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$11.5 Million

Bilbrey v. United States of America
(2010)

Judge Clay D. Land ordered the United States of America to pay Mary Bilbrey and her profoundly injured son, Anthony Bilbrey, more than $11.5 million after a United States Postal Service (USPS) employee was found negligent in the operation of his mail delivery truck. Steve Lowry, of Harris Lowry Manton LLP, served as lead counsel for Mary and Anthony.

On December 22, 2006, after an early morning of Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart and a breakfast stop at Hardees, Mary Bilbrey – who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time – and her fiancé, Jason Murray, were driving to their Monroe, Georgia home.

Traveling south on Highway 11 Murray and Bilbrey both testified that the USPS employee suddenly pulled into their lane from his position off the right-hand side of the road. A commercially licensed, experienced driver, Murray swerved to avoid colliding with the USPS truck yet ultimately lost control of his vehicle. The car ran off the road into a fence where a wooden fence rail impaled the vehicle, forcefully striking Mary’s pregnant abdomen. She went into premature labor suffered serious injury and the impact severely brain-damaged her son.

The United States denied that the postal driver was responsible for causing the wreck. Steve Lowry explained, “Even though there were no independent eye witnesses to the wreck, we were able to prove that the postal driver was at fault through an extensive investigation that focused on recreating the wreck using forensic evidence to show the postal driver was at fault. The substantial recovery will allow for Anthony to receive the best available medical care going forward.”

HLM worked tirelessly to see justice done in this very tragic case.

$4,950,000

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$6.1 Million

Wrongful Death Heavy Truck Accident

$3 Million

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$2 Million

Tractor trailer wreck resulting in serious injuries

SETTLEMENTS

$21,000,000
Burn fatalities - commercial vehicle fire

$6,100,000
Wrongful death - heavy truck accident

$4,950,000
Wrongful death - tractor trailer wreck

$4,600,000  
Loss of use of arm - farm tractor accident

$3,000,000
Wrongful death - trucking accident

$2,500,000+
Wrongful death - commercial/military vehicle wreck

$2,500,000
Burn injuries - commercial vehicle accident

$2,300,000
Wrongful death - defective farm equipment

$2,050,000
Back injury – trucking accident

$2,000,000
Serious injuries – trucking accident

$1,925,000
Fractured tibia – trucking accident

$1,800,000
Serious injury – trucking accident

$1,500,000
Serious injury - trucking accident

$1,500,000
Serious injury - commercial trucking

$1,500,000
Serious injury - trucking accident

$1,500,000
Serious injury - commercial trucking

$1,125,000
Wrongful death - trucking accident

$1,100,000
Rib and wrist fractures - trucking accident

$1,050,000
Brain injury - trucking accident

$1,000,000
Leg injuries - trucking accident

$1,000,000
Back injury - trucking accident

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