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Read some of our case results to see how we've recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims. We are dedicated to fighting for the wrongfully injured, and have 30+ years of combined experience on our side. Contact Kalka & Baer LLC to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers.
  • $2,250,000.00
    Marietta Charter Bus Leaves Victim with Severe Injuries Affecting Both Him & His Wife Our client was traveling through Marietta going southbound on I-75 in the middle lane, when a charter bus failed to see the traffic slowing in front of him, crossed over the far left lanes, and ultimately collided with our client, causing a five-car crash. Due to the accident, our client experienced serious injuries to his neck, back, and ankle, which required cervical and lumbar spine surgical fusions. Since having these procedures, he has not been able to return to work. Through intensive investigations, Attorney Kalka discovered the bus company ignored several previous safety violations, which contributed to the collision. While the bus company and their insurance provider failed to accept fault for the accident, Attorney Kalka fought relentlessly and secured a $2.25 million settlement to cover our client's medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium for his wife.
  • $1,875,000.00
    Truck Driver Violates Hours of Service Regulations, Kills Innocent Victim On May 22, 2014 our client was tragically killed on I-95. Tony Kalka was called to investigate the accident and prove the truck driver's negligence within 4 days of the accident. Mr. Kalka tirelessly over the next 12 days to move faster and more efficiently than the Trucking Company and the Insurance Company Mr. Kalka dispatched a team of experts to inspect the truck and accident scene. Mr. Kalka personally spent days at the accident scene and investigating every facet of the truck and tracked down every possible witness. He eventually found two witnesses that helped prove the Truck Driver's negligence. Tony also discovered that the truck driver had violated the Federal Motor Carriers hours of service violations and that his R2 brake was inoperable. Tony also proved punitive damages against the Trucking Company. The case settled out of court at Mediation with the highest settlement award in that County.
  • $1,000,000.00
    Truck Stopped in Road with No Indicators, Causes Car Crash A driver collided into an 18-wheeler in Paulding County in the early hours of the morning because the truck did not have any lights indicating its presense on the road. The man in the automobile was coming up over the hill and was not able to respond quickly enough because of the lack of indicators. Suffering pain and certain injuries to his ankle, arms and head requiring 5 different surgeries, the victim had over $320,000 in medical expenses. There were still even additional costs that the victim was going to have to pay out of pocket. Through the aggressive representation provided by Kalka & Baer, LLC, a settlement was reached for $1 million.
  • $1,000,000.00
    Driver Suffers Severe Facial Fractures Due to Tow Truck Driver’s Negligence While driving southbound on I-85, a tow truck attempted to make an illegal U-turn in between pillars under a cross over bridge. This was an illegal move and it resulted in a serious car accident with our client who was traveling in the far left lane when the tow truck driver attempted this left turn. The tow truck could not complete the turn quickly enough and our client struck the back of the truck, causing their car to overturn into the median. Our client suffered numerous facial fractures, a broken jaw, lost many teeth, and had to undergo a number of surgeries. The tow truck's insurance company attempted to deny liability, claiming that their driver had used his emergency lights and signaled that he was turning left, however, Attorney Tony Kalka and Attorney Matthew Broun at Kalka & Baer, LLC discovered that these were aftermarket lights that were not up to code. By proving this negligence on behalf of the tow truck company for not providing proper lights on their vehicles, Attorney Kalka and Attorney Broun recovered a $1 million settlement to cover all of our client's medical expenses past and future, as well as pain and suffering, lost wages, and other associated costs.
  • $950,000.00
    Man Suffers Groin Injury After Vehicle Makes Illegal U-Turn in Front of Him Client was out for a ride on his motorcycle on King Road (northbound) in Roswell, Georgia. SUV ahead of him made a sudden, illegal U-turn forcing the motorcyclist to swerve to the left but was unable to avoid being hit by the SUV. The impact of the crash forced the man's groin and pelvis to slam into the motorcycle's fuel tank, which occurred right before he was thrown off of his motorcycle. During this process, the man impaled his groin and perineum on the windshield of the motorcycle. Fortunately, he was able to move out of road quickly enough to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic.
  • $775,000.00
    Client Hit and Pinned By Car, Resulting in Serious Leg Injuries Attorney Kalka represented a client in Atlanta who had been catastrophically injured while installing pine straw on a driveway. The client was working when he was suddenly struck and pinned against his truck by a reversing vehicle coming down the driveway towards him. The vehicle was operated by the owner of the house he was working for. After the incident, the man was unable to walk for weeks on end, due to catastrophic leg injuries and multiple fractures. Performing thorough investigations and preparing detailed case information, Attorney Kalka settled the case for his client at $775,000 in mediation.
  • $755,000.00
    Truck Makes Illegal U-Turn, Blocks Traffic, Causes Accident Fulton County-Interstate 75.Our client was traveling down the highway on his way to the airport to begin work for the day. The tractor trailer missed its turn and attempted to make a u-turn. However, truck became stuck in mud and debris; the trailer was blocking two lanes. Client's vehicle struck the broad side of trailer at 55 miles per hour. Client suffered a broken back and a shattered kneecap. Truck driver and the national trucking company testified that truck driver was making a left rurn and became stuck in mud. National truck company alleged that our client should have perceived the truck and that our client had the last clear chance to avoid the accident. Kalka & Baer LLC successfully proved that the trucking company's trailer did not have proper lights or reflecting taping under 49.CRF 392.33 and was in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. Kalka & Baer LLC also subpoenaed the trucking company's navigation and electric tracking system, which proved that the truck driver was making an illegal u-turn. This vehicle maneuever violated state law and internal company policies and procedure. Kalka & Baer LLC successfully secured millions of dollars in a confidential settlement that proved for client and the future of client's family.
  • $550,000.00
    UBER-X Driver T-Boned Resulting in Multiple Foot Fractures An UBER-X driver was t-boned by another vehicle who failed to yield and turned left into the Uber driver’s car. The impact of the crash causing multiple fractures to her right foot. The injuries necessitated a complex surgery and she was unable to put any weight on her right foot while she waited for the procedures she needed. Additionally, she had no health insurance or access to a good surgeon. Initially she hired a lawyer with too high of a case load who did not spend adequate time on her case and did not have connections with qualified doctors, causing her to have to bounce from physician to physician. Frustrated and still without proper treatment, she hired Bryan Baer who immediately referred her to an excellent orthopedic surgeon and helped her get the insurance she needed to pay for her surgery while Attorney Baer sought out compensation. Through a thorough investigation of the accident, Kalka & Baer proved that our client was not speeding contrary to what the at-fault driver said, and we recovered $550,000 for her.
