I recently learned of a jury verdict in Smith County in April. The case was McFarland v. Guy. It was an admitted liability case where an empty chicken waste hauler rear-ended an elderly lady. Plaintiff had $43,000 in medical bills and property damage to her vehicle. At the conclusion of trial the jury awarded the Plaintiff $100,000.00. That is a modest verdict for a case with $43,000 in specials and has to be considered a defense win. That is particularly true since Plaintiff’s counsel was Gene Tullos of Raleigh. Tullos is known for obtaining large plaintiff verdicts in Smith County.
Defense counsel were Heath Douglas of Greenville and Mark Tullos of Raleigh.