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Courthouse News Service. Woman Blames City for Loss of Her Leg

Woman Blames City for Loss of Her Leg
By IULIA FILIP

SAVANNAH, Ga. (CN) - Savannah, so proud of its giant live oaks it's called the Forest City, faces a lawsuit from a woman who says she lost a leg when a giant oak branch fell on her.

Shanta Green claims in Chatham County Court that she lost her leg because Savannah failed to maintain its trees.

Her attorney, Howard Spiva, told the Savannah Morning News that reductions in the city's park and tree staff have been so severe that the city is not able to monitor and maintain its trees.

Ga. woman hit by tree limb awarded $12 million

Ga. woman hit by tree limb awarded $12 million

The Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. —
Updated: 8:58 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 | Posted: 8:58 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

A state court awarded a woman $12 million from the City of Savannah Thursday for injuries she suffered when a tree limb fell on her.

A Chatham County State Court jury said that the city should pay 31-year-old Shanta Greene for injuries she suffered in July 2010 when a tree limb fell on the truck she was riding in.

City out on a limb. By Tom Barton @ Savannah Morning news

By Tom Barton
Posted: August 24, 2013 - 10:12pm | Updated: August 25, 2013 - 12:53am

We’re sorry. But it wasn’t our fault. It was an act of God.

Now go away.

And don’t come back.

Historically, that has been the city of Savannah’s pat response when a limb from a city-owned tree fell and bashed your parked car. Or worse, like Shanta Greene, crushed your right leg and part of your pelvis, putting you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life.

THE TRUTH. The City of Savannah needs to honor its word.

The true Story.

Looking at our City parks and squares and then riding on streets like Bee Road makes it is clear that the City has 2 standards for the care of our City's trees..

One standard for the Historic district where 12 million tourist visits per year and billions of dollars of revenues are generated.

A second standard is for areas such as Bee Road.

Don't the Citizens on Bee Road and White Bluff Road and other areas of town deserve the same safe conditions as tourist receive?

The Associated Press. Ga. woman hit by tree limb awarded $12 million

The Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. —

A state court awarded a woman $12 million from the City of Savannah Thursday for injuries she suffered when a tree limb fell on her.

A Chatham County State Court jury said that the city should pay 31-year-old Shanta Greene for injuries she suffered in July 2010 when a tree limb fell on the truck she was riding in.

When the limb fell, it impaled Greene as she sat in the truck's passenger seat. The woman lost her right leg and pelvis and she also suffered a brain injury.

Woman impaled by tree branch wins $12 million from Savannah ... Macon, Athens..chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Savannah woman was awarded $12 million against the city of Savannah on Thursday for devastating injuries she suffered when a tree limb fell and impaled her in a truck.

The Chatham County State Court jury found in favor of Shanta Greene after day-long deliberations in the nine-day trial.

Attorney Howard Spiva told jurors his client “trusted the city to take care of our trees. ... If they had just done what they were supposed to do, they would have found it. … They didn’t check the tree.”

City of Savannah is out on a limb? Savannah Morning News

Thats funny I dont care who you are.