  • $530,000.00
    Motorcyclist Suffers Multiple Fractures After Car Makes Improper Left Turn Client was driving eastbound on Highway 293 when another vehicle made an improper left-hand turn in front of him, causing him to run into the passenger side of their car. He was immediately life-flighted to the hospital where they discovered he had serious injuries including multiple fractures in his right leg and both of his wrists. The next day he underwent surgery to fix the fracture in his leg and one week later he had surgery again for the fractures in his wrists. He was moved to a rehabilitation center for a while after his procedures and has to complete extensive out-patient physical therapy. Kalka & Baer, LLC showed fault on the part of the other driver and recovered $530,000 to cover his extensive medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and the fact that his life will be forever altered by his injuries.
  • $500,000.00
    Driver Rear-Ended, Suffers Serious Brain Injury Resulting in a Coma Heading southbound on I 85, a commercial vehicle was speeding at 81 mph in a 55 mph zone and rear-ended Kalka & Baer's client. The impact pushed the front car across the interstate and resulted in serious injuries to the driver. When the first responder arrived, the driver did not have a pulse and was airlifted to the hospital, where it was discovered that he had an anoxic brain injury. The client is still in a coma. Kalka & Baer, LLC were contacted by the family of the victim because the truck driver was not cited for speeding. Our Atlanta accident attorneys were able to download the crash data and prove that the work truck was going 81 mph two seconds prior to impact and hit the other car at 52 mph. Through their dedicated representation, they recovered $500,000 in compensation for the victim and his family.
  • $487,500.00
    Rear-End Accident Results in Back & Neck Injuries for Passengers Our clients were driving northbound on Highway 293 waiting to turn from their lane in the street when they were hit from behind by a box truck driver. The impact left both the driver and the passenger in the car with painful neck and back injuries. They immediately went to the emergency room and where their injuries were assessed. In the months that followed, they both received numerous tests and various forms of treatment, including CT scans, MRIs, physical therapy, and even a back brace for one of the victims of the crash. They both have severe pain in their neck, back, and shoulders, as well as ongoing headaches. It is recommended that they both have surgery to fully correct the damage done. Tony Kalka of Kalka & Baer, LLC was able to prove that both truck drivers were to blame for running into our client's car. Tony Kalka settled the case: $487,500 recovered on behalf of both of clients.
  • $375,000.00
    Apartment Complex Dishwasher Starts Fire and Kills Apartment Tenant Fulton County apartment complex installed, maintained, and failed to service defective dishwasher, which started an apartment fire and killed a tenant. Apartment complex threw out defective dishwasher so that it could not be inspected. Kalka & Baer LLC traced the dishwasher to a salvage yard and was able to have it inspected. The inspection revealed negligent electrical wiring, which was manipulated by the Apartment Complex. Client recovered settlement on behalf of the tenant's child.
  • $350,000.00
    Fractured C6 and C7 Vertebrae in Spine Due to Intersection Accident Auto accident attorneys represent injured Monroe man who was a passenger in a vehicle when he suffered a fractured C6 and C7 vertebrae. Our client suffered a herniation and fractured vertebrae while riding in a minivan that was struck at a red light intersection. Our client retained the firm and was able to be seen and treated by a board certified neurologist with privileges at Athens Regional Hospital because of Kalka & Baer LLC. Our client has made a great recovery.
  • $350,000.00
    Permanent Disability Suffered by Car Accident Client, Sizeable Settlement Won Our client was struck by a reckless driver who turned left right in front of them. They suffered permanent debilitation and chronic pain as a result. Following multiple surgeries, their medical costs and noneconomic damages were significant. Kalka & Baer, LLC was retained to act on their behalf in pursuit of compensation. We were able to secure a significant settlement amount of $350,000, including $150,000 obtained through insurance and $250,000 through limited liability release.
  • $350,000.00
    Rear-End Accident Victim Suffers Serious Neck & Back Issues Our client was driving northbound on Highway 211 when she came to Dee Kennedy Road with the intention of turning left. She was in the far left lane and when she was hit from behind by another vehicle. It was discovered that the other driver had been following too closely and not given themselves the proper space to stop; therefore, it was determined that they were fully at fault for the accident. Following the collision, our client suffered severe neck and back pain, causing her to have to go to multiple doctors and specialists, ultimately resulting in two different surgical procedures to alleviate the ongoing pain. Kalka & Baer, LLC took on the case and was able to prove the other driver to be at fault for the rear-end accident, using police reports and other associated evidence. Our Atlanta injury lawyers recovered a $350,000 settlement to cover her past, present, and future medical expenses, as well as her pain and suffering as a result of the injuries.
  • $350,000.00
    Reckless Driver Fails to Yield & Injures Young Mother Resulting in a Broken Knee Cap Our client was driving when they were hit by a driver who failed to yield and lost control of his car. By doing so, he totaled her car and fractured her knee cap. The very next day, our legal team was at the scene of the accident reconstructing how the incident occurred. They were able to estimate that the at-fault driver must have been traveling 15-20 miles per hour over the marked speed limit. Kalka & Baer recovered her policy limit from both her underinsured motorist coverage and the at-fault party's insurance company. The settlement totaled $350,000 and allowed her to recover. She is now back at work and doing better.
  • $350,000.00
    Truck Driver Cuts Off Motorcyclist, Leaving Them Seriously Injured with No Memory of the Accident While traveling northbound on US 411 in Tennessee, the client's motorcycle struck the rear of a tractor trailer that was making a wide right turn over multiple lanes in front of them into the Madisonville Marine for a delivery. Immediately following the accident, the client was airlifted to a local hospital with severe injuries including broken ribs, a paralyzed right eye, and fractured vertebrae. They were initially determined to be at-fault for the collision, however, there were no witnesses located and no recollection of the facts of the collision by the client due to memory loss. Attorney Kalka was contacted by Attorney Brian Caron of Steelhorse Law for his vast case background in tractor trailer collisions. After Attorney Kalka's initial investigation with Attorney Caron, they discovered surveillance footage from Madisonville Marine, which, revealed the tractor trailer cutting directly in front of the client, causing the collision. Between Attorney Kalka and Attorney Caron, they were a perfect match for defense counsel in filing a lawsuit in Madisonville, Tennessee; however, defense counsel removed the case to the Eastern District Court of Tennessee for a more favorable defense verdict. Through their relentless approach, Attorney Kalka and Attorney Caron recovered $350,000 for this client in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • $301,000.00
    Bike Rider Hit by Another Cyclist and Suffers Severe Neck and Head Injury

