Byline: Cosby Woodruff
Apr. 21--Wal-Mart will pay a $4 million judgment to Carolyn Thorne in a lawsuit stemming from a tire failure three years go that caused a wreck and left the local woman paralyzed from her injuries.
A Montgomery County jury awarded Thorne the damages late Thursday.
Thorne was paralyzed in a one-vehicle accident on April 24, 2004, when the tread on the left rear tire of her Ford Expedition separated, causing the SUV to flip into the median on I-85.
The jury awarded Thorne $2 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages after Wal-Mart failed to settle the case, according to Greg Allen, who helped …