Gathings Law attorney wins $600,000 verdict for car accident victim

Birmingham personal injury lawyer William Lattimore wins $617,000 verdict for clients injured in car accident

William Lattimore, an attorney with the Birmingham law firm of Gathings Law, secured a $617,000 verdict on behalf of a Blount County client seriously injured in a 2009 car wreck. Felicia Ann Smith of Springville was seriously injured when a car driven by Nicholas Shoebridge of Gadsden crossed the center line and collided with Smith’s car. Smith’s injuries included a left arm that was fractured in seven places and a broken foot. Smith and her husband Joseph, who was also involved in the car accident, were left with $160,000 in medical bills after the crash. Treating the injuries included undergoing three surgeries and countless hours of therapy and rehabilitation. The couple also lost their car and lost income while recovering from the crash.

Lattimore argued the case, Felicia Ann Smith et al vs. Nicholas Ryan Shoebridge, before Blount County Circuit Court Judge Steven D. King on Monday, August 5. During the trial, Lattimore argued that Shoebridge’s negligence caused Smith’s injuries. Judge King agreed and awarded $617,235.21 in damages to Mrs. Smith. Of that total the judge designated $167,235.21 for medical bills already incurred, $150,000 for future medical bills and the remaining $300,000 for pain and suffering and mental anguish. This was Will Lattimore’s first trial since being admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama.

About William Lattimore

William Lattimore joined Gathings Law in 2012 after serving as the law clerk for Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Nicole Gordon Still. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 2011. He did his undergraduate work at Winthrop University in his native South Carolina. He is admitted to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Lattimore handles cases ranging from personal injury lawsuits, to environmental lawsuits and complex business litigation.About Gathings LawGathings Law was founded byLloyd W. Gathings, a veteran and accomplished Birmingham trial lawyer, who started the firm based on the principle that everyone deserves equal treatment in a courtroom. Attorneys around the country recognize the expertise of Gathings Law in a range of areas including personal injury, products liability and environmental law. Since its founding, Gathings Law has received numerous multi-million dollar judgments and settlements for its clients.