    On August 14, 2011, our client was on one of his lengthy Sunday rides along Riverside Road, near his home in Alpharetta, Georgia. Our Client chose Riverside Road because of its natural beauty and because it had lanes devoted to bicyclists on both sides of the road. Our Client was riding his bicycle in accordance with the rules of the road, travelling east in the eastbound lane, on the right hand side of the road (i.e. with the flow of automobile traffic). See O.C.G.A. §40-6-294 (a) “Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, except when turning left or avoiding hazards to safe cycling.”

    Riverside Road curves to the right shortly after its intersection with Old Alabama. Our Client went around this curve, he saw a bicycle, which the at fault rider was riding, travelling west in the eastbound lane (i.e. riding on the left hand side of the road, against the flow of automobile traffic). Due to the curve and foliage on the trees which line Riverside Road, our client did not and could not have seen the other rider until impact. Our client collided with the other rider head on. Our client was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client was referred to a neurologist who performed neck surgery. The Neurologist performed an anterior cervical discectomy and then fused the C5 through C7 vertebrae together using bone morphogenic protein, an interbody cage device and anterior cervical plate stabilization mechanism.

    Our client hired our attorneys and was able to receive the maximum settlement available. $301,000

  • 300,000.00
    Bicycle Accident: Bicyclist Hit by Motorcycle Troup County: Bicyclist was making a left-hand turn when a motorcycle crested over a hill striking, and instantly killing, the bicyclist. The insurance company denied liability and stated they "would never pay a settlement for this accident". The decedent's family hired Kalka & Baer LLC file a law suit against the Insurance Company for the loss of their son. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained multiple recoveries for this family within 30 days of filing suit.
  • $300,000.00
    Alpharetta Car Crash Causes Fractured and Herniated C5, C6, and C7 Vertebrae Our client was in a horrific automobile accident, which fractured and herniated his C5, C6, and C7 vertebrae. Our client was foreced to have surgery, undergo painful and sleepless nights, and endure a long way back to recovery. Our client struck his head on window and steering wheel, which caused traumatic whiplash and damage to his cervical spine. Mr. Morgan contacted the attorneys to discuss his rights under Georgia Law. Today, he has made a full recovery and is glad he made the call.
  • $300,000.00
    Child Drowning at Neighborhood Pool During the summer of 2009 tragedy struck our clients when they entrusted the safety of their daughter to two babysitters who became distracted on their cell phones while our clients' unsupervised child played in the pool. Tragically, the child drowned. This event could have been easily prevented but for the negligent conduct of the babysitters. Kalka & Baer LLC provided expert opinions as to legal causation, witness statements, and witness affidavits, which forced the insurance company to offer a settlement for the maximum amount of the insurance policy.
  • $300,000.00
    Loaded Assault Rifle Shoots Teenager in Attic of Troup County Home A homeowner negligently stored assault rifles in attic of home and invited teenagers over to his house. When teenager walked up stairway into the attic an assault rifle discharged into the teenager and killed him instantly. The homeowner was charged with manslaughter and possession of narcotics. Kalka & Baer LLC sued him for careless and reckless conduct. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained the homeowner's insurance policy limits of $300,000.
  • $275,000.00
    Driver Sideswiped by Negligent Driver & Suffers Permanent Wrist Injury Our client was traveling along the road when a vehicle to their left suddenly sideswiped them in a failed merger attempt. They were forced into an out-of-control spin and slammed into the curb, causing immediate and severe wrist injury. After surgery and extensive occupational therapy, our client still lives with pain and debilitation. We fought for their right to fair and maximized compensation, achieving $250,000 settlement as part of the uninsured motorist insurance maximum and another $25,000 for a liability settlement.
  • $250,000.00
    Rear-End Auto Collision Causes Serious Neck Pain Client was traveling on Cobb Parkway in Marietta, when they were involved in a three car collision. The first driver rear-ended the car in front of them because they were following too closely, which caused the car in front to hit our client's car. After the accident, our client experienced severe neck pain, which resulted in her having to have surgery to relieve her symptoms. Attorney Matthew Broun was able to prove negligence on the part of the first driver, recovering $250,000 to cover our client's pain, suffering, and medical expenses.
  • $245,000.00
    Car Wreck Attorney Specializes in Neck Surgery Accidents In 2009, our client was in a rear-end crach in Hall County and suffered whiplash. Our client was treated by his primary doctor and a chiropractor. His pain would not resolve, so he went to see his neurologist who recommended a C4, C5, C6, and C7 fusion. Our client had a histsory of neck problems and works onsite for HVAC replacement. Our client underwent surgery in 2010. His case went to mediation in November 2011. Tony Kalka was able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $245,000.
  • $225,000.00
    Rear End Auto Case Causes Cervical Fusion and Herniation C5 and C6. Our client was involved in a rear end accident case in Orlando, Florida and suffered significant injuries that required cervical fusion and herniation of his C5 and C6 vertebrae.
  • $210,000.00
    Truck's Illegal U-Turn in Gwinnet County During Heavy Traffic Causing Injuries to Motorcycle Passenger During heavy traffic, a pick-up truck makes an illegal U-Turn causing a motorcycle passenger to sustain injuries.
  • $205,000.00
    Swift Transportation Truck Collides With a Car, Drags the Car Forty Feet A husband and wife were out running in Banks County, Georgia and were stopped at a traffic intersection after leaving Wal-Mart, when a fully loaded tractor-trailer was entering the roadway to deliver products and collided with one car, then proceeded to strike our client's car, which drug the car approximately forty (40) feet. Our client's vehicle remained partially trapped under the trailer. Both clients suffered multiple injuries and the husband was required to undergo back suirgery as a result of the collision. After our clients' incurred a large amount of medical bills the trucking company denied liability and would not pay for their medical bills. The couple was left to figure out how to pay these bills that their health insurance would not pay because another person was at fault for the injuries. Kalka & Baer filed the lawsuit in the State Court of Clayton County. The systematically deposed the truck driver, safety director, dispatcher, and Swift Company designated representative and each was asked, under oath, if he/she believed that the truck driver had adequate training. After a very thorough and aggressive litigation, Kalka & Baer was able to reach a combined settlement at mediation just weeks before the trial of the case.
  • $200,000.00
    Reckless Driver Runs Red Light and T-Bones Car Kalka & Baer LLC's client was traveling northbound on Haw Creek Parkway in Forsyth County, when she was suddenly T-boned by a negligent driver who ran a red light, resulting in a broken leg, pelvis & collar bone for the 80 year old driver. She had the legal right of way due to a green light, whereas the other driver had recklessly ignored their red light, as confirmed by three witnesses. Kalka & Baer, LLC was able to prove this to be true and recovered a $200,000 settlement for the elderly woman as she continues to recover at Chestnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation six weeks after the collision.
  • $200,000.00
    Negligent Driver Spins Out of Control & Hits Other Vehicle Causing Serious Injuries Kalka & Baer, LLC's client was traveling westbound on I-16 when the vehicle to her right lost control and hydroplaned on the wet road, due to insufficient tire tread and driving erratically. The other car spun out and collided with the front end of our client's car, resulting in all of her airbags being deployed. The injuries sustained involved multiple fractures to her leg. By showing serious negligence on the part of the other driver for driving recklessly on a wet roadway and for failing to take proper care of their vehicle's tires to avoid accident, Kalka & Baer, LLC was able to recover $200,000 in compensation.c
  • $200,000.00
    Pedestrian Hit By Negligent Driver in Parking Lot While walking across a Publix parking lot, Kalka & Baer, LLC's client was hit by a negligent driver who turned left into her. The woman who was hit instinctively put her hand out to protect herself, however, her hand hit the side mirror and pulled her shoulder awkwardly. Immediately she felt pain in her shoulder and she had to undergo multiple shoulder surgeries and physical therapy as a result. The injuries left her out of work for 7 months because she could not lift anything. Kalka & Baer, LLC fought for rightful compensation and recovered $200,000 to cover the cost of her lost wages during her time away from work, her medical expenses, and all around pain and suffering.
  • $200,000.00
    Head-On Collision Results in Serious Hip Injuries Kalka & Baer’s client was headed westbound on Paces Ferry Road when he was hit head on by a driver who was going east and hydroplaned across the double yellow lines. The driver who was hit suffered a labrum tear to his right hip and ultimately had to undergo surgery to remedy his injuries. Self employed, he lost business as a result of his injuries and ultimately had to change careers, not before losing out on significant income. Our Atlanta injury lawyers were able to show that the at-fault driver who hydroplaned should have been driving more cautiously and the accident would not have occurred. By proving fault, we recovered a $200,000 settlement to cover the cost of our client’s medical expenses, lost wages, and overall pain and suffering.
  • $199,000.00
