$225,000 for forklift injury in Duluth retail store
Our client was a vendor stocking goods in a large retail store in Duluth, GA. Suddenly, one of the retailer’s employees rushed out of a nearby cooler on a forklift, injuring our client before he could move out of the way. The employee never stopped to check on our client nor did he report the incident to his employer. Our client suffered extensive injuries including significant damage to his ankle and missed several months of work following surgery. His medical bills were over $80,000.
The retailer claimed it could not identify the employee who injured our client and repeatedly denied the incident occurred at all. Attorney Eric Funt and The Champion Firm filed suit and fought these arguments during litigation. After taking depositions of the retailer’s employees and corporate representatives during discovery, we were able to prove that the incident did indeed happen, that the forklift driver had violated many of the retailer’s own policies and procedures, and that the retailer was liable. As a result, The Champion Firm team recovered $225,000 for our client during the mediation process.
The Champion Firm is a top-rated, full-service injury firm specializing in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and medical malpractice cases. No case is too big or too small for us to review (and consultations are always free)! If you or someone you know has suffered injury as a result of someone else’s negligence – contact us – we welcome referrals. Our main office is in Marietta, but we represent clients all over Georgia.