shoulder surgery in the future (Fulton County State Court, Civil Action File No. 12EV0104549C).

The plaintiff hired attorney David Van Sant of Van Sant Law, LLC to represent him in his injury case. Attorney Van Sant hired an economist as well as a life care planner to establish the future medical needs of the plaintiff, and to quantify his lost wages under the assumption that he exited the work force prematurely because of his injuries.

Van Sant was able to settle the case for $308K, which is considerably higher than a typical rotator cuff injury case. This ample settlement will compensate the plaintiff for his injuries, it will satisfy his existing medical bills, and it will allow him to pay for any future medical treatment as needed.

The $308K settlement obtained in this rotator cuff injury case was very good considering the fact that most rotator cuff injury cases range from $120 to $150K. It was the combination of using the right experts, coupled with a dedicated personal injury attorney that is not afraid to spend money when taking on large insurance companies that culminated into this sizeable settlement for the plaintiff (Fulton County State Court, Civil Action File No. 12EV0104549C).

Van Sant Law, LLC is an Atlanta, Georgia personal injury law firm. The firm’s founder, David Van Sant has a 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo, and he has also received Avvo’s Clients’ Choice Award for the excellent reviews he has received from former clients. Van Sant was included in Georgia’s selection of Rising Stars®, which is an honor that is only bestowed upon 2.5% of attorneys in the state. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, two highly prestigious organizations. If you or someone you love has been injured in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Macon, please contact the firm at (404) 991-5950 or visit their website at

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