Cash settlement at mediation. Plaintiff’s husband was traveling in South Georgia on an interstate highway during a rainstorm en route to visit family in North Carolina. His vehicle suddenly struck a large accumulation of water on the road, causing the vehicle to spin out of control, across the center median and headon into an 18-wheel tractor-trailer traveling in the opposite direction. Plaintiff’s husband was killed. Plaintiff alleged faulty design and maintenance of the roadway, claims which were supported by prior incidents at the same location.
$875,000 - Stamper v. Georgia DOT, Mcintosh County, Georgia