Jury awards Calhoun County Sheriff's deputy damages from car wreck

May 3, 2012 at 12:03 a.m.

A Calhoun County Sheriff's Office deputy was awarded damages by a jury on Wednesday for injuries suffered in a 2009 car wreck.

Plaintiff Tammy Golmon filed a lawsuit against Victoria resident Mary Wenske in district court in December 2010, claiming negligence.

After a two-day trial before District Judge Patrick Kelly, jurors awarded Golmon $555.16 for medical expenses.

According to the evidence, the plaintiff was en route to a training class for her job and was struck from the rear while stopped at a red light. The impact from the crash caused her body to lurch forward against the steering wheel, according to the lawsuit.

As a result, Golmon suffered injuries to her chest and lungs.

The plaintiff's treating physician diagnosed her with pneumothorax, a collapsed lung, and performed emergency surgery, according to the lawsuit.

After the surgery, Golmon was hospitalized for several days and was forced to miss work for an extended period.

Golmon, who was represented by attorney Chris Cagle, sued for physical pain and mental anguish, lost wages, physical impairment and past and future medical care.

Wenske was represented by attorney Bruce Feichtinger.



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