Georgia Attorney Michael W. Johnson of Howell & Johnson Obtains $240,000 Verdict for Car Accident Victim Lasey Daniels

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The Atlanta truck accident lawyers at Howell & Johnson won a $240,000 verdict for their client in personal injury lawsuit against Elena Dekazos after a jury trial.

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We are thrilled with the results and feel justice has finally been served

Georgia personal injury attorney Michael W. Johnson of Howell & Johnson announced today that he won a $240,000 verdict on behalf of his client in a personal injury case.

In the case of Lasey Daniels v. Elena Dekazos [Docket No. ST11CV0434], a 24 year-old waiter broke his arm in a car accident, for which liability was admitted. Although he fully recovered, the humerus fracture required surgical repair and resulted in significant medical expenses and a loss of income.

Plaintiff Lasey Daniels was a front-seat passenger in an automobile that was struck by Defendant Elena Dekazos' vehicle. The Defendant was attempting to make a left turn at an intersection at the time of the collision. The Plaintiff was transported by ambulance to the emergency room and then taken to surgery for repair of a humerus fracture. He was unable to return to work as a waiter for approximately six weeks.

Daniels alleged that Dekazos failed to yield the right-of-way and keep a proper lookout. The Defendant admitted fault, but she disputed the value and severity of the plaintiff's personal injury claim. Dekazos contended that Daniels did not require any long-term medical care and that he had experienced a full recovery.

Daniels claimed $47,000 in past medical expenses and $2,000 in lost wages. After a two-hour deliberation, an Athens-Clarke County jury awarded $240,000 to the plaintiff. The Honorable Charles E. Auslander, III approved the verdict in the Athens-Clarke County, GA State Court.

Athens car accident attorney Michael Johnson stated, “We are thrilled with the results and feel justice has finally been served.”

About Howell & Johnson

Athens motorcycle accident lawyers Evan Howell and Michael Johnson boast more than 20 years of combined litigation experience. They represent plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of personal injury actions, including:

  •     Personal injury
  •     Car, trucking and motorcycle accidents
  •     Products liability
  •     Medical malpractice
  •     Premises liability
  •     Bus accidents
  •     Wrongful death

The firm’s clients in Athens and Atlanta appreciate the close and personal attention they offer as well as the superior results their experience and reputation allow them to achieve. Their dedication and quality of service is evident from their many satisfied clients.

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