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Public liability: Tree verdict sends $12 million message. www.Savannahnow.com

Public liability: Tree verdict sends $12 million message

Posted: August 23, 2013 - 11:17pm | Updated: August 24, 2013 - 12:17am

THURSDAY’S EYEPOPPING verdict against the city of Savannah, which was ordered to pay $12 million to a woman seriously hurt by a falling tree limb three years ago, proves one thing:

You can’t predict what a jury will do once a case goes to trial.

It also should prompt this question for Mayor Edna Jackson and City Council:

Should the city start carrying liability insurance to protect itself from such events in the future?

Victim of neglected tree Case to Council

Savannah Woman Who Loses Limb When Tree Falls Makes Case to Council
Posted: Nov 17, 2011 6:12 PM EST

By Alice Massimi

It's a story we've been following since the accident first happened in July of 2010.

Shanta Greene was riding home from work when a massive limb fell on the truck, pinning her in the vehicle. Among her serious injuries, Shanta's leg had to be amputated. She lost her job and was forced to deal with mounting medical costs.

But as News Three's Alice Massimi explains -- her lawyer's effort to explain her case to council today didn't go as planned.

WSAV Woman Who Lost Leg When Tree Fell on Car

Lawsuit Filed by Woman Who Lost Leg When Tree Fell on Car
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 11:35 PM EDT

By Tuquyen Mach

A woman who lost her leg in a serious accident is now suing the City of Savannah.

News 3 has followed Shanta Greene's story since July 2010, when a tree limb fell on her car as it moved down Bee Road. That limb crushed her leg.

Greene has since gotten a prosthetic limb and gone through dozens of hours of rehabilitation, racking up more than three quarters of a million dollars in medical bills.

WSAV Lawsuit Filed by Woman Who Lost Leg When Tree Fell on Car

Lawsuit Filed by Woman Who Lost Leg When Tree Fell on Car
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 11:35 PM EDT

By Tuquyen Mach

A woman who lost her leg in a serious accident is now suing the City of Savannah.

News 3 has followed Shanta Greene's story since July 2010, when a tree limb fell on her car as it moved down Bee Road. That limb crushed her leg.

Greene has since gotten a prosthetic limb and gone through dozens of hours of rehabilitation, racking up more than three quarters of a million dollars in medical bills.

Ga. woman hit by tree limb awarded $12 million ~ 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.

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