A Georgia jury has awarded more than $5.6 million to a longshoreman for injuries he suffered in a collision in 2005 at the Port of Savannah. The jury’s award to the Plaintiff, Kirk Deweese, included medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering experienced by the Plaintiff. Deweese was driving a truck when a top lift backed into his vehicle, causing the truck to jackknife. He suffered injuries to his neck, back and hip that required nine surgeries and left him unable to work as a longshoreman. State law limits the maximum liability of the Georgia Ports Authority to $1 million. The Authority is considering whether to appeal.
Source: Insurance Journal
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