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Notable 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.

Also, cases in which an individual has significant future medical expenses, such as these, involve hiring life care planners who set out a detailed plan for the future medical care of the individual and the cost of same. It also involves having doctors approve the plans and then provide detailed testimony in support of those plans.

No matter how you were injured, you can count on our Savannah personal injury attorneys to fight for the best possible results.  From defective product cases to class action lawsuits, read summaries of notable cases we’ve handled below:

Catastrophic Injury Cases Settled

Owens & Mulherin are experienced in the handling of catastrophic injury cases. To learn more about some example cases, please click ‘Read More’ below.

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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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$4.2 million dollar class action settlement

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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Reviews From Our Clients
  • "I was pregnant and injured in an automobile accident. Mr. Owens, personally, came to the hospital. He told me he would handle everything, I just needed to get healthy for the baby and myself. Mr. Owens did everything he said he would. I highly recommend Owens and Mulherin. Everyone in their office is friendly and informative. You're not just another client with them, they genuinely care." - Lindsay Chadwick

  • "Highly recommend working with this group!! They are very friendly, understanding, caring people and very easy to talk to. They Gave us plenty of time to talk with them. Did not make us feel rushed and explained everything thoroughly. Made the experience the best possible and we had a positive outcome during a tragic time. Thank you to the attorneys and entire staff." - Cindy Shuman

  • "I found Mr. Owens to be very professional and extremely sympathetic towards my needs as a result of my injuries. His experience helped guide me through my case and we ultimately won in the end...settled out of court! Thanks for all your help!" - Diane Calahan

  • "Following an automobile accident I sought representation from Wil Owens. Throughout the process he and his staff were always very kind, informative, and diligent in protecting my rights and interests. I knew my case was minor comparatively speaking, however, they never minimized the importance of my situation or claim. I would highly recommend this local law firm!!Sincerely,Christi (Fry) Vinyard" - Christi Fry

  • "This was my first time having to get an attorney and my experience was great. They make sure you fully understand everything that's going on and make sure the case is settled in your favor. I highly recommend this attorney office if you need one." - Dee James

  • "Absolutely 100% the best law firm around. I was completely blown away by the staff with all their generosity and helpfulness every step of the way. Wilbur Owens is hands down the best attorney I have ever met. He was caring, professional, and helpful in all aspects of my case, from the very begining with all my treatments to the very end with my settlement. He was highly recommend to me and I have heard nothing but great things about him and his firm. They truly are the best around and if ths need were to arise again in the future I will gladly come to the law firm of Owens and Mulherin. Wonderful people and they gave me my life back as well as piece of mind, and for that I am and always will be truly thankful." - Courtney Graves

  • "I had a good experience with Mr. Owens and Ms. Teresa. They were very professional and was on point. It was a long process but it was worth the wait. I would recommend anyone to this lawfirm." - Ashley Robertson

  • "My thanks to Mr. Owens and his crew. After getting injured at work , and not knowing what to do I found them thru a local web search. Everyone in the office was great, Will walked me thru my case and explained how it would go. After everything I would highly recommend this law firm. I can't say enough of Mr. Owens and his staff . Thank you for your help!" - Mark Kalla

  • "I worked with Mr. Ownens and his team for my most recent accident involving 2 uninsured motorists, and I am extremely pleased with the way my case was worked, as well as the outcome. I cannot say anything negative about the law firm whatsoever, but I can tell you that being hit by uninsured vehicles is a nightmare." - Nic Schuman

  • "Loved working with me. Mulherin. Didn’t make me feel rushed or pinned against a wall. He gave me the beat and worse case scenario. Went to bat for me when the insurance company thought they could get away with being cheap. Brooke was amazing to work with to. Always answered calls or emails in a timely manner." - Natasha Campbell

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Mr. Owens devotes his practice exclusively to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His primary focus is automobile/tractor-trailer accidents, dog bites, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, injuries from dangerous products, job injuries and nursing home abuse. Before joining forces with Mr. Mulherin to open Owens & Mulherin in 2001, Mr. Owens worked…

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Mr. Mulherin represents individuals in personal injury cases. His primary practice areas are automobile accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, medical malpractice claims and workplace injuries. Before forming Owens & Mulherin with Mr. Owens in 2001, Mr. Mulherin practiced at Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP, from 1984 - 2000, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.…

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