    Pedestrian Suffers Fractures After Being Hit by MARTA Bus Our client was walking in a designated crosswalk zone when a MARTA bus driver failed to yield and turned left directly into the crosswalk, striking her and causing her to lose consciousness briefly. She was immediately taken to the hospital where she stayed for five days while they took numerous tests and imaging. It was discovered that she had suffered multiple fractures near her neck and in her pelvic region. Upon being discharged from the hospital, she had to undergo intense physical therapy, occupational therapy, and home healthcare to help with the recovery process. By investigating witness reports, police reports, and reviewing the MARTA bus surveillance footage, Kalka & Baer successfully proved fault lay completely with the bus driver. After pursuing mediation with MARTA, we obtained a settlement for $199,000 to cover her medical expenses, lost income, and overall pain and suffering.
  • 195,000.00
    Bicycle Accident: Bicyclist struck by hit-and-run vehicle Walton County - Alcovy St: Bicyclist was struck by hit-and-run vehicle on Alcovy St. Client suffered road rash, broken ankle and fractured wrist. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained a substantial settlement from hit-and-run vehicle.
  • $185,000.00
    Bicycle Accident: Hit-and-run accident Fulton County - Peachtree Road: Hit-and-run Peachtree Road. Cyclist was struck while traveling on Peachtree Road. Client Suffered road rash, broken leg, and facial bruising. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained closed-circuit camera video footage and was able to prove that client was struck by hit and run vehicle and was able to obtain settlement for client through client's own insurance policy.
  • $185,000.00
    Redmond v. Swift Transportation Company Our client was leaving Walmart when a Swift Transportation truck driver took a sharp left and collided with a vehicle then struck our client's pickup truck. The Swift truck dragged our client's vehicle forty feet. The client suffered lower back pain and sciatica, which resulted in back surgery ultimately. Swift denied liability for this accident, which led the client to a lawyer that practices general personal injury. This lawyer knew of Mr. Kalka's reputation as a trucking lawyer and referred Mr. Kalka to litigate the case. Mr. Kalka filed the law suit against Swift and deposed the truck driver, dispatcher, and company safety director. Mr. Kalka was able to prove that the truck driver was an inexperienced driver and that this lack of experience caused or contributed to the collision. He also proved that the surveillance on his client would inflame the jury at trial. Two weeks prior to trial, Swift requested to go to mediation to resolve the case. Mr. Kalka kept fighting motion after motion and agreed to mediate only if Swift flew in a company representative from Phoenix. Prior to mediation, the last offer from Swift was $14,000. On February 5, 2015 this matter resolved for $185,000 at mediation.
  • $180,000.00
    Deck Collapse Accident Victims Get $180,000 Our victim was at a friends house getting ready to play cards on an outdoor deck when it suddenly collapsed. Our client suffered a fracture in her left foot and a serious ankle sprain. She was confined to a wheelchair and crutches for an extended period of time following the accident. Kalka & Baer were able to successfully argue a $180,000 settlement for the client.
  • $175,000.00
    Client had Prior Neck Surgery; Insurance Company Argued Client's Neck Injury was Pre-Existing. Our client was rear-ended in a 2010 automobile accident. The client had previous neck surgery and prior back injuries. The insurance company for the at-fault driver argued that our client's injuries were "pre-existing" and "were not related" to her 2010 automobile accident. Kalka & Baer LLC was able to defeat the insurance company's arguments and obtain a settlement that compensated our client for her neck injury.
  • $175,000.00
    Bicycle Accident: Cyclist hit by automobile Bibb County - Vinveville Ave Client was crossing Vineville Avenue when automobile ran stop sign colliding with bicyclist. Client suffered an injured shoulder, torn rotator cuff, and road rash. Automobile driver lied to responding police officer and stated that bicyclist was at fault. Kalka & Baer LLC, through assistance of our expert bicycle accident reconstructionist, utilized photographs of the bicycle and the at fault vehicle to prove the automobile driver was negligent; confidential settlement obtained.
  • $174,300.00
    Insurance Bad Faith in House Fire Claim Kalka & Baer, LLC represented a family whose home was burned down and their insurance provider, State Farm, was denying their claim altogether. They claimed that arson was involved, but Kalka & Baer, LLC investigated the case, noting that the nearest fire station had no personnel at the time of the call and the second closest unit lost a ladder on their way to the house. Both of these things contributed to additional damage to the house, due to the delayed response. Through relentless representation, the firm demanded the full amount of the dwelling policy which totaled $174,300.
  • $165,000.00
    Reckless Driver Causes Car Accident Resulting in Permanent Hearing Loss Our client was traveling west on I-16 during a period of congested traffic, when they were hit from behind. The vehicle that struck our client was towing another vehicle beyond its capacity, which was considered to be a reckless action. When the driver of the truck towing the vehicle tried to avoid colliding with a car in front of them on the highway, they overcompensated and lost control of their car. They then collided with two other vehicles before crashing into the back of our client's car, causing the airbags to deploy. While the injuries were fairly minor after the accident, they resulted in permanent hearing damage for our client. Kalka & Baer, LLC sent a videographer to our client's independent medical examination to prove to the defense attorney that our client in fact had suffered this level of damage, resulting in a $165,000 settlement.
  • $150,000.00
    Negligent Gun Shooting in DeKalb County Apartment In January 2011, our client was an invited guest in Defendant's apartment in DeKalb County. The Defendant owned a 9 mm assault weapon. The 9mm assault weapon was either (a) not equipped with a safety or similar mechanism or (b) was equipped with a safety or similar mechanism but it was not engaged. While the Defendant was playing with his gun it discharged a single round into the back of our client, which left our client with catastrophic spinal cord injuries. Kalka & Baer LLC alleged the following: 1) that Defendant knew or should have known that the 9mm assault weapon was loaded; 2) that Defendant knew or should have known that the 9mm assault weapon assault weapon was stored in a manner that was unreasonably dangerous; and 3) Defendant 's actions caused our client's catastrophic injuries. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained the $100,000 insurance policy limit in addition to another $50,000 from the individual Defendant.
  • $150,000.00
    Driver Experiences Injuries After Hitting Horse That Was Loose Shortly before Thanksgiving, our client was driving along County Line road when a horse stepped out into the road, making it unavoidable for him to hit the horse. He did not have affordable enough healthcare at the time of the accident so he waited a few weeks before he was able to get an appointment with a doctor. Even then, the conservative measures they took to help his herniated disc did not do much and it was determined he would need surgery. Kalka & Baer prepared a suit against the owner of the horse for negligence because they had left the gate open while the horse was feeding. They did not take reasonable caution to avoid the horse getting onto the main road, which is a violation of Georgia State law. Attorney Bryan Baer had to fight relentlessly against their insurance company who claimed that our client could have avoided the horse and was faking his injuries. Attorney Baer interviewed multiple friends, family, and coworkers to prove our client's injuries to be true and even videoed his medical providers stating that his injuries were directly related to the accident with the horse. The night before the case was set to go to trial, the insurance company settled for $150,000. Now our client is able to get the necessary surgical procedure he needs to heal properly with a top orthopedic surgeon in the area.
  • $150,000.00
    Improper Lane Changed Caused 6 Broken Ribs for Client, Lung Contusion, and Blood Clots Our Client was involved in a life threatening automobile accident. He was riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle when that vehicle made an improper left turn, failing to yield to oncoming traffic. As a result, the vehicle in which our client was riding was struck on its side. The fire department and EMS rushed to the scene where the fire department removed our client via the "jaws of life," and the ambulance rushed our client other hospital. Our client was released by Atlanta Medical Center, but later returned to Kennestone Hospital for failure to breathe. Doctors discovered, in addition to his broken ribs and lung contusion, that our client had developed pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the pulmonary artery), pleural effusion (buildup of fluid in the chest cavity surrounding the lungs), as well as severe pulmonary hypertension. As a result, he had below level oxygen in his blood (hypoxia) and his muscle tissue was breaking down (Rhabdomylysis). Our client received a settlement in the amount of $150,000.
  • $150,000.00
    Auto Accident: Stalled vehicle hit by car DeKalb County - I-285. Client's vehicle stalled on I 285. Client pulled vehicle to shoulder. Driver on cell phone collided with corner panel of stopped vehicle pushing driver into median. Client suffered broken pelvis. $150,000 settlement obtained.
  • $140,000.00
    Negligent Driver Fails to Yield Making an Unprotected Left and Crashes into Oncoming Bicyclist Attorney Anthony Kalka recovered $100,000 for his client who suffered life-altering injuries after a negligent driver crashed his Chevy Tahoe into Mr. Kalka's client while trying to make an unprotected left-hand turn. The client was rushed to the emergency room where he required stitches and surgery for a fractured knee. As a result of the accident, the client suffered a loss in quality of life as he was no longer to perform activities like bicycling, exercising and walking without support. Mr. Kalka used video and audio evidence to prove his client was in no way at fault for the incident, which awarded Mr. Kalka's client a personal injury settlement that covered the cost of his medical bills, surgery and pain, and suffering.
  • $129,500.00
    Semi-Truck Runs Red Light Resulting in Collision

