Metro Atlanta Injury Law Firm

Link & Smith P.C. is a Personal Injury Law Firm located in Tucker, Georgia just minutes from downtown Atlanta. We specialize in Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Tractor Trailer Accidents and Catastrophic Injury cases. We are different than most law firms in that we sit face-to-face with our clients, and not just send them off to the support staff.

Some of our record personal injury settlements include:

$40,000,000 verdict –Automobile Liability/Dram Shop– verdict for victim of an auto accident which resulted in the death of two people after being served alcohol improperly by bar.

$11,070,000 verdict –Tractor Trailer Negligence– recovery for personal injuries suffered by a man who sustained traumatic brain injuries in an auto accident at an intersection with a tractor trailer.

$10,000,000 verdict –Automobile Liability– for a Gainesville resident motorcyclist hit by a car near Lake Lanier.

$6.4 million verdict– $6.4 million verdict won in the case against the rapper, Shawntae Harris (famously known as Da Brat) after she was accused of assault.

$3,375,000 verdict –Bus Crash– for multiple injuries sustained after being struck by a school bus.

$3,000,000 – Municipal Liability/School – mediated settlement for a minor who suffered neck injuries resulting in quadriplegia based on a non-sanctioned wrestling event on school grounds.

$2,375,000 – Wrongful Death/Tractor Trailer Negligence – settlement in Northern District Federal Court after entry of the consolidated pretrial order for a wrongful death caused by a tractor trailer driver who negligently rear-ended the vehicle in front of him on an interstate in Atlanta.

$2,000,000 – Commercial Vehicle – settlement for client who sustained closed head traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a collision with a flat bed tow truck in Metro Atlanta.

$1,500,000 – Automobile Liability – settlement after picking the jury in South Carolina federal court for client who suffered pelvic crush injuries while working in a DOT work zone.

$1,485,000 – Automobile Liability – policy limits settlement for college student in Arizona who who sustained closed head traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other physical impairments after being ejected from a vehicle that veered off of the roadway.

$1,250,000 – Hotel Fire/Premises Liability – settlement at mediation for widow of deceased husband on account of his death in a hotel fire that had inadequate fire warning systems.

$1,200,000 – Products Liability / Automobile Liability – settlement following mediation for roll-over of SUV resulting in the wrongful death of a mother and her child.

$995,000 – Motorcycle Accident – settlement for our client who was a motorcyclist hit by a vehicle that failed to yield (FTY) the right of way while turning from a private drive. Our client’s injuries included a fractured leg and blunt force trauma to the torso.

$825,000 – Commercial Carrier Liability – our client was riding in a MARTA bus for patrons in wheelchairs. The MARTA driver negligently failed to secure our client’s wheelchair in violation of MARTA standard procedures ,and subsequently stopped suddenly causing our client to tip over and injure her eye. Our client ultimately lost vision in one eye, and the case settled at mediation.

$800,000 — Automobile Negligence – settlement after a second mediation for a 58 year old factory worker who needed a total knee replacement (TKR) following a head on collision.

$750,000 – DUI/ Automobile Liability – mediated settlement for our client who broke his leg and for punitive damages against the negligent driver.

$600,000 — Tractor Trailer Liability — settlement for our client who suffered a broken leg caused by the negligent driver for a large overnight delivery company.

$575,000 – Premises Liability – settlement for client who was injured when the ground collapsed under his feet at an apartment complex when the danger of the sinkhole area was known to the apartment complex.

$557,000 – Automobile Liability/Municipal Liability – mediated settlement for wrongful death caused by a malfunctioning traffic signal maintained by the city which resulted in a green signal being shown for all directions.

$500,000 – Automobile Liability – policy limits settlement for the wrongful death of motorcyclist who was killed when an inexperienced driver failed to yield (FTY) and, without good visibility, pulled out in front of our client.

$500,000 – Premises Liability – mediated settlement for the wrongful death of a child caused by an employee of a gun club on the premises of the gun club because the gun club failed to adequately perform a background check on the employee who was known to have violent tendencies.

$492,000 – Commercial Vehicle Negligence – settlement after second mediation and just prior to trial for our client’s injuries to her hip and spine after a commercial logging vehicle failed to yield right of way at and intersection and caused a t-bone collision hitting our client’s vehicle in the driver’s side.

