Crash Ended GA Postal Worker's Career, Attorney Says as 7-Figure Trial Opens

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 24, 2017 9:24:48 AM

Adam Princenthal tells jurors a rear-end collision forced his client, Roy Martin, to undergo a spinal fusion. 

Lawrenceville, GA—Attorneys Monday debated whether a fender bender delivered career-ending back injuries to a postal carrier, as a seven-figure trial opened against the driver at fault for the wreck. Martin v. Van Horn, 14C-03260-S5.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Martin v. Van Horn

|VIDEO| Watch Adam Smith's Cross-Exam Deliver Defense Win in a GA Car Crash Case

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 19, 2017 11:20:06 AM


A deft cross-examination can critically undercut an opponent's case in the eyes of a jury and turn the tide of a trial. In Blatnik v. Youngblood, a cross-exam by Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout’s Adam Smith likely proved the tipping point to a defense win in a six-figure car crash case.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Blatnik v. Youngblood

Distracted Driver Cleared of Liability for GA Man's Back Injury Claims in Car Crash Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 12, 2017 10:18:09 AM

Adam Smith delivers his closing argument on behalf of Keely Youngblood, accused of responsibility for neck and back injuries Michael Blatnik claims he suffered when Youngblood rear-ended him. Jurors cleared Youngblood of responsibility for the injuries. 

Decatur, GA—Jurors Wednesday rejected a Georgia man’s claim that he suffered long-term neck and back injuries from a rear-end crash with a distracted driver. Blatnik v. Youngblood, 15A56329.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Blatnik v. Youngblood

Stone Law Group, WACHP Attys to Face Off in Rear-End Car Crash Trial Set for Monday

Posted by Arlin Crisco on May 5, 2017 8:36:04 AM

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Decatur, GA—Trial opens Monday for a Georgia man who says he suffered serious injuries when his car was rear-ended in a metro Atlanta-area crash. Blatnik v. Youngblood, 15A56329. 

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Blatnik v. Youngblood

|Video| Trent Speckhals' Closing Delivers $5M+ Verdict for "Life That Will Never Be"

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Apr 13, 2017 1:31:41 PM

A plaintiff can recover “the full value of a deceased’s life” in a Georgia wrongful death suit. However, where the bulk of a damage claim is for non-economic value, or what made the lost life at the heart of a case special, the damages argument becomes more complicated. In a wrongful death case involving a 22-year-old hairstylist and mother of two, Trent Speckhals’ closing argument emphasized the importance of non-economic damages and helped deliver a hefty award. Mitchell v. The Estate of Otis South, 09A03669.

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Topics: Georgia, Transportation, Mitchell v. Estate of South