Verdict Lewis McLendon vs. Gina and William Clay


At the time of the accident, Lewis McClendon was fourteen years old and was a restrained passenger in a vehicle operated by Mr. Zacharia Fitch. They were traveling east on Valley Hill Road in Henry County, Georgia. Mr. Clay was in the process of turning left onto North Davis Road from Valley Hill Road when he suddenly and without warning turned in front of Mr. Fitch, causing a head-on collision. Lewis McClendon suffered sever personal injuries and damages as a result of the accident.

As a result of the incident, Lewis was taken by the ambulance to the Henry Medical Center. He was diagnosed with right femur fracture and left scapular body fracture, and was transported to Eagleston Children’s Hospital where a closed reduction and intramedullary nailing of the right femur was performed. Lewis was discharged in a wheel chair and had to be in a knee immobilizer for several weeks. He received physical therapy for several months at Healthsouth for his right femur and left scapular fracture.

The case settled prior to filing a lawsuit for policy limits in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).