After 20 Minutes of Deliberation, Jury Finds for Defendant
Following a 2 day trial, attorney Ben Harbin obtained a defense verdict in Henry County. The case involved an admitted fault rear end accident. The plaintiff presented medical bills totaling $15,000 and argued the accident caused a meniscus tear. Plaintiff admitted having a prior history of knee pain but related the meniscus tear directly to the accident. A post accident MRI showed a meniscus tear. Defense argued that the meniscus tear was a degenerative tear rather than an acute tear. After 20 minutes of deliberation the Jury asked if they could award the defendant attorney’s fees and defense costs.