Virginia: Car Accident – a Lawyer’s Jury

Virginia: Car Accident – a Lawyer’s Jury

On June 4, 2015, in Cosby v. Clein, No. 141096, the Virginia Supreme Court by Order reinstated and entered final judgment on a Spotsylvania jury verdict in a two-car crash lawsuit for personal injuries. Id. at 6. “Where an impartial jury properly instructed has determined the issue of damages in a personal injury case, the verdict should not be disturbed if it is supported by logical interpretation of the factual issues.” Id. at 5.

“We cannot say that the verdict [of $9,000.00] was based upon an unreasonable interpretation of the evidence, which was susceptible to different findings,” stated Cosby. “Under these circumstances, the trial court should not have set aside the first verdict.” Id. at 6.