    Our client was traveling west on Cobb Parkway when a semi-truck ran a red light in front of them, not giving our client enough time to stop. He collided into the right side of the tractor trailer, which completely damaged the front of his pickup truck, making it inoperable. The truck driver admitted to the Officer and our injured client that he ran a red light. He was not issued a ticket and later blamed our injured client. Kalka & Baer retained an expert accident reconstructionist and obtained the squad car dash camera, which captured the truck driver stating he ran the red light.

    Kalka & Baer recovered a settlement for $129,500 on behalf of the other driver in the accident. The owner of the commercial trucking company responsible for that driver's safety stated that they never provided him with any training. Considering all of these factors, Kalka & Baer fought to recover a settlement of $129,500 on behalf of the pickup driver for the losses he incurred as a result of the reckless truck driver and negligent trucking company.

  • $120,000.00
    Driver T-Boned at 4-Way Stop by Reckless Driver Our client was passing through a four-way stop when a reckless driver ignored the stop signs and caused a T-bone collision. The resulting injuries suffered by our client were severe and permanent, including significant debilitation in their left hand. We were retained to represent her in her case against the liable party and fought relentlessly to get the result they needed to recover. The conclusion brought about a $120,000 settlement for our client.
  • $106,000.00
    Negligent Driver Strikes Victim After Making an Illegal U-Turn In April of 2015, Kalka & Baer's client suffered extensive injuries as a result of an accident caused by a negligent driver attempting to make an illegal U-Turn at the intersection of McGinnis Ferry Road. She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery to repair her fractured nose, wrist and elbow. Consequently, the client was unable to work for some time after sustaining her injuries and lost her job. Our team exhausted every possible legal avenue available, including filming her nose surgery to show that they had to re-break her nose in order to fix the damage caused. Not only did this document the extensive injuries sustained, but also showed the added pain the client had to endure. Kalka & Baer utilized every resource available ensure our client was awarded an ample settlement that covered the cost of any medical bills, loss of pay, and pain and suffering.
  • $100,000.00
    Policy Limits Recovered for Injured Pedestrian Charged with Jaywalking Our client was crossing the street when he was hit by an oncoming car. The impact was so severe that his head hit the windshield, causing him to flip up into the air and land on his back. He suffered a serious head injury, abdominal injuries that required surgery, and multiple compression fractures. After all that, the man was charged with jaywalking by the police after an eyewitness claimed he darted in front of the car. Through investigating the matter, Attorney Baer discovered that the witness was a friend of the driver and that another separate witness noticed the driver actually speeding right before the accident. Kalka & Baer, LLC recovered the policy limit of $100,000.00 for our client, allowing him to recover and get back to his day to day life.
  • $100,000.00
    Rear-End Accident Results in Serious Ankle Injuries Client was a passenger in a car that was turning left into a driveway from Flat Shoals Road in Dekalb County when they were suddenly rear-ended. The other driver was following too closely to their vehicle and took their eyes off the road, resulting in the collision. The client has since suffered serious ankle pain which will have to be resolved by undergoing reconstructive surgery. Due to their negligent behavior, Attorney Owings at Kalka & Baer, LLC recovered a $100,000 settlement to cover the costs of pain and suffering, medical expenses, time off work, and other related costs.
  • $100,000.00
    Settlement Won For Crash Victim that Required Surgery In March of 2015, Attorney Broun's client was rear-ended by a driver who had been following too close. As a result of the crash, she suffered injuries that extended from her back down into her legs. She sought medical treatment and physical therapy to relieve her pain but when that ultimately failed, her neurosurgeon recommended she undergo back surgery. Attorney Broun won his client the maximum compensation allowed based off the negligent driver's insurance policy to compensate the insured for medical expense and pain and suffering.
  • $100,000.00
    Slip and Fall Back injury at a Public Supermarket in Morrow, GA Awards Client

    On September 3, 2008 our client slipped and fell at a Public Supermarket off Mount Zion Rd in Morrow, GA. Our client was proceeding through the checkout isle when she slipped and fell on water as she was reaching for her bagged groceries. She took her herself to the emergency room where she was diagnosed with a bruised right knee, back pain, and chest wall contusions. She went to the chiropractor, but she did not have health insurance so was only able to seek medical treatment at the chiropractor. She was not able to seek better medical care, and the Public Supermarket would not pay for her medical care.

    She came to Kalka & Baer LLC for help. This decision was a life changing event for her. We were able to provide her with great medical care. She received an MRI and CT scan that confirmed that she had a herniated disc at L5/S1 and a bulging disc at L3/L4. She filed her law suit against the Public Supermarket and underwent discography surgery. She sued a Public Supermarkets for hazardous conditions and failure to provide and maintain adequate inspection procedures to safeguard shoppers like our client.

    Publix vigorously defended the lawsuit and filed numerous motions to dismiss and compel documents. Kalka & Baer LLC was forced to travel to Tampa, FL to take the corporate depositions of the Public management. After two years of litigation, a Clayton County Judge decided that it was up to a jury to decide the case and agreed with Kalka & Baer LLC to place this case on the next available trial calendar. On February 22, 2012, after 12 hours of mediation, the Public agreed to pay our client $100,000.

  • $100,000.00
    Torn Meniscus, Knee Injury and Broken Hand in Atlanta Car Accident Our firm recently represented a client who was a FedEx driver injured in a serious automobile accident. Our client suffered a torn meniscus, a severe knee injury, and a broken hand. The accident caused by a vehicle that crossed over onto the other side of the road. As the other vehicle attempted to swerve out of the way, it was struck. Our Atlanta injury lawyers at Kalka & Baer LLC were able to recover a $100,000 settlement for the client.
  • $100,000.00
    Woman Suffers Broken Arm Due to Poor Construction of a Wall While in Atlanta for a trade show, our client was displaying her goods up on a wall that was provided for her, when it fell on her. As she tried to brace herself against the falling wall and protect her head, the falling wall broke her arm. While she did not require surgery for her injuries, it was a slow recovery process. She was forced to keep her arm immobile for six weeks and her injuries overall resulted in frozen shoulder syndrome, which required physical therapy. Despite the fact that the contractors who were responsible for the wall's construction blamed our client for her injuries, claiming she pulled it down when she was hanging her items, Attorney Bryan Baer fought back. Through cross-examination of the contractors, he was able to prove that the wall was improperly constructed and lacked the proper support. He had compiled an insurmountable amount of evidence to prove this fact and ultimately the contractors paid $100,000 to settle the case. This is $25,000 more than any other reported verdict or settlement in Georgia for a non-surgical broken arm injury case.
  • $100,000.00
    Sudden Collision By a Reckless Driver Results in a Fractured Sternum Driving southbound on I-85, Kalka & Baer, LLC's client was rear-ended by a vehicle that was traveling too closely, which caused their car to spin out of control into the far left lane. Once the vehicle came to rest in the left lane, it remained there for a decent amount of time before another car hit the same car at a very high speed, resulting in serious injuries for the driver. The man whose car lost control and was hit twice has suffered pain from a fractured sternum. The second impact was much stronger than the initial rear-end collision and was the root cause for the broken bones. Kalka & Baer, LLC negotiated with the insurance companies and proved negligence on the part of the at-fault driver, obtaining a $100,000 settlement for the injured driver.
  • $100,000.00
    Motorcyclist Suffers Multiple Fractures Due to Side Swipe Accident Attorney Owings of Kalka & Baer, LLC represented a motorcyclist who was thrown from his motorcycle after another vehicle improperly changed lanes into his lane of traffic. The injuries incurred included visible abrasions, multiple broken ribs, a fractured scapula, and a left femoral fracture. His leg fracture required surgery, which was highly invasive and has left him with a limp. Additionally, he is no longer able to perform certain activities he once enjoyed. Through the use of accident reconstruction, an expert witness investigation, and the use of overhead footage from a drone, Attorney Owings successfully proved the other driver to be at fault for the collision. She recovered a $100,000 settlement on behalf of her client, to cover the cost of his medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
  • $100,000.00
    Auto Accident: Car hit by student driver Oconee County - GA 24 and New High Shoals Road. 37 year old mother and son were traveling from Winder to Athens. Student driver took negligent left turn into and collided with the mother's vehicle. Mother suffered severe bruising and witnessed her minor son's injury, which consisted of two broken legs. $100,000 settlement obtained for both mother and child.
  • $100,000.00
    Crash Victim Awarded Substantial Settlement for Prolonged Crash Injuries In January of 2015 crash, our client was injured in an automobile accident by a negligent driver who slammed into her car from behind. She was rushed to a hospital and sustained neck, back and shoulder injuries. The doctors prescribed her pain medication and released her from the hospital but her injuries continued. She was referred to a chiropractor and later a spinal wellness center. Attorney Broun utilized all the legal resources at hand to win his client a $100,000.000 settlement which covered medical bills, pain and suffering and punitive damages.
  • $100,000.00
    Car's Failure to Yield Throws Motorcyclist From Bike

    In May 2015, a man was thrown from his motorcycle after colliding with a car traveling in the opposite direction of the motorcyclist. The automobile had failed to yield before making a left-hand turn and the motorcyclist, leaving him with severe injuries despite the fact that he was wearing protective gear.

    The victim suffered two separate broken bones in his left arm which resulted in surgery and forced him to have to recover in the hospital. Kalka & Baer, LLC settled with Allstate Insurance for $100,000 and left room for a limited liability release so that the motorcyclist could pursue other damages.

