$260,000 Workers' Comp Settlement for Deputy Sheriff

Van Dora Law Firm attorney Jeremiah T. Van Dora recovered $260,000.00 for a northeast Georgia deputy sheriff who suffered severe injuries as a result of his on-the-job accident. In addition to the $260k settlement, Mr. Van Dora was able to make sure that all surgeries and all other additional medical treatment was paid for while our client was out of work for over two years. Our client also received weekly benefits in addition to the settlement and medical treatment the entire time he was out of work due to the efforts of Mr. Van Dora.

While working for a northeast Georgia sheriffs department, our client was violently struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on US Highway 441 while he was in pursuit of a suspect on foot. He suffered numerous severe injuries. His injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Torn left rotator cuff
  • Left Tibia/Fibula fracture
  • Torn Right ACL
  • Dislocated right patella
  • Shattered right elbow
  • Fractured pelvis
  • Collapsed lung
  • Knocked unconscious
  • Fractured left ankle
  • Numerous severed contusions and road rash
  • PTSD
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive issues including short term memory loss

Our client underwent 20+ surgeries over the last 2.5 years. He treated with surgeons at Athens Orthopedic Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

Our client is also pursuing a 3rd party claim for personal injury against the driver that hit him with their vehicle.

For this and any other situation touching upon Georgia workers' compensation law, call today at 706-377-4044 in the Athens or Hartwell area or contact us by email or online. We serve clients in Northeast Georgia and throughout the state. We work hard, start to finish, to craft the positive outcome you are seeking. Home and hospital visits are available upon request.

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