Woman receives $12k jury award for car wreck injuries

David Yates Apr. 11, 2012, 7:40am


After nearly three years of litigation, an automobile collision case ended with the plaintiff receiving more than $12,000 in damages.

On Aug. 13, 2009, Jami Davis filed suit against Jennifer Dean in Jefferson County District Court for injuries she received in a car wreck.

According to Davis' original petition, on Oct. 22, 2008, she was traveling westbound on Cardinal Drive when Dean allegedly lost control of her vehicle and rear-ended Davis.

The suit also alleged Dean negligently failed to keep a proper lookout.

A Jefferson County jury found that Davis had suffered damages, rendering their verdict on April 3.

According to the charge of the court, jurors were not asked to determine negligence but rather assign a dollar amount to Davis' damages.

Jurors awarded Davis $6,000 for her medical expenses, $3,000 for her mental anguish, $1,000 for her impairment and $2,300 for loss of earning capacity.

Giles Kibbe of Weller, Green, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont represents Davis.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, presided over the trial.


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