Jefferson County car wreck trial ends in $32k verdict

David Yates Mar. 31, 2009, 8:38am

After more than two years of litigation, David Marley has collected a $32,700 verdict against Marilyn Brandom for an automobile collision she negligently caused in 2005.

The trial of Marley vs. Brandom began March 23 in Judge Milton Shuffield's 136th Judicial Court and officially concluded Thursday, March 26.

Marley filed suit against Brandom in January 2007, alleging she failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and struck his vehicle.

According to the suit, the incident occurred on March 9, 2005, at the intersection of Magnolia and Earl Street in Port Neches.

"Brandom was stopped on Earl Street at the stop sign � but failed to yield the right-of-way to Marley, disregarding the stop sign, and striking him," the suit states. "As a result of the collision, plaintiff sustained injuries to his neck, chest, back and body in general."

Jurors awarded Marley $18,700 for his medical expenses, $10,000 in impairment damages and $4,000 for physical pain he sustained in the past.

Marley was represented by attorney Trent Devenzio of the Waldman Smallwood law firm.

Brandom was represented by attorney F. Gordon.

Case No. D178-585

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