Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2010
Practice Area:Wrongful Death
Outcome:Settled for Maximum Policy Limits
Description:On April 18, 2010, Ms. Johnson was a passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by the Insured, Ms. Newsome. At approximately 2:30 a.m., while travelling on Barrett Parkway in Cobb County, Georgia, Ms. Newsome lost control of the Chevrolet Trailblazer that she was operating and caused the vehicle to leave the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle collided with a concrete sewer access point which caused the vehicle to flip violently. The vehicle continued to roll until hitting a tree and coming to rest on its side. As a consequence of this incident, Ms. Johnson was killed. Ms. Newsome was charged with: homicide by vehicle in the first degree; driving under the influence; and, failure to maintain lane.