  • $100,000.00
    Broken Leg Left Femoral Fracture Car Accident Client was a passenger in an automobile that ran threw a stop sign and sturck a tree. Our client was taken to the hospital and was required to undergo surgery for a left femoral fracture. Client was required to undergo months of phyical therapy.
  • $100,000.00
    Client Injured in Multi-Car-Accident Caused by Drunk Driver A client represented by Kalka & Baer, LLC was involved in a multi-car accident. The accident which occurred in May 2015, was initiated by a drunk driver who crahsed into four other cars, causing a chain reaction which eventually led to extensive injury and damage to our client, the fifth driver. The matter was settled promptly, and our Alpharetta car accident attornyes secured $100,000 for our client in this DUI accident case.
  • $95,000.00
    Bicycle Accident: Hit and run accident Fulton County - Ponce De Leon Avenue. Ponce Del Leon Avenue, Atlanta. Cyclist was struck while traveling on Ponce Del Leon Avenue. Suffered severe injuries. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained closed-circuit camera video footage and was able to prove that client was struck by hit and run vehicle and was able to obtain settlement for client through client's own insurance policy.
  • $95,000.00
    Trip and Fall - Parking Lot of Bank Client exited Bank and fell off unmarked and cracked sidewalk. Kalka & Baer LLC retained an expert civil engineering who helped determine that the sidewalk was not properly constructed and violated city and state code regulations.
  • $90,000.00
    Vehicle Assault on Night Security Officer Client was working night security at an Atlanta area Truck Warehouse. During his shift a truck driver decided to ram the front, side, and rear of our client's vehicle. Kalka & Baer LLC alleged punitive damages and was able to hold the defendant insurance company in default. Our client receivedmedical treatment and owed $12,000 in medical bills. The case settled at mediation for $90,000.
  • $85,000.00
    Vertebral Arterial Dissection Suffered After Car Accident With Uninsured Driver Our client was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver and unknownly suffered a vertebral aterial dissection (VAD); essentially an artery leading to our client's brain tore causing a blood clot. Our client began to experience headaches and nausea but did not not realize the symptoms could be connected to the accident. After undergoing a series of tests including CTA's, MRI's and MRA's, it was confirmed that she had suffered a VAD as a result of the accident. Kalka & Baer successfully argued our client's case and secured a settlement for our client to help pay for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
  • $85,000.00
    Bicycle Accident: Unleashed Animal Collided with Cyclist Cherokee County: Client was cycling when animal running loose on street collided with cyclist. Client suffered broken arm requiring surgery. Client also suffered road rash, cracked teeth and a closed-head injury that resulted in vertigo. Client's medical bills were piling up and client was unable to afford out-of-pocket dental surgery. Kalka & Baer LLC immediately filed client's lawsuit and obtained specially set trial date. Shortly after hiring Kalka & Baer LLC client was able to receive cosmetic dental surgery. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained a confidential settlement months prior to trial.
  • $80,000.00
    Client Struck on I-285 Our client was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on I-285 in Fulton County. Our client was also pregnant at the time of the accident and experienced extreme pain and suffering but was able to receive physical therapy due to her pregnancy. the pre-suit offer to our client was for $30,000. Our client's medical bills totaled more than $15,000.
  • $75,000.00
    DeKalb County Automobile Accident. Minor Wrist Surgery $75,000 Settlement. December 2010
  • $75,000.00
    DeKalb County Automobile Accident. Minor Wrist Surgery $75,000 Settlement. December 2010
  • $75,000.00
    Torn Meniscus- Slip and Fall on Hazardous Condition at Gas Station Client exited her truck at gas station in Powder Springs, GA. Client sustained a torn meniscus that required surgery. Georgia law can require that your parking lot owners to put down salt, sand, gravel or take some measure to improve the footing where it should expect invitees to step while putting gas in their vehicles. As a result, what our client thought and reasonably expected to be solid concrete was actually ice, causing her to slip and fall, and severely injure her left knee. The Atlanta Injury Lawyers at Kalka & Baer LLC were able to settle her personal injury slip and fall case in the amount of $75,000.
  • $75,000.00
    Slip and Fall and Large Department Store - Client Suffered Torn Meniscus Client was walking down produce isle when she slipped on liquid and suffered a torn meniscus. Kalka & Baer LLC was able to obtain video footage of the incident. Additionally, Kalka & Baer LLC interviewed past employees of the large department store who testified that the coolers leaked and were never properly fixed.
  • $75,000.00
    Slip and Fall Attorney's Client Suffers Torn Meniscus Powder Springs, GA. Our client was exiting her SUV when she stepped out of her vehicle and slipped and fell on ice at a gas station parking lot. Our client suffered a torn meniscus. Our client underwent surgery and rehabilitation. Atlanta slip and fall attorney Tony Kalka made a claim against the gas station for failure to inspect and warn patrons of dangerous ice conditions. The case was settled out of court without having to file a lawsuit.
  • $50,000.00
    Rear-End Auto Case with Underage Drunk Driver Our client's car was struck by an 18 year old girl under the influence of alcohol. She fled the scene after pleading with our client not to call 911, leaving our client without a working phone or medical attention. Kalka & Baer were able to get records of the girls social media posts showing she had been drinking alcohol all day and was clearly inebriated when she struck our client's car. Kalka and Baer was able to secure a settlement on behalf of our client.
  • $50,000.00
    Insurance Policy Limit Secured for Auto Accident Where Client Suffered L4-L5 Bulging Disc & Annular Tear Our client lives in South Carolina and was rear-ended on I-85. His pickup truck was stsopped and he was rear-ended by a driver who was texting. We visited our client the next day to explain his legal rights. Our client suffered multiple injuries such as an L4-L5 Bulging Disc and Annular Tear, which required a laminectomy, a foraminotomy, and a discectomy. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained the insurance policy limit for this client and was able to compensate him for the time lost from his wife and three children.
  • $50,000.00
    Driver Under the Influence Plows Into Our Client Stopped at a Red Light Our client was at a complete stsop at a stoplight when a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed smashed into the rear end of our client's vehicle causing extreme damage to the car. Our client was transported to a local hospital via ambulance and complaining of sever head, neck and back pain. Kalka & Baer successfully argued that the at-fault driver displayed an extreme disregard for the law and safety of her and the other driver.
  • $45,000.00
    Client Suffers Anterior Chip Fracture at C7 in Auto Accident

    On April 1, 2011 our client was driving his vehicle southbound in the left lane on Interstate 85. The other driver changed lanes from the middle lane into the left lane and struck our client's vehicle. This caused his vehicle to spin out of control and leave the roadway into a ditch where his vehicle struck a tree. He sustained injuries even though he was seat belted and was rendered unconscious. He was taken to the hospital and cervical x-rays revealed an anterior chip fracture at C7. The CT of his brain was normal. His doctor found that he suffered a concussion with loss of consciousness. His doctor concluded that he was suffering from a stable fracture accompanied by post concussive syndrome. He ordered that he should remain out of work and follow up in 1-2 weeks for additional x-rays.

    Client's medical bills were less than $8,000. Attorney Tony Kalka obtained a settlement in the amount of $45,000.

