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Bethany Schneider (from left) with plaintiff Christine Montague and colleague Steven Newton. (Courtesy photo) Bethany Schneider (from left) with plaintiff Christine Montague and fellow attorney Steven Newton. (Courtesy photo)

A Fulton County jury on Wednesday awarded more than $1 million to a woman rear-ended in Sandy Springs when another vehicle unexpectedly stopped in front of her.

Attorneys for the plaintiff, who suffered neck injuries requiring surgery, said the defense ignored an offer to settle the case for $200,000 last year. They will seek attorney fees under Georgia’s offer of judgment statute, which allows a party whose offer to settle was rejected and who later prevails by 25% or more than was demanded to seek fees from the time of the spurned offer.

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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