Adewale Odetunde

Adewale Odetunde

Attorney

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • United State District Court for Eastern District and Western Districts
  • Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2020
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2021
    (Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters Service)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • George Trial Lawyers Association
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Associations of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

Adewale Odetunde - Personal Injury, Truck Wreck and Car Accident Lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia

Adewale Odetunde was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended the University of Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Political Science. Wale was a part of the Ole Miss track team for four years and was the 2009 SEC Triple Jump Champion. Wale obtained his juris doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Wale moved to Dallas in 2013. Prior to working for Witherite Law Group, he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Martin Hoffman of the 68th Judicial District Court in Dallas County. During his internship, he drafted legal memorandum and attended hearings and trials in civil litigation cases. After his internship, he practiced personal injury and civil litigation at another local firm.

Wale joined Witherite Law Group in 2015. In 2021 he relocated to the firm's Atlanta office. He loves fighting to ensure his clients receive justice, many times litigating car and truck wreck cases on his client's behalf.

He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a Thomson Reuter Service.

He is a loving husband and father of two children. He enjoys playing basketball and spending time with friends.

Top Settlements and Verdicts

$874,733.19
Total Amount to Client
Intoxicated Driver Rear-Ends Couple in Hit-and-Run Case Resulting In Serious Injuries

Our client and his wife were driving on the highway when they were rear-ended by another driver traveling at a high rate of speed. The defendant driver fled the scene but was later arrested on hit-and-run and DWI charges. Our client and his wife suffered significant injuries. Our client had worked in sanitation for 19 years prior to the wreck. After the wreck, he was no longer able to do his job and could not work. He ultimately required neck surgery, and his physician has recommended him for low back surgery.

$511,456.19
Total Amount to Client
Box Truck Driver Using Phone Fails to See Car Slowing

Our client was traveling on South Garland Avenue in Garland, Texas. The defendant was driving a box truck in the scope of his employment. He was using his handheld device and failed to see the car ahead of him slowing down. The defendant changed lanes to avoid the slowing vehicle and collided with our client, flipping his truck. Unbeknownst to his employer, the defendant was driving on a suspended license at the time of the wreck. Our client suffered injuries to his lower back and neck and required multiple surgeries.

$400,021.06
Total Amount to Client
Truck Driver Runs Over Driver's Leg at Truck Stop

Our client, a truck driver, was at a truck stop, standing beside her vehicle when the defendant truck driver ran over her leg. The client was in the hospital for multiple weeks and had to undergo multiple skin grafts due to the injury to her leg. Our client had difficulty walking and working in the aftermath of the wreck.

$331,334.82
Total Amount to Client
Driver Makes Unsafe Lane Change into Concrete Barrier, Flipping Car

Our client was traveling on I-35 near Round Grove Road in Lewisville. The defendant made an unsafe lane change and struck a concrete barrier, causing her vehicle to flip and land in front of our client. Our client then lost control of his vehicle and struck the concrete barrier. Emergency responders transported our client to the hospital for immediate medical attention. Our client suffered fractures to both legs and was hospitalized for 38 days.

$255,518.42
Total Amount to Client
Driver Runs Red Light into Uber Driver

Our client was driving for Uber when another driver ran a red light and struck the front of his vehicle. Our client sustained neck and back injuries that required surgery. Due to his injuries and prolonged recovery, our client had difficulty working after the collision and was forced to work fewer hours, causing significant financial hardship.

$250,000.00
Total Amount to Client
Tractor Trailer Driver Fails to Steer Right To Avoid Other Vehicle

Our client was traveling in Marshall, Texas. He was driving to work early one morning on a two-lane road. As he was driving, he drifted into oncoming traffic. He returned his vehicle to the right side of the road. The defendant, a tractor trailer driver, steered left to avoid our client despite industry training standards that require drivers to steer right to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The defendant driver had never been trained by his employer to steer to the right in this situation. In fact, the defendant received no formal training from his employer.

