Recent Cases

At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on taking every step necessary to help our clients get maximum compensation. Each case starts with us listening to your story—from your recollection of how your injury happened to the ways your day-to-day life has changed after your accident. Then we get to work by investigating the cause of your injuries, requesting medical records, and negotiating with the insurance company to ensure you get the money you deserve.

No matter how you were injured, you can count on our Savannah personal injury attorneys to fight for the best possible results.

An Extra Step: Medical Illustrations

If an insurance company or big corporation chooses not to play fair, we won’t hesitate to take them to court. At this stage of an injury claim, we know the stakes are high. That’s why our firm often goes to the extra expense of hiring a medical illustrator to create illustrations of our clients’ injuries.

Accompanied by x-rays and other diagnostic tests, these colorful pieces of evidence help jurors and insurance adjusters understand the extent of the injuries our clients are facing after an accident.

View some of the medical illustrations we’ve used below, drawn by Elizabeth Shick at Medical Visions, Inc.

Please tap on any image to enlarge it.

All images below are copyrighted by Medical Visions, Inc., and cannot be used for other purposes without permission.

Notable Cases

From defective product cases to class action lawsuits, read summaries of notable cases we’ve handled below.

Paraplegic cases settled

Owens & Mulherin recently settled two cases involving spinal cord injuries with resulting paraplegia.

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How Do You Pick Up Packages?

When you go to a grocery store or a big box retailer, like Wal-Mart, Sam’s, or Costco, and you see the plastic shrink wrapped packages of drinks, dog food, and other products, how do you pick up same? Most of the packages have a pair of holes in the sides of the packaging. The industry often refers to them as hand-holds. The drinks or cans of dog food or other products are placed into a cardboard box and then a sheet of plastic is wrapped around the package and shrink wrapped – heated to shrink around the packaging. This leaves the holes on the sides of the product. Typically, there is no warning that the product should be picked up by the bottom, where the cardboard is located, and not by the holes on the sides.

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The Chinese Manufacture Everything and You Cannot Sue Them!

As everyone knows, from watching the news and reading the paper, China is now America’s manufacturer. They make the majority of low tech products used in America, while America makes more of the higher technology products. However, even when America makes higher technology products, portions of those products are made in China. These components are usually then shipped to Taiwan or America for final assembly with other components.

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Deck Collapse / Railing Failure

Our firm has now handled two cases in which entire decks pulled away from houses, resulting in the deck falling sideways to the ground and severely injuring the occupants of the deck. In one case a large group of individuals were on a deck and were about to be served a low county boil, which was sitting over open flames, when the deck collapsed. This resulted in the boiling water and fire severely burning some of the individuals. We have also been involved in a number of cases in which the railing pulled away from the deck or otherwise broke.

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Two Novel Legal Theories Work!

A large paper mill in South Georgia was sold to a Mexican corporation. At the time of the sale, much of the paper mill’s equipment was fifty years old and did not contain modern safety features, such as electronic eyes, trip rods, barrier guards or gates, or other similar equipment which keeps employees’ hands and legs out of moving machinery. Shortly after the sale, both arms of a black male, from the elbows down, were crushed in a machine. His arms were saved but today they have almost no function. Despite extensive surgery to save the limbs, to build in cosmetic muscles, to treat the skin like third degree burns with skin grafts, and to release the tendons in the fingers to try to regain some movement, our client has almost no use of his arms and has no ability to sweat or feel sensation in his skin below the elbows.

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Is This Man a Supervisor?

Owens & Mulherin recently settled a class action lawsuit against the Chatham County School Board and the Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS) for 4.2 million dollars.

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Savannah Attorneys Handling Takata Airbag Recall Cases

When you purchase a car, you expect that the safety measures are up-to-date and functioning. If the worst occurs and you get into an accident, the airbags are supposed to provide an extra layer of protection for you and your passengers. However, 10 vehicle manufacturers have recently issued recalls on more than 7.8 million vehicles equipped with defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp.

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