In an accident involving the defendant line truck driver, Mr. Tourere, the plaintiff, suffered a fractured pelvis and crushed right hip socket. His injuries left him disabled and unable to return to his physically demanding occupation as a pipe fitter and boiler maker.
During the trial, the defendants repeatedly attempted to blame Mr. Tourere for his own injuries. They argued Mr. Tourere ran a red light and caused the accident. However, the Pointe Coupee Parish jury was unconvinced. Following the personal injury trial, the jury found the defendant — not Mr. Tourere — 57% negligent for the accident. And, it awarded Mr. Tourere $4.2 million. The award included $1.8 million for medical and lost wage claims and $2.4 million for general damages.
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