$233,314.21
Total Amount to Client
Uninsured Driver T-Bones Vehicle

Our client was traveling on Westmoreland Road in Dallas when an uninsured driver ran a red light and T-boned his vehicle, which knocked him unconscious. He was transported to the hospital due to his neck and back injuries. He was involved in a subsequent wreck a week and a half later, which aggravated the injuries in his neck. Our client had to pursue an uninsured motorist claim.

$208,815.88
Total Amount to Client
Tractor Trailer Makes Unsafe Lane Change Sending Vehicle into Retaining Wall

Our client was traveling in Rowlett, Texas, when a tractor trailer made an unsafe lane change and struck our client’s car. The impact sent our client's car into a retaining wall and caused his vehicle to spin out. Our client suffered an aneurysm of the iliac artery, which required him to be transported to two hospitals and have surgery. Our client remained in the hospital for several days.

$187,409.26
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Leaves Lane Striking Vehicle

Our clients were traveling on 285 in DeKalb County, Georgia. The defendant, operating an 18-wheeler, left his lane and struck the side of their vehicle. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, and back, and he required a neck surgery.

$163,958.05
Total Amount to Client
Uber Driver Rear-Ended at Stoplight

Our client was driving on Ledbetter Drive in Dallas, Texas. He was driving for Uber at the time and was on his way to pick up a fare. The defendant rear-ended our client while stopped at a light. Our client suffered injuries to his shoulder and neck. Our client, who had previously struggled with shoulder injuries, underwent rotator cuff surgery but continued to deal with pain and required a total shoulder replacement.

$153,096.16
Total Amount to Client
Truck Makes Unsafe Lane Change Causing Accident

Our client was traveling on the IH-20 service road in Grand Prairie. The defendant, a truck driver, made an unsafe lane change and collided with our client. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, right shoulder, back, right knee, and head. Our client's physician recommended lower back surgery.

$152,936.48
Total Amount to Client
Box Truck Fails to Yield When Exiting Private Drive

Our client was traveling on Vista Ridge Drive in Gwinnett County, Georgia. The defendant was exiting a private drive and failed to yield the right of way to our client. Our client ran into the side of the defendant’s box truck and sustained knee injuries. Emergency responders transported our client to the hospital. She eventually underwent surgeries on both of her knees. After her surgeries, she continued to deal with knee pain, which required additional injections. Additionally, she sustained a neck injury that required surgery.

$148,580.46
Total Amount to Client
Speeding Driver Rear-Ends Vehicle

Our client was traveling on I-20 in Dallas. The defendant was speeding and rear-ended our client. Our client suffered injuries to his ankle, knees, and lower back. He underwent one knee surgery, and his doctor recommended surgical intervention for the second knee as well.

$125,723.40
Total Amount to Client
Intoxicated Driver Rear-Ends Couple in Hit-and-Run Case Resulting in Serious Injuries

Our client and his wife were driving on the highway when they were rear-ended by another driver traveling at a high rate of speed. The defendant driver fled the scene but was later arrested on hit-and-run and DWI charges. Our client and his wife suffered significant injuries. The wife previously worked as a hair stylist, but her back and neck injuries made it difficult to lift her arms, forcing her to change employment.

$123,269.29
Total Amount to Client
Rear-Ended at a Red Light

Our client was traveling on Harry Hines in Dallas. While stopped for a red light, he was rear-ended by the defendant. Our client suffered injuries to his head neck, back, left shoulder, and left hip. Our client required shoulder surgery.

$122,423.66
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Runs Red Light, Flips Client's Vehicle

Our client was traveling on Main Street in Duncanville when the defendant ran a red light. The impact flipped our client's vehicle, and she had to be extricated by emergency responders. She had a history of knee injury and surgery, and the collision aggravated her injuries. Our client's doctors recommended she have several low back surgeries as well as bilateral knee replacements.