  • $40,000.00
    Struck While at a Stop Light Our client was struck by a tractor trailer while sitting at a stop light. As a result, our client and their passenger suffered various injuries to their shoulders, neck and knees, Kalka & Baer argued that the accident was clearly the fault of the other driver and that they did not demonstrate the proper skill in driving a tractor trailer truck. The case was settled.
  • $39,500.00
    Truck Accident Attorney gets great settlement for Retired Marine December 2011- Alpharetta and Marrrietta Truck Accident Attorneys represent retired Marine who was hurt in Truck Accident. The Truck driver plead nolo contendre to the accident. Our client, the retired Marine, came to our law firm for help. His injuries were mainly soft tissue whip lash type injuries. Client recieved a settlement for $39,500
  • $37,000.00
    Slip and Fall and Kroger Grocery Store Athens, GA Client tripped on pallet of wood negligently left behind the checkout aisle and was hidden from client's view. The Client suffered a knee injury. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained video surveillance forced the case to trial. Kalka & Baer LLC and the Client receiveda verdict in The State Court of Clarke County for $37,000.
  • $35,000.00
    Injured Limousine Taxi Cab Driver Receives Settlement December 2011 - Our client was driving his limousine when it was t-boned by another vehicle. Our client suffered a severe shoulder bruise and lost his limousine. Attorney Tony Kalka helped the client receive proper medical treatment and obtain a great settlement.
  • $35,000.00
    Injured Limousine Taxi Cab Driver Receives Settlement December 2011 - Our client was driving his limousine when it was t-boned by another vehicle. Our client suffered a severe shoulder bruise and lost his limousine. Attorney Tony Kalka helped the client receive proper medical treatment and obtain a great settlement.
  • $30,000.00
    Attorney's Client was Hit by Automobile While Walking as Pedestrian September 2011 - Atlanta, GA. Our client's truck broke down alongside I-285. Our client began to walk up the exit ramp to meet the tow truck driver. As our client was walking he was struck by an automobile. Our client was taken to Grady Hospital by an ambulance and was kept overnight for observation. This case settled for the maximum insurance policy limit of $30,000.
  • $27,500.00
    Multiple Contusions, Abrasions of Multiple Sites, Acute Myofascial Strain, and Head Injury Our client was in motor vehicle accident where our client's vehicle flipped over on its side. Client walked away from the accident and was taken to Atlanta Medical Center where she was diagnosed with multiple contusions, abrasions of multiple sites, acute myofascial strain, and head injury. After being discharged from the hospital the client came to Kalka & Baer LLC and we were able to assist her with proper medical care and physical therapy. Our client receiveda settlement without having to file a lawsuit.
  • $25,000.00
    Kennesaw Drunk Driver with BAC .256 required to pay $25,000 A 42-year-old Florida man was driving past midnight and rear-ended a vehicle our client was a passenger in. Our client did not go to the emergency room. Our client was unable to seek medical care for two weeks until he met with Tony Kalka. Mr. Kalka was able to find his client medical care. Mr. Kalka personally met with the solicitor who was prosecuting the DUI. Mr. Kalka also subpeonaed the breathalyzer results, which reveealed a blood alcohol content of .256. In Georgia, the legal limit for an individual's blood alcohol content is .08. Despite the minimal injuries, the Insurance Company paid $25,000.
  • Insurance Policy Limits
    Drunk Driver Rear Ends Horse Buggy February 2011, a Drunk Driver was leaving at party for his uncle. His Escalade rear ended our client while operating a horse and buggy in down town Atlanta. Our client was thrown from the horse carriage and suffered a broken collar bone. Kalka & Baer LLC proved that our client was lawfully operating the carriage in compliance with the Atlanta Municipal Ordinance and that our client was a victim of the driver's negligence.
  • Over 10x Medicals
    Drunk Driver Rear Ends Our Client A driver with two prior DUI convictions, rear ended our clients car causing property and physical damage. Kalka & Baer argued that this driver's flagrant disregard for the consequences of her actions showed extreme negligence and successfully won our client a settlement over 10 times their medical costs.
  • Confidential Settlement
    High Speed Chase Ends in Paralysis to Client Our client was an innocent party involved in a high speed chase with police. When the police attempted to pulll over the car our client was traveling in, the driver fled leading the police on a chase at speeds of over 100mph. The driver lost control of the vehihcle, flipped multiple times and hit a utility pole. Our client was left paralyzed and unable to communicate verbally or physically.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Hit and Run Accident Involving Individual with Extensive Criminal Record Our client was rear ended by a driver who then subsequently fled the scene. The at-fault individual had a lengthy criminal record and was known to have an use multiple aliases and keep no known phyiscal address thus making a lawsuit and attaining compensation very difficult. Kalka & Baer successfully tracked him down to a local jail where he was serving a 30 day sentence for a probation violatioin; they filed suit the same day and had the sheriff serve him in jail. Our client was awarded a confidential amount.
  • Settlement Confidential
    Holcomb Bridge Rd Bicycle Accident Client Bicyclist was forced off road by hit and run driver. Client suffered broken hand and concussion. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    Holcomb Bridge Rd Bicycle Accident Client Bicyclist was forced off road by hit and run driver. Client suffered broken hand and concussion. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    Holcomb Bridge Road Bicycle Accident Client was headed to recreation path and was struck by motor vehicle. Client suffered a broken leg. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    Holcomb Bridge Road Bicycle Accident Client was headed to recreation path and was stuck by pickup truck. Client suffered a broken shoulder and broken Clavicle. Client missed 8 months of work. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    Holcomb Bridge Road Bicycle Accident Client was headed to recreation path and was stuck by pickup truck. Client suffered a broken shoulder and broken Clavicle. Client missed 8 months of work. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    Holcomb Bridge Road Bicycle Accident Client was headed to recreation path and was struck by motor vehicle. Client suffered a broken leg. Settlement Confidential.
  • Confidential
    Home Owners Insurance Denied Vandalism Claim Our Clients Rental house sustained a loss in Atlanta, GA due to vandalism. The Clients property was purchased in September 2 2003 for the amount of $125,000. Thereafter, our clients' property underwent substantial improvements as evidenced by Construction Design Prints and pre-renovation pictures. We also submitted in progress renovation pictures. The insured property was appraised for $275,000 "subject to the completion of the dwelling in a workmanlike manner." Our clients entered into a Seller Listing Agreement with Remax to sell the property at a sales price of at least $275,000. However, while under contract the property sustained a loss and was severely vandalized. Their Home Owners Insurance Company denied their claim. The loss forced the owners to sell the property at a discount of $151,000 because the owners could not afford second renovations. Kalka & Baer LLC was able to argue Actual Cash Value under Georgia Law and threaten OCGA 33-4-6 Bad Faith Penalties. Their Insurance company settled shortly after litigation commenced.
  • Settlement Confidential
    GA 400 Our Client was traveling home from work when a drunk driver struck her from behind. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    GA 400 Motorcycle accident broken wrist. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    GA 400 Our Client was traveling home from work when a drunk driver struck her from behind. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    GA 400 Motorcycle accident broken wrist. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    GA 400 Exit 16 Pilgrim Mill Rd. Client was travelling to work and was hit in his passenger side door. Client suffered a fractured wrist, which required surgery. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    GA 400 Exit 16. Pilgrim Mill Rd. Client's pickup truck was forced off the road into a tree. Client suffered cracked teeth and broken jaw. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    GA 400 Exit 16. Pilgrim Mill Rd. Client was travelling to work and was hit in his passenger side door. Client suffered a fractured wrist, which required surgery. Settlement Confidential.
  • Settlement Confidential
    GA 400- Exit 8 Mansell Road. DUI Driver rear-ended our client. Our client suffered a fractured pelvis. Settlement Confidential.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Gwinnett County Auto Accident: Rear-end collision Gwinnett County - Rear End Collision: Client suffered herniated disc at L4 L5 and L5 S1. Defendant's insurance company initially denied causation. However, medical testimony and demonstrative exhibits proved causation. Case settled for confidential amount during trial.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Apartment Complex Fails to Place Stop Sign at Dangerous Intersection An apartment complex closed its main access way to perform maintenance. The apartment complex opened up a side exit that had been closed for thirty years. The apartment complex negligently opened the side exit way, failed to take adequate precautionary measures, failed to place a stop sign, and failed to obtain a the required roadway permit from the city. Our client's mother was involved in a fatal automobile accident at the side exit way, which could have been prevented by the placement of a stop sign. Confidential settlement obtained.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Atlanta Accident Attorney's Client Suffers Slip and Fall Injury at Apartment Complex Gwinnett County, GA. Our client lived in multi-level apartment building. The apartment complex management replaced a dishwasher in the unit directly above our client's apartment. However, the maintenance crew negligently failed to reattach the drain pipe fittings, which caused a severe leak into our client's apartment that was directly below the negligently repaired dishwasher. Our client suffered severe soft tissue injuries. This case settled out of court without having to file a lawsuit.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Atlanta Horse and Carriage Ride Accident In April, 2010 an operator of and three tourist passengers in a Horse and Carriage were traveling down the beautiful streets of Downtown Atlanta. Suddenly, they were rear-ended by a reckless driver who was charged with following too closely, following too fast for conditions, and violating the open container law. This operator was thrown thirty feet from the carriage and suffered a broken clavicle, 6 broken ribs, and fractured his neck. Kalka & Baer LLC was able to recover the maximum amount of insurance available for two of the passengers. The driver of the Horse Carriage has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court of DeKalb County and is awaiting his day in court.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Black Box download shows Truck Driver driving too fast for conditions Tractor Trailer was traveling down highway to end destination. Eye witness stated that truck driver was driving eratically and passing motorists at unsafe speeds. The Truck side swiped our client and continued travleling on Interstate 85 until finally pulled over by the Georgia State Patrol. The Truck Driver denied driving over 55 mph. Kalka & Baer LLC was able to download the truck speed information to demonstrate that the truck driver was negligently operating his vehicle and that the Truck Driver lied to the Georgia State Patrol. Confidential Settlment obtained.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Bicycle Accident: Cyclist struck by car Fulton County - Ponce De Leon Avenue. Client was struck while riding on Ponce Del Leon Avenue. Client was pushed into shoulder and suffered road rash, broken wrist, and fractured ribs. Confidential settlement obtained shortly after filing lawsuit.
  • Confidential
    Child Loses Life After Being Hit By Car While Riding His Bike

    On June 18, 2014 our client's son was riding his bike down Woodstream Drive in Gwinnett County when the brakes on his bike failed causing him to travel onto Club Drive. The driver of an oncoming vehicle failed to see him and struck the boy, killing him. Kalka & Baer LLC were retained by the parents of the boy and successfully obtained a confidential settlement.

