On Friday, October 26, 2018, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously upheld a $3,000,000.00 jury verdict for a Eutaw, Alabama man who was seriously injured in an automobile accident while traveling through a road construction site in Greene County, Alabama. Mr. Kennedy was represented by Attorney John Stamps of The Black Belt Law Center and Attorneys Tom Perry and Hunter Compton of Manley Traeger Perry Stapp & Compton. Mr. Eduard Kennedy was driving on State Highway 43, when a motor grader, operated by employees of Tomlin Construction, that was parked suddenly pulled into his lane of travel. As a result of the negligence of Tomlin Construction and their employees, Mr. Kennedy suffered severe life changing injuries. Mr. Kennedy is satisfied with the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision and is hopeful that it will prevent in the future the type of road construction negligence that injured him. One of Mr. Kennedy’s attorneys, John Stamps, also expressed his satisfaction with the Alabama Supreme Court’s favorable decision. He said, “We are happy Mr. Kennedy was able to obtain justice in this matter and we will continue to fight the good fight for all of our clients and the people of the Black Belt of Alabama.”
Over the four-day trial, Circuit Judge Eddie Hardaway “did an excellent job of requiring the defendants to adhere to the evidence and the rule of the road laws” according to Attorney Hunter Compton. “The defendants tried to control and manipulate evidence to make it appear the accident was caused by Mr. Kennedy, but I am glad the Alabama Supreme Court agreed with Judge Hardaway and saw through that smoke screen to get to the truth”, stated Attorney Tom Perry.