By Phil Savrin
Matt Hoover sustained a serious brain injury in October 2006 when he fell from a ladder while climbing down from the roof at a residence. He was at the residence because a supervisor at the water extraction company where he worked had asked him to deliver a different ladder to the residence, as a favor to a client of the company. The company’s owner visited him at the hospital that same day and understood the injuries were life-threatening. In addition, his father told the owner of the company that he would be looking to the company for compensation.
By Neil Wilcove
The traditional method of obtaining insurance for participants in construction projects is for each party to obtain insurance individually. This would mean that the project owner, general contractor and each subcontractor would purchase insurance independently to protect themselves from the risk of financial loss. In recent years, an alternative to the traditional method has emerged called “wrap-up” insurance programs.
By Matt Stone
When a Cobb County jury returned a $40 million verdict in Foster v. Landstar Ranger, Inc., et al. in September 2011, it sent a shockwave through the trucking industry and the legal community. Big verdicts against trucking companies are nothing new, but not in one of the most conservative venues in Georgia, where there had been only one 7-figure verdict in a motor vehicle accident case previously.