The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the CDC, the economic impact of cash-related deaths and injuries for drivers and passengers was $70 billion dollars in 2005 alone.
When Kalka & Baer’s client was involved in a serious injury crash, the firm did not hesitate to request the full tender of the bodily injury limits from the insured’s auto insurance policy. The firm’s lawyers were able to investigate the social media accounts of the individual at fault for the injuries and discovered that the underage individual had obviously been drinking prior to getting behind the wheel. By looking at Twitter posts, Facebook posts and various photographs, they were able to deduce that not only had they been drinking but that their parents were clearly aware of the fact that their underage daughter drank quite frequently. Taking each of these items into consideration, the insured underage driver had been taking reckless and willful actions to disobey the law. The firm put together a list of social media posts to show the insurance provider of the underage individual that they were in fact responsible to pay for damages.
The firm requested the full tender bodily injury policy limits in exchange for a limited liability release. The legal team at Kalka & Baer LLC informed the insured’s carrier that if it did not accept the offer within a specified period of time, the offer would be withdrawn. The Atlanta personal injury attorneys also informed the insurance company that if they did not comply with their offer, then the firm would obtain an excess verdict against the insured and enforce it against the insurance company for negligent failure to settle the claim.
In response to Kalka & Baer’s demand letter, the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company agreed to comply with the terms of their request and supplied their client with the full tender of the bodily injury policy limits, ultimately amounting to another success on behalf of Kalka & Baer!
Kalka & Baer LLC is a personal injury law firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. Attorneys Anthony “Tony” Kalka and Bryan Baer are experienced in handling auto accident cases and other types of serious injury cases throughout Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, Clarke, Cherokee, Troup, Forsyth, and Gwinnett Counties. By using creative tactics and thoroughly investigating every piece of evidence possible, even social media posts, their firm has recovered positive settlements time and again for clients throughout Georgia.
Both Bryan and Tony have been included in Georgia’s selection of Rising Stars℠ by Super Lawyers® magazine, an achievement that not more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state obtain. Recently, the firm was voted as the 2012 Clients’ Choice for personal injury attorneys by Avvo.com, a legal ranking website; Avvo also gave the firm a 10.0 “superb” rating. Additionally, both attorneys were named to Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite. Attorney Anthony Kalka as also been included in The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” in 2006 and again in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. To contact the legal team today regarding your personal injury matter for a free consultation, call (404) 907-1594 or visit the firm’s website at http://www.the-