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We represented a lady who went to a car dealership and walked up to a car, which was parked on some grass next to the dealership, and which was adjacent to the main highway in front of the dealership.  The vehicle was for sale, with a window sticker and a pole in the ground with a balloon attached.  After walking to the front of the vehicle, she walked around the side and then stepped backwards two steps to get a better overall view of the vehicle.  One of her legs dropped into a hole that was about three feet deep and a foot and half wide!  This resulted in her buttocks slamming into the ground and her back going backwards, whipping her neck, until her head struck the ground.  Her injuries included a double lumbar fusion and a double cervical fusion, as well as a lifelong need for pain management.

The car dealership claimed that the city owned the grass area so it was not their responsibility.  Georgia law concerns the obligations of the owner or occupier of property, with occupier meaning the right to occupy it, such as the lease of property.  Thus, parking a vehicle on someone else’s property does not make you the occupier and may not create liability under Georgia law.  We ran a title search on the dealership’s property and on all of the surrounding properties and then hired a survey team to survey those properties.  We were able to prove that the hole was actually on the dealership’s property, making them liable for same.  This resulted in a substantial confidential settlement.

Automobiles/tractor trailer collisions. We represented an elderly female passenger and her adult son driver of the vehicle involved in a T-bone collision at an intersection where a commercial truck pulled out in front of our driver. The driver then left the state and we had to track him down in Texas, and serve him with a lawsuit there, before the expiration of two-year statute of limitations, or time frame in which a lawsuit must be timely filed and served upon the Defendant. We flew to Texas and deposed the driver of the commercial vehicle, resulting in a significant recovery for both of our clients.

Our firm has handled a number of “wave-through cases”; in which there is a line of traffic backed up at an intersection or for other reasons but an adjacent lane of traffic is open. A car will be waived through a gap in that line of traffic and then is driven in front of a person driving in the open adjacent lane, resulting in a significant collision. One of our clients had four years of surgery and intense rehabilitation, with lifelong injuries thereafter. We helped them obtain medical treatment and got them through the loss of their job, eventually resulting in a significant recovery against the other driver and their employer.

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  • "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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