$410,000 – Automobile Liability – settlement for our client who was involved in motor vehicle accident (MVA) when the at fault driver failed to yield (FTY) at an intersection causing multiple leg fractures to our client.

$400,000 – Product Liability – mediated settlement for wrongful death of an infant who died as a result of a defective car seat which allowed the child to strike his head on the hard plastic shell of the car seat leading to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and ultimately death.

$375,000 – Commercial Vehicle Liability – settled just prior to trial for our client who was struck by a commercial vehicle and sustained injuries to her right hand.

$305,000 – Products Liability – settlement for wrongful death against vehicle manufacturer by virtue of an improper vehicle design which caused a door malfunction and which ultimately resulted in partial ejectment of our client leading to her death.

$300,000 – Automobile Liability – policy limits settlement for pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. Our client suffered severe lacerations and a subsequent infection.

$300,000 – Motorcycle Accident – policy limits settlement for a motorcyclist who was struck by a negligent car driver. Injuries to our client motorcyclist included a fractured leg.

$295,000 — Product/Premises Liability – settlement after mediation against corporate defendant concerning alleged improper maintenance for an aerial platform (scissor lift) operator who suffered injuries when the platform toppled over causing injury to our client’s eye and knees.

$250,000 verdict – Automobile Liability – verdict by 12 person jury for client riding motorcycle who suffered a fractured ankle and was waived into traffic thus allowing the defense to argue for some comparative fault on the part of our client and a John Doe driver.

$250,000 – Automobile Liability/Wrongful Death – policy limits settlement for the wrongful death of our client, a motorist, struck and killed at a intersection.

$250,000 – Automobile Liability – our client, a high school student, suffered multiple fractures and abrasions when another vehicle collided into his vehicle following a school function.

$235,000 verdict –Automobile Negligence – our client, a pedestrian, suffered a broken leg after being hit by an oncoming car on a country road with no streetlights. The defendant driver left the scene and contended that he thought he struck a deer.

$235,000 – Automobile Liability/Motorcycle Rider – our client was riding his motorcycle and a car cut him off by failing to yield turning into a private drive causing him to collide with the car. He suffered severe road rash injuries and documented fractures to his hand requiring external fixation.

$235,000 – Automobile/Pedestrian Collision – our client was struck by an oncoming vehicle as he walked along a dimly lit country road. The collision caused multiple leg fractures to our client.

$230,000 – Automobile Liability – settlement against liability carrier and underinsured motorist (UM) carrier for facial scarring to our client who was a former pageant winner.

$225,000 – Premises Liability/Slip and Fall – mediated settlement for our client, a seventy year old lady, who suffered hip and leg injuries when she slipped on water leaking from a planter in front of a commercial building in Fulton County.

$210,000 verdict – Intentional Tort – jury award by twelve person jury in favor of plaintiff who sustained a spiral or rotational fracture of her finger which prevented her from continuing in her chosen line of work as a dental hygienist.

$205,000 – Automobile Liability – policy limits settlement in favor of our client who sustained serious injuries when a negligent driver vehicle drifted over into our client’s lane causing injuries including a fractured leg.

$205,000 – Motorcycle/Automobile Liability – policy limits settlement for our client who suffered a broken leg with no permanent impairment.

$200,000 – Motorcycle Accident – settlement with underinsured/uninsured motorist (UM) carrier for claim of a motorcyclist hit by a car. The injuries to our client included blunt force trauma requiring hospitalization.

$200,000 – Automobile Liability/Motorcycle – our client, a motorcycle rider, suffered a fractured leg requiring open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) when an oncoming vehicle failed to yield.

$200,000 – Medical Negligence/Malpractice – our client fractured his acetabulum in a wake board accident and we contended that the defendants failure to diagnose this fracture lead to complications. The defendants contended that they were not at fault in any way and did not breach the standard of care.

$185,000 – Automobile Liability/Pedestrian – mediated settlement for our client, a female high school student, who suffered full thickness tissue burn injuries and pelvic fractures when a friend’s vehicle rolled over her in another friend’s driveway.

