On June 18, 2019 a Hinds County County Court jury rendered a $30,000 Plaintiff’s verdict in Aaron Adams v. Shawn Collins.

The trial involved a car wreck at the intersection of Frontage Road and Adkins Blvd. in Jackson. Plaintiff contended Defendant made an improper left turn. Defendant countered that Plaintiff was speeding and tried to improperly pass on Defendant’s left.

The Plaintiff injured his elbow and incurred $6,000 in medical bills.

The trial lasted two days. The jury deliberated for an hour and returned a 6-0 verdict.

Rocky Wilkins and Paul Ott with Morgan & Morgan represented the Plaintiff.

Patrick Tatum with Upshaw Williams represented Defendant.

Judge Larita Cooper Stokes presided.

My Take:

People drive like idiots at the Jackson intersections on and around the Frontage Road. The fact that there are multiple turn lanes is just too much for many Jackson drivers, who can’t stay in their lane.

Every time you turn, you have to size up the driver in the next lane and make a judgment call about how stupid they look. People driving cars with dents in every quarter panel are not going to stay in their lane. Same for people driving with one hand and holding their cell phone in the other hand. Be ready with the horn because they are coming your way.

Maybe next week I’ll discuss idiot drivers in roundabouts.