    The firm was able to argue that the driver was at fault for the accident due to the fact that they have no right to assume the road is clear and must maintain a vigilant lookout ahead for pedestrians and traffic. Additionally, the firm pointed out that the vehicle's direction of travel was straight with no vision restriction further demonstrating the driver's negligence.

  • Confidential Settlement
    Child Suffers a Greenstick Fracture from an Alpharetta Car Accident Our client's child suffered a Greenstick Fracture from an automobile wreck in Canton, Georgia. Our client called Kalka & Baer LLC because we are experienced in child car accident and greenstick fracture accidents. A greenstick fracture means that one side of the bone is broken and the other side is bent. We demonstrated to the insurance company that a child sufferes this greenstick fracture because of the severity of the accident impact. Our client's child's wrist was bruised and swollen along the grown plate. Our car accident attorneys settled this case for the insurance policy limits.
  • Confidential
    Day Care Negligence - Gwinnett County Our client's eighteen-month-old child receivedcontusions on her forehead and a head injury after falling off a diaper changing table. The staff member responsible left the child unattended. The findings of the investigation substantiated rule violations occurred, which jeopardized the health and safety of a child in care.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Client Suffered Broken Leg During an Automobile Accident Our client was traveling on the interstate and was traveling to work when a driver in front of him wrongfully merged into our client's lane of travel. Our client spun his vehicle multiple times and hit a tree. Our client suffered a fractured femur and a sprained knee. We were able to settle this case for the maximum amount of insurance policy limits within a month of filing our Amended Complaing and Entry of Appearance.
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    Slip and Fall on Parking Lot Ice Atlanta Accident Attorney's Client was walking into an office building when she fell on ice in a parking lot. The office building complex outsourced all parking lot maintenance to a third-party contractor. The Atlanta Accident Attorneys were able to bring a claim against both the building management company and the third-party contractor for failure to maintain the property in a safe manner. The client suffered a wrist injury and was unable to work for period of time. The case settled out of court for a confidential amount.
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    Truck crashed into parked vehicle Clayton County - Riverdale Road. Tractor trailer crashed into Client's parked vehicle on Riverdale Road. Clients suffered bulging discs and neck pain. Kalka & Baer LLC proved that the Trucking Company violated of the Federal Motor Carrier Rules and Regulations. The Truck driver failed to adequately conduct and prepare the pre trip inspection report. Kalka & Baer LLC deposed the shipping manager and proved negligence because the trailer was improperly loaded. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained a confidential settlement that was greater than five times the client's medical bills.
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    Teenage Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle Walking to work in the early morning hours of December 2012, the son of our client was struck and killed by a car. Kalka & Baer successfully argued that the driver had ample time to stop the car, there were not visual restrictions preventing the driver from seeing the victim, the car was traveling faster than the posted speed limit and the driver had multiple items hanging from the rear view window that obstructed their vision. Through this convincing argument, Kalka & Baer was able to recieve a settlement from the driver's insurance company.
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    Tire Blow Out - Tread Seraration A Tractor Trailer was traveling down I-75 South and was over loaded with cargo. The truck's cargo was within gross weight allowance; however its tire tread depth was way too low and the Truck driver collided with our clients' vehicle. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations requires every truck driver to perform pre-trip inspection. On the date of accident, the the driver's log books showed that the truck driver did perform the required tire inspection; however, Kalka & Baer LLC was able to demonstrate that the truck driver negligently failed to perform the required pre-trip inspection. Our clients suffered multiple broken bones due to the truck driver's negligence.
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    Negligent Hiring in Security Results in Traumatic Brain Injury Our client was visiting from out of town to see her daughter in an athletic competition. While entering the facility where the event was held, the security guard had failed to provide a proper entrance for all of the individuals, causing our client and others to duck under the ropes. Immediately a security guard came after her and struck her on the head in the process. In the weeks following the injury, she endured headaches and pain down into her spine, which was soon discovered as brain bleed. This traumatic brain injury required a stay in the hospital for two weeks under moderation. Thankfully it subsided without any need for surgery, but it still cost her a lot in medical expenses. Attorney Matthew Broun and Attorney Bryan Baer thoroughly investigated the incident and quickly found that the security guard had a record of violence and should never have been hired for his position. Additionally, they gathered a number of witnesses to testify regarding the incident and a statement from a neurologist directly linking our client's hemorrhaging with the security guard's actions. All in all, our attorneys at Kalka & Baer obtained a high six-figure settlement on behalf of our client who is now able to move forward with her life.
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    Negligent Truck Driver Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Crosswalk In November of 2015, Attorney Kalka's client was struck and killed by a negligent tow truck driver while crossing the street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene as his skull was flattened from ear to ear. Attorney Kalka utilized every legal avenue available to him to ensure the victim's estate was awarded a sufficient settlement to cover funeral costs, medical bills, pain and suffering and punitive damages.
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    Pedestrian Thrown Over Highway Guard Rail Resulting in Severe Injuries Our client was standing between a stalled car and the highway guard rail, helping the driver of the vehicle that was stopped on the right shoulder of I-285 Southbound. As they were standing there, another driver struck the car from behind and pushed our client over the guard rail into the adjacent ditch along the highway. It resulted in serious damage to her back and shoulder, a tear in her spleen, fractures in her right leg, and paralysis in that same leg. Kalka & Baer, LLC was able to prove negligence on the part of both of these drivers for the following reasons: the stalled vehicle did not have the proper hazard lights on and that the truck driver who hit them was traveling too fast at night to be able to avoid hazards. Our injury attorneys recovered a confidential and substantial settlement for our client to cover her medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
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    Victims of Horse and Carriage Crash - Confidential Settlement On April 16, 2010, an Atlanta driver raced recklessly through the tourist district of downtown Atlanta. His vehicle struck a horse and carriage, which was operated by a driver and contained three passengers. Police charged the at fault driver with following too closely, driving on a suspended license, and open container. Kalka & Baer LLC represents the horse carriage driver and two of the passengers involved in this horrific accident. The two passengers each required surgery. Kalka & Baer LLC obtained a confidential settlement for each passenger. The case is still on-going against Progressive Mountain Insurance.
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    We Made Home Owners Insurance Company Pay Client's Theft Claim In the fall of 2009 clients I hosted a party at their house. Soon after the party our Clients could not find a watch and a few other items. The clients assumed it was their children that must have been playing in mom and dads' room. Our Clients figured the items would turn up eventually. It wasn't until a few weeks later when they realized that we were missing additional items and had, in fact, been robbed. The clients filed a claim with their Home Owners Insurance in December 2009. Their Insurance did not pay the claim, but rather began a protracted investigation. The clients submitted to examination under oaths and then called Kalka & Baer LLC. We successfully fought their Home Owners Insurance Company and threatened Bad Faith OCGA 33-4-6 penalties under GA Law. Our clients receiveda fair and confidential settlement.
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    Truck Rear-Ended Vehicle Dekalb County-Interstate 285. National tractor trailer trucking company rear-ended client on Interstate 285. The truck driver stated he was not responsible for accident. Client suffered a torn rotator cuff which required surgery. Kalka & Baer LLC proved through deposition and witness testimony that the truck driver had caused three accidents in two years and that truck driver was operating his tractor trailer too fast for the weather conditions. Trucking company offered substantial settlement at mediation prior to trial.

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