Verdict: $250,000: Bus Accident Requiring Shoulder Surgery
Plaintiff, a pharmacist at a local hospital, was injured when a MARTA bus on which he was a passenger slid out of control and struck a curb while on an icy street. MARTA denied liability at trial but the jury disagreed once they learned that MARTA had re-routed the bus to a different route because of the unusual snow and ice storm in Atlanta. Unfortunately, MARTA re-routed the bus to a hilly street that was covered with several inches of ice and posed a much greater risk than the original flat route. Plaintiff was forced to undergo surgery and was unable to work for a significant period of time following his injury.