Congratulations Pete Law on this significant jury verdict!
On May 29, 2010 Stephen Wells opened the door of his apartment and was greeted by the sound of loud hissing and an explosion of fire that engulfed him, severely burning him. The explosion was caused by an uncapped gas line in the apartment with the corresponding shut off value in another room which violated Georgia building codes.
The verdict came the week of January 12th, 2015. Mr. Wells was awarded $17.9 million dollars to compensate him for his injuries, lost earnings and expenses, which included $226,000 in medical bills. The jury also indicated that the facts of the case justified punitive damages as they continued to deliberate.
Once deliberations were complete, the jury returned with an award of $7M in attorney fees and $47.9 million in punitive damages against the apartment complex owner and the complex’s management company.
Peter A. Law is the senior principal of Law & Moran, a six lawyer trial firm dedicated to the representation of individuals who have suffered injuries and death due to the negligence of others. Pete Law has been recognized by various independent surveys as one of Georgia’s top trial lawyers and is annually selected as one of Georgia’s Top 100 Lawyers. Pete was also selected as a “Georgia Legal Elite”. In the past few years, Pete’s firm has had over $100,000,000 worth of jury verdicts and significantly more in out of court settlements.
Congratulations Pete Law on this landmark victory!
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