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Date: 04-20-2017

Case Style: Marvin Henderson v. WT Construction and Jay Bearden Construction

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Judge: Robert Krebs

Court: Circuit Court, Jackson County, Mississippi

Plaintiff's Attorney: Morgan Holder

Defendant's Attorney: Not Available

Description: Pascagoula, MS - Marvin Henderson, age 37, sued WT Construction and Jay Bearden Construction on negligence theories claiming that employees for the two companies created a dangerous condition on a road that they were working on without posting warning signs and, as a direct result, he sustained severe injuries to his left leg that necessitated the amputation of the leg below the knee. Henderson, a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper, was returning home on his motorcycle after visiting a gym when he hit a low ramp across a Pascagoula road road the night of the accident.

The defendants had created a ramp over a drainage system that they had created move water and sewage across Shortcut Road. There was no warning that the ramp was present.

Henderson hit the ramp and the resulting crash crushed his foot and lower leg. The injuries eventually necessitated the amputation of his leg after 25 surgeries.

The defendants claimed that Henderson was contributorially or comparatively at fault in causing the accident.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $1.25 million.Plaintiff's verdict for $3+ million with a finding that Henderson was 60% at fault with a resulting judgment in his favor of $1.2 million.

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