10 Sep Holloway and Meadows v. Town of Woodland, Alabama
TROUP COUNTY, GEORGIA JUDGEMENT OF $3,990,000
At the conclusion of a four day trial. At trial, partners Larry Morris and Randy Haynes represented two senior citizens from Randolph County, Alabama who were injured in a one-vehicle van accident in LaGrange, GA during November 2009. On the way back from a Woodland Senior Center trip to Callaway Gardens, the van’s driver missed a curve on Hwy 27 just outside of LaGrange, GA, causing the van to run off the road and down a steep embankment. As a result, Mrs. Holloway became a quadriplegic. Ultimately, she died as a result of the injuries she suffered in the accident. Mrs. Meadows’ injuries were less severe but included a right tibial fracture that ultimately required surgery on her knee. The lawsuit was brought against the Town of Woodland and the driver, Billie Vernon Edmondson. The case was tried in November 2010. Although the Defendants argued that the Georgia Department of Transportation was responsible for the accident due to the dangerous curve in the roadway, the jury returned a verdict of $2,400,000 to the Estate of Jeanette Holloway for her injuries and suffering from the date of the accident until the date of her death one month before trial. The jury also awarded $1,250,000 in wrongful death damages to Jeanette Holloway’s surviving child. Connie Meadows was awarded $340,000. The case was originally filed by attorney Emily Nelson, who is a member of the Georgia State Bar, and was tried pursuant to Georgia law.