Cambell v. Webster Parish Police Jury

Summary

Cambell v. Webster Parish Police Jury, 828 So.2d 170 (2nd Circuit) , LA ,   2002,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

26th Judicial District (Webster)

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

Lumbar injuries, cervical injuries, mental anguish, witnessing injuries to mother, witnessing injuries to a parent; Cervical and lumbar strain; lumbar osteoarthritis; lumbrosacral radiculopathy; neck pain; back pain; personality disorder

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

n/a

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$80,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$15,000

Other Damages :

$11,101

Total :

$106,101

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, a mother, was injured in a car that lost control on loose gravel placed on the road by the police that caused significant injuries, including cervical and lumbar strain, lumbar osteoarthritis, neck pain, back paid, and lumbrosacral radiculopathy. During the accident, plaintiff's daughter, a college student, was following her mother and witnessed the accident.

Award Reason :

The court found the plaintiff was negligent but still awarded $75,000 in general damages to the mother, $5,000 in general damages to the daughter; $11,101.35 in special damages to the mother; and $15,000 in loss of consortium to the mother’s husband.