$9.9 million verdict against Mazda for fatal crash

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A jury in Bessemer on Oct. 20, 2014 returned $9.9 million in verdicts against Mazda Motor Corporation for a crash on Ross Bridge Parkway in 2010 that killed one woman and severely burned another. Jurors in the trial before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Eugene Verin awarded $6 million in favor of Sydney McLemore and a $3.9 million verdict for John and Barbara Hurst. McLemore was burned over 15 percent of her body when the 2008 Mazda 3 sedan she was driving was involved in a crash and caught fire, according to the press release.

The verdict in Alabama highlights that Tennessee and Nashville product liability personal injury attorneys, and their clients, are unfairly and unjustly “capped” in the recovery of damages to $750,000 for non-economic damages (principally pain and suffering) and $500,000 for punitive damages pursuant to the TN GOP’s power grab (and terribly misnamed) “Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011.”

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