Posted on Feb 17, 2006
Jury awards $3.5M to 2003 car accident victim
A Gadsden County jury has awarded more than $3.5 million to a Georgia woman who survived being hit by a car in the median of Interstate 10 in 2003.
The jury deliberated more than an hour Tuesday evening before returning the verdict against Marianna Toyota, Inc. Jorge Garcia, president and general manager of the dealership, was driving the car that struck Shanequa Mimms on Dec. 20, 2003.
Mimms, a 27-year old emergency dispatcher, said she still is in pain from the crash and can't take part in many of the physical activities she used to. Her attorneys, Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump of Tallahassee, said she suffered catastrophic injuries and was lucky to have survived.
"We argued to the judge that miracles like this are wonderful, but they do come with a price," Crump said.