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Ga. woman wins $5M settlement after paratransit accident

Posted on October 31, 2016

Brian Turner
Brian Turner

ATLANTA — Jurors awarded $5M to a Georgia woman who lost her left arm and is now unable to use her right leg after a fall on a paratransit van, CVN reports.

Jurors spent about seven hours in deliberations before concluding non-emergency transportation company Logisticare LLC was partially at fault for the 2012 Adele, Ga. accident, which occurred when the woman, a left-leg amputee traveling to a dialysis appointment, fell from her wheelchair as the van struck a pothole. She was not safety belted and suffered crush fractures to her left arm and right leg, ultimately requiring her arm to be amputated and rendering her right leg useless. For the full story, click here.

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