Mississippi’s Starkville Daily News reports the county’s largest verdict of its kind since 1992 has been awarded to a woman for her injuries in a 2004 accident.
The jury awarded a woman $566,800 in damages in her lawsuit against Star Transportation Inc. and Loraine Clark, driver of the truck.
The lawsuit stated the plaintiff was a passenger in a car that was stopped at an intersection, preparing to turn onto the highway, when Clark drove the truck at a high rate of speed through the intersection without stopping.
The car and the truck collided twice – once on initial impact and once when the car went into a counter-clockwise spin. The truck driver failed to recognize the intersection was a four-way stop.
The plaintiff suffered multiple injuries and was diagnosed in 2007 with chronic regional pain syndrome.