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.
The Kalka Law Group, 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.
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