$175,000 – Automobile Liability – settlement for our client from the liability carrier and underinsured/uninsured (UM) motorist carrier who suffered multiple facial lacerations when her vehicle was struck by a car that negligently crossed the centerline.

$150,000 – Corporate Liability – mediated settlement resulted in compensation for our client who lost part of finger due to the negligent repair of a lawnmower allowing the blade to continue spinning outside of design specifications.

$150,000 –Automobile Negligence – settlement at mediation for a police officer who suffered shoulder injuries when the driver of an oncoming vehicle crossed the centerline; the other driver contended that he passed out or blacked out suddenly and without warning.

$130,000 – Premises Liability/Wrongful Death – settlement for the wrongful death of teenager who drowned in a lake when floatation devices catastrophically failed leading to the drowning. Both the State of Georgia and United States of America were named defendants.

$125,000 – Common Carrier Liability – settlement for hip and back injuries our client suffered when a private ambulance company negligently dropped the gurney while carrying our client from the ambulance into the emergency room.

$115,000 — Automobile Negligence/Road Rage – policy limits settlement for the wrongful death of a 20 year old driver who was killed when another driver struck her vehicle in a road rage incident causing our client’s car to crash through a barrier and roll down a 15 foot embankment on Roswell Road.

$100,000 – Automobile Liability – Troup County police officer was severely injured when an oncoming vehicle negligently crossed the centerline resulting in fractures to both of our client’s legs.

$105,000 – Automobile Liability – policy limits settlement for client who suffered a broken leg in automobile collision.

$100,000 – Automobile Liability/Punitive Damages – policy limits settlement for passenger who’s vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. Injuries to our client included whiplash and lower back pain and the settlement included amounts for punitive damages.

$100,000 – Automobile Liability/Punitive Damages – policy limits settlement for our client against an intoxicated motorist. Our client sustained fractures and the settlement included an amount for punitive damages.

$100,000 – Pedestrian Accident/Punitive Damages – policy limits settlement for a pedestrian who was struck by a drunk driver. Injuries to our client included a fractured leg, multiple lacerations and contusions.

$100,000 – Automobile Liability – policy limits settlement for our client on account for the wrongful death of his spouse caused by a negligent motorist at an intersection.

$97,500 – DUI/Automobile Liability – recovered in settlement for our client, a Georgia police officer, who sustained soft tissue injuries as the victim of a drunk driver.

$80,000 – Automobile Liability/Bicycle Injury – settlement after mediation for our client who was riding his bicycle at night, allegedly without any headlight, and collided with a vehicle pulling from a gas station near Emory University.

$75,000 — DUI/Automobile Negligence – settlement after mediation for 50 year old client who sustained neck and back soft tissue injuries after after a series of related collisions started by a defendant driver who had no driver’s license and was DUI. This settlement included punitive damages against the defendant driver.a

$75,000 – Automobile Liability/Punitive Damages – settlement for a Georgia police officer who was rear ended by a drunk driver. The officer sustained whiplash and the settlement included an amount for punitive damages.

$75,000 verdict – Automobile Liability — verdict for spouses for her loss of consortium claim which carries a four(4) year statute of limitations.

$70,000 – Automobile Liability – settlement for a driver that that turned left in front of an oncoming vehicle.

$60,000 — Texting While Driving – settlement at mediation for a 20 year old client who sustained soft tissue neck and back pain after being rear ended by a defendant who was texting while driving. This settlement included punitive damages against the defendant.

$55,000 – Commercial Vehicle Liability – settlement for neck and back injuries sustained by passenger in commercial vehicle accident.

$47,500 – DUI/Automobile Liability – DUI driver caused soft tissue injuries to our client with settlement including punitive damages.

Some of our record personal injury settlements include:

$40,000,000 verdict – Automobile Liability/Dram Shop– verdict for victim of an auto accident which resulted in the death of two people after being served alcohol improperly by bar.

$11,070,000 verdict – Tractor Trailer Negligence – recovery for personal injuries suffered by a man who sustained traumatic brain injuries in an auto accident at an intersection with a tractor trailer.

$10,000,000 verdict – Automobile Liability – for a Gainesville resident motorcyclist hit by a car near Lake Lanier.

$3,375,000 verdict – Bus Crash – for multiple injuries sustained after being struck by a school bus.