Thomas Ashenden and the team at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., have recovered millions of dollars for their clients in Georgia, including the counties of Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb, Bartow, Bibb, Carroll, Cherokee, Coweta, Douglas, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Rockdale and many others. Tom Ashenden alone has over three decades of experience representing injured victims of negligence. Please read below to learn more about our recent case results in the areas of trucking accidents, premises liability, auto accidents, workers’ compensation and more.
Recent Case Results
Practice Area: Trucking Accidents
- $266,500.00 – Recovery of $266,500.00 for a truck driver who was rear-ended by another tractor trailer truck driver. Despite gaps in treatment and pre-existing injuries, the case settled at mediation in DeKalb County after filing suit and some preliminary discovery.
- $1,150,000.00 – Recovery of over $1,150,000.00 for the wrongful death of a pedestrian woman against a national trucking company (otherwise confidential settlement).
- $1,460,000.00 – Recovery of $1,460,000.00 on the eve of trial from a Hall County, Georgia truck company for a fracture to a vertebra in the back of a 16-year-old girl. Lacerations to her internal organs were also a significant aspect of the damages. It is one of the top 5 personal injury recoveries ever in Hall County.
- $1,000,000.00 – Recovery of $1,000,000.00 from a truck company in Union County, Georgia for a traumatic brain injury to a 56-year-old man. Liability was so contested prior to Mr. Ashenden’s and Mr. Whaley’s involvement that the insurance company and truck company had closed its claims file.
- $1,000,000.00 – Thomas J. Ashenden as co-counsel with a Florida law firm recovered $1,000,000.00 for the wrongful death of a 6-year-old girl based on the negligence of a tractor-trailer truck driver in the rain.
- $1,000,000.00 – Recovery of $1,000,000.00 for a 30-year-old housewife who suffered a closed head injury and fractured humerus when a Bartow County dump truck turned in front of her vehicle (otherwise confidential settlement).
- $177,500.00 – Recovery of $177,500.00 for a 34-year-old woman who suffered a mild closed head injury in a collision caused by a tractor-trailer truck’s improper lane change.
- $360,000.00 – Recovery of $360,000.00 from a truck company after a distracted tractor-trailer driver rear-ended a parked vehicle in which the driver sustained cervical spine injuries requiring surgery.
- $350,000.00 – Recovery of $350,000.00 from national trucking company whose distracted tractor trailer driver rear-ended the driver of another truck resulting in a lower back injury that ultimately required surgery. The client had a history of back pain and treatment in the months before the collision. The recovery reflects an aggravation of a pre-existing condition.
Practice Area: Auto Accidents
- $1,500,000.00 – Recovery of $1.5 million for a young man who was a passenger in the vehicle of an intoxicated driver. He suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and partial facial paralysis. It was alleged by the driver and a witness in a car behind them that the young man “jumped” from the car; however, the driver did not stop to render aid to the young man, who was left on the side of the road. The incident occurred in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in February 2016. The young man and his wife were newlyweds with an infant daughter at the time. He has been unable to work for the past year due to his injuries. Thankfully, he is making a good recovery and is expected to be able to work again after further rehabilitation. Ashenden and Associates, P.C., recovered the maximum available liability insurance coverage in September 2016.
- $250,000.00 – Recovery of $250,000.00 for a mother of two who suffered a closed head injury in a rear-end collision caused by the careless and reckless driving of a new Hall County police officer.
- $200,000.00 – Recovery of $200,000 for a 34-year-old man who was run over while riding his Cervelo bicycle in Gordon County, Georgia. He and two other cyclists training for the Iron Man Qualifier in Hawaii were riding Northbound when a Ford F-150 truck failed to yield, entered the path of the three cyclists, and ran over them. The victim suffered a closed fracture of the orbital floor, concussion, three rib fractures, opens wounds on his hip and thigh, contusions, lacerations, and severe bruising. Ashenden & Associates, P.C., notified the insurance company that all available insurance from the driver and the maximum uninsured motorist coverage needed to be paid by them or a lawsuit would be filed. Eventually, they paid the maximum amount, which covered the victim’s medical expenses and pain and suffering.
- $350,000.00 – Recovery of $350,000.00 from a limousine company after its driver negligently turned into the lane a 37-year old woman, causing her car to strike a light pole. The woman sustained multiple fractures in her leg requiring surgeries.
Practice Area: Premises Liability
A third-party dump truck ran over the leg of a warehouse contractor, who was working on his knees while on the job in Alpharetta, Georgia. The warehouse worker required an emergency osteotomy to relieve the pressure in his leg; while the leg was not amputated, he never regained full use of it. The case led to binding arbitration that resulted in a significant six-figure sum for the warehouse worker.
- $575,000 – Recovery for a 68 year old woman who fell on black ice on a handicap ramp at a Gwinnett County, Georgia apartment complex. The owner and management company defendants claimed she was there for an illegal purpose by playing poker. She had multiple surgeries to her left arm and left leg.
- $200,000.00 – Recovery of $200,000.00 for a worker who sustained a catastrophic injury while working in a warehouse 15 years before retaining Ashenden & Associates, P.C.
Practice Area: Wrongful Death
- $2,000,000.00+ – Recovery of over 2.2 million dollars for wrongful death of young mother who was shot at an upscale Atlanta-area apartment complex (otherwise confidential settlement).
Practice Area: Workers’ Compensation
- $100,000.00 – Recovery of $100,000.00 for a security specialist who sustained serious physical and psychological injuries as a result of an unprovoked attack by an assailant while on the job.
- $115,000.00 – Recovery of $115,000.00 for an injured worker who was initially denied treatment and income benefits by the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier following an injury to his back. After Ashenden & Associates’ involvement, a judge awarded the worker back-pay benefits and the case then settled.
- $110,000.00 – Recovery of $110,000.00 for a driver who caused an automobile collision while on the job. The Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier initially denied all benefits due to the driver’s fault for the collision.
- $200,000.00 – Recovery of $200,000.00 for the adult dependent child of a worker that died on the job due to toxic inhalation. Compensability of the claim was so disputed that, prior to Ashenden & Associates’ involvement, the insurance company had closed their file.
Other major recoveries for:
- Victims of DUI accidents;
- Clients on motorcycles;
- Day care abuse and burns to child case;
- Passengers with very serious and permanent injuries involving bus and limousine collisions; and
- Amputation of leg cases.
The spectrum of cases involves clients with:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Surgeries (many of whom have permanent internal fixations – screws and plates);
- Prosthetic devices; and
- Permanent disfigurement/scarring to the face and other body parts.
- Thomas J. Ashenden attended the Trial Lawyers College (TLC) Florida Regional Seminar on “Discovering the Story” – Key Largo, FL
- As stated in TLC’s Mission Statement: “The Trial Lawyers College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless…”
- Thomas J. Ashenden recovered $360,000.00 from a truck company out of Eufaula, AL. Liability and damages were strongly contested by the insurance company. The truck company argued our client was illegally parked and as negligent or nearly as negligent as the tractor trailer truck driver.
- Thomas J. Ashenden participated in a workshop with 49 other trial lawyers from across the country in the American Association of Justice’s Ultimate Trial Advocacy College: Art of Persuasion – Harvard Law School. The workshop focused on refining trial skills, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments.
The parties which have been held accountable to Mr. Ashenden’s clients have included: truck companies, insurance companies, employers, negligent landlords, and medical providers.