$119,249.00
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Swerves and Rear-Ends Car in Traffic

Our client was exiting I-35 when he slowed down for traffic. The defendant, driving an 18-wheeler, tried to swerve to avoid a collision but still rear-ended him. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, back, head, left arm, and left shoulder. Our client received several injections to his neck and back.

$108,840.47
Total Amount to Client
Rear-Ended Causing Multi-Car Accident

Our client was rear-ended by a car, and the impact pushed him into the vehicle in front of him. He suffered injuries to his neck and low back and required multiple injections for his pain.

$108,104.28
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Reverses into Pedestrian

Our client was walking through her apartment complex when a vehicle reversed gear, slamming into her. Our client was knocked to the ground and suffered right hip injuries that required surgery.

$102,381.91
Total Amount to Client
Rent-A-Center Box Truck Illegally Parked in Parking Lot Makes U-Turn

Our client was struck by a Rent-A-Center box truck making a U-turn in a parking lot. The defendant was illegally parked and started to make the U-turn from a stopped position. The defendant blamed our client for speeding through the parking lot. Our client was a hairstylist, and she had difficulty working after the wreck. Her doctor recommended neck surgery. Later, she was involved in a subsequent wreck with significant property damage and injuries.

$77,000.00
Total Amount to Client
Second Car in a Four-Car Wreck

Our client was the second vehicle in a four car wreck. She required a shoulder surgery and was recommended a full shoulder arthroplasty. The defendant hired a biomechanical expert and a doctor to give the opinion that client's shoulder injury could not have been caused by the wreck. Insurance company paid $25,000 over the policy limits without having to go to trial.

$58,378.68
Total Amount to Client
18-Wheeler Clips Vehicle Sending it into Dump Truck

Our client was traveling on I-20 near the I-635 junction when she was clipped by an 18-wheeler. The collision caused her vehicle to spin, and she struck another dump truck before striking the 18-wheeler a second time. The defendant driver claimed that he never changed lanes prior to the collision and disputed making contact with our client. The defendants hired an expert to reconstruct the motor vehicle collision and state that our client struck the dump truck prior to striking the 18-wheeler. Our client required multiple injections to her neck, back, and knee as a result of her injuries.

$54,217.66
Total Amount to Client
Drunk Driver Veers Off Road Striking Car on Side of Road

Our client was on the SH-121 service road helping a friend whose car had broken down. As he was in his car, a drunk driver veered off the road and struck the back of his vehicle. The force of the crash caused injuries to his lower back. Our client received chiropractic treatment but had difficulty coaching and playing basketball after the wreck due to his back pain.

$52,502.29
Total Amount to Client
Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

Our client was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Unfortunately, witnesses at the scene incorrectly wrote down the license plate number of the vehicle, and police were unable to confirm the identity of the defendant driver. Months later, our client saw the defendant's vehicle again, allowing us to properly identify the defendant. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and back as a result of the collision, and he received multiple injections in his back due to the pain.

$50,711.97
Total Amount to Client
Vehicle Hits Car Stopped at Red Light While Turning Left

Our client was at a red light in Garland. The defendant driver made a left turn too fast and struck our client. The defendant driver went missing and the owner of the vehicle claimed that the defendant driver was a former roommate to whom he had sold the vehicle prior to the wreck. The owner still had possession of the vehicle at the time the lawsuit was filed. Our client sustained injuries to her neck, back, shoulders, hip, right knee, right ankle, right foot, right wrist, and right hand. Her injuries made it difficult for her to continue her business as a daycare owner.

$35,358.75
Total Amount to Client
Untrained 18-Wheeler Driver Changes Lanes Improperly

Our client was traveling in the right lane on Josey Lane in Farmers Branch. The defendant, driving an 18-wheeler, was traveling in the middle lane. Our client was struck when the 18-wheeler changed lanes improperly. The driver of the 18-wheeler had not received any training on the operation of a commercial motor vehicle. He was hired by his uncle, who was the owner of the company. The trucking company did not investigate the cause of the collision. Due to her injuries, our client was recommended